Tuesday, February 28, 2017

One #Canadian reaction to the pigs in #Uganda parliament attacking @FDCOfficial1



Our leaders in Uganda need to understand that we are now in a Global Village in every sense of the word. Whatever you do is broadcasted globally.  Someone might want to remind Kyambadde about how Twitter works and her attacks on the useless hopeless youth.

Had the Uganda media houses not broadcast the pigsty from the EALA elections, we would not have known and our friends would not have known in whichever country we live in who the 438 MPigs are in Uganda.

The reality is Uganda displayed to the entire world the pathetic pretend democracy that exists in Animal Farm.

I just got off the phone with a friend at UBC (University of British Columbia) where he is in graduate school.  The horror of it is that his research supervisor was watching the fiasco in Kampala when Ingrid was being shouted down.

The professor asked two questions:

Why are they acting like that?

Why do they not use the ballot to vote her out instead of just shouting like that?

Now I see that Ingrid and FDC set up the Uganda parliament to show its true colours.

Do you know how much money Canada gives Uganda each year?  That professor asked "all the money that anyone gives to Uganda goes through parliament so who would be courageous enough to give grants which have to be approved by such a parliament?"

Sadly, I also played a part that I had not thought about.  I was replying to Tweets from Uganda media and my global friends saw what was coming down with the whole parliament fiasco.

WHY would Kadaga or Museveni or whoever was in charge let such horrible behaviour happen and do it on live camera?  So the Uganda government hates opposition (strong opposition) so much that they had to allow the cameras to run and film them insulting democracy?  Well done because you showed that there is no democracy.

Uganda has lost a lot of investors because of the violence and beating up innocent people in the streets as well as hijacking planes but to see what one would hope is a democracy be reduced to a yelling match that even 4yr old kids would call a time out for is the low of the lowest. All the videos of journalists, civilians being beat up, markets being burned, evictions out of barracks and off land, demolitions ... these things are all global.

Congratulations Ingrid.  You likely will get into a PhD program in Canada very easily, fully funded and for Human Rights or something close.  You won Big time. Big is BIG. Uganda owes you a big thank you for showing the entire world what happens in the country.

Martha Leah Nangalama
Moncton, Canada

http://nangalama.blogspot.com/2017/02/one-canadian-reaction-to-pigs-in-uganda.html

World hates #America - funding terrorism in Africa and Middle East



Strike one
In 1998, America destroyed Osama bin Laden's 'chemical weapons' factory in Sudan. It turned out that the factory made medicine. So how did the attack affect this war-ravaged nation? With the west poised to strike again elsewhere, James Astill reports from Khartoum

The first thing Amin Mohamed knew about America's last war on international terrorism was when the roof caved in. "Allah Akbar! It's the end of the world!" he screamed as 14 cruise missiles landed next door to the sweet factory he was guarding. The 40-year-old ran with a broken leg for three miles to the Nile, before realising that al-Shifa, Sudan's main pharmaceutical factory, was the only building that had been hit. "The walls just disappeared," he says. "One moment I was lying down, listening to the sound of planes. The next, everything was smoke and fire. I didn't know there were such weapons."
Three years on, the sweet factory has a new roof and Amin's leg has mended. Fadil Reheima, also on duty that night, squats nodding and smiling beside him. Fadil, 32, cannot tell me what he remembers, however, because he has been deaf and dumb since the attack.

The missiles that flattened al-Shifa were launched from a submarine in the Red Sea two weeks after 224 people were killed by bomb blasts at the American embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. Al-Shifa was part-owned by Osama bin Laden, the main suspect for the attacks, and was producing nerve gas, Bill Clinton said. Against the advice of appalled British diplomats, Tony Blair backed him to the hilt.

But by the time the first TV crews arrived in protective clothing, it was already clear that something was wrong. The fallout of aspirins, carpeting the sandy ground all around, gave it away. So did the fact, overlooked by American intelligence, that the factory was privately owned, though part-financed, by a Kenya-based development bank.

"The evidence was not conclusive and was not enough to justify an act of war," concedes Donald Petterson, former American ambassador to Sudan. With a £35m compensation claim working its way through the American courts, that is as much as any official will say on the record. The evidence was supposed to consist of incriminating soil samples; they have never been produced. Sudan's proposal that the UN should investigate was vetoed by America. And Washington is currently trying to fight the case by pleading sovereign immunity. But shortly after filing his suit, the factory's owner, Salah Idris, had his American bank accounts quietly unfrozen.

Idris probably did have dealings with Bin Laden. As one of Sudan's richest businessmen, it would have been difficult not to. Bin Laden was based in Khartoum for five years, building bridges, roads and farms (and, of course, his al-Qaida terrorist group). But he was ushered out of Sudan a good two years before al-Shifa was flattened with such brilliant precision.

Dr Idris Eltayeb, one of Sudan's handful of pharmacologists and chairman of al-Shifa's board, is still impressed by the mathematics of it. "To be able to pinpoint this little factory from thousands of miles away - it's incredible," he says, walking around the mounds of rubble, left lying as it fell, littered with thousands of vials of livestock antibiotic and strips of malaria tablets.

But if Eltayeb is alive to the absurdity of American hi-tech pitted against "a simple factory in one of the poorest countries in the third world", he can also count the cost. Al-Shifa was one of only three medium-sized pharmaceutical factories in Sudan, and the only one producing TB drugs - for more than 100,000 patients, at about £1 a month. Costlier imported versions are not an option for most of them - or for their husbands, wives and children, who will have been infected since. Al-Shifa was also the only factory making veterinary drugs in this vast, mostly pastoralist, country. Its speciality was drugs to kill the parasites which pass from herds to herders, one of Sudan's principal causes of infant mortality. Since the bombing, "people have gone back to doing without," says Eltayeb, with a shrug.

http://nangalama.blogspot.com/2017/02/world-hates-america-funding-terrorism.html

Nobody was killed outright. "But this was just as much an act of terrorism as at the twin towers - the only difference is we know who did it," Eltayeb says. "I feel very sad about the loss of life there, but in terms of numbers, and the relative cost to a poor country, this was worse."

Still worse than the cost to Sudan's fragile medical services was the political cost to a country struggling to emerge from totalitarian military dictatorship, ruinous Islamism and long-running civil war. Ten years after President Omar al-Bashir seized power, a defiant policy of offering refuge to Muslim brothers had turned Sudan into a pariah state. Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya and Uganda were backing Christian rebels in the south. The economy was in ruins. And so Khartoum was being forced to open up. The terrorists - famously, Bin Laden and Carlos the Jackal - had been kicked out. The government was talking to its neighbours. Then al-Shifa was bombed, and overnight Khartoum was plunged into the nightmare of impotent extremism it had been trying to escape.

Sudan is still struggling to purge itself of the diehards. It has more or less convinced its neighbours to stop backing the rebels, opposition parties have been restored, and oil contracts are now awarded on the basis of tender rather than religious fervour. At the same time, arbitrary police powers have been beefed up, trade unions and political rallies remain effectively banned, floggings and amputations are routine, and so farcical were last year's presidential elections that all except stooge opposition parties boycotted them.

At the very best, these contradictions are embarrassing, but further missile strikes - Sudan remains on America's hitlist of states sponsoring terrorism - will not coax it along any quicker.

"The way to eradicate international terrorism is not to throw cruise missiles around. It is to get rid of ruthless dictatorship and promote democracy," says Ghazi Suleiman, a human rights lawyer who has been arrested by his own government "countless times", but who is also, not coincidentally, suing America on behalf of Idris. Bad politics, not bad religion, produces terrorism, says Suleiman. And it is this that America must attack. "Bush tells us he will smoke Bin Laden out of his cave. But truly the caves he is talking of do not exist only in Afghanistan. These caves are all over Africa and the developing world."

