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Sunday, July 31, 2016

FOLLOW THE SUN - THE NEW WORLD OF WORKING - GLOBAL TEAMS


I wrote this piece for The Insider when I was in a doctor office and praying against hope that I would not be shipped off to Saint John Regional Hospital for Plasmapheris (my specialist treats me there and it is a good 2hrs away drive from home).   

There is only one treatment centre in the Province of New Brunswick and the equipment costs up to $3 million.  TTP affects 3-4 people in a million and is very poorly researched plus, it camouflages itself with symptoms of other illinesses.  If not in a good medical care centre with professionals, you have a few hours to die.  My testimony is on my blog. 



All turned out okay.  So while thinking about the allergic reactions I get to blood products, I watched someone in Uganda write about how dictator #Museveni had brought 380 BPO jobs in the country.

Say what?  We have 10 million able bodied young women and men who are unemployed.

So I remembered what I had worked on in the past on global projects.

Those jokers used to shut down the internet at midnight in Uganda.  Just think about the time zones.  Most of the world is working at that time.

But those jokers also shut down electricity and expect to grow BPOs (Business Process Operatons), read job migration or work out sourcing.  

I even tested them out.  I called my Uganda project manager in Entebbe and his Internet had just gone off.  Soon his power went off.  So I thought "smart, let me check out".  I called Bugolobi, same thing.  I called Mukono, same thing.  I called Jinja, same thing.  I called Mbarara, same thing.  I called Mbale, same thing.

I had a deadline to beat and the entire country was off the grid?  That is when I realised that doing any form of business in Uganda is futile.  FUTILE.  But let us follow the sun below.
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In lay man's language, follow the sun simply means that your business is working 24 by 7.

This is most crucial for Call Centres / Contact Centres or what Ugandans proudly announce as BPOs.

There are 24 timezones in the world.  The most successful companies have learned that their phones have to be answered by humans for 24 hours per day.

Here is where you should have paid attention to my article on Time Zones. http://www.theinsider.ug/world-time-zones/

No company can afford to have people in their country working 24hrs even if it is on rotation or shifts.

What companies do is group time zones and then set up a center in each time zone so that people work in their day time instead of having them half asleep at night time.

Uganda is in a very strategic place for this type of work because it is more or less central to Europe and can take some work from Asia and North America.  However, the youth have to learn to read and write.  There are many jobs which involve online chatting to solve customer problems.  Imagine this, I am chatting with a Ugandan and they type in the chat window "hw r u mukyala?" or worse "gwe, nkuyambe ntya madam".  Meanwhile another one in Malaysia or Brazil chats  "My name is Roberto.  How may I help you Ms Martha".  Work on that English.
I am passionate about the English language because I know it can help you to get a job or not get one.  Here is the article I previously published.  http://www.theinsider.ug/unglish-is-not-an-international-language/

Now, for those companies which want to get work into Uganda, remember about Cloud storage and Cloud storage.  You can check this previous article out too.  We work in the could because that way the entire team can access what you were working on before you sign off.  http://nangalama.blogspot.ca/search?q=cloud+storage
For BPOs to work for Uganda, they have to understand the concepts I just mentioned above.
Let me introduce another concept I have not touched on previously.  TELEPHONY.

When you call the toll free numbers, the call hits the cloud then hits a destination.  Most Telcos provide these services.  You give them your toll free number and they program it requesting you to provide the drop off destination.  Here is where Uganda needs to know that the local receiving numbers are not the ones which the customers dial.

There is also programming for telephony.  We are allowed to schedule call reception depending on the time of day.  For example, we can make 8:00am to 6:00pm drop into the Moncton, Canada centre, the next 8hrs drop in Malaysia.  Then the next 8hrs return here because we are awake.  This is following the sun, cloud storage and computing as well as cloud routing of calls.  AT&T and Bell are really good at this.  We get a drop off rate of the calls which less than 3% but the calls will get answered by someone who is fluent in whichever language we choose.

Remember also the solid Infrastructure that you must have in place to attract such work.  Here is my previous article on that one.  http://www.theinsider.ug/poor-infrastructure-contributes-to-unemployment-poverty/

Information you can use.
Martha Leah Nangalama
Moncton, Canada
mlnangalama@gmail.com
Whatsapp +15068716371

I have an IT and business background.  I never write about what I have not lived through.  Job migrations, job outsourcing, telephony, etc...  UGANDA has much to learn.  I inform and educate.  All my opinions are mine and mine alone.

KADODI HITS THE CITY OF TORONTO #CANADA - CARIBANA



When our family lived in Toronto, the festival was called Caribana but now I see the media calling it Toronto Caribbean Carnival Parade.  Hey, anything goes.

