Your Crown Has been won. Wear it - OPRAH WINFREY

To all the African American women everywhere who haven't embraced who they are. Do it because for you, your history says it all...someone fought for you and won with majesty. You are endowed in every way especially intellectually. You must desperately fight to achieve.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Out and About

Hi all,
I am about to turn in but thought i should sit and write for a minute. I need to get a feel of this forum before i start some serious writing.

Very distressing to read about Zim's troubles with hunger again!!!! Zimbabwe's wheat coffers are once again emptying as fast as it goes. In about two weeks, there will be inexpressible hunger and pain if their leader doesn't do anything about it. Speaking about their leader, i suppose President Mugabe is looking forward to South Africa's upcoming presidential elections in April. Earlier predictions are placing President Mbeki in the lead after all, ANC swept this week's council elections. I still think the 48% voter turnout was so meagre for a country that populated. Why are less people voting!
For, President Mugabe, this means continued support and familiar relations with his neigbours hence ensuring a stronger fist on his presidency. When the region stays politically predictable, every dictator validates his position in power and the reason why they are self-appointed life presidents.

Meanwhile, Kenya's stance on media freedom had better get good reports this week. Nairobi needs to decide today whether going back to the uncouth and barbaric treatment of the noble profession of journalism of the past is fair in today's world. Let truth prevail in Kenya...someone has to be the voice.

5 Comments:

Blogger Kennedy Jawoko said...

It's good to ask why few people voted in the recent SA local council elections. My take on it is that when people begin to feel comfortable with their governments, the number of voters tends to reduce. South Africans are now more concerned with putting bread on their tables than fighting a racist apartheid regime. They went in large numbers to the polls in 1994 because they were still not sure about the outcome of the polls. Imagine a 70-year-old “black” South African voting for the first time. It was a moment when they were enfranchised. But as you might be are aware, even in the West, unless a government really does something dumb, as shown in the recent Canadian federal election that kicked out the Liberal Party of Canada, the voter turn up is normally low. Actually in Australia, the voter turn up has declined so low that the government a few years ago passed a law making it illegal not to vote. Those who don’t are fined.
I think it's a bittersweet situation for South Africans. I’m sure President Mbeki will sail through easily. As a matter of fact, ANC is going to lead SA for a very long time.

2:50 PM  
Blogger jkb said...

Blogger crown, thanks for visiting with my blog. I do hope the morale and enthusiasm you have begun with does not wear thin. An insightful blog it is for me though.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Oluka said...

Hi there just so you know I have looked at your blog, You are a great writer i must say. Polictics has never been my thing but you make me want to delve in more. Please check out my blogs at nilehamite.blogspot.com and thehamite.blogspot.com.
Zoleka

7:17 AM  
Blogger Oluka said...

Hi there just so you know I have looked at your blog, You are a great writer i must say. Polictics has never been my thing but you make me want to delve in more. Please check out my blogs at nilehamite.blogspot.com and thehamite.blogspot.com.
Zoleka

7:17 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

Kibaki's government doesnt have the ability to meaningfully clamp down on free press in