In Khartoum's mosques, Bin Laden and America are keeping the imams busy. "America is reaping what it has sown. Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Palestine: Muslims must fight this jihad together," Sheikh Mansoor Hussein told the faithful at last Friday's prayers. America's TV evangelists have been invoking a similar kind of crusade to free Sudan's Christians for years. After prayers, the sheikh claimed that 4,000 Jews did not show up for work at the World Trade Centre on September 11. "We know who is responsible," he said.

But outside El Sheid mosque there are no signs that the faithful are answering the call. Unlike in predominantly Christian Nairobi or Kampala, pictures of Bin Laden are nowhere to be seen. Musa al-Hadi offered the exception - on the cover of the Arabic Newsweek he was hawking in the traffic. "Business is so-so," he says, "maybe a bit better than usual, not much." Nobody is crowing over America's misfortune, says leading journalist Khatim Mahadi, because, unlike westerners, Africans are used to distinguishing between bad governments and innocent citizens. "We have more experience of suffering than you," he says. "We know what brutality is."

Since the terror attacks, Washington has praised Khartoum for rounding up 30 suspects, providing intelligence on Bin Laden, and offering its airbases for strikes against Afghanistan. But, strangely, Khartoum denies doing any such things. "We haven't offered any airstrips and we just hope America isn't going to act without evidence this time," says information minister Mahdi Ibrahim Mohamed.

This may only show that old habits die hard. America finally agreed to a lifting of UN sanctions against Sudan on Friday. But Mahadi had great trouble getting the story past the government censor. "He thought we weren't supposed to mention America, whatever it was about," Mahadi says. Now Sudan wants America to end its own, much more serious, trade sanctions - from which only gum arabic, a crucial ingredient of Coca Cola, is exempt.

No one suffered from America's last war on terrorism more than Wol Bol, 32, another of the sweet factory's nightwatchmen. Almost his entire body was burned in the blast; his broken legs have left him crippled; his hair and finger-nails have not grown back. Wol and his wife Teresa, 28, are from the Christian Dinka tribe. They fled to Khartoum when their village was razed right at the beginning of the civil war.

After the bombing, Wol was unconscious for almost three months. Only when he was moved to the holy martyrs' ward, for government soldiers wounded in the south, did he start to improve. Now he is being treated in Cairo at the hospital's expense, says Teresa, "getting bits of his body cut off to stick on to other bits". Teresa badly wants to return to the south. Failing that, she would like to move her husband to America, she says, "because there is no war there".

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US's 1998 attack in Sudan

My walk with #Jesus as a #Christian with #Religion



Walking with Jesus is one of the simplest most full filling things one can ever do in life.  Of course there are other things but this is for Jesus.  It is not an easy life because Christians face persecution globally.  I do not even think that Christians are in a position to judge other religions as persecuting them.  Christians have committed some of the biggest atrocities in human history so when they all turn up against Moslems, I wonder if they know their history.  Jesus works for me and others believe in their own prophets and teachers but Christians must stop thinking that they are superior to other people.

Every Sunday we had to go to church after doing our chores.  At that time we had to take our folding chair or mat and run all the way to the river (Namakhuli), quickly wash our feet and faces, dry, share soap to smear so we could have shiny skin and then stroll up that hill to Namakhuli church.

Our church was a bit funny.  I miss it.  For offering, they used to pass around little baskets but we were all much too poor to put money in it except of course the Christmas service when mzee would show up and put money in it.  His Bible was always very dusty so I had to dust it off for him to walk with his folding chair and the Bible in one hand, cash in his pockets and show his presence.  That was the epitome of watching him trying to follow the sermon.  He never did,

So in this church, the pastor soon found out that people did not have money to contribute but could bring things to auction in church. Things like bunches of bananas or if you really needed strong prayers, you brought a chicken.  One time some relative brought a goat so I knew right there and then that uncle had serious problems.

So basically that scene from the Bible when Jesus storms into a temple that looks like a market and people are buying and selling still exists today. I dare you to go to my home in Bududa and this is real.

http://nangalama.blogspot.com/2017/02/my-walk-with-jesus-as-christian-with.html

Our village church evolved into an elementary school.  But before I even tell you about this school, you have to understand that it started in the church and it is besides the river where we all go to fetch water and wash ourselves and clothes while our animals drink the same water.  It has a spring of some sort so we line up to get the water as all the women gossip about what their husbands did not bring home last night (usually, a half kilo of meat) or who is missing from the gossiping well and if they might be sick. Village gossip is respected because it means people do care.

This church had a program. All the kids (most of us) who were in school and literate had to teach literacy in the church in the evenings.  So the elders who did not know how to read or write used to come and learn how to read and write.  We were all struggling to teach in Lugisu and Luganda given that we were usually in schools that only taught English but we managed.  This was the one time when the pastor / priest would shut up and let us be.

One time one of the elders shouted us down saying "inzu yange iri khuronya. Kametsi inga ifula yapile katsukha nga tsutsu. Nikamatafali kosi kali khukwa. Kamasanza kesi babimba imbewo nga yetsile ikarusakho. Muloma muri khuyike khuwandikha lutsungu nekhure ingo khukone mumasanza kesi imbewo ili khurusakho".  Ehe!

That is when our village team decided to take things into control.  We started fetching water for the elders and repairing their houses.  We of course wanted them to be literate but first of all, we had to assure ourselves that their houses were not leaking in the rains, the wind was not blowing through and keeping them cold at night and the other thing.

The other thing was also to inspect their feet. We learned to walk with safety pins (they are like needles) and of course checking their lamps for parafin, we had parafin. We were removing jiggers from our elder's feet and cleaning their feet with parafin to kill off little eggs left behind.  After 2 months in the village doing that, one would return to a Kampala area school as if relieved but then worrying about the ones we left behind.  I think that the habit of writing letters (hand written) really came from me always asking the ones who loved me in every letter "papa Kimaswa aryena? Shali nitsinyende tta.  Inzu yewe ironya?  Mubolele ori Leah wamushesile".

TRANSLATION:
One time one of the elders shouted us down saying "inzu yange iri khuronya. Kametsi inga ifula yapile katsukha nga tsutsu. Nikamatafali kosi kali khukwa. Kamasanza kesi babimba imbewo nga yetsile ikarusakho. Muloma muri khuyike khuwandikha lutsungu nekhure ingo khukone mumasanza kesi imbewo ili khurusakho".  Ehe!

My house is leaking. The water seeps through the roof every time it rains and it is like the river Tsutsu.  Even the siding for the walls is falling off.  The leaves and grass for the roof fall when the wind blows strong and they go too.  You tell us to read and write English but we return to our huts and sleep when the wind is blowing off the roofing.

"papa Kimaswa aryena? Shali nitsinyende tta.  Inzu yewe ironya?  Mubolele ori Leah wamushesile".

How is papa Kimaswa?  He does not have jiggers, right?  How is his house?  Please tell him that Leah sends greetings.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, that is my walk with Jesus.  Anything else would be a lie.  We lived and worked among the people.  Christianity of these days puts shame to those who are real Christians.  Although if you think about it, had I paid $500 for my year, I would be writing a different story.  Had I had a chance to buy Holly Rice, my elders would have lived to 200yrs instead of dying at tender ages of 96yrs to 115yrs.  Had I accessed Holly Water annointed in Kampala, I would never have had to hold a pin or safety needle and look in the feet of my beloved elders to remove a jigger.

I am very scared for what Ugandan youth think is important in their lives.  Us, we were younger than you and went out none paid just so we could see the smiles on the faces of all our elders who also by the way always used to ripen kamarofu for us.  You miss so much. Jesus is real but not for you if you insist on being not like HIM.  GIVE, WORK for others, STOP, LISTEN, BE Him and not just hope He will come and rescue you from that sports gambling shop muyaye gwe.

Martha Leah Nangalama
#BududaProud!