It basically kinda of marks the end of summer in the province of Ontario for we would also have had the CNE (Canadian National Exxhibition).

Caribana is a show case of one culture, dancing, costumes, hair, music, food, drums, insanity and apparently some people smoke something somethings.



The City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario goes to lengths to prepare for Caribana.  We are talking about millions of people dancing around on some blocked straights scantily dressed.  Reason I have no issues with nudity because half of them might as well be naked.

Caribana is for every age group.  Toronto is one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world so people get to sample food from every corner of the globe.

Caribana is for every age group and every colour.  Imagine you have little bambinas or bambinos and your dress them up and take them to go jam down.  When the kids get their faces painted and eat strange food, you should see the delight on their faces.



In crowds like that, safety is always an issue.  My gosh, you should see how many police officers get deployed to maintain peace.

Ambulances, fire trucks everywhere with the hospitals ready to take in any injured people.  And the injuries would not be from gunshots (maybe one or two) but from heat.  This time of the year, we have a heat wave so it is mostly the heat wave which is the issue.  Luckily, there are many places set up to serve water to everyone.

People in Toronto are also quite civilised in that they read the warnings and go out safely.  We were taking our kids when they were in pampers and they had far too much fun.



If you have never visited Toronto Canada, you should consider visiting Toronto because it is one of the most amazing cities I have every lived in.

The reason why I say Caribana is like Kadodi is because once a year people get to go nearly half naked.


Martha Leah Nangalama
Moncton, Canada
Formerly a student and resident of Toronto Canada

Check them out on their official page here:  http://www.caribanatoronto.com/event/caribanaparade




GLOBAL NEWS BRIEFINGz group on Whatsapp - Updates July 31, 2016



We have 3 groups and they each have 5 Admins.

We have only one one rule (besides writing proper English), everything anyone shares in the group must provide a source.

We get more breaking stories before most media in Uganda gets it because we follow the sun.  Watch the next article on Global teams.

At any given hour, there is one of us in a different timezone who is awake and who updates the teams.

We will keep the world promptly informed.  En plus, everyone has to report on the events in their immediate community.  We are all volunteers because money does not pay for everything and in any case we all have other sources of income. The beauty is even that we all work in different industries so we also report on things besides people killing each other.
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[31/07, 6:11 p.m.] Germany sees increase in gun sales amid lone wolf terror attacks... Customers are coming from all sections of the society, be it ordinary workers or professors'
[31/07, 6:14 p.m.] Mark: If you are a consumer of yoghurt in Britain, pause a little bit. 25 yogurt brands have been recalled amidst rumors of contamination with rubber fragments..

[31/07, 6:16 p.m.] A notice issued by the Food Standards Agency said the products "may contain small pieces of rubber".   http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britains-big-5-supermarkets-recall-8532884
[31/07, 6:24 p.m.] Kyosan T. F. Katthagen: Afghan capital rocked by explosion - after power went of. @Russia Today

[31/07, 6:25 p.m.] Horror as 19 trapped on South Bank fairground ride – including KIDS
FIREFIGHTERS rescued 19 kids and adults who were trapped on a fairground ride on London's South Bank for three-and-a-half hours.
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/534232/london-south-bank-fairground-ride-trapped-firefighters
[31/07, 6:34 p.m.]  🙏🏾Merci beaucoup🙏🏾
[31/07, 6:35 p.m.]  After all we are here to brief each other about Global events

[31/07, 8:06 p.m.] Make sure you're keeping safe from computer vision syndrome.
http://bit.ly/29bFuu5

[31/07, 8:07 p.m.] The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement on Saturday, in which it explained the reasons why Egypt refrained from voting on the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) decision to intervene in Burundi. http://ow.ly/o4eW302M1uZ

[31/07, 8:30 p.m.] UPDATE: The Taliban confirms that they were targeting wealthy foreigners, not Afghan residents with the terror strike that shook the entire Afghan city of Kabul causing a citywide electricity outage. There are no reports on casualties from this major terror attack. #Kabul #KabulBlast #Taliban

Kahlil Gibran On Giving, The Prophet -#English #Literature #Charity #Giving #Love



You give but little when you give of your possessions.

It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

For what are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow?

And tomorrow, what shall tomorrow bring to the overprudent dog burying bones in the trackless sand as he follows the pilgrims to the holy city?

And what is fear of need but need itself?

Is not dread of thirst when your well is full, the thirst that is unquenchable?

There are those who give little of the much which they have--and they give it for recognition and their hidden desire makes their gifts unwholesome.

