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UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

Hello, Brother. Majid Alemi Junior.

kadara kursum is suggesting the following article from http://www.arabnews.com:
Rows galore but the show must go on
Ian Burrell I The Independent

BRITAIN’S traditional media spent 2008 on the ramparts fighting the dual threats of economic meltdown and technological revolution, only to be undone by the enemy within. For the two most humiliating and damaging episodes of the year concerned such staples as an old-fashioned saucy Sunday tabloid expose and a radio phone stunt involving a much-loved veteran of television sitcom. And both backfired spectacularly.
Between them, these two incidents comprised a cast beyond the imagination of the most ambitious producer of a Whitehall farce. First, there was the international head of Formula One racing having his bare bottom spanked by a woman dressed in suspenders and a Luftwaffe jacket, barking orders at him in German. Then we had the BBC’s highest-paid presenter dancing around a radio studio like a naughty schoolboy, shouting obscenities about a young woman. And there was even Manuel, the Spanish waiter from Fawlty Towers, who happened to be the young lady’s grandfather.
Both episodes prompted much tittering. The News of the World decried Max Mosley’s S&M adventures as a “sick Nazi orgy with five hookers”, and as the paper pressed the back of its hand against its forehead in horror, it felt obliged to post on its website a video showing the naked racing boss getting a jolly good thrashing. The public lapped it up. In October, when Jonathan Ross’s japery with modern-day dandy Russell Brand on the latter’s Radio 2 show led to “Wossy” leaving a nasty message on the telephone of actor Andrew Sachs, the network’s head of compliance, Dave Barber, noted on a BBC document that the skit was “v funny.”
But no one is sniggering any more. Not now that Colin Myler, editor of Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper, has been humiliated by Mosley in the High Court, leaving the tabloids collectively bemoaning the death of “kiss-and-tell” stories and the entire press fearing that the sorry episode has brought in a privacy law “by the back door.” And not now that Lesley Douglas, controller of Britain’s most popular radio network, has quit ahead of an inquiry that showed she had signed off the Sachs prank. Brand also resigned and Ross was given a humbling three-month unpaid suspension from his £6m-a-year job, damaging the integrity of the BBC and leaving the broadcasting industry treading on eggshells.
These would have been dangerous own goals in the best of times, but 2008 has also been a year when the business model of traditional media has deteriorated at a terrifying rate, as the downturn in the global markets prompted a collapse in advertising revenues. Media businesses have been forced to restructure, ahead of what is expected to be a painful 2009. Redundancy programs were unveiled at Trinity Mirror, which has cut 1,200 jobs and axed 44 titles, Channel 4, which will reduce its workforce by 200, and at Independent News & Media, where 90 jobs are being lost.
The Daily Mail and General Trust announced the cutting of 400 jobs last month. Publishers Emap and Haymarket also undertook significant reductions in their headcounts. Further cuts are taking place at Telegraph Media Group and job losses are expected at the Financial Times. Some 500 posts are believed to be under threat at ITV’s regional news operations, according to the National Union of Journalists. Although regional newspaper groups were heartened by the BBC Trust’s decision last month to reject the corporation’s plans for a local video-based online service, the BBC said the decision would cost the jobs of 200 journalists.
But 2008 wasn’t bad news for everyone. Robert Peston took advantage of the banking crisis to turn himself into that rare thing: A business journalist who is recognized by the public. Previously criticized for lacking the diction and personality to be a good broadcaster, Peston was honored by the Royal Television Society in February for last year’s scoop on the collapse of Northern Rock and then bettered it in September with an exclusive on the Lloyd’s TSB takeover of HBOS.
Andrew Gilligan, the former Radio 4 Today program correspondent, who was pilloried for having triggered the events that led to the disastrous Hutton Inquiry that destabilized the BBC in 2004, found himself named Reporter of the Year for his investigations for the London Evening Standard into the office of the London Mayor, Ken Livingstone. Though Gilligan claims his reporting did not determine the election result in May, it can only have helped his fellow journalist (and friend) Boris Johnson to win office. Livingstone, meanwhile, rejoined the media himself, taking a presenting role on London radio station LBC.
The year had begun with another remarkable media comeback, as Sir Trevor McDonald brought back the bongs, presenting a revived News at Ten alongside Julie Etchingham. The move was not a ratings winner. Fellow newscaster Natasha Kaplinsky left the BBC to become the face of Five News in February, leaving shortly afterwards to have a baby and prompting a row over her maternity cover that led to Selina Scott taking action for age discrimination when she was overlooked.
Channel Five also got a new chief executive, Dawn Airey, who quit after just a year as director of global of content at ITV, where she had been seen as a possible successor to chief executive Michael Grade. Airey’s resignation in May was just one of a series of setbacks for ITV. The organization’s share price, at 109p when Grade took over at the start of 2007, was down to 42p before the regulator Ofcom decided in September to grant its wishes to scale down its regional programming. Ofcom was less sympathetic in the summer, when it fined ITV £5.67 million for the fixing of the British Comedy Awards, giving a trophy to Ant and Dec for their Saturday Night Takeaway in order to entice Robbie Williams, a pal of the Geordie twosome, to present the prize (which should have gone to the BBC’s Catherine Tait).
The BBC — in spite of being comparatively well insulated from the economic storms — had another year of pain. While Sir David Attenborough voiced fears over the fate of the BBC natural history unit in Bristol, Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman caused embarrassment with his public outcries over the state of men’s underpants and then the difficulties of the white male in forging a career in the broadcasting industry. In June, despite widespread pressure, the BBC Trust approved Jonathan Ross’s £18 million contract, a decision which fuelled the outrage over the presenter’s treatment of Andrew Sachs three months later. By the end of the year Noel Edmonds and the former Daily Telegraph editor Charles Moore were merely the most prominent of a vociferous group of license fee refuseniks.
The press endured another turbulent year, buffeted not just by the pace of change online but attacked by the judiciary and even from within their own ranks. In February the Guardian journalist Nick Davies published Flat Earth News, a book which Peter Preston, a former Guardian editor, described as “a tirade against the sins of modern journalism.” Davies’s claims of a collapse in journalistic standards that reduced many reporters to mere “churnalists,” caused widespread anger and had colleagues in the fourth estate calling up their lawyers.
Further rows over journalistic standards emerged from the battlefields of Afghanistan, the supermarket aisles and from beyond the grave. Prince Harry’s deployment to a conflict zone went completely unreported by the British media following an unprecedented arrangement between the Ministry of Defense and editors, who agreed that releasing details of Harry’s combat role would make him a trophy target for the Taleban and put him and his colleagues at an unacceptable level of risk. But the deal, by which the media was granted considerable access to Harry through a journalistic pool that supplied interview material and pictures for use after his return to Britain, was wrecked when the prince’s presence in Afghanistan was revealed by Matt Drudge on his American website The Drudge Report. Jon Snow of Channel 4 News led critics of the media’s kowtowing to the MoD.
Meanwhile the Daily Telegraph and The Spectator were embarrassed by discovery of their attempts to censor criticism of their owners, the Barclay brothers, who were described by the late Telegraph editor Bill Deedes as a “stinking mob” in an authorized biography published after his death.

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

Why Does Britain Hate General Idi Amin From Lado , One Time President Of Uganda ?



THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF STATE , UGANDA



INTRODUCTION


Since President Apolo Miltone Obote ' s Coup d ' Etat on 24th January 1971 , Sunday night , failed -------- and the Counter Coup d ' 'Etat of 25th January 1971 , led by Sergent - Major Musa a Lugbari , succeeded then on the same day at 15 hours of the day January 1971 the overthrow of the announced on the National Radio of Uganda by the Warrant Officer II Sam Wilfred Asua , a Lugbari thus giving the 18 reasons for causing the Struggle and Affirming that the change over of the Government was a result of Self - Defence ------- against a total extermination against the tribes of Uganda by the Nilotic tribes of Uganda as stipulted by Mr . Obote himself before he left for Singapore .


Futhermore on the same day of January 1971 , a Military Junta was formed and Negotions for a Military Head of Government was searched and negotiated . During the same day and the same period , there were not many Senior Military Officers of Tribes .However there were only four who were in Uganda and one was outside Uganda . And those four in Uganda were : Major General Idi Amin who by then was under House Arrest , Colonel Juma Musa who was the Commander of Uganda Air Force , Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Obitre Gama who by then was Commander of Para - Troop Battalion , and LIeutenant Colonel Michael Odonga who was the Commander of Magamaga Battalion ( Logistics ) . While Colonel John Bart Agami was in France as a Political Refugee .


MILITARY :


According to the Military tradition and usual Military Etiquette the former Commander of the Uganda Armed Forces , Major General Idi Amin Dada , was chosen to be the Head of the Military Government of Uganda --------- with Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Obitre Gama as the Minister of Internal Affairs . And Lieutenant Michel Odonga as Ambassodor to USSR , and Major Michel Ombia as High Commissioner to India . In addition , all the Permanent Secretaries of respective Ministries were promoted to Ministers of their Ministries : ( a ) Ministry of Natural Resources and Animal Husbandry which was given to Mr . Erinayo . W. Oryiema Inspector General of Uganda Police Force who was a Nilotic Acholi tribe as a Minister . ( b ) The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry was given to Mr . Fabiano Okyera , Commissioner of Uganda Prisons Force who was also a Nilotic Acholi tribe as Mr . Oryema . And for the Nilotic Alur our Neighbours in the Region of West Nile , Mr . Severrino Ovonji who was the the Dierctor General of the East African Harbours Corporation was appointed the Minister of Public Services and Cabinet Affairs . . While Mr . Jino Geria, Chief Statistian of the East African Customs and Exercises was appointed Secretary to the Treasury , Ministry of Finance . And a propasal to create a Council of State to replace the Queen of England as the Chief of State ( Head of State ) of Uganda , thus reclaiming back our ( Uganda ' s ) Sovereignty which Britain refused to relinguish since 1962 .


COUNCIL OF MINISTERS : .


The first Cabinet of Ministers of the Military Government composed of the 18 ( eighteen ) Ministers of Senior Cabinet Rank . All Ministers were of Bantu Tribes except four Ministers ( Mr . Erinayo Oryiema , Mr . Fabiano Okwera , Mr . Wilson Lutara , and Mr . Severino Ovonji who are Nilotic / Luo Tribes -------- while the only Minisster of Lugbara Tribes was Lieutenant Colonel Earnst Obitre Gama . Officially , Major General Idi Amin Dada was the Head of Military Government and Commander - in - Chief of the Armed Forces inclulding the Minister of Defence . So there were only two kakwa .


AMBASSODORS :


Of all the Ugandan Ambassodors and High Commissioners to Foreign Countries or States , there were only two Lugbara appointed in 1971 : Lieutenant Colonel Michael Odonga as Ambassodor to USSR and Major Michael Ombia as High Commissioner to India .


The rest of the Ambassodors and High Commssioners were from Bantu Tribes . And most of the Permanent Secretaries were also Bantu .


STATE AGENCY DIRECTORS :


The Directors of the most important State Agencies were headed in 1971 , by the Bantu Tribes except two directors who are not Bantu :


( 1 ) Acting Chief of Staff , Uganda Armed Forces : Lieutenant Colonel Frances Nyangweso from Samia Tribe , Bukedi District , Eastern Region .


( 2 ) Chief Secretary to the Treasury , Ministry of Finance: Mr Jino Geria from Lugbari , West Nile Region -


( 3 ) Goevrnor , Bank of Uganda : Mr . Joseph Mubiru , Bantu / Muganda -


( 4 ) Chief Justice , High Court of Uganda : Mr . Benedicto Kiwanuka , Bantu / Muganda or a Ganda Tribe , Bugunda Region -


( Vice Chancellor , Makerere University : Mr. Francis Kaimuzu . Bantu Tribe . Western Region -


And most of the State Agencies of Lesser importance , and also many State Corporations ( sometimes known as Parastatal Bodies ) and many important corporations and Private Corporations and Companies and Banking Institutiions and Education Institutions were headed by the Bantu Tribes compared to the other Ethinic Groups such as Nilotics , , Hamatics and others .


SUPREME MILITARY COUNCIL :


The Supreme Council / SMC is what is commonly referred to as the Defence Council . Its Chairman , since 1971 was the Head of Military Government - Major General Idi Amin - and its own Secretary was Captain Emilio Mondo. While every Senior Military Officer and all Battalion Commanders and other Heads of Military Units and Security Units inclulding the Police Force / Prisons Force are Members of the Council . ( NB : TITLES AND RANKS ARE ALL THOSE OF THE AT THE TIME OF APPOINTMENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL PERSON ) .


COUNCIL OF STATE :


The Council of State is also known as the Supreme Council of State / SCS . It was composed of five Members and with a Secretary :


( 1 ) Major General Idi Amin Dada , Kakua Tribe / Chairman


( 2 ) Colonel John Bart Agami , Lugbari Tribe / Secretary .


( 3 ) Lieutenant Colonel Earnst Obitre Gama , Lugbari Tribe /


( 4 ) Major Charles Arube , Kakua Tribe /


( 5 ) Lieutanant Ali Moses , Ma 'di Tribe /


These five physical persons were to be the Joint Chief of State for Uganda to replace the Queen of England who was the Chief of Uganda since 1962 .


