Monday, December 29, 2008

we wish all ugandans brothers and sisters. a happy kwanza, and prosperious new year 2009

we in bc. wish all ugandans brothers andsisters back home, as well around the globe. a happy kwanza day, and prosperious new year 2009. from. Mr.&.Mrs. Mariam Majid Alemi Junior, & Family. in bc. vancouver, western canada. peace,love,unity. are the way to success.

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UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

On Sat, 3/1/09, Akujo Amonye wrote:

From: Akujo Amonye
Subject: Fw: akujowangita amonyeuk has sent you a New Vision News Article!
To: "kadara kursum" alemi
Date: Saturday, 3 January, 2009, 4:09 PM





We are peaceful souls.


--- On Sat, 3/1/09, New Vision Online Division wrote:

From: New Vision Online Division
Subject: akujowangita amonye uk has sent you a New Vision News Article!
To: akujowangita amonye uk
Date: Saturday, 3 January, 2009, 4:05 PM


Hi there! majid alemi junior.

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

They also added this comment:
""

Britain wanted to settle Jewish refugees from eastern Europe in Uganda!

AS we watch with horror, the latest round of blood-bath in the Middle East,
lest us, as Ugandans, count our blessings. Under the so-called Uganda Plan of
1904, Uganda had been offered by the British government to Jewish refugees from
eastern Europe as an ideal location in the sun to start a Zionist homeland. (The
Jews of Nairobi, 1903-1962, by Julius Carlebach).

But thanks to Lord Delamere, a leading British settler in Kenya, a letter
appeared in The Times of London, which warned: “Feeling here are very strong
against introduction of alien Jews flood of people of that class sure to lead to
trouble with the natives, jealous of their rights..

Englishmen here appeal to public opinion against the arbitrary proceeding and
consequent swamping bright future of the country. We will not accept alien Jews
in our midst and are prepared to resist the same by all means in our power”.

Strange as it is, it is clear at that time until quite recently, that the
British at home and in the colonies hated and despised the Jews just as much, if
not more than they did the black people; hence the comment that “we will not
accept alien Jews in our midst and are prepared to resist the same by all means
in our power”.

They need not have worried. A year later in 1905, the British offer in Uganda
was rejected at the seventh Zionist Congress in Basel. Led by Theodore Herzl,
the Jews rejected the offer of Uganda, which they also considered alien, and
demanded the right to settle in their biblical promised land, Palestine.

Thank God, they rejected the British offer! But what if they had accepted and
settled in Uganda? This is the question I recently put to my Jewish friend, Ben
Miller who asked me to put the question to the British. As far as he and other
Jews are concerned, the question doesn’t arise now because it was settled in
1905.

Sam Akaki



You can also read the article online at:
http://www.newvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=8&newsCategoryId=21&newsId=666714

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

Hi there! brother. majid alemi junior. bc

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

They also added this comment:
""

Kyeyo money reaches $1b

By David Muwanga

REMITTANCES from Ugandans living abroad hit sh1.9 trillion in the financial
year 2007/08, the Bank of Uganda governor has said.

“Nkuba Kyeyos invest heavily in housing, education, health and
remittances,” Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile said.

“Bank of Uganda estimates show that from 2000 to 2007, remittances averaged
$341.2m per annum, almost equivalent to foreign direct investments that averaged
$345.5m during the same period,” he said during a summit at Hotel Africana in
Kampala.

The workshop was organised by the Uganda Investment Authority and was aimed at
attracting Ugandans in the Diaspora to invest home.

It was attended by Ugandans living in the UK, US, Ireland, Canada, Australia
and Germany.

Mutebile said the remittances have been growing at an annual average of 20%..
“These remittances play an important role in poverty reduction, not only
through increased household purchasing power for essentials like food, housing,
education and health but also as a source of insurance from economic
downturns,” he said.
However, the remittances come with challenges.

“The remitter can not directly observe the activities of the recipients
acting on his or her behalf.”

“The information asymmetry between the former and the latter often leads to
moral hazard problems.”

“The growing importance of remittances in the balance of payments calls for
urgent mechanisms to resolve the challenges in order to seize the benefits to
Uganda, while minimising the risks to our Nkuba Kyeyos.”

“It is incumbent upon the Government and Bank of Uganda to establish the
legal, institutional governance and financial infrastructure to support the
safety and effectiveness of remittances,” the governor concluded.


You can also read the article online at:
http://www.newvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=8&newsCategoryId=220&newsId=666700

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

On Sat, 3/1/09, Akujo Amonye

From: Akujo Amonye
Subject: Fw: akujowangita amonye uk has sent you a New Vision News Article!
To: "kadara kursum"
Date: Saturday, 3 January, 2009, 4:08 PM





We are peaceful souls.


--- On Sat, 3/1/09, New Vision Online Division wrote:

From: New Vision Online Division
Subject: akujowangita amonye uk has sent you a New Vision News Article!
To: akujowangita amonye uk
Date: Saturday, 3 January, 2009, 4:04 PM


Hi there! brother. majid alemi junior.

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

They also added this comment:
""

God wants us all to live harmoniously

NINE years after the proclamation of ‘the end of the world’, there still
seems to be no clear-cut signal that the world is about to end. Nonetheless, we
thank the Lord for giving us a lease of life as we begin the New Year.

Looking at the events in our country in 2008 in the realm of politics,
religion, culture and of course the economy, it obviously seems that we are
living in a vicious cycle of our own lives; same old corruption, same infighting
between traditional groups, unbalanced economy and quick game-playing by
religious institutions, save for the biting poverty and corruption.

For those still grabbing the most they can from the poor thinking the world is
about to end, their’s might end before their targets. It is about time
Ugandans lived in harmony as brothers and sisters, stopped living as though the
world was ending today.

We all found this world here and shall all leave it when our time comes. How
important it would be if we left this world a better place for the future
generations to come or better still intact the way we found it!

As the New Year unfolds, everyone must look deep into their hearts and ask
themselves how many people they have blessed on their journey through 2008. God
wants us to live harmoniously and to treat each other in a spirit of Happy new
year to all Ugandans.

Deo T. Kabwende


You can also read the article online at:
http://www.newvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=8&newsCategoryId=21&newsId=666710

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

On Sat, 3/1/09, Akujo Amonye

From: Akujo Amonye
Subject: Fw: akujowangita amonye uk has sent you a New Vision News Article!
To: "kadara kursum"
Date: Saturday, 3 January, 2009, 4:08 PM





We are peaceful souls.


--- On Sat, 3/1/09, New Vision Online Division wrote:

From: New Vision Online Division
Subject: akujowangita amonye uk has sent you a New Vision News Article!
To: akujowangita amonye uk
Date: Saturday, 3 January, 2009, 4:04 PM


Hi there! brother. majid alemi junior.

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

They also added this comment:
""

God wants us all to live harmoniously

NINE years after the proclamation of ‘the end of the world’, there still
seems to be no clear-cut signal that the world is about to end. Nonetheless, we
thank the Lord for giving us a lease of life as we begin the New Year.

Looking at the events in our country in 2008 in the realm of politics,
religion, culture and of course the economy, it obviously seems that we are
living in a vicious cycle of our own lives; same old corruption, same infighting
between traditional groups, unbalanced economy and quick game-playing by
religious institutions, save for the biting poverty and corruption.

For those still grabbing the most they can from the poor thinking the world is
about to end, their’s might end before their targets. It is about time
Ugandans lived in harmony as brothers and sisters, stopped living as though the
world was ending today.

We all found this world here and shall all leave it when our time comes. How
important it would be if we left this world a better place for the future
generations to come or better still intact the way we found it!

As the New Year unfolds, everyone must look deep into their hearts and ask
themselves how many people they have blessed on their journey through 2008. God
wants us to live harmoniously and to treat each other in a spirit of Happy new
year to all Ugandans.

Deo T. Kabwende


You can also read the article online at:
http://www.newvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=8&newsCategoryId=21&newsId=666710

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

On Sat, 3/1/09, Akujo Amonye wrote:

From: Akujo Amonye
Subject: Fw: Interesting story from News24
To: "kadara kursum"
Date: Saturday, 3 January, 2009, 3:47 PM





We are peaceful souls.


--- On Sat, 3/1/09, wrote:

From: kadara kursum uk
Subject: Interesting story from News24
To: akujo wangita amonye uk
Cc: kadara kursum amonye uk
Date: Saturday, 3 January, 2009, 2:05 PM


More news at www.news24.com
Read the story online:
http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_2448174,00.html
Sent by: kadara kursum

UK sets new drug guidelines

Jan 03 2009 11:06:46:540AM
Britain's healthcare watchdog has announced new rules for the approval of drugs that could give British people with terminal illnesses longer to live.
London - Britain's healthcare cost-effectiveness watchdog announced new rules for the approval of drugs on Friday that could give British people with terminal illnesses longer to live.
A cancer support group said 10 000 patients a year could benefit from the rule change.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) said the new guidelines would ensure that its independent advisory bodies fully considered all the benefits when making recommendations on treatments that extend the life of patients who don't have long to live.
NICE decides which treatments are made available under Britain's state-funded National Health Service (NHS).
The new rules will give terminally ill patients access to treatments that, although shown to extend patients' lives, would normally be considered by NICE to be too expensive.
Treatments that may be considered under the new rules are intended for patients with less than two years to live and must be licenced for treating small numbers of patients.
There would have to be evidence that the treatment can extend a patient's life by at least three months compared to the current NHS treatment, NICE said.
Another condition is that there is no alternative treatment with comparable benefits available on the NHS.
NICE's appraisal committees will be asked to consider whether the extra cost of the treatment is justified, given the special benefit of life-extending treatments for patients who are only expected to live for a short time.
The new rules, issued following a public consultation, will come into effect in time for the January meetings of NICE's appraisal committees.
Rachel Rowson, policy manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, which helps people affected by cancer, welcomed the new rules.
"We hope this will now mean that people with rarer cancers and those at the end-of-life stage get access to the drugs they need on the NHS. Macmillan estimates that 10 000 patients a year will benefit from this," she said in a statement.
The new rules follow a decision by British authorities in November to allow private top-up payments for cancer and other costly drugs within the state health service.

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

The Middle East's Leading English Language Daily

03/01/2009


Hello, brother. majid alemi junior

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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UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

The Middle East's Leading English Language Daily

03/01/2009


Hello, brother. majid alemi junior

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.



Copyright:Arab News © 2003 All rights reserved. Site designed by: arabix and powered by Eima IT

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

crises: in the moddle east. and the war in gaza. Israeili government violated international law by invading gaza, more thern 500 palestinians killed by IDF. in cold blood, this include women, childrens, more thern 2,755 injured. therefore the Israili government are outlaw government, all Israeili former and present heads of states, the defence minister, plus those in the government authrised this ILLEGAL actions against palestinians people to face war crime \, the International criminal court to Issue International Arrest warrant and try the above mention criminals. include the american and brtish authority who supplied heavy guns to israeil that killing palestinians civilians, george bush junior, and tony blair formar prime minister of britain also committed war crime to invade iraq, resulted to more thern 2millions iraqi civilians murdered by american and british forces that invaded ira ILLEGALY, therefore they are to betried also, present american and british government are also declayerd outlaw government. all those government that suported Israel to commit this crime face sunctions. the peaceful nations should boycourt and stop all planes from those countries mention to travel in their countries, all Israeili ambassadors, amiricans ambassador, including british ambassador to expelled worldwide. efective Immediately. with no delay. until further notice. I will continue. in next Issue. the countries mentions above caused alot of death around the globe. lootings, rapings, ETC eleven mosques is bombed yesterday in gaza by Notorious Israeili soldiers.

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

Uganda bars Gaddafi kings' forum



Uganda has stopped a planned meeting of African traditional rulers led by Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi, saying it would be too political.

The group had planned to discuss Col Gaddafi's plans for African unity, such as a single currency and army.

This contravened Uganda's constitution, which bans traditional leaders from politics, an official said.

The forum was launched last year, when more than 200 African kings and rulers named Col Gaddafi "king of kings".

Senior foreign ministry official James Mugume issued a statement saying that having traditional rulers discuss political issues without a mandate from their governments could lead to instability, reports the New Vision newspaper.

About 200 kings, princes, sultans, sheikhs and traditional leaders had been due to attend the meeting in Kampala on Tuesday to elect a secretary general for the eastern zone of the organisation, the paper says.

Col Gaddafi has been promoting his vision of African unity for several years but Africa's political leaders are lukewarm about his vision of a single government.

Correspondents say he launched the forum of traditional rulers so they could join his campaign and press Africa's national governments to sign up to his vision.



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This is an enquiry e-mail via http://www.connectuganda.com from:
Majid Alemi Junior & Family.