And there are those who have little and give it all.

These are the believers in life and the bounty of life, and their coffer is never empty.

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

And there are those who give with pain, and that pain is their baptism.
And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue;

They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space.
Through the hands of such as these God speaks, and from behind their eyes He smiles upon the earth.


It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding;
And to the open-handed the search for one who shall receive is joy greater than giving.

And is there aught you would withhold?
All you have shall some day be given;
Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors'.

You often say, "I would give, but only to the deserving."
The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture.
They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.

Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and his nights, is worthy of all else from you.
And he who has deserved to drink from the ocean of life deserves to fill his cup from your little stream.
And what desert greater shall there be, than that which lies in the courage and the confidence, nay the charity, of receiving?

And who are you that men should rend their bosom and unveil their pride, that you may see their worth naked and their pride unabashed?
See first that you yourself deserve to be a giver, and an instrument of giving.

For in truth it is life that gives unto life while you, who deem yourself a giver, are but a witness.
And you receivers... and you are all receivers... assume no weight of gratitude, lest you lay a yoke upon yourself and upon him who gives.

Rather rise together with the giver on his gifts as on wings;

For to be overmindful of your debt, is to doubt his generosity who has the freehearted earth for mother, and God for father.

The Truth About #Russia And Me, #Putin - BURN!


People are asking all kinds of questions about me and Vladimir Putin. Questions like: “How well do you guys know each other?”… “How serious is this bromance?”… and, “Are you actually saying you wouldn’t defend our allies in the Baltic States if Putin sends the tanks in?”
Well, let me just say this: Putin is a leader. And I think we’ve all seen that topless picture of him riding a horse. I’ll stop there.
I know some people were upset this week when I suggested that the Russians should launch a malicious cyber attack on Hillary Clinton in an effort to help me become President. But I was just being sarcastic! I’m definitely not on Putin’s payroll. OK, maybe the Russians did get my attention when Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev bought a Palm Beach estate from me in 2008. Some haters are asking if this was some kind of secret payoff from Moscow. But really I just made a terrific deal. 
I paid $41 million for the property at the height of the market and flipped it for $100 million in the midst of the biggest real estate collapse in Florida history. I’m such a great dealmaker! I definitely don’t owe Russia anything in return for that much-needed cash infusion in the middle of the crash! And I most certainly did not strike a secret deal with Putin when I was in Moscow for the Miss Universe contest in 2013.

It is, of course, a pure coincidence that my campaign is being run by Paul Manafort, a man whose former clients were referred to by The Guardian as a “who’s who of authoritarian leaders and scandal-plagued businessmen in Ukraine, Russia, the Philippines and more.” Total coincidence, too, that Manafort helped elect the pro-Putin Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych in 2010 with a campaign that featured the chant of “lock her up” directed at former prime minister Yulia Tymochenko. (Fun fact: After she lost the election, Tymochenko was, indeed, locked up.)
I would like to reassure the American people as clearly and unsarcastically as I can that I am not working for Vladimir Putin and the Russian government. There are absolutely no secret payments from the Russian government hidden in my tax returns. I just won’t let you see the returns. Stop asking! They’re none of your business!

To all those wondering if I can be trusted with the highly classified intelligence information I am now receiving as the Republican Party leader (I know. Pinch me. LOL!), I want to reassure you that my allegiance is solely to myself, my Slovenian-born wife, my half-Czechoslovakian kids, the foreign-born workers I am currently hiring in Florida, and of course, the United States of America, whose Constitution I very much look forward to reading.
In case you need more proof, here is a complete list of facts to prove I am not a putting “Russia First” instead of “America First”: 

1. My second wife was American.
2. My family is from Germany―a country that fought against Russia during World War II!
If I can think of anything else, I’ll let you know.
So please America, trust me. I’m not in cahoots with the Russians. You can totally believe in me with the same level of confidence I have always placed in Melania!
UPDATE: OK, Melania lied about writing her own convention speech. I thought she was going to perform original material, but she went with a Michelle Obama cover.

UPDATE 2: OK, Melania also had to take down her entire website. Turns out she’s being lying all this time about having a degree from the University of Ljubljana. I would have checked it out sooner but all my investigators were tied up looking for a birth certificate in Hawaii.
SOURCE: Huffingtonpost

#SOCCER CHAT 256 group - #ARSENAL






Huge breaking news from arsenal.. Likely to smash their own transfer record. ARSENAL could turn to £50 million-rated Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi if they fail to land Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette.

The Gunners have already had a £35m bid turned down for Lacazette and, should they decide not to go back in for the French international, they will look to sign the Inter man instead.