NB : THIS MARKED THE END OF BRITISH SOVEREIGNITY OVER UGANDA : A GLORIOUS POLITICAL TRIUMPH FOR UGANDAN PEOPLE BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE COUNTER COUP D ' ETAT IN 1971 BY THE NILOTICS IN SELF DEFENCE FROM BEING EXTERMINATED . .




March 1971 . Entebbe , Uganda The Soverign State of Uganda

FOOT MARK : THIS ARTICLE IS FINALY RELEASED TO PUBLIC INFORMATION AND IS OFFICIAL : ON THE SERVICE OF JOHN BART AGAMI ATABUA II .







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Earth Scorched Military Operation on west nilans in 1978



CONTEXT :

1 . INTRODUCTION

2 . MOSHI CONFERENCE - March 23 - 29 , 1979 :

2 . 1 . Aims and purposes

2 . 2 . Implications

2 . 3 . Outcome

3 . UGANDA NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT ( UNLF ) - March , 1979 :

3 . 1 . Raison d ' e^tre

3 . 2 . Formation

3 . 3 . Revenge Philosophy

4 . THE UGANDA WAR - 1978 / 1979

5 . MASSACRES OF WESTNILANS

5 . 2 . Luo Land

5 . 3 . Teso

5 . 4 . Ankole and Toro

5 . 5 Bunyoro

5 . 6 . Buganda

5 . 7 . Busoga

5 . 8 . Bugisu and Bukedi

5 . 9 . Karamojo and Kigezi

5 .10 . West Nile /

5 . 11 . 0verall Destruction in West Nile

6 EFFECTS OF THE MASSACRES OF WESTNILANS

7 . COMMENTS

7 . 1 . Role of Tanzania

7 . 2 . What did Tanzania gain as a Country

7 . 3 . British Interests in Uganda

7. 3 . 1 . 1 . Diplomatic and Cultural

7 . 3 . 1 . 2 . Strategic

7 . 3 . 1 . 3 . Economic

7 . 3 . 1 . 4 . Commercial

7 . 4 . Tanzanian Involvement in the Uganda War , 1976 / 79

8 . CONCLUSION



THE BRITISH - UGANDA WAR ON
( The Shaning of President Mr Julius Nyerere of Tanzania ) .

1 INTRODUCTION

1. 1 In October, 1978 , the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, headed by President Julius . K . Nyerere as the Chief Execuctive Athourity , declared war on Uganda Officially . President Nyerere justified his action with the argument that he had been requested by the peoples of Uganda to overthrow President Idi Amin of Uganda , whom he accused of mismanaging Uganda . The delegates of the Peoples of Uganda , in whose name President Nyerere invaded Uganda , assembled in the Tanzanian town of Moshi , where they elaborated the Political justification to President Nyerere 's action against Uganda .

1 . 2 The writing of this paper here aims to bring out briefly the implications and the consequences of President Nyerere 's action for Uganda as a land and as a multinational community of African men .

2 . MOSHI CONFERENCE - March 23 - 29 , 1979 : I will Continue with part two soon. By. Majid Alemi Junior, in bc.

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

Aims and Purposes


2 . 1 . 1 The Moshi Conference was attended by the delegates of the Peoples of the East Nile / Uganda , namely the Bantu people , the Luo / Nilotic people , the Nilo - Hamatic people and others who are of non - African origines . The people of the West Nile / ( i .e . the Lugbari , Ma ' di , Kakwa Lendu , Logo , Ndu , Avukaya , Bari , Muru , Gbanda o , Mundu --- etc --- ) were not required, therefore not invited , to attend it . It was held in Moshi , Tanzania , during the period of March 23 - 29 , 1979 . The Aim and Purposes were as follows :

a / - To remove President Idi Amin and his Regime from power in Uganda :

b / - To re - establish Democracy in Uganda without the West Nile / which had been recognised as by the International Community in 1892 before it became a Confederate State with the Uganda State in 1926 . , thirty two ( 32 ) years after the Uganda State had been created by the British in April , in 1894 . and thirty four ( 34 ) years after it had been recognised by the International Community in September 1892 :

c / - To re - establish the National Independence of Uganda .

2 . 2 IMPLICATIONS

2 . 2 . 1 The implication of 2 . 1 . 1 ( b ) above is that the West Nile / was not needed in , and was not to be considered as part of Uganda . And the implication of 2 . 1 . 1 ( c ) above is that Uganda was not independent during the eight - years period of 1971 - 1979 , when it was ruled by the People of West Nile / with General Idi Amin , a Sudanic speaking Kakwa as the President .This implication means , in turn that the Speaking people of the West Nile / Lado are considered Foreigners in Uganda .

2 . 2 . 2 . It follows that the Idi Amin Regime was to be removed in Uganda , not because it was a regime of Military Dictatorship as was officially stated , but because , in the minds of the Delegates at the Moshi Conference of March , 1979 , it was a Regime of Foreigners from the West Nile /

2 . 3 . OUTCOME

2 . 3 . 1 The outcome of the Moshi Agreement Conference of 1979 was / is the Uganda National Liberation Front ( UNLF ) , which consisted of three Organs :

a / - An Executive Council , headed by Mr . Yusuf . K . Lule a Muganda tribe Muslim who turned out later to be a Protestant :

b / - A legislative Councilknown as the National Consultative ( NCC ) , headed by Mr . Edward Rugumayo, a Mutoro from Western Region .

c / - A military council , which was refered to as the Militaru Commission or the Military Wing of the UNLF and which was headed by Mr . Paulo Mwanga , a Muganda .

3 / - UGANDA NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT ( UNLF ) - March , 1979 :

3 .1 . Raison d ' e^tre

3 . 1. 1 Attended by the delegates of twenty eight ( 28 ) political groups representing the peoples of the East Nile / Uganda and who assembled in Moshi , Tanzania, during the period March 23v - 29 , 1979 , and placed under the Chairmanshipof Associate Professor Tarsis B . Kabyegyere , a Muhiru from Ankole , the UNLF aimed to unite and organise the ethnic peoples of the East Nile / Uganda against the Ethnic people ( i.e Lugbari , Ma ' di , Kakua , Ndu , Kebu , Lendu , Logo , ---- etc ---- of the West Nile / with a view to overthrowing the Idi Amin Regime . It was intended also against the Muslims or the Sympathisers and Collaborators of the Islamic Faith in the East Nile / Uganda and the West Nile /


3 .1 .2 The Tanzanian Government of Mr . Julius Nyerere offered the Tanania Peoples Defence Forces ( tpdf ) , as well as the Land of Tanzania to be used by more forces from some other Countries in Africa and outside Africa , for the Operations .Both the TPDF and the Non - Tanzanian forces from Africa and outside Africa took part in fighting the 1978 / 79 Uganda war to overthrow President Idi Amin and his Regime .

3 . 2 FORMATION

3. 2 . 1 . The Uganda National Liberation Front ( UNLF ) was formed by the Luo / Nilotic people ( i.e . the Acholi , Lango - Omiru , Alur , -- etc --- ) , the Bantu people ( i. e . the Baganda , Basoga , Banyakole , Batoro , Bakiga , , Bagisu , Banyaro , --- etc --- and the Nile - Hamatic people ( i . e . the Ateso , Karamajong , Lango - Dyang , --- etc --- ) , all of them from the East Nile / Uganda , to fight the people of the West Nile / ( i .e . the Lugbari , Ma ' di , Kakua , Ndu , Ke ' bu , Lendu , Logo , --- etc --- ) and the Muslims in the East Nile / Uganda and West Nile /


3 . 2 . 2 There were intenxely organised diplomatic manoevours under the name of the Republic of Tanzania with Mr . Julius Nyerere as the Chief Executive Authority to coordinate , and in whose name the overall operations of the Uganda war on the of 1978 / 79 were conducted by Non - Tanzanians from outside the Continent of Africa .

3 . 2 . 3 . Many Countrues in the other continents, namely , Europe , America , Asia and Ocenia, participated very effectivelyin various capacities and abilities in support of the UNLF in the Uganda war of 1978 / 79 against the west nilans people of the West Nile / who are regarded in Uganda as Foreigners due to the fact they had been part of ZAIRE / ( CONGO ) , known then as the Congo Free State ., and the Sudan between 1892 and 1920 , before their Association with Uganda - British Protectorate . which became effective in 1926 following the five years War of 1914 - 1919 between Lugbari and the British .

3 .3 REVENGE PHYILOSOPHY

3 . 3 . 1 It was during the last quarter of 19th Centuary , when European Colonial powers were rushing to grab any piece of Land they could fimd in Africa , that the Sudanic people came into contact with the British people .Ever since that period , the relations between the west nilans people and the British people are conflictual . For the west nilans ugandans have been awaret hat the Britsh people are all out to gtab and occupy their Land . The following events are the illustrations of the conflictual nature of the Anglo - Relations :

a / - 1880 - 1882 The attack of the west nilans ugandan people by a British force commanded by Lieutanant - Colonel - William Hicks . The attack was beaten off in 1882 . Of the 11, 000 invading soldiiers , about 200 got away alive .

b / - 1884 The expulsion by Commadant aliga town of a foreign administration of occupation with Dr Edward Schnditzner , an Austrian who was in the serice of Britain and who iscommonly known in history as Dr Emin Pasha , as the head . There after , Dr Emin Pasha set up another administration of foreign occupation in Wadelai .

c / - 1889 : The explusion by Commadant Fadh - el - Mula Aga . a Lugbari tribe , of the second administration of foreign occupation set up by Dr . Emin Pasha .in Wadelai .

d / - 1896 - 1899 : The War , commonly known in History as the Mahdist War , in which the British forces were commanded by Gen . Horatio Kitcherner .

e / - 1897 - 1900 : The sometimes known as the Uganda Mutiny , by the Solduers . As a result of it , Commanant Bilal Amin ( Grand Father of Idi Amin Awong Dada who became President of Uganda in 1971 ) was executed by the British for having refused to fight his own people in North western uganda and to be used to kill the Ganda people for nothing .

f / - 1914 - 1919 : The Lugbari - British War

3. 3 . 2 The scats of these confrontations are still visible today . No suprise that anything connected with the people stings for the British people . It makes them tick . They always search to destroy the people in revenge . That is why the name of General Idi Amin was used as a pretext to massacre the ugandan people in Uganda from 1979 ..

4 THE BRITISH UGANDA WAR ON UGANDAN OF WEST NILE / 1978 / 79

4 . 1 The details of this British Uganda war on Lado of 1978 / 79 will not be given in this article here . . They are already available in the report on the war . Here , only a few events will be pointed out to clarify both the points raised and our position as the west nilans ugandan people .

4 . 2 The war simply refered to as Uganda War of 1978 / 79 could faintly be called the Third World War, in the sense that the whole world participated in the struggle in one way or another , with Kampala representing Berlin . Mr . Cyrus Vance , U .S . Secretary of State , stated that the War was costing U . S . dollars one million a day .

4 . 3 The cause of the war , in reality and in its totality , can be divided into three parts :

a / _ Foreign economic Interests in Uganda ,

b / - Revenge against the ugandan people of the West Nile /

c / - Hatred for the people of the West Nile / who are considered by the ethic peoples of the East Nile / Uganda as Foreigners in , therefore unacceptable to rule Uganda ;

4 . 4 These three causes Led the Bantu people , the Luo / Nilotic , the Nilo - Hamitic people and others who are of Non - African origines , diplomatically backed up , supported , covered and pushed forward by Britain , the ( former ) colonising power , and organised into a fighting force known as the Uganda National Liberation Army ( UNLA ) , to declare war on Uganda occupied by the west nilans ugandans people of Lado in 1979 .

4 . 5 . 1 The War is considered as the third war because all the Continents of the World , namely Africa , Europe , Asia , America and Ocenia , participated in it in one way or another . The invading forces consisted of the two following groups :

a / - The UNLA section of Luo people Led by Col . Tito Okello , an Acholi , and Lieut . Colonel. David Oyite - Ojok , a Langi ;

b / - The UNLA section of Bantu people Led by Mr . Paulo Mwanga, a Muganda , and Mr . Yoweri Museveni , a Muhima from Ankole .

c / - The UNLA section of Nilo - Hamitic people Led by Lieut . Col . William Omaria , an Ateso .

4 . 5 . 2 The Tanzania Peoples Defence Forces ( TPDF ) - Soldires from different countries in Africa and outside Africa were assembled in Tanzania under the name of the Tanzania Peoples Defences Forces ( TPDF ) . Placed under the overall umbrella of Tanzania , those TPDF were of three groups :

a / - The TPDF of Tanzanian citizens ;

b / - The TPDF of Non - Tanzanian Africans

c / - The TPDF of Non - Tanzanian Non - Africans .

4 . 6 The UNLA forces under 4 . 5 . 1 , above and the TPDF forces under 4 . 5 . 2 above formed , together , a total force of about 250 , 000 men against the Uganda National Army of about 25 - 30 , 000 men. But some independent reports have estimated the total number of the UNLA and TPDF who participated in fighting the Uganda war of 1978 / 79 to be between 300 , 000 and 350 , 000 men .

