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{UAH} Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart

"The white man(West and Arab) is very clever. He came quietly with his religion to our land. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart."



Chinua Achebe, a Nigerian writer, poet, and critic, is widely considered to be the most influential figure of modern African literature. (1930 - 2013.)

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{UAH} What is going on here ?

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{UAH} Uncle Bob quotes

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{UAH} FORGET THE NOISE SOLD BY LEFTIES LIKE EDWARD POJIM, THE PANDEMIC IS OVER. -> We are firkin done !!!!!

The pandemic is over

by Timothy P. Carney, Senior Columnist 

 

May 13, 2021 11:00 PM

It’s over.

COVID-19 isn’t gone, of course. The coronavirus, the current novel one and its variants as well as other such viruses, will never be gone, and every public health expert knows that.

And the pandemic is still raging in other parts of the world, especially in India.

But in the United States, the emergency is over. The epidemic in America is like a poisoned rat, limping, staggering, crawling, and gasping its last breaths. The poison is the vaccine now jabbed into the arms of most adults.

We can say that without diminishing in any way the lethality of the past year, and without having to debate the value of the interventions and sacrifices of the last 14 months.

This was a crisis. It was a plague. Now, in the U.S., it’s just a virus.

In countries such as the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Israel, the coronavirus is now one of countless risks and threats to human health. And like all other risks, prudence dictates we mitigate it. But reasonable humans do not demand that risks be reduced to zero at any cost.

Driving, swimming, hiking, drinking, eating, making love, raising children — all of these things are risky. Living is a risk. For the past 14 months, we’ve been asked and ordered to give up a lot of living in order to save lives. It’s time to start living again.

This will not be easy for many. Public health officials won’t want their moment to end. Mayors and county executives won’t want to give up their emergency powers. The media will hate to lose an ever-present threat with which to scare the public daily.

And many people, scarred and altered by 14 months of lockdowns, the half-million deaths, and the constant reminders of invisible germs, will have trouble giving up their masks or reentering the world.

Some will choose to stay quarantined or even keep wearing masks outdoors. That’s sad, but it’s their right. Just as it is ours to acknowledge the facts and readjust our routine accordingly.

While the media greeted the May 13 loosening of mask guidance as an all-nearly-clear declaration from the White House, it is up to neither the media nor the government to declare normalcy. The remaining restrictions — on the unvaccinated, especially on children — also need to be ended whether Joe Biden or Anthony Fauci is ready or not.

What does it mean, then, to accept that the emergency is over?

All schools should open five days a week. Workers should return to the office. All of us should toss our masks in the trash.

Churches and bars should be filled to whatever the fire marshal will allow, so that we can pray, sing, and revel as before.

This is already what life is like in much of the country. If you live in Texas or Florida or Missouri, where infection rates are low and hospitalizations are falling while masks are rare and everything’s open, you might say the pandemic is already over. You’d be right.

The numbers

Eradicating the coronavirus can't be the goal. We didn’t eradicate the flu after the flu pandemic of 1919. Even polio still exists. Smallpox may be the only human disease we’ve ever stamped out.

COVID isn’t gone, but infections, hospitalizations, and deaths are way down from the January peak. The numbers have consistently fallen since a spring bump peaked in mid-April.

The seven-day moving average of new cases dropped below 40,000 on May 10, representing an 84% drop from the January peak of 250,000 a day, and a 21% drop in just a week. The average case count has fallen every single day since April 14, when the early spring mini-surge peaked just below 73,000 cases. The fewer than 35,000 cases on May 12 matched the lowest case counts since testing hit full stride last summer.

Deaths have followed the same trajectory, lagging slightly. The seven days leading up to May 13 saw the fewest COVID deaths of any week since July 10. And this wasn’t a blip. The seven-day moving average of deaths fell almost every day since late January until reaching 630 a day on May 13.

