Tuesday, 30 March 2010

The Nigeria High Commissioner Dr Tafida in Staff and Community meeting

Wednesday, March 31, 2010WHEN: 9:00 a.m.WHAT: The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and the Bridges of Understanding Foundation Address with Jordanian Ambassador to the United States Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein. Other speaker: National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations President and CEO John Anthony.WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-293-6466; web site: http://www.ncusar.org/ NOTE: RSVP to http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=rsvp@ncusar.org&subject=Jordanian%20Ambassador%20to%20the%20United%20States%20Zeid%20Ra by March 30 with your name, title, member or company, phone and email address. WHEN: 10:00 a.m.WHAT: Washington Foreign Press Center (WFPC) Video Briefing on "Haiti Earthquake Relief Update." Speakers: Brazilian Gen. Floriano Peixoto, Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti; and Lt. Gen. P.K. Keen, Commander of the Joint Task Force Haiti.WHERE: WFPC, National Press Building, 14th and F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-504-6300; web site: http://www.fpc.state.gov/NOTE: RSVP to Andy Strike at http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=strikeap2@state.gov&subject=Brazilian%20Gen.%20Floriano%20Peixoto,%20commander%20of%20the%20United%20Nations%20Stabilization%20Mission%20in%20Haiti;%20and%20Lt.%20Gen.%20P.K.%20Keen,%20commander%20of%20the%20Joint%20Task%20Force%20Haiti%20-%20Briefing%20
WHEN: 10:00 a.m.WHAT: The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Discussion on "Current Realities and Future Possibilities in Burma/Myanmar." Speakers: Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark; former U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Henrietta Fore; Suzanne DiMaggio, Director of Policy Studies at the Asia Society; and Richard Solomon, President of USIP.WHERE: USIP, 1200 17th Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-429-3822, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=info@usip.org&subject=The%20United%20States%20Institute%20of%20Peace%20(USIP)%20-%20Discussion%20; web site: http://www.usip.org/NOTE: Note: RSVP required.WHEN: 11:00 a.m.
WHAT: Brookings Institution discussion on "Time for a Visible Hand: Lessons from the 2008 World Financial Crisis." Speakers: Kemal Dervis, Vice President and Director of Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution; Economist Stephany Griffith-Jones; Jose Antonio Ocampo, professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University; Gerard Caprio, professor of Economics and Chair of the Center for Development Economics at Williams College; and Octaviano Canuto, Vice President and head of network of Poverty Reduction and Economics Management at the World Bank
WHERE: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Falk Auditorium, Washington, DC.
CONTACT: 202-797-6105, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=communications@brookings.edu; web site: http://www.brookings.edu/WHEN: 12:00 p.m.WHAT: Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on "The Election that Transformed America: Teddy Roosevelt, the 1912 Election, and the Progressive Party." Speakers: Sidney Milkis, professor of politics and assistant director of academic programs at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia; William Schambra, director of the Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal at the Hudson Institute; Ronald Pestritto, chair in American Constitution at Hillsdale College; and Joseph Postell, assistant director at the Center for American Studies
WHERE: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Lehrman Auditorium, Washington D.C.
CONTACT: 202-675-1752, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=lectures.seminars@heritage.org; web site: http://www.heritage.org/

WHEN: 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Cato Institute Capitol Hill briefing on “Are Unions Good for America?” Speakers: Armand Thieblot, Author, Union Violence: The Record and the Response by Courts, Legislatures, and the NLRB; Daniel Griswold, Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute.WHERE: B-339 Rayburn House Office BuildingCONTACT: http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=events@cato.org; 202-789-5229; web site: http://www.cato.org/ RSVP: http://www.cato.org/event.php?eventid=7047