4 . 7 According to the planners, this third war was supposed to befought for a maximum of seven weeks before it could led to the overthrow of President Amin and his Regime .Though , officially , the War started in October , 1978 , the first short was actually fired in July , 1978 . So that this third World War , which had been planned to last a maximum of seven weeks , took seven months officially and ten months unofficially.

4 . 8 . It was on April 11th , 1979 , that Kampala, the Capital of Uganda , fell in the hands of the so - called Tanzanian Soldiers, who , in realty , wer different African and Non - African Soldiers under the overall command of Tanzania . The UNLF Excuctive Council was sworn in on April 13 , 1979 , with Mr . Yusuf Lulue as the President of Uganda .

5 . MASSACRE OF WEST NILANS UGANDANs

5 . 1 . The immediate consequence of the Uganda War of 1978 / 79 was the progressive , contious and systematic massacre of the Sudanic people ( i.e . Lugbari , Ma ' di , Kakua , Ndo , Ke ' bu , Lendu , Logo , ---etc --- ) in the areas that continued to fall under the control of the advancing UNLF and TPDF soldiers . The part played by the civilian population of the East Nile / Uganda in the massacre of the Sudanic people ( men , women and children ) who could not flee was conscpicous , outstanding and undeniable . Either the East Nile / Uganda civilian population themselves massaced the west nilans people in their Areas using panga - knives in Southern Uganda and spears in Northern Uganda . Or they pointed , indicated or declared the west nilans peple caught up by the war in their Areas as " Amin ' s people or called gangsters " , to the UNLA AND TPDF clearing forces , i .e . the UNLA and TPDF soldiers left behind to see to it that no enemy , that is to say no Sudanics , remained alive . They was these UNLA and TPDF clering soldiers who short dead the west nilans people( men , women and children ) who were declared to them as " Amin 's People or Gangsters of Amin " , A JARGON AND EUPHEMISM which was and is being used to designate the Speaking Lugbari , Ma ' di , Kakua , Ndu , Ke ' bu , Lendu , Logo , Moru -- etc ------ from the West Nile /

5 . 1 . 1 . Those massacres of the Sudanic people ( men , women and children ) continued and went on unabated throughout the year .

5 . 2 LUOLAND ( Acholi , Lango , Alur , --- etc-------- ) :

5 . 2 . 1 All west nilans people ( Lugbari , Ma ' di , Kakua , Ndu , Ke ' bu , Lendu , Logo , etc--- ( men , women , children ) , inclulding pupils in primary and secondary schools and students in colleges and post - secondary institutions of learning were killed in 1979 . No less than 15 , 000 people were killed . All their property was either taken or destroyed . For example , the three hundred head of cattle belonging to Dr . Solomon . B . Asea , a physician of the Madindri tribe and a former of Uganda , were all slaughterd by the Acholi people for public feast . Worse still , the wife of Dr . Solomon B. Asea is an Achli , and Dr . Asea himself ended up by being shot dead in his house in Kampala , in 1984 .

5 . 2 . 2 Most of the 15 , 000 or so people massacred in Luoland in 1979 were Ma ' di and Aringa

5 . 3 TESO

5 . 3 . 1 In Teso , about 16, 000 people ( men , women , and children ) were massacred in 1979 on the orders of Lieut . Colonel William Omaria , Deputy Minister of Defence in the UNLF Government .

5 . 4 . ANKOLE AND TORO

5 . 4 . 1 In Ankole and Toro , about 25 , 000 west nilans people ( men , women , children ) were massacred in 1979 , most of them being workers at the Kilembe Copper Mines . There also about 200 secondary school students killed in the two Areas in 1979 , some of them by their by their fellow students , others were handed over to the UNLA and TPDF clearing soldiers by the Headmasters of their schools .

5 . 5 . BUNYORO

5 . 5 . 1 The figures of the west nilans people massacred in Bunyoro were modest , just 4 , 000 men , women and children .

5 . 6 BUGANDA

5 . 6 . 1 The situation was terrible forthe Sudanic people in Buganda . Over 45 , 000 of them ( men , women , and children ) were masscred in 1979 , mainly by the civilian population using panga - knives in places like Kawolo , Lugazi , Bugerere , Buddu , Luwero , Kawanda , Bwayise , Kabanyolo , Kawempe , Nakulobia , Makerere Kivulu , Kamwokya , -- etc ---

5 . 7 . BUSOGA

5 . 7 . 1 About 25 , 000 west nilans people were massacred in Busoga in 1979 in 1979 . Most of those people were workers or Labourers at Kakira Sugar Plantation , Jinja Textile Factories , etc ---

5 . 8 BUGISU AND BUKEDI

5 . 8 . 1 About 10 , 000 west nilans people were massacred in Bugisu and in Bukedi in 1979 . Many of them were buried in mass graves in Mbale .

5 . 9 KARAMOJA AND KIGEZI

5 . 9 . 1 It is only fron Karamoja and Kigezi that there are no reports received about massacres of the west nilans people .

5 . 10 . WEST NILE /

5 . 10 . 1 The mass Killings of the people in West Nile / followed immediately the overthrow of President Godfre Binaisa by the Military Commission of the UNLF on May 12 , 1980 . Those initial killings were the work of Banyankole soldiers belonging to the Bantu Section of the UNLA .

5 . 10 . 2 . Consdering the rivalry for tion between the Luo and Bantu Sections of the UNLA , the Banyankole soldiers belonging to the Bantu Section of the UNLA in the Bondo Barracks , in Vura County , West Nile / concluded , on hearing the radio announcement about the overthrow of President Binaisa , a Muganda , that their Leader , Mr Yoweri Museveni was killed . Thereafter , they left the Bondo Barracks with their guns and started to massacre the surrounding population , in Vura County .

5 . 10 . 3 . In October , 1980 , there was a planned and organised massacre of the Sudanic people in the Weast Nile / by the UNLA . This massacre operation was commanded and supervised by the UNLA Chief of Staff , Brgadier David Oyite - Ojok , in person . Over 1000 , 000 people ( men , women . children ) were massacred in MA ' di - okollo , Vura , Ayivu , Ofudde , Maraca , Terego , Omogo , Koboko , Aringa .

5 . 10 . 4 In January, 1981 , about 42 , 000 Sudanic people were massacred in East Ma ' di by the Acholi Militia from Ktgum . At the same time , more people were being killed in what was called " Comb Up " operations in places like Kubala in Omogo , Aripea and Ocodri in Terego , Odravu and Lodonga in Aringa , Yivu and Tara in Ofude , Ocoko and Ajia in Vura , Ariwa in O i , Rhino - Camp ( Bura ) in Ma ' di - Ogoko ) , --- etc --- .

5 . 10 . 5 There were also intermittent killings of the people everywhere in the West Nile / from January , 1981 . Families ( husband , wife , children were put in their houses and the houses were then set on fire . Churches were packed with people and then set on fire . Anybody who tried to escape was short dead by the UNLF and TPDF . The same thing happened to the Schools . For example sixty ( 60 ) school s were burned alive at Mvara Senior Secondary School .And then , there was the massacre at Ombaci Catholic Mission , where the Staff of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ( UNHCR ) and of the International Commitee of Red Cross ( ICRC ) were reduced to watch the Carnage as Spectators .

5 .11 OVERALL DESTRUCTION IN WEST NILE /

5 . 11 . 1 . By the end of 1962 , the death toll of the people ( i . e . the Lugbari , Ma ' di , Kakua , Ndu , Ke ' bu , Lendu , Logo , -- etc --- ) in the East / Nile / Uganda and West Nile / had risen to over 200 , 000 men , women and chilldren . By the end of 1983 , this figure had risen to over 250 , 000 .

5 . 11 . 2 There was a general and a total destruction of buildings in West Nile / ranging from residential houses to hospitals and dispensaries , churches , and mosques , schools , shops and markets , etc ----

5 . 11 . 3 . Crops in stores / grannaries and in the fieds were burned into ashes . Farmland was destroyed as a result of scorched earth military operations . Trees werea also destroyed . The cotton ginneries at Rhino - Camp ( Bura ) and Packwach were blown up and destroyed .

5 . 11 . 4 All domestic animals were killed to mahe feasts for the soldiers . Lizards and rats were all killed in the the belief of the soldiers that the people were witches who easily change , configurate themselves into animals . Even the famous remaining species of the White Rhinoceroses and the Elephants of the West Nile / fled to exile and taken refuge in some African Countries .

5 . 11 . 5 . In the statement presented to the Second International Conference on Assistance to Refugees in Africa ( ICARA II ) , in Geneva , Switzerland , July 9 - 11 , 1984 , to request the international community for allocation of U . S . dollars 17 . 1 in respect of tthe West Nile / the Ugandan Government admitted that its Armed forces had commited the destructions ( summarised under 5 . 11 . above ) Cf . United Nations General Assembly Document A / conf . 125 / 2 , 23 March , 1984 , pp . 187 - 206 .


6 EFFECTS OF THE MASSACRES OF WEST NILANS

6 . 1 About 150 , 000 Sudanic people ( Lugbari , Ma ' di , Kakua , Ndu , Lendu , Logo , etc --- ) became Displaced within the West Nile / Lado and the East Nli / Uganda . About 600 , 000 of the Survivors were forced to flee into exile and became Refugees elsewhere in Africa , in the Sudan , in Zaire / Democratic Republic of Congo and in Kenya , and outside Africa . Thus , the West Nile / became completely Depopulated . by the end of of 1982 .

6 .2 . The immense Majority of the people massacred in the East Nile / UGANDA were Workers or Labourers in the Sugar plantations and Tea estates , in the Coffee , Cotton , Tobacco , and Simsim fields , and in the Mines and Factories . They were not Replaced in all those Enterprises of Production , since the Ethnic peoples of East Nile / Uganda could not do the work they ( the west nilans people ) used to do .

6 . 3 . Up to 1979 , the West Nile / had been among the Leading Regions of Uganda in the production of crops like cotton , tobacco , groundnuts , simsim , cassava , millet , sorgum , maize , pease , and beans , etc ... . These crops were either exported to help boost Uganda ' s foreign exchange earnings , or used as raw marerials for the textile factories in Jinja , yhe cigarette factories in Jinja and in Kampala , the starch factory in Lira , the ediible oil factories in Jinja and Kawempe . , the Waragi factory in Port Bell , Kampala , etc -- 0r they were consumed internally as food .

6 . 4 . Mr Julius Nyerere ' s action that led to the Massacres of the west nilans People in the East Nile / Uganda and the De populayion of the West Nile people / has therefore served to deprive Uganda of the Largest part of its Production - agricultural , mineral , industrial . For Uganda lost the Manpower it used to have for its economic Development and Progress . Thus Uganda has become Empoverished and backward - developed to the Level of the Tanzanian Ujamah Villages , from which illiterate , bare - footed Tanzanian men were recruited to takepart in the invasion of Uganda in 1879 .

6 . 4 . 1 . Mr Yoweri Museveni , helped , knowingly , or unknowingly , to accelerrate this backward - development of Uganda through the " Nyumba Kumi "System , he imported from Tanzania as Forign Aid .

6 . 5 Therefore , it is not far - fetched to say that the Major and only intention of the Imternational conspiracies of the past period to Repatriate the west nilans Refugees into Uganda by force is that those Refugees wouldbe used , upon their forced repatriation to Uganda , to replace the dead west nilans producerd of agricultural , mineral , and industrial wealth for Uganda . Here was and is the brutal Colonial Politics and Human Violation justified by the the only crave and for profit . The Authority of Uganda Government in Exile of the west nilians is against this British -Uganda Political Phylosoph designed for the total destruction and elimination of the Sudanic people.


7 . COMMENTS

7 . 1 Role Tanzania

7 . 1 . 1 . The part played by Tanzania in Uganda War of 1978 / 79 was Diplomatic , Strategic and Financial .

7 , 1 . 1 . 1 Diiplomatic : Tanzania was used to organise and conduct the diplomatic campaign against Uganda .

7 . 1 . 1 . 2 Strategic : offered its Land / Territory for training the East / Nile / Ugandan peoples to fight the west nile people , and for arranging for the needs and procurements of the weapons and equipments necessary for the war . Tanzania offered its Land / Territory for also assembling an international force for the British Government and the British people to protect thier interests in Uganda . The main areas of their interest in Uganda are Diplomatic and Cultural , Strategic , Economic , and Commercial .

7 . 2 . 1 . 1 . Diplomatic and Cultural

7 . 2 . 1 . 1 . 1 . It must be stated very clearly to starrt with that the core or the Central concept of the British Commonwealth is that the Monarch ( i . e . King or Queen ) of England as the Chief of State of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the Head of State of every Member State of the British Commonwealth Contries .

7 . 2 . 1 . 1 . 2 . Therefore Uganda as a State being a Member of the British Commonwealth , the Queen of England , H . M . Elizabeth II , is the Official and True Head of State ( or Chief of State ) of Uganda . The President of Uganda , being of the same and equal Status as the British Prime Minister , is the Head of Government ( or Chief of Government ) . In short he is the Number Two to Her Majesty the Queen of England .

