Tuesday, January 29, 2008


RE. Nubian Kakwa Dance at sister Khadijas Wedding & the picture, on wedding dress are sister Khadija herself. in first group photos were, sister Fatuma,br. Muzamil, khadija and her husband. all Muslims Community back home, in bombo Uganda, & Humburg inEurope. Bravo. January. 29-2008. I Salute you all. Peace,Love,Unity. you are all members of Ugandan Muslims Association.

Monday, January 28, 2008

majid's Guestbook - A Bravenet.com Guestbook

majid's Guestbook - A Bravenet.com Guestbook


Uganda Muslims Association in BC is a registered NR 6849732 having its own Constitution under the Society Act of the Laws of Canada. It is a voluntary social organization of Ugandans Muslims residing in Vancouver, B.C., Western Canada. Some of the important aims and objectives of the Association, as spelt out in the constitution, are as under.

a) To promote social, educational, economic and cultural, religious as well welfare of Ugandans Muslims residing in Canada.

b) To promote, support and organize such activities to encourage the advancement and propagation of Ugandan culture and philosophy.

c) To promote and co-ordinate the activities of Ugandans’ communities both in Canada, back home in Uganda as well around the globe. With a view to advocating, safeguarding and protecting the interest and general welfare and betterment of Ugandans Canadians (immigrants, new arrivals residing in Canada).

d) To support orphans, disables, elderly, poor women, men back home and around the globe, and foster cultural, economic and social relationship among the people of Uganda between Canadians and Ugandans of all communities residing in Canada.

e) To establish Islamic institutions of learning, Masjids/Mosque, here in Canada and in Uganda as well around the globe, sports, recreation, health and any other similar activities in the interest of the association.

f) To co-ordinate and promote the activities of other Ugandan non Muslims community organizations.

g) To promote harmony and mutual understanding amongst various organizations in Canada, and around the world, united nations.

h) To make representations to the appropriate authorities to protect and safeguard the interest and well being of Ugandans Muslims in Canada.

i) The membership of the association is open to Ugandans Muslims residing in B.C., Vancouver, Western Canada and Canada at large. Extended back home in Uganda, as well around the globe who has attained the age of 18 years.

Ugandan Muslims Association in BC

UMAIBC Activities:

Need for a trainer Duluka Druming Dancing Singing

a) The Nubian Kakwa, Swahili language schools purpose is to teach, promote and preserve Ugandan culture to its members and any other interested pupils, and through cultural performances and presentations add to multi culturism in Canada.

b) The activities of the school so far have included teaching Islamic religion, communication in the Nubian Kakwa, Swahili language as well as teaching Duluka Drumming, singing and dancing traditional Nubian Kakway Duluka dance in Ugandan style.

c) While we are proficient in teaching the spoken and written language our ability in enhancing and advancing in the skills with respect to drumming and dancing have reached a plateau.

d) Our students are very keen and have tremendous potential that will be harnessed if we get a trainer to improve our skills in drumming and dancing duluka Nubian Kakwa dance.

e) We have identified such and we need support through funding to enable this individual to teach our students these skills.

Ugandan Muslims Association in BC

UMABC – Presidents Message

Passing on the Ugandan heritage, religions, partly, heritage defines what you are, your very essence. It not only relates to the place of your birth descent or upbringing, but also to the value you attach to your expectations, past experiences and influences. These phenomena act to shape and characterize the individual.

Join UMAIBC. Leads one to review, entrench and pass on the Uganda heritage and religion.

Majid MSF. Alemi Junior.
UMAIBC President email: contuct. mfalemi@telus.net Vancouver, Western Canada.

Mission Statement

UMAIBC stimulates and supports cultural, religious and development activities among Ugandan Communities and strives to represent its members before the people and the Government of British Columbia through democratic principals with almighty allah as our guide. our branch office in Arua. Director Co Ordinator. Mr. Jaffar Remo. P.o. Box. 619. Arua West Nile Uganda. in Kampala Branch Office. Contuct. Maimuna Mama Papa.Director. P.o. Box.26738, kampala. Uganda the Mayor Sebagala of Kampala will Assist Mobilised The Volunteers in Central Pronvince plus store/office Facilities. in Adjumani District. Contuct .Directors Florence Urri and Asunta Ojolu P.o.Box. 2, Adjumani District. east Madi. Uganda. Muzamil Ibrahim. The Director in Northern Province. Abdul razak Khamis Director For Western Province. Suleiman and Donne Ramadan Directors in eastern Province. they are all to report to me day to day activities. the headquarters are here in Vancouver, Western Canada. we request for donations worldwide, mostly muslims nations. Mr. Majid Alemi Junior and Family, in Vancouver, Western Canada. email : mfalemi@gmail.com and mfalemi@telus.net salam warahma. January. 28,2008.



