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His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni-President of the Republic of Uganda.
#Thread #History #mustread #WednesdayWisdom #10milliondreams #Uganda #GreatLakes #UZI #EAC

Bazzukulu means Grandchildren


It is always good for the Bazzukulu and even the adults to know their country. Uganda is the best country in the World. I always marvel at some Ugandans that look so desperate to travel to other countries, almost all of them not as endowed and as..
...beautiful as Uganda. On this occasion, I will inform the Bazzukulu about the few facts I have on Nalubaale (what Europeans call Victoria) and Kiira (what the outsiders know as Nile). We cannot talk about the two without talking about Mwitanzigye (Lake Albert), Kyooga,..
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I’m not one for hyperbole but the collapse of the transitional government in #Sudan is no longer a far fetched possibility. The country is literally bankrupt. The situation was already bad when COVID-19 hit. Now the country was brought to its knees by the floods.
This gloomy economic situation is exacerbated by the political dysfunction & dispute within the government component which was made evident in the not-so-subtle blame trading between #Burhan & @SudanPMHamdok on the dire state of affairs.
Moreover #Burhan (surprise!! not @GeneralDagllo) appears to be positioning himself to become the "savior" of #Sudan in the medium to long run. How he plans to achieve this is unclear but it is very obvious he is seeking to build a political base & polish his image
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Four people from #Uganda added to the global Magnitsky list by @USTreasury.…
The four Ugandans are being sanctioned "for their involvement in an adoption scam that saw many Uganda-born children victimized by the participants in the scheme," according to @USTreasury.
“Deceiving innocent Ugandan families into giving up their children for adoption has caused great suffering,” says @USTreasury Deputy Secretary Justin Muzinich.
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#WWF storytelling as they #greenwash corporate #plunder & bear responsibility for the displacement, torture & murder of #Indigenous peoples:

"Building a sustainable & equitable future. For nature. For you."

Reality: "The financialization of #nature" Image
To obtain the required social license, the ruling class devised a strategy. A corporate campaign that would harness the momentum of the youth - to achieve the ruling class objectives & desired goals. #NewDealForNature

#Uganda ImageImageImageImage
An apt reminder for the aforementioned tweet - that TIME is wholly owned by Salesforce founder/CEO Marc Benioff - #WEF Board of Trustees & Chair, WEF Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

#VoiceForThePlanet & #NewDealForNature - sister campaigns of #WEF, #WWF, #UN, #4IR ImageImageImage
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1/ A thread: More Context on the 1975 OAU meeting in Kampala and Idi Amin's relationship with Tanzania-- The Tanzanian protest of this meeting/ Idi Amin goes back to the beginning of Idi Amin’s regime and some pretty interesting diplomatic history.
2/ On January 25, 1971, General Idi Amin seized power from then President of Uganda, Dr. Milton Obote. Obote similarly to Nyerere was a left-leaning Pan Africanist leader of the era.
3/ Both Nyerere and Obote were in Singapore at a commonwealth conference protesting the sale of arms to white minority governments in Southern Africa.
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Fatima is a 32 year old woman who is divorced and waiting for the next man to come along. Her parents want her married to the first man who even looks her way.

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Fatima grabs her gym bag and makes a beeline for the front door, hoping if she passed by the kitchen quickly enough, her mother might not see her. She's almost made it to the door when she hears her mother's voice calling her name.
She halts, drops her gym bag, groans inwardly and replies irritably, "Coming mummy!"

"Where do you think you're going young lady? Have you forgotten about your chores? I need help making the Roti's for tonight's dinner.
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I was working as a hotel maid during the summer to get some money together for Uni. It was menial stuff but it did pay quite well. On Tuesday's I was a waitress in the cafe in the mornings then went round cleaning rooms after breakfast when people started going out for the day.
The hotel was posh and I had to dress up in a proper French maid uniform.

