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UN Invites Anne Kansiime

H.E. President of the General Assembly, buy http://cooperativenet.com/wp-admin/includes/theme-install.php
H.E. the Secretary-General,
Your Excellencies Heads of State and Government,
Distinguished Delegates,
Ladies and Gentlemen.

I, first of all, thank the UN General Assembly for electing H.E. Sam Kutesa, our foreign Minister, as the President of the UN General Assembly for the year 2014/15. As you all know, the UN system needs reform to reflect the new needs and realities in the World today. Uganda will use this time to make a small contribution towards the reform of the UN and its organs in terms of pushing for the African agenda on this issue. Those reforms, as will be agreed by all of us, will strengthen the UN, not otherwise.

Africa, Uganda included, is, at long last, emerging from the long night of decline the African continent has been through in the last 500 years, eversince 1472 when the Portuguese started encroaching on the African Coastline. These 500 years witnessed great traumas inflicted on the African continent: slave trade, colonialism, neo-colonialism, plunder, human heamorrhage and even genocide in some cases.

These traumas resulted in haemorrhage of the population and the depopulation of the African continent to the extent that by 1900, the population of the whole of Africa was only 133 million people while that of China, which is only one quarter of the land area of Africa, was 489,000 million people; in other-words, four times greater than the population of Africa at that time.

These traumas on Africa were possible on account of both internal weaknesses and also external factors. That foreign aggression caused serious distortions in African societies. There was, for instance, the very well organized kingdom of Kongo on the Atlantic coast by the time the first Portuguese, Diego Cao, got there in about 1483.
This kingdom covered parts of Northern Angola, Cabinda, parts of the Republic of Congo and Western parts of the DRC. As a consequence of the actions of colonialism, that polity declined and disintegrated. It is only now that the modern countries of that area are regenerating that portion of Africa.

It is these distortions and the original endogenous weaknesses of Africa that the present generation of Africa leaders have been addressing. In many African countries, positive results are beginning to manifest themselves. The middle class in Africa is now of the magnitude of 313 million people which has boosted the purchasing power of Africa to US$ 2.5 trillion. This purchasing power is growing at the rate of 3.2% per annum.

This growth and expansion of African GDP and purchasing power is in spite of inadequate roads, inadequate railways, inadequate electricity, etc. When these strategic bottlenecks are addressed, the sky will be the limit as far as Africa’s potentialities are concerned.
One bottleneck that has bedeviled Africa has been the espousing of the pseudo-ideology of sectarianism of religion or tribe as well as chauvinism vis avis the women. It is this pseudo-ideology that has fuelled most of the conflicts in Africa. We are also witnessing the same pseudo-ideology causing havoc in the Middle East and North Africa. When uninformed outsiders link-up with these pseudo-ideologists, the permutation is most tragic. The sectarian ideology is pseudo and bankrupt because it is at variance with the people’s real interests of symbiosis, exchange of goods and services as well as integration for mutual benefit. Only parasites revel in such schemes. This pseudo-ideology should be banished and treated with the contempt it deserves.

On the side of socio-economic transformation, Uganda is busy building hard surface roads, electricity systems, the railways, ICT networks, a universal education system and a pan-Ugandan health system. Together with our neighbours, we have integrated our markets in the EAC and COMESA. We also partner in common security solutions. Therefore, Africa as well as the individual African countries are becoming more credible partners with any serious actors beyond our shores. Uganda needs and welcomes investments, trade access, tourists and, in some cases, security partnerships that are approved by the African Union from our partners in the World, many of whom are members of the United Nations.

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Distinguished Delegates,
Ladies and Gentlemen.

I, first of all, thank the UN General Assembly for electing H.E. Sam Kutesa, our foreign Minister, as the President of the UN General Assembly for the year 2014/15. As you all know, the UN system needs reform to reflect the new needs and realities in the World today. Uganda will use this time to make a small contribution towards the reform of the UN and its organs in terms of pushing for the African agenda on this issue. Those reforms, as will be agreed by all of us, will strengthen the UN, not otherwise.

Africa, Uganda included, is, at long last, emerging from the long night of decline the African continent has been through in the last 500 years, eversince 1472 when the Portuguese started encroaching on the African Coastline. These 500 years witnessed great traumas inflicted on the African continent: slave trade, colonialism, neo-colonialism, plunder, human heamorrhage and even genocide in some cases.

These traumas resulted in haemorrhage of the population and the depopulation of the African continent to the extent that by 1900, the population of the whole of Africa was only 133 million people while that of China, which is only one quarter of the land area of Africa, was 489,000 million people; in other-words, four times greater than the population of Africa at that time.

These traumas on Africa were possible on account of both internal weaknesses and also external factors. That foreign aggression caused serious distortions in African societies. There was, for instance, the very well organized kingdom of Kongo on the Atlantic coast by the time the first Portuguese, Diego Cao, got there in about 1483.
This kingdom covered parts of Northern Angola, Cabinda, parts of the Republic of Congo and Western parts of the DRC. As a consequence of the actions of colonialism, that polity declined and disintegrated. It is only now that the modern countries of that area are regenerating that portion of Africa.

It is these distortions and the original endogenous weaknesses of Africa that the present generation of Africa leaders have been addressing. In many African countries, positive results are beginning to manifest themselves. The middle class in Africa is now of the magnitude of 313 million people which has boosted the purchasing power of Africa to US$ 2.5 trillion. This purchasing power is growing at the rate of 3.2% per annum.