That’s fewer than half as many as die daily from either heart disease or cancer. Accidents kill 475 people on an average day. Before COVID-19, chronic respiratory disease was killing 430 per day.

We all take steps to mitigate traffic deaths, accidental poisonings, and deadly falls, but we don’t impose every possible safeguard. We don’t set 5 mph speed limits, ban bleach and bourbon, or institute ladder control. At some point, a killer becomes one of many killers rather than an all-consuming existential enemy. The question is when. The coronavirus pandemic has reached that point.

Government health officials — federal, state, and local — will lecture us that the pandemic isn’t over. Their faithful and uncritical media stenographers will repeat it. So, we need a clear understanding of how to gauge progress.

Amid all these falling numbers, where’s the actual finish line?

“When can we declare the pandemic over?” New York Times healthcare columnist Aaron Carroll asked in an April 27 column. “Not yet, of course. Cases are stalled or rising in many areas. Virus variants are becoming more prevalent. While many people are vaccinated, many more are not. Hospitalizations and deaths are still occurring, especially in those groups not yet fully immunized.”

Since then, things have changed, of course. Cases are falling almost everywhere in the U.S., and the variants haven’t been able to reverse that. More U.S. adults are vaccinated than are not. At the time of writing, hospitalizations and deaths were at or near 10-month lows.

There’s never been just one good yardstick for measuring the spread and threat of the virus. But a few numbers in particular seem like good metrics.

In an editorial in March, the Washington Examiner suggested three benchmarks: meeting vaccine demand, a reproductive rate consistently below 1 (meaning the virus is steadily disappearing), and excess deaths falling to zero.

Now in mid-May, we’ve met these three metrics, it appears. In fact, every coronavirus number in the U.S. is good and getting better.

Excess deaths

COVID really was the worst plague of our lifetime. Nobody should minimize its lethality. The morbid math is captured in the number known as “excess deaths,” which, roughly, are deaths exceeding about 3% above the average for a given calendar week.

Beginning in late March 2020, all-cause mortality in the U.S. was well above average every single week. The last week of 2020 saw almost 50% more deaths than the average for the final week of a year.

Now, it appears that excess deaths may be at zero. Even though the coronavirus is still floating around the air and still taking lives, people aren’t dying at a more rapid clip than normal. I say “appears” because death numbers trickle into the CDC slowly. “This delay can range from 1 week to 8 weeks or more,” the agency’s website explains.

The week ending March 13, 2021, more than eight weeks ago, saw only slightly more deaths than average, according to CDC estimates as of press time, and officially was not in excess-death territory. Every subsequent week has had fewer deaths, and most look likely to come in below that excess threshold when the counting is done.

It’s hard to argue we are in a deadly pandemic if we aren’t dying at above-average rates.

Reproduction number

Just as Americans are not reproducing enough to replace themselves, the coronavirus is not at “replacement level” either. When the reproduction number for a virus is below 1, that means the average person infected in turn infects fewer than one additional person. Such a virus will steadily die off.

The coronavirus’s reproduction number has been below 1 since early April, and it’s not rising. As of May 12, the estimated reproduction number nationwide was 0.91, which means that cases would drop every day by measurable amounts.

But even that is too rosy a picture for the virus’s future, because every day, millions more people become immune thanks to vaccinations.

The vaccine

Throughout the pandemic, many measures helped protect individuals. Schools moved classes outside and upgraded their ventilation. Churches limited attendance. Couples downsized weddings. Airlines required masks for flight attendants and passengers.

These steps were great ways to protect the vulnerable, such as the elderly or those with other lung issues or obesity, and they helped slow the spread of the virus. (Remember “flatten the curve”?) But closures, distancing, and masks were never going to stamp out the pandemic. It takes vaccines to do that.

Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, under President Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, produced highly effective vaccines that provide very strong immunity within 10 to 14 days after a full dose. Vaccinations protect not only the vaccinated, but also the unvaccinated: A vaccinated person, being far less likely to get the virus, is thus far less likely to infect his or her kids or colleagues or roommates. As a result, the virus is now running into more dead ends, which is why this spring’s collapse in infection rates is not like the temporary downturns last year. It’s also why the February-March rebound was small and short-lived.

As of May, cities and states are begging people to vaccinate. Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser offered free beer. In New York, you could get free tickets to a baseball game if you got the shot on your way into the stadium. In Buffalo, the beer-and-a-shot experience brought out hundreds of folks who couldn’t bother to be vaccinated beforehand.

In other words, vaccine demand has been met. Any adult who wants a vaccine has had an opportunity to get one by now. In most places, this was true by the end of April.

With very few exceptions, if you are an unvaccinated adult, you have chosen to be unvaccinated.

The justification for lockdowns evaporates in this environment.

The government telling a grandmother her Sunday family dinner is illegal, barring friends from gathering at a restaurant that would host them, or limiting the ability of people to worship together is a terrifying infringement on basic freedoms that cannot be justified in the name of protecting the adults who are willingly gathering. They are justified because of externalized risks: The folks gathering could catch the virus and then spread it to others who chose not to gather.

But if everyone with any significant risk of still catching the coronavirus has chosen to bear that risk by not getting vaccinated, then our lockdowns are curbing the freedom of some to protect others who have chosen not to protect themselves. That’s not the way a free people behaves.

Open America vs. Closed America

The final argument that the pandemic is over is that just as the public largely locked down before being mandated to do so, the public in much of the country is leading the way back out.

Risk aversion stopped people from going to restaurants and bars well before the states closed those establishments. And now, faces are unmasked in churches across most of Florida and Texas. When you bump into your neighbor at the hardware store on the outskirts of Austin, neither of you are wearing a mask, and you probably shake hands. Bars and restaurants are busy. School is open, and high school sports are in session.

This may seem foreign (even scary!) to those in our media and government bubbles of New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., where through publication of this article, masks were still required on sidewalks, dancing was forbidden, and restaurants and bars were still allowed to reach only some fraction of capacity. Many school districts in and around major cities are not fully open, yet, with nearly half of the students still learning remotely in some places.

In these masked-up, locked-down places, it still feels like life amid a pandemic. But unlike last spring or winter, cases aren’t increasing and hospitals aren’t worried about being overrun.

In the D.C. region, where outdoor masking is still normal, Little Leaguers have to wear masks in the outfield, and Starbucks won’t allow you to sit down indoors, only about 40 people per million test positive every day, and local governments report fewer than 10 deaths per day across the whole region.

Those low numbers are hidden from the average person’s eye, though. All the closures, social-distancing signs, and masks, on the other hand, are very visible. Like an infected person who feels the inflammation and the immune reaction to a virus, Big City Americans are still feeling the reaction to COVID — and so many of them can’t believe that they aren’t also surrounded by the virus.

But in the open parts of the country, where it feels post-pandemic, none of this post-pandemic behavior is doing what the lockdowners warned.

In March, President Joe Biden called Republican officials in Florida and Texas “Neanderthals” for lifting their mask mandates. Former congressman Beto O’Rourke said allowing Texans to unmask was a “death warrant” for them. Daily case counts in Texas have fallen by more than two-thirds since that “death warrant” comment — a fall twice as fast as the one experienced by the rest of the country.

Considering these Florida and Texas numbers, and all of the numbers above — especially the lack of excess deaths, the below-replacement reproduction number, and the meeting of vaccination demand — you have to conclude that people only insist we are still in a pandemic because that’s how they feel.

How to get over a pandemic

Which raises the question: How do we reverse the learned behavior of fear, especially if it’s still reinforced by some elites? If you look at the lockdowners — the federal and local health authorities and the few remaining media cheerleaders — you can see a fear in their eyes right now.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky lost her cool before the Senate Health Committee when GOP Sen. Susan Collins questioned her on the onerous rules on summer camps that require children to wear masks all day, every day, outdoors, for instance. Walensky fired back: “We now have 38,000 new infections on average per day. Last May 11, it was 24,000, and we sent a lot of kids home, and camps were closed.”

