FELIX ANDREW KAWEESI 

Here at this final hour in this quiet place lwango has come to bid farewell to one of its brightest hope extinguished now and gone from us forever.
The Felix I knew despite his succes and countrywide fame still wondered am I good enough, am I pretty enough, will they like me? It was a burden that made him great and part that caused him to stumble in the end.
Felix if you could hear me now, I would tell you, you weren’t just good enough,  you were great, you weren’t just pretty you were as handsome as a Man could be. People didn’t just like you FELIX *they loved you* ! 
And now Your gone too soon leaving us with memories, memories of the little Man who came out 17 years ago in front of the ones that loved you first, infront of the ones that loved you best, and loved you the longest.  
What you did is the rarest of achievements. You set the bars so high that professional officers will now only want to be like you! Dreaming of being you some day!
ALL those young men who are dreaming that dream; may be thinking they aren’t good enough!
I think Felix would tel you guard your bodies and guard your precious miracle of your own life. And be the best of your self. You will make your self wonders and you will create something so perfect. 
FELIX always asked whether Will be remembered and yes you will be.
SO OFF YOU GO, FELIX OFF YOU GO.
REST IN PEACE COMRADE 
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LEGAL LESSONS 

​LEGAL LESSONS 
“THE LAW ANDPRISONERS”  PART 2
WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY ABOUT PRISONERS
The 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda provides that ‘no person shall be deprived of personal liberty’ except for certain cases such as: 

• execution of a sentence or order of court, 

• preventing the spread of an infectious or contagious disease, 

• the case of a person of unsound mind, 

• for purposes of preventing unlawful entry into the country, upon reasonable suspicion of his or her having committed or being about to commit a criminal offence under the laws of Uganda, among others. 
Ask questions inquiries among others.
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**THE LAW AND PRISONERS SERIES PART I**

HOW TO GET A PERSON RELEASED FROM POLICE CUSTODY BEFORE TRIAL:

Usually, when a person is arrested, such a person is taken to Police before being produced before Court. Under the law, a person is not supposed to spend longer than 48 hours in jail before being taken to Court. 
However, as we all know, sometimes this does not happen, and in some cases, people are known to spend up to 4 years in prison before being brought to Court. 
Now, if you or a person you know has spent longer than 48 hours in police cells, then under the law, you can ask for the following remedies. 
These are called Pre-trial remedies and include; 
1. POLICE BOND: 
– You can ask for this orally at the Police station.
– Under the law, Bond is free of charge. 
– Usually given by the Officer in charge of the station
2. UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE:
– You can ask for this when a person has spent more than 48 hours in police cells. 
– This remedy is a bit complicated so we suggest that you get a Lawyer to help you draft the documents. 
– Unlike the Police Bond, when it comes to Unconditional Release, you will need a certain document called a “Notice of Motion” accompanied by an “Affidavit(read as— affideyvit) in support”.
3. COURT BOND:
– This is the rarest of all these remedies. 
– Basically, it happens when a Magistrate’s Court issues an arrest warrant, and the person to be arrested instead presents Bond, which will be like a kind of security to ensure that the person will attend Court in future. 
Ask questions inquiries among others. 

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THE RICH MAN, YOUNG “BELLE”, AND SOME LEGAL LESSONS ABOUT MARRIAGE
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Once upon a time, a certain rich and powerful man met a young and beautiful woman. They started “seeing each other” and during this time, he gave her everything she ever wanted, including a car, house and “real love”.
However, things did not go according to plan, mbu, because the rich man still had unfinished business relating to a divorce he was going through. Now, this young woman left the rich man, and found a young man somewhere and decided to get married. 
The young man and young girl invited relatives and friends for a traditional marriage in her village, but alast, this was not to be, because the rich man could not let such a thing happen. So, the young girl and her young man friend secretly left the country and went and got married out of the country. 
Ladies and gentlemen, this marks the end of today’s story telling session, but before we end, here are a few lessons you can learn. 
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1. Under the law, everyone is free to interact with whoever they wish to interact with even as boyfriend, girlfriend etc. This is a fundamental element of Uganda’s constitution.
2. In Uganda, if you are not married, then you are only friends and the law does not recognize, nor protect such a relationship. 
3. If you rightly think someone is your wife, and such a person is getting married to another person, then the right procedure is not to get armed men to storm and disorganize the wedding from taking place, but rather to go to court and stop the wedding, which includes getting something called a Caveat. 
Now, if a wedding goes ahead with a Caveat in place, such a wedding is invalid.
4. If you married someone in church, or under a civil marriage, then you are not allowed to marry anyone else. If you so wish, then you first have to divorce your current husband/ wife. 
5. If you marry someone under customary marriage, or Islamic marriage, then you are allowed to marry more than one person, this means you will not need to divorce your current partner.
6. Marriages outside the country will be considered lawful in Uganda as long as they were lawful in the country in which they were carried out. However, this means that in case of a divorce, then most likely, such a divorce will be carried out in the country in which the marriage took place, unless the persons have lived in Uganda for a long time and become residents. 
7. Finally, no matter how long you have lived together, or how much money you have spent on a partner, there still is no marriage unless a formal marriage ceremony has taken place. 
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Ladies and Gentlemen, this here marks the end of today’s lesson but if you have any further questions on marriages, boyfriends and girlfriends, please do feel free to share with me.
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MUAMMAR AL-GADDAFI 