Friday, January 25, 2008


The world assembly of muslim youth in the Makkah region has launched a large scale youth empowerment program with the suport of seven public and private agencies in order to develop the skills and capabilities of young men and women with an aim of making them useful citizens. extend the programs to muslims youth worldwide especialy in the western world in order to help our younger childrens for tommorrow to learn & keep up. follow the right path as well islamic values. { family, culture. trditions} ETC. the Environment they are in. http://www.arabnews.com/?page=1§ion=0&article=95201&d=20&m=4&y=2007 secondly, this in response to the MP for Ruhaama county. {Jenet} watch up your tangue, be respectful. my mum was once a first lady stayed in state house, miria also was in the state house. now you, tommorrow another first lady will stay there. if consider yourself religious. must how to be kind, not rude, Aminism you are reffering to with uggly words. maybe you did not see all of his childrens. only few of my brothers and sisters are there in uganda. our family is big, we areall over the globe. be careful when you mention my dads name. remember you came to vancouver some time back, me Amins son looked after your security.. another person are John Nagenda who writes ill of my dad. alot of articles writtened by the Anti Amin in the congress library, all false. now the all world know that most stoties written by Amins rivals are not true. I will continue in next Issue.



As Muslims, it is scknowledged that we should be either: Teachers Learners or Helpers! If we cannot be Teachers or Learners, then let us be Helpers! It is our responsibilty. As Canadians we do give donation to different causes and different organizations, We are known all over the world for our graciousness and help.

We need to support the founders who took the initiative to create various valuable resource for our children, it will be inspirational for good investors to participate in opening or supporting similar groups youth and children facility (ies)The more projects /services like this will ensure less kids on the streets.

As people we must terminate poverty. Children should not suffer in Canada or around the world. We need to invest in our children's future. We must prepare, and equip our children to be good , decent human beings who will in turn contribute to society, instead of only providing them with basic survival. We need to focus in early education of, both cultures, also deal with youth issues. This is our duty as community to provide.

This organizations they want to providing support to parents and encouragement to our children's and youth to help realize their dreams and reach their goals.

The purpose of these organizations and schools is to mould the minds of our future generation and ultimately produce educators, astronauts, athletes,....and so on and on..... of the future Ugandan Canadian next generation. This will help prevent poverty and ghettos in our children future. We must embrace these endeavours because of their importance. We have to acknowledge that our children will benefit from our efforts. We must also acknowledge that the circumstances surrounding the lives of our children is in total disarray with regard to our Muslim as well african culture which sometimes clashes with their country Canadian culture.

As Ugandan Muslim communities we need to introduce ourselves to other cultures in order for other culture to know what Islam means, rather than isolate ourselves and let the media portray us in ways that they want, (often in accurate) for the lack of information, knowledge and understanding and coursing confuse ions in this particular issue for both Muslim and non Muslim in our society.

Our Muslims youth are confused becuase of lack of direction to follow. They cannot choose between their Muslim faith and the liberties that the Canadian culture offers. Those who practice their Muslim faith, are teased and called names. Some of them have absolutely no identity and become "Nobodies".

In our community the people suffering the most are Fathers and Mothers with childrens. Many of them left their mother-land against their will due to civil wars. As they are recent immigrants and refugees, they are relieved to have left behind a culture of war for food , shelter and safety for themselves and for their children. The majority of them are still far to become fluent in the language of their newly adopted country, and , as the years pass by, the children no longer speak their birth language, and that causes a serious break-down of communication, dispelling and respect within the family.

As a result of this we are now faced with:

Our children dropping out of school
Our youth luck of their culture & tradition-family values.
Children with no goals and ambitions
Now this is one part of the reason this group found them self living in our society today ever further below the poverty line.

In terms of primary domestic roles: women find it extremely challenging to nurture and hold together their family, because of lack of family and economical support.

In terms of public roles: women in our communities are limited to take advantage of many opportunities other wise available to them, because in the ability of the lack of community support to provide useful services in language they can understand.

The community is obligated to find people in need and help them in any way they can especially to provide knowledge of available services for family in need including children and youth programs teaching of culture of family values and access to sport activities. Because of lack of fund it seems nothing they can do.

In terms of government funds, provincial or municipality's this organizations find it is so difficult to meet the criteria's and to be eillegible for funds.

It will be worth-whale to find out how to assisting this organization to get organization training. Our communities seem divided based on deep seeded differences based on tribe, and religions. Because of these differences are what made our countries collapse and here also hold us back to success.

We have to learn again to work together as our ancestors did based on fact that we are all equal human beings. We must choose our leaders based on knowledge and qualifications. These are the qualities in a leaders that can help us get to the path of peace and harmony.