7 . 2 . 1 . 1 . 3 . One issue which confuses the ordinary , non Political mentor / mind is the Tactical switch and Compromise of Duties and / or Functions between the Act of Technicality , and Legality and Administration .

7 . 2 . 1 . 1 . 4 . What is meant by this is that the Membership of the State of Uganda to the British Commonwealth Orgainisation makes her exercise its Independence within the Organisation itself only , as an Independent State equal to the rest of the Member States . But, outside the British Commonwealth Organisation , the Uganda State and this refers to every and each of the British Commonwealth Member States , is not Independent to exercise its Rights and Duties with a full Capacity as a Sovereign State .

7 . 2 . 1 . 1 . 5 WHY ? THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING QUESTION TO ASK

7 . 2 . 1 . 1 . 6 Because its Sovereign Capacity is Invested , Vested and Entrusted to the British State to exercise by the Physical Person of the Monarch of England , who is the True Chief of State of Uganda . Therefore , the Uganda State is a Subordinate State to the British State in International Politics , with Restricted Capacity for Foreign Actions on its own .

7 . 2 . 1 . 1 . 7 . The Diplomatic advantage of this for Britain is that no other Sovereign State of the World has Rights to deal with Uganda directly without the British O . K , PERMISSION , or CONCURRENCE . And , therefore , this Authorises Britain to organise the Affairs of Uganda in the way that suits best the British National Interests . In this Respect , the Diplomatic control of the Ugandan Affairs , also , gives Rise and Rights to the British to determine the issues of Leadership for Uganda , either by the British choosing the Person to be Leader , or by deciding the kind of Personality who is to be the Head of Government , that is to say the President of Uganda . . And , this means that the Ugandan Leader or President selected by Britain must protect the British Interests in Uganda and owe Allegiance to the Monarch ( i .e King or Queen ) of England as the Sovereign Chief / Head of State of State of Uganda , on the one hand , and to the Governor of the Anlican Church of Uganda , on the other hand . Here , it must be emphasised that the Sovereign Chief / Head of State of Uganda and the Governor of the Anglican Church of Uganda is the Monarch of England .

7 . 2 . 1 . 1 . 8 The Cultural advantage for Britain is that the Training of the Attitude and Mentor and of its Authorities mst be controlled through the Socio - Cultural traits : The British Language , Religion , some Small favours or Considerations , like , Scholarships and Bursaries , etc --- So the English has become an Instrument for controlling the " Thinking Mind / Mentor " of the peoples of Uganda and it is this what is called in Uganda . No wonder NO WONDER WHEN THE COUNCIL OF STATE / SUPREME COUNCIL OF STATE / SCS OF UGANDA WAS FORMED IN THE PERIOD OF GENERAL IDI AMIN ADMINISTRATION FROM 1971 TO REPLACE TO REPLACE THE BRITISH SOVEREIGNITY OVER UGANDA , BRITAIN HAD TO DO ONE THING ONLY , THAT WAS AND TO REMOVE IDI AMIN AND HIS ADMINISTRATION FROM UGANDA . THIS IS THE TRUE REASON OF THE WAR ( 1978 / 79 ) AGAINST THE OF EAST NILE / UGANDA FOR BRITAIN TO REINSTATE HER SOVEREIGNITY OVER UGANDA AND TO KEEP UGANDA UNDER HER CONTROLL BY FORCE .

7 . 2 . 1 . 2 Strategic .

7 . 2 . 1 . 2 . 1 . Uganda are in a very Strategic position in East Africa for Military purposes , on the one hand , and for the control of the Nile Valley and the Nile Headwaters from Kagera and Lake Nalubale / the so called Lake Victoria in British Language , on the other hand . It was because of these that the events of the period 1880 - 1920 took place between the Britsh and the ugandan people

7 . 2 . 1 . 2 . 2 The Strategic importance of the Nile Valley for the British was that its control would serve to protect the Sea route through the Indian Ocean to the British trade interests in the Near East and Far East .

7 . 2 . 1 . 2 . 3 At the same time , Uganda are seen by the British to offer a favourable ground for Military Training , and for the Stationing of British Soldiers for rapid deployment for operations around these Regions where British interests might be in danger and / or might need to be protected . The issue here then in short of a Military ground and logistics convinience for Military operations .

7 . 2 . 1 . 3 Economics

7 . 2 . 1 . 3 . 1 . Uganda are rich . The land is fertile , the climate excellent with regolar and sufficient rains falling . The British have Vested Economic interests there .

7 . 2 . 1 . 3 . 2 . The main British Economic in Uganda are the raw materials which are of two types :

a / - Agricultural Products - Coffee , Cotton , Tobacco , Tea , Sugar , etc ---

b / - Mineral Resources - Copper , Tin , Gold , Petroleum , Cement , Asbestors etc -----

7 . 2 . 1 . 3 . 3 . The avalaibility in Uganda of rich Land , plenty of water , energy resources such as waterfalls for hydo- electricity , petroleum , solar energy and bio - gas energy , and forests resources for both energy and constructions of different types inclulding buildings made it impossible for the British to leave the peoples of Uganda on their own .

7 . 2 . 1 . 3 . 4 The Key to the British Economic interests in Uganda is the control of the Uganda / Monetary and Fiscal Affairs , or Monetary System , so that the Forign Trade of Uganda is controlled by Britain ..This means that the Independence of Uganda in International Trade is controlled by Britain .

7 . 2 . 1 . 3 . 5 By controlling the Monetary and Fiscal Affairs of Uganda Britain succeeded to controll the free develoment of the National Reserve Fund Buildings , on the one hand , and the Foreign Trade Expansion of Uganda on the other hand . The British Economic Interests in Uganda are protected in this way .

7 . 2 . 1 . 3 . 6 . Hence forcing Uganda and their peoples to produce what Britain decides to be produced and how much of it to be produced . Through Uganda / Lado ' s Membership to the British Commonwealth Orgaisation , Britain is assured of all the agricultural and mineral resources of Uganda for her own , British National industries in the U . K . and in other Countries .

7 . 2 . 1 . 3 . 7 . There is a cheap Labour force avalaible in Uganda to use to produce the agricultural and mineral raw materials needed for transfer to Britain . In otherwards in the Minds of the British , there is avalaible in Uganda a multitude of Respectable Slaves to be Exploited for the profit of the British people .

7 . 2 . 1 . 3 . 8 Consequently , neither our agricultural resources , mineral resources , Labour resources , nor our waters , trees , and mountains are to be surrendered to the British people . On top of this , the same British turn around to insult us on this planet that they call the Earth " We do not know anything in the part of Africa . " .

7 . 2 . 1 . 3 . 9 . In the end the only advantage from the Memmership to be part of Commonwealth Organisation is the Broad Day - Light Robbery of our Natural and Human Resources for the British people to enjoy ., while our own people are left to die every day of Hunger , Poverty , Diseases . In this way , our own people are converted into a Community of Assisted men

7 . 2 . 1 . 4 Cmmercial

7 . 2 . 1 . 4 . 1 . Britain does everything to control Uganda and Lado to protect the MARKETS for the British products and for the empolyment of the British people .

7 . 2 . 1 . 4 . 2 Uganda are a favourable market for the British manufactured goods . This is known as a GOODS MARKET .

7 . 2 . 1 . 4 . 3 . With its excellent climate , Uganda and Lado are converted by the British people as a westnilans to live in . Thus Uganda are a favourable Labour Market for the empolyment of the British people to work in .

7 . 2 . 1 . 4 . 4 Uganda are in addition a favourable Service Market for the Services rendered by the British professionals of all grounds and walks of life : - Lwyers , Bankers , Traders , Importers , Accountants , Physicians , Dentits , Nurses , Teachers , Engineers , Tour Operators , etc -------

7 . 3 . TANZANIAN INVOLVEMENT IN THE BRITISH EAST /NILE / UGANDA WAR ON THE PEOPLE OF WEST NILE /

7 . 3 . 1 To protect her Diplomatic and Cultural , Strategic , Economic , and Commercial interests in Uganda Britain is always involved in all sorts of manipulations to control the Affairs of Uganda and Lado . The invasion of Uganda in 1978 / 79 by an International force of about 250 , 000 African and Non - African Soldiers operating from the soil of Tanzania was the result of those manipulations by Britain .

7 . 3 . 2 . The Invasion was organised and conducted from the soil of Tanzania because its Head of Government , President Julius Nyerere , was an Obedient Child of the British Commonwealth family , obeying the orders of the British Commonwealth family , Her Majesty the Queen of England .

7 . 3 . 3 By putting all the rsources of his Country at the disposal of Foreign Interests to attack Uganda , a negbouring African Country , Julius Nyerere , who took pride and always believed in being a Socialist Man and President , acted as an embodiment of the collusion between Imperialism and Socialism . And , he still claimed to be the Father of Africa . Where on earth does a Father sell his own Children to the others as Slaves ?


8 . THE VIEW

8 . 1 . The overall view of the westnilans ugandan refugee and through the voice of the ugandans Refugee Orgainisation and the Government in Exile of theWestnilans and seen the events going on in Uganda since the invasion of Uganda in 1978 / 79 whereby large - scale killings of the trained manpwer of Uganda and Lado and whereby the peasants were also being killed and with the destruction of schools , hospitals , farmlands and crops , Uganda were being reduced to wretched dependence and mediocrty on this earth . In fact , since the overthrow of Idi Amin and his Regime , the Uganda Shillings got devalued from S hs . 7 / = to one U. S . dollar to Sh s . 2 , 500 / = to one U . S dollar in the International Money markets by the end of November 1985 . But , still today the devalution figures are tremendously astronomic . In this way , the agricultural and mineral products of Uganda today are being taken away free of charge by the Foreign Interests for whom President Julius Nyerere invaded Uganda and Lado .. This is a Broad Day - Light Robbery of the Resources of Uganda and Mr . Julius Nyerere was used as a Respectable African Head in this unprecedente bloodshed in Uganda . Poverty and Human misery have reached proportions never known of before in the History of Uganda and Today the peoples of Uganda ARE BEING ENSLAVED on their own soils to produce cheap agricultural goods for the British industries in the U . K and elsewhere . And , Uganda have become a dumbing site for the British Goods , Services , and Personnel . And yet , if Julius Nyerere had been a True African , and a True African Leader , he would have understood that his own offspring and his country had and would have everything to gain from a Uganda that was and is free than from a Uganda THAT IS AS BEGGARLY AS TANZANIA AND DEPEDENT .


8 . 1 . 1 . It is clearly therefore to note that since from the war which started from 1978 / 79 on the Sudanic people , the war is in its protracted form : in Political , Diplomatic and Military still . The Westnilans therefore are still in the war against them till today . In the Diplomatic manner the Brtish Agents and through their Country Allies are forcing on some Westnilans People ) to sign now what they say and term it to be reconciliation Agreements with Ugandan Government . What is there to reconcile on ? What is that Crime the Sudanic People from West / committed against Ugandans - East Nile / Uganda .now the The British Tricks are being well exposed now to Rule through Uganda . By. Major. Majid Alemi Junior. A Special Assistant to my late. dad. Mzee baaba. RIP. Al-Hajid Idi Amin Dada Alemi. left wing president office parliamentary building in kampala. as well former foreign services officer. peace,love,unity are the road to success.

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With the Name of God




Gaza

In light of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, the City Circle is donating £10,000 to Islamic Relief's Emergency Gaza Appeal. These funds will be used to purchase desperately needed medical supplies to Al Shifa Hospital, one of Gaza's largest hospitals.



Islamic Relief is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee, an NGO and has been operating in the Palestinian territories for many years.



We encourage everyone to donate as much as possible. Donation can be made here: http://www.islamic-relief.com/Emergencies-And-Appeals/emergency.aspx?emID=47



The City Circle will be doing additional fundraising for Gaza at its upcoming Friday event on 9 January 2009. Details will follow.



Kosovo

The City Circle would like to thank everyone who contributed their time and money to our Help the Orphans Project for Kosovo at our comedy night fundraiser in August 2008. We have so far raised £27,000 and still counting.



The money will be donated to a number of projects in Kosovo helping orphaned children and women who have suffered as a result of the war and associated atrocities.



Projects include a health programme in Kosovo’s capital, Pristina, run by the Flora Brovina Centre for Women and Children which will offer immunisation, dental care, as well as health check ups and treatment to up to 150 orphans. Good health awareness teaching will also be provided to small, isolated communities by outreach workers from the Flora Brovina Centre. We are also scoping possible educational and training projects with other NGOs already working in Kosovo which will offer orphans crucial education and work skills training to enable them to become self-sufficient. Project initiatives also include counselling services for abused women and self-starter business skills for widows so that they can support their own families.



This project came about after a visit by the Grand Mufti of Kosovo, Mufti Naim Ternava, to the City Circle in December 2007 and an invitation by him to visit Kosovo to see the work being done – and that needs to be done - to help its people. A delegation from the City Circle travelled to Kosovo in February 2008 to identify suitable projects.