WHEN: 12:30 p.m.
WHAT: Brookings Institution’s “The Scouting Report: Financial Regulation Legislation.” Speaker: Douglas J. Elliott, Fellow, Economic Studies, Initiative on Business and Public Policy.
WHERE: Online Only
CONTACT: 202-797-6105, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=communications@brookings.edu; web site: http://www.brookings.edu/ NOTE: Submit questions in advance to: ScoutingReport@brookings.edu.
WHEN: 3:00 p.m.WHAT: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Discussion on "U.S. Goals for the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference." Speakers: Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation Susan Burk; Deepti Choubey, Deputy Director of the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program; and Daryl Kimball, Executive Director of the Arms Control Association.WHERE: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: David Kampf, 202-939-2233; web site: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/ WHEN: 3:00 p.m.WHAT: The New America Foundation (NAF); Foreign Policy magazine; and the International Crisis Group Book Discussion on "Dining with al-Qaeda: Three Decades Exploring the Many World's of the Middle East." Speakers: Author Hugh Pope; Amjad Atallah, Director of the Middle East Task Force at NAF; and Susan Glasser, Executive Editor of Foreign Policy magazine.WHERE: NAF, 1899 L Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Kate Brown, 202-596-3365, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=brown@newamerica.net&subject=The%20New%20America%20Foundation%20(NAF);%20Foreign%20Policy%20magazine;%20and%20the%20International%20Crisis%20Group%20-%20Book%20discussion%20; http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=communications@newamerica.net&subject=The%20New%20America%20Foundation%20(NAF);%20Foreign%20Policy%20magazine;%20and%20the%20International%20Crisis%20Group%20-%20Book%20discussion%20; web site: http://www.newamerica.net/NOTE: Register online: http://www.newamerica.net/events/2010/dining_with_al_qaeda
WHEN: 5:30 p.m.WHAT: The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Annual Rostov lecture on international affairs on "The Court and Foreign Law." Speaker: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.WHERE: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Kenney Auditorium, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Felisa Neuringer Klubes, 202-663-5626, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=fklubes@jhu.edu&subject=The%20Johns%20Hopkins%20University%20Paul%20H.%20Nitze%20School%20of%20Advanced%20International%20Studies%20(SAIS)%20-%20Lecture%20; web site: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/ NOTE: Members of the media should

Monday, 29 March 2010

Free Zimbabweans United in Voice, Purpose, Peace and Determination
1 Million Zimbabwean Voices Limited,
P O Box 519, Swansea,
SA1 9DA,

Press Statement: 17 March 2010

Re: Planned Demonstration, 17 April 2010

A few months ago, responding to the popular mood among Zimbabweans, a small group of compatriots based in the United Kingdom started a movement called 1 Million Zimbabwean Voices. The basic aim is to gather 1 million Zimbabweans across the world to declare with one voice that the continued slide of our country towards the precipice cannot be countenanced any more, that we cannot be passive any more or seek only to "survive" or ride the tide, but rather we should rise up and claim our destiny. It is regretable that the situation in Zimbabwe has gone to this stage, but it will be even more deplorable if we do not act immediately.

1 Million Zimbabwean Voices is non-political and non-partisan, drawing its membership from all walks of Zimbabwean life, bound by our common belief that Zimbabwe is all we have over and above everything else.

Since its foundation, 1 Million Zimbabwean Voices has grown phenomenally around the world. In the UK, 1 Million Zimbabwean Voices is registered as not-for-profit company for purposes of financial matters, taxation etc. Branches are being established wherever Zimbabweans are to be found.

The 18th of April is Zimbabwe's Independence Day, and 1 Million Zimbabwen Voices is staging a protest near the British Prime Minister's official residence to draw attention to the Southern African nation's plight and to call upon the International Community to support Zimbabweans in our quest to establish our right to free participation in the political process of our country. It was this negation of our right to vote freely that impacted negatively on what was regarded as one of Africa's socio-economic showcases and forced millions of Zimbabweans in to exile. While some Zimbabweans have managed to secure for themselves a decent living and to support those still back home, the fact that none of us actually wanted to be in the countries where we are now has been a festering psychological sore.

Zimbabweans want the right to vote without fear of violence or destruction of property. We want a Government that is subject to the people, and an army and police that are non-political. That is all we have ever wanted, and it is this conflict between the wishes of the Zimbabwean people and the interests of a small group of politicians that has been the root problem in Zimbabwe.

Sister demonstrations have been confirmed in Edinburgh, Scotland, organised by Zimbabwean jazz singer Cynthia Gentle, and in South Africa, organised by 1 Million Zimbabwean Voices South Africa. Demonstrations in other countries are yet to be confirmed. Some celebrities have expressed interest in addressing demonstrators, it being clearly understood that the demonstration is non-political and the appearance of any such personality is not to be construed to mean that they espouse a particular ideology or stand for a political party.

We are calling on Zimbabweans and other people of good will to join us in a show of strength that will send a clear message to the political forces in Zimbabwe (those in power as well as aspirants) that the will of the people cannot be ignored or marginalised any more.

M. Musodza, Publicity & Press Relations Officer

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Agala for delegates at the 15th international africa water congress Uganda Eng. Mugisha and Dr Muhairwe NWSC Boss Uganda

The Uganda Energy minister Eng Hillary Onek { middle} and MTN Uganda chief

A uganda Dance

Saturday, 27 March 2010

MR JOHN LUSINGU is asking for your votes for the Tanzania Community Chairmanship


I took these photos at Random while driving around Kampala surbubs during the Morning Rush

March 26, 2010

Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery
Announcement of New START Treaty
The White House
Friday, March 26, 2010

Good morning. I just concluded a productive phone call with President Medvedev. And I’m pleased to announce that after a year of intense negotiations, the United States and Russia have agreed to the most comprehensive arms control agreement in nearly two decades.