@DonnieMcClurkin - Days of Elijah #Music Hallelujah





What a talented artist.



Donnie McClurkin tops it but so many other Gospel singers have sung  this one to the point where you feel like seeing His face as He comes down through dark clouds as if to say "Behold I come".



Thank you Jesus. Thank you for saving my life.  My love for you will never be broken no matter what happens.  You gave your life for me and I promised you when I was young that I too would give my life for you and all of yours!



Martha Leah Nangalama

Moncton, Canada

#ChristianProud



I know this is a bit different from what I usually write about but I tell you Jesus is real.

Ugandan artist apparently known in Kampala mixes many songs as he mocks people


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#Oil takes a break, pauses for a while - Oil Report February 28, 2017


•    U.S. imports of oil from Iraq and Saudi Arabia are up sharply since last year. Combined, imports from these two countries are at the highest level since 2012.

•    However, this probably won’t last. OPEC production cuts could reduce oil flows, and changes in benchmark prices have made oil from the Middle East less attractive to U.S. refiners at the moment.

•    But the recent spike in imports from Saudi Arabia and Iraq likely contributed to the surge in the levels of oil storage in the U.S., a temporary phenomenon that could have made the oil market appear more oversupplied than it necessarily is.

Market Movers

•    Seadrill (NYSE: SDRL) fell 12 percent in premarket trading on news that Chapter 11 bankruptcy is possible. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016 fell 30 percent year-on-year.

•    EOG Resources (NYSE: EOG) saw its share price jump 2 percent on Monday after reporting a smaller than expected fourth quarter loss. Revenues also climbed 33 percent from a year earlier.

•    South Africa-based Sasol (NYSE: SSL) discovered oil off the coast of Mozambique. The East African nation has seen a lot of natural gas exploration. Sasol plans on developing its oil wells, which will be Mozambique’s first.

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Oil prices faltered on Tuesday on slow but steady gains in U.S. output. The failure to break out of a narrow trading range on the upside has exposed crude to some losses. "Having failed on a couple of occasions to break higher it is only natural to see it correct lower. I'm looking for a retracement to $55 on Brent and $52.70 on WTI,” Saxo Bank head of commodity strategy Ole Hansen told CNBC.

31 oil analysts say oil stays below $60. A Reuters survey of 31 analysts and economists resulted in an average prediction for Brent crude prices in 2017 of $57.52 per barrel, a drop off from its previous survey. The analysts see oil staying below $60 per barrel even if OPEC extended its cuts through the end of the year. "OPEC will extend its deal to limit cumulative supply, probably adjusting the numbers in order to take into account developments about global stock levels and production from non-participating countries," Intesa SanPaolo analyst Daniela Corsini told Reuters. "We expect crude markets will be in deficit in the first three quarters of 2017 and then they could swing into a small surplus in the fourth quarter amid rising non-OPEC supply," Corsini added.

Saudi Arabia wants $60 oil. Five OPEC sources told Reuters that Saudi Arabia wants oil prices to rise to $60 per barrel this year. That price level is optimal for OPEC, top officials in Saudi Arabia believe, because it will not lead to extraordinary increases in U.S. shale production but would still provide enough revenue for oil producers.


Investors betting on rising prices, but downside risk remains. Hedge funds and other money managers continue to ratchet up their bullish bets on crude oil, taking net-long positions to another record high. Meanwhile, oil producers have been increasing their hedges, fearing another downturn. "I’m looking for prices to rise this year, but not above $60, and the reason for the ceiling is the tremendous resilience of U.S. shale," Tamar Essner, an energy analyst at Nasdaq Inc., told Bloomberg. "The market is very one-sided right now, which makes me nervous because that often precedes a reversal."

OPEC compliance to improve as Iraq and UAE pledge more cuts. OPEC already achieved close to a 90 percent compliance rate with its oil production cut, and compliance could increase as Iraq and UAE promise to accelerate their reductions. The two OPEC members were the main laggards in what was an otherwise impressive rate of compliance. But top officials from the two countries recently made statements pledging more cuts in the coming months.

Shell abandons oil sands. Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.A) became the third oil major in less than a week to scale back ambitions in Canada’s oil sands. Last week, ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) de-booked billions of barrels of oil reserves in Canada, admitting that they were not viable in today’s market. On Monday, Shell’s CEO Ben van Beurden said that it would not pursue costly new projects in the oil sands as it tries to fix its balance sheet. “All of those are reasons we are unlikely to develop new oil-sands projects,” Van Beurden said in an interview. “There are no plans for growth capital to be invested in oil sands.”

Saudi officials, distrustful of U.S., tour Asia. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, and a large entourage, are taking a month-long tour through Asia, hoping to bolster partnerships and increase investments in the region. The tour comes as the Saudi government is rapidly losing trust in the U.S. government as a stable ally. Saudi Arabia agreed to invest $7 billion in a petrochemical complex in Malaysia as it kicked off its tour this week. Relations between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia soured under the Obama administration, and while Saudi officials hope for an improvement, they are uncertain of what the Trump administration will bring. As a result, the top OPEC member is looking east for new relationships.

http://nangalama.blogspot.com/2017/02/oil-takes-break-pauses-for-while-oil.html

Investors bullish on commodities. Hedge funds continue to step up their exposure to commodities, betting on rising prices and higher inflation. “After two years of scaling back exposure to commodities, the fund community finally appears to be growing interested in the sector again,” Citigroup analysts said in a research note. “Higher inflation expectations, particularly on the back of President Trump’s election, have bolstered the case for commodities as an inflation hedge or a bullish inflation wager,” they added.

Eni denies wrongdoing in Nigeria, wants to move forward on development. Eni’s (NYSE: E) CEO Claudio Descalzi denied corruption charges related to its $1.3 billion oil deal back in 2011, an acquisition of an exploration block that Eni believes holds 9 billion barrels of oil. An Italian prosecutor filed charges against Descalzi, alleging that Eni and its partner, Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.A), bribed Nigerian officials. 

Jefferies has “Buy” rating for Chevron. Chevron (NYSE: CVX) is set to see free cash flow rise significantly this year and next as it hits multiple inflection points, Jeffries says, upping its price target from $141/share to $147/share.  

OILPRICE.COM

Moncton Happy Castle 5&6- Meet The Teachers -#NB411 #Canada





This is a school in Moncton.  One of the kids is my grand son.  It is easy to tell who.



God is great.

Results for Museveni's patronage seats at the #EALA are now in



INTEGRATION MUST BE ABOUT COMMON VALUES!

All congratulations go out to FDC for not succeeding in sending a representative to Arusha.  It was a tight race.  The pay is USD $14,040 for sitting in a useless assembly but if you are unemployed and a discard, it is great money to suck up to Museveni and kiss up to NRM.

Before anyone goes off to say that FDC lost, they need to remember that FDC won the war.  Their fronting of 2 candidates was calculative and you would be naive to think otherwise.

It is only normal that out of the 9 seats, 6 were allocated to Museveni's boot lickers so those were only a fight among themselves.

The remaining 3 seats were allocated for opposition (UPC, DP and FDC, Independent).

Ugandans should look into the 3 seats and who won them.  There is a history behind the 3 winners.

Dr. Munini Mulera had penned an article in Daily Monitor saying "elect true Pan Africanists and not unemployable people who just need a big cheque"...something like that anyway.

Out of all the opposition who ran for the EALA seats, the only person that was truly qualified is Ingrid.  Ugandans will live to regret why they let her get bullied to not getting sent to Arusha.  Ingrid put up an amazing fight and she would have spoken up for Uganda as the video included with this story.

Sadly, Ugandan MPigs chose wimps, unemployable spineless people to represent them in what some of you think is going to lead to EAC integration.  How?  Not the way Museveni keeps betraying the other members in EAC.  This was purely a money grab and I am glad FDC is sending no one.  The party is bigger than the money.