For further information please contact project manager Tosifa Mustafa on tosifa@thecitycircle.com



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Asim Siddiqui

Founding Trustee

The City Circle

www.thecitycircle.com

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

re: Ugandan Muslims Association in bc are Administered by the board of Directors/Trustees staffs members in Vancouver head office. 418 main street.chinatown. P.o.Box 88073 vancouver bc. postal code. V6A 4A4 canada. the Authorised officials in canada supervice & control the Accounts for the Association. UMAIBC Employees & Volunteers will also work & recruits volunteers overseas who will help our staffs in translations overseas, we will need the Assistence of local authorities overseas our officials in control of the money. the donees & Individuals,other charities organisations,the government in canada. and qualified donees in subsection 149.1 [1]of the income tax act. [a]registered canadian charities. [b]registered canadian amateur. [c]registered canadian national arts services organisations. [d]housing co operations resident in canada and exempt from tax under part 1 of the act by paragraph 149[1][i]: [e]municipalities in canada. [f]for gifts made after may. 8,2000, municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in canada. [g] the united nations or agencies thereof. [h]univercities outside canada prescribed to the universities the student body of which ordinarily includes students from canada. [i]charitable orgizations outside canada to which her majesty in right of canada has made a gift during the taxpayers taxation year or the 12 months immediately preceeding that taxation year. [j] her majesty in right of canada or province and agents: thereof: are considered the official donees to the organisation, at the same time UMAIBC is Islamic religious non profit org. Worldwide. since our missions to assists the needies, to build Islamic Schools, Universities, Masjids/Mosques here in canada, & uganda, as well around the globe. to assists elders,widows,orphans,disables,displace in IDP, refugees, returnees, victims of mother nature, manmade disasters, ETC. the canada revenue Agency responsible for registration of charities directorate. should be fair to all applicants, not to delay the registrations up to the period of a year. also charity org. should be tax free. put the political game aside. most governments overseas use the ngo org to assist those that only suport their political parties. thats why the Independent non political Applicants Apply for non profit org. registration to assist those not belong to any political parties. they are denied Employments, many are victims of war, religious & ethnics defferences. alot happening, Especialy in African continets. I will Continue for next Issues. From the President of UMAIBC. Majid Alemi Junior, 418 main street. chinatown. P.o.Box 88073 Vancouver,bc.postal code. V6A 4A4 Canada. Nov.4th.-2008.

November 20, 2008 8:45 AM
UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...
Dear Sir, Majid Alemi Junior,&.Family, The President Of Ugandan Muslims Association In BC. 418 main street. chinatown. P.o.Box, 88073 vancouver. postal code. V6A 4A4 western canada. Nov.21-2008. board of directors. trustees. [a] majid alemi junior. president. [b]Mrs. mariam alemi. secretary.[c]Imam Fuad. Cleric Religious affairs, burial,marriages, ETC. [d]bran abe vice president. [e] hamid andeku. executive committee member. [f]mohamoud adebo. incharge captain of sports. [g] Mrs. Leila Andeku. chair lady. womens affairs. and members to follow. salam warahma.

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

re: Ugandan Muslims Association in bc are Administered by the board of Directors/Trustees staffs members in Vancouver head office. 418 main street.chinatown. P.o.Box 88073 vancouver bc. postal code. V6A 4A4 canada. the Authorised officials in canada supervice & control the Accounts for the Association. UMAIBC Employees & Volunteers will also work & recruits volunteers overseas who will help our staffs in translations overseas, we will need the Assistence of local authorities overseas our officials in control of the money. the donees & Individuals,other charities organisations,the government in canada. and qualified donees in subsection 149.1 [1]of the income tax act. [a]registered canadian charities. [b]registered canadian amateur. [c]registered canadian national arts services organisations. [d]housing co operations resident in canada and exempt from tax under part 1 of the act by paragraph 149[1][i]: [e]municipalities in canada. [f]for gifts made after may. 8,2000, municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in canada. [g] the united nations or agencies thereof. [h]univercities outside canada prescribed to the universities the student body of which ordinarily includes students from canada. [i]charitable orgizations outside canada to which her majesty in right of canada has made a gift during the taxpayers taxation year or the 12 months immediately preceeding that taxation year. [j] her majesty in right of canada or province and agents: thereof: are considered the official donees to the organisation, at the same time UMAIBC is Islamic religious non profit org. Worldwide. since our missions to assists the needies, to build Islamic Schools, Universities, Masjids/Mosques here in canada, & uganda, as well around the globe. to assists elders,widows,orphans,disables,displace in IDP, refugees, returnees, victims of mother nature, manmade disasters, ETC. the canada revenue Agency responsible for registration of charities directorate. should be fair to all applicants, not to delay the registrations up to the period of a year. also charity org. should be tax free. put the political game aside. most governments overseas use the ngo org to assist those that only suport their political parties. thats why the Independent non political Applicants Apply for non profit org. registration to assist those not belong to any political parties. they are denied Employments, many are victims of war, religious & ethnics defferences. alot happening, Especialy in African continets. I will Continue for next Issues. From the President of UMAIBC. Majid Alemi Junior, 418 main street. chinatown. P.o.Box 88073 Vancouver,bc.postal code. V6A 4A4 Canada. Nov.4th.-2008.

November 20, 2008 8:45 AM
UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...
Dear Sir, Majid Alemi Junior,&.Family, The President Of Ugandan Muslims Association In BC. 418 main street. chinatown. P.o.Box, 88073 vancouver. postal code. V6A 4A4 western canada. Nov.21-2008. board of directors. trustees. [a] majid alemi junior. president. [b]Mrs. mariam alemi. secretary.[c]Imam Fuad. Cleric Religious affairs, burial,marriages, ETC. [d]bran abe vice president. [e] hamid andeku. executive committee member. [f]mohamoud adebo. incharge captain of sports. [g] Mrs. Leila Andeku. chair lady. womens affairs. and members to follow. salam warahma.

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

The Middle East's Leading English Language Daily

03/01/2009


Hello,

kadara kursum is suggesting the following article from http://www.arabnews.com:
Editorial: Remembering Helen Suzman
3 January 2009

The Times yesterday paid tributes to Helen Suzman, the anti-apartheid campaigner of South Africa.
In her 36 years in Parliament, a lone liberal voice denouncing the evils of apartheid, she was twice nominated for a Nobel prize and was appointed an honorary dame by the queen. She received hundreds of letters from the oppressed and dispossessed, black South Africans who had no vote, no voice and almost no rights under the white minority government.
She was denounced as a "vicious little cat" by one former prime minister, but won the grudging respect even of her enemies for the "steel in her teeth".
Helen Suzman, who died yesterday at the age of 91, was truly one of South Africa's heroic figures of her country's far from heroic past. Long the sole MP from the Progressive Party, the daughter of Jewish immigrants never compromised with injustice.
Her background, she said, gave her a sensitivity to the evils of discrimination, and she made the most of her parliamentary voice to rail against forced removals, racial inequalities, the erosion of the rule of law, capital punishment, torture, censorship and police abuses. She was the first, and only, woman to visit Nelson Mandela in his cell. And when one apartheid minister accused her of asking questions to embarrass South Africa overseas, she replied with typical dignity: "It is not my questions that embarrass South Africa, it is your answers."
Those who may question whether she really achieved anything in the face of overwhelming state oppression should remember this: What in the end matters is that the moral conscience of a nation should be kept alive, even when almost extinct. Helen Suzman was that conscience. She achieved, for South Africa and for all those oppressed, more than they can ever repay.



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Assalaamu alaikum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuhu,

(Sorry about the previous incomplete e-mail)


The Muslim Youth Centre would like to invite all sisters to an energetic and fun-filled afternoon with sports activities.

Teams will consist of 3 members at $20.00 per team and at least one member of the team has to be over 30 years old. The entrance fee will be $2.00 per person except the participating groups. Registration is mandatory as we have to prepare for the games accordingly.

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UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

The Middle East's Leading English Language Daily

09/01/2009


Hello, Majid Alemi Junior.

kadara kursum is suggesting the following article from http://www.arabnews.com:
Excellence of Excellencies
9 January 2009 Editorial

From an editorial in The Times of London yesterday:
A century ago, they negotiated treaties, entertained monarchs, debriefed spies and rallied the morale of isolated compatriots in dusty corners of the world. An ambassador's role today seems much reduced. He, or increasingly she, is on hand to greet a junior minister, arrange a conference call, address a business seminar and grace a diplomatic reception, mixing canapés, clichés and shop. Her Britannic Majesty's once plume-helmeted symbol of authority has turned hotelier, PR official and patron of the expatriate amateur dramatics society. Cynics suggested some years ago that he should be replaced with a fax.
The diplomatic uniform, crisp telegram, ballroom chandeliers and air of suave condescension have long been swept away. But embassies still have a real job to do: Honing policy, projecting their country, spotting talent, trends and revolutionaries, and arguing a tough case on the chat shows. Britain tends to conduct its bilateral policies through its embassies overseas, which makes London a prestigious but often frustrating posting. The US ambassador's job, in particular, is more social than crucial. But a good envoy can still make a difference. Robert Tuttle, who leaves next month, has worked hard to draw the venom of anti-Americanism, bolster myriad links and offer a smiling welcome to the 25,000 visitors to his Regent's Park residence.

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The Middle East's Leading English Language Daily

09/01/2009


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Jeddah Economic Forum postponed
K.S. Ramkumar & Saleh Fareed | Arab News

JEDDAH: The 10th Jeddah Economic Forum, scheduled from Feb. 14-17, has been put off. "The JEF '09 has been postponed by three to four months, as we have not received government permission," Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (JCCI) Secretary-General Mustafa Sabri told Arab News yesterday..
"As soon as we get the license, we will go ahead with the holding of the JEF," he said, adding that there were no other problems coming in the way of staging the "much awaited and prestigious" event. "We now hope to organize it around May," he added.
The decision to postpone the JEF was taken at the board meeting of the JCCI this week. The meeting regretted the decision, as it had not received the official 'go ahead' from the Ministry of Commerce. The event is held every year with the support of the Makkah governorate since 2000.
Sabri, who spoke to reporters following the meeting, denied that the postponement had anything to do with the global financial crisis.
However, a JCCI member speaking on condition of anonymity, said aside from the delay in getting the official permission, two other factors were responsible for the postponement - the impact of the global financial crisis on some of the event sponsors and co-sponsors as well as exhibitors, and, secondly, hesitation on the part of speakers and participants to travel within the region due to the ongoing Israeli war in Gaza.
Another businessman said that the JEF's original schedule was coming close to the Global Competitiveness Forum, which is set in Riyadh from Jan. 25-27. "Both are important forums, so how could they be held within a month apart. They need to be staggered and so the JEF has to be postponed."
JCCI Chairman Saleh Al-Turki said in one of the recent chamber meetings that efforts were continuing to get sponsors and co-sponsors for the JEF '09. "We can easily pay from the chamber's budget toward the annual event, but then that will be at the cost of many of our other programs," he said during the signing of a $1.2 million exclusive partnership agreement related to the forum between the JCCI and Abdullatif Abdullah Alfalch, managing director of Dar Al-Arkan Real Estate Development Company.
Al-Turki maintained that the international economic crisis had not yet affected the Kingdom. "Our economy is very strong and resilient. We believe there may be a slowdown this year, but as long as oil remains in the range of $50 per barrel we can hope to be in good shape," he said.
According to Al-Turki, the JEF is being held annually over the last nine years with a view to establishing an event that would play the role of the 'Think Tank of the Middle East.' It has been able to set the standards for national and regional economic events aimed at job creation, economic development and identifying economic opportunities, offering a blueprint for the economic future of the Kingdom and the rest of the region. As announced earlier, the 2009 JEF will include keynote speeches by a select number of world leaders, followed by discussion and debate with key players in the economies of the world.
The 2008 edition of JEF focused on the theme of value creation through alliances and partnerships. The event attracted a group of speakers from diversified backgrounds representing more than 160 countries.

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Assalaamu alaikum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuhu,


The Muslim Youth Centre would like to invite all families to their Open House every Friday from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for games and activities.

Admission fee: $5.00 per family.

Address: #208 - 7750 - 128th Street, Surrey, BC. Phone no. 604-502-8692.



Jazak Allah Khair.


Kaniza Ishmail
Secretary, MYC

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Assalaamu alaikum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuhu,


The Muslim Youth Centre would like to invite all families to their Open House every Friday from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for games and activities.

Admission fee: $5.00 per family.

Address: #208 - 7750 - 128th Street, Surrey, BC. Phone no. 604-502-8692.



Jazak Allah Khair.


Kaniza Ishmail
Secretary, MYC

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African festival will embody link between culture, peace, prosperity – UN official – (14 January 2009)

A star-studded preview at United Nations Headquarters for an upcoming festival of the arts of Africa and the African diaspora provided an occasion today for officials of the world body to celebrate the importance of culture in addressing the current challenges of the continent.
“By promoting African art and culture, we can double our efforts for the emergence of a truly united Africa, where all communities live in peace, security, prosperity and freedom,” Ibrahim Gambari, Special Advisor to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, said at the launch of the World Festival of Black Arts 2009 (FESMAN 2009) at UN Headquarters today.
President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal, United States political organizer Jesse Jackson, singing stars Akon and Angélique Kidjo and jazz icon Randy Weston also participated in the event, meant to introduce FESMAN 2009, which will take place on 1–21 December 2009, to the African-American and wider world communities.
The Brooklyn Steppers youth marching band, headed for a performance at the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama next week, kicked off today’s preview of the festival, which carries the theme of African Renaissance, Cultural Diversity and African Unity.
The festival will highlight the power of the arts to promote development and peace, to mobilize efforts against HIV/AIDS and accelerate the achievement of the other Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a UN-backed set of targets to reduce extreme poverty and other world ills by 2015, its organizers said.
The first FESMAN was hosted in 1966 by former Senegalese President Leopold Senghor on the theme Significance of Black Art in the Life of People and for the People. FESMAN 2009 was authorized by the Congress of Ministers of Art and Culture of African States and the Diaspora.