Mauro the Merrier Arsenal will turn to Inter striker Mauro Icardi if they fail to sign Alexandre Lacazette

But Gunners could find themselves caught up in £60million tug-of-war with Napoli for prolific Serie A marksman

Arsenal could turn to £50 million-rated Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi if they fail to land Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette.

The Gunners have already had a £35m bid turned down for Lacazette and, should they decide not to go back in for the French international, they will look to sign the Inter man instead.



But they could face competition from Napoli, who are reported to be willing to pay £60m.

European newspapers have been quick to link Icardi with Napoli, Arsenal and Bayern Munich, while Inter president Erick Thohir has indicated Icardi could leave for the right price.

“All of us and Inter are hoping that figure goes above £40m,” he said. “Inter will be here for hundreds of years, but it is made of individuals who change each year.”
Icardi, 23, is rated as one of the best strikers in Serie A –  and no wonder.

He has scored 47 Serie A goals for them in 91 appearances, having impressed with Inter and beforehand with Sampdoria.

He boasts good movement in the area, a sharp footballing intelligence and fine finishing skills and Arsene Wenger is confident Icardi can add the finishing touches to Arsenal’s creative approach play that, say, Olivier Giroud, often lacks.

Unlike Giroud, though, he is not known for his physical presence.

The Gunners failed to sustain a Premier League title push last season, struggling to keep pace with champions Leicester City.



And with Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho to compete with at Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United next season, Wenger must strengthen.

Swiss international attacking midfielder Granit Xhaka remains Arsenal’s only summer buy and Wenger is expected to make one final offer for Lacazette to try and tempt Lyon into selling the forward, just days after the Ligue 1 club embarrassed the Gunners by making their opening offer public.

The French club were initially angered by Arsenal when a £29.3m offer arrived for the 25-year-old and decided to make their rejection public knowledge in a warning to Arsenal given that it fell £3m short of what West Ham had offered over a month before.



Swiss international attacking midfielder Granit Xhaka remains Arsenal’s only summer buy and Wenger is expected to make one final offer for Lacazette to try and tempt Lyon into selling the forward, just days after the Ligue 1 club embarrassed the Gunners by making their opening offer public.

The French club were initially angered by Arsenal when a £29.3m offer arrived for the 25-year-old and decided to make their rejection public knowledge in a warning to
Arsenal given that it fell £3m short of what West Ham had offered over a month before.

SOURCE: The sun.

#Russia Keeps Getting Away With Hacking #America



Since 2014, President Barack Obama's administration has punished three of the four states considered the top cyber threats to U.S. computer networks: China, Iran and North Korea. The curious exception is Russia, the country experts and Hillary Clinton's campaign say was behind the hack of the 
Democratic National Committee.

While senior U.S. officials have called out Russia in broad terms for its increasingly aggressive behavior in U.S. cyberspace, the U.S. has only once tied Russia to a specific attack. That was in 2015 when Secretary of Defense Ash Carter accused Moscow of probing a Pentagon system.

Compare that to recent actions the administration has taken against other states for cyberattacks. In 2014, the Justice Department charged five members of China's People's Liberation Army for stealing trade secrets from U.S. industries in cyberspace. This year, the Justice Department charged seven Iranian hackers it said were linked to the country's Revolutionary Guard Corps with hacking into U.S. banks and a Rye, New York, dam between 2011 and 2013. At the beginning of 2015, Obama sanctioned North Korea for the 2014 Sony hack. 

Russia has yet to face any consequences like that. But with the growing consensus among experts inside and outside the U.S. government that Russia was behind at least the hack of the Democratic National Committee (if not the public disclosure of the stolen documents through WikiLeaks) there is mounting pressure on the White House to try to deter Russia's cyber aggression.

Speaking this week at the Aspen Security Forum, John Carlin, the U.S. assistant attorney general for national security, issued a warning. "You haven't seen yet a public action against Russia," he said. "But it would be a mistake for them to assume that we are not going to apply this deterrence model when it comes to their action if they continue to intrude."

Earlier this week at a speech at Fordham University in New York, FBI Director James Comey sounded a similar note. He said cyberattacks from states and non-state actors "needs to be called out, it needs to be sanctioned, it needs to whenever possible be prosecuted."

All of this raises the question why Russia has gotten off the hook when other countries haven’t. After all, this isn't the first time the Russians have done this kind of thing. U.S. officials have alleged that Russia was also responsible for hacking the State Department's unclassified email system in 2015 and other unclassified White House computer networks. In 2014, the Russians were widely viewed as having intercepted and leaked a phone conversation between Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt.

