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{UAH} Fr Gaetano: Mr President, you still have a chance to salvage your image: OPEN LETTER TO KAYIBANDA MUSEVENI


Fr Gaetano: Mr President, you still have a chance to salvage your image.

OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT MUSEVENI

Mr President, I want to believe that you still remember in 1996, I was on your team that was soliciting for votes in Kigezi region. On that team, which was chaired by Shem Bagaine, I was in charge of mobilisation and I think we did a good job.

During one of your campaign rallies in Kabale District- Rukiga Constituency, I was honoured to host you, with your dear wife Janet Museveni, at Kitanga Parish where you had your lunch in my room. As you were leaving, just outside my room if your memory does not betray you, I honestly and sincerely engaged you in these or similar words.

"Your Excellency. Thank you for availing a great opportunity to Ugandans to make their own Constitution within their country and by themselves. When you were promulgating it, you told the whole world that if anybody tries to change it, you would go back to the bush. Now Your Excellency as you embark on this campaign exercise and after winning the presidential elections, which I am sure you will, never be persuaded or tempted by any force either from within or outside, to tinker with the Constitution. You must be number one, as the Fountain of Honour, to observe, respect and defend it."

I further intimated to you that: "Be on the lookout for those self- seekers, bootlickers and sycophants who will praise you with their lips while their hearts are far removed from you and Uganda. They are not sincere and if you are not careful, you will discover their treachery when they have already ditched you and Uganda. You should be punctilious when dealing with them."

After thanking me for my advice, I blessed you and we continued on our campaign trail.

From that short, but ensuring encounter, I convinced myself and many others I met, that we have a leader who is out to revere the rule of law and Constitutionalism. It did not take me long to realise that I had been duped.

I was dumbstruck when in 2005 some dishonourable MPs, after pocketing Sh5 million bribe each, defiled the people's Constitution, by removing Article 105 on the two term five year Presidential Term Limit, which you had sworn holding a Holy Book, to preserve, protect and defend. That heinous and egregious act, Mr. President, was the starting point of the chaos, turmoil and disorder the majority of Ugandans are excruciatingly undergoing today.

Mr President, although many of Ugandans' hope is drastically diminishing because of the prevailing anxieties, you,however, still have a chance to save Uganda from sinking into a catastrophic situation and salvage your image. I am sure you are aware that majority of your unpatriotic MPs, advisors, cohorts and cronies, at different levels, are seriously holding a most deadly plan of, this time ,murdering the people's Constitution by removing Article 102(b), which is about Age Limit. God save Uganda from the greedy and rapacious mafia.

Mr President, this time stand on your two feet and demonstrate your spirit of patriotism by flatly rejecting their selfish demands. If it means to die then let it be instead of betraying your country and her people. After all, as Caiaphas advised the Jews it is good for one person to die rather than having a whole nation go into extinction (cf.Joh:18:14).

These people, the mafia Mr President, started their deleterious and life threatening project long ago.This nefarious project of theirs was treacherously designed as early as 2015. In one local Tuesday Newspaper of February 10, 2015, the despicable MPs indecorously said "Give us cash, rule for life. MPs demand Sh300 million each to remove Presidential Age Limit." With such huge number of MPs, how much money would that be, Mr President?

Then what appeared in the same March newspaper 18, 201,7 on page 2, under the heading: "M7 To Set Up Team To Scrap Age Limit," proved to doubting Thomases that you are symbiotically considering their demand. If you bow to their pressure, it will be a recipe for calamity.

President Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni upon arrival at the airport.

Mr President, according to the same newspaper, "this team is to be composed of 100 members well facilitated and will be headed by the current Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana. This team is being set up and it will be fully operational as early as next year where its primary mandate is to popularize the Age Limit talk and ensure that it is the talking point in the public media and all fora so that by 2020, there is nothing new to discuss and the notion to scrap the Age Limit will have been inculcated in people's minds."