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African festival will embody link between culture, peace, prosperity – UN official – (14 January 2009)

A star-studded preview at United Nations Headquarters for an upcoming festival of the arts of Africa and the African diaspora provided an occasion today for officials of the world body to celebrate the importance of culture in addressing the current challenges of the continent.
“By promoting African art and culture, we can double our efforts for the emergence of a truly united Africa, where all communities live in peace, security, prosperity and freedom,” Ibrahim Gambari, Special Advisor to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, said at the launch of the World Festival of Black Arts 2009 (FESMAN 2009) at UN Headquarters today.
President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal, United States political organizer Jesse Jackson, singing stars Akon and Angélique Kidjo and jazz icon Randy Weston also participated in the event, meant to introduce FESMAN 2009, which will take place on 1–21 December 2009, to the African-American and wider world communities.
The Brooklyn Steppers youth marching band, headed for a performance at the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama next week, kicked off today’s preview of the festival, which carries the theme of African Renaissance, Cultural Diversity and African Unity.
The festival will highlight the power of the arts to promote development and peace, to mobilize efforts against HIV/AIDS and accelerate the achievement of the other Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a UN-backed set of targets to reduce extreme poverty and other world ills by 2015, its organizers said.
The first FESMAN was hosted in 1966 by former Senegalese President Leopold Senghor on the theme Significance of Black Art in the Life of People and for the People. FESMAN 2009 was authorized by the Congress of Ministers of Art and Culture of African States and the Diaspora.

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The Land Bill 2007 is a fair Ugandan law

By Kintu Nyago

There is a misplaced perception, amongst an influential section of society, on the debate on the Land Amendment Bill, 2007, suggesting that the NRM administration is opposed to the individual ownership of land in general and mailo land tenureship in particular.

Uganda is one of the few countries that constitutionally vests the radical title, or authority over land, in its citizens. For most countries, including Europe, land is owned by the state in trust for its citizens.

However, the NRM Government’s initiated 1995 Constitution article 237 (1) explicitly states that: “Land in Uganda belongs to the citizens of Uganda and shall be vested in them in accordance with the land tenure systems provided for in the Constitution.” The tenure systems are Mailo in addition to customary, freehold, leasehold and public land tenancy.

Hitherto, and even under the 1962 independence constitution, the radical title of land in Uganda had been held by the state in trust for its citizens. Furthermore, Idi Amin revoked the Mailo land system and the payment of busuulu through the Land Reform Decree of 1975. This decree existed for 20 years until 1995, when the NRM administration re-introduced this peculiar land tenure system.

President Museveni also returned Buganda Kingdom’s 350 square miles of mailo land that had been expropriated by the state in the wake of the so called “1966 Revolution”. These facts should put to rest those misplaced views regarding the private ownership of land in Uganda. For land ownership rights, including those of Mailo, were constitutionally entrenched by the same Museveni administration that is being admonished.

The Land Amendment Bill does not deal with the issue of the rights of Mailo land owners and other landlords, because whatever anomalies that they were faced with in the law were adequately settled through our constitutional making process.

Uganda’s current crisis regarding land is one of the illegal evictions of vulnerable bibanja tenants on Mailo land by unscrupulous landlords. This in addition to customary tenants on customary land.

Hence the focus of the Land Bill whose objective is to enhance the protection of lawful and bona fide occupants and occupants on customary land from widespread evictions from land without due regard to their rights as conferred by the Constitution and the Land Act is misplaced. Yes the bibanja and customary tenancy holders (not squatters) are statutory tenants. Recognised and protected by both the constitution and law established.

The peculiarity of Mailo land lies in the fact that since the Busuulu and Envujjo Law of 1928, two legitimate claimants of land are recognised on the same title. These being the usually absentee Mailo landlord, owning the title and any unencumbered land on it, and the more numerous bibanja tenants.

The root cause of this dual ownership is rooted in a history of bizarre colonial social engineering, dating to the 1900 Buganda Agreement. Here the colonialism arrogantly offered gratis, 8,000 square miles of Buganda’s land mass to a few colonial collaborators numbering less than 0.50% of the population, while expropriating the rest as “Crown Land”!

The recipient chiefs were, to paraphrase Lwanga Lunyiigo, “rent harvesters”. Solely interested in parasitically benefiting from Busuulu and Envujjo (rent on land and produce) all extracted from their peasant tenants. As the fine print of the 1900 Buganda Agreement illustrates, the chiefs applied for and got land that in the main was already settled on. Hence it’s the Mailo landlord who imposed himself on the bibanja tenants and not the other way around.
The writer is a political analyst

You can also read the article online at: http://www.newvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=8&newsCategoryId=459&newsId=668016

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akujo wangita amonye thought you might be interested in this article from The
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""

EU threatens Africa with sweeping ban on pesticides

By Franklin Kudjoe

The European Union (EU) plans to save its citizens from a hypothetical threat
by banning a fifth of pesticides, creating a real threat to crop yields, food
prices and the poor—especially in Africa.

The UK’s Pesticide Safety Directorate estimates that the proposals could ban
14% to 23% of agricultural pesticides. A University of Warwick study for the EU
Agriculture Committee predicts a 30% fall in wheat yields and the possible
disappearance of crops such as carrots, parsnips and onions.

Sixteen EU states have warned that the legislation will damage food production
without any benefits to health or the environment. But these chemicals must be
banned “even if the causal link between the activity and the possible harm has
not been proven or the causal link is weak and the harm is unlikely to occur.”

This “precautionary principle” is not just theoretical but official EU
policy. Apply this to pesticides and suddenly chemicals that are only dangerous
in large, concentrated amounts that would never appear in real life are
considered a health threat—even though water in a high enough dose will kill
you too.

The EU’s review of its pesticide rules no longer aims to ensure safe use but
to reduce the use. Whereas the original directive took into account how much of
any given substance was in a product, the new legislation could ban many
ingredients entirely, regardless of the amount: this is the precautionary
principle in action.

The risk from current pesticides is minimal: maximum residual levels, the
amount you can consume daily for a lifetime without adverse effect, and
guidelines for spraying are already enforced. On the other hand, the EU’s new
proposals cause major tangible risks.

According to a study by Sean Rickard of Cranfield University, a ban on just 15%
of pesticides would cut yields enough to push up the price of cereals by a third
and the price of potatoes by a quarter. With food prices already high and
recession biting, this is a real and direct risk to consumers around the world,
especially in poor countries. If that were not enough, chemicals such as
insecticides are not just used on crops but also against diseases.

Mosquitoes transmit hundreds of millions of cases of malaria, dengue and yellow
fever every year. Malaria kills a child in Africa every 30 seconds and threatens
40% of the world’s population. Insects also carry sleeping sickness, river
blindness, Chagas disease and leishmaniasis, threatening around half a billion
people.

These people need the pesticides that are principally produced for agriculture
in rich countries. If that production falls, the price will rise. When DDT, the
most effective anti-malaria weapon ever, was almost eliminated from production
by activists, malaria surged back, bringing death or debilitation in poor
countries.

In addition, countries that export crops to the EU will be hit by the new
rules. Just two years ago, Uganda had to stop spraying tiny amounts of DDT on
walls inside houses in a highly malarial region because of exporters’ fears
that their crops would be (illegally) rejected by the EU—fears fanned by EU
representatives’ statements in Uganda.

Many insecticides used against diseases such as dengue and malaria are
threatened by the EU legislation. Pyrethroids, widely used in the treatment of
bed-nets, could be banned, even if derived from the chrysanthemum and therefore
“natural”.

Meeting convoluted EU health and safety requirements is already expensive and
difficult in countries with poor communications and low literacy.

The risk of poor people in poor countries losing life-saving insecticides and
losing export markets due to EU regulation is clearly high. It is definitely
higher than any detectable risk of any kind from pesticides currently used in
the EU.

Over 160 senior scientists from around the world have signed a petition against
the amendment but the EU’s opaque and tortuous procedures make it very
difficult to track the legislation. The fate of many was decided by a vote this
week in the usually poorly-attended European Parliament-—yet the list of
banned chemicals is still secret, so no-one can do an impact assessment.

The true cost, the true risk, of the precautionary principle in agriculture is
hunger and disease. Eurocrats can perhaps afford the luxury of unscientific
constraints on producers, consumers and taxpayers. But those constraints are a
far greater threat to the sunflower farmer in Kenya and the malaria victim in
Uganda.

EU farmers and consumers are dismissed by supporters of the ban as having
vested interests. EU “qualified majority” voting means no country can veto
it. So it is up to health activists and African exporters to make their
governments complain loudly and visibly to Brussels and expose this underhand
and dangerous move.

This article was co-authored with Erin Wildermuth. Franklin Cudjoe is director
of Imani, an independent policy think-tank in Ghana and Wildermuth is a
Researcher at International Policy Network, London, a development think-tank

You can also read the article online at:
http://www.newvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=8&newsCategoryId=20&newsId=668020

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

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From: Akujo Amonye
Subject: Fw: akujo wangita amonye has sent you a New Vision News Article!
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Date: Friday, 16 January, 2009, 12:57 PM





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--- On Thu, 15/1/09, New Vision Online Division wrote:

From: New Vision Online Division
Subject: akujo wangita amonye has sent you a New Vision News Article!
To: akujo wangita amonye
Date: Thursday, 15 January, 2009, 3:56 PM


Hi there! majid alemi junior

akujo wangita amonye thought you might be interested in this article from The
New Vision online:

They also added this comment:
""

EU threatens Africa with sweeping ban on pesticides

By Franklin Kudjoe

The European Union (EU) plans to save its citizens from a hypothetical threat
by banning a fifth of pesticides, creating a real threat to crop yields, food
prices and the poor—especially in Africa.

The UK’s Pesticide Safety Directorate estimates that the proposals could ban
14% to 23% of agricultural pesticides. A University of Warwick study for the EU
Agriculture Committee predicts a 30% fall in wheat yields and the possible
disappearance of crops such as carrots, parsnips and onions.

Sixteen EU states have warned that the legislation will damage food production
without any benefits to health or the environment. But these chemicals must be
banned “even if the causal link between the activity and the possible harm has
not been proven or the causal link is weak and the harm is unlikely to occur.”

This “precautionary principle” is not just theoretical but official EU
policy. Apply this to pesticides and suddenly chemicals that are only dangerous
in large, concentrated amounts that would never appear in real life are
considered a health threat—even though water in a high enough dose will kill
you too.

The EU’s review of its pesticide rules no longer aims to ensure safe use but
to reduce the use. Whereas the original directive took into account how much of
any given substance was in a product, the new legislation could ban many
ingredients entirely, regardless of the amount: this is the precautionary
principle in action.

The risk from current pesticides is minimal: maximum residual levels, the
amount you can consume daily for a lifetime without adverse effect, and
guidelines for spraying are already enforced. On the other hand, the EU’s new
proposals cause major tangible risks.

According to a study by Sean Rickard of Cranfield University, a ban on just 15%
of pesticides would cut yields enough to push up the price of cereals by a third
and the price of potatoes by a quarter. With food prices already high and
recession biting, this is a real and direct risk to consumers around the world,
especially in poor countries. If that were not enough, chemicals such as
insecticides are not just used on crops but also against diseases.

Mosquitoes transmit hundreds of millions of cases of malaria, dengue and yellow
fever every year. Malaria kills a child in Africa every 30 seconds and threatens
40% of the world’s population. Insects also carry sleeping sickness, river
blindness, Chagas disease and leishmaniasis, threatening around half a billion
people.

These people need the pesticides that are principally produced for agriculture
in rich countries. If that production falls, the price will rise. When DDT, the
most effective anti-malaria weapon ever, was almost eliminated from production
by activists, malaria surged back, bringing death or debilitation in poor
countries.

In addition, countries that export crops to the EU will be hit by the new
rules. Just two years ago, Uganda had to stop spraying tiny amounts of DDT on
walls inside houses in a highly malarial region because of exporters’ fears
that their crops would be (illegally) rejected by the EU—fears fanned by EU
representatives’ statements in Uganda.

Many insecticides used against diseases such as dengue and malaria are
threatened by the EU legislation. Pyrethroids, widely used in the treatment of
bed-nets, could be banned, even if derived from the chrysanthemum and therefore
“natural”.

Meeting convoluted EU health and safety requirements is already expensive and
difficult in countries with poor communications and low literacy.

The risk of poor people in poor countries losing life-saving insecticides and
losing export markets due to EU regulation is clearly high. It is definitely
higher than any detectable risk of any kind from pesticides currently used in
the EU.

