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Thursday, October 19, 2017

#Taliban kills over 40 #Afghan troops in #Kandahar

Taliban militants killed at least 43 Afghan troops early on Thursday when they stormed a military base in southern Afghanistan, the Defence Ministry said.

Of 60 soldiers manning the base in the southern province of Kandahar, 43 were killed, nine were wounded and six were missing after Taliban militants stormed the base in the middle of the night, the ministry said in a statement.

At least nine Taliban were also reported killed.

REUTERS

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

#Museveni life presidency is to finish Tutsi empire restoration - no #Ugandans

Let me write this hopefully for the last time.
1. The struggle we are currently engaged in in Uganda is the intensified final phase of the struggle between the natives and non-natives, the later being refugees and immigrants that have been entering Uganda at least since 1959. This group of non-natives is led by Museveni. The non-natives concluded the Rwakitura Covenant in 1993 known as the 50 Year Master Plan during which time Uganda will be metamorphosed that is the natives wil...l be replaced by the non-natives.
How is it being done?
1. The natives have been denied quality education
2. The natives have been denied quality healthcare
3. The natives have been denied balanced food security and nutrition
4. The natives have been retrenched from the civil service, the military, the police, the intelligence and the prisons and replaced by non-natives
5. The youth unemployment rate of natives is over 80 percent.
6. The natives are losing their land to non-natives
7. The natives are being forced to practice birth control
8. The natives are being forced out of their land and herded into urban slums where economic and social opportunities are very limited.
9. The natives are being killed, tortured, jailed and exiled.
10. The natives have been deliberately impoverished.
11. Tusifying native men.
Therefore the struggle is:
1. Not between NRM and FDC
2. Not between Museveni and Besigye
3. Not between the Red and the Yellow ribbons
4. Not between the young and the old
5. Not between the rich and the poor
6. Not between men and women
7. Not between Nilotics and Bantus
8. Not between the North and the South
9. Not between the East and the West
10. Not between Catholics, Muslims and Protestants
11. Not between security forces and civilians
To repeat the struggle is between the Natives and the non-natives.
Museveni the leader of the non-natives wants life presidency and control of Uganda land to complete the Rwakitura Master Plan. He has repeated that his mission is unfinished. That is the mission of handing over Uganda to non-natives before he dies. That is the doctrine Museveni calls the metamorphosis of Uganda.
To stop Museveni and his doctrine, the natives must stand together solidly and definitively deny Museveni life presidency and ownership of Uganda land through the proposed removal of the age limit from the constitution and the passing of the land bill, respectively
The MPs who represent and are accountable to the people and not to the president have a solemn duty to protect and defend the interests of natives that are being driven under the bus or being pushed to the bottom of Lake Victoria.
For God and My Country.
#Eric Kashambuza.

If you need a copy of the 50yr master plan, send an email request to mlnangalama@gmail.com

The #AgeLimit and #Landbill are to complete this plan.
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ONE COMMENT SO FAR

I strongly say Prof. Eric Kashambuza is a patriotic Ugandan who whoever thinks fit to defend our nation should listen to, and imediately draw a drastic plan to amalgamate and fight out the devil of Tutsism empire that is focusing to be established in uganda, i remember my late dad, died while saying exactly what professor has said now. If we fail now, no more life for Banyankole, Bakyigga, Bakonjo, Batoro, Baganda, Basoga, Bagisu, Acholi, La'ngo, Rugwara nor Samya neither Bagwere are going to survive in the country for sure. I think if we are in our normal senses, even Museveni's statements during public speeches directly show this, however there are ugandans who still clap hands for that devil, O'oh God.

#Uganda police begin shoot to kill of those against #Dictator #Museveni life presidency

MUSEVENI’S ARROGANCE STINKS TO THE HIGHEST HEAVEN

First am saddened by the young life lost in the first ever event of a Ugandan civilian killed in defense of the constitution. My condolences go to the family of the young victim. It shouldn’t be this way and Museveni has been ruling this nation for over 3 decades, what else does he want for getting his grandchildren slaughtered in cold blood.