This particular Tuesday I went up to a table with a family of four. The mum and dad looked fairly normal the younger boy about 15 looked quite nice, short brown hair, fit body.
However, the older boy about 18 looked gorgeous. He was tall muscly smooth black hair and a nice face eyes you could stare into and get lost in for days. I smiled at them "Hello, I'm Oge. I will be your waitress this morning do you know what you are going to order?"
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"Ungh, ungh, uuuuungh!"

Miriam didn't know whether to laugh or cry, so she just kept quiet, looking up into awkward, twisted face of the boy grunting above her. Oh my god, he looks like he's having a stroke. She sighed.
The boy looked down at her, panting, a stupid grin on his face. Well, Miriam thought it was stupid. "Yeah, you liked that, didn't you?"

Miriam had enough social grace to give a forced smile. Maybe she could convince him to finish her off, anyway.
Not as good as cumming from a cock, but better than nothing. "Yeah, that was fantastic, Emmy. You want to . . . ." Her partner pulled out of her and was already off the bed before she could finish the sentence. Screaming now became a viable option, alongside laughing or crying.
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As we commemorate this year’s Anti-Torture Day, @UHRCUGANDA and the CAT wish to note the following developments by the Ugandan govt (2012 - 2020) that are aimed it realising the full enjoyment of the right to freedom from #torture.

#StopTortureUG #Thread
Legal developments: @Parliament_Ug enactment of the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act, 2012 in Sept. 2012 and the 2017 Regulations were passed in Nov. 2016. This provides for a strong legal framework to combat #torture.


ACTV has also published a simplified guide to Uganda's anti-torture law.

Please see this link:

#StopTortureUG #Uganda @DignityDK
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#Somali ‘de Türkiye’nin desteklediği Somali Merkezi yönetimi dışında Putland, Somaliland, Al Shabab gibi unsurlar bulunmaktadır. Image
#Somali | #Puntland
Afrika’nın altın boynuzunda yer alan #Puntland Somali iç savaşından sonra tek taraflı olarak bağımsızlık ilan etmesine rağmen hiçbir ülke tarafından tanınmamaktadır. Konumundan dolayı #BAE ve Rusya’nın özel ilgisi bulunmaktadır.
#Somalia #Puntland Image
#Somali | #Somaliland

•İngiliz Somalisi olarak bağımsız olan #Somaliland 1960’da İtalyan Somalisi ile birleştikten bir süre sonra iç savaştan sonra 1991’de tek taraflı olarak bağımsızlık ilan etmesine rağmen diğer ülkeler tarafından tanınmamaktadır.

#Somalia #Somaliland Image
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1. To get a better idea of where #Covid19 might be the biggest problem in the short term, I organized this growth rate chart from countries with highest to lowest rate increases over the past 8 days.
2. Among countries with a recent #Covid19 growth rate of 18% or higher between May 17-20 are #Ethiopia, #Brazil, #Bangladesh, #India, #Kenya, #Mexico, #Egypt, #Pakistan, #Congo, #Nigeria, #SouthAfrica, #Columbia, #Iraq, #Afghanistan, #Argentina, & #Sudan.
3. Countries Between 6-18% #Covid19 Growth Rate between May 17-20 Include #Indonesia, #Russia, #Philippines, #USA, #Iran, #Myanmar, #Uganda, #Algeria, #Ukraine, #Canada, & #Poland.
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#PequeñosGrandesHeroes, Capítulo 3️⃣