There are a few explanations. To start, U.S. intelligence agencies traditionally have seen cyberattacks by other nations as a window to collect intelligence on the attackers’ own sources and methods. In this sense, the less said about an intrusion the better. The National Security Agency often chooses to respond to foreign government hacking with hacking of its own. 

There are also diplomatic considerations. While the U.S. has sanctioned sectors of Russia's economy for the annexation of Ukrainian territory, Secretary of State John Kerry has also tried unsuccessfully now for a year to entice Russia to use its leverage with the Syrian regime to end the civil war there. A public response to Russian cyber-aggression could invite a diplomatic response from Russia in Syria.

A senior administration official told me Saturday that there was no "across-the-board policy regarding Russia when it comes to prosecution or attribution." Lisa Monaco, the president's adviser on homeland security on Saturday told an audience at Aspen that the administration approaches each cyberattack on a "case by case basis," depending on the quality and preponderance of evidence linking the hack to a state actor.

But one explanation for the lack of punishment is that, until recently, most of Russia's cyberattacks were aimed at probing networks and not destroying them or leaking the pilfered data onto the internet. Jason Healy, a senior researcher at Columbia University, told me Saturday, "Up until the annexation of Crimea, their aggression was largely espionage. So it doesn't surprise me we have not done indictments on Russian actors to date. Now that Russian actions are becoming much more disruptive, not just in the U.S., but in Ukraine and Western Europe, I expect the administration will feel the need to be more vocal and more aggressive in their response options."

So far, the Obama administration has not publicly pinned the DNC hack on the Russians, despite the growing consensus among experts that Russia was responsible. In public talks at Aspen, CIA director John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Monaco all declined to say Russia was behind the hacks when asked.

U.S. officials say this is because the FBI is just beginning its formal investigation into the matter. These investigations can take time. Nonetheless, the president's own party wants Obama to go public. Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrats on the Senate and House intelligence committees, asked the White House in a public letter this week to release and declassify any intelligence assessments of the DNC hack. "Given the grave nature of this breach and the fact that it may ultimately be found to be a state-sponsored attempt to manipulate our presidential election, we believe a heightened measure of transparency is warranted," they wrote.


It presents a dilemma for Obama. Accusing a powerful foe like Russia of such an attack without all the evidence can of course backfire. But there is also a consequence for keeping quiet. It might give Russian hackers the impression that the U.S. is uninterested in deterring them. Indeed, it appears they are under that impression already.

SOURCE: Bloomberg

MEANWHILE IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO #DRC - Opposition heats up. #Kabila



Joseph Kabila has enjoyed a quiet sort of going for Third Term without many paying attention to his intentions.

Right off the bat, you should all know that #Uganda's dictaor #Museveni is the God Father for all of The Great Lakes Region except for #Tanzania.

If you want to understand, then read up on Kenyatta Uhuru, Kagame, Nkurunziza, Kabila and Kiir and who helps them retain power.

#MuseveniMustGo.  He is a very dangerous man.

When the Francophonie threatened to stop funding Nkurunziza and Kabila, they sorta smarted up and stop being so loud about why they deserve to be life presidents.

What someone in our GLOBAL NEWS BRIEFINGz group shared just a few minutes ago is how DRC is jubilating.

Étienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89tienne_Tshisekedi



Moïse Katumbi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mo%C3%AFse_Katumbi

Read more about DRC opposition at http://www.voanews.com/content/drc-opposition-unites-against-president-kabila/3373403.html

Martha Leah Nangalama
Moncton, Canada






#UGANDA NEWS BRIEFINGz group - Update on Uganda Opposition


Our news groups move very fast and so does the soccer group.  We are global and in different timezones.  Each of our 3 groups has 5 Admins in a different time zone.  We are 24 by 7.

UGANDA NEWS BRIEFINGz 
GLOBAL NEWS BRIEFINGz
SOCCER CHAT 256

You can join the 3 groups or any of them by sending a request via Whatsapp.  PLEASE only via Whatsapp.  I will then send it to the Admins to add you.  +15068716371.  Martha Leah Nangalama
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[31/07, 4:08 p.m.] I never instructed Police officers to beat Besigye supporters -Ruhweza
“Personally I did not see Police officers beating people until I received a call from one of my bosses (Baraza), who had watched the incident on local televisions. He instructed me to stop them. I called CPS boss Aaron Baguma who was with....see more at: http://bit.ly/2an6TI2

[31/07, 4:09 p.m.] Friends... greetings from Kasese... I was for Hon Winnie's home coming ceremony... it was very massive!