Dear. Mike,Muloki,&Queenie. thank you queenie of airing my message last week. nice for you people of connect uganda to bring ugandans communities back home, as well around the globe. to share their Ideas via your sunday family show. also a special greetings to president elect. barack obama the family. as the dreams comes true. the words of my late. dad, Mzee Baba. RIP.al-haji Idi Amin dada who siad in 1974. that one day the black african will be the president of united states of america. the world witness it on january.20,2009 in dc. washington. black african will be swon in for the first time in american history. the father from kenya east africa. the credit goes to african continent. long live mr. president, the first african lady in the white house. mr. president,all our eyes are on you, for the changes you promise the nation to restore americas image & moral around the world. welcome aboard. also I send greetings to my family of alemi wherever they are, around the world. to
my special wife & the kids in vancouver, bc. to all those who are listening connect uganda rite now. to all ugandans community in bc. to fellow ugandans brothers and sisters back home, as well around the world, and arua & koboko in particular. to all connect uganda dream teams. we give each of you. 1000% marks the job weldome. love. from Majid Alemi Junior & Family. in bc. Vancouver. western canada. yes we can. and changes is coming in the white house. long live obama. peace,love,unity are always my motto.

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We are peaceful souls.




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Sent: Friday, 16 January, 2009 13:03:24
Subject: akujo wangita amonye has sent you a New Vision News Article!


Hi there! majid alemi junior [amonye]

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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""

Boxing hero Leo Rwabwogo is dead

By James Bakama

ONE of Uganda’s last surviving sports heroes is dead. He was 58 years old.
Leo Rwabwogo, winner of two Olympic medals, collapsed and died while tending to his garden in Rugongo village, Kabarole district yesterday.

Rwabwogo, is the only Ugandan to have won two Olympic medals. As a flyweight boxer in 1968 he won a bronze at the Mexico Games.

He improved on the feat with silver four years later at the Munich edition of the prestigious event.

By press time yesterday a burial date was yet to be fixed for the retired fighter who lived in Mbagane village. A nephew Charles Kagaba said burial would be in Mbagane on Kijura road on the outskirts of Fort Portal town.

Rwabwogo’s bronze in Mexico City made him the first Ugandan to make it to the Olympic medal podium. He was followed a day later by bantamweight Eridad Mukwanga who won silver. Mukwanga died in 1997.

John “The Beast” Mugabi has the only other Olympic boxing medal –– a silver he won at the 1980 games in Moscow.
John Akii-Bua, a 400m hurdles gold medallist in 1972 and Davis Kamoga, a 1996 Atlanta 400m bronze medallist, are the other Olympic medallists.

Uganda Amateur Boxing Federation secretary David Kyambadde, who was one of the deceased’s contemporaries in the ring, said it was a great loss.

“It’s tragic. He is not only an irreplaceable talent but also a cornerstone in the sport,” Kyambadde said on hearing the news.

Kyambadde said Rwabwogo’s death had hit the sport hard at a time when efforts were in progress to revive it.
“He was a source of inspiration, reference and wisdom,” noted Kyambadde.


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Muslim group names Mufti at Kibuli
Wednesday, 28th January, 2009 E-mail article Print article


Kayongo and his deputy, Sheik Abdul-Hakim Ssekimpi, wave to their followers after being elected at Kibuli Mosque


By Madinah Tebajjukira

MUSLIMS opposed to the Mufti, Sheik Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje, have named an Islamic scholar, Sheik Zubair Kayongo, as their Mufti.

The election of Kayongo, 75, is a culmination of a legal and religious stand-off following accusations that Mubajje fraudulent sold off Muslim properties.

A group of 40 Muslim clerics yesterday met at Kibuli Mosque and elected Kayongo to serve as the interim Mufti for two years.

Sheiks Abdullah Hakim Ssekimpi, a leader of Tabliq Muslims and Habib Kabasa from Jinja district were named deputies to Kayongo.

The controversial exercise was presided over by Dr Anas Kalisa, the former vice-rector of the Islamic University in Uganda in Mbale.

According to the group’s spokesperson, Hassan Kiirya, Kayongo would oversee the review of the Muslim constitution, sensitise Muslims on the status of their property and rebuild the image of Islam, which they said has been tainted.

Kayongo was also mandated to organise elections of another Mufti right from the grassroots.

“From today, Mubajje ceases to be the Mufti of Uganda. We shall write to the relevant authorities and countries about this development,” said Kiirya.

Kayongo, flanked by about 20 sheiks, smiled when Kiirya declared him the new Mufti.

Kiirya disclosed that Kayongo was selected because he was a former Muslim leader and above 70 years.

The selection, he said, did not follow the criteria provided for in the Muslim constitution due to limited time.

Hajji Muhammad Ali Adrama, who was sacked over the weekend as the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council chairman by Mubajje, was appointed the group’s chairman. Hajji Muhammad Kisambira is his deputy.

The group also appointed sheiks Yakubu Manafa as secretary general, Nuhu Muzaata as director for Dawah, Mahdi Kakooza as secretary for religious affairs and Mustapher Bahiiga as treasurer.

The group further appointed 28 sheiks to constitute the ‘Council of Eminent Sheiks’ headed by Sheik Obeid Kamulegeya, a former chief khadi during the Obote II regime. Kiirya said the leaders would be sworn in on Friday at Kibuli mosque after the Juma prayers.

When contacted for a comment, UMSC spokesperson Hajji Nsereko Mutumba said: “I am not aware and I can’t comment on something which I don’t know.”

The current standoff in the Muslim community was sparked off in 2006 when Sheik Ssekimpi accused Mubajje of fraudulently selling a number of plots on William Street and Port Bell road in Luzira belonging to the Muslims.

The conflict ended up in the court, with Mubajje, city businessman Hassan Basajjabalaba and former secretary general Edris Kasenene facing criminal charges.

The trio was acquitted by court. But the anti-Mubajje faction rejected the court ruling and vowed to name its own Mufti.
There have been longstanding leadership wrangles in the Muslim leadership.

The wrangles started as far back as the 1960s when the community was split into two groups – Uganda Muslim Community based at Kibuli with Prince Badru Kakungulu as its titular head and the National Association for the Advancement of Muslims that was aligned to the then ruling UPC government, with Sheik Kamulegeya as one of its top leaders.

When Idi Amin seized power in 1971, he compelled all the groups to merge under the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council. He also took over responsibility of naming the Mufti.

Shortly after the Amin overthrow in 1979, the Muslims split into two factions again — one led by Sheik Kamulegeya and the other by Sheik Kassim Mulumba.
After protracted negotiations, the Muslims united under the leadership of Sheik Rajab Kakooza, with Sheik Luwemba as his deputy.

In the late 1980s, the community split again, with one group led by Kakooza and another by Luwemba. Unity was again achieved in 2000 when the groups came under Mubajje.

Kayongo’s profile
Sheik Kayongo was born in Bbaale, Kayunga district to the late Hajji Sowedi Kayongo.


He studied at Katuumu Muslim School in Luweero district and later at Lamu Muslim College in Kenya. He started teaching Islamic studies in 1955.

Served as a deputy Mufti to Sheik Luwemba in the 1980s. He also held the same post under Sheik Ahmad Mukasa when he was leading muslims based at Kibuli Mosque.

A member of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council’s college of sheiks.

He is close to the Buganda Kingdom leadership at Mengo and heads a conflict resolution committee of one of Buganda’s clans, the Kobe. He has residences in Kiteezi, on Gayaza road in Wakiso district and Lwamata in Kiboga district.

Compiled by Madinah
Tebajjukira

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The Middle East's Leading English Language Daily

30/01/2009


Hello, Majid Amonye Junior.

kadara kursum is suggesting the following article from http://www.arabnews.com:
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."

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

The Middle East's Leading English Language Daily

03/02/2009


Hello, Majid Amonye Junior.

kadara kursum is suggesting the following article from http://www.arabnews.com:
King urges joint projects for reintegration of society
M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan I Arab News

RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has called for launching collaborative social projects with a focus on the reintegration of the underprivileged section of society, which has been lagging behind in terms of health, education and income generation.
“A real public-private partnership is an essential component of sustainable social development of the Kingdom,” said King Abdullah, in a speech read out by Minister of Social Affairs Yusuf Al-Othaimeen, here Sunday night.
King Abdullah said that the three-day conference organized by the Ministry of Social Affairs would be a platform for studying diverse issues confronting Saudi society today.
The king said that there was a growing evidence to believe that public and private sectors have accepted reasons for “working together as partners,” but there is still a need to ensure that both parties with stakes in social development complement each other’s efforts.
He expressed hope that “the participants at the conference will explore all possible ways and real mechanisms for social development.”
More than 400 local and international speakers, Saudi officials, diplomats and guests, including Awad Al-Raddadi, deputy minister for social affairs, are participating in the event.
An exhibition, organized on the sidelines of the conference, is featuring social projects promoted by private companies and public entities of the Kingdom.
Last year alone, the Ministry of Social Affairs reported that 35,160 beggars were detained in 2008 by the 12 anti-begging offices all over the Kingdom compared to 29,988 in 2007. According to a report, the number of Saudis accounted for 4,952 beggars while the number of non-Saudis reached 30,008 in 2008.
Also on beggary front, the Public Administration for Social Protection in Saudi Arabia, affiliated to the Ministry of Social Affairs, has established 13 committees across the Kingdom to follow up cases of domestic abuse, especially those involving women and children. Al-Othaimeen said that a number of social projects with government, nongovernment and business organizations are functioning, but the relationships among the three sectors have yet to mature.
Ideally, social development is a prime duty of the state. “However, in developing countries, the importance of business and NGO sectors, and limitations of the state in realizing the social ideals cannot be ignored,” noted the minister.

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

Hi there! Majid Amonye Junior.

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

They also added this comment:
""

The AU must put its act together

The African Union (AU) heads of state are holding their 12th summit in Addis
Ababa. The organisation has a job at hand.

When the nations of Africa came together and hatched the Africa Peer Review
Mechanism (APRM), it was perceived to be an approach in the right direction..
However, there is strong and irrefutable evidence that all is not well.

The APRM was formed to curb abuse of power but what we see today is that the
very custodians mandated to monitor this abuse are busy doing the opposite.

Kenya, for example, had President Mwai Kibaki sworn in for his second term
almost immediately after the widely and bitterly disputed election results.
Because of the mismanaged and rigged elections, more than 1,000 people lost
their lives in the mayhem that followed in January 2008.

President John Kufuor of Ghana influenced a parliamentary sub-committee to
approve an outrageous retirement package. Thabo Mbeki, while he was still head
of state, did not find it beneath his dignity to try to present a doctored
report on his country to the AU.

The founder of the much-acclaimed APRM, Olusegun Obasanjo, is said to have
rigged the Nigerian elections! The APRM was set up to promote economic and
political stability on the continent but if it is abused with impunity by
African leaders what is the way forward for Africa?

In Zimbabwe, some teachers earn three dollars a month when a loaf of bread
costs several million dollars. Cholera from Zimbabwe has burst its banks and
claimed some lives in neighbouring South Africa while many Zimbabweans who have
not fled the country are starving! In spite of that, Robert Mugabe is still
president of Zimbabwe when it is crumbling under the very noses of the AU.

Political impunity has pervaded the continent and the AU seems to be helpless
to reverse the situation. The AU must address such issues as a matter of
urgency.

You can also read the article online at:
http://www.newvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=8&newsCategoryId=14&newsId=670114

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

Hi there! Majid Amonye Junior.

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

They also added this comment:
""

Uganda won’t export uranium

By Vision Reporter

UGANDA will not export its uranium until it develops its capacity to produce
nuclear energy, President Yoweri Museveni has disclosed.

Addressing the 12th ordinary summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa
yesterday, Museveni said even if the whole of Africa’s hydro potential was
developed, this would create only 300,000 megawatts. He said the US
with a population of 300 million people is using one million
megawatts.

The African leaders, development partners and financial institutions were
discussing infrastructure development in Africa, the theme of the summit.

Museveni said: “Unless science has proved that Africans do not need
electricity, which I guess they do, our hydro potential is not enough for
Africa’s needs.”

He, therefore, called for investment in nuclear energy, according to a
statement issued by the Presidential Press Secretary, Tamale Mirundi. “In
Uganda, we discovered oil recently and uranium. I have allowed foreign companies
to exploit the uranium but not to export it to Europe. I am not stupid to allow
other people to take away my energy when my people need it.” “Nobody,” he
added, “will export uranium as long as I am still in charge of Uganda’s
affairs.”

He said if countries with high hydro potential such as Ethiopia, the Democratic
Republic of Congo and Guinea are helped to maximise this potential, other
countries will buy from them.

Instead of having ambitious plans that cannot be implemented with the available
resources, the African countries can start with what they can manage. “In my
language, a hen pecks what it can chew, let us chew what is chewable.”