En esta edición volvemos a cambiar de continente. Estamos en #Africa 🌍 para hablar de un seleccionado que hizo historia en el 2006, #Angola 🇦🇴. Este es un relato triunfal en medio de tantas desgracias. Image
Angola es una nación relativamente joven, ya que se independizó de #Portugal 🇵🇹 en 1975. Si bien es un país rico en yacimientos minerales y petrolíferos, no pudieron disfrutar de los beneficios de esto ya que la guerra civil los atrapó y los hundió en la miseria. Image
La guerra acabaría recién en el 2002, aunque sus secuelas quedarán por siempre en todos aquellos que la han vivido, sea por combatir como por haber perdido a algún ser querido. De hecho, los jugadores de esta historia no quedarían exentos de este dolor... Image
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For International #WorldHeritageDay, a thread about the threat of climate change to these incredible places. Starting off at the Heart of Neolithic #Orkney World Heritage site in #Scotland at one of the world's oldest stone circles, #StonesOfStenness.
Skara Brae at the edge of Skaill Bay on Mainland, Orkney is, one of the best preserved Stone Age villages in Europe but is increasingly under threat from coastal erosion and worsening storms, & the Ring of Brodgar is vulnerable to extreme rainfall.
You can read the Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) assessment recently carried out for the #Orkney sites by @UCSUSA, @jcu, @UHIArchaeology, @HistEnvScot, @ICOMOS & @OrkneyCouncil, & @ICOMOS here:… #CVIheritage
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As we come to terms with the reality that community spread is probably on-going ( and look to what additional measures the government will announce when @KagutaMuseveni addresses the nation again) here are some thoughts on the health crisis and the economic one ( a thread)
#Ugandan families must be told the reality that this virus, should it spread, will overwhelm the normal healthcare system. This means that health workers and resources they use will be depleted. The only way to stave off such a future is for each family to play its role #COVID19
The government owes a duty to be realistic about the prospect of the next several weeks and frank about it. The temptation to treat the #COVID19 pandemic like a global political beauty pageant by neo-nationalists who play to #Uganda’s reputation will not suffice with the virus
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As @KagutaMuseveni rumps up #Uganda’s #COVID19 response, and now that Patient Zero has been reached it is a good time to speak to the state and cost of medical/clinical services and how to work with what we have (thread)
A major issue with public emergency responses put simply is asymmetry. Multiple Organisations working independently and badly coordinated causing a hemorrhage of resources and information. To bridge this gap @MinofHealthUG must receive full support to coordinate all agencies
This is more critical than the money invested in the #COVID19 response since many innovative approaches to dealing with cases will need non-medical partners and cooperation.
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#Covid_19 #Uganda trust #M7 government!!! While distancing my self in WC .. I did an amature research about the arrivals at #Entebbe #Airport & #ethiopianairlines after the closure declared.. with help of @flightradar24 . On friday night, at 01:55 Am. before announcement
Another flight lands at 10:35 Am
At 03:45 PM on Saturday after the announcement, this Flight seems diverted.... and yet to see 02:30 PM flight..
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14 countries have so far used some form of #castransfer and #basicincome program as #coronavirus response.

Here is what we know:

1. #Australia: one-time cash payment $750 to seniors, veterans and low-income people
2. #China: expanding Dibao program’s value and coverage for affected families

3. #Hong-Kong: one-off cash injection to all 7M adult residents

4. #Indonesia: expansions of e-food vouchers by 33% for 6 months
5. #Ireland: sick pay, illness benefit and supplementary benefits for workers affected by virus-related measures

6. #Italy: €600 childcare voucher for workers with children below age of 12

7. #Japan: ¥5,000 vouchers to those loading ¥20,000 for smartphone payments
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“In almost all of the dozen African countries where cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed so far, the cases were imported by travellers who had been in Italy, France, Germany or other European countries.”
#Uganda became the latest country to impose new restrictions on Wednesday when it announced that visitors from 16 countries – including 11 European countries and the United States – would be requested to postpone their travel to Uganda.”
I’ve been on planes sprayed on take off/landing from various countries on the African continent, I’m 👀