Finally the results are:-
1-Hon. Akol Rose (Nrm) 370 votes
2-Hon. Kasamba Mathious (Nrm) 359 votes
3-Hon. Musamali Paul (Nrm) 350 votes
4-Hon. Odongo George S (Nrm) 346 votes
5-Hon. Mugenyi Mary (Nrm) 341 votes
6-Hon. Namara Dennis (Nrm) 329 votes
7-Hon. Mukasa Mbidde (Dp) 311 votes
8-Hon. Nakawukyi Suzan (Ind) 298 votes
9-Hon. Opoka Christopher (Upc) 279 votes.

East Africa cannot be integrated when member countries arrest, torture and imprison opposition.  It cannot be integrated when member countries betray each other on workable things like a free trade pact with the EU.  AND the oil pipeline is something else.  Basically for the 16yrs EAC has existed, no benefit has accrued to Uganda because they just go to enjoy the scenery and none of them ever raises the constant military incursions in neighbouring countries or the massacres and genocides.

Kenya and Tanzania have lessons to teach Uganda about cooperation.  It will depend on who is willing to see their ego crashed while he is on his knees begging EU, US and UN to fund his military incursions or for food to feed the refugees who come to Uganda because of his military invasions into neighbouring countries.

Martha Leah Nangalama
Moncton, Canada
#TeamOpposition #MuseveniMustGo back to the bush and eat a raw monkey and not fly to Germany for treatment either.

http://nangalama.blogspot.com/2017/02/results-for-musevenis-patronage-seats.html

#Saudi needs #Oil at $60 per barrel - it is stalling


Oil closed at $56.40 per barrel yesterday. North America is still trading.  So despite the cuts by OPEC and Russia, oil has serious resistance to hit the $60 per barrel which Saudi needs.

I was skeptical about the oil when OPEC agreed for the cuts. USA and Canada have massive deposits and did not sign on.

Some of you will remember the TOTAL CEO saying last year that Total needed the barrel to be at $67 to break even.

What is interesting is Saudi Arabia has the lowest cost per barrel to break even.  The last time I checked, their break even price was $8.95 per barrel.

This brings up something I have written about in the past.  Oil producing countries do not go for the break even price per barrel.  They look at the Break even price based on what they planned to sell oil at for their national budget.

This is one of the reasons even none OPEC members agreed to cut down production.  Countries have been running deficits because of oil.  One only has to look at Venezuela and Nigeria who are in OPEC.  Middle East countries have also suffered from low oil prices.

Then my long time followers will remember that Uganda had set its Break even at $168 per barrel. I thought it was a stupid number till I realised that it was budgetary.

Uganda even has no refinery but they will likely package crude in jerry cans and send it by road or railway to Zambia.  The country has heniuses. Their president is on record fetching water in a jerrycan on a bicycle to drip irrigate his one acre of cassava.  Temuli baavu.

Martha Leah Nangalama
Jerrycans and bicycles are wonders in this modern age. Stay tuned.

http://nangalama.blogspot.com/2017/02/saudi-needs-oil-at-60-per-barrel-it-is.html?m=0

@FdcOfficial1's Iron Lady reduces #Uganda parliament to Animal Farm


I have my issues with Uganda's official opposition party FDC but today I am very proud of Ingrid's performance.

In only 7 minutes, she reduced them to. Bunch of pigs.  Now this is what we call strategy.

It is like when Rwomushana or Gashumba say something and all of Museveni's supporters jump all over them. The perfect set up when you want them to come out and display their idiocy.

How hard Ingrid fought to get to talk is how Ugandans should know who is a fighter and who is not.

We know she will not go to Arusha but what has EALA done for Uganda in the last 16yrs?

EALA seats are Museveni's rewards for patronage and nothing else.

But to watch Museveni's concubines abusing Ingrid when they should have been demanding why breast feeding was banned by a nun in a Jesus school!

I think the divisions in FDC will be healed.  Today many Ugandans are proud of the Iron Lady.

The other opposition candidates should have rallied behind Ingrid for a matter of principal.

I do not think Mugisha Muntu's authority has been eroded as Monitor said.  Rather, it may have been an oversight but Muntu is a very intelligent man and could have even seen this coming.  Ingrid's supporters need to now thank Muntu for giving us a chance to see the madness in parliament.

We can all now return to Defiance.  Did anyone even notice that Besigye and Nandala Mafabi remained quiet?  Very intelligent men.

Quiet people are very dangerous.  Who now even talks about JPAM's silence. Quietly he hurt Crane Bank like you have any idea.

The best is yet to come.

Martha Leah Nangalama
Moncton, Canada
#TeamOpposition #MuseveniMustGo back to the bush and eat a monkey.

http://nangalama.blogspot.com/2017/02/fdcofficial1s-iron-lady-reduces-uganda.html?m=0

Monday, February 27, 2017

#Uganda political prisoners of #Museveni face daily torture


Uganda and the world must not forget Ugandan prisoners who are persecuted by Dictator Museveni to divert attention from his own illegalities.

[By Dr Vincent Magombe, Secretary Free Uganda Leadership Committee and Press Secretary FU – 28/02/2017]

The East African country of Uganda, thanks to Mr Yoweri Museveni, is now perceived by many to be one of the worst nations on earth when it comes to the preservation and respect of fundamental human rights and freedoms.

Today, Ugandan prisons are congested with thousands of innocent citizens, who have been victimised by Museveni for no other reason than pure egotistical political expedience as well as the need to divert attention from Museveni’s own criminalities and illegalities.

One notable case in mind is that of six young Ugandan citizens, who have been innocently incarcerated at Dictator Museveni’s pleasure, having been falsely accused of plotting a coup against the repressive regime.

At the time of their arrest in 2013, four of the young patriots – Frank Ninsiima, James Nayebare, Moses Nuwagaba and Abel Twinamasiko, were aides to General David Sejusa, who was the Coordinator of the country’s Intelligence Services, before going into exile in the United Kingdom after he penned a letter warning Ugandans about what became known as ‘Project Muhoozi’. In the letter General Sejusa exposed a secret plan by Museveni to make his son Muhoozi Kaneirugaba President of Uganda and to assassinate senior army and government officials opposed to the project. The remaining two detainees - Grace Nasasira and Geoffrey Karuhanga, were members of the Special Forces Command, headed by Museveni’s son Muhoozi Kaneirugaba.

General Sejusa is currently the Chairman of the pro-democracy group Free Uganda, and has himself experienced incessant harassment, even illegal detentions in military as well as civilian prison facilities, since he returned to Uganda in December 2014.

Incredibly, the six Ugandan youths named above were grossly tormented and persecuted, as a result of being kept behind bars for over 3 years without access to a fair judicial process, in clear violation of their constitutional rights. In July 2016, they were supposedly found guilty by Museveni’s Kangaroo military tribunal chaired by the late Lt. General Andrew Gutti.

It is against this background that Free Uganda, the Ugandan pro-democracy platform founded by General David Sejusa, is asking Ugandans and the whole world to remember these innocent Ugandan youths, as well as thousands of other Ugandan political prisoners, who continue to be persecuted and dehumanised by Dictator Yoweri Museveni without recourse to proper judicial processes or any protection under established national and international laws.

Free Uganda calls upon the Museveni dictatorship to uphold the rule of law and release these innocent Ugandan citizens immediately and unconditionally. These Ugandan patriots have committed no crimes and do not deserve to suffer such inhumane and atrocious treatment, more so as a result of what can only be characterized as Kangaroo justice exercised, in such arbitrary manner, by what are evidently stage-managed Kangaroo courts which are known to operate and met out unwarranted decisions, including death penalties, at the behest and on the explicit ‘Orders from Above’ a euphemism for ‘Museveni’s Personal Commands’.

