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· July, 2017

Stories about Politics from July, 2017

A Pop Star Who Sings About Social Justice Is Uganda’s Newest Legislator

Bobi Wine used to sing about policy issues. Now he has a chance to shape policy in parliament.

Philippine Senator Moves to Criminalize ‘Fake News’ — Could This Lead to Censorship?

"How does one distinguish between a false report based on an honest mistake and one maliciously spread through print, broadcasting and online?"

The Fraught Relationship Between Ethiopia's Capital City and Largest State

A bill seeks to redress historical injustices inflicted on the Oromo people since the establishment of the capital Addis Ababa inside their state. Does it go far enough? Too far?

Erdogan's Post-Evolutionary Turkey Floods School Classrooms, Threatens Universities

No more Darwin for schoolchildren, but that might not be the end of it.

Many Mozambicans Aren't on Board With a Minister's Idea of Using Old Buses as Classrooms

"I have nothing against recycling, but to suggest that the children of the poor be squeezed into the old buses from the companies’ trash..."

Iraqis Travel to Mosul to Celebrate Eid in a Show of Solidarity

The "Eid in Mosul" campaign was launched to visit those who had been trapped under Islamic State rule in Mosul.

Myanmar Military Cracks Down on Independent Media, Arrests Three Journalists

"It is absurd that security forces are using outdated laws to silence and punish journalists who have committed no crime," wrote the editor of The Irrawaddy.

The Brief Contentious Ministership of Trinidad & Tobago’s Marlene McDonald

"#ThingsLongerThanMarleneWuk the continued acceptance of sub-par governance from both parties"

Moroccan Prime Minister's Appeal for “Calm” After Clashes Reaps Criticism

Morocco's governing parties have yet to succeed in defusing tensions in the Rif as the political crisis continues to escalate.

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