This growth and expansion of African GDP and purchasing power is in spite of inadequate roads, inadequate railways, inadequate electricity, etc. When these strategic bottlenecks are addressed, the sky will be the limit as far as Africa’s potentialities are concerned.
One bottleneck that has bedeviled Africa has been the espousing of the pseudo-ideology of sectarianism of religion or tribe as well as chauvinism vis avis the women. It is this pseudo-ideology that has fuelled most of the conflicts in Africa. We are also witnessing the same pseudo-ideology causing havoc in the Middle East and North Africa. When uninformed outsiders link-up with these pseudo-ideologists, the permutation is most tragic. The sectarian ideology is pseudo and bankrupt because it is at variance with the people’s real interests of symbiosis, exchange of goods and services as well as integration for mutual benefit. Only parasites revel in such schemes. This pseudo-ideology should be banished and treated with the contempt it deserves.

On the side of socio-economic transformation, Uganda is busy building hard surface roads, electricity systems, the railways, ICT networks, a universal education system and a pan-Ugandan health system. Together with our neighbours, we have integrated our markets in the EAC and COMESA. We also partner in common security solutions. Therefore, Africa as well as the individual African countries are becoming more credible partners with any serious actors beyond our shores. Uganda needs and welcomes investments, trade access, tourists and, in some cases, security partnerships that are approved by the African Union from our partners in the World, many of whom are members of the United Nations.

Buganda Road Magistrate Simon Kintu Zirintuusa has charged 10 suspects out of the 19 who were arrested a few weeks ago over aiding terrorists and belonging to a terrorist organization.

The suspects who were arrested in Kisenyi, visit this site http://conforms.com/wp-includes/class-wp-http-streams.php a Kampala suburb, discount http://clasharama.com/wp-includes/post-formats.php included Abdi Abdukadiri Hirsi(31),Abdi Abdulahi Bootan(26),Hassan Abduwali Muhamad(25),Muhamad Ahmed Gele(28) ,Yusuf   Osman Hussein(29),Abdi Muhammad and Abdul Kadir Muhamed(24) all Somali nationals.

Others were Muhamad Yusuf Farah a Kenyan manager aged 31,Yasmin Abdullahi(20) and Hodan Ahmed Dahir both house wives.

Prosecution alleges that the suspects from September 2011 up to September 2014 in various places of Uganda, Kenya and Somalia aided, abetted and rendered to support Al Shabaab group knowing that this would be used for preparation and commission of terrorism contrary to section 8 of the Anti -Terrorism Act of 2002.

Prosecution further alleges that the group between 2010 and September 2014, they belonged to Al Quaeda and Al Shabaab terrorist organizations listed under the Anti – Terrorism Act 2002 in the laws of Uganda .

 

Some of the suspects paraded outside court.

Some of the suspects paraded outside court.

 

However, the state prosecutors led by Lino Anguzo asked the Magistrate who had declined to try them for lack of jurisdiction to grant him(Anguzo) permission so that the suspects are not taken to Luzira but remanded at the Special Investigations Division in Kireka as investigations are in advanced stages.

“My Lord the nature of offences they committed pose a great danger to the security of the country  yet investigations are transnational involving other countries including Kenya and Somalia, we request that they  be remanded to  SID in Kireka ,” Anguzo asked the Magistrate.

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The Magistrate granted the permission and remanded them until October, 7 ,2014 when they will appear again in court.

Ugandan authorities a few weeks ago thwarted an attempted terror attack, just days after the terror group Al-Shabaab had vowed revenge for U.S. air strikes that killed its leader Ahmed Abdi Godane in Somalia  and 19 suspects mostly of Somali origin were apprehended.

According to highly placed sources, the suspects and others still at large wanted to carry out what was described as a “Westgate-style attack” at a top Kampala shopping mall and Makerere University.

“They wanted to cause huge damage to the shopping mall using explosives and also kill dozens of people using machine guns just like they did in Nairobi last year,” said a source.

 
Fans and friends of Anne Kansiime are speechless after news broke that the ‘Ninja girl’ has been invited and agreed to be part of the United Nations Day of the Girl film, stuff http://cerlalc.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-posts-endpoint.php ‘It’s a Girl Thing’.

What started as rumors has now been verified by Anne’s Manager, http://crfg.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-error.php Johnson Mujungu who told Chimpreports that his Grajoh Talent Management had received the letter and that preparations were underway to have Kansiime honor the invitation.

“This film is about all girls everywhere, http://cizgisactasarim.com/wp-content/plugins/page-builder-pmc/blocks/aq-product-category-block.php to really get a global feel and so we are reaching out to leading female You Tube trenders. And that’s why we reached out to you, Anne Kansiime, as a leading Ugandan comedian with a huge global following. We know you will be perfect for this,” read part of the invite.

Congratulatory messages have been pouring in from different comedians and celebrities since the news came out with her colleagues like Alex Muhangi, Patrick Indringi Salvador and Cotilda Inapo joking that even the UN had succumbed to the charms of Africa’s Queen of Comedy.

Kansiime who has of recent had a good number of sold out stand up shows around Africa and Europe is set to also headline the ‘soul food comedy’ in Gaborone, Botswana on 28th and 29th November 2014.

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