Free Uganda also calls upon Ugandans and the international community to fight for the freedom of other Ugandan citizens who are similarly incarcerated on orders of Mr Yoweri Museveni in far-away lands, for example the prolific pro-democracy activist Sam Mugumya who remains in illegal captivity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Sam Mugumya, who continues to languish in a notorious military prison in Kinshasa, is reported to have been kidnapped from Uganda by Museveni agents and taken to the DRC, where he was falsely accused of being a rebel fighter. Sam has suffered from mental and physical torture, besides being denied access to fair trial, proper nutrition and even medical care. No legal representation has been provided to him, and his relatives are not allowed to visit him in his Congolese prison cells.

If there is anyone who is guilty of high criminality and inexcusable anti-people practices, it is dictator Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.

It is Museveni who has overseen the collapse of the rule of law and the dismantling of the social cohesion of the Ugandan nation, while applying brute force and treasonous repression against an entire population.

It is Museveni who has committed innumerable genocides in Northern Uganda, Southern Uganda, Western Uganda and all across the Great Lakes region. The recent genocide against the innocent subjects of Rwenzururu Kingdom in Western Uganda is clear testament of Museveni’s crimes against humanity.

And yet, today, a large number of innocent Ugandans remain behind bars, condemned by Museveni to live in captivity for the primary purpose of diverting attention from his own decades-long criminalities and illegalities.

If there is anyone to be held accountable for gross human rights violations and incalculable crimes against humanity, it is Mr Yoweri Museveni, and sooner or later he surely will be.

The Struggle continues.

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#Canadian school kids caught in #Trump #MuslimBan


Schools across Canada are grappling with the uncertainty of U.S. travel restrictions and how that affects upcoming student trips across the border.
A travel ban instituted by President Donald Trump on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries and Syrian refugees may be on hold as it works its way through the U.S. justice system, but Canadian schools remain concerned with how foreign-born students will be treated at the border.
Jim Cambridge, superintendent of the Sooke School District in British Columbia, said there are a number of trips planned for sports, music and educational purposes in the coming months that are being reconsidered.
While the refugee population among students in the Vancouver Island district is small, Cambridge said the board must make a decision based on safety and also ethical considerations.
“The board is concerned some students may be stopped at the border, and if that’s the case, they want to examine whether or not they’ll support any trips to the States right now,’’ he said.
The B.C. School Trustees Association is advising them on what student groups can expect at the border based on information from both U.S. and Canadian border agencies, he said.
One of the board’s concerns is fairness to students who may not be allowed to cross the border, he said.
Even if specific trips may not involve students affected by the ban, Cambridge said the board will have to decide whether to take a stance on the ban anyway, recognizing there are students within the district who are being discriminated against due to new U.S. travel policies.
An ‘ethical’ — not logistic — decision
“That’s what the board needs to wrestle with is the more ethical decision about whether some trips can go and some can’t or whether they all can’t or can,’’ he said.
The board meets Tuesday to discuss the issue, and Cambridge said some schools have begun looking at Canadian cities as a “Plan B’’ in the event trips are cancelled.
Sooke trustees have looked to neighbouring school boards and other areas of the country to help inform their decision.
The Greater Essex County School Board in southwestern Ontario decided earlier this month to cancel a handful of trips over concerns of safety and equity.
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board sent a letter to parents to confirm whether their children will participate in upcoming trips across the border to determine whether plans should go ahead.
Students in the Pembina Trails School Division in Winnipeg participate in many international trips, but superintendent Ted Fransen said a recent decision to cancel one, although rushed, was made easily.
Uncertainty has caused some cancellations
The track team at Acadia Junior High School was required to submit a deposit on Jan. 30 to participate in a competition in Minnesota, days after Trump signed his executive order.
Unsure about how policy would affect students on the team, they chose to opt out of the race.
Since the ban has been blocked by the U.S. courts, Fransen said two other trips to the States have since gone ahead.
Trump has vowed to bring in a new travel ban order to replace the one that the American courts have suspended pending a legal challenge by Washington State and Minnesota. It’s not clear when the new order would be issued.
The Pembina Trails school board isn’t considering new rules around travel in light of the situation in the U.S., even if another ban is implemented.
Fransen said he knows principals, teachers and students within his diverse district all value inclusivity, and a board-wide rule isn’t necessary.
“I just can’t imagine that we would get a request from a school principal to approve a trip to the U.S. where students in the group wouldn’t be allowed to go,’’ he said. “That would be counter to our culture.’’
HUFFINGTON POST

http://nangalama.blogspot.com/2017/02/canadian-school-kids-caught-in-trump.html?m=0

#Music #Parenting - #Uganda #Watoto Children's Choir coming to Moncton and Shediac #NB411



Hot off the press, the Watoto kids will be in Moncton in New Brunswick.  What is even more awesome is they will be in Shediac too (a town outside of Moncton).

These kids tour all over the world.  We used to catch their performances when our family lived in Toronto which gets all the international performances.

When we were transferred to New Brunswick, we missed Toronto a lot for the arts.  However, we ended up seeing these kids in Moncton.  The fact that they will be in our local small town Shediac is nothing short of Thank you.

They will be performing at the Shediac Bay Community Church.  This church is close to our home church, The Anglican Parish of Shediac (St. Martin in the Woods).

There is something about the Shediac Bay Community Church that is different from all our churches.  They run Youth programs every Wednesday and get so many kids from Shediac Cape School (elementary English school) and the French school.  Our little one loves it and we no longer have to drive to the Wesleyan Church in Moncton for the Youth programs.  This church is right up all the alley for kids who want to learn about Jesus in a fun environment.  The pastors are to die for.

This is going to be phenomenal right in our backyard.  The kids will love to be there.  Wednesdays are usually for homework but the Shediac Bay Community Church does something with kids that your kids demand that you drive them to the youth program.

This song Wii Polo is close to my heart.  It is in Acholi (one of the languages in Uganda, Northern Uganda where millions died in a genocide via dicatator Museveni).  Oh yes, we will be dancing and singing in the house of the Lord. Our community has some immigrants but they will now see Uganda.

Wherever you are, Watoto Choir likely tours there.  Watoto was started by a Canadian and he set up schools and churches in Uganda and he is an amazing white man (muzungu) from Victoria British Columbia Canada.  What Canada touches turns into Gold.  Google about Watoto Uganda and you will see the power of God and the love of Canada for serving wherever they go.

It happens in Shediac this Saturday March 4, 2017.  Hallelujah!

Martha Leah Nangalama
Moncton, Canada (more like Shediac since Scoudouc pays taxes to Shediac).

http://nangalama.blogspot.com/2017/02/music-parenting-uganda-watoto-childrens.html

#Music #Africa #Europe @Stromae - Formidable (ceci n'est pas une leçon)



I had never even heard of this artist till the girls returned from France one summer holiday and their uncle Patrick had spent time teaching them about the African musicians from home.

So the little one had Stromae in everything and on everything.  I send phones home all the time and I do not think anyone in Uganda who has received one of our phones does not know Stromae.

It is not everyday that a pre-teen falls in love with an African artist singing in French and then blasts it daily all the time.  The kid even wrote a Bio on this guy.  I should read it.

What Africans can do is amazing.  We are just ruled by ruthless murderers and thieves.

 Martha Leah Nangalama
Moncton, Canada
Not so proud of being Ugandan lately.