One need not be a statistician or epidemiologist to see the number games Walensky is playing there. Last May 11, those 24,000 infections were from fewer than 400,000 tests. This May 11’s 38,000 cases are from about 1 million tests. And this year, most U.S. adults are vaccinated, meaning they are at extremely low risk even if children catch it, and all children 12 and over will be able to get a shot by summer vacation anyway. Yet Walensky suggested that the current environment is more dangerous than last year’s.

That’s absurd, and its implication is clear: No matter how good things get, the CDC won’t admit anything is safe as long as the politics dictate it declare everything dangerous. Maybe the CDC just wants to preserve power. Maybe the Biden administration is afraid of making life difficult for the teachers unions that are still keeping schools closed. Maybe, at best, Joe Biden simply wants a great, dramatic July 4 reopening announcement for which he can take credit.

Nobody should be shocked that CDC guidance might be ungrounded in science. This same CDC advised against masks last year but still refuses to admit that outdoor masks are unnecessary and didn't admit that masking vaccinated people was pointless. The agency’s guidance on outdoor spread is that “less than 10%” of all cases were contracted outdoors, while it knows that the real number is far less than 1%.

Half of America has been walking down sidewalks, playing baseball, waiting for their kids in the school parking lot wearing a mask that provides nobody any protection, and the CDC found it important to keep that practice going.

The Biden administration’s insistence until May 13 that fully vaccinated officials wear masks showed that the White House was unwilling to loosen restrictions that serve no purpose. And it was unwilling to learn a lesson.

But we all need to learn many lessons from these last 14 months: Teachers unions are not on the side of school kids; employees should stay home when feeling sick; new viruses don’t always behave like old viruses; federal approval of testing technology needs to be faster.

The most important lesson is that public health authorities can no more be trusted with great power than anyone else.

While lockdowners will retort that masks are no big deal, or scream “500,000 dead!” to belittle the social, economic, and moral costs of the lockdowns, the biggest danger we face right now is allowing restrictions to go on any longer than needed.

States, cities, counties, and the CDC are using emergency powers to restrict our freedom. At times throughout the past year, there may have been serious gains from these government actions. At least, the government closures seemed in line with the mood of much of the country.

But if a government keeps its emergency powers indefinitely, it becomes a tyranny. Free people cannot allow these powers to outlive the emergency. We also cannot wait on the coronavirus to go away. We certainly cannot wait on the CDC to declare the emergency over.

Americans are a self-governing people. It’s up to us — not Biden, Walensky, or Fauci — to step outside, toss our masks in the trash, and declare this whole thing over.

Timothy P. Carney is the senior political columnist at the Washington Examiner and a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is the author of Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse, The Big Ripoff, and Obamanomics.

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                 Thé Mulindwas Communication Group
"With Yoweri Museveni, Ssabassajja and Dr. Kiiza Besigye, Uganda is in anarchy"
                    
Kuungana Mulindwa Mawasiliano Kikundi
"Pamoja na Yoweri Museveni, Ssabassajja na Dk. Kiiza Besigye, Uganda ni katika machafuko"

 

{UAH} Graham: 'I accept the results of the election' | TheHill

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{UAH} SHE IS WHERE SHE IS FOR SHE IMPRISONED AS MANY BLACKS AS SHE COULD FIND, BUT SHE OPENS HER LEGS FIRKIN WIDE -> Any one in Washington that has not screwed her yet? Just asking !!!!!!

Not Looking Good for Dems: Americans Deliver Brutally Honest Rejection of Kamala Harris

By Nick Arama | May 15, 2021 10:30 AM ET

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Turns out even with all the media effort to spin for Kamala Harris, Americans still aren’t thrilled by her.

