Wednesday, December 31, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR -These will take us into the New Year

Happy New Year villagers.

I haven't been fortunate enough to watch Burundi Drummers in person but I hear they are spectacular. Move over China.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Asians Returning to Uganda



Uganda is my adoptive country and I call it home since I grew up mostly there and managed to stay alive.

We had that little stint with Idi Amin that has been grossly exaggerated by the Western Media. 300,000 people were never killed (that figure came out of some one's beind. Even the UN has no exact data) by Idi Amin's regime and all those stories of cannibalism are just fantasies of the Western Media.
Anyway, Idi Amin's notoriety has stayed partly alive because he expelled the Asians.
What the Western Media failed to Note is that as Brutal as Idi Amin was said to be, no single Indian was killed during that expulsion. And also what they refuse to highlight was the brutal system that was being established. That of Asians as the middle and Upper Class and Africans as the servant class. To Ugandans Idi Amin is a hero for having halted that process. he is often placed next to Hitler. I believe Hitler killed Millions of Jews while to my knowledge, I am not aware of a single Indian that was killed during his economic war.
Today the Government of Museveni is encouraging those Asians that left to return and they have. Some have learnt from the lessons of the past. Those that went to Europe an Canada seem to be more open minded and don't take the Africans for granted, while those directly from India are coming in with their Caste mentality and treating Africans the way the Asians of the 1970s did. They didn't go through the experience and so seem not to be aware of African anger. I sense a future conflict if the Asian community does not come together to address the issues.

Anyway this came from some You tube videos I have come across made by Indians encouraging others around the world to go to Uganda which is their Land of Opportunity. These videos run with the rather annoying theme of woo is us Indians. Only the Fronline Documentary which was made by an Indian takes a critical look at how Indians behaved towards the Africans

Here they are.



Here is a Front Line documentary of a return of Asians
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/rough/2007/05/uganda_the_retu.html

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas to all Villagers and to those trolling

Its the season to give and so here I go with some of the wacky vidoes of African dances I came across.
I thought I had seen some of the strangest but this one takes the cake. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone.



One of the perks of being the King of the Baganda is that artists will foever serenade you.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

White men attacked

I am really feeling for the White men on this one. As a Black woman, being degraded in the media has become routine and though I am still severly disturbed by it, its kind of relieving to see that we have white men joining us on the block too.

Friday, December 12, 2008

MICHELLE OBAMA UNDER ATTACK



Its stories like this that make one realize that, as a black woman, no matter how much you achieve, this society has a fixed image of you. If its not a mammy, its an angry black woman, a Sapphire, Jezebel and for racist white men (and many black men), a punching bag. A reminder to black women to never forget who you are and learn to appreciate yourself. It looks like no one else out there is going to.

E-mail about Michelle Obama's dress puts Canyon official in the hot seat

Canyon County Commissioner Steve Rule is coming under fire for circulating an e-mail that compares Michelle Obama's election-night dress to a black widow spider.

An online reporter posted an article about the e-mail Wednesday, calling it racist and outrageous. Rule says he didn't see it as racist but realizes now it was inappropriate to forward that message from his county computer.

Jill Kuraitis of New West.net obtained a printed copy of the e-mail, which Rule received from a family member then forwarded to 26 people from his county e-mail account on Dec. 2.

Kuraitis said the e-mail features a photo of a black widow spider next to a photo of Michelle Obama in a black and red dress holding her elder daughter's hand at the election-night event where Barack Obama accepted his election as the next president of the United States. Featuring boldface and underlines for emphasis, the e-mail reads, in part: "The female has a very wide backside, is Black, and has a red hour glass shaped marking on her belly You can find this spider in: Closets, Wood piles, Under Beds And soonTHE WHITE HOUSE!!!!"

Kuraitis decried the message as racist, noting that it emphasizes the word "black" and plays into racial stereotypes.

"I didn't see it that way," Rule told the Idaho Statesman. "I didn't study the e-mail I just thought the markings on her dress was very similar to that of the spider, and I thought it was kind of funny. For me, it was all about the dress."

"But apparently it offended some people, and I'm sorry," he said.

Rule, a Republican who was unopposed for re-election on November's ballot, said a relative sent the message to his private e-mail address but he forwarded it from his official e-mail to people who had sent him humorous e-mails in the past.

Canyon County has an e-mail policy that states county e-mail accounts "are to be used for job-related communications only," but that policy applies only to county employees, not to elected officials, county spokeswoman Angie Sillonis said. Commissioners and other elected officials must abide by state code, but Sillonis said she could find no state law that prohibited an action such as the e-mail forwarded by Rule.