First dictator said he was not working for Ugandans and then he had the audacity to come out and tell the nation that the constitutional amendments is HIS THING. Museveni takes Uganda to be his own property and he can do whatever he wants whenever he choses to do so. When we hear these so called freedom fighters that are aging, they forgot that the people know them as bank robbers. We have few people that are determined to keep the majority of people in abject poverty and humiliations.

What type of freedom fighters are these people who cannot even stand criticism?, who cannot allow people to express their God given rights to expression? Sadly we are on our own and we should not expect anyone from a white man’s world to hear our cries.

Over 250 people were killed in Somalia and no single European or North Americans nations said a word but when such tragedies happen in developed nations, these silly African aged leaders are the first to send condolences. This is not to say that terrorism should be tolerated and should be fought every step of the way but these developed countries should know that terrorism is color blind and affects all of us. These are the same people keeping us, Africans unemployed, selling deadly weapons to dictators like Museveni who in turn uses those weapons against their own people and as crazy as it sounds dictator Museveni keeps singing the old tired song of Pan-Africanism.

This should be a warning to the police and the army. The people you are killing right now, are your family members, friends and fellow country men. Museveni will run away leaving you behind to confront the people you’re now targeting. Dictators never take their entire army, police or supporters when the go into exiles. We will target you and we will make your lives a living hell.

For God and Our Nation.

STOP THE MADNESS.
nathanspan@yahoo.com

The 1.8 billion shillings compensation for #torture victims is a hoax - #Uganda #Kaweesi


Last week the High Court in Uganda awarded a shillings 1.8bn compensation to 22 victims of torture by Museveni's security forces. The 22 had been arrested in connection with the murder of AIGP Felix Kaweesi and gruesomely tortured by security operatives to extract confessions. Torture is a criminal offence under the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture Act 2012 and carried a maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment. Torture in all its forms has been the trademark of the Museveni regime for the last 31 years. It is a tool for suppressing political dissent through the spread of fear amongst the population.
This is not the first-time courts of law have awarded compensation to victims of torture by security operatives. The regime does not honour such awards and both the courts and victims have no powers of enforcing such orders. Year after year, security agencies have been competing in scoring the highest incidents of torture with the police consistently trouncing other agencies in recent years. To escape criminal responsibility, in 2016 the police issued a circular to the effect that individual police officers were to pay any court fines awarded for torture by security operatives. As if that was not enough, the police set up a professional standard unit (PSU) and the police disciplinary tribunals as a cover-up for culprits of serious crimes against the population. That way the regime guarantees the immunity and protection of its officers in as far as torture is concerned.


Therefore, in the instant case the regime will not honour the 1.8b shillings compensation to the victims. Instead the ruling worsens the already bad situation for the said 22 victims of torture. As usual the will instead tighten its grip by continuously holding their victims in detention. Even when the Courts of law sets them free for one reason or the other, the regime will re-arrest them on fresh trumped up changes.  That way, behind the curtains the regime will instead initiate negotiations with the victims to give up their push for compensation in return for their freedom.  On the other hand, this ruling will drive the regime into influencing court decision so that the victims are unfairly either kept in detention or get convicted. The regime has scored through publicity by being portrayed as upholding the rule of law where courts award compensation to victims of torture. That is why it has not only kept silent but have not bothered to lodge an appeal against the court order.
This is not to discourage Ugandans from suing for damages in cases of torture at least for record purposes.