We have not seen or heard any contrary view from you. Do not, Mr President hide behind the smoke. Ugandans want to see fire. So come out openly and tell the whole world whether you want Article 102, on Age Limit , removed from the Constitution and you become a life President!

In the same local newspaper of March 27, 2017 on page 24, there was a story titled "NRM MPs Riot Over Age Limit Cash. Tell Nankabirwa (NRM Chief Whip) To First Deposit Sh300 million on accounts."

Mr President, this demand is similar to the first one of Tuesday, February 10. 2015. The consistency on cash demand is a clear indicator that the mafia is determined to get what they want at any cost-No Cash No Age Limit. Here, Mr President, you are at crossroads. If Article 102(b) will be removed from the people's Constitution, then the obvious and only conclusion will be that you coughed the money to the mafia. They would have successfully blackmailed you! Currently, rumour has it that the bootlickers NRM MPs are to convene in Kyankwazi, the infamous epicentre of Uganda's peril, to plan the demise of Article 102(b). Is it true, Mr President?

Mr President, if what was reported by one local Wednesday Newspaper of June 7-8, 2017 is true, then you are complicit in this project of your NRM MPs. In that paper, you are quoted to have said that: "My long stay in power is good." Do not be deceived Mr. President. Your long stay in power is neither good for you nor the Country! I am being sincere to you. Even you yourself testified to this when, in 1986, you stated in these or similar words: " The problem of Africa are the leaders who over stay in power." Have you forgotten this, Mr President?

Mr President, as the Fountain of Honour, I entreat you to hold in high regard that title by honouring your word. In case you have forgotten, because of your very busy engagement and old age, let me volunteer to remind you what your opinion on Age Limit was in 2012. You were spot on.

During the interview with Patrick Kamara, he asked for your opinion on the same subject-Age Limit, and you candidly said: "If you want very active leaders, it is good to have the ones below 75 years." And when he asked you whether you would go beyond 75 , you emphatically and categorically said: "Not at all. Certainly not." Mr President and the Fountain of Honour, honour your word. Let your No be No and Your Yes be Yes. Don't allow yourself to be led into temptation.

Mr President, don't prove late Paulo Muwanga (RIP) right when he, in 1990, while appearing before Human Rights Commission, said: "Ugandans are jubilating over Museveni's rise to power, although they have no idea of what awaits them. I know President Museveni inside-out and I can even tell from his sitting posture or how he blinks, what he is thinking or plotting. By the time Museveni's rule ends in 2060, the country will have lost all its possessions and national assets, the political class will divided one against the other and Uganda will be ruins."

Mr President, you still have a chance to that Uganda is bigger than you and the mafia. You still have a chance to save Uganda and salvage your image. All for the greater glory of God and His people.

Lastly, I make a passionate appeal to all Senior Religious Leaders to come to your rescue by coming out and; "Speak up for the people who cannot speak for themselves (including the mafia). Protect the rights of those who are helpless. Speak for them and be a righteous judge. Protect the rights of the poor and the needy."(Prov: 31:89)They should do this by emulating the Uganda Martyrs, the late Arch-Bishop Luwum and recently the heroic and prophetic example of Rt Rev Kisembo the Bishop of Rwenzori Diocese when he, on March 28, 2017, at 9:24pm on NBS Television, requested President Museveni not to change the Constitution. He said that: "He should be preparing to hand-over power peacefully." Senior Religious leaders the country is waiting to hear same voices constantly and cohesively. Rescue Ugandans and President Museveni who are being held hostage by the mafia.

For God and my Country

Fr Gaetano Batanyenda.

Rev Fr Gaetano Batanyenda is the Parish Priest of Kitanga parish in Kabale Diocese writing to President Museveni.

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{UAH} THE "AGE LIMIT" A TEST FOR DEMOCRACY DEVELOPMENT!!!

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For myself, as far as the so called "AGE LIMIT" issue is concerned, I believe it is a development: A TEST OF UGANDAN DEMOCRACY!!