She said the commissioners' office has not received any complaints about the e-mail.

Rule vowed not to send other e-mails from his county computer unless the message is related to county business.

"It's probably a good wake-up call for me and for all county and state employees," he said.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

African Satirist claims Obama is his relative


Obama is from Nebbi-Henry Sagara


I just learned last Wednesday morning that Barack Obama is a relative of mine. I swear I am not making this up; I am reliably informed by my grand-auntie that Barack is actually my relative. I have no reason to doubt this auntie because she has been around for sometime (her breast milk is powdered!), she always tells the truth….by accident, and she is not a historian, but history itself!


I always wondered why my pals told me that I look like Obama until the old woman sang to me that the Luo in Kenya are actually from West Nile; I know you doubt this but let me give you their history according to my grand-auntie.

About three millennia ago, a one Obama Nyo Mubarak (Barack’s great, great granny) happened to be a resident of Panyimur (my village). Due to drought in the area then, he decided to relocate to a place with greener pastures so that his goats would graze, and travelled through Pubungu, via Lake Kyoga to Kisumu, and settled in K’Ogelo, siring some kids with some local “birds”.

One of his kids later bore a one Hussein Obama (Father of Barack), who later migrated to Hawaii and later Chicago, and on his way there, he begot a son and named him Baraka Obama… (Baraka means luck and Okubama means to bump into) and this lucky son was supposed to bump into the White House.

In a nutshell, this humble man from Nebbi embarked on the longest journey in history, a journey that took 4 millennia from a humble village in Nebbi to the White House. Now I hear Kenyans are celebrating… Well, let them celebrate; I hear they know Obama’s history, but for me I know her-story (yes, my auntie’s story!).

Now that we all know that Obama is from Nebbi; let me take you through our cultural norms: You don’t cross the river without stepping on a goats… er…er balls. For that matter, I am donating a goat to be slaughtered on the steps of the White House before he gets in, and then after that, we can re-paint the house black! We are also going to rename Airforce One Abiba-One (Abiba is a kite in my language) and then we are going to start exporting angara and pedu to the American market, an AGOA of sorts.

The only thing we have to change from the Black House (formerly White House) is the Oval Office’ name; Bill Clinton exposed this office so everybody knows what happens there, so we call it the Cigar Room!

As of today, I consider myself an American citizen; I mean, when your relative is the American President, you automatically become an American.

You may call me McSaggy and call the Archbishop Owrombey Henry Lukeman! I am working on the accent bit and also trying to get the pronunciation for PENNISLYVANIA Avenue right. I know some Kenyan Luo are baying for my blood but wait, you can’t have everything, you have the Prime-Minister’s post already…What more do you want?

As for McCain, I think he should consider standing for President of Uganda… He’s a war hero, he knows how to attack his opponents on a personal level, he has a bald head, and he also has a vision. Typical candidate for Uganda’s Presidency come 2011! He only has to get citizenship and learn how to say ageende without an accent!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Belgian Couple sold baby over internet.


The couple who sold their newborn baby on the internet were from the Belgium town of Ghent


Is this the effect of the global economic downturn? The icing on the cake on this story is that its not illegal to sell babies in the Netherlands. Okay those Dutch are known to be very liberal with prostitution and drugs but this???!!!


Dutch 'internet baby' case opens - from the BBC

A Dutch court is hearing the case of a Dutch couple's alleged illegal adoption of a baby over the internet from a couple in Belgium.

The court in Zwolle is considering who should have custody of the baby, reportedly sold for thousands of euros.

The case was brought by the Dutch Child Protection Council, which says the Dutch couple violated adoption rules.

It says the baby should be placed in the care of a "neutral foster family" - with no ties to either of the couples.

Kees Dijkman, a spokesman for the council, told BBC News that the Dutch couple had "stolen a child's identity" by breaking the international rules of adoption. He said that could be very damaging to the baby in the future.

Couple 'feeling bad'

The case of the baby - known only as "Baby J" - was brought to light by the Dutch TV programme Netwerk in a recent broadcast.

It said the baby had been born in Belgium's northern city of Ghent in the summer.

The Belgian couple - who already had a child - then decided to sell the baby because they could not afford to raise two children, Netwerk said.

It then informed the Dutch justice ministry about its investigation, and the case was brought to the Zwolle court by the Dutch Child Protection Council.

A lawyer for the Belgian couple this week told Belgium's VTM television that they felt bad about their decision and now wanted their baby back.

Prosecutors in Ghent have also opened an inquiry into an alleged false declaration of identity, following reports that the Dutch couple had registered the baby with the Belgian authorities.