INFORMATION IS POWER AND DEFIANCE IS THE WAY TO GO
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The Karekyezi’s - opportunists, terrorists or nationalists? #Uganda


It is 1932 and in present day Kisoro district a son, John Karekyezi is born of a Parish chief and is a grandson of an elder, Yakobo Rwanyonga.  The young John Karekyezi attended Mutolere Primary School before proceeding to Kitabi Seminary and St. Marys' College, Kisubi for secondary education.  In 1952 he joined Makerere University to Study Veterinary Medicine where he became the Vice Chairman of the Student's Guild Council.  He actively got involved in students’ politics whereby at one time he attended an International Union of Students Leaders course in Vienna, Austria.  While there he extended his stay abroad addressing the international community on the need for Uganda's self governance.  Coupled by his earlier links with the militant wing of the Uganda National Congress (UNC), the colonial authorities were annoyed and expelled him from Makerere and confiscating his passport to stifle his movement.
He took up an active role with the UNC at its offices in Katwe, Kampala with the likes of Paulo Muwanga, Ignatius Musaazi, Samson Sekabanja and others.  He joined hands with UNC's militants under their umbrella organisation, Katwe People's Council to oppose the visit of Queen Elizabeth in 1954.  Since he had attended a Cadet Corps paramilitary training while at Kisubi, he led some militants and they stole thirty rifles and six hundred ammunitions from the armory at Kisubi.  They intended to use these arms against the colonial government but all the arms were recovered before the Queen's visit.
John Karekyezi who at this stage had adopted Kale as his name in order to erase the Rwandese linage was deported to Belgian Rwanda-Burundi after he was branded a Marxist and excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

From Belgian Rwanda, he attempted to enter Belgian Congo to link up with Patrice Lumumba but was captured and imprisoned in Goma.  He somehow managed to sneak back into Uganda and under disguise he travelled to Sudan from where he connected to Cairo, Egypt in 1957.  In Cairo, he represented UNC at the First Afro-Asia Conference.  Since the 1952 revolution that brought Abdul Jamal Nasser to power, Egypt had become the centre of the anti-colonial and greatly supported pro-independence movements under the Cairo Africa Society comprised of 38 countries.  Muslim youths who had been alienated by the missionary based colonial educational system in Uganda would secretly foot to Juba in Sudan, take a ferry across the Nile to Khartoum from where they would fly to Cairo.  The likes of Ibrahim Mukiibi, Yunus Kinene, Umaru Ddumba and several others went to Cairo under such an arrangement.  John Kale must have disguised as a Muslim in order for him to easily sail through the risky route to Cairo.
In Cairo, John Kale opportunistically appointed himself the UNC Secretary for Foreign Affairs.  He got close to Egypt's Jamal Abdul Nasser who posted him to his office under the Africa Policy scheme - aimed at freeing Africa from the colonial yoke.  He allowed him to use the state radio to broadcast anti-colonial propaganda.  His colleagues back in Uganda at Katwe UNC office used to tune in and listen to his live broadcasts from Cairo.   His closeness to Abdul Nasser linked him to direct contact with the likes of Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere, Kenneth Kaunda, Joshua Nkomo, Tom Mboya and other nationalistic African leaders who would frequently visit Cairo to seek material and moral support.

In 1958 he initiated a militant organisation inside Uganda.  During the same year, he dispatched propaganda literature to Uganda through Abu Mayanja but was arrested at Entebbe airport for importing into the country and being in possession of prohibited literature.  Mayanja was tried, convicted and sentenced to a caution by the Magistrate's Court.
Kale's publications though banned because being 'harmful propaganda' still found their way into the country.  He attempted to present a petition to the UN over Uganda's independence but was blocked.  He instead stealthily joined the Cameroonian delegation that was presenting its petition to the UN for independence.  Kale who felt he had gained enough muscle was planning to contest the 1961 elections as the UNC flag bearer.

In April 1960, a US spy plane was brought down from the USSR airspace prompting a serious diplomatic standoff between the two superpowers.  It is said John Kale either oh his own or Abdu Nasser's initiative opportunistically volunteered to mediate between the two giants.  He died in a plane crash in Kiev on his way to Moscow in September 1960.  His remains were buried in Kisoro but the Catholic church refused to hold a funeral mass because he had been excommunicated from the Catholic Church for being a communist.