Over 160 senior scientists from around the world have signed a petition against
the amendment but the EU’s opaque and tortuous procedures make it very
difficult to track the legislation. The fate of many was decided by a vote this
week in the usually poorly-attended European Parliament-—yet the list of
banned chemicals is still secret, so no-one can do an impact assessment.

The true cost, the true risk, of the precautionary principle in agriculture is
hunger and disease. Eurocrats can perhaps afford the luxury of unscientific
constraints on producers, consumers and taxpayers. But those constraints are a
far greater threat to the sunflower farmer in Kenya and the malaria victim in
Uganda.

EU farmers and consumers are dismissed by supporters of the ban as having
vested interests. EU “qualified majority” voting means no country can veto
it. So it is up to health activists and African exporters to make their
governments complain loudly and visibly to Brussels and expose this underhand
and dangerous move.

This article was co-authored with Erin Wildermuth. Franklin Cudjoe is director
of Imani, an independent policy think-tank in Ghana and Wildermuth is a
Researcher at International Policy Network, London, a development think-tank

You can also read the article online at:
http://www.newvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=8&newsCategoryId=20&newsId=668020

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

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The Middle East's Leading English Language Daily

30/01/2009


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New jail system aims to reform accused
P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News

JEDDAH: Maj. Gen. Ali Al-Harithy, director general of prisons, said yesterday that a plan was under way to introduce alternatives to imprisonment, including parole and posting bail. The Interior Ministry would soon make public the rules and regulations of the new system, he added.
"The move is not aimed at reducing the pressure in Saudi jails," Al-Harithy said in comments published in an Arabic daily. "Our objective is much nobler and greater than that. We want to put in jail only those who deserve it."
Justice Minister Abdullah Al-Asheikh also spoke about alternative punishments recently. "We have already distributed questionnaires among judges to elicit their opinions and proposals on alternative punishments. Many judges favor the idea saying it would contribute to reforming the accused," the minister said.
There are 104 prisons and 12 reformatories across the Kingdom, the Arabic daily said, adding that about 32,000 of 44,600 inmates in Saudi jails are foreigners. Nearly 4,000 youngsters aged between 12 and 18 are living in reformatories. Fifteen committees have been set up to look after the families of prisoners. The prisons chief said the bylaw of the new system is being prepared carefully with the participation of different agencies in the light of the best practices in developed countries. The alternatives include releasing suspects on bail.
As punishment, suspects may be asked to do social services, such as cleaning mosques and schools or taking part in activities of charitable organizations or serving patients in addition to other activities that are beneficial to society.
Al-Harithy narrated the benefits of these alternative punishments. "Jail terms have become a burden for the prisoner as well as his family. We have seen some prisoners returning to jail after being released. This forced us to study alternatives to imprisonment in the light of the experiences of developed countries."
Al-Harithy said about half of the prisoners in Britain spend their term outside prison. "Some countries have adopted very good alternative punishments. We have studied all these best practices to implement a better system," he added.
Speaking about the negative effects of imprisonment, he said, "Many employers refuse to give jobs to released prisoners. Families and relatives look at them differently, and many will be hesitant to marry their girls to former prisoners. Alternative punishment will be a suitable solution to all these problems." Al-Harithy said his department has been studying proposals about alternative punishments for the last seven years. The new move will have positive effects as it will spare a person from spending time with hardened criminals, learning their culture.
He said nobody would remain in jail after the completion of his term. "There are special panels to look at this matter and nobody will stay in prison more or less than his jail terms. A person can get release after spending a quarter of his term if he memorizes parts of the Qur'an or maintains good discipline."

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On Sun, 1/2/09, New Vision Online wrote:

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Subject: akujo wangita amonye has sent you a New Vision News Article!
To: akujo wangita amonye
Date: Sunday, 1 February, 2009, 3:16 PM


Hi there! Majid Amonye Junior.

akujo wangita amonye thought you might be interested in this article from The
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Shocker!

Embattled Boxing Chief Ddungu voted as UOC President

By James Bakama and
Norman Katende

MAJ Gen. Francis Nyangweso’s 28-year reign as Uganda Olympic Committee boss
was dramatically brought to an end yesterday.

Nyangweso was defeated 14-6 in a UOC election by his vice president Rogers
Ddungu, whose nomination for the top post got most of the outgoing team off
guard.

Ddungu also heads the local amateur boxing body, whose activities are currently
under ministerial halt due to a federation feud.

It later turned out that Moses Twesigomwe, who had initially emerged as
Nyangweso’s only challenger, was a decoy.

It dawned on the Nyangweso team that they had been sent running in the wrong
direction when Twesigomwe, a former UOC vice president, stood down for Ddungu.
“I commend Nyangweso for all his achievements. We shall always consult him
given his IOC status, but we shall also work jointly with government,”
promised Ddungu in his victory speech.

Nyangweso, who however retains an executive post by virtue of being an IOC
council member, also saw the bulk of his team ejected in the tense poll at
Imperial Royale Hotel.

Ddungu’s rise to one of the most powerful local sports positions followed his
nomination by Andrew Tashobya (basketball) and David Kyambadde (boxing).
Mubiru and badminton boss William Tumwine were elected vic presidents.

Another long serving executive member Gabriel Oloka was trounced 15-5 by former
UOC committee member Peninah Kabenge for the post of secretary.

Treasurer Salim Musoke was also beaten by a 13-7 margin by local archery boss
Andrew Omalla Geno.

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On Sun, 1/2/09, Radio Academy wrote:

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Subject: newsletter February 2nd 2009
To: Newsletter
Date: Sunday, 1 February, 2009, 7:18 PM




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Our new website goes live on Thursday. We hope you like the improved
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able to end the confusion between radioacademy.org and radioacademy.org.uk.
The .org address will be our official and only home. Please have a look at
the new site and give us your feedback.



The distribution system for the weekly newsletter and our e-flyers will also
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that the right messages reach the right people. Our thanks to Justin and the
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We have decided to postpone registration for our Radio & Music Forum until
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chairman of the BPI, Tony Wadsworth, and the new chair of the Music Managers
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A fond farewell to Paul Brown who formally steps down from RadioCentre this
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country and we wish him a happy retirement. And congratulations to our
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The Middle East's Leading English Language Daily

02/02/2009


Hello, Majid Amonye Junior.

kadara kursum is suggesting the following article from http://www.arabnews.com:
Obama says US can work with Muslims
Arab News

JEDDAH: President Barack Obama told the Organization of Islamic Conference that he has full confidence that the United States can work together with the world's largest grouping of Muslims, the OIC said yesterday.
In a letter to OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Obama said he would work to improve relations with the group, the Jeddah-based organization said in a statement.
It did not release the text of the letter.
Obama also thanked the OIC, which represents 1.5 billion Muslims in 57 countries, for congratulating him on his inauguration on Jan. 20, the organization said.
In an open letter published in major US newspapers on Jan. 21, the OIC urged Obama to work for a "shared" peace in the world rather than one that is "imposed." "We warmly welcome your expressed desire to give a major address in a Muslim nation soon after you assume the presidency and hope it will mark the beginning of a more fruitful and better-informed dialogue between the West and the Muslim world," the OIC said in its letter to Obama.
"We firmly believe that America, with your guidance, can help foster that peace, though real peace can only be shared - never imposed. A nation can either be great or feared, but rarely both at the same time."

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

The Middle East's Leading English Language Daily

02/02/2009


Hello, Majid Amonye Junior.

kadara kursum is suggesting the following article from http://www.arabnews.com:
Obama says US can work with Muslims
Arab News

JEDDAH: President Barack Obama told the Organization of Islamic Conference that he has full confidence that the United States can work together with the world's largest grouping of Muslims, the OIC said yesterday.
In a letter to OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Obama said he would work to improve relations with the group, the Jeddah-based organization said in a statement.
It did not release the text of the letter.
Obama also thanked the OIC, which represents 1.5 billion Muslims in 57 countries, for congratulating him on his inauguration on Jan. 20, the organization said.
In an open letter published in major US newspapers on Jan. 21, the OIC urged Obama to work for a "shared" peace in the world rather than one that is "imposed." "We warmly welcome your expressed desire to give a major address in a Muslim nation soon after you assume the presidency and hope it will mark the beginning of a more fruitful and better-informed dialogue between the West and the Muslim world," the OIC said in its letter to Obama.
"We firmly believe that America, with your guidance, can help foster that peace, though real peace can only be shared - never imposed. A nation can either be great or feared, but rarely both at the same time."

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

Why people of West Nile are not happy with President
Hassan K. Fungaroo

Desperate for a propaganda that can show that the NRM is popular in West Nile, Arua RDC, rtd Maj. Ibrahim Abiriga, during President Museveni’s visit to Arua last month, dressed up NRM-O supporters in bought Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) T-shirts and paraded them before unsuspecting journalists as ‘new arrivals’ who defected from FDC to the ruling party.

FDC is a party with a stone-cast support in West Nile and indeed the greater north. In this region, genuine FDC members didn’t and can’t cross to NRM. However, opportunistic individuals, seeking just a day’s cash for malwa or waragi can purport to have swapped allegiance to NRM.

The same thing was done in Obongi, when Mr Museveni visited there in April/May last year. The true political identities of voters in the region have been manifest at the ballot, causing President Museveni sleepless nights.

For the local NRM cadres, buying a few FDC membership cards and T-shirts and turning them over to the ruling party in the presence of a top government ideologue, is a method of giving accountability for the millions of mobilisation money they receive from State House, which is part of taxpayers’ money dispensed for political patronage.

In January, the media quoted Maj. Abiriga as alleging that I was coordinating recruitment of West Nile youth into LRA ranks. This is a lie. It is open knowledge that LRA conscripts children who are later trained to become killing ‘machines’. I, like other peace lovers, abhor this human tragedy.

This explains why Maj. Abiriga, a first-time RDC, was disapproved and harshly criticised by his senior colleague, Mr Charles Byamukama, the Yumbe RDC, in whose district the purported recruits received rudimentary military drills in December last year before moving to Garamba in the DRC.

Maj. Abiriga, a former rebel, has by some happy accident, turned to serve President Museveni’s repressive regime. He should therefore be the last of souls to claim a moral high ground to indict, or victimise innocent citizens fighting to overcome government’s neglect of West Nile.

In politics, you can’t sustain rented support. Politicians of value loathe this deluge of falsehoods. I invite Maj. Abiriga to join FDC and practise the truth to develop Uganda evenly.

Today, the real challenges facing the people of West Nile include completion of the already-behind-the-schedule Nyagak Hydropower Dam in Paidha to guarantee cheaper electricity not just for lighting houses, lodges and streets but manufacturing as well. Companies supplying electricity in the region from thermal plants are ungrateful cheats - exploiting consumers while supplying darkness.

The booming trade with South Sudan ought to be regulated; the Kampala authorities must exercise their diplomatic leverage to guarantee safety of Ugandan traders operating in Sudan, and upgrading the 98-kilometre Vurra-Arua-Koboko-Oraba road should be expedited. Maj. Abiriga should remind President Museveni of the pledge he made during the campaign for the 2006 elections to tarmac the Koboko-Yumbe-Moyo-Adjumani road.

Today, West Nile needs more doctors at public hospitals that also require urgent face-lift and drugs. Deliberate action should also be taken to revive the region’s former academic power houses such as St. Joseph’s College Ombaci, Mvara, Nyapea, etc.


We may disagree politically but providing quality education and health care must have no political colour or regional biases. The people of West Nile are not happy with Museveni’s regime because of the grinding poverty facing them.

Mr Fungaroo is MP for Obongi and shadow Minister for the Presidency and anti-Corruption

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UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

We are peaceful souls.




----- Forwarded Message ----
From: New Vision Online Division
To: akujowangita amonye in uk
Sent: Tuesday, 17 March, 2009 17:23:45
Subject: akujowangita amonye in uk has sent you a New Vision News Article!


Hi there! majid alemi junior.

akujowang@yahoo.co.uk thought you might be interested in this article from The New Vision online: http://www.newvision.co.ug

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Busoga’s fertile land is the answer

EDITOR—I wish to react to Mr. Muweesi’s letter entitled “Busoga needs Federo to develop” published on March 9. Busoga does not need federo.

Muweesi is probably the only Musoga who wants it! It is only unfortunate that the Government policies have not favoured the development in the region. I do not think it was ‘Federo’ that helped Busoga to shine from the early 60s until the late 80s.

The Government of the day helped Jinja by making it the industrial hub of Uganda. In other parts of Busoga, cotton and coffee which were the main cash crops of Uganda were widely grown. What we now need in Busoga is to change our attitude from self-pity and redeem our self-esteem.

We have plenty of good land and we need to put it to good use and the rest will be history. Look at the beautiful hills like Masese, Bugembe, Mafubira and Mairombili surrounding Jinja town.

One wonders who the owners of this land are and why they cannot make it productive! Muweesi suggests tourism but that alone cannot sustain the whole region.

We don’t actually need ministerial appointments anymore in Busoga because it is apparent that all those that are appointed remain either as figure- heads or are too weak to advise the Government on sustainable development projects ideal for Busoga. I am glad the President has now started meeting teachers. They are far more focused than politicians.

