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Urgency is now required in Uganda

In Tearing Ourselves Apart on February 23, 2010 at 6:26 pm

by Sokari Ekine, Black Looks

In April 1994, Rwandan radio broadcast daily programmes calling on all Hutus to kill the Tutsis. The broadcasts went like this….

“Why do we hate the Tutsis? They are cockroaches…Rwanda is Hutuland. We are the majority. Tutsis are the minority. Hutus must kill all the Tutsis…Stay alert – watch your neighbours.”

In a chilling reminder of those broadcasts, yesterday Rainbow Uganda reported that two Ugandan radio stations had called on Ugandans to kill or attack any known Gay person. Read the rest of this entry »


Wizard of the Crow Comes to South Africa….

In we shall be the prey and the vulture on February 23, 2010 at 6:23 pm

24 hour nightmare for waving away the president

16 February 2010

by Anna Majavu, The Sowetan

Jogger told: you insulted the president

A Cape Town student says his life has been “destroyed” after he was arrested last week for “waving away” President Jacob Zuma’s noisy, blue-light convoy. Read the rest of this entry »

The land that wouldn’t lie

In The Politics of Politics on February 5, 2010 at 9:52 am

by Peter Hallward, The New Statesman,  28 January 2010

The Haitian people overthrew slavery, uprooted dictators and foreign military rule, and elected a liberation theologian as president. The west has made them pay for their audacity
After weeks of intense media attention, some of the causes of Haiti’s glaring poverty are obvious: years of chronic underinvestment, disadvantageous terms of trade, deforestation, soil erosion. What is less well understood is that – natural disasters aside – the fundamental reasons for Haiti’s current destitution originate as responses to Haitian strength, rather than as the result of Haitian weakness, corruption or incompetence. Read the rest of this entry »

South African Government delivers an ominous message by sending Qwelane to Uganda

In Tearing Ourselves Apart on February 4, 2010 at 5:44 am

by Raymond Suttner, The Cape Times

At the moment Jon Qwelane is in the middle of controversy for being appointed Ambassador to Uganda.

Before focusing on the present, let us rewind to the 1980s when Qwelane was a reporter for the Star. At that time a fake priest, Ebenezer Maqina, purporting to represent the Azanian People’s Organisation (Azapo), who later disowned him, repeatedly claimed attacks by United Democratic Front (UDF) supporters. He was awarded honours by cities and similar recognition. Read the rest of this entry »