Addressing the summit, UN chief Ban Ki-Moon pledged to help the continent
resolve its challenges.

He said infrastructure was key to creating jobs.

You can also read the article online at:
http://www.newvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=8&newsCategoryId=12&newsId=670175

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What a Game!
Politickin' Stimulus Bill
Reader Mail




Fellow Investor,

That was one of the best Super Bowl games we've seen in a long time. There were some costly penalties on both sides of the ball, but in the end, both teams made some phenomenal plays. Congratulations go to the Steelers for their sixth championship ring. And equal congratulations go to the Arizona Cardinals for turning their first ever Super Bowl appearance into a great game.

*****There are rumblings that Senate Republicans may not pass Obama's massive stimulus bill. This may be politicking, as the GOP clearly wants to show that it has some teeth. But there's a lot of pretty ridiculous spending included, too. $300 million for sexually transmitted diseases jumps to mind. I hope the GOP is successful in stripping out the fat.

For now, though, it's important to remember what happened the last time a stimulus bill was voted down…

I want to stress that I'm not advocating accepting the bill as a means of self-preservation. Just that you should be ready to sell some stocks and move to cash as the vote approaches. It appears that the Senate vote will happen sometime this week.

*****Dave is stuck in Bank of America: Ian, I understand how you feel about financials as a new investment. What would be your position if you already owned BAC at average cost of $29.00?

That's not an enviable position. And as a general comment for all investors, I recommend having some sort of exit strategy to prevent getting in such a bad position to begin with. A stop loss, even at 30%, would have prevented a lot of pain.

Now, I know that doesn't help here. And I'm not trying to pour salt on the wound. You could start working off the loss by selling covered calls on your stock.

*****HS writes: according to the "buy up toxic assets with tax payer monies" theory. we should also buy my bad stock picks. I made a wrong guess and now the stocks are under water so reward me for poor picks. When we make a mistake, no matter how well or not well intentioned, we pay for it.

This is a fairly common sentiment. Especially since the bailouts are funded with public money, why shouldn't we have access to it? The difference is that our bad stock picks don't have the power to send the U.S., and possibly the world, into a depression.

*****Jim F. sees the irony of asset pricing dilemma: I love your newsletters (editor's note: I had to leave that in there.) Comment on Bad Bank idea--in order to carry this out it will be necessary to price the bad assets. When that is done it will become likely that other banks will have to price their bad assets (mark to market) like the Feds priced them for the creation and buy of the bad bank.

If Feds pay too high it'll cost the govt. (us) more than it should. If it prices the toxics too low (as they will probably have to mark to market their bad assets) it'll further erode the capital of banks not necessarily involved in the good/bad bank process. Seems like a "Catch 22" to me.

Right you are, Jim. It's a sticky situation. And without a liquid market for these assets, it's near impossible to know what a fair price is. Personally, I'm not so concerned about being "fair." It's still hard not to want to exact a measure of revenge. And that's why I lean toward the nationalization idea.

*****Doug writes: Greed was the key. Maybe we should look at how CEO's in this country are paid. Seems that it is a bad incentive to let a company go down the tube while the CEO is paid millions in compensation.. Board of Directors have been very lacking in oversight at most of these companies. The good old boy system needs to be looked at very closely or this will happen again and again..

Yes, greed is perhaps the key player in the entire debacle. And there's clearly room for reform. Compensation often appears to be out of whack. Though I have to say, if a CEO is responsible for growing profits by a billion dollars, he should expect a sizable payday.

The problem for these banks is how profits are counted. For the last 5 years or so, Wall Street investment banks were making record profits. Employees were making bonuses and everyone was happy.

We now know that all those profits weren't real. They were a lie. And the bonuses have been paid.

Thankfully, President Obama has made it known that he is in favor of changing the compensation culture on Wall Street. That's a good start to restoring investor confidence, which is extremely important.

*****Rob B:. You're leaning toward bank nationalization? My assumption is that the way the government would do this is through the acquisition of preferred shares so that they are first in line for dividends. Meaning that the common shares, like you and I would normally buy, would probably not pay any dividends, and their price would steadily decline. Who would buy their common stock? All incentive in the market would disappear for financial common stocks, wouldn't it? Oh, and by the way. You criticized the management of these banks, in some cases, rightfully so. But, as I recall, weren't they directed by our government to start lending to the very people that couldn't afford the loans in the first place? And you want these same idiots and incompetents who wrote the regulations, and were supposed to be overseeing the same financial institutions to now be in an even more intrusive position? Reagan warned of "creeping socialism". This is no longer creeping. Most of the proposed "Stimulus" plan seems to be designed to create more reliance on the governments doles and increasing central planning. How often do we have to be taught the same lessons? Do we really want to go down this path? Our country has not gotten to a position of world leadership through socialistic ideals and centralized planning. Quite the contrary! The "Stimulus" plan is a transparent power grab, which will lead to a restructuring of our economy to that of socialism, and we shouldn't fall for it. And, oh yes, what happened to the spirit of bipartisanship? Seems to me to be the same old Washington. Only a little worse.

There's a lot to this question. While it's true that some regulations were relaxed to increase homeownership, nobody told Lehman and Goldman Sachs to over-leverage their balance sheets to the point they were.

Wall Street saw a way to game the mortgage system. As you probably know by now, the investment banks were buying mortgages, both good and questionable, dividing them into pieces, then re-packaging the pieces (good mixed with bad) and selling them as A-rated debt. How the rating agencies gave these financial Frankenstein's A ratings is an important question.

So no, the investment banks weren't charged with relaxing lending standards.. Sub-prime mortgage companies went off the reservation precisely because Wall Street provided a ready market for "disposing" questionable loans.

It's worth noting that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had a disproportionately small percentage of the non-performing loans that sent the whole thing crumbling down.

I came across a relevant observation from one of my favorite economists, Morgan Stanley's Stephen Roach. At the Economic Summit in Davos, he told the AP:

"Wall Street made mistakes. Regulators made mistakes. Rating agencies made mistakes. Central banks made mistakes. Politicians made mistakes -- we all did it…"

You can also throw in the people who got mortgages they couldn't afford.

I have no doubt that regulations will change to prevent this from happening again. But there will always be loopholes. And when there's big money at stake, you can bet people will find them.

*****Cathi writes: I have recently signed up for several free online publications, only to find that I am now being billed for them after a trial period. I did not read the fine print well enough-are you going to be charging me and if so, what is the cost for this online publication? Please advise and thank you in advance.

It's been my experience that "bait and switch" is not a sustainable business model. So let me say, you will NEVER be charged for Daily Profit. This is, and will remain, a free e-letter. I offset the costs through advertising. You'll see ads for investment services that I've created. And you'll see ads for the services of others.

Many of these services have great track records and satisfied subscribers. If you're interested in any of these ads, please investigate. If not, simply ignore them. But rest assured, you will never be charged for Daily Profit.

*****Danny asks: When have you ever seen the government take over anything and it turn out better than it was before the take over?

That's a good point. The Federal government has never been known as efficient. Whether it's $200 hammers or some other boondoggle, the government doesn't do much to encourage our trust.

The best model for the "bank nationalization" plan is the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) that was set up to deal with the S&L Crisis in 1989. It was funded with $50 billion and charged with taking over insolvent banks and disposing of the assets..

The RTC wasn't perfect. There were times when it may have jumped the gun in declaring a bank insolvent. And there were questions as to whether the RTC always got a fair price for the assets it was selling. And the final cost was closer to $100 billion. But in the end, it worked.

*****Stephen writes: OK, you wanted our opinion - - here is mine.

It is not a matter of deciding whether to let them fail or not - - many of the major banks have already failed, they just haven't been shut down. Thus, Citi (who never sleeps) is a zombie bank. Their capital position is such that they are not able to lend - - even with taxpayer cash infusion.

So, the bad bank -- good bank concept is valid. The Feds should effectively nationalize Citi (and other like them) spin of the toxic assets into a bad bank which the taxpayers own (because we are responsible for them already). Then, sell the good bank to investors who want to run a good bank. The Feds keep the proceeds (i.e. like the FDIC keeps the money for selling off IndyBank, etc.) That wipes out the current stockholders of Citi - - which is only fitting. Poor Sandy, his $900 Million is now worthless. But that's what they deserve. The renewed bank is fully capitalized and can only be successful by lending and running a bank.

For what it's worth, former Citi CEO Sandy Weill recently gave up a lucrative compensation package from Citi. And obviously, his Citi stock holdings are in the tank. And yes, that's pretty much what he deserves.

Stephen is also correct that stockholders bear some responsibility. That's why I'm advising Daily Profit readers to avoid financial stocks.

Finally here's a great article from Forbes. The writer has a great acronym for the bad bank/nationalization plan. Worth the read:

http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/29/tarp-treasury-department-business-wall-street-0129_barf.html

*****Greg takes us back to economics 101: Why even try to prop up inflated house values when the single most crucial need in this sector is for house prices to return to parity with incomes so the shrinking pool of ordinary people still employed can begin to think about buying one?

Well, it might be tough to say that home prices are still over-inflated. But your point is valid nonetheless. Ultimately, prices have to be at a point where buyers actually buy. That's the basic principal of a free market.

Unfortunately, the housing market isn't free right now. For one, lending has dried up. Even if you want to buy a house, it may difficult to get the cash. So prices fall.

Then there's people who accepted ARMs thinking they could refinance down the line. In the current environment, refis are not easy to get. And I imagine the increase in monthly payments has taken some homeowners from paying to not being able to. In those cases, some assistance may be warranted to keep them in their homes and keep their homes off the market.

Ultimately, though, the housing market is too big to subsidize. Prices will fall to a point where they are in line with incomes.

***** R. Klene: How can we agree that it's okay to bail out people who borrowed money they should not have borrowed, and then agree that it's okay to dilute if not destroy the investment of those Americans who are risking their money to buy bank equities that so desperately need the capital?

Investing is all about risk. When an investor sees Citi down 75% and thinks he can triple his investment in a few years, that's greed talking. Investors should always consider the risks as well. I know that sounds like a platitude, but if there's one thing that the financial meltdown should teach us, it is that we need to be more conscious of risk in the stock market.

*****Rosalyn tells a familiar tale: I have been reading about this subject intently for several weeks now. You asked for your readers' opinions so here goes:

As a nice, novice investor, I took my financial adviser's advice back in May, 2008 to buy preferred stocks of Citigroup and Bank of America. Despite my protests that I absolutely needed that money to be safe, he assured me that he was so sure of the safety of those companies that he even sold those stocks to members of his own family and bought them himself. This man, an honest veteran of the investment industry who works for a respected firm, has lost us all a lot of money, as we know. He was operating on good faith, decades of experience and was obviously wrong.

Here is my reaction to the notion of nationalization of the banks, and losing my money, which I have shared with my Senators:

First, I don't appreciate the implication that as a shareholder I have anything at all in common with the high rollers on Wall Street who created and were excessively rewarded for this mess. I haven't profited at all; in fact, I have seen my inheritance cut in half, money that was painstakingly saved by my frugal mother over her lifetime. I, too, am a frugal woman who is used to living a low income lifestyle, and yet suddenly I am being lumped into the same group as the Boards and CEO's of multi-billion dollar corporations.

Surely there are many millions of other shareholders of these stocks and shareholders of funds which are invested in these stocks, who are more like me than the titans on Wall Street and their Boards of Directors.

Second, and more importantly, who in their right minds would ever buy the stocks of these so-called cleaned up banks? The people who just lost all their money or maybe somebody who has great faith in government bureaucrats to run businesses? Would anybody ever believe the claims that these businesses are going to be profitable at this point? Really?

I fully understand the anger of Joe Public against bailing out the fat cats of Wall Street and I agree that we should do everything we can to prevent those greedy, creepy, stupid, selfish, immature, narcissistic jerks from simply taking advantage of tax payer money. But I do not appreciate journalists fanning the flames of this anger and setting up shareholders as people different than Joe Public. Most shareholders are Joe Public. The government failed to properly regulate and protect the shareholders who are also taxpaying Joe Public.

So your investment advisor recommended Bank of America after Bear Stearns went bankrupt. Industry vet or not, that's irresponsible advice, in my opinion. But it does go to show that nobody really knew how big the problems were. And in fact, we still don't know how big the problem is.

As for who will buy the banks after they are cleaned up, don't worry, that won't be a problem. After they've been scrubbed they'll be virtually debt-free and profitable. That's a great time to buy. Don't let anger keep you from seeing the opportunity when, and if, it arises.

Also, it's important to note that the government won't run them for long. Just long enough to clean up the toxic assets. And they will probably use industry veterans as advisors. Think Paul Volcker, not Henry Paulson.