[31/07, 4:10 p.m.] What was she doing with a certified thief Kazibwe in kigali

[31/07, 4:15 p.m.] A weekend in the mountains....is one of the bbest deals u can give to yourself

[31/07, 4:17 p.m.] *NEW GROUP FINES*

1. Repeating stories.       30,000=

2. For laughing late and alone. 10,000=

3. For leaving and coming back to the group. 45,000=

4. Posting nonsense.       25,000=

5. Wrong spelling.          10,000=

7. Being quiet.              5000=

*Fines to be deposited to Admin's account*

Thanks
[31/07, 4:18 p.m.] Send us the account numbers, your ATM card pins and the rest to ease our work
[31/07, 4:20 p.m.] Mobile money
[31/07, 4:32 p.m.] COPIED:
BY THE TIME OUR KIDS GO TO SCHOOL, HISTORY EXAMS WILL HAVE QUESTIONS LIKE:
1. Discuss the rise and fall of Andrew Mwenda between 2000 and 2015 ?
2. Why did NRM transfer its headquarters from Kampala to Kyakwanzi ?
3. Discuss the trek of NRM poor youth of 2014 ?
4. Discuss the cause of the Uganda eclipse of November 2013 ?
5. Write short notes about the following:
a).Sejjusa David
b).Tamale Mirundi
c).Rebecca Kaddaga
d).Kansiime Anne
6. Explain the problems faced by Chinese coolies during the construction of the Entebbe highway and Masaka-Kampala highway between 2011 and 2015.
7. Discuss the emergence of sex tapes in Uganda in early 2000's.
8. Other than "sole candidate", discuss other titles of Museveni from 1986 till the end of 2015.
9. "Leave issues of Generals for Generals". Discuss.
10. Explain with illustrations the "Ettoffali" concept and its signifance to the Ugandans from the year 2013.
11. Using examples, discuss the causes of the "Walk to Work" and "Black Monday" revolutions in Uganda in the early 2000's.
12. "The fall of Venansius Baryamureeba as Makerere university VC in 2011 was the root cause of turmoil among the students at the institution." Elucidate with specific examples.
13. What Type Of Talent (ekitone) did Desire Luzinda Show To The Early Church Missionaries Of Internet?
14.Discuss muzaata as opposed to etafaali
Discuss......
15.To what extent did Tubonge nawe song affect the ugandan music industry ?
16.What was referred to as Kitabani kya vumbi during late 1990s and early 2000s?
17.Write short notes about the following:
*Yoweri Museveni's roadside telephone call.
*Maama Mabira.
*Betty Kamya's inscription into NRM.
*Jennifer Musisi and Erias Lukwago relationship.
*Stella Nyanzi undressed herself.
18.Discuss and evaluate the impact of KAGUTA Dynasty to the social, economic and political factors of the Central Uganda as a region.
19.Discuss the fast/rapid rise of Muhozi Kainerugaba, son of Kaguta and Kataaaha, into the UPDF ranks despite his short comings!
20.With the use of diagrams, illustrate how Tamale Mirundi calls engalabi.
21.With the help of relevant examples, describe how UPE and USE has done more harm than good to Uganda's education from the year 2000 to date (25Marks).

22.Discuss the word "DEFIANCE" in the Uganda context.

#Malaysia minister tips #Museveni on modernising #Uganda



These people are also jokers.  The former enjoy from Uganda to Malaysia was a Malaysian woman who used to fight for girl / women rights.  They killed him Kuala Lampur via dictator and no one asked any questions.

Now they want to help Uganda develop like their country.  Last time I looked, Malaysia had its own problems.  Fix your backyard first.  Temutumanyira kubanga twakoowa dda.
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President Yoweri Museveni over the weekend held a discussion with the Malaysian Transformation Minister,  Hon. Dato Sri Idris Jala, who delivered a lecture at the ongoing leaders retreat at Kyankwanzi.

Jala's presentation to focused on how a third world country can move to a middle-income country using Malaysia as a case study.

Among key issues, he said having good plans alone is not enough.
Governments should endeavour to implement these plans, Jala advised.



He said there must be prioritization because a government cannot deal with everything at the same time lest it fails in everything.

Budgets must be fashioned to give priority to areas government considers are important, he continued.

"I totally agree with his submissions," President Yoweri Museveni who hosted the minister later said.

"These are the things I have been talking about and we must implement them if Uganda is to become a middle-income country," Museveni added.

