Friday, 29 February 2008


Often people are guilty of not paying much attention to fashion, but our clothing reveals a great deal about our personalities too.

No doubt about it, guys, your choice in clothes can attract women. The problem, though, is you'll probably attract the wrong kind of women if you dress a certain way
Surprisingly, clothing isn't just a modern issue. When Jesus was teaching about having faith in God to provide, he said:
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?" (Matthew 6:28-30)

Thursday, 28 February 2008


Today Amnesty international staged a demostration at the Kenya High commission in London about the cris in kenya.Amnesty International urged Kenya's leaders to ensure the human rights of Kenyan people are protected.
An international day of public and online action this month will demonstrate solidarity with the people of Kenya and call on the Kenyan government to protect people from politically-motivated and ethnic violence.

On 27 February, people showed their outrage at the continuing human rights abuses in Kenya in a series of events organised by Amnesty International; including an online Facebook action and a series of street demonstrations.

Amnesty International's recent visit to Kenya found evidence of unlawful killings, the ethnically targeted forced relocation and burning of homes by armed militias, excessive use of force by security officials, sexual violence against women and girls, and violations of freedom of expression and assembly.

Amnesty International has also documented death threats against human rights defenders and activists.
Subsequent violence has seen increasingly organised attacks by ethnic militia and youth gangs against people of Kikuyu ethnicity, which has led to retaliatory attacks by Kikuyu militias and youth gangs.

Amnesty International called on the Kenyan government to protect the people of Kenya, many of whom have endured unrelenting suffering in the last two months.

The death toll includes hundreds shot dead by police, who were deployed to quell the post-election violence and break up mass protests against the election called by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) opposition party.

Kenyan leaders must end the cycle of impunity that perpetuates the politically motivated violence in Kenya.

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Wednesday, 27 February 2008

mama nyerere

mama nyerere, the wife of mwalimu julius Nyerere [green robes] with the wife of the Prime Minister mrs Pinda

Monday, 25 February 2008

the dialogue


Raila tries to involve Nigeria in talks Story by Tony Eluemunor, SUNDAY NATION CORRESPONDENT, West Africa Publication Date: 2/24/2008
Nigeria may have been urged to quietly join the efforts to return peace to Kenya.
In an unannounced visit, ODM leader Raila Odinga held private talks with Nigeria’s immediate past President, Olusegun Obasanjo, asking him to urge President Umaru Yar’Adua to bring Nigeria’s might to bear on the disputants in Kenya to embrace peace by reaching a quick accord.
Though full details of his visit were being kept top secret, as the meeting was unannounced, sources said Mr Obasanjo’s efforts to arrange a meeting between Mr Odinga and President Yar’Adua failed.
According to a source close to Mr Obasanjo, all through Friday, Mr Odinga remained in Otta, near Lagos, Nigeria’s economic capital, as he got no approval to visit Abuja for an audience with Yar’Adua.
Few details have emerged on why President Yar’Adua would not have audience with him for now.
First, Mr Obasanjo did not clear with the President before inviting Mr Odinga. So the right protocols were not followed. Secondly, the Nigerian President would not want to be siding with anyone , so it would only hold talks with a side in the crisis if it has plans to also meet with the other.
Also, Nigeria has not made peace moves independent of the African Union, another source added. It is unlikely that Mr Obasanjo would join the former UN boss, Mr Kofi Annan, in the peace negotiations.
Mr Obasanjo’s failed attempt to elongate his tenure by arm-twisting the National Assembly to grant him a constitutional amendment failed last year.
After that, he presided over a terribly flawed election, that was globally condemned. Were it not for this, Mr Obasanjo could have helped solve the Kenyan problem.