*****O. Moore is apparently unsubscribing to Daily Profit: I have been reading your newsletters and have decided you are no longer credible. Nationalizing banks is a crazy idea, have you visited the DMV or social security offices run by the government. Let the banks who are badly managed fail and support the ones who have been responsible.

First of all, I'm pretty sure DMV is a state office, not federal. And no, I've never been to a Social Security office. But that's not really the point..

Think of how many banks would have already failed. Citigroup would be gone. The US economy wouldn't recover for years. Remember how the market reacted to Lehman? That failure took down banks across the globe.

No, simply letting them fail is what's not credible.

***** Harry writes: I like your two reasons except for one thing: oversight does not equal well run. Has there ever been a government agency in the last 50 years that you could call well run? If government buys the bad assets it has the time to wait out the time needed to get value on those assets? Let a good bank run the good assets. The profit motive is a good thing. You're right about the greed that got us into this thing but if the housing market (because of Fannie Mae/Freddie Mack loose rules) it wouldn't have sparked the over leverage stuff because there would still have appeared to be some risk. All that profit blinded people to good sense.

Profit motive is good, but it can also blind. I don't think you can blame relaxed rules for over-leveraging. Over-leveraging was caused by greed pure and simple. And a complete disregard for the interests of shareholders.

Again, for a model of the government agency that would run insolvent banks, see the RTC.

*****Tom R.'s been doing his homework: Nationalizing, and later re privatizing the banks is probably the cleanest and clearest solution. How else do we get control over the greed that got us here.

And is it fair to stockholders? It's every bit as fair as the free market approach of letting them go belly up if they have been loading up on too many toxic assets. In both scenarios the shareholders get flushed.

In the nationalization approach the system can be held together to avoid systemic collapse, lending can resume at a reasonable rate, and when things have been stabilized the banks can be reprivatized with the Gov't getting paid back for a big chunk of the losses they have absorbed.

***** Peter hits an old theme - Lehman's failure: In you article about Foxes in the Henhouse, you debate about whether the biggies should be allowed to fall, if they cant keep themselves afloat. What has baffled me is why did the Fed let Lehman fall? Am I just too stupid or is there more to that?

This was a frequent topic in Daily Profit in the fall. I'll never forget Fuld's Congressional testimony when he said, and I paraphrase "To my dying day, I'll never understand why Lehman was allowed to fail."

The short answer is that the Treasury and Fed were trying to send a message.. But Paulson has essentially said that if he knew now what he didn't know then, he wouldn't have let Lehman fail.

When Lehman failed, it rippled across the globe. Clearly, nobody knew at the time how deep the problems went.

I still suspect that Paulson was "playing favorites." As the former CEO at Goldman-Sachs, he was used to seeing Lehman as a rival. And I think he let that cloud his judgment.

*****Diane Can't someone create some overseeing of these fat cats? Their arrogance is beyond imagination. Year end bonuses, planes, junkets!!

I have yet to hear any positive places the money already received has been spent. Could you enlighten on this?

Well, it's simply not possible to point out where any of the TARP money has been used in a positive way by the banks. And I think there will be repercussions. New York Attorney General Cuomo is on the case. And even president Obama has spoken out, which, incidentally, is extremely rare.

I believe we will see prosecution at some point.

*****John writes: As an interested potential subscriber, I listened to the 30 minute discussion of Recovery Portfolio, and the recommendation to buy (??) the etf, TLT as a means to short treasuries. I must have misunderstood, because it seems TLT is an investment in treasuries, is it not? Maybe someone can explain this to me as already I am confused, and this is supposed to be not a confusing strategy.

In my Recovery Portfolio webinar, I discussed my intention to take a short position in TLT. Unfortunately, I was unable to find any TLT stocks to short. So I initiated a position in short treasury ETF, called UltraShort Lehman 7-10 Yr Treasury ProShares. The ticker symbol is PST.

I've taken a few other positions, too. For more information click HERE

*****Our resident poet John asks: I'm curious to know whether there is a place in the core portfolio for an ETF like QLD.

John is talking about the Ultra QQQ ProShares, symbol QLD. This ETF seeks to double the performance of the Nasdaq 100. The 52-week range on this ETF has been $19.72-$92.55. The current price is $25 and change.

I see no reason why this can't be included as a core holding in a portfolio.. It will be volatile, though, because it's leveraged. Still, it's a good way to play a potential market recovery. Plus, you can trade covered calls on it to generate extra income and help smooth the volatility.

That's it for today…

Best regards,


Ian Wyatt
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From: Computerworld Resources .computerworld.com>
Subject: The Next Phase of Virtualization
To: akujo wangita amonye
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Hmmm ??
Many commentators are making the comparison between the 1930s and the current times. These comparisons are in my opinion valid given the Stock Market Crash and the impact it had on the real economy and where we are at the moment..
The fear is that we end up following the path of the 1930s. This path led us to fascism and World War Two. England is currently gripped by strike fever because of a fear of foreign workers. Gordon Brown in a moment of extreme political madness told a conference a couple of years ago that he wanted to create “British jobs for British workers”. This was an extremely stupid thing to say.
Not only is it factually wrong (as members of the European Union, we have signed up to the free movement of labour), it also panders to the protectionist sentiment. It shows a politician at the height of his power seeking the refuge of scoundrels (otherwise known as patriotism!)
Across the globe, politicians from the left and the right are pandering to protectionism and are going to try and erect trade barriers. This is a negative sum game. We all end up worse off through global trade being rolled back.
I understand the sentiment driving protectionism. It is the same as racism. It is easy to blame your job loss on foreign workers based abroad (protectionism) or taking your jobs by coming over here (racism).
As entrepreneurs, our driving belief is that wealth can be created and that business is a win-win game. Our success does not depend on someone else being deprived. We should all be campaigning actively against any measure of protectionism from any source.
As a final note, we have Sir Alan Sugar leading a campaign now to buy British. If you really needed proof of how stupid protectionism is – there it is!



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Hi there! Majid Amonye Junior.

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

They also added this comment:
""

New study names poorest Ugandans

By Anthony Bugembe and Francis Kagolo

BUSOGA region, Mbale and Pallisa districts have the highest concentration of poor people, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics said in a report yesterday.

It said more than 100 poor people live per square kilometre in the areas.

In the districts of Iganga, Mayuge, Bugiri, Busia, Mbale and Pallisa, the poverty density per sub-county is more than 100 people, compared to Kibaale, Ssembabule, Mbarara and Kiboga which have less than 20.

The gap between the rich and the poor is highest in central and lowest in northern Uganda, it added.

Poverty density is the number of poor people (those living on less than a dollar a day) per square kilometre in a sub-county.

In the eastern region, the lowest poverty rate of between 27% and 30% was found in Busulani (Sironko), Sigulu Islands (Bugiri), Bumayoka (Mbale), Lumino and Buhehe (Busia), Bukigai (Mbale) and Muyembe (Sironko)..

Pockets of high poverty density were, however, seen in Bubulo, Manjiya, Sironko, Kotido, Kisoro and parts of West Nile.

“The poverty gap was consistently low in sub-counties that have low poverty levels and vice-versa,” the report stated.

Unlike the central region, poverty rates in the east range from 27% to 62%. The highest rates are in Apopong (62%), Puti Puti (54%) and Kateta sub-county (Soroti), 53%. The poorest subcounty in central Uganda is Kyankwanzi (38%) in Kiboga district.

Between 2002 and 2006, Bumbo, Bumwoni and Bupoto sub-counties in Mbale district (now part of Manafwa district) did not see a reduction in poverty.

The report, called The Spatial Trends of Poverty and inequality in Uganda: 2002-2005, was launched yesterday by investments state minister Prof. Semakula-Kiwanuka at the Statistics House in Kampala..

The data for the study was drawn from the 2005/2006 Uganda National Household Survey, and the 2002 Population and Housing Census. It sampled about 7,426 households in 874 rural sub-counties in 58 districts.

According to the report, poverty declined from 39% in 2002 to 31% in 2005, mainly in central and western Uganda, but remained particularly severe in the pastoral areas.

“Unfortunately,” says the report, “these areas have continued to show little or no progress in terms of poverty reduction over the past 15 years.”

In western Uganda, Kisoro, Kanungu and Masindi districts recorded dire poverty, with Bufumbira sub-county in Kisoro topping the list. Areas bordering Masindi and Kanungu followed closely.

Overall, more people in northern Uganda live below the poverty line (64.8%) followed by eastern region at 38.4%. Central Uganda has 19.6%, while western has 19.3% poor people.

In the central region, Kayunga, Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Sembabule, Kiboga and Rakai districts were hardest-hit with 40% of the people poor.

The poorest sub-counties here were Butemba, Ngoma, Wabinyonyi, Dwaniro, Lwamata, Butoloogo, Lwabyata, Kyankwanzi and Kalongo, with poverty rates above 35%, the report noted.

Bujjumba and Ssisa in Wakiso and Mukono districts had the lowest poverty rate of less than 10%.

The study also found a link between poverty and the incidence of dysentery and malaria. The more rampant the diseases are, the poorer the region is.

Dysentery normally results from lack of access to clean water and poor sanitation.

Accordingly, Moyo and Adjumani districts, located in the drier parts of Uganda where access to clean water is a problem, had the highest number of dysentery cases.

On education, the report found that the wealthier central and western regions had lower pupil-teacher ratios while they were higher in the north and eastern regions.

Semakula Kiwanuka said the study would help policy makers to monitor how resources are used for poverty reduction.

Parliament, the minister added, had got another tool for informed assessment of government programmes to eradicate poverty.


You can also read the article online at: http://www.newvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=8&newsCategoryId=12&newsId=670249

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

Hi there! Majid Amonye Junior.

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

They also added this comment:
""

New study names poorest Ugandans

By Anthony Bugembe and Francis Kagolo

BUSOGA region, Mbale and Pallisa districts have the highest concentration of poor people, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics said in a report yesterday.

It said more than 100 poor people live per square kilometre in the areas.

In the districts of Iganga, Mayuge, Bugiri, Busia, Mbale and Pallisa, the poverty density per sub-county is more than 100 people, compared to Kibaale, Ssembabule, Mbarara and Kiboga which have less than 20.

The gap between the rich and the poor is highest in central and lowest in northern Uganda, it added.

Poverty density is the number of poor people (those living on less than a dollar a day) per square kilometre in a sub-county.

In the eastern region, the lowest poverty rate of between 27% and 30% was found in Busulani Sironko Sigulu Islands Bugiri Bumayoka Mbale Lumino and Buhehe (Busia), Bukigai Mbale and Muyembe Sironko

Pockets of high poverty density were, however, seen in Bubulo, Manjiya, Sironko, Kotido, Kisoro and parts of West Nile.

“The poverty gap was consistently low in sub-counties that have low poverty levels and vice-versa,” the report stated.

Unlike the central region, poverty rates in the east range from 27% to 62%. The highest rates are in Apopong 62% Puti Puti 54% and Kateta sub-county Soroti 53%. The poorest subcounty in central Uganda is Kyankwanzi (38%) in Kiboga district.

Between 2002 and 2006, Bumbo, Bumwoni and Bupoto sub-counties in Mbale district (now part of Manafwa district) did not see a reduction in poverty.

The report, called The Spatial Trends of Poverty and inequality in Uganda: 2002-2005, was launched yesterday by investments state minister Prof. Semakula-Kiwanuka at the Statistics House in Kampala..

The data for the study was drawn from the 2005/2006 Uganda National Household Survey, and the 2002 Population and Housing Census. It sampled about 7,426 households in 874 rural sub-counties in 58 districts.

According to the report, poverty declined from 39% in 2002 to 31% in 2005, mainly in central and western Uganda, but remained particularly severe in the pastoral areas.

Unfortunately, says the report, these areas have continued to show little or no progress in terms of poverty reduction over the past 15 years.

In western Uganda, Kisoro, Kanungu and Masindi districts recorded dire poverty, with Bufumbira sub-county in Kisoro topping the list. Areas bordering Masindi and Kanungu followed closely.

Overall, more people in northern Uganda live below the poverty line 64.8% followed by eastern region at 38.4%. Central Uganda has 19.6%, while western has 19.3% poor people.

In the central region, Kayunga, Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Sembabule, Kiboga and Rakai districts were hardest-hit with 40% of the people poor.

The poorest sub-counties here were Butemba, Ngoma, Wabinyonyi, Dwaniro, Lwamata, Butoloogo, Lwabyata, Kyankwanzi and Kalongo, with poverty rates above 35%, the report noted.

Bujjumba and Ssisa in Wakiso and Mukono districts had the lowest poverty rate of less than 10%.

The study also found a link between poverty and the incidence of dysentery and malaria. The more rampant the diseases are, the poorer the region is.