Glenn Greenwald pointed to a pretty cutting poll that’s out on Harris.

The Economist/YouGov poll found that 48% to 41% had an unfavorable view of her.

While the poll was split along party lines, with Democrats having a 74 % favorable versus 19% unfavorable, and Republicans 84 % unfavorable versus 12 % favorable, it was the independent opinion of Harris that showing an unfavorable opinion of her, 57% to 32%.

That means one in 5 Democrats polled deemed her unfavorable, as did nearly 3 in 5 independents, as the Washington Examiner observed.

Naturally, a reporter came running to her defense, blaming racism and misogyny by Republicans.

Maybe because at least 84% of Republicans don’t like the first Black female VP?

— Jordan Blum (@JDBlum23) May 13, 2021

Except there’s a few problems with this, besides being tired and wrong. It’s the Independents who are doing in the approval, ultimately. Conservatives would be all in for a black, conservative woman.

So, maybe it could just be Kamala’s ideology that’s the problem?

How about how inauthentic she truly is? She’s almost as bad Hillary Clinton. What about the flip flopping? Not to mention the horrible, inappropriate cackle that’s a tell whenever she didn’t want to answer a question.

As we saw in the primary, she couldn’t even get Democratic votes, she was so unpopular. She had to drop out early. And she wasn’t popular with black voters then either.

Why? In part because she got destroyed over her record. Remember this moment with Tulsi Gabbard?

Since she’s gotten in, the only thing that she’s done is be assigned by Joe Biden to deal with the border and that’s only gotten worse, with media reporting about how she’s failed to go to the border; and she’s blamed it in part on the “lack of climate adaptation,” rather than accepting responsibility for the impact of their own words for the problem. So, that hasn’t exactly burnished up anyone’s opinion of her.

The real question in that poll is who the heck are the 12% of Republicans who are favorable toward Kamala?

Just for comparison, at this point in 2017, Mike Pence was getting attacked regularly in the media, unlike Harris. Yet he had a 42.7% approval rating versus 41.4% disapproval.

That’s not a good look for the Democrats, particularly if Joe Biden goes under and she’s supposed to be his replacement.

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On the 49th Parallel          

                 Thé Mulindwas Communication Group
"With Yoweri Museveni, Ssabassajja and Dr. Kiiza Besigye, Uganda is in anarchy"
                    
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"Pamoja na Yoweri Museveni, Ssabassajja na Dk. Kiiza Besigye, Uganda ni katika machafuko"

 

 

{UAH} Double win for sworn-in MP Adele as she graduates with Master’s Degree in Law

MP Anna Adeke elect

 

 

And in six months I am going to log into UAH and see you reported dead. Do you know how many of those firkin smiling faces walking to serve Museveni I have watched and have just elapsed? Forget the Movementists like Gwokto protecting Museveni's regime, here are a few samples of what you are just about to become,  Faith Alupo, Freda Mubanda, Susan Namaganda, Gertrude Kulany, Robina Ssentongo, Logiel Anny, Rehema Watongola, Grace Kaudha, Cerinah Nebanda, and Oh Just yesterday I watched one of Paul Loketch too. So been there seen it all man, you might as well close your smelly mouth as I wait to post you.

 

Trust me no one has served in Museveni regime that remains alive, and Acholi can post you all they want, but this posting will remain a marker on the I told you so that I will gladly post.

 

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                 Thé Mulindwas Communication Group
"With Yoweri Museveni, Ssabassajja and Dr. Kiiza Besigye, Uganda is in anarchy"
                    
Kuungana Mulindwa Mawasiliano Kikundi
"Pamoja na Yoweri Museveni, Ssabassajja na Dk. Kiiza Besigye, Uganda ni katika machafuko"

From: ugandans-at-heart@googlegroups.com <ugandans-at-heart@googlegroups.com> On Behalf Of Peter Gwokto
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Subject: {UAH} Double win for sworn-in MP Adele as she graduates with Master's Degree in Law

 

Double win for sworn-in MP Adele as she graduates with Master's Degree in Law

MONDAY MAY 17 2021

Double joy: Soroti Woman MP Anna Adeke was sworn in as a legislator in the 11th parliament on May 17- the same day she graduated with a Master's degree in Law at Makerere University's 71 graduation ceremony. PHOTO/STEPHEN OTAGE

Summary

  • Minutes after taking oath at Parliament, the 29-year-old advocate of the High Court and politician rushed to Makerere University to attend her graduation ceremony.

