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Idle speculation to be kept from the devil

As the saying goes in my country...

Imran Khan
Imran Khan Photo courtesy: Wikipedia

(UGANDA) - I came to know recently Imran Khan, a Pakistani opposition political figure courtesy of Hard Talk, BBC.

Again according to BBC, Khan has managed to attract tremendous support from ordinary Pakistanis by reading the current mood revolving round a sentiment described as “anti-Americanism.”

Question is; since Pakistan has been a field of international intrigue where different powerful forces play out their intricate deception ruthlessly, how long will it be before an attempt on his life is made?

After all, the region is no strange to political assassination such as the ones ranging from Mahatma Gandhi to Benazir Bhutto, not to speak of its unholy alliance with the United States from whom one can hone assassinations without giving away as to why and by whom the killings has been ordered.

As the saying goes in my country, however, let this idle speculation be unheard by the devil.

An Ethiopian Human Rights Defender exiled in Uganda

Kiflu Hussain is an attorney based in Uganda. He says his passion for writing came from reading, and that it’s inevitable that the more one reads, the more one develops the urge to write. Kiflu has published articles in Ethiopia on the English Reporter, then a weekly newspaper along with a few Amharic articles on the defunct Addis Zena. It was after he and his family found refuge in Uganda, that he began contributing writings to the local papers and various websites such as Daily Monitor, Uganda Record, The New Vision, Ethioquestnews, Garowe Online, WardheerNews etc.

The reason for this is clear. Ethiopia, despite being a seat of the African Union had never produced a regime that allows even the minimum space for dialogue that other people in Africa enjoy so naturally. So Kiflu's ending up as a refugee in Uganda is a blessing in disguise for it accorded him with the opportunity to write. He says at the same time he learned, unfortunately, that his refugee status would be what showed how deep the hypocrisy of the “international community” goes. We at are honored to carry this gentleman's work and we hope that in the process, western people may come to appreciate the struggle of refugees throughout the world.

You can write to Kiflu at this address: E-mail;

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Sean Flynn was a photojournalist in Vietnam, taken captive in 1970 in Cambodia and never seen again.