Dysentery normally results from lack of access to clean water and poor sanitation.

Accordingly, Moyo and Adjumani districts, located in the drier parts of Uganda where access to clean water is a problem, had the highest number of dysentery cases.

On education, the report found that the wealthier central and western regions had lower pupil-teacher ratios while they were higher in the north and eastern regions.

Semakula Kiwanuka said the study would help policy makers to monitor how resources are used for poverty reduction.

Parliament, the minister added, had got another tool for informed assessment of government programmes to eradicate poverty.


You can also read the article online at: mainNewsCategoryId=8&newsCategoryId=12&newsId=670249

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

Hi there! Majid Amonye Junior.

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

They also added this comment:
""

Kampala Muslim leaders disown Mubajje

By Madinah Tebajjukira

KAMPALA Muslim leaders headed by the district khadi have disowned the Mufti, Sheik Shaban Mubajje.

The district khadi, Sheik Suleiman Kasule Ndirangwa and eight other twale (division) leaders yesterday told journalists in Ndeeba that they could not go on working with Mubajje, who had sold off Muslim property and whom court had declared a liar.

“It was a painful decision but considering our age and basing on what the Koran says on Muslim property, we had to take it,” Ndirangwa said.

He explained that the Koran tells Muslims to isolate people who sell or lease Muslim property.

The other Muslim leaders included sheiks Ali Kisitu (Nateete), Abdul Karim Tebandeke (Kampala central), Muhammad Mayanja (Kibuli), Ismail Kezaala (Kawempe), Jamil Muwonge (Bukoto), Abassi Ssemwanga (Wandegeya), Jamada Kiziru (Naguru), Abdullah Matovu (Katwe) and Muhammad Kibirango (Makindye)

Ndirangwa was part of the team which resolved to sack errant Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) executive members during a meeting at Old Kampala last month.

Ndirangwa said in 2004, he invited Mubajje before 200 imams over reports of selling Muslim property. In the meeting, Ndirangwa added, Mubajje denied selling any property and promised to resign if it was confirmed that he did so.

“We ask Mubajje to implement what he said in October 2004. It’s a shame for the Muslims to have such a leader,” he explained.

Muslims opposed to Mubajje last month elected Sheik Zubair Kayongo as their ‘Supreme Mufti’.

UMSC spokesperson Hajji Nsereko Mutumba said the council had not got any official communication on the matter.

“We have 32 district khadis in the country. I am not surprised since they (group) are all from the central region,” Mutumba said.


You can also read the article online at: http://www.newvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=8&newsCategoryId=12&newsId=670255

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To: webcast@secint00.un.org, missions@un.int
Date: Wednesday, 4 February, 2009, 10:54 PM


UN Webcast Schedule for Thursday, 5 February 2009

View today's archived videos http://www.un.org/webcast/2009.html

Link to UN Webcast LIVE http://www.un.org/webcast

View the YouTube UN Channel http://www.youtube.com/unitednations
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UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

On Thu, 5/2/09, Kadara Akujo Amonye wrote:

From: Kadara Akujo Amonye
Subject: Fw: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE INVITATION
To: kadara akujo kursum
Date: Thursday, 5 February, 2009, 4:31 PM




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----- Forwarded Message ----
From: RICHARD DOLLS FOUNDATION
Sent: Thursday, 5 February, 2009 13:48:54
Subject: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE INVITATION




Hello Delegate, Majid Amonye Junior.



This is a Call for Participation in an INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF
NGOs(Non-Governmental Organizations) holding in London, United
Kingdom, on 10th March to 20th March 2009,where as many as 200
participants from across the world including Health Practitioners,
Professionals in relevant fields, Lawyers, Psychologists, Women and
Youth Development Groups, Government Officials, Donor Agencies and
participating NGOs will meet to discuss issues pertaining to the Welfare of
NGOs....and also to meet others like yourself; to learn, teach, inspire and
being inspired.

This event will be exploring the potential of a practical approach
that will unleash and nurture the human capacity to create,
collaborate and change positively, the world at large.

What are the objectives of this meeting? The meeting will provide a
medium where participating individuals and NGOs will convene to
address and discuss ways of improving key Humanitarian issues and
topics with much emphasis on Human Rights, Gender Equality, Peace and
Security,Social and Economic Development, Youth and Children, Health
Education,Ethics and Value and Environmental Protection. Participating
NGOs will have direct access to grants by International Donor Agencies.

· Encouraging countries with a longer experience in implementing
strategies .

The opening Lecture will be held by Dr.(Mrs.) Artemisia Franco who is
the President of the Center for Human Rights Research and Development,
Maputo - Mozambique. The program will include:

* Thought-provoking plenary

* In-depth breakout and dinner sessions for strategy-development

* Capacity and skills-building sessions; and

* Debates to stimulate discussion.

In addition to the main program, the meeting will also host book
launches, artistic and cultural activities, exhibitions, plenty of
space and opportunity for informal networking and alliance building.
All plenary and selected breakout sessions will have interpretation into
English,Spanish and French.

Who can participate? What happens if more than 200 participants apply?
Anyone who is a member of an NGO, Professionals in related fields,
Students Unions, Lecturers of Universities and Community based
organizations, the Clergy as well as women and youth development
groups can apply to participate.

If more than 200 people apply (as we anticipate), a global selection
committee will select a representative 200 from among the applicants.
This committee will ensure that the participants at the meeting are
truly international and represent a diverse range of interests,
issues, and regions. The events will take place at Abba Queens Gate Hotel
London.

I can't afford the cost - Can you help? Richard Dolls Foundation has
set up an Access Fund to support the travel costs for all qualified
participants. How do I apply, and when is the deadline? All Interested
organizations should send an email to the Local Organizing Committee.
Participants MUST be a group of 1-3 persons to qualify for
registration.

Contact Person:

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UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

On Thu, 5/2/09, Kadara Akujo Amonye wrote:

From: Kadara Akujo Amonye
Subject: Fw: Kadara Akujo Amonye. has sent you a New Vision News Article!
To:kadara akujo kursum
Date: Thursday, 5 February, 2009, 4:34 PM




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----- Forwarded Message ----
From: New Vision Online Division
To: kadara akujo wangita amonye.
Sent: Thursday, 5 February, 2009 15:49:08
Subject: kadara akujo wangita amonye. has sent you a New Vision News Article!


Hi there! Majid Amonye Junior & Family.

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

They also added this comment:


It is no longer business as usual

A BRITISH charity Oxfam has warned that donor countries are unlikely to meet their aid commitments because of the current financial crisis. Analysts have also said initial hopes that Africa might avoid the worst of the credit crunch were premature and that the continent will actually be hit hard due to falling demand for commodities, reduced remittances, foreign investment, tourism and tax income.

A combination of the above spells doom for a continent that is struggling to gain access to international markets in order to reduce its reliance on foreign aid to finance its budget.

The challenge for the developing world in general and Uganda in particular, is to realise that the current economic downturn is real and channel resources to the most critical sectors of the economy to mitigate the effect of this negative phenomenon.

The World Bank this week revised its growth forecast for Africa from 6.8% down to 3.5%.. This paints a gloomy picture for a continent already plagued by poverty, disease and social conflict.
This means the developing world will be far off the Millennium Development Goal targets.

Goal eight talks of a global partnership for development, loosely meaning more aid from the more-resource endowed countries to the less endowed.

However, with the developed countries over the years falling short of their aid commitments, the developing world must now brace themselves for the worst.

In Uganda, we could for instance reassess whether the huge expenditure on public administration should not be revisited. The constituency development fund for MPs could also be suspended.

The Government could also look at other cost-cutting measures and such monies channeled to the critical areas like education, health and poverty alleviation.

The peace in the north should be consolidated to enable uninterrupted implementation of the on-going Peace, Recovery and Development Plan.

It is time to re-examine our expenditure because we are headed for disaster if we continue with business as usual.

You can also read the article online at: http://www.newvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=8&newsCategoryId=14&newsId=670318

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

On Thu, 5/2/09, kadara akujo wangita amonye. wrote:

From: Kadara Akujo Amonye
Subject: Fw: kadara akujo wangita amonye. has sent you a New Vision News Article!
To: kadara akujo kursum amonye.
Date: Thursday, 5 February, 2009, 4:34 PM




We are peaceful souls.




----- Forwarded Message ----
From: New Vision Online Division
To: kadaraakujo wangita amonye.
Sent: Thursday, 5 February, 2009 15:49:08
Subject: kadara akujo wangita amonye. has sent you a New Vision News Article!


Hi there! Majid Amonye Junior & Family.

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

They also added this comment:


It is no longer business as usual

A BRITISH charity Oxfam has warned that donor countries are unlikely to meet their aid commitments because of the current financial crisis. Analysts have also said initial hopes that Africa might avoid the worst of the credit crunch were premature and that the continent will actually be hit hard due to falling demand for commodities, reduced remittances, foreign investment, tourism and tax income.

A combination of the above spells doom for a continent that is struggling to gain access to international markets in order to reduce its reliance on foreign aid to finance its budget.

The challenge for the developing world in general and Uganda in particular, is to realise that the current economic downturn is real and channel resources to the most critical sectors of the economy to mitigate the effect of this negative phenomenon.

The World Bank this week revised its growth forecast for Africa from 6.8% down to 3.5%.. This paints a gloomy picture for a continent already plagued by poverty, disease and social conflict.
This means the developing world will be far off the Millennium Development Goal targets.

Goal eight talks of a global partnership for development, loosely meaning more aid from the more-resource endowed countries to the less endowed.

However, with the developed countries over the years falling short of their aid commitments, the developing world must now brace themselves for the worst.

In Uganda, we could for instance reassess whether the huge expenditure on public administration should not be revisited. The constituency development fund for MPs could also be suspended.

The Government could also look at other cost-cutting measures and such monies channeled to the critical areas like education, health and poverty alleviation.

The peace in the north should be consolidated to enable uninterrupted implementation of the on-going Peace, Recovery and Development Plan.

It is time to re-examine our expenditure because we are headed for disaster if we continue with business as usual.

You can also read the article online at: http://www.newvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=8&newsCategoryId=14&newsId=670318

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SR7.5bn women's campus for KSU
P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News

JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah yesterday launched eight new educational and welfare projects worth more than SR14 billion at King Saud University (KSU), including a 7.5-billion-riyal campus for women, a SR1.8-billion medical city and a SR1.2-billion housing project.
King Abdullah toured an exhibition of the models of the new projects yesterday. The other projects are: a SR1.15-billion KSU endowment project, a SR1.1 billion men's college buildings, the National Center for Diabetes Research (SR150 million), Riyadh Techno Valley (SR89 million) and an administrative block (SR150 million).
King Abdullah and other dignitaries later watched a documentary on KSU's progress and achievements. He then turned on an electronic screen marking the opening of the projects, the Saudi Press Agency said. King Abdullah also visited a number of patients under treatment at King Abdul Aziz University Hospital.
The king was presented a shield the KSU had received from a Spanish agency (Webometrics), which ranked the university first among those in the Arab and Muslim worlds, Middle East and Africa, and 21st among Asian universities.
Higher Education Minister Khaled Al-Anqari said the new projects included King Abdullah Institute of Nano Technology. He praised the king for his generous support to institutions of higher learning across the Kingdom. "Your presence here to inaugurate these projects reflects your strong desire to develop higher education in the Kingdom," he said.
In his welcome address, Abdullah Al-Othman, president of King Saud University, said the university's staff and students were proud of the king's visit to the campus to open the new projects.
"We have been very happy for the wise initiative you have taken in unifying Arab ranks when Arab interests were in danger," Al-Othman said referring to the initiative taken by King Abdullah to reconcile leaders of Arab countries on the sidelines of the Arab economic summit in Kuwait last month.
The president also spoke about the university's efforts to realize King Abdullah's vision for the development of higher education.
"This is a historic day for King Saud University as it witnessed the launch of a number of strategic projects," he said.
Al-Othman said the establishment of Riyadh Techno Valley (RTV) was the university's response to the Kingdom's 8th Five-Year Development Plan in order to transform the country into a knowledge economy.
Referring to the university's endowment project, the president said it provides a new concept about charitable work. "Endowments have many benefits to the public, and the educational benefit is the most important among them," he explained. He called upon KSU students to become pioneers in science and research and knowledge economy. "The staff and students of this university will make you happy and you will be proud of them," the president told the king and the large gathering of princes, senior Cabinet members and top officials. Khaled Saeed Al-Zahrani briefed the king on the first product of RTV.
Addressing the ceremony, Mohamed Al-Mady, the CEO of SABIC, said his company had given importance to scientific and technological research from the very beginning. "We have signed research agreements with all universities in the Kingdom," he said.
Al-Mady said SABIC had developed a number of technologies and products and carried out a large-scale manpower training program. "We have now about 1,500 researchers and scientists and possess nearly 6,000 patents," he pointed out.
During the ceremony, King Abdullah honored Abdul Aziz Al-Manie, a member of KSU's teaching staff, for winning King Faisal International Prize. He also distributed the university's gold medals to strategic partners of its various projects. Top executives and businessmen including Al-Mady, Abdul Rahman Al-Zamil, Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi, Abdullah Al-Rajhi, Bakr Binladin and Saleh Kamel received the awards. Saudi businessmen have contributed SR550 million to the university endowment project.
The king also honored Mohammed Al-Maliki, the first university staff to donate his monthly salary to the endowment project. Khaled Al-Zahrani of the university received a gold medal from the king for inventing an electronic device.