THE INSIDER




#SouthSudan may be being patriotic by allowing #Uganda small traders when their own people cannot


The world must be aware that dictator #Museveni exports war, genocide and corruption to any country which gives him a chance.  South Sudan is just kidding when they think that the hooligan is bringing them peace.  When he is done with killing your people and raping your resources, you will remember my words.  He is not good for you and the world now knows.  #MuseveniMustGo!...Martha Leah Nangalama
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"............its not good for the regulations not to take action against Chinese and Indian retailers who unfairly compete against our retailers.  Retailing should be preserved for the Ugandans or possibly, the other African immigrants as well."  

                           Museveni addressing a cabinet retreat at the Institute of Indoctrination -  July, 26/2016.

Gullible Ugandan traders are jubilating over the above proclamation.  This is the same Museveni who has always been threatening his officials against bothering "investors" by calling them economic saboteurs. For decades, Ugandan traders have been complaining against Asian traders to have been engaging in retail business but no one could listen to their cries.  Last year the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) awarded the Indian High Commissioner to Uganda with a certificate of recognition for being the overall best foreign mission for promoting trade and investment in Uganda between 1995 - 2015 and China was the first runners up.  In October 2015, at the India Africa Summit in New Delhi, Museveni praised the Indian community to Uganda's social economic development. 

These so called foreign investors have been enjoying tax holidays, free land and now they are poised to be given financial bailouts in trillions of tax payers money.  What about the indigenous company, Sembule Steel Mills of Christoper Colombus Ssembuya that collapsed because he wrote a book titled "The Other side of Iddi Amin."  Museveni,s sudden change of heart is driven by the need to win over the gullible Ugandan traders at a time when he is sleeplessly anticipating massive protests under the opposition's defiance campaign.  Moreover, the decades old Investment Code only requires such foreign investors to have US$100,000 deposited at Bank of Uganda to be specifically used for importation of direct purchase of goods for business and to incorporate his trading enterprise before he is allowed to engage in any business enterprise.

Should the government of South Sudan also impose restrictions on Ugandans who are involved in all sorts of small business ventures in Sudan including motorcycle riding for public transport (Bodaboda)?  Maybe the leaders of South Sudan are not as patriotic as their Ugandan counterparts.  However, what Ugandans ought to seriously interrogate is Musevenis assertion of  "the other African immigrants" to whom he extends preferential treatment.  Is he being racist by targeting Asians while protecting "the other African immigrants" yet the law talks about non Ugandans/foreigners and non nationals as opposed to Chinese, Indians and  "the other African immigrants".  Otherwise, it wont be long before you rise up again against these so called "the other African Immigrants."   Museveni is at it again with his usual gambling and manipulation.

INFORMATION IS POWER AND DEFIANCE IS THE WAY TO GO. 

Source: Change of Guards blog - linked on this blog under News Sites

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UPDATE ON THE #TRUMP #PUTIN LOVE AFFAIR



Trump to consider recognizing Russian control of Crimea.

Now the Tramp is going out of his way to piss off everyone big time.

I think he is taking his love for Putin to a high school level.

Putin is much too intelligent to fall for this new love from a demagogue who opens his mouth and everyone around him goes "WFT, did you just say that?'.

However American politics is nothing but drama.  For a man who used to date young kids in his beauty pageant things, he should ask why Putin does not date easily (we are still waiting for the first lady).

Let the Tramp portray himself as a very strong man but since when does money one made from buying companies on LBOs, breaking them down, selling them off piece by piece mean you can be an elephant?

Trump is playing on people's fear and ignorance for he knows it very well.



I watch Ugandans praising Trump and just laugh because even the GOP is a house divided.

What is it about Putin that makes idiots want to be like him?  The man is an intellectual but people with IQs too low want to emulate him without realising that he is much too intelligent for them.

When IOC went for the ban on #Russia being banned at the #Rio2016, I watched him daily  to get a statement from him or his team.  He said nothing.  Beware of silent people and chess players.  They are very dangerous.  As it is now, Russia is not facing a total ban at the olympics.  I bet if he had talked, media would have gone full steam and ensured that the ban did take place.  Silence is noble.

Just look at what USA TODAY is running on Trump and Putin.  Lamentable but it is slanted reporting.
............ Martha Leah Nangalama ...............