#Uganda's Stella got her grove back through defiance - Dr. Nyanzi is back so Lokodo better run for cover

Controversial lecturer Dr Stella Nyanzi returns to Makerere University today following a decision by the university appointments board to formally end her suspension.
Dr Nyanzi on Monday posted on Facebook; "…this is my deadline for reporting back to Makerere University."
The university management says Dr Nyanzi will not return to Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) where she worked as a fellow before her suspension in April last year, but they are yet to find placement for her.
The appointments board chairperson, Mr Bruce Kabasa said Dr Nyanzi will be posted in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) but they are still "making consultations."
"The principle to bring her back has been agreed but the posting is still being discussed. What is clear, she is transferred from MISR but where she is going, we are still discussing," Mr Kabasa said.
Dr Nyanzi was suspended from MISR in April last year after she staged a nude protest. She was protesting a decision by the institute's director Prof Mahmood Mamdani to lock her out of office.
Dr Nyanzi and Prof Mamdani's disagreement stemmed from the former's refusal to teach the institute's PhD students and participating in research projects. After her suspension, the university appointment's board instituted a committee chaired by Ms Sharifah Bukenzi, assistant commissioner, human resource management at the Ministry of Public Service to probe among others the disagreement between the two dons.
The committee observed that Dr Nyanzi's refusal to take up the teaching role assigned to her by the director MISR was in breach of the terms of her appointment which "she accepted in writing and therefore an act of insubordination." It recommended that Dr Nyanzi be subjected to a disciplinary action.
Mr Kabasa said she was supposed to serve a six-month suspension which elapsed in October but the university appointments board did not expeditiously decide her fate due inconveniences caused by the November - January closure of the university.
The committee that investigated MISR crisis also noted that Dr Nyanzi was erroneously given a permanent position as a research fellow which is a contractual job. It recommended that the university human resource director make a submission to appointments board requesting for rescinding of a decision that confirmed her as a Makerere University permanent staff.
But Mr Kabasa said her permanent job appointment has not been canceled. He explained; "She resumes on her old contract. She has a permanent job which was erroneously given her; it was not her mistake. She just benefited from mistakes of the university management."
Dr Nyanzi was confirmed in university service by the Appointments Board at its meeting of October 28, 2013 on a five-year permanent contract.
Though Dr Nyanzi claims Makerere University is refunding her salary that was "illegally deducted" from her during the suspension, Mr Kabasa said the university will only pay the money for the months after October 2016 when the suspension ended.
"We shall pay for the period beyond six months. When a staff is serving a suspension, he or she receives half pay," he said.

http://nangalama.blogspot.com/2017/02/ugandas-stella-got-her-grove-back.html
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Dr Stella Nyanzi returns to Makerere University

Trials and tribulations of #Uganda politics for the #EALA seats - read #Museveni gravy trains



This is how Museveni has reduced us to the point of fighting one against each other and he laughs. Were it not for the fact that FDC won the elections of February 2016 for a fact, I would not even care. I have an opinion on this. Of course. I always have an opinion and my opinions are really good, except when they are not.  FDC really needs Ingrid in Kampala and I dared not look at her leaving for Arusha.  I am just heart broken at how this all has shaped out.  Let Doreen (other iron lady) speak.

Does FDC leadership even know how much we are torn apart?  Then let no FDC member go to EALA if it causes this much strife.  After all what has EALA done for Ugandans in the last 16yrs?  ZILCH!

http://nangalama.blogspot.com/2017/02/trials-and-tribulations-of-uganda.html
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STAGE IS SET FOR INGRID TURINAWE: LET HER MAKE HER MARK IN PARLIAMENT
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All odds are stacked against Ingrid Turinawe in her pursuit for a seat at the Arusha based East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) but the FDC Secretary for Mobilisation is one calculative politician that has mastered the art of entering political contests knowing her weaknesses, but expecting to triumph against all odds.

Betrayed by her senior party leaders, undercut and savaged by her betrayers' followers, blackmailed by her opponents and hated by the top brass in the NRM, Turinawe, understands that her candidature for EALA is at her own mercy.

Ingrid Turinawe is a leader of extraordinary character and exceptional courage. Before her thoughtful consideration to offer herself for EALA, Turinawe had served for Fifteen months as FDC Secretary for Mobilisation. In the 15 months she has served in the Office of Mobilisation, her personal drive and ingenuity have pushed FDC's visibility higher, improved its public ratings, and positioned FDC as an alternative party of choice from NRM or its political allies, albeit of course, with the blessing with the whole FDC leadership.

Turinawe was replacing FDC Party President Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu, who had served in same position for 10yrs. Before then, she had served the FDC Women's League Chairperson for a decade, forming the most vibrant women's political wing in Uganda- almost suppressing the Civil Society women movement.

To be politically fair to Turinawe, aware that politics is inherently unfair, where is the FDC Women's League which cannot mobilise Mama Kits to distribute  to expectant mothers to save 19 women dying daily in labour?.  

Rukungiri district council is yet to get a resolute Speaker since Turinawe retired from Local Council politics to pursue national political engagements. Ingrid Turinawe is fiercely loyal to causes and she gives her to all to tasks before her. Those are has dominant traits.

Turinawe understands FDC and what the party stands for. She is a product of Reform Agenda.  From the start, without any form of negotiations, FDC nominated and sent to Arusha two representatives i.e. Gen. Mugisha Muntu and counsel Wandera Ogalo. They served with distinction. To this day, both men are still active FDC members- or at least none has publicly renounced their membership.

At expiry of their term in 2012, FDC elected Augustine Ruzindana and Anita Among in a hotly contested primary election. The party's candidates were sidelined due to political TREACHERY that has come to be deeply rooted in Uganda's complex political structure.

In 2017, FDC, by decision of the party's highest organ, elected Former Kaberamaido Woman MP Ibbi Florence Ekwau and Secretary for Mobilisation Ingrid Turinawe, both who got the highest votes tally as nominees for available Nine EALA slots. Their names were duly forwarded to parliament, vetted and approved as FDC candidates.

Gen. Mugisha Muntu knows better that FDC has sought to retain a two seats advantage at the East African Legislative Assembly in Arusha. If there was any contrary political arrangement for representation according to political parties numerical strength in parliament, reached through any means-negotiations or consensus- it was only known to him or he personally brokered it without authorisation from the party.

So five days to the elections, the FDC president chose to stoke controversy by unilaterally writing to the Clerk of parliament withdrawing Turinawe's name. He gave instructions showing Ibbi Florence was the "Sole" FDC candidate, a position strongly supported by his Deputy Vice President for Eastern Region Alice Alaso and The Minority Leader (commonly called The Leader of Opposition in Parliament) Winnie Kizza.

Even if Gen. Muntu had Ibbi Florence as a candidate of choice, as a leader, he is not obligated to engage in political treachery against his party, Secretary General and not against his Chief Mobiliser. The letter he wrote to parliament showed he acted amateurishly and vindictively. It demonstrated favour toward Ibbi Florence and hate against Ingrid Turinawe. The letter showed lack of respect for official party positions and contempt for the party's chief administrator Nathan Nandala Mafabi.

Gen. Mugisha Muntu's defence of writing the letter to parliament as an "oversight" is less convincing. Ignorance is no defence. A leader of Gen. Muntu calibre often times known for self glorification should know that he must jealously defend his party's interests, protect his contemporaries and understand that publicly undermining peers or showing favouritism is suicidal.

The spillover effect of Gen. Muntu's actions is what every leader should avoid. He has generated unnecessary negative public scrutiny of the party he leads, caused some members of the public and some FDC supporters to publicly question his leadership capabilities and credentials and projected FDC as a disorganised political party.

Worse still, Muntu has intentionally or unknowingly caused unnecessary blackmail unto his chief mobiliser Turinawe, who is to a large extent the engine of the party. She has been subjected to unnecessary ridicule from both genuine opponents and haters yet it could have been avoided. Suffice to say, Muntu should have been generously polite or magnanimous, not to appear to be at odds with his chief mobiliser.

So Ingrid Turinawe will go to the NRM dominated parliament to campaign seemingly isolated by the senior party leadership but only recognised by parliament as one of the two legitimate FDC EALA candidates. No politician wants to be in Turinawe position where she directly goes into an anticipated hostile environment expecting to come out victorious. It is a very tall order but equally humbling, when heckling is expected.