Since taking office, one of my highest national security priorities has been addressing the threat posed to the American people by nuclear weapons. That is why – last April in Prague – I stated America’s intention to pursue the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons, a goal that has been embraced by Presidents like John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.

While this aspiration will not be reached in the near future, I put forward a comprehensive agenda to pursuit it – to stop the spread of these weapons; to secure vulnerable nuclear materials from terrorists; and to reduce nuclear arsenals. A fundamental part of that effort was the negotiation of a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia.

Furthermore, since I took office, I have been committed to a “reset” of our relations with Russia. When the United States and Russia can cooperate effectively, it advances the mutual interests of our two nations, and the security and prosperity of the wider world. We have worked together on Afghanistan. We have coordinated our economic efforts through the G-20. We are working together to pressure Iran to meet its international obligations. And today, we have reached agreement on one of my Administration’s top priorities – a pivotal new arms control agreement.

In many ways, nuclear weapons represent both the darkest days of the Cold War, and the most troubling threats of our time. Today, we have taken another step forward in leaving behind the legacy of the 20th century while building a more secure future for our children. We have turned words into action. We have made progress that is clear and concrete. And we have demonstrated the importance of American leadership – and American partnership – on behalf of our own security, and the world’s.

Broadly speaking, the new START Treaty makes progress in several areas. It cuts – by about a third – the nuclear weapons that the United States and Russia will deploy. It significantly reduces missiles and launchers. It puts in place a strong and effective verification regime. And it maintains the flexibility that we need to protect and advance our national security, and to guarantee our unwavering commitment to the security of our Allies.

With this agreement, the United States and Russia – the two largest nuclear powers in the world – also send a clear signal that we intend to lead. By upholding our own commitments under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty, we strengthen our global efforts to stop the spread of these weapons, and to ensure that other nations meet their own responsibilities.

I am pleased that almost one year to the day after my last trip to Prague, the Czech Republic – a close friend and ally of the United States – has agreed to host President Medvedev and me on April 8th, as we sign this historic Treaty. The following week, I look forward to hosting leaders from over forty nations here in Washington, as we convene a Summit to address how we can secure vulnerable nuclear materials so that they never fall into the hands of terrorists. And later this spring, the world will come together in New York to discuss how we can build on this progress, and continue to strengthen the global non-proliferation regime.

Through all of these efforts, cooperation between the United States and Russia will be essential. I want to thank President Medvedev for his personal and sustained leadership as we worked to reach this agreement. We have had the opportunity to meet many times over the last year, and we both agree that we can serve the interests of our people through close cooperation.

I also want to thank my national security team, who did so much work to make this day possible. That includes the leaders with me here today – Secretary Clinton, Secretary Gates, and Admiral Mullen. And it also includes a tireless negotiating team. It took patience. It took perseverance. But we never gave up. And as a result, the United States will be more secure, and the American people will be safer.

Finally, I look forward to continuing to work closely with Congress in the months ahead. There is a long tradition of bipartisan leadership on arms control. Presidents of both parties have recognized the necessity of securing and reducing these weapons. Statesmen like George Shultz, Sam Nunn, Henry Kissinger, and Bill Perry have been outspoken in their support of more assertive action. Earlier this week, I met again with my friends John Kerry and Dick Lugar to discuss this Treaty, and throughout the morning, my Administration will be consulting Senators from both parties as we prepare for what I hope will be strong, bipartisan support to ratify the new START treaty.

With that, I’ll leave you in the able hands of my Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Thank you everybody.

Thursday, 25 March 2010


A toast to Her Majesty The Queen

The Namibai High commissioner The Eritrea Ambassador with the Kenya High commissioner

The Kenya High Commissioner [in glasses]

The Maurituus High commissioner [Red Tie]

The secretary General of the commonwealth Kamlesh Sharma at the event

The Malawi High Commissioner

The Zimbabwe Ambassador (in glasses

The Namibia and Lesotho High commissioners

The anamibia High commissioners welcoming guests at the event

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Ayoub mzee at the event
One out of every six people lacks safe drinking water and two out of every five people lack adequate sanitation.

By 2025, nearly two-thirds of the world’s population will be living under water stressed conditions and approximately one billion people will face absolute water scarcity. Implications are widespread ranging from health, gender equity, child survival and education to the environment, poverty and peace and security

Envoronmental degradation has affected the flow and availability of water


Robert Kobushange -The Uganda New vision Boss

Dr William Muhairwe-NWSC-UGANDA
World Water Day raises public consciousness of these challenges and seeks to ensure that safe, affordable and sustainable drinking water, sanitation and hygiene is accessible for all people around the world