Our problems as communities in this country change, and increases over time. A few years ago, parents had basic problems such as new immigrant issues. Today most of these parents have teenagers in their homes. Now they can find themselves dealing with new problems such as an unfamiliar school system, drugs, and more complex issues. As Canadians citizens, we need to support on eanother: Currently, world peace is of paramount importance all over the world. Therefore, spiritual education and culture empowerment for our future generation is imperative.

As Ugandan-African Muslims and citizen of Canada it is also our responsibility to be supportive for our country and to our community services, For example, we need to be "hands on" in every respect; to be involved in such activites like voting and expressing our beliefs in areas that affect the growth of our youth both socially and physically. This will ensure the rights of Canadian Muslims in protecting their valuable concerns.

We as Muslims have distinct beliefs that must be preserved while integrating with the Canadian society. These unique beliefs originate from the Quran. We advocate peace and compassion for all mankind.

"At the foundation of every act of kindness is a simple and compassionate connection between strangers who for a moment are not strangers anymore. Kindness had the capacity to return us to the very core of our humanity" (sic). Let us light up the community with kindness. Lets us all GIVE. Let's start charity at home for the sake of our children, regardless of color or race. We a not only asking or accepting, monetary assistance but volunteering knowledge and physical help as well, to start this project.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD: as Hilary Clinton said Earlier. Is a prject conerning all people of African heritage now living in the lower mainland of British Columbia. Our goal is: To provide and act as central resource for referrals, settlement services, interpreatation in the languages of the communities groups that involve.

Initiate and design programs and services which would meet the specific need of the children and youth through existing communities groups.

Provide awareness of cultural and religious understanding to our youth and to act as liaison between the Canadian and Muslim communities culture and to identify and meet the specific need of the number of growing youth and the children in our communities. Example Education, Knowledge of the system and the rights and expectation of the civil society. Leadership. Language issues, etc

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child: Hilary Clinton's words is designed to focus on issues concerning the next generation by giving support this existing organizations for issues concerning children and youth activities by providing and finding funds, for the activities facilities and Qualified professional workers.

Ugandan-Community in Vancouver Western Canada. We appeals to the Islamic & world Communities to Assist the Sufferring & needy in around the globe Especially, African Continents torn by way jones. Peace,Love Unity is our Motto. January. 26-2008.


Ugandan-Community African roots are long and strong. Our elders were heroes who survived in difficult situations and stood fast. They had a powerful culture full of discipline respect, love and dignity. We need to reclaim this.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008



SudanTribune article : Roots of Sudanese conflict are in the British colonial policies

SudanTribune article : Roots of Sudanese conflict are in the British colonial policies

BBC ON THIS DAY | 25 | 1971: Idi Amin ousts Uganda president

BBC ON THIS DAY | 25 | 1971: Idi Amin ousts Uganda president


1971: Idi Amin ousts Uganda president
General Idi Amin has seized power from President Milton Obote, the man who led Uganda to independence in 1962.
The general led a military coup while the president was out of the country attending the Commonwealth conference in Singapore.

Ugandan troops have sealed off Entebbe airport and there are reports of tanks and soldiers on the streets of the capital, Kampala. The president's residence is said to have been surrounded and major road links have been blocked.

Dr Obote became the country's first prime minister in 1962 at the head of an uneasy coalition between his own Uganda People's Congress and the Kabaka Yekka or King's party representing the Baganda tribe from the largest and richest province of the country.

Sir Edward Mutesa, better known as "King Freddie", became president.

Four years later Obote ousted the king and revised the constitution to make himself president.

Boxing champion

General Amin, for seven years heavyweight boxing champion of Uganda, spent most of his army career as a sergeant, but once Dr Obote became president was rapidly promoted to chief of the armed forces.

A broadcast on Uganda radio accused the Obote government of corruption and said that ministers and senior civil servants owned cars, fleets of buses and even aeroplanes.

The broadcast said the army believed President Obote's policies would lead to bloodshed, accusing him of giving preferential treatment to the Lango region in the north of the country.

Cheering crowds were reported in the streets of Kampala after the radio broadcast.

The army has imposed a night-time curfew.

Dr Obote arrived at Nairobi airport in Kenya tonight and was taken immediately to a hotel where he is holding talks with the Kenyan vice president, Arap Moi and the attorney general and foreign minister.

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General Amin had been promoted to head of armed forces by President Obote

In Context
Reports from Uganda had indicated that revolution against Obote's regime was brewing. He survived an assassination attempt in 1969.
After the coup, he went into exile in Tanzania, from where he tried to organise his comeback.

In 1979, Amin was toppled by Ugandan rebels and Tanzanian troops. He fled the country in 1979 and spent his last years in exile in Saudi Arabia where he died in August 2003.

In 1980 Obote was re-elected president and established a multi-party democracy.

But the army remained unwilling to submit to his control and in 1985 he was deposed in a second military coup. He has since lived in Zambia.

Yoweri Museveni has been president of Uganda since 1986.

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