His Cairo office had caused a split within UNC when I.K. Musaazi saw it as an agency of spread of communism and Egypt's imperialism for the control of the Nile.  The younger intellectuals led by the likes of Abu Mayanja, Jolly Joe Kiwanuka, Dr. Kununka and a few others vehemently defended the Cairo office.  They argued that the Cairo office acted as a link between the anti-colonial movement in Uganda and the democratic forces in the anti-imperialist world.  This disagreement prompted Musaazi to expel from the UNC the likes of J.W. Kiwanuka, Dr. Kununka, Otema Alimadi, Abu Mayanja, John Kale, and Paulo Sengendo.   Consequently, during the January 1959 Annual Delegates Conference, I.K. Musaazi was expelled from the UNC and Milton Obote was elected the leader of the UNC.
Consequently, the mainly Baganda in UNC led by Musaazi and Muliira formed an all-Baganda protest movement, the Uganda National Movement (UNM) which gained ground in Buganda on account of its trade boycott agenda.  Earlier in 1958 the mainly non-Baganda break away faction of UNC led by Hon. Rwetsiba had formed the Uganda People's Union (UPC).  In March 1960, the Obote led UNC amalgamated with UPU to form the Uganda People's Congress (UPC).   John Kale's had planned to contest in the 1961 as the ANC flagbearer.  His abrupt demise in a plane crush spared the young country of the wrath of a self seeking and dangerously ambitious immigrant Rwandese Tutsi.  Congo is grappling with the likes of Ntaganda and Laurent Nkunda.  It was at least a postponement; for in 1955 he had bore a son, Gen. Kalekyezi who is now Museveni's treacherous Police Chief.



Gen. Kalekyezi is married to a Kenyan Tutsi of Rwandese origin and grand daughter of the last King of pre-independence Rwanda, Rudahigwa who died of a poison injection while on an official visit to Burundi in 1959.  That is why Gen. Kayihura attended the recent burial of the last king of independent Rwanda in Kigali.  Is he aiming at making his father's dreams come true; to accomplish his father's unfinished business??? In terms of opportunistic political scheming and manoeuvering coupled by the love for militancy, its just LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON.
INFORMATION IS POWER AND DEFIANCE IS THE WAY TO GO
Museveni has sanctioned the construction of a multi-billion John Kale Memorial Institute of Science and Technology in Kisoro.  Who will advocate for the recognition of the role played by other non-Tutsi Ugandans who played a leading role in the struggle for independence?
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#Ugandans should take Gen. #Kalekyezi's alleged links with #Rwanda


Gen. Kalekyezi is a serving military officer who for over a decade has been irregularly doubling as Museveni's police chief.  His sole responsibility has been to build an ethnically imbalanced repressive police force whose sole duty is to brutally suppress political dissent. With full blessing of Museveni, he has accomplished this task. Museveni has repeatedly praised his performance as being a good regime cadre. The most recent compliments came at a recent public function in Kisoro district where Gen. Kalekyezi renewed his oath of loyalty thus; "I thank you for the opportunity you gave me to serve and I promise that for the remaining time of my life to work even more not to disappoint you."  He went ahead to offer Museveni some gifts among them a framed photo of the regime symbol of the bus. In response, Museveni thanked Gen. Kalekyezi "for being a good cadre of the NRM, he has worked hard."
Without doubt Museveni's preferential treatment of Gen. Kalekyezi is premised on the latter's Rwandese ethnic connection. He is a son to the pre-independence Rwandese immigrant political activist, John Kalekyezi. His father stole guns from the missionaries at Kisubi that he intended to use in attacking the colonialists and in particular to sabotage the Queen's visit in the late 1950s to open the Owen Falls Dam. Consequently, the colonial administration did not only terminate John Kalekyezi's studies at Makerere but he was deported back to then Belgium Rwanda-Burundi. The Catholic Church also excommunicated him owing to his strong communist stances.
While Museveni has over the years systematically purged almost all his Bush War Generals and top cadres, it’s only Gen. Kalekyezi who has remained his close confidant. Using his strong Rwandese blood links, he played a key role in diffusing the Museveni - Kagame tensions that had arisen out of the armed clashes during the Congo military expedition. His blood brother, Gen. Jack Nziiza who left the Museveni's army for Rwanda in 1990 at the rank of Sgt has been a top security manager in the Kigali regime. In Uganda, Gen. Kalekyezi has aggressively positioned himself as the second topmost powerful person in the land. His ongoing bad blood with the powerful Security Minister, Gen. Henry Tumukunde is having devastating effects on the country's security management. Its bickering accounts for the accusations and counter accusations aimed at catching Museveni's attention. Some of the allegations are too bad to be ignored by any functioning state.