Sunday, 24 February 2008

BARAKA OBAMA with his Family[kenya side]
Young Baraka Obama

Young Barack Obama

Missing out
Sa'a Ali, 13, from Fikaji village used to collect water from this pond.
Credit: WaterAid / Suzanne Porter

In Fikaji village in the Bauchi State of central Nigeria, Sa'a Ali and her community used to have no access to safe, clean water, putting them at risk of illness and disease.
Sa'a knows the pain of missing out. When we visited her she told us, "I have to collect water three times a day for my family. It is my duty to make sure the container for water at home isn't empty." Sa'a is just 13.
Before WaterAid worked with her community, Sa'a faced a daily choice. To fetch water she could walk to a river nearly an hour away where the water was not clean.
Or she could collect her family's water from a muddy pond which was much closer and a less tiring journey for her. The water there was even dirtier than the river and was shared with animals and unknown germs. Tragically the pond was the community's main water source.
Thanks to people like you, the villagers of Fikaji now have new hope. They have recently finished digging a well to provide the whole community with safe, clean water. They also have sanitary latrines and are learning the value of good hygiene practices.
The new pump installed in Birnin Gaye, Bauchi State, Nigeria
In nearby Birnin Gaye, also in Nigeria's Bauchi State, the community has also worked with WaterAid to install a simple pump providing safe, clean water to the 400 villagers. Before the pump, the women of Birnin Gaye had no choice but to collect water from a dangerous muddy river or a dry hole. In the dry season, women would spend countless hours digging in the sand every day, searching for water.
Adana Haruna lives in Birnin Gaye. She recalls:
"My family got cholera and other sicknesses from drinking this water. One of my children died from it. Virtually every month one of my children would get sick. I would have to spend a day taking them to the clinic 14 kilometres away."
We're so glad we were able to help Adana, Sa'a, and their communities. But unfortunately for every community we reach, there are still others missing out.
Please help today by giving a gift. With your help we will help more of the world's poorest people gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education in the 17 countries where we work.

Saturday, 23 February 2008

The new citizenship law

Uganda to export nurses to Europe
UGANDA could soon start exporting nurses to formally work in Europe under a new Commonwealth-crafted initiative endorsed at an international professional's convention in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, yesterday.The Pan-Commonwealth conference on trade in professional services also selected neighbouring Kenya, Malawi and Mauritius as the only other African countries to pilot the scheme. At least 30 nurses from each of the beneficiary countries stand to get four-year work placements, mainly in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland but the number of beneficiaries could be varied in subsequent years.

HEALTH MINISTER: MallingaDr Michael Davenport, an expert hired by the Commonwealth Secretariat to assemble the proposal, explained that the European countries would partner with and finance training of the targeted African health workers who, upon graduation, would then be seconded to relocate overseas.It is envisaged the cross-continental arrangement would be a win-win situation where African nurses are offered better paying jobs and professional mentoring while they work to bridge the glaring labour shortage afflicting the health sector in Europe.[source :The monitor]

Ayoub mzee at the Home office briefing
Major changes proposed to the way foreign nationals achieve British citizenship.

Ayoub mzee with the HOME OFFICE minister for immigration during an interview
That research found that most people want new residents to speak English, pay their way, obey the law and give something back to their communities.

HON David Lammy MP David Lammy is the Member of Parliament for Tottenham, Minister for Skills in the new Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.

A government green paper released today - The path to citizenship (new window) - proposes to build on those suggestions, starting with a 'citizenship contract' that would set out each new citizen's rights and responsibilities.
My co presenter Davon Knusden with the minister
Key elements are:
Other proposed changes include:
creating a three-stage route to citizenship, including a new 'probationary period'
requiring immigrants to either show that they've contributed something to the UK, or leave the country
denying public benefits to immigrants who haven't received full citizenship

requiring immigrants to prove they can speak English
barring those convicted of serious crimes from receiving citizenship
requiring those convicted of minor crimes to spend more time on citizenship probation
requiring immigrants to contribute to a fund devoted to managing the impact of immigration
speeding the citizenship process for immigrants who get involved in their local communities through volunteering

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said the proposals were 'clear and fair.'
'The rights and benefits of citizenship will be available to those who can demonstrate a commitment to our shared values, and a willingness to contribute to the community,' she said. 'This is a country of liberty and tolerance, opportunity and diversity - and these values are reinforced by the expectation that all who live here should learn our language, play by the rules, obey the law and contribute to the community.'