But Ingrid Turinawe thrives under intense hostility. That is when she puts her best to shine. She goes to parliament as an underdog to prove that win or lose, with all odds stacked against her, she will leave her mark at the alter of the Legislature- that is so far away from the unrestricted vast space of activism-where most MPs horned their political carriers.

As a mistress of psychological and physical warfare, she will campaign aware that some of her immediate neighbours decamped and attempted to isolate her from her dear party she has vigorously mobilised for, but also aware that some of the MPs on the other side and partly the public will appreciate and understand that she is for Uganda and has Uganda's interests at heart.

Into parliament, Ingrid Turinawe will carry her greatest attributes: passion, fearlessness, courage and mental and emotional strength to demonstrate that those who have MOCKED HER AND INTEND TO MOCK her presentation at the national grandest stage, will miss the strategy of how the weakest can triumph over the mightiest.

To have gone through five days of hell, and to reach parliament to make her case as FDC and not independent EALA candidate, Ingrid Turinawe is a winner against all odds.

Nyanjura Doreen- FDC NEC Member

#Uganda govt wedges war on poverty


The prime minister of Uganda was not joking last week when he was in the media saying that Ugandans need to find greener pastures outside of the country.

I have always said SILENCE IS CONSENT.  Since 2013, I told Ugandans that if you see injustice and do not stand up against it and raise your voice, one time they will come for you.

Many markets in Uganda have been demolished or burned or both.  Many street vendors and owners of kiosks have been with nothing.

Of all places, no one thought that the famous OWINO market would also suffer.  But hey, when Museveni was killing Acholis, no one in Kasese thought he would come and kill you too.

Get rid of all poverty in Uganda. Destroy every business which is not housed in a mall.  Kick off all vendors who refuse to go into expensive markets. Demolish schools which have poor structures.  Give away all the land that people cannot afford to keep while gun wielding land grabbers wanna kill them.

Destroy everything and rebuild from scratch. Allow Museveni to #MakeUgandaGreatAgain by killing off the last remnants of the life we once knew. Chase away all the business people who struggle to feed their families and have no school fees or rent. This is how we clean up the capital city.
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By Damali Mukhaye
Stick wielding goons on Monday blocked Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago and other city leaders from accessing Nakivubo Park Yard market where they had gone to assess the situation following the eviction of vendors and demolition of their stalls by police.
They (goons) blocked Lukwago from coming out of his his car before beating up some of the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) councillors who had accompanied the lord mayor.
Minister in charge of Kampala, Ms Beti Kamya in a February 7, 2017 directive gave traders at the Park Yard market thirty days to vacate, which should lapse in a week. The minister says the land in contention belongs to the Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium which, she says, agrees to give it up for redevelopment.
However, police moved in on Monday morning to seal off the market ten days before the deadline.
In a crisis meeting council meeting called by Mr Lukwago, Kampala capital city authority councillors agreed to visit market to get first hand information following eviction of vendors.
According to Lukwago, the authority maintained status quo of eviction in the last council meeting insisting that before eviction, the city leaders had to first intervene in the issue but Ms Kamya disrespected their decision and went ahead to issue a directive which has left many traders stranded.
When the city leaders accompanied by some MPs who included; Micheal Kabazuguruka (Nakawa), Allan Ssewanya (Makindye west) Moses Kasibante (Rubaga North), visited the market on Monday, police had sealed it off and deployed heavily. The stick wielding goons pounced on the councillors and started beating them up. They were rescued by police which intervened in time.
Kampala Metropolitan police commander Mr Frank Mwesigwa told this reporter that three of the goons had been arrested.
One of the councillors, Damba Ismail (Rubaga) was also reportedly arrested while Lukwago and company were denied access.
http://nangalama.blogspot.com/2017/02/uganda-govt-wedges-war-on-poverty.html

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Stick wielding goons block mayor Lukwago, beat up councillors



Sunday, February 26, 2017

From #RPF to M23 - Kisoro under 'fresh attack' - #Uganda



Bufumbira which is present day Kisoro district was initially part of the pre-colonia Rwanda Kingdom. It became part of Uganda at the beginning of the last century and the new Ugandan ethnic community opted to call itself Bafumbira.  Because of Kisoro's proximity to Rwanda's Hutu stronghold of Ruhengeri, the majority of the Bafumbira are Hutu.  To a big extent the emergence of Bafumbira helped to provide cover for the Rwandese imigration into Uganda; beyond Kisoro to deep inside Uganda, the Rwandese identified themselves as Bafumbira.
The predominantly Catholic Bafumbira took advantage of the church provided formal education and excelled in many fields at a very early stage and during the first few years of Uganda's independence, they held vital positions in civil and public service.  Such migrants like John Kalekyezi (father to Gen. Kalekyezi) was expelled from Makerere University and deported to Rwanda-Urundi over communist oriented independence activism.  He sneaked back into Uganda from where he connected to Cairo.  He died in 1960 in a plane crash enroute from USSR and was buried in Kisoro but the Catholic church refused to conduct mass during the burial.  As to when and how he regained his Ugandan citizenship, your guess is as good as mine.
Because of land scarcity in Kisoro coupled by their sound economic muscle, many Bafumbira have over the decades migrated and found new settlements in other parts of Uganda more especially in Buganda and Tooro where Edgar Muvunyi is the Kingdom's Attorney General.  In an attempt to shed off the Rwandese connection, some of them prefer to shorten the Kifumbira names i.e. Kale for Kalekyezi,  Nkurunungi or simply Nziza for Nkurunziza, Nsenga for Nsengaimana, Tonku for Tom Nkuringiye, Nzeyi for Nizeyimana, Sibo for Siboimana, Mahoro for Nyiramahoro, Habyara for Habyarimana, Kalema for Kalemanzira, Mbanza for Mbanzabugabo and others.
Back in Kisoro, the predominantly Hutu Bafumbira retained their roots with the Hutu regime in Rwanda.  Bufumbira acted as a buffer zone between the exiled Tutsi activists in Uganda and the Hutu regime in Rwanda.  Because of its proximity and special relationship with the Hutu regime in Rwanda, Kigezi sub-region did not feel the bite of economic hardships during the Iddi Amin regime.  That is why the Tutsi RPF attack from Uganda in 1990 had to go through the Tutsi strongholds in Ntungamo and Umutara and not the Hutu strongholds in Kigezi and Ruhengeri.
When the Mufumbira Tutsi Catholic Bishop of Kigezi, Bernard Harerimana (Halel'Imana) openly morally and materially supported the RPF invasion, the Catholics in Kigezi revolted against him and he fled the diocese.  In 1994 he took an early retirement and Museveni appointed him the Chairman of the Uganda Aids Commission.
With the Tutsi RPF taking power in Rwanda, the Bafumbira Hutu in Kiroro were at a loss.  The minority Bafumbira Tutsi got  allies in the new Tutsi establishment in Rwanda.  Since 1994 when the Hutu in Rwanda were flashed out of power, the Bafumbira Hutu have helped thousands of Rwandese Hutu to settle and acquire Ugandan citizenship.
However, of recent Museveni is keen on affording the 'Bafumbira' a special status in his regime.
Eastern DRC rebel Banyamulenge strongholds north of Goma are in proximity with Kisoro which has repeatedly borne the brunt of the conflict's spillovers like insecurity and influx of refugees from Masisi and Walikale.  In those areas the majority Congolese Hutu who are the fleeing refugees while the minority Congolese Tutsi are the M23 fighters.  Both ethnic groups speak a language similar to the Bafumbira.  There is a refugee Transit camp at Nyakabande that is supposed to be a temprary holding ground for refugees as they are processed before being taken to refugee camps outside Kisoro district.
However, the regime has allowed refugees to establish residence in Kisoro town. Gun trafficking and mysterious killings have of recent hit the town. The district local government is attributing the surge in insecurity to the uncontrolled presence of M23 rebels in Kisoro.  The District chairman who is a Hutu alleges that some five district councilors are supporting the M23 rebels. He goes ahead to claim that the five were encouraging young Ugandans to join M23 with promisses of pay in form of US Dollars, ivory and gold.  In return the five are threatening to censure him over the 'wild allegations'. 
Arms coaches are intercepted in Kisoro, M23 fighters re-entering Congo via Kisoro, the Congolese army is repeatedly pursuing the M23 fighters upto the border with Uganda and the number of Congolese refugees fleeing Uganda are surging by the day. 
Compared to Ishasha in Kanungu, owing to the impenetrable Bwindi Forest and the mountanous Mgahinga, Kisoro remains the easiest route.  Will the new M23 conflict further split the Bafumbira along
Hutu/Tutsi ethnic lines?
Watch the space.
INFORMATION IS POWER!