​Muammar Al-Gaddafi inherited one of the poorest nations in Africa; however, by the time he was assassinated, Gaddafi’s policies had turned Libya into Africa’s most prosperous nation. Libya had the highest GDP per capita and highest life expectancy in Africa. Less people lived below the poverty line than in the Netherlands.
Gaddafi was instrumental to the creation of the African Union, so much so that the initial resolution of the African union the ‘Sirte Declaration’ was signed in the birthplace of Gaddafi, Sirte. Despite Libya being a small nation, Mr Gaddafi paid one quarter of the African Union’s bills. Now the African Union has been reduced to begging the European Union for funds to keep the lights on. Perhaps, Gaddafi’s greatest crime, in the eyes of Nato, was his desire for a strong and United States of Africa.
In fact, in August 2011, President Obama confiscated US$30 billion from Libya’s Central Bank, which Gaddafi reserved for the establishment of an African Central Bank. Over the last decade, while China’s investment in Africa has risen 10-fold, America has used the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) to establish 10 new military bases on the continent. While China invests in free trade, America tightens its military control. We should all agree that Africa does not need more guns and soldiers; however, the one thing America still forces upon Africa is more guns and soldiers!
Col Gaddafi stood as a major obstacle to Washington’s military expansion on the continent. Any African government that America offered money to host an AFRICOM military base, Gaddafi would offer double that amount, in order to get them to refuse! 
In contrast, the new regime in Libya has recently expressed interest in hosting a new US military base. For AFRICOM the assasination of Gaddafi on the 20th October 2011 was an acomplishment. The objective was not to help the Libyan people, who had the highest standard of living in Africa, but to depose Gaddafi, prevent the establishment of the ‘African Dinar’, install a Western-controlled central bank, and gain control of Libya’s natural resources.
Perhaps, the greatest legacy of Gaddafi’s life was the manner of his death. He did not look for a sacrificial lamb, but instead chose to be one himself. As Caesar Zvayi of Zimbabwe once remarked, “while Muammar Gaddafi may lie in an unmarked grave in the desert somewhere, he lives on in the hearts and minds of progressive Libyans and Africans”.
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TIES OF A BLACK MAN. 

​When Leopold II of Belgium ascended to the throne in 1865, he had great ambitions of building an overseas empire, and was convinced, like most statesmen of his time, that a nation’s greatness was directly proportional to the resources it could extract from those colonies.
He disguised his business transactions as “philanthropic” and “scientific” efforts under the banner of the International African Society and used slave labor to extract Congolese resources and services. His reign was enforced through work camps, body mutilations, torture, executions, and his own private army.
The world’s largest plantation, registering at 76 times the size of Belgium, possessed rich mineral and agricultural resources and lost nearly half of its population by the time the first census counted only 10 million people living there in 1924.
It seems that when you kill ten million Africans — you aren’t called ‘Hitler’, your name never comes to symbolize the living incarnation of evil, and your picture doesn’t produce fear, hatred, and sorrow — rather your crimes are simply swept under the historical rug and the victims of colonialism/imperialism remain forever voiceless.
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Biography of Thomas Sankara.

Today we felt like sharing something about one of greatest sons of Africa

Biography of Thomas Sankara.

Thomas Sankara was Burkina Faso’s president from August 1983 until his assassination on October 15, 1987. Perhaps, more than any other African president in living memory, Thomas Sankara, in four years, transformed Burkina Faso from a poor country, dependent on aid, to an economically independent and socially progressive nation.