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By Our Reporter

By U R N



It's a double win for Soroti Woman MP Anna Adeke Ebaju who on May 17 took oath at Parliament as she formally joined the 11th Parliament.

Minutes after taking oath at Parliament, the 29-year-old advocate of the High Court and politician rushed to Makerere University to attend her graduation ceremony.

Ms Adeke- who joined Parliament as a youth representative in 2016 is among more than 11,000 graduands at the ongoing 71st graduation ceremony of Uganda's Oldest and largest public university. She graduated with a Master's Degree in Law.

At Parliament, the administration of oath for members-elect of the eleventh parliament--kicked off this morning at the Parliamentary buildings in Kampala.

The process, scheduled to end on May 20, will see parliament welcome the highest number of legislators having moved from 426 to 529 after the January 14 polls.

Every person elected to parliament takes the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Member of Parliament before they officially start their five-year term.

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The ceremony, which is following the alphabetical order of names of each legislator will see up to 132 members take oath today, according to a statement issued by Parliament's Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Ms Helen Kawesa.

By noon, at least 65 MPs had taken oath in the morning session, out of the scheduled 66.

Rubanda Woman MP Prossy Akampurira Mbabazi did not turn up while Adjumani Woman MP Jesca Ababiku opened the swearing-in process.

The other elected MPs who have already taken oath are Lira City Woman MP Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, Kitgum Woman MP Lillian Aber, Pian County MP Achia Remigio, Busiki County MP Paul Akamba, Gulu City Woman MP Betty Aol Ocan, and Asiimwe Florence Akiiki, the newly elected Masindi Woman MP, among others.

After taking oath, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng pledged to transform her constituency saying that most of the areas in the Northern region are lagging in regards to the education and other services. She adds that ''people in the Northern region also need economic empowerment since this is one of the areas in Uganda that has been disadvantaged even before the Covid-19 pandemic.''

Lillian Aber says she is going to embark on mobilizing and engaging her constituents in Kitgum District to make sure that they increase on Agricultural production.

Kibale County MP Cuthbert Abigaba Mirembe says that he'll embark on accomplishing some of the projects that he lobbied for his constituents in his previous term- citing electrification, bridges and others.

Meanwhile, Tororo Woman MP Sarah Opendi Achieng says she expects a vibrant 11th parliament that will focus on service delivery and ensuring that all Ugandans are served equally. She adds that the 11th parliament should also, ensure that necessary legislation in the health and mineral sector are made.

"We are in a multi-party dispensation. I expect us to be more tolerant and understanding and ensure that whatever we do is for the good of the people of Uganda that elected us," says Opendi.

Soroti City Woman MP Joan Alobo Acom said she expects to coordinate and work together with MPs from different political parties for the good of the country.

All incoming legislators were strictly required to be in the company of three people and keep masks on due to the existing Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) aimed at controlling the disease's spread.

editorial@ug.nationmedia.com 

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{UAH} Criticism against Museveni should be based on facts

Criticism against Museveni should be based on facts

MONDAY MAY 17 2021

Author, Mr Kefa Mafumo. PHOTO/FILE

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  • Mr Kefa Mafumo says: Political stability has given room to the economy to thrive. 
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By Guest Writer

Over the past two weeks, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) has been highlighting the achievements of the party manifesto for the last five years (2016-2021) under what has come to be called the Manifesto Week. 