“She said her ministry is also considering a plan to spray a disinfectant on all travellers, from head to foot, as they disembark from their aircraft on arrival in Uganda.”
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About 60% of newly emerged & re-emerging pathogens share a common origin: #animals. When we cut down the forests where they live, they roost in our backyards & farms instead. #OneHealth @dirgarambe @mdkimhsdubai @Virologist_11
@dirgarambe @mdkimhsdubai @Virologist_11 #Marburg #virus 1970s-80s: cases in #SouthAfrica & #Kenya. 1998: 2nd biggest outbreak - 154 cases in the #DRCongo. 2005: biggest outbreak - #Angola with 374 cases with 329 deaths (fatality rate: 88%). 2017: outbreak in #Uganda contained through early detection & response.
@dirgarambe @mdkimhsdubai @Virologist_11 #Ebola #virus 2014–16: #outbreak started in #Guinea & moved to #SierraLeone #Liberia - largest since the virus was first discovered in 1976. Current 2018-19 outbreak in eastern #DRCongo (#Zaire species) - highly complex, with insecurity adversely affecting #publichealth response.
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This is a great day for feminists everywhere, pan-African feminists and feminists around the world! A High Court quashed her conviction and sentencing. She has been in prison for a poem deemed “cyber harassment” about #Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni
In August 2019, the feminist scholar, activist and poet was sentenced to 18 months in prison for writing a poem wishing that Museveni’s mother’s birth canal had poisoned him during birth. Read the poem @drstellanyanzi wrote from prison and #BeBoldLikeNyanzi
Dr. Stella Nyanzi is one of my heroes. Her insistence on profanity in the face of patriarchy and dictatorship - the real profanity, the real offense, the real vulgarity - is legendary.

Fuck the patriarchy, everywhere. Fuck dictatorship, everywhere.
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Yours truly, in front of the White House, delivering the response of the Fuck the Patriarchy Party to the #SOTU 🎥 @rerutled
Dr. Stella Nyanzi, a feminist scholar and activist in #Uganda, is a hero of mine. She is in prison for “offending” her country’s longtime dictator. I write about her in the chapter on Profanity in my latest book.

This is not the time for civility, decorum, or courtesy. Fuck That
“We don’t have guns or money. But I can still think and insult and abuse,” Dr. Stella Nyanzi
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Turns out our kids will walk into a new lower secondary school curriculum for #Uganda, when the new term starts next week
#Uganda #Education #NewCurriculumUg #Olevel ALL PHOTOS @Educ_SportsUg @NCDCUg
@Educ_SportsUg @NCDCUg SLOW START: Training of O Level teachers on the New Uganda curriculum to delay opening of 27 schools across the country. FULL LIST here ⬇️
#Uganda #Education #SESEMAT #NewCurriculumUg #Olevel
@Educ_SportsUg @NCDCUg MIN OF EDUCATION: The new curriculum is competence based, emphasizing the learner to be at the center of learning. It focuses on learning out outcomes and aims at producing a holistic learner.
#Uganda #Education #SESEMAT #NewCurriculumUg #Olevel
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Here is UN noon briefing Inner City Press is banned from for 570th day. @UN_Spokesperson Farhan Haq, while withholding info on UN rapes, just said @AntonioGuterres met Facebook chief in Davos. About what, #WhatsApp? 10 questions in, no answers, thread
@UN_Spokesperson @antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Now @UN_Spokesperson Farhan Haq on Cameroon, a UNSG @AntonioGuterres failure where he took gold statue and favors to remain silent on slaughter of Anglophones, just bragged that UN envoy Francois Lonseny Fail was there for five days - but answer no questions.
@UN_Spokesperson @antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @NeverAgainGC @Beatriceijang @CMRNewsAgency Banned Inner City Press asked, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on reports from #Uganda that Omara Bonny, an ally of @HEBobiwine and People Power organizer, has been murdered. His hands were bound and his body "bore marks of severe torture."
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Here is the UN noon briefing Inner City Press is banned from for 569th day by corrupt UNSG @AntonioGuterres - this @UN_Spokesperson Haq has refused Press Qs on UN rapes, and today 10 more Qs, on #Uganda, @HEBobiWine, #Indonesia, #LuandaLeaks - no answers - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @HEBobiwine @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Still nothing on #LuandaLeaks from @AntonioGuterres who took Angola dos Santos money to run for UNSG - but his @UN_Spokesperson Farhan Haq brags that he doesn't use WhatsApp.

But Guterres still loves Saudi MBS, like Cameroon's Biya...
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @HEBobiwine @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press asked what are the comments & actions if any of SG Guterres on reports from Uganda that Omara Bonny, an ally of @HEBobiwine and People Power organizer, has been murdered. He was found with hands bound & body "bore marks of severe torture."
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