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Kingdom to set up world-class agri information center
Ghazanfar Ali Khan | Arab News

RIYADH: The Kingdom will set up a world-class center to disseminate information on new developments in agriculture and to help potential investors locate sustainable projects, Minister of Agriculture Fahd Balghunaim said yesterday.
The minister was speaking at the opening ceremony of a four-day workshop in Riyadh to discuss the modalities of the proposed National Center for Agricultural Information. The event was jointly organized by the newly created Agricultural Development Fund, the Ministry of Agriculture and Wageningen University of the Netherlands, which boasts an internationally acclaimed institute of agriculture.
The Dutch institute has teamed up with the Saudi Ministry of Agriculture and the Agriculture Development Fund to set up the national information center, said Mohsen Al-Bahaie, agricultural attaché at the Netherlands Embassy.
He said the center would provide information useful for the private sector. "Wageningen University has for the fourth consecutive year topped the list of 14 Dutch universities in the "Guide to Choosing Higher Education," said Al-Bahaie.
Balghunaim said the Kingdom's thriving agriculture sector continued to record a healthy growth of eight percent annually, fueled by an increasing demand for food and food products by a rapidly growing population.
"The Kingdom still ranks as the largest market in the Middle East for all sorts of agriculture products and technologies," said the minister, referring to the SR20 billion Agriculture Development Fund that was approved by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah last week.
The fund will be utilized to support and sustain agricultural development by offering soft loans and credit. The move is significant as the Kingdom plans to set up ambitious agriculture projects both inside the country and overseas. The Saudi government's support for the agriculture sector has, in turn, spurred a sizable increase in domestic and international investment, which sharply surged in 2008 and is expected to reach SR181 billion in 2009 in various sectors out of which 23 percent is focused primarily on agricultural projects.
Speaking on the sidelines of the workshop, Abdulrahman Al-Jeraisy, chairman of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, underscored the center's importance.
Al-Jeraisy said the center would be helpful for investors and farmers to market their products. He also called for formulating productive marketing plans that match the needs and tastes of consumers.
The center will provide information and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, extension agents, educators and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the Kingdom.
The center will go a long way in helping policy planners and investors, and serve as a storehouse for all relevant statistics and indicators, which would eventually be of great help for one and all, especially investors, in the Kingdom and abroad.

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We have been proved right: Al-Jasser
Mushtak Parker | Arab News

LONDON: The prudent and cautious regulatory stewardship of the Saudi financial and banking sector over the last few years has been vindicated as Saudi-based financial institutions have been much less affected by the fallout of the credit crunch and the impact of the global financial turmoil.
While some banks in neighboring Bahrain, Kuwait and Dubai have reported exposure to the US subprime CDOs (collateralized debt obligations); or to overexposure to the real estate market or even commodity receivables such as reverse Murabaha, resulting in some of the cases to more than $3 billion of write-offs, Saudi banks are weathering the storm and in fact are looking forward to 2009 and 2010 with much greater optimism than there Western and international counterparts.
At a recent financial and economic conference in Riyadh, Muhammad Al-Jasser, the vice-governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), the central bank, highlighted the Saudi regulator's prudential and supervisory philosophy. "We were accused of micro-managing. They said that SAMA was intrusive when we said 'slowdown'. Now they want to kiss our foreheads. We never ceased believing that regulation must be part of the financial markets. The private interest of bankers must be guided like traffic. The rules must be applied to prevent excessive risk taking," he explained.
Unusually for a Saudi bureaucrat, Al-Jasser could not have been more forthright in stressing that "there was a dismal failure of regulatory oversight" in the financial services markets in the West especially in the US, UK and Western Europe. In contrast, the Kingdom has been planning precisely for the rainy day. "In the good days, we rebuilt our reserves and paid down debt so we could cushion the economy and spend more than we are taking in during the bad times. Now our reserves will come down," he said.
Some four years ago in 2005, SAMA, concerned by the wanton speculation on the local Saudi share market, was already reining in local banks and warned their senior executives that the banks should not to finance excessive speculation in the capital markets. Perhaps it was a bit too late to preempt the "irrational exuberance" in the Saudi stock market (the Tadawul Stock Exchange) which led to a 30 percent market correction in March 2007 which was effectively a wake-up call for both ordinary Saudis and institutional investors.
Ironically, it was the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which repeatedly in its Article 1V Consultations with Saudi Arabia over the last few years urged Riyadh to use its petrodollar surpluses more prudently to mitigate downturns in the future and to help future Saudi generations. Perhaps it is a double irony that the IMF failed to advise its main bankroller the US and its European partners to adopt the same prudency.
SAMA's conservative policy of urging Saudi banks to steer clear of highly speculative and risky derivatives and the government's policy of not rushing into establishing bloated sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), unlike Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait and those in China and Singapore, has paid off handsomely. Many of the SWFs were chasing high returns and have reported losses on several fronts. SAMA reserve investment exposure is mainly to US Treasury bonds and US dollar reserves.
SAMA's policy has even been commended in the international media. The London Financial Times in a report a few days ago called the Saudi regulator's supervision and investment policy "prescient precisely because of that conservative stance."
"While many central banks from China to Qatar were establishing funds to pursue higher returns with at least a portion of their reserves," said the Financial Times report, "SAMA did not. It eschewed the siren song of alternative investments and faithfully continued to buy US Treasury debt, using its dollar-denominated oil earnings to do so. In retrospect, with many hedge funds down 50 percent and the majority of private equity-owned companies worth far less today than at the peak two years ago, SAMA's choices seem more brilliant than boring. At a time when both Washington and Wall Street have lost their certitude, both capitals could do worse than look at SAMA.
"As a result of its sound approach to regulation and its careful management of its reserves, Saudi Arabia today is in far better shape than most of its neighbors in the region; neighbors who pursued more ambitious investment policies and were less prudent regulators."
Local bankers such as John Sfakianakis, chief economist at SABB (Saudi British Bank) strongly support SAMA's prudent policy. "If SAMA had not been prudent in allowing the many banks to set up operations," explained Sfakianakis to Arab News, "we could now be facing the same regulatory oversight problems that US banks are facing. The culture of greed that characterized many Western banks was not replicated in Saudi Arabia due to SAMA.
"Also, unlike the speculative real estate lending that was witnessed in some parts of the Middle East, Saudi banks have adhered to a balanced and conservative loan book. Saudi Arabia can weather the global recession far better now than before and far better than most members of the G-8. Even if oil prices average $30-$35 a barrel for the next two years Saudi Arabia's economy will face manageable headwinds. If the US economy is undergoing a heart transplant Saudi Arabia is facing a cold snap."
Indeed, perhaps not surprisingly, it was to Riyadh that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown turned to bring stability to the world oil markets by suggesting an international conference in the Kingdom last year to discuss the vagaries of the oil market and its impact on global economies. Similarly, Saudi Arabia was invited to the top table at the G-20 meeting in Washington late 2008 called by the lameduck Bush administration to bring stability to the global financial markets.
Even the transition team of new President Barack Obama sent out feelers to Riyadh to see what role Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries and Islamic finance in particular could play in helping recapitalize and energize the global financial markets.
Indeed one of the "positives" of the credit crunch and the global financial crisis, is the clear shift of financial and economic power away from the traditional centers of the US and Western Europe to the East including China, the GCC, Singapore, Hong Kong and India. Similarly analysts in London stress that the financial crisis and the credit crunch have exploded the myth once and for all that the developed markets in the West are not risky and are therefore secure. They urge investors in emerging countries to leverage their asset allocation strategies to include emerging market debt and other asset classes.
In the past, there was a sense of financial market and management invincibility exuding from Wall Street and the City in London. This was based on a neo-financial colonialistic chauvinism, which of course has proven to be highly fallible and damaging not only to these countries but to global financial system. In the end, the system was based on a pyramid of excess - whether of greed, risk, bonus chasing and under-regulation.
It would turn out to be perhaps perverse that the regulators and markets may have a greater capacity to endure major global financial crises than to pre-empt them.

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Has the Govt moved a vote of no confidence in itself?

LETTER FROM GULU

By Nobert Mao

THE ordinary people who, after years in the Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) camps have decided to go back to their homes, may not know what the Peace Recovery Development Programme (PRDP) is, but the one thing they know is that the government has pledged to restore social harmony and to support them to rebuild their lives.

This explains the concern following the announcement by the government that the implementation of the PRDP has been suspended. Uncoordinated statements followed from government circles. The Prime Minister’s office admitted that there was a false start to the PRDP so there is need to go back to the drawing board. This is like the government moving a vote of no confidence in itself.
The PRDP is to enable northern Uganda catch up with the rest of Uganda. The rationale is obvious. War has devastated the region.

The evidence is glaring. Poverty, hunger and disease are most prevalent in the north. The recent PLE and O’Level results show that education standards in the north are the poorest. Experts have disclosed that three quarters of the secondary schools that have suffered the steepest decline in performance are from the north. These include former heavyweights like St. Joseph’s Ombaci, St. Joseph’s Layibi, and Sacred Heart School. This is scary. Unless we close the gap in education, discontent will increase.

A critical mass of angry people with no capacity to seize the opportunities the country has to offer can undermine any attempts to build a durable foundation for peace.
The Government’s foot shuffling over the PRDP has become a cause of concern even among friends of Uganda abroad. On September 26, 2008 seven influential members of the US Senate wrote to President Museveni expressing “concern about continuing obstacles to recovery in northern Uganda and to ask how the United States can better assist to ensure the gains made during the Juba Peace Process are consolidated through the full implementation of the PRDP”.

The Senators were Russel D. Feingold, Johnny Isakson, Christopher J. Dodd, Sam Brownback, Barbara Boxer, Olympia J. Snowe and Norm Coleman. The Senators hailed the Juba talks as a “political solution to the conflict”. They regretted the refusal of Kony to sign the agreement but acknowledged that the “atmosphere of relative security created by the negotiations process has allowed over half of the 1.8 million people displaced by the conflict to return home”.

They commended President Museveni for publicly saying the implementation of the PRDP would go ahead with or without Kony’s signature on the Juba Peace Agreement. In addition, they wrote: “Seizing this opportunity to rebuild northern Uganda’s institutions is one of the best ways to safeguard against future conflict and instability”.

The Senators did not mince their words. They wrote: “We are concerned, however, by reports that the PRDP implementation had been delayed and that war-affected communities are still facing serious obstacles to recovery. Reports suggest that there is a lack of basic services in areas of return, including clean water, health care and education, leading to the separation of family members between camps and return sites. Furthermore, weak police and judicial structures leave women and children vulnerable to sexual and gender based violence.

Meanwhile, recent studies have shown that severe levels of trauma persist among war survivors, fuelled in part by deep-seated political grievances”. The Senators wanted “to know what funds have thus far been committed to the PRDP, in addition to standard budget allocations to local governments”. They also expressed a desire to know the extent to which US “assistance is being channelled into an efficient and coordinated strategy”.

Towards the end of their letter the Senators also said they “remain concerned about efforts underway to establish mechanisms outlined in the Final Peace Agreement to provide comprehensive solutions to the conflict as well as accountability and reconciliation.”

In addition they said that “tangible measures to address underlying political grievances and remedy historic inequalities must be coordinated with reconstruction to achieve lasting stability”..

There is goodwill. In her maiden speech to the UN Security Council on January 29, 2009 US Permanent Representative, Ambassador Susan E.. Rice said the United States is determined to act in “preventing conflicts in the first place, keeping existing conflicts from escalating to mass atrocities, acting early and decisively when they occur, and ensuring that peace building and post-conflict assistance consolidates peace durably once conflict ends”.

However, unless there is strong national leadership for the PRDP and an accountable implementation mechanism, the goodwill will not translate into money.

The international concern mirrors the disquiet at the grassroots. There seems to be no political will to rebuild the north. This started with the slovenly way in which the sh18.6b emergency fund was used. In the 2008/2009 budget, money was allocated towards the PRDP but the money is unseen. Recently, the finance ministry said about sh120b will be allocated towards the PRDP. We expect the money will be allocated in response to need and indicative figures disclosed to local government in time. We also expect better communication about the PRDP.