On April 30, while launching the Manifesto Week, Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda said the manifesto implementation is rated at 95 per cent of performance. He said to reach this level of manifesto implementation, performance was based on the guidance by 23 directives issued by the President at the first Cabinet meeting in June 2016.

The Manifesto Week came days leading up to the swearing-in of  President Museveni for the sixth term in office, which took place on May 12.

To the critics, 35 years in office, with another five years on the cards is too much for a leader and that he should have given way to a younger person.

 This article is focussed on appreciating the achievements of Mr Museveni and clearly portraying the exaggeration of  his failures by his critics. 

The strongest and number one achievement of  Mr Museveni has been to ensure political stability. Before Mr Museveni came to power in 1986, Uganda's politics was marked by incessant military coups and civil wars. But the President stopped all this and ensured that the military has control over any form of violence. 

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To achieve these aims, Museveni took effective personal control over the security apparatus and disciplined the army. Even when individual cases of indiscipline among soldiers and Local Defence Unit personnel arise (this is where the critics put their efforts), the army has structures to handle them. 

This political stability has established some degree of individual freedom and given room to the economy to thrive. Many people are doing their businesses and investments, knowing they are safe and secure. 
The second achievement has been to start and initiate economic growth over the last 35 years. 

Uganda's economy has grown at an annual average rate of nearly seven per cent during his presidency, making it among the best performing economies in the world. GDP has expanded from under $4 billion to $34 billion today. That is a performance few nations across time and space have registered over such a long period. 

For instance, Uganda has been named among the fastest growing economies in the world for the year 2020 that was pulled back by the coronavirus pandemic. The listing was extracted from an opinion edition by Bloomberg, a media company that delivers business and markets news, data, analysis.

This economic performance has been enabled by infrastructure development, improved health access and education, among others. 

In terms of agriculture, Mr Museveni has been persistently advocating for the transformation of the economy from subsistence to commercial farming through the four-acre model, which apportions land use on the basis of activities. This has been reflected in his government's poverty alleviation programmes specifically to the local, ordinary people. 

I admit that several challenges remain; corruption, limited funding and bureaucracy, among others, but the fact remains that President Museveni's achievements are visible and after his next five-year term, more will be achieved. 

Mr Kefa Mafumo is presidential aide  in-charge of youth


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{UAH} Biden just destroyed one of the US' most toxic racist myths, and no one noticed

Friends

 

And by the time this fool leaves office half of the African American population is going to be dead. There is no record any where that free government money has ever raised a standard of a sector of a population. Free government money has failed blacks in North America,  it has failed all Natives, it has failed Palestinians, and it is failing Africa the continent. Every successful society in every country has raised up and gone to work. Do you know why many black kids are failing in North America?  Black kids are failing in America for they have no role models, for Democrats like Kamala Harris, Barrack Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton, the fraudulent parked them into jails. All those kids you see in Chicago shooting each other are from single families, where are the God damn fathers? They were targeted by Democrats through imbalanced laws, anti-family laws, and here is where we are today. This man has not only dumped a trillion dollars to our people he is again directly going after them, and punks like the Rwandan are preaching praise the Lord for our people will get free money than working and saving. The Peter Simon Okurut's, those are just accidents of flipped education to even realize a firkin snake is  in their bed.

 

Gachenchere ne bitega Ruhende's Chari.

 

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Biden just destroyed one of the US' most toxic racist myths, and no one noticed

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/16/politics/biden-welfare-queen-blake/index.html 

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{UAH} Budding TV journalist dies hours after giving birth

Budding TV journalist dies hours after giving birth

MONDAY MAY 17 2021

This screen-grab from Kampala based NBS television shows deceased Sheila Nakabuye during a live broadcast on an unspecified date during Uganda's 2020-21 electoral season. PHOTO/FILE

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  • Nakabuye's twitter handle indicates that she last posted yesterday (May 16) at 10.36am reacting to an NBS story about an Israeli airstrike which destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of Al-Jazeera, Associated Press, and other offices and residential apartments.
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By Zadock AmanyisaBy Rajab MukomboziBy Felix Ainebyoona

The media fraternity in Uganda is mourning a budding television reporter who died on Monday, hours after giving birth.