http://nangalama.blogspot.com/2017/02/from-rpf-to-m23-kisoro-under-fresh.html

Source: Change of Guards Blog 
From #RPF to M23 - Kisoro under 'fresh attack' - #Uganda

#XenoRadar #Xenophobia watch #SouthAfrica - Updates February 26, 2017



Below is what we have been receiving in the XenoRadar group and this link will be updated as information comes in via the WhatsApp group.  The group has South Africans, immigrants in South Africa and others like me who do not live in Africa but wish that the hate would stop.

Please understand that we are communicating promptly about what is going on so that we can avoid a repeat of what happened in the past, most especially in 2015.  Information is Power. The authorities are showing up in hot spots and we are grateful for this.  NEVER AGAIN.

[26/02, 3:12 p.m.] XenoRadar: South Africa its not safe tomorro.Nigerians an Somalians have joined together and are on a masion to shot anyone on the road and that started today already 3 are dead. Please stay at home tomorro especially girls...they are gonna be taken an sold.. Human trafficking will rise an souls will be lost...for ur safety stay at home

South African: 🇿🇦 ATTENTION! ATTENTION!! ATTENTION!!!
This is to inform all black foreigners living in Pretoria to be on alert as it has been reliably gathered that south African boys are mobilizing themselves from  Mamilodi, Shoshanguve and some other locations around Pretoria to launch an attack on Sunnyside tonight. Please if you know anyone in Pretoria send this message to them . you might be saving a life.7 people had already been killed around Johannesburg today.
South African: Be warned,
With the threat of *Xenophobia* foreign shop owners have resorted to evacuate their shops and we have been alerted they have kept expired food commodities poisoned some beverage that they will leave behind. We urge citizens not to consume any looted food as this is probably organized by all shop owners.

[26/02, 3:12 p.m.] XenoRadar: 👆🏻any confirmation

[26/02, 3:13 p.m.] Not tue
[26/02, 3:13 p.m.] ‪True (same person as above did a check and confirmed it is true)

[26/02, 3:14 p.m.] XenoRadar: 👍🏻 any source if where this is coming from

[26/02, 3:14 p.m.] ‪I think you guys need to edit some information before sending to everyone. Its called being responsible. It's such messages that caused the Rwanda massacre (Rwanda massacre was planned way before it happened. Someone needs to read up on Museveni and Kagame).

[26/02, 3:14 p.m.] ‪Rather what i am told is that tensions are rising in soweto

[26/02, 3:15 p.m.] XenoRadar:  im not promoting it im trying to find the souce so we can counter it as its been posted around
[26/02, 3:18 p.m.] ‪We also need to be aware there are idle people who can draft anything and post on social media... People by nature enjoy seeing other fight. It's such people who insite others to fight are too far watching news as people kill each other for something that has no meaning

[26/02, 3:18 p.m.] XenoRadar: I am writing on social media saying please do not believe false information, we need to counteract lies that can fuel the fire, only live truthful info on social media, here we can discuss and analysis

[26/02, 3:20 p.m.] ‪ near phiri
[26/02, 3:20 p.m.]  lt's true at Zimhlophe

[26/02, 3:20 p.m.] ‪ If we post whatever is said and it turns to be lies when the real thing happens we won't be able to know if it's true or not

[26/02, 3:21 p.m.] XenoRadar: so from now on we will only post info on fb and publically once its confirmed

[26/02, 3:21 p.m.] ‪Tensions have always existed between foreigners and locals... It's always a timed bomb and we all know it.

[26/02, 3:41 p.m.]  Confirmed. Tensions are in mzimhlophe near phiri in soweto.  Authorities have been made aware

[26/02, 3:45 p.m.] None Ugandan is affected..in Durban.
[26/02, 3:45 p.m.] Martha Leah Nangalama: Thanks for confirming on Ugandans in Durban.

[26/02, 3:53 p.m.] Am right in Durban city. This morning I meet a lots of Ugandans from different location. None has  been affected. My wife went for a seminar deep inside Zulu land she came back this morning.. Safely.

[26/02, 4:08 p.m.] 22 years I spent in South Africa makes me not trust anything I am sure they are copying America Now just waiting for Trump to release his second order then u shall see SouthAfrican people doing the same to our people living in South Africa

[26/02, 4:12 p.m.] ‪Guys let's not expect SA people to love us. That is a dream that is never going to happen. The best we do is watch each others back and protect each other... Perception is hard to change. The Perception is that we are causes of their problems. We just do our things silently and live expecting anything to happen

[26/02, 4:44 p.m.] ‪Comrades its hot in Jules street right one a crowd of People in Zulu traditional gear busy torching a Nigerian workshop like a lady from ADF gave an alert but busy exchanging fire shots with police tree bodies are lying down already not yet identified if is foreigners or locals.  Anyway police and JMPD are there. Thanks to ADF for the alert

[26/02, 4:45 p.m.] ‪From a trusted source

[26/02, 4:48 p.m.] ‪No live bullet was used on people...only rubber....situation has calmed down but not completely.

[26/02, 10:10 p.m.] Post from one of my friends
My view shared with the African Diaspora Forum 👇:

The expected xenophobic violence in Pretoria may have been contained but the issue hasn't been resolved. There may have been a few political statements but the bottom line is that the underlying sentiment still exists and any small trigger can make anti-immigrant unrest flare up. Even President Zuma, in his condemnation of the violence added "but.....", offering understanding to what may be upsetting the locals.

The truth of the matter is that this 'pro-us, anti-them' sentiments are not isolated to South Africa. As economic conditions tighten and resources dwindle, nationalism is becoming a growing trend globally.

Donald Trump rose to presidency on the wave of such sentiments and Brexit is another such example. In fact many European countries are currently grappling with such sentiments in their politics.

Coming to South Africa, we immigrants also ought to take steps to confront some issues amongst us that give oxygen to such sentiments. Yes crime exists among all groups but there are particular crimes that are prevalent among some immigrant communities that require us to stand up against them just as we stand up against xenophobia. For instance, as an immigrant from Uganda, I know that the 'traditional healer, bring back lost lover, abortion, p... enlargement' scam is run mainly by Ugandans - something that's very well known and even publicised back in Uganda.

The drug and brothel-running crime is known to be very prevalent among Nigerian nationals. Street muggings in some sections of Pretoria, especially around drinking nightspots, seem to involve a lot of Tanzanians.

Zimbabweans are associated with a lot of housebreakings. Stollen cellphone unblocking and reselling seem to be associated a lot with people of Pakistan origin  Though there's no anecdotal evidence to these classifications, there's a widespread perception to them, and not without reason.

Our immigrant groups need to rise up to these acts that in the view of some hard-pressed local communities, give 'justification' to anti-immigrant sentiments. Wherever a Nigerian sets up a business, legitimate and positive as it may be, one almost takes it for granted that drugs will be part.

We need to start promoting the immigrant image through the positive part within us than the negative image that has largely come to be associated with us.

http://nangalama.blogspot.com/2017/02/xenoradar-xenophobia-watch-southafrica.html