As long as it is democratically done / pursued, I do not see it hugely problematical. WHY SHOULD IT BE A PROBLEM? DEMOCRACY ALLOWS FOR OUR LEGISLATORS AND POLITICAL AGGLOMERATIONS TO AMEND LAWS.

It is politics. It is like a fresh commodity or a garden that constantly must be watered, weeded and newer plants introduced.

MORE IMPORTANT TO ME IS THAT IT IS A LEGITIMATE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS AND THAT clean and fair ELECTIONS ARE REGULARLY HELD as per constitution.

Age Limit and stuff are issues that can be changed parliamentarily.(DEPENDING ON PARLIAMENTARY MAJORITY-WHICH THE OPPOSITION CAN ALSO GET IF THEY CONVINCINGLY WORK HARD ENOUGH ON THE ELECTORATES.

IT IS DEMOCRACY.

Or are the opposition telling us that it is impossible for it to usurp a comfortable parliamentary majority?!?!?!?!??!?!?

See what Trump is up to?

Let the opposition parties prepare to repeal.

The NRM are using their madate.
Noc'la gaumoy 
"WE FORM THE CULTURE THAT FORMS US"….noc'la gaumoy.


{UAH} ethio

https://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21725277-italians-it-was-garden-variety-colonial-atrocity-ethiopians-it-was-modern

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{UAH} Police: 2 African teens reported missing crossed into Canada

Police: 2 African teens reported missing crossed into Canada

Story highlights

  • There are no indications of foul play, police said
  • Police could not confirm the teens are still in Canada and did not provide updates on the other four teens

Washington (CNN)Two of the six teenagers who were reported missing while visiting Washington for an international robotics competition have crossed into Canada, police said Thursday.

The six teens represented Burundi, a small country in East Africa, in the inaugural FIRST Global robotics competition, competing alongside teams from more than 150 other countries.
Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Aquita Brown said two of the teens were seen leaving the US for Canada. Police could not confirm they are still in Canada and did not provide updates on the other four teens.
    There are no indications of foul play, police said.
    The State Department directed questions to DC law enforcement.
    The six teens were last reported seen at the location of the event -- DAR Constitution Hall on 18th St between C Street and D Street in Northwest DC -- the Metropolitan Police Department said.
    "On the night of July 18, FIRST Global learned the adult mentor of Team Burundi was unable to find the group of six students of the team who participated in the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge," the competition's organizers said in a statement.

    The mentor is identified in police reports as Canesius Bindaba. Bindaba stated that "he does not know where (they) could have went," the police reports said.

    The DC police department tweeted names, ages, descriptions and photos of the six missing individuals. There are four missing boys and two missing girls, ranging in age from 16 to 18, according to the tweets.

    The teens were reportedly last seen at 5:00 p.m. ET, police said. An itinerary of the event says that the robotics competition was scheduled to end at 5:30 p.m., and closing ceremonies were to run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    FIRST Global President Joe Sestak called the police to report the students as missing, according to the organization's statement, and "proper follow on reports have been submitted to the police who are investigating the case.

    "Security of the students is of paramount importance to FIRST Global. FIRST Global ensures that all students get to their dormitories after the daily competition by providing safe transportation to the students staying at Trinity Washington University who are always to be under close supervision of their adult mentor and are advised not to leave the premises unaccompanied by the mentor."

    Anyone with information is urged to contact authorities at 202-727-9099.

    The competition attracted significant national attention after six girls on the Afghan team were denied visas for the competition, but later allowed to travel when President Donald Trump intervened. Ivanka Trump attended the event Tuesday, meeting with the Afghan girls.


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    {UAH} One of the things UNAA should be advocating for instead of the fake dual citizenship!

    South Africans who work overseas could soon be taxed locally for foreign earnings from 1 March 2019 if a new planned legislation is passed through Parliament.

    The news comes as National Treasury is reportedly planning to repeal a tax exemption on income earned by South Africans working overseas.