Waibi Zironda
Kayiti, Namutumba

You can also read the article online at: http://www.newvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=8&newsCategoryId=21&newsId=674830

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

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akujowangita amonye in uk thought you might be interested in this article from The New Vision online: http://www.newvision.co.ug

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Women MPs root for girls’ education

Women MPs have petitioned the Government to increase funding towards educating girls living in the war-ravaged north, reports Mary Karugaba. The Uganda Women Parliamentary Association chairperson, Jane Alisemera, recently asked the Government to reconsider the affirmative action for girls in the north.

This was during a press conference held at Parliament to launch the Funding Appeal for the Girl-child Education Investment as part of the celebrations to mark the International Women’s Day. Quoting statistics on education, Alisemera said the adult literacy rate for females had stagnated at 57%, adding that this resulted into little knowledge for women to access family planning messages.

She said the female population in the north was more than that of men, which meant that having less educated and empowered women created a big dependency burden.

You can also read the article online at: http://www.newvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=8&newsCategoryId=16&newsId=674815

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

Africa in Motion Newsletter March 09



Call for Entries - Africa in Motion Short Film Competition





Gaston Kaboré, from Burkina Faso, who chaired the jury of the AiM Short Film Competition in 2008

Photo: Claire Cox



For the second year, the Africa in Motion (AiM) film festival is inviting African filmmakers to submit short films of up to 30 minutes for the festival's short film competition. In order to target the competition specifically towards young and emerging African film talent, filmmakers who enter a film for consideration must not have completed a feature-length film previously. Films entered must have been completed in 2006 or after.



A shortlist from all the entries will be selected in July and announced by the end of August 2009. From this shortlist, the competition winner will be chosen by a high profile jury and announced at an awards ceremony at the Africa in Motion festival in October 2009. The jury will consist of local and international film specialists and established African filmmakers.



All shortlisted films will be screened at the festival. In addition to the overall first prize selected by the jury, an audience choice award will be selected by the audience at the screenings and announced at the end of the festival.



The deadline for competition entries is 30 June 2009. Please see the AiM website - http://www.africa-in-motion.org.uk/competition.html for full submission guidelines and to download the entry form. Please email the festival director Lizelle Bisschoff for further enquires at: submissions@africa-in-motion.org.uk.



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Volunteers running the AiM stall in 2008

Photo: Claire Cox



We are seeking volunteers to assist with the organisation of Africa in Motion 2009. If you have enjoyed previous AiM film festivals, have a passion for film and Africa and a bit of free time on your hands between May and October this year, please get in touch with festival director Lizelle Bisschoff - lizelle@africa-in-motion.org.uk



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The Middle East's Leading English Language Daily

17/03/2009


Hello, majid alemi junior.

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Al-Jawhara to Saudi women: Do not accept half-solutions
Omaima Al-Fardan I Arab News

JEDDAH: A seat in the Council of Ministers was among the most pressing demands made by Saudi women who attended a special function held on Saturday night by the Jeddah Literary Club to honor a number of Saudi women for their outstanding accomplishments on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.
Deputy Chairman of the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) Al-Jawhara Al-Anqari disagreed with the system having gender segregation in schools and in the administration of education.
She said that since education is a human right for all there is no need for such separation. “Women were consulted during the early days of Islam. Such authority was acceptable then,” she said.
In her speech after being decorated, Al-Jawhara called on Saudi women to strongly defend all God-given rights.
“Do not accept half-solutions,” she added.
Saudi columnist Aziza Al-Manie presented a working paper in agreement with Al-Jawhara’s views.
The paper highlighted the achievements realized by Saudi women, the most recent being the appointment of Noura Al-Fayez as deputy education minister for girls’ affairs.
The men who attended the lecture did not hide their unhappiness over the views expressed in the paper, particularly that it pointed accusing fingers at them as being responsible for the loss of the rights of the Saudi women in society.
Renowned Saudi poet Halemah Mozzafar, who moderated the function, tried her best to reduce the number of interruptions during the speech.
Saeed Al-Ghamdi joined the forces calling for coeducation. He underlined the importance of coexistence between the two genders at the elementary-school level.
Supporting the idea, Khadeeja Al-Sabban, a teacher at a local college of education, called for a clear-cut distinction between khulwa (illegal seclusion of a man and a woman behind closed doors) and coexistence.
Dalal Aziz Dia, deputy director of Jeddah Radio, downplayed the women-versus-men debate by saying women are not in a race against men.
She referred to the support she had received from her father and brother in her career development.
Poet Thuraya Al-Areedh concluded the function by reciting a number of her poems.
“Forgive me for being sleepy,” she begged the audience..
The Literary Club honored a number of pioneering Saudi women who have excelled in various fields, including poetry, art, social work and medicine..

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

On Tue, 17/3/09, City Circle Announcement wrote:


From: City Circle Announcement
Subject: City Circle Appoints New Chair
To: kadarakursum alemi in uk
Date: Tuesday, 17 March, 2009, 9:28 AM


City Circle Appoints New Chair



We are pleased to mark the City Circle ’s 10th anniversary of life. Following a decade of Friday Circles and strategic community projects we are proud of the success we have enjoyed in terms of our original motto of using our professional training and networks to 'put back into the wider community', irrespective of faith or background.



Our key objective, since our launch in 1999, has been to create a safe space for British Muslim communities to develop an internal critical attitude, bold enough to address our issues head on whilst also taking the time to be as inclusive as possible to nurture genuine community development and growth, rather than having a reactionary agenda. This careful balancing act has harnessed the tremendous contribution made by the sheer diversity of men and women, different theological backgrounds and expressions of faith, academics, practitioners and scholars, all gathering together, once a week to publicly question and debate the burning issues of the moment. Whilst we would not have done justice to all topics and community segments, we have trail blazed independent, intelligent and progressive debate which has resulted in tangible community empowerment.



Over the decade our projects have included a Supplementary Saturday School , Mentoring Scheme, Helping London’s Homeless, Alternative Madrassah School and countless charitable events raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for local and overseas causes. These City Circle projects are run by hundreds of self-less volunteers over the last 10 years who have been the backbone of our work and have benefited thousands of young people in our local communities.



In line with our continuous pursuit of injecting creative thought, new blood and fresh ideas, we are pleased to announce the launch of the new management team for 2009. The new management structure will incorporate all trustees and management committee members into a single decision making body which will manage the day-to-day business of the City Circle, the Management Executive team, whilst the Trustees will have the additional legal responsibility of ensuring the City Circle’s compliance with its charitable objects. Asim Siddiqui steps down in his current role as Chairman, as does Usama Hasan in his role as Director. We thank them for their dedicated service and their significant contribution in those roles.



We are delighted to welcome the appointment of a new Chairperson, a number of new Trustees, and our dedicated Management Executive team with areas of responsibility:



- Dr Rabia Malik, Chairwoman/Trustee

Strategy/direction

- Yahya Birt, Trustee

Public policy and Community debate

- Sid Djerfi, Trustee

Youth and Education

- Khola Hasan, Management Executive

Inter-faith relations

- Dr Usama Hasan, Management Executive

Theological engagement

- Tosifa Mustafa, Management Executive

Welfare and development

- Andleen Razzaq, Trustee

Women’s empowerment

- Sobia Razzaq, Management Executive

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- Asim Siddiqui, Trustee

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- Shahedah Vawda, Trustee

Climate Change and Civil liberties

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Human rights campaigns



For more information, please contact:



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UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

Hi there! majid alemi junor

akujowangita amonye in uk thought you might be interested in this article from The Sunday Vision online: http://www.sundayvision.co.ug

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‘I rejected Obote’s despotic proposals’

Cuthbert Obwangor, 89, is one of the UPC’s founding members and served as Milton Obote’s minister of regional affairs. He told Titus Kakembo how he denounced Obote’s dictatorship...

After climbing a flight of stairs, a youthful Jessica Alupo Obwangor leads me through numerous poorly lit rooms before getting to a study which doubles as a bedroom. The time is 8:00am on a Saturday. And Cuthbert Obwangor, 89, is already leafing through pages of a fading book on law. The venue is his mansion, Alakara Hall, in Teso Inn, Soroti.

“Before you were born I was in Kenya. That is how I met A.M. (Apollo Milton Obote, the former Uganda’s head of state ) who was a founding member of the Kenya African Union (KANU),” Obwangor reminisces. At the time (1942-1952) Obwangor was working for the East African Railways and Harbours. “While there we did every kind of job. We used to trade in chicken, cereals and livestock. That is how we were able to sustain ourselves and send some money back home,” Obwangor continues.

Beaming with a smile of satisfaction, Obwangor says it was while there that the political fires in both of them (Obote and Obwangor) got ignited. Especially when they rubbed shoulders with Uhuru crusader Jomo Kenyatta, Tom Mboya, Dedan Kimathi and J. M. Kariuki during Mau Mau war of independence.

Going through those hazy memories, Obwangor looks at the faded law books, old newspapers and tattered magazines gracing the shelves. The morning sunlight sneaks in through gaping window panes to illuminate his fading memories. You cannot miss the interior decoration of his house which is dominated by the stuffed skulls of wild animals and trophies he shot during the hunting expeditions of his youthful days.

“Later on, Obote earned a living, first as a salesman before becoming a construction worker in Nairobi,” the old man narrates. “He had a convincing tongue. I remember before getting intoxicated with power A.M. was such a down-to-earth person, humane and so lovable.”

Jogging his memory, Obwangor’s face lights up as his wrinkled fingers run through the scanty grey hair left on his head. He says, although Obote was a Langi, he worked in Buganda and Kenya during most of his youthful days. It was in 1956 that Obote returned to Uganda from Kenya and took the political scene by storm. He went to Lango District to replace a local Uganda National Congress (UNC) party leader who had been imprisoned. Two years later (1958,) Obote contested in Uganda’s first direct elections later that year, he won in Lango, he continued on an upward trend.

“Later A.M. became president of the UNC, one of many parties that tried to forge unity in a bid to achieve independence from Great Britain. In 1960, Obote founded the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) and became its president.”

When a 1961 conference provided for elections leading to independence, he allied his party with the Kabaka Yekka party in order to defeat Benedicto Kiwanuka’s ruling Democratic Party. The coalition gained a majority of the Ugandan votes, and Obote became Uganda’s Prime minister. He presided over the British withdrawal from Uganda in October 1962.

According to Obwangor, the fall of Obote began in 1966. By then his rivals for leadership within the UPC were supported by some prominent Baganda politicians. They used the evidence revealed by Idi Amin’s gold deposit in the bank to claim that he and his closest associates were corrupt. He was accused of conducting a secret foreign policy for personal gain, to a tune of £25,000.

Obwangor says Obote denied the charge and said the money was spent to buy ammunition for rebel leader Olenga’s Congolese troops. And come February 4, 1966, while Obote was away on a trip to the north of the country, UPC members of parliament passed an effective “no confidence” vote against him. Obote was faced with a nearly unanimous disavowal by his governing party and national parliament, many people expected Obote to resign. Instead he resorted to Amin and the army. Next was a coup d’état against his own government in order to stay in power.

“I remember it was only the radical UPC member, John Kakonge, who voted against the motion. Typical of African politicians, Obote, expected defeat at the hands of his own ministers. He became paranoid and arrested Balaki Kirya, George Magezi, Mathias Ngobi and Dr. Lumu, all of whom he detained without trial,” Obwangor recalls.

“When my plea for their fair trial was rejected by Obote, I submitted my resignation as minister of regional affairs on July 11 in 1967.”



Shortly after, he too was arrested for refusing to submit to the principle of collective cabinet responsibility in supporting Obote’s proposal to grant him more powers as president. This anti-climax of his political life came when he was at the peak of his political career.

Obwangor explains: “By the way as one of the UPC founder members. By 1967 I had become its national treasurer and administrator. I remember interacting with Yoweri Museveni, Bidandi Ssali and the late James Wapakhabulo, who were still boys then. They often came to my office which was located on Nakasero hill.” These and numerous associates of his were surprised when he opposed Obote’s dictatorial proposals. He declined to endorse the making of the 1967 Constitution that was drafted by former president Godfrey Binaisa. Obote legitimised his coup by engineering the pigeon hole constitution which abolished traditional kingdoms.

Things were never the same. In 1969 there was an assassination attempt on Obote at Lugogo Indoor Stadium, but it flopped. Thereafter, he dealt with the opposition ruthlessly. Many politicians were jailed. “I was against keeping people in prison without trial. This state of affairs continued until 1971 while he was in Singapore and Amin toppled him,” Obwangor says.

Between 1986-1994, as a member of the National Resistance Council, Obwangor was as controversial as always. He protested against the use of Sura Mbaya (army helicopter gunships) to mop rebels out of Teso. He later spoke out against the Government’s privatisation plan.

Today, although out of active politics, Obwangor still holds civic education classes to sensitise and change voting trends in Teso. He challenges the poor to cast their vote for a leader who feels indebted to them.

Born November 4, 1920 in Omagoro village, Obwangor went to Ngora Catholic Church Primary School, Namilyango College, Nyenga Seminary and Coventry College in the UK.

Full of surprises, when Soroti had written Obwangor off as a spent force he hit the local deadlines by marrying Alupo. Today they have three sons, who are the spitting images of their elderly father.



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