Thursday, 19 July 2012

Land Destroyer: NATO Encouraging Unrest in Syria

Land Destroyer: NATO Encouraging Unrest in Syria: Charlie Skelton of The Guardian Exposes the NATO Networks Spreading Big Lies Against Syria. Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D. PressTV - Tarpley....

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Weather blamed for Zanzibar Boat Accident

Various reports indicate poor weather could have caused the boat accident in Zanzibar. BBC Swahili has been interviewing relatives of people who boarder the ill fated boat. More to follow.

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Breaking News Ajali ya Meli Zanzibar

Wabunge walazimisha Bunge kuahirishwa kufuatia Ajali ya meli Zanzibar. Watoka nje ya Bunge na kupoteza akidi via Zitto Kabwe-twitter


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Why we love to hate Miguna Miguna

Nicodemus Minde
Miguna Miguna is the man of the moment. His name has been trending in the social media all over Kenya. The hash tag #comebabycome which was the phrase he used when launching his book on Saturday 14th July saying that he was not afraid of being sued was trending on twitter the whole of yesterday. Miguna Miguna is a man who loves pomp and color, we can all tell from his dressing anyway. He loves to talk big, he loves attention, he loves himself. I have read a few chapters of his book, the pronoun 'I' has been used in almost every sentence. Listening to him in the few interviews he has carried after the launch of his book, its vivid that he is a man full of himself. Sarah Elderkin, who serves as a media consultant for the Orange Democratic Movement and a close friend to Prime Minister Raila Odinga, of whom the book is all about has come out with 'a right of reply' to the allegations leveled against the PM in the book. She has described Miguna as a man with full of himself. There were even demos in his home turf of Nyando led by area MP Fred Outa. The people were calling for his blood. There are those who have received the book well and would like to know more about the allegations leveled.

Despite all the innuendos and counter accusations leveled on the man Miguna, I think it is imperative for us to question the motives of the man. For a man who was a close associate to the PM, a chief strategist and adviser as he would love to put it, it is quite intriguing why he has decided to come out and soil the reputation of the Raila Odinga. Miguna Miguna is aggrieved over something, or is a man under a certain mission. I looked at him at the launch of his book, he was bitter to say the least. He was angry, agitated and was speaking with a tone of vengeance. We cannot dispute his oratory and command of language, both spoken and written. He seems an educated man. Despite all this, he should understand that education comes with humility, self control and reason. He says he did philosophy during his time at University of Nairobi. Philosophy teaches us to approach our intentions and actions with reason, tact and care. It also teaches us to understand human actions through such fields as metaphysics and with epistemological explanations. Miguna has shown that he lacks all these fundamental tenets of the discipline of philosophy. 

Miguna has now left the country for Canada after having uttered rancorously '#comebabycome'. Lets see what he has for us next.   


     

Monday, 16 July 2012

It's Dlamini Zuma: South African named first Woman Chair of the AU Commission

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has defeated incumbent Jean Ping of Gabon to win top post of 54-nation African Union Commission.She becomes the first woman to chair the African Commission. Her greatest challenge now is to reconcile the two opposing factions that led to her victory late Sunday, 15th July 2012. Sources say that she got most of her votes from the English speaking countries of Africa while Jean Ping got most of his votes from the French speaking states. This divide should be key in her attempts to bring the African continent together.

Dlamini other challenge is to resolve the Mali impasse.Her election has dispelled the belief that the chairmanship position of the AU Commission is a not a preserve of the 'big nations' of Africa. I hope she carries her duties diligently and with utmost zeal as stipulated in the Constitutive Act of the African Union.