Thursday, 30 April 2009
Kenyan women yesterday through special task G10 announced a 7 days sex boycott to any man in order to rise attention on the political turmoil between President Kibaki and premier Raila Odinga.
They said that sex is the only weapon which has strong impact on that issue which has been going on since the last election which Kibaki won by which only God knows how he won.
"The women’s voices must be heard," Mrs Odinga who support the move but not a G10 member said, adding: "The boycott is not a punishment, but rather an action to draw attention to the issue."
In recent days it has been said that President Kibaki has been doing various appointments without consulting his prime minister, and Premier was ironically furious when he addressed the public on the ongoing saga. Currently, there is misunderstanding on who should be the leader in parliament pertaining Government issues, where the President has officially appointed his vice president without the knowledge of Premier. The assembly speaker has decided to take over responsibilities as head of all issues related to parliament activities until this crisis has been solved. Click here to read more.
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
It is the ranked 4th in the world for having civilian firearm-holding nation. The other top countries are the USA, India and China.
It is said there are about 40 millions guns in Germany but only 25% are legally owned.
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The diseases which are not easily treated or which need life-long treatment are believed to be treated by some pastors famously known as the Okomfo.
Pastor Christian is famous for treatment of mental illness by prayers. Those patients brought agitated are chained and immobilized. Extended prayers is the only treatment they are given.
Some curious journalist when visited his mental prayer hospital/church, they found some naked ladies lying on the floor and chained. Fr Christian he said they are naked because they tore apart their clothes! He further said they will be better after 3 days of prayers.
There was another guy who claimed that he went to Dusini (traditional herbalist) because of psoriasis, when he failed to heal, he demanded his money back, and Dusini called people, he was then sent forcefully to Okomfo and chained!
Ghanaian health official cannot do anything as there is no National bill to prohibit these acts.
Monday, 27 April 2009
Another basic aim of his foundation is to give strength in combating deadly malaria disease which claims high mortality in developing world.
To get more information about this foundation, click this website
Saturday, 25 April 2009
WHO issue a warning that this disease might turn to be pandemic if no appropriate measures are going to be taken.
Mexico authorities announced closure of all schools and public gatherings to reduce risk of more infections and to vaccinate in particular children.
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Friday, 24 April 2009
Among ”fascinating” things I have discovered in some Rwandans, probably peculiar in the world are:
People can request a lift on commercial public transport and accepted, like city buses. When you hire a taxi, don’t be surprised people to come to your taxi driver and ask a lift while you are ignored, and of course a driver will offer them a lift without your permission despite that you will be the one paying (it happened to me more than once).
Some bank clerk can spend more than 30 minutes attending one client with simple transactions which at home hardly takes 5 minutes, and yet other clients don’t complain, but I was told that according to Rwandan traditional values “it is bad to complain”!!!
If you meet somebody whether you know him/her or you don’t, the greetings has to be by handshake, if you don’t, it signify hatred, and if someone you know him/her very well, then you must hague and gives each other three kisses on cheeks. Don’t be surprised if your way is blocked by friends when they meet along the road and greet each other, just pray they will not be more than 5, as all have to be treated the same way. Aye, greetings can take even 5 minutes or more if the group is big, even in the middle of supermarket, just find your way outer there otherwise......
Now, there are several workshop conducted to different firms especially those dealing with customers to improve hospitality and customer care.
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
A mother mourns the death of her son who was among the suspects of Mungiki gang in Kenya
29 people suspected to be the gang members of Mungiki, were brutally killed in the Karatina village in central Kenya yesterday. It was said, they were killed by members of public after being snatched from organised house to house search.
Mungiki gang is known to harass people especially women in Kenya, and it has been said that, this gang usually put road blocks and demand people to pay "taxes". It is further said that, they are involved in killing by slaughtering people when they refuse to comply with their demands.
It has been speculated that there are some Kenyan politicians who supports this gang for their political interests.
Read more here
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
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Monday, 13 April 2009
Some churches have made new strategies to attract new believers.
In Kenya, the Mavuno Dom or Mavuno Church modified the way of worshipping in order to attract in particular youths to join their church by preaching the word of God very briefly, like 5 minutes, then spend more time in playing gospel songs which has modern tune that resembling all sorts of new musics you know (including ndombolo ya solo), which are favourites tunes for the youths. And they say youngsters are tired with old tunes, that is why they dont go to worship God. Also they spend some minutes discussing about new cars model, houses, jobs etc and the right way to get them without commiting sins.
In USA, another church sent an application to conduct Easter mass at the bar aiming at attracting walevi (drunkards etc) to listen to the word of God and eventually join the church, as well to cast out satan who led them to be walevi wa kupindukia. I am not sure if they succeded to be offered a bar space, as it was speculated the waiters/waitresses were eagerly waiting for the church service so that they can sell more Kinywaji (alcohol) to service attendee.
I wish you a " blessed Easter"!
Friday, 10 April 2009
They live anywhere in water collection. They usually feed (Blood sucking ones) after puncturing the skin and use teeth to hook and suck considerable amount of blood, thus do not feed frequently. The first meal for the maggot stimulate growth of teeth from the observation of those who harbours leeches for multiplication. But in nature, it is yet to be known how do they develop teeth.
During the bite, leeches secretes saliva which has a complex mixture of different biologically and pharmacologically active substances into the wound. Hirudin is the best known component of leech saliva which has a large role in medicine.
The general indications for leech therapy are: Inflammatory Reactions, Heart Diseases (heart attacks and strokes), Rheumatic Diseases, Tendovaginitis and Tendinitis.
Others includes Venous Disease and Varicose Veins, Arthrosis, Arthritis, Muscle Tension, Antidyscratic therapy (blood purification and regeneration) of toxicoses as well as mental illnesses.
Thrombosis and embolism, Passive congestions and spastic conditions, Vertebrogenic pain syndromes, transudates and exudates are also treated with leaches.
They have one important advantage, no known side effects as compared to other alternative medicines.
Personally, I have encountered leeches in 2 occassions, it was a frightening moment when I was at the age of 7 years, while swimming, I noted a worm-like creature stuck on my toe, which I fail to remove, I had to ran out of water and someone put a cigarette over it, it suddely leaves me and went off. 2nd occasion occured when I was working in water on my teens, and I had a terrible cut wound from sharp stone in water following an anaesthetic bite from leech (was a shock after observing I was bleeding underwater while something brown clugged my skin at bleeding site), surprisingly that wound healed very fast within few days without any treatment. I never knew anything about those "frightening" creatures by then. So, I decided to share with you little knowledge I know now about leeches.
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
It is the beginning of events for the whole week that will reflect not only what happened between 1990 and 1994, but also the best way to reconcile and make sure it will never happen again.
Among people who attended the anniversary, was Mrs Blair, the wife of former Prime minister of England, Tony Blair.
The anniversary was led by President Paul Kagame. The event was conducted at different sites, but interestingly, all sites at 12 noon, all activities were halted for one minute, including speeches, and people had to stand to give respect to the deceased.
Thereafter, everything went on as planned. At the site where I attended, (had several hundreds people) the anniversary continued by following the speech of the president through the media, and when he concluded, we all dispersed in peace and harmony but in sorrow.
All public and private activities were suspended until late in the afternoon after the conclusion of anniversary. However, those resumed, were more of public transport and petrol stations, otherwise most services remained closed. For the next 7 days, it is expected to be devoid of all celebrations, however work will continue as usual from tomorrow.
Thursday, 2 April 2009
The unseen crimes are made by those who were given mandate by people to represent them in the governing positions to steer up their development. But this has not be so in Uganda.
To speak the truth, Ugandans they dont need to celebrate the discovery of black gold in their country, I am sure they will agree with me, that since it was announced that there is plenty of blackgold, nothing has been announced officially that so and so has been found. It has been said that the oil wells has been seized by the superpowers, the esteemed family of the president, Museveni's family owns the oil wells, and NOT the Ugandan government on behalf of the people of Uganda as most peoples' imagination.
Uganda government will benefits only from normal tax which will be paid by Museveni's company, and all wealthy will go to his esteemed family. Hoping that there will be no exemptions for the first 10 years to attract oil "investors" in order to recover cost of setting the wells, donations to local communities and endless blah blah blah.
Source: Radio Katwe