Some government officials talk as if the money meant for SACCOs, NAADS and similar national interventions are all part of the PRDP. This makes the PRDP to lose meaning. The people in the north expect to get the PRDP funds in addition to what everyone else is getting.

The confusion over the PRDP is a gross betrayal of the people. It is unacceptable that while there is no money for PRDP, a costly military operation has been launched in Garamba.

In addition sh88b has been forked out for a presidential jet. If the long-suffering victims of the war really matter then the PRDP should be a priority. To expect war victims to wait is really unkind.

The writer is Gulu district chairman


You can also read the article online at: http://www.newvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=8&newsCategoryId=20&newsId=670934

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China to build Makkah monorail
Ghazanfar Ali Khan | Arab News

RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah held wide-ranging talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao, who arrived here yesterday with a mission to strengthen strategic ties between Riyadh and Beijing, especially in the oil and petrochemical sector. The Kingdom and China later signed five bilateral agreements.
During the meeting, King Abdullah highlighted the strong friendly relations between the two countries and peoples. He expressed his desire to further strengthen Saudi-Sino relations. "China was the first country I visited after becoming the king," Abdullah told the Chinese president.
On his part, Hu commended King Abdullah's efforts to strengthen relations. "We appreciate the continuous contacts between leaders and officials of the two countries," he added. The two leaders called for a just and comprehensive Middle East peace settlement that would ensure the Palestinians an independent state.
King Abdullah received Hu at the Riyadh airbase, where a number of high-ranking Saudi officials including Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal also greeted the visiting Chinese president.
The agreements signed yesterday included cooperation in oil, gas and mining; in the field of health; on quality inspection and standards of goods and services; an MOU to set up a chapter of King Abdulaziz Public Library in China and the Makkah railway project.
The agreement on the Makkah monorail project was signed by Prince Miteb, minister of municipal and rural affairs, with China Railway Company. The project will link the holy sites of Makkah, Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah.
It will cost SR6.65 billion and will be implemented in two years. Thirty-five percent of the project's capacity would be used during the Haj of 1431H and full capacity by the Haj of 1433H.
The agreements were signed in the presence of King Abdullah and Hu.
Diplomatic sources said Hu would meet with Secretary-General of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdul Rahman Al-Attiyah today to discuss cooperation between China and GCC member states.
The talks and the dinner banquet hosted in honor of Hu were attended by several members of the royal family and high-ranking Saudi and Chinese officials, including Prince Abdul Rahman, deputy minister of defense and aviation; Prince Miteb; Prince Saud Al-Faisal; Prince Abdul-Ilah, adviser to the king; and Prince Muqrin, chief of General Intelligence.
On the sidelines of the summit-level meeting, senior Saudi and Chinese officials held talks with a focus on trade and investment relations with special reference to new markets for Chinese goods and workers.
Hu's entourage includes more than 125 high-ranking Chinese officials and businessmen including Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Minister of Commerce Chen Deming and Minister in charge of the National Development and Reform Commission Zhang Ping. "The visit of President Hu Jintao shows the great importance the Chinese leaders attach to the Sino-Saudi relations," said Chinese Ambassador Yang Honglin.
In a statement, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu said that Beijing was interested in strengthening energy ties with Saudi Arabia.
"We value the role it plays and look forward to strengthening cooperation in this field," Jiang said. "Trade with Saudi Arabia has more than doubled since 2005, rising 65 percent last year alone."
China's economic growth has pushed up its demand for oil and raised the importance of the relationship between the two countries.
At the airport reception, King Abdullah was introduced by the Chinese president to 12 schoolchildren, survivors of the May 2008 earthquake in Sichuan province that killed or left missing 87,000 people. The children offered the king their thanks for the Saudi donations in support of the victims.
During his three-day trip, Hu would visit a cement production project constructed by Chinese companies in Riyadh.
More than half of China's oil exports come from the Gulf, mainly from Saudi Arabia, which exported 36 million tons of oil to China in 2008. Oil and oil products dominate bilateral trade worth about $42 billion.

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Remand inmates deserve justice

A total of 16,800 prisoners have spent over three years on remand without trial. That figure accounts for 56% of the 30,000 prisoners in different prisons countrywide.

According to the Commissioner General of Prisons, Dr Johnson Byabashaija, this is due to slow disposal of cases by courts.

The situation gets worse every year because according to Byabashaija, the population of prisoners has been increasing by 10% every year.

In some prisons, people who were arrested as long ago as in the year 2000 are still languishing in jail, awaiting trial! Human rights do not belong only to those outside prison. Even prisoners have a right to justice and fair treatment.

A custodial sentence of three years for a convicted prisoner is already punishment enough and, therefore, detaining a person for three years or more without trial must be very stressful indeed. This scenario has many implications socially, emotionally and economically.

Incacerated people cannot fend for their dependants and thus their punishment spills over to third parties who had nothing to do with the offence alleged to have been committed. Innocent inmates must be extremely bitter as justice delayed is justice denied.

The fact that the backlog of cases keeps piling up, implies that the prisoners must be living in extremely difficult conditions because while the number of inmates increases, the infrastructure and other essential facilities do not.

Most of the prisoners on remand are poor people who cannot afford to pay for legal representation and it is as if justice belongs to the rich! Part of the problem could be solved by appointing more judges and magistrates to take care of the accumulating cases.

Offenders who have committed minor offences need not be given custodial sentences as this aggravates the situation.

Community service for such people would be more appropriate.
Remand inmates have not been proved guilty and it is better to set free a guilty person than to punish an innocent one.


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15/02/2009


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New Cabinet lineup
Arab News

RIYADH: Following is the lineup of the new Cabinet after yesterday's reshuffle:
Head of state and prime minister: King Abdullah
Crown prince, deputy prime minister, minister of defense and aviation: Prince Sultan
Minister of interior: Prince Naif
Minister of foreign affairs: Prince Saud Al-Faisal
Minister of petroleum and mineral resources: Ali Al-Naimi
Minister of finance: Ibrahim Al-Assaf
Minister of commerce and industry: Abdullah Zainal Alireza
Minister of municipal and rural affairs: Prince Miteb
Minister of justice: Mohammed Al-Eissa
Minister of higher education: Khaled Al-Anqari
Minister of Islamic affairs: Sheikh Saleh Al-Asheikh
Minister of Haj: Fouad Al-Farsi
Minister of civil service: Mohammad bin Ali Al-Fayez
Minister of health: Abdullah Al-Rabeeah
Minister of agriculture: Fahd Balghonaim
Minister of communications and information technology: Mohammad bin Jamil Mulla
Minister of planning and economy: Khaled Al-Gosaibi
Minister of information and culture: Abdul Aziz Khoja
Minister of education: Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Mohammed
Minister of transport: Jabara Al-Seraisry
Minister of water and electricity: Abdullah Al-Hussayen
Minister of labor: Ghazi Al-Gosaibi
Minister of social affairs: Yousuf Abdullah Al-Othaimeen
Ministers of state: Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd, Mutlab bin Abdullah Al-Nafeesa, Musaed Al-Aiban, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Khuwaiter, Saud bin Saeed Al-Mat'hami (in charge of Shoura Council affairs).
Minister of state for foreign affairs: Nizar bin Obaid Madani
Deputy education minister for girls' education: Nora bint Abdullah Al-Fayez

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Court asked to use local languages

By Felix Basiime

PARTICIPANTS at a regional workshop organised by the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) have recommended that local languages be used in court.

Earnest Bafaki, the under secretary of finance and administration, in the justice ministry said: “Why not conduct court sessions in Luo or Runyankore.”

“It has been recommended that the court proceedings will be more friendly when conducted in local languages,” he added.

Bafaki was speaking after the workshop at Lake View Resort Hotel in Mbarara last wednesday.
The workshop was under the theme, improving grass root justice service delivery.

The workshop aimed at improving the District Coordination Committees (DCCs), comprising all institutions involved in criminal justice.

The DCCs plan, monitor and evaluate service delivery.
They cover land, family, commercial and criminal justice.

“You must guard human rights, prevent torture of suspects and maintain law and order” Bafaki said.


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Court asked to use local languages

By Felix Basiime

PARTICIPANTS at a regional workshop organised by the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) have recommended that local languages be used in court.

Earnest Bafaki, the under secretary of finance and administration, in the justice ministry said: “Why not conduct court sessions in Luo or Runyankore.”

“It has been recommended that the court proceedings will be more friendly when conducted in local languages,” he added.

Bafaki was speaking after the workshop at Lake View Resort Hotel in Mbarara last wednesday.
The workshop was under the theme, improving grass root justice service delivery.

The workshop aimed at improving the District Coordination Committees (DCCs), comprising all institutions involved in criminal justice.

The DCCs plan, monitor and evaluate service delivery.
They cover land, family, commercial and criminal justice.

“You must guard human rights, prevent torture of suspects and maintain law and order” Bafaki said.


You can also read the article online at: mainNewsCategoryId=8&newsCategoryId=18&newsId=671668

UGANDANS COMMUNITYCANADA. NORTH AMERICA. said...

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Court asked to use local languages

By Felix Basiime

PARTICIPANTS at a regional workshop organised by the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) have recommended that local languages be used in court.

Earnest Bafaki, the under secretary of finance and administration, in the justice ministry said: “Why not conduct court sessions in Luo or Runyankore.”

“It has been recommended that the court proceedings will be more friendly when conducted in local languages,” he added.

Bafaki was speaking after the workshop at Lake View Resort Hotel in Mbarara last wednesday.
The workshop was under the theme, improving grass root justice service delivery.

The workshop aimed at improving the District Coordination Committees (DCCs), comprising all institutions involved in criminal justice.

The DCCs plan, monitor and evaluate service delivery.
They cover land, family, commercial and criminal justice.

“You must guard human rights, prevent torture of suspects and maintain law and order” Bafaki said.

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18/02/2009


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Categorizing every Muslim as an extremist
Asim Siddiqui | The Guardian

The British government is planning to move its counter-extremism "prevent" strategy from targeting those that promote violent extremism to those that endorse extremist ideas in general but condemn violence. The idea being that there is a "conveyer belt" from people finding extremist ideas appealing to then becoming violent extremists themselves, and that by the government working with nonviolent extremists (which the British government has apparently been doing) to tackle violent extremists simply legitimizes and emboldens the world view of said extremists and hence makes their followers easier prey for the violent extremists. Got it?
But who is an extremist? To provide us with the answer, the state will do your thinking for you and will apparently provide a checklist against which you can tick off the various criteria. Anyone calling for an Islamic state, who believes in jihad, who thinks Shariah law is important or who considers homosexuality to be a sin becomes an extremist. What about just going all the way and extending it to anyone who believes God is the sovereign of the heavens and the earth, and that Islam is his chosen religion? Or maybe it would be easier to just get Al-Qaeda to draft the manual on "How to categorize every Muslim as an extremist."
There is much debate in Muslim communities on what an "Islamic state" actually is or should look like in the modern world; what is the nature of jihad; what does Shariah law actually mean; how Islam and other Abrahamic faiths view homosexuality and so on. To circumvent and undermine the evolution of Islamic thought and simply opt for Al-Qaeda's definitions shows a government that has lost its marbles in pursuit of counterterrorism. The British government is being driven by short-term political expediency than the longer term view necessary for our collective safety.
Rather than encourage Muslim groups and civil society to widen the space for young Muslims to discuss contentious issues and take the time they need to come up with their own answers, we have a state-sponsored proposal to essentially close down and criminalize perfectly legitimate and much needed debate. More and more young Muslims are getting politically active (not least because of events in the world) and want to do their bit to fight injustice. Civil society needs to be able to capture this dynamism and energy into the democratic framework where real change is possible. The government needs to keep out of debates on theology, it is not their role to interfere and keep their focus on those that peddle violence. They already have sufficient powers to use against preachers of violence without needing to start policing ideas and the terms of the debate too.
The excessive throwing around of the term "extremist" or "Islamist" by certain groups with such broad brush definitions will turn every Muslim activist into a de facto Islamist and render the word "extremist," an otherwise vital term, meaningless. Any Muslim active in community work is going to have derived at least some of that sense of community spirit from Islam. What is wrong with that? Isn't that sense of faith-based decency a good thing?
The government already has precious little trust in grassroots British Muslim circles on their preventing extremism agenda - and if the suggested plans are true then that disconnect will simply extenuate the circumstances, making us all the

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ugandan community in BC. once again reported by me The community
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13/04/2009


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kadara kursum is suggesting the following article from http://www.arabnews.com:
First step toward reconciliation
Uri Avnery | avnery@actcom.co.il