Russia will not invade Ukraine if he is elected president, Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday, adding that he would also consider recognizing Russian President Vladimir Putin's existing seizure of Crimea.
"I'm gonna take a look at it," Trump told ABC's This Week. "But you know, the people of Crimea, from what I've heard, would rather be with Russia than where they were. And you have to look at that, also."
Russia seized Crimea in March 2014, a move that triggered economic sanctions from the United States and European nations. The peninsula had been part of Russia until 1954, when the Soviet Union moved it to Ukraine.
Trump's comments about Crimea followed his claim that Putin and Russia are "not going into Ukraine, okay, just so you understand."
However, that is exactly what happened in 2014 with the seizure of Crimea and some eastern parts of Ukraine. Reminded of that, Trump replied that Putin is "there in a certain way. But I'm not there. You have Obama there."
Trump also repeated he has never met Putin, even though he has said in previous years that he has a "relationship" with the Russian president.
"Well, I don't know what it means by having a relationship," Trump said. "I mean, he was saying very good things about me. But I don't have a relationship with him. I didn't meet him. I haven't spent time with him."
Trump said he has spoken kindly of Putin "because he has said nice things about me over the years," and added that Russia could help the United States in fighting Islamic State terrorism.
Trump also said he had nothing to do with the softening of Republican criticism of Russian activity in Ukraine in the GOP platform approved earlier this month.
Russia is playing an increasingly prominent role in the election between Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
U.S. intelligence officials believe that Russia interests played a role in hacking Democratic Party computer systems, perhaps in an effort to aid Trump's election bid.
Trump has also raised questions about NATO, saying U.S. partners should pay more for the military alliance designed in part to deter Russian aggression.
Vice President Biden and other Democrats have said that Putin wants to defeat Clinton in November using Trump.
In his ABC interview, Trump dismissed those Democratic claims.
"They only fear one thing, losing the election," Trump said. "If our country got along with Russia, that would be a great thing."
USA TODAY 


FOR THE LOVE OF PETS - #UGANDA


Someone in our #UGANDAN NEWS BRIEFINGz group just sent us pictures.  With a story.

[31/07, 3:13 p.m.] Pupils of Angir primary school in Padyere county, Nebbi are not studying this dog.
They sometimes study with it under their mango tree class’room’
[31/07, 3:16 p.m.] The dog is the teacher
[31/07, 3:16 p.m.] Hahaha
[31/07, 3:19 p.m.] No it must be a pupil too
[31/07, 3:28 p.m.] Wow

#TurkeyCoup intensifies crackdown after failed coup, dismissing nearly 1,400 military personnel



Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a new presidential decree Sunday that introduced sweeping changes to Turkey’s military in the wake of a July 15 failed coup, bringing the armed forces further under civilian authority.

The decree, the third issued under a three-month state of emergency declared after the attempted coup, gives the president and prime minister the authority to issue direct orders to the commanders of the army, air force and navy.

It also announces the discharge of 1,389 military personnel, including Erdogan’s chief military adviser, who had been arrested days after the attempted coup, the Chief of General Staff’s charge d’affaires and the defence minister’s chief secretary.

The presidential decree puts the military commands directly under the defence ministry, puts all military hospitals under the authority of the health ministry, and also expands the Supreme Military Council — the body that makes decisions on military affairs and appointments — to include Turkey’s deputy prime ministers and its justice, foreign and interior ministers.

I have a feeling that Erdogan is up to something something which cannot be good.  Sick feeling in my belly but it might be because I got food poisoning shortly.

The military in Turkey has spoken and he is relentless.  I think they are telling him to go eat his mother's something something so that he can know they are annoyed.  Ask #Museveni about that something something.

The man is angry with #Putin (and Putin is my heart throb).  

Then he is angry at #Obama (as if anyone can walk on water like him).

He then threw a tantrum against #Merkel.  Her of all people!

Go damn it, Turkey is going down, just watch...... Martha Leah Nangalama
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The document, published in the official gazette Sunday, also shuts down all military schools, academies and non-commissioned officer training institutes and establishes a new national defence university to train officers.

On Sunday afternoon, thousands held an anti-coup rally in the German city of Cologne, waving Turkish flags and holding banners with Erdogan’s picture.



In the wake of the attempted coup, which killed more than 200 people, Erdogan launched a sweeping crackdown on those believed linked to the movement of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom he accuses of instigating the coup. Gulen, who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, denies any knowledge of the attempt to overthrow the government.
More than 10,000 people have been arrested in the crackdown, most of whom are military personnel.

Thousands more have been detained and nearly 70,000 people have been suspended or dismissed from their jobs in the education, media, health care, military and judicial sectors. On Sunday, Turkey’s soccer federation said every member of its committees had tendered their resignations “for the well-being of the ongoing security investigation.”
In an interview Saturday with private A Haber television, Erdogan said he also wanted to put the country’s MIT intelligence agency and the chief of general staff’s headquarters under the presidency.



Read more at http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/turkey-intensifies-crackdown-after-failed-coup-dismissing-nearly-1400-military-personnel