Recently it had to take the Rwandese Ambassador to Uganda to refute allegations that the Rwanda government was working closely with Gen. Kalekyezi to take power when Museveni retires. Earlier on it was reliably disclosed that Gen. Kalekyezi working with the Rwandese Embassy in Uganda and the Police chief of Rwanda, were behind the repeated kidnappings of Rwandese refugees and sneaking them back to the Rwanda government. Unfortunately, the Kampala regime has not come out to clear the air on such grave allegations. The other day it was alleged that Uganda was rendering military training to Rwandese dissidents and most recently the dissidents are linked to Gen. Saleh.
Much as his arch-rival, Gen. Tumukunde is another wolf in a sheep's skin, Gen. Kalekyezi's conduct needs to be checked by a neutral body at least for record purposes since Museveni is just playing survival games.

INFORMATION IS POWER AND DEFIANCE IS THE WAY TO GO.
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#GMOs set to crash export markets for Ghana farmers - #Uganda


Ghanaians have been fighting attempts at the imposition of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), by the Biotech industry and The Gates Foundation [1], into their food system for the last few years, including by taking the Government to Court on the issue.
The public GMO debate has mainly focused on health and the environment, but hardly ever on the socio-economic impacts of GMOs. The socio-economic ramifications of the imposition of GMOs alone ought to be enough to ban its use in Ghana. The creeping intrusions of GMOs into Ghana’s economy, is likely to increase poverty, rather than diminish it; by increasing the penetration of transnational corporations into Ghana’s agriculture thus decreasing profit margins for small local farmers. Ghanaian agriculture cannot afford an economy that is designed for the benefit of external interests at the expense of Ghanaians.
The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has already warned [3] of detrimental consequences on Ghana’s non-traditional exports (NTEs) should the country adopt genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into crops grown locally. The issues which GEPA raised included the health and other risk concerns regarding GMOs across Europe where the bulk of Ghana’s NTEs are exported to and new concerns amongst consumers in the United States, which are affecting sales of GMOs and pushing consumer preference to non-GMO foods.
“The potential economic harm would be incalculable if Ghana were to be labelled a GMO haven exporting GM crops to the world,” the Chief Executive Officer of the GEPA, Mr Gideon Qaurcoo, said in a statement published in the Daily Graphic. [4] The report explained that in view of  overwhelming evidence from the EU and Western world’s attitude to GM foods, it would be detrimental for Ghana to introduce GMOs into its crop production as many products would stand the risk of being rejected by important export markets thus hugely damaging Ghana’s economy.
Exports of Agricultural products (WTO AoA) from Ghana to Europe, in 2014 alone stood at € 1335 Million[5] Many large EU supermarkets are turning anti-GMO, including the biggest – REWE in Germany. Reports coming from the US claim organic food sales have doubled since 2007 to $36 billion in 2014. US sales of foods verified as non-GMO have tripled since 2013 to $15 billion. [6]
Surging US demand for organic food — which is not GMO and is also free of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers — kept values for organic feed corn and soybeans aloft even while prices for conventional crops plummeted. Agricultural commodities traders catch the natural foods bug [7]. This is also happening in many parts of the world today. Quite recently, on December 9, 2015, a Thai newspaper published an editorial in which it stated:
“We have already witnessed Japan’s rejection of papaya shipments from Thailand because the fruit was “contaminated” with GMOs. Thai farmers naturally fear that their own crops might go unsold if GMO use spreads with the government’s blessing. The supposed ‘benefits’ of using GMOs amount to little if customers shun the produce when it arrives on shelves. Wider use of GMOs would also affect organic farmers – pioneers in a potentially lucrative export market – due to the possibility of airborne spores infecting their carefully nurtured crops” [8]
If Ghanaian authorities really want to help the poor Ghanaian farmer, there is no better time to follow the IAASTD report which recommends low-input, sustainable small-holder model of farming. A UN Report even goes as far as saying “Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way To Feed The World” [9]. We can easily establish ourselves as a veritable source of organic foods. GEPA has been at the forefront of promoting and developing the country’s non-traditional exports, including processed and semi-processed agricultural products, handicrafts and services. It is saying the same thing.
Through its efforts, “earnings from NTEs increased from US$1.164 billion in 2007 to US$2.364 billion in 2012, with a target to reach US$ 5 billion in 2017″ [10].The market for organic foods is already growing. Ghana stands a good chance of making a reputation for itself and developing the ever expanding market for healthy sustainable food. It was great to see Ghana making its maiden appearance at the 2015 Middle East Natural and Organic Products Expo (MENOPE) in Dubai. The Ghanaian companies showcased products such as shea butter, dry fruits, coconut oil, morning tea, hibiscus tea, natural cocoa powder and honey.” [11]
The struggle against GMOs in Ghana is currently at its most intense level since the beginning of the campaign led by Food Sovereignty Ghana in 2013. According to statistics emerging from the GM-lobby itself, “an overwhelming number of Ghanaians do not want to have anything to do with GMOs. We have heard of a research by J. N. Buah on the Perception of GM Foods in Ghana, in which “80 percent of ordinary Ghanaians who responded to a survey, and 90% of government workers at the ministries indicated their total rejection of GM foods.” [12]
SUSTAINABLE PULSE
References:
[1] Gates Foundation focuses $3bn agro-fund on rich countries, ‘pushes GMO agenda in Africa’ — RT News www.rt.com/news/202487-gates-foundation-money-africa/. See also: Grabbing Africa’s seeds: USAID, EU and Gates Foundation back agribusiness seed takeover: acbio.org.za/grabbing-africas-seeds/


[2] Court Ruling On GMO Case: Why We Intend To Appeal | Food Sovereignty Ghana foodsovereigntyghana.org/court-ruling-on-gmo-case-why-we-intend-to-appeal/
[3] Export Promotion fears GMOs may reduce exports, Daily Graphic / Ghana | Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:13 | graphic.com.gh/business/business-news/53563-ghanaian-exporters-prospect-for-markets-in-middle-east.html
[5] European UnionTrade in goods with Ghana, 20 Oct. 2015 - Ghana - Trade Statistics [PDF] trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2006/september/tradoc_122461.pdf 
[6] Agricultural commodities traders catch the natural foods bug – FT.com www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b08a8072-a298-11e5-bc70-7ff6d4fd203a.html#axzz3viKcvJfV
[8] Export Promotion fears GMOs may reduce exports, Daily Graphic / Ghana | Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:13 | graphic.com.gh/…/53563-ghanaian-exporters-prospect-f…
[9] This is not the time to let GMO crops flourish: Thai editorial news.thaivisa.com/thailand/this-is-not-the-time-to-let-gmo-crops-flourish-thai-editorial/123967/
[11] Ghanaian exporters prospect for markets in Middle East – Graphic Online: graphic.com.gh/…/53563-ghanaian-exporters-prospect-f…
[12] Why the Media has failed Ghanaians on the GM foods debate Source: Joseph Opoku Gakpo | Date: 24-06-2015 www.myjoyonline.com/opinion/2015/June-24th/opoku-gakpo-writes-why-the-media-has-failed-ghanaians-on-the-gm-foods-debate.php