GORDON BROWN, the british Prime Minister said:

"The vision of British citizenship that I believe in - and that I believe will make us even prouder of Britain - is founded on a unifying idea of rights matched with responsibilities. And I want also to describe what that concept of citizenship means for managing migration: that for people coming to Britain, and wanting to become British, citizenship should not only be a matter of their choice but should depend upon actively entering into a contract through which, by virtue of responsibilities accepted, the right of citizenship is earned."

"Indeed, building our secure and prosperous future as a nation will benefit from not just common values we share but a strong sense of national purpose. And for that to happen we need to be forthright - and yes confident - about what brings us together not only as inhabitants of these islands but as citizens of this society. Indeed there is a real danger that while other countries gain from having a clear definition of their destiny in a fast changing global economy, we may lose out if we prove slow to express and live up to the British values that can move us to act together."

" So the surest foundation upon which we can advance socially, culturally and economically in this century is to be far more explicit about the ties - indeed the shared values - that make us more than a collection of people but a country.This is not jingoism, but practical, rational and purposeful - and therefore, I would argue, an essentially British form of patriotism.
Patriotism is the sense that 'all-of-us' matters more than 'any-of-us'. It defines a nation not by race or ethnicity, but by seeing us all as part of a collective project from which we all gain and to which we all contribute. Society is - as the great thinkers have long told us - a contract, even a covenant, in which we recognise that our destinies are interlinked. For rights only exist where people recognise responsibilities; responsibilities only exist where people have a sense of shared fate; and shared fate only exists where "

New Points System Begins
Wed, 06 Feb 2008 13:08:25 Details of Britain’s new Australian-style points based immigration system (PBS)

Thursday, 21 February 2008

As Kenyan opposition has warned of new round of protests within one week, if the parliament fails to allow a power-sharing government , kenyan Diaspora through the Royal commonwealth Society in London organised a debate called - Kenya : what route to peace
The threat comes as talks for a potential power-sharing arrangement between President Mwai Kibaki and rival Raila Odinga, who says the presidency was stolen from him, appeared to be deadlocked
President Kibaki said on Tuesday any political settlement should be made within Kenya's existing constitution, but ODM accused the government of using the current constitution to delay the negotiations that have barely made progress.

Under the current constitution only the president can set a date for a fresh parliamentary session.
Ayoub mzee with the Famous John Githongo, who quit as Kenya's first anti-corruption adviser in 2005 and later blew the whistle on one of Kenya's biggest graft scandals
Chief mediator Kofi Annan put forward the idea of a power-sharing government as a way out of the crisis, in which at least 1,000 people have died so far.

According to new reports -A political deal to end Kenya's deadly postelection crisis is expected by Friday, with the two sides having largely agreed on a new government structure, including a prime minister's post, officials said Thursday.
According to a statement from former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's office, the two sides "outlined a joint proposal, that had been largely agreed, on the governance structure."

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Tuesday, 19 February 2008


LITHUANIA celebrared its independence annivesary on saturday 16b th feb 2008 in London
Lithuania is the largest and most southerly of the three Baltic republics.

Not much more than a decade after it regained its independence following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Lithuania was welcomed as a Nato member in late March 2004.

The history of Lithuania has close ties with that of Poland, its neighbour to the southwest. By the end of the 18th century most of the country came under the Russian empire.

Lithuania has embraced market reform since independence. In the run up to and period following EU entry the republic saw very strong economic growth. It applied to join the eurozone from January 2007 but was rejected because the inflation rate was too high.
2002 November - Nato summit in Prague includes Lithuania on list of countries formally invited to join the alliance

Population: 3.4 million (UN, 2007)
Capital: Vilnius
Area: 65,300 sq km (25,212 sq miles)
Major languages Lithuanian, Russian
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 67 years (men), 78 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 Lithuanian litas = 100 centas

Sam lubega with miss East Africa UK

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