Sheila Nakabuye, 32, was pronounced dead by doctors at Mbarara Regional Referral hospital at around 8am.

According to friends and family members, the NBS TV's south western Uganda bureau chief gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday through a C-section at Cedus Clinic in Rwebikoona Mbarara where she had been admitted.

However, she got seizures and went into a coma forcing her family members to transfer her to Mbarara regional referral hospital at around 11am on Sunday.

One of Nakabuye's co-worker, Mr Ambrose Muhumuza said after the operation at the clinic, Nakabuye on Sunday morning took some snacks and yogurt but later started vomiting before she went into coma and was transferred to the regional referral hospital.

At the referral hospital, Nakabuye was admitted in ICU.

 "Very unfortunate! The lady was operated on at Cedus clinic somewhere in Rwebikoona and the health workers realized that she was dying. She was rushed to referral almost dead. Died a few hours after arrival. Cause of death is brain aneurysm; swelling of brain vessels," said Dr Celestine Barigye, Mbarara regional referral hospital director.

Born in Butambala District, Nakabuye had a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Mass communication from Uganda Pentecostal University, Fort portal.

Nakabuye's experience with radio broadcast started in senior six vacation, when she worked hard to raise her university tuition.

Thereafter, she had a short stint in television reporting at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation in 2016 having worked as a news anchor and reporter at Crooze radio in Mbarara City. In the same year (2016), she joined NBS TV as she also anchored news at a local BFM radio station. However, she later returned to Mbarara to work as a full time reporter before she was appointed south western Uganda bureau chief for NBS TV.

By the time of her death, Nakabuye's close associates say she had transformed into a dependable, resilient, and passionate journalist, whose work and professionalism leaves a void in the entire western and south western Uganda region.

With interest in covering special interest groups, especially women and girls, Nakabuye always worked towards improving local communities.

During the recently concluded elections, the then expectant mother worked hard through dark nights in the hills of western and southwestern Uganda as she combed for stories for her employer.

Mr Apollo Lee Kakonge, the executive director, Western Ankole Civil Society described Nakabuye as instrumental in advancing issues of social justice.

"Sheila has been instrumental in the advancement of social justice and democratic values through her journalistic work. She will be missed by all of us," he said

The Bushenyi-Ishaka municipality MP, Mr Gordon Arinda eulogizing Nakabuye as a balanced reporter before adding that it was a sad day in Bushenyi following her death.

"This is an extremely sad day to the media fraternity and to all of us. Sheila fulfilled all the tenets of a journalist. She was objective and measured up to the task. With certainty, we will miss you, Sheila," he said.

The Mbarara Catholic Journalists Association chairperson, Mr Felix Ainebyoona says they lost a focused and intelligent journalist.

"Nakabuye is this person that always remained focused and wouldn't easily give in to any job-related threats during her time. It is unfortunate that we have lost a person of her character," Mr Ainebyoona eulogized

One of NBS TV news anchors, Mr Samson Kasumba described Nakabuye as an amazing human being and passionate reporter.

"You loved your job and we often shared a light moment when you were live for your cross-overs. I hate that maternal mortality has claimed such a great talent. You have been let down by health care," he Mr Kasumba tweeted.

She has been praised by many for breaking boundaries and stereotypes to become a fearless journalist whose dreams carried her to places to make a contribution.

Nakabuye's twitter handle indicates that she last posted yesterday (May 16) at 10.36am reacting to an NBS story about an Israeli airstrike which destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of Al-Jazeera, Associated Press, and other offices and residential apartments.

"Killing with impunity shouldn't be allowed by the international community," she tweeted.

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