"Rest has come to the weary..."
Passover week is a time for outings. News programs on radio and television start with words like: "The masses of the House of Israel spent the day in the national parks..."
It is also a feast of homeland songs. On television one sees groups of white-haired oldsters surrounded by their children and grandchildren fervently singing the songs of their youth, the words of which they know by heart.
"Rest has come to the weary/And repose to the toiler/A pale night spreads/Over the fields of the Valley of Jezreel/Dew below and the moon above/ From Beit-Alfa to Nahalal..."
The camera focuses on the furrowed face of a grandmother with wet eyes, and it is not hard to imagine her as the beautiful girl she once was. It is easy to see her in a Jezreel kibbutz, with short pants and a long braid swinging behind her, smiling, bowed over tomato plants in the communal vegetable garden.
Nostalgia is having a field day.
I admit that I am not free from this nostalgia. Something happens to me, too, when I hear the songs, and I join in them involuntarily.
Like many others, I am suffering from "cognitive dissonance". The heart and the head are not coordinated. They operate on different wavelengths. In other words, my head knows that the Zionist enterprise has imposed a historic injustice on the people who lived in this land. But my heart remembers what we felt in those days.
At the age of 10, a few weeks after our flight from Nazi Germany and arrival in this country, my parents sent me to Nahalal, the first Moshav (communal village). I lived with a family of "peasants" - there were not yet known as "agriculturists" - in order to get "acclimatized" and learn Hebrew.
What was Nahalal like in those days? 75 families, their small white houses arranged in a perfect circle, who worked from sunrise to sunset. In the winter, the village became a sea of mud, which stuck to your rubber boots and felt as heavy as lead. In summer, the temperature was often around blood heat. We, the children, went out to work with the adults, and sometimes it was almost unbearable.
Everyone lived in indescribable poverty. A small glass of homemade wine on Friday night was the height of luxury. Money was measured in piasters (dimes). When the mother of the family, at long last, got a Singer sewing machine and could make the family new clothes, it was a cause for celebration.
When the poet Nathan Alterman wrote about the "rest for the weary", it was not a poetic phrase. He was talking about real people.
These people were the sons and daughters of the St. Petersburg and Kiev bourgeoisie, spoilt children of well-to-do parents, who came here to "build the country", walking with open eyes into a life of abject poverty and back-breaking work, learning a foreign language and giving up their mother tongue forever. During the first years they worked hard to drain the swamp on their land. I can't imagine that after a day's work any of them had the energy left to read Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky.
They knew, of course, that there were Arabs around. On the road from Nahalal to Haifa they went past Arab villages. They saw fellaheen working in the fields. But they were from another world. That year - 1934 - was still tranquil, the quiet before the storm of the 1936 "disturbances". They had no contact with Arabs, did not understand their language, had no idea at all about what went on in their heads when they saw the Jews tending their fields.
What they knew was that the fields of the Jezreel Valley, many of which had been swamps, had been bought with good money from an Arab landowner. Nobody thought about the peasants who had lived on this land and derived from it their daily bread for generations, and who were evicted when the rich absentee landowner sold it to the Jewish National Fund.
Nostalgia is a human emotion. In every generation, old people remember their youth, and mostly it appears to them as an age of purity and happiness.
This natural, personal nostalgia is joined in our case by another feeling, which causes the old songs to flood us with longing for the innocence of those days, the virtue, the belief in "the rightness of the way", when everything looked so simple.
We felt then that we were taking part in an unprecedented heroic undertaking, creating a new world, a new society, a new human being, a new culture, a new language. We remembered where we came from - from a Europe that was turning into a hell for the Jews. We knew that it was our duty to build a safe haven for millions of Jews who were living in growing danger (even though nobody could yet imagine the Holocaust) and who had nowhere to escape to.
There was a spirit of togetherness, of belonging, of idealism. The new songs expressed it. We all sang them in the youth movements, at Kibbutz evenings, during trips around the country, even in the diverse underground organizations, and of course at school.
When the "disturbances" started in April 1936, we did not see them as an "Arab Revolt". Like the "pogrom" of 1921 and the "massacre" of 1929, they looked to us like a British plot to incite the ignorant Arabs against us in order to continue to rule the country. The "incited" Arab crowds attacked us because they did not understand how good we were for them. They did not grasp that we were bringing to the country progress, modern agriculture, health care, socialism, workers' solidarity. Their leaders, the rich "Effendis" (Turkish for noblemen) were inciting them because they were afraid that they would learn from us to demand higher wages. And there were, of course, those who believed that the Arabs were murdering for the sake of murdering, that murder was their nature.
These were not cynical excuses. Zionism was not cynical. The entire Yishuv (the new Hebrew society) believed in this doctrine. In retrospect one can say: This belief was necessary in order to keep up the idealist spirit while ignoring the other side of the coin.
Vladimir Ze'ev Jabotinsky, who lived abroad and had no part in the pioneer endeavor of (the socialist) "Working Eretz Israel", looked at things from afar and saw them as they were: Already in the 1920s he stated that the Palestinian Arabs were behaving as any people would if they saw strangers coming to their country with the intent of turning it into their own homeland. But only a few listened to him.
On the Zionist left there were always some groups and individuals who tried to find a compromise between Zionism and the people of the land, which would not hinder the Zionists from settling all over the country. It was 1946 before there came into being the first group (of which I was one of the founders) which recognized the Palestinian - and the general Arab - National Movement and proposed striking an alliance with it.
In 1948, the songs of the war of independence joined the pioneer songs.. Regarding them, too, not a few among us suffer from cognitive dissonance. On the one side - what we felt then. On the other - the truth as we know it now.
For the fighters - as for the entire Yishuv - it was, quite simply, an existential war. The slogan was "There is No Alternative", and all of us believed in it completely. We were fighting with our backs to the wall, the lives of our families hanging in the balance. The enemy was all around us. We believed that we, the few, the very few, almost without arms, were standing up against a sea of Arabs. In the first half of the war, the Arab fighters (known to us as "the gangs") indeed dominated all the roads, and in the second half, the regular Arab armies approached the centers of the Hebrew population, surrounding Hebrew Jerusalem and coming close to Tel-Aviv. The Yishuv lost 6,000 young people out of a population of some 635,000. Whole year-groups were decimated. Innumerable heroic acts were performed.
The idealism of the fighters found its expression in the songs. Most of them are imbued with faith in victory, and, of course, total conviction of the justness of our cause. We did not leave Arabs behind our lines, nor did the Arabs leave any Jews behind theirs. It looked in those circumstances like a simple military necessity. The fighters did not think then about "ethnic cleansing" - a term not yet invented.
We had no understanding about the real balance of power between us and the other side. The Arabs looked to us like a huge force. We did not know that the Palestinians were quarreling with each other, unable to unite and to create a countrywide defense force, that they had a severe shortage of modern arms. Later, when the Arab armies joined the fray, we did not know that they were unable to cooperate with each other, that it was more important for them to compete with each other than to defeat us.
Today, a growing number of Israelis have started to understand the full significance of the "Nakba", the great tragedy of the Palestinian people and all the individuals who lost their homes and most of their homeland. But the songs come and remind us of what we felt at the time, when the things happened. An abyss yawns between the emotional reality of those days and the historical truth as we know it now.
Some see the entire 1948 war as a conspiracy of the Zionist leadership which intended right from the beginning to expel the Palestinians from the country in order to turn it into a Jewish state. According to this view, the soldiers of 1948 were war criminals who implemented a vicious policy, much as the pioneers of the preceding generation were land robbers, knights of ethnic cleansing by expulsion and expropriation.
They are strengthened in this view by today's settlers, who are driving the Palestinians from what remains of their land. By their actions they blacken the pioneer past. Religious fanatics and fascist hooligans, who claim to be the heirs of the pioneers, obliterate the real intentions of that generation. How can one overcome the contradiction between the intentions and emotions of the actors and their many magnificent achievements in building a new nation, and the dark side of their actions and the consequences?
How to sing about the hopes and dreams of our youth and at the same time admit to the terrible injustice of many of our actions? Sing with full heart the pioneer songs and the 1948 war songs (one of which I wrote, of which I am far from proud), without denying the terrible tragedy we imposed on the Palestinian people?
Barack Obama told the Turkish people this week that they must come to grips with the massacre of the Armenians committed by their fathers, while at the same time reminding the Americans that they must confront the genocide of the Native Americans and the black slavery exploited by their own forefathers.
I believe we can do this regarding the catastrophe that we have caused the Palestinians. I am convinced that this is important, indeed essential, for our own national mental health, as well as a first step toward eventual reconciliation. We must acknowledge and recognize the consequences of our deeds and repair what can be repaired - without rejecting our past and the songs that express the innocence of our youth.

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SFDA sets up center to monitor medicines
Galal Fakkar | Arab News

JEDDAH: The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) recently launched a national center to monitor the safety of medicines that are being sold in the Kingdom.
"The new center will also take up within a month the mission of monitoring medicines by checking their registration, prices and validity," said Dr. Ghazi Al-Saeed, director of the center.
The new move is expected to prevent unauthorized entry of medicines and medical compounds into the Kingdom. "We'll monitor all aspects to ensure the safety of medicines, including their storage, marketing and wrong usage," Al-Saeed said.
All powers related to medicine sales would be transferred to the center in coordination with the Ministry of Health. "We'll set out a new mechanism to follow up medical compounds after marketing them," he said.
Al-Saeed said the center would also check herbal medicines that are widely in use in various parts of the Kingdom, including their quality and side effects. "We'll follow up in coordination with similar international centers new developments in medicines in order to ensure the availability of safe and quality medicines in the country," he said.
"We'll also receive complaints about side effects of medicines from experts as well as patients to revise their status," he said, adding that medicines having serious side effects would be withdrawn from the market.
The SFDA has a website on the Internet to receive complaints about side effects of medicines. "This will help solve many problems related to medicines as the authorities can quickly respond to complaints," Al-Saeed said.
He called for greater cooperation between citizens and authorities to contain negative trends in supply of medicines. He blamed the use of low quality raw materials and unscientific methods of preparation for contaminated medicines. "Writing wrong indications on packs and bottles of medicines will lead to wrong use," Al-Saeed pointed out.
People sometimes store medicines without care for temperature and humidity. They also expose medicines to sunlight, he said.

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Career guidance is essential

LETTER OF THE WEEK

The former Prime Minister of Malaysia once made a famous statement. He said: The human resource the people is the countryâs single most important resource

He therefore emphasised the importance of planning for and developing the human resource of Malaysia and the results are there for everyone to see. The people occupy the unique position of being the producers and consumers of wealth in the country. For a long time in Uganda, there has been a persistent outcry from all sections of society, about the absence of information to guide education and training in Uganda. It has been argued, and rightly so, that the education and training institutions in the country are producing students whose skills are not relevant to the development needs of the country. This thinking is even complicated by the fact that the country does not know the exact skills that are required by the labour market in order to make a proper matching of the skills against the labour market requirements.

There is therefore great need for career guidance in our schools. This guidance can only be carried out based on reliable and up-to-date information on our labour market requirements.
Robert Kimera



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Problems faced by Muslim states identical: Al-Asheikh
Muhammad Humaidan | Arab News


JEDDAH: The problems faced by the ministries of Islamic affairs in most Muslim countries are identical, according to Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance Saleh Al-Asheikh.

"The responsibilities of the ministries of religious affairs are identical as their goals are the same and the challenges they face also are not very different," Saleh Al-Asheikh told Arab News on his return from Tunisia yesterday.

One of the important tasks of the religious affairs ministries is to tackle the challenges posed by extremist ideologies. "One of their huge responsibilities is combating terrorist and deviant ideologies spawned by some people who carry the label of religion and hide under slogans which declare others infidels. They should be rooted out completely because they mar the true Islam and strive to breed a generation feeding on mistaken religious concepts," Al-Asheikh said.

"Everyone who endangers Muslims' ideological security, doctrinal stability, spiritual well-being and religious peace should be dealt with firmly," he said.

He urged the departments of religious affairs, scholars, intellectuals and cultural organizations to join hands in fighting the menace as the most effective method to counter ideological and intellectual misguidance is by opposing it with logical ideas steeped in religious scholarship and wisdom.

The minister also stressed the need to lay down a framework for cooperation in countering deviant ideologies so that the young generation is protected both emotionally and intellectually from slipping onto the wrong path.

The Saudi minister also signed a memorandum of understanding with his Tunisian counterpart, Abubakr Al-Akhzuri, for cooperation between the countries in Islamic affairs.

The MoU stressed the need for taking steps to deepen the understanding of religion by both mosque officials and worshippers at mosques, Al-Asheikh said.

The minister also said the ministries of Islamic affairs in both countries planned to set up a joint committee for the speedy implementation of the MoU.

The MoU also stressed the need for exchange of expertise in the collection and distribution of Zakah.

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