    Tertius Troost is a Tax consultant at Mazars and explains that the employment income tax exemption is there for people who work abroad for a period of more than 183 days because they are South African tax residents.

    This is to stop them having to pay tax twice.

    — Tertius Troost, Tax consultant at Mazars

    Treasury thought it would be nice to give us an exemption.

    — Tertius Troost, Tax consultant at Mazars

    Troost says the proposed amendment was announced by former finance minister, Pravin Gordhan during his February budget speech.

    As things stand, they are taking the exemption away in its entirety and therefore all individuals that are South African residents working abroad will be affected.

    The draft bill is open for public comment until August 18 2017.



    "In tribute to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Uganda, two bastions of strength in a world filled with strife, discrimination and terrorism."

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    {UAH} S. Sudan’s fallen war veteran deserves state burial: Machar

    S. Sudan's fallen war veteran deserves state burial: Machar


    July 19, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan's rebel leader, Riek Machar said the late Kawac Makuei Mayar, who died last Saturday, deserves a state burial for roles he played in the struggle for self-determination and the independence of South Sudan.

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    South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar speaks during a briefing in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa April 9, 2016 (Photo Reuters/ Tiksa Negeri)

    Machar said he learnt of the death of Mayar, a war veteran and one of the founding members of South Sudan's 1983 rebel movement, with sadness.

    He described the departed veteran politician as a committed nationalist who fought for self-determination and independence of South Sudan from neighbouring Sudan.

    "He [Mayar] shall also be remembered for his courage, honesty and integrity. Above all, he was a friendly person," said Machar on Wednesday.

    "He shall be missed not only by his family but all. He was a towering figure in the political life of South Sudan that deserves state burial in recognition of his role", he added.

    Kawac died on Saturday morning in Juba on a return trip from Cairo, Egypt, where he sought medical attention. It was not clear what the illness with which he was battling and the level of severity that took him to Egypt for treatment, and whether or not the death is associated with the condition of his health. The family members have confirmed he died but did not release the detail to the public.

    LEGACY OF THE LATE VETERAN COMMANDER

    The veteran soldier became a towering figure after taking to the bush and fought in the first, second and third wars as a leader in the Anyanya one during the First Sudanese Civil War in 1955. When the first war ended in 1972 with the signing of the peace agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, he decided to return to the bush in 1983 when peace could not meet the expectations of South Sudanese and became one of the founding members of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM).

    He, however, joined the Anyanya 1 movement between 1962 and 1963 and became a major by the time the Addis Ababa Accord of 1972 was signed. He did not integrate into the Sudanese army but served in the regional government brought by the peace agreement as a member of parliament in Juba. Kawac became Commander of the Jamus battalion in the SPLA, resulting into a successful operation into Wathkec, on the Mouth of the Jonglei Cana, in February 1984 as the commanding officer of Jamus brigade.

    His military knowledge and experience reportedly resulted into successful military operations that opened up the way for recruits from Bahr el Ghazal, western and northern Upper Nile regions to pass to the military training camps in Ethiopia.

    Kawac inspired and trekked with thousands of recruits from Bahr el Ghazal for a long walk to Ethiopia at the inception of the movement. He fell out with late John Garang, founding leader of the SPLM in September 1984 over the death of Benjamin Bol Akok, a former minister in the regional government in Juba. Late Akok whose death annoyed Kawac and protested it was the first SPLM official representative to the United Kingdom (UK) when the movement was founded. Akok was killed in Ethiopia on his way to London after visiting the headquarters of the SPLM at the Sudan and Ethiopia border. His death caused commotion, resulting in the arrest of commander Kawac in September 1984.

    Garang, it is said, feared Kawac would mobilize men he recruited and who formed the majority of the rebel forces against the leadership of the movement in which he also arrested several other influential figures in the movement, centralizing leadership around him.

    Kawac left the movement after the split in 1991 forced his release and on 21 April 1997 and he was among southern leaders who signed the Khartoum Peace Agreement of 1997, representing the Bahr al-Ghazal Independence Movement for Southern Sudan. The Agreement provided for self-governance of the south during a transitional period when a referendum would be held on the future form of government. That agreement was boycotted by the faction under the leadership of John Garang with whom he fell out and the left the movement.

    He was appointed governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State as part of the provisions of the peace agreement. In June 1998 an attack was made on his house, apparently by members of a rival pro-government militia. When the civil war ended in January 2005, Kawac Makuei was appointed Chairperson of the Southern Sudan War Veterans Commission by the Government of South Sudan.

    In February 2010, he declared his candidacy for governorship of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, running on the United Democratic Salvation Front platform. In the April 2010 election, the incumbent Paul Malong Awan of the SPLM got 162,209, General Dau Aturjong Nyuol won 84,452 and Kawac Makuei Kawac trailed with 9,854 votes.

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    {UAH} People Are Butthurt Because Angela Rye Refused to Say Trump Was Her President

    People Are Butthurt Because Angela Rye Refused to Say Trump Was Her President

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    How gangster is Angela Rye?

    Angela Rye is gangster like Tupac coming out of court wearing a hockey jersey spitting at reporters. Angela Rye is gangster like Harriet Tubman's pistol. Angela Rye is gangster like the side eye I imagine Rosa Parks gave that white man who told her to move to the back of the bus. Angela Rye is so gangster, I am sitting here debating with myself whether or not I should spell it "gangsta."

    As part of her ongoing "Watch Your Mouth" tour, during which she puts noted white people like Tomi Lahren and Joe Walsh in their respective places, on Tuesday night, Rye apparently triggered conservatives across the country when she refused to refer to y'all's Putin-fellating chief executive as "her president."

    At the end of a CNN New Day segment about the Trump campaign producing its own Russian version of House Party 8, Rye stared at former Georgia Republican Rep. Jack Kingston like he came to the cookout wearing blackface. As he explained how Donald Trump wouldn't be stupid enough to collude in a room with five other people, Rye belly-laughed at Kingston defense of the Three Stooges-like collusion incident.

    And then Rye did the inconceivable—she responded by calling the president the "y word":

    But Jack, he went into a press conference during the summer asking Russia to find the other 30,000 emails. There are a lot of things that your president has done that defy logic. Let's at least acknowledge that.

    If this had been a movie, there would have been a freeze-frame, the sound of a record scratching and a smooth voice-over announcing: "Can you hear that? That was the moment the Caucasian levees burst, causing the Great White Tears Flood of 2017."

    But this wasn't a movie. Instead, every conservative outlet in the country led with headlines like these:

    As people of no color clutched their pearls, screamed, "I do declare," and fainted from early-onset cases of the vapors, everyone else thought, "Wait ... what? Weren't you guys the ones who started the whole 'not my president' thing?"

    We know from the revisionist history that conservatives have applied to everything—from sweeping the legacy of Jim Crow under the rug to transforming the Civil War into a brief little conflict about states' rights and agrarian economy—that white America sometimes falls victim to a peculiar strand of undiagnosed amnesia, so allow me to refresh their memories:

    Remember when y'all declared that Barack Obama was not only "not your president," but he wasn't even your countryman? Remember when your caution-sign-colored commander in chief demanded his birth certificate? How about the time CBS News published an op-ed by Paul Thompson explaining why Obama was not his president. Slipped your mind? Don't you recall when the Grim Reaper masquerading as Clint Eastwood said the same thing? Remember when RedState ran a piece saying the following?:

    But he certainly isn't my President, nor the President of a United States of America. Obama is President of these various constituent groups:

    • Deadbeats of all ethnicities
    • Wealthy people who bribed Obama for personal financial gain
    • Whites suffering from white liberal guilt over the racism promoted by Democrats
    • Homosexuals
    • Media people
    • Hollywood
    • Slutty women (ie., Sandra Fluke)
    • Morons

    And how dare anyone at Fox News even say anything about this? Don't they archive the videos over there? Just in case they don't, allow me to refresh their memories with the clip below:

    I don't need to defend what Rye said. She's better at it than I am. But the entire conservative blogosphere whose members are butthurt because she distanced herself from a pussy-grabbing, enemy-colluding, xenophobic half-wit with the haircut of a frazzled parrot and the IQ of a feral Labradoodle should remember what they said and wrote before they criticize Rye. Now they have the Caucasity to throw the same words they said as some evidence that she is unpatriotic?

    At least she said it to Jack Kingston's face, and not from within the safe cocoon of the likes of a conservative echo chamber.

    Now that's gangsta.

    Watch Angela Rye on CNN's New Day below:

    Michael Harriot is a staff writer at The Root, host of "The Black One" podcast and editor-in-chief of the daily 

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    {UAH} BE CAREFUL OF UGANDA MONEY

    Its sadly right to say Uganda bills are not healthy to even touch. The bills are ALWAYS dirty with recipient unsure of what bacteria and viruses could been hidden under the dirt.

    One should dread pocketing them because the warm pockets are an excellent habitat for bacteria and viruses to grow. Women esp stick these bills deep as far as forbidden places including Neverneverland where bacteria abound. So, tough the bills, lick your fingers to count, lick again when dried out and viola...! You are fucked. Or, touch and rub your eyes. You will go blind in seconds. Even worst, touch and scratch your crack. You dean, men...!

    At the minimum one will never walk away without contracting mouth gonorrhea and .... people will wonder what you ate. Lol. 
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    {UAH} Six African teens reported missing while visiting US for robotics competition

    Three students – Patrick Okello, Harriet Okello and Daniel Okwir all from Dr. Obote College. Boroboro, Lira represented Uganda at this Robotics World Championship held in Ohio, USA- but they returned home, unlike these ones from Burundi who are reported to have disappeared, probably to claim political asylum

    Six African teens reported missing while visiting US for robotics competition

    STORY HIGHLIGHTS

    • The six teens from Burundi were reported last seen on Tuesday
    • The team's mentor "does not know where (they) could have went"

    Washington (CNN)Police are searching for six teens who were visiting Washington for an international robotics competition and have been reported missing.

    The teens represented Burundi, a small country in East Africa, in the inaugural FIRST Global robotics competition, competing alongside teams from more than 150 other countries.
      The teens have been missing since Tuesday evening, when they were last reported seen at the location of the event -- DAR Constitution Hall on 18th St between C Street and D Street in Northwest DC -- the Metropolitan Police Department said.
      "On the night of July 18, FIRST Global learned the adult mentor of Team Burundi was unable to find the group of six students of the team who participated in the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge," the competition's organizers said in a statement.
      The mentor is identified in police reports as Canesius Bindaba. Bindaba stated that "he does not know where (they) could have went," the police reports said.
      The DC police department tweeted names, ages, descriptions and photos of the six missing individuals. There are four missing boys and two missing girls, ranging in age from 16 to 18, according to the tweets.
      The teens were reportedly last seen at 5:00 p.m. ET, police said. An itinerary of the event says that the robotics competition was scheduled to end at 5:30 p.m., and closing ceremonies were to run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      FIRST Global President Joe Sestak called the police to report the students as missing, according to the organization's statement, and "proper follow on reports have been submitted to the police who are investigating the case.
      "Security of the students is of paramount importance to FIRST Global. FIRST Global ensures that all students get to their dormitories after the daily competition by providing safe transportation to the students staying at Trinity Washington University who are always to be under close supervision of their adult mentor and are advised not to leave the premises unaccompanied by the mentor."
      Anyone with information is urged to contact authorities at 202-727-9099.
      The competition attracted significant national attention after six girls on the Afghan team were denied visas for the competition, but later allowed to travel when President Donald Trump intervened. Ivanka Trump attended the event Tuesday, meeting with the Afghan girls.

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