Thomas Sankara began by purging the deeply entrenched bureaucratic and institutional corruption in Burkina Faso.

He slashed the salaries of ministers and sold off the fleet of exotic cars in the president’s convoy, opting instead for the cheapest brand of car available in Burkina Faso, Renault 5. His salary was $450 per month and he refused to use the air conditioning units in his office, saying that he felt guilty doing so, since very few of his country people could afford it.

Thomas Sankara would not let his portrait be hung in offices and government institutions in Burkina Faso, because every Burkinabe is a Thomas Sankara, he declared. Sankara changed the name of the country from the colonially imposed Upper Volta to Burkina Faso, which means land of upright men.

Thomas Sankara’s achievements are numerous and can only be summarized briefly; within the first year of his leadership, Sankara embarked on an unprecedented mass vaccination program that saw 2.5 million Burkinabe children vaccinated. From an alarming 280 deaths for every 1,000 births, infant mortality was immediately slashed to below 145 deaths per 1,000 live births. Sankara preached self-reliance, he banned the importation of several items into Burkina Faso, and encouraged the growth of the local industry. It was not long before Burkinabes were wearing 100% cotton sourced, woven and tailored in Burkina Faso. From being a net importer of food, Thomas Sankara began to aggressively promote agriculture in Burkina Faso, telling his country people to quit eating imported rice and grain from Europe, said, “let us consume what we ourselves control,” he emphasized.

In less than 4 years, Burkina Faso became self-sufficient in foods production through the redistribution of lands from the hands of corrupt chiefs and land owners to local farmers, and through massive irrigation and fertilizer distribution programs. Thomas Sankara utilized various policies and government assistance to encourage Burkinabes to get education. In less than two years as a president, school attendance jumped from about 10% to a little below 25%, thus overturning the 90% illiteracy rate he met upon assumption of office.

Living way ahead of his time, within 12 months of his leadership, Sankara vigorously pursued a reforestation program that saw over 10 million trees planted around the country in order to push back the encroachment of the Sahara Desert. Uncommon at the time he lived, Sankara stressed women empowerment and campaigned for the dignity of women in a traditional patriarchal society. He also employed women in several government positions and declared a day of solidarity with housewives by mandating their husbands to take on their roles for 24 hours.

A personal fitness enthusiast, Sankara encouraged Burkinabes to be fitted and was regularly seen jogging unaccompanied on the streets of Ouagadougou; his waistline remained the same throughout his tenure as president.

In 1987, during a meeting of African leaders under the auspices of the Organization of African Unity, Thomas Sankara tried to convince his peers to turn their backs on the debt owed western nations. According to him, “debt is a cleverly managed reconquest of Africa. It is a reconquest that turns each one of us into a financial slave.” He would not request for, nor accept aid from the west, noting that “…welfare and aid policies have only ended up disorganizing us, subjugating us, and robbing us of a sense of responsibility for our own economic, political, and cultural affairs. We chose to risk new paths to achieve greater well-being.”

Thomas Sankara was a pan-Africanist who spoke out against apartheid, telling French President Jacques Chirac, during his visit to Burkina Faso, that it was wrong for him to support the apartheid government and that he must be ready to bear the consequences of his actions. Sankara’s policies and his unapologetic anti-imperialist stand made him an enemy of France, Burkina Faso’s former colonial master. He spoke truth to power fearlessly and paid with his life. Upon his assassination, his most valuable possessions were a car, a refrigerator, three guitars, motorcycles, a broken down freezer and about $400 in cash.

Few young Africans have ever heard of Thomas Sankara. In reality, it is not the assassination of Thomas Sankara that has dealt a lethal blowed to Africa and Africans; it is the assassination of his memory, as manifested in the indifference to his legacy, in the lack of constant reference to his ideals and ideas by Africans, by those who know and those who should know. Among physical and mental dirt and debris lie Africa’s heroes while the younger generations search in vain for role models from among their kind. Africans have therefore, internalized self-abhorrence and the convictions of innate incapability to bring about transformation. Transformation must runs contrary to the African’s DNA, many Africans subconsciously believe.

Africans are not given to celebrating their own heroes, but this must change. It is a colonial legacy that was instituted to establish the inferiority of the colonized and justify colonialism. It was a strategic policy that ensured that Africans celebrated the heroes of their colonial masters, but not that of Africa. Fifty years and counting after colonialism ended, Africa’s curriculum must now be redrafted to reflect the numerous achievements of Africans.

The present generation of Africans is thirsty, searching for where to draw the moral, intellectual and spiritual courage to effect change. The waters to quench the thirst, as other continents have already established, lies fundamentally in history – in Africa’s forbears, men, women and children who experienced much of what most Africans currently experience, but who chose to toe a different path. The media, entertainment industry, civil society groups, writers, institutions and organizations must begin to search out and include African role models, case studies and examples in their contents.

For Africans, the strength desperately needed for the transformation of the continent cannot be drawn from World Bank and IMF policies, from aid and assistance obtained from China, India, the United States or Europe. The strength to transform Africa lies in the foundations laid by uncommon heroes like Thomas Sankara; a man who showed Africa and the world that with a single minded pursuit of purpose, the worst can be made the best, and in record time too.

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TIES OF A BLACK MAN

Where as we are praying, for France do not forget to pray for that South African lady Sarah Baartman whose body was in French zoos being used as an exhibition.

During her living days she was sexually abused and would be forced to walk naked in the streets of Paris and every white would just touch her Body or have sex with her . She would be used in lectures as exhibition of how the Body of a Black lady looks like and even today the French people believe the clitoris of a Black women has demons.
Some psychological thoughts believe that was the beginning of lack of confidence by most Black women.

Do not also forget to pray for the 18000 chopped heads of Africans who were beheaded during French colonisation of the Francophone countries. As am writing here these thousands of African bodies are hanged in French Museums as exhibitions of French Colonial supremacy.

The white supremacy  has caused gender imbalance, racism and every sot of had life to the human race.  And Martin Luther King said God is not interested in the supremacy of a white or black race God is interested in equality of every one and the creation of the society.

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HAITI and SLAVERY.

Did you French flag-waving Negro’s know after Haiti fought and won its independence from France, France demanded 150 million francs for lost of slaves and land? They also demanded this money because they claimed they trained the Haitians via slavery. Out of the “goodness” of their heart France reduced the debt to 90 million francs to be paid over a period of 30 years to compensate former Masters (plantation owners) who had lost their slaves and land. Haiti refused to pay its oppressor so the U.S became France “goons” and invaded France in 1915 and enforced this debt. Haiti never recovered.
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CCM WINS IN TANZANIA.

CCM WINS IN TANZANIA.

defeating a sitting poitical party has always been the greatest problem any opposition  political party has faced!.

In Japan the sitting political party has ruled Japan for more than 50 years . ANC in South Africa has ruled south Africans since indepence in 1993 today CCM wins elections again but putting on anther president .

What does this supposed to mean.
The Uganda opposition was clearly watching the Tanzania elections with a keen eye because it was going to be a very good example to the Ugandans following the 2016 polls.

The fact remains where as the opposition  can in any country can have a joint candidate against the sitting political party it is always hard to win a sitting government . A sitting government always can mobilise a very big number of supporters and also it always has a lot of beneficiaries that’s in America it is so hard for one political party  more than 8 years in powers. Because the two political parties in America have a lot of beneficiaries and support which isn’t the same in Uganda where the the dominate opposition political parties have never tested power.

CCM wining has left a lot of questions in Uganda for example .

1) if opposition send some candidate can they defeat a sitting political party .

2) if opposition fails to send a single candidate can they afford to win a united sitting political party.

Here is an answer. Where as opposition has a lot of support  but still a sitting government has also support. Unlike in lybia where gadhafi has removed elections here is Uganda we have elections which requires u to work and deliver to the public such that when it comes to election who have marketed your self very well. In lybia which is a case point to very opposition activists. There was no election and gadhafi never went back to the public to here they problems in order to seek a re-election.

Where there is an election process the sitting party can use that process to convince the public that it has done it’s best which I think this it will do even this time which means the people still have a choice to make unlike the way it way in Lybia which made them to go onto the streets simply because they have never voted in their entire life . Today in Uganda opposition is competiting with a party which has been in field for the last 30years . And basing on what has happened in Tanzania still it means where opposition can have support but still a ruling political party has got the dominate support.

Let us test the toughness of democracy.  In democracy it’s only the vote of the majority which means even if u r defeated with one vote your called a losser despite the fact that you have a bug number of following . It is the same which has happened in Tanzania

HERE COMES A QUESTION IS THE UGANDA OPPOSITION YET TO FACE THE TOUGHNESS OF DEMOCRACY OR IT CAN MAKE NEE HISTORY. AND IT WIN A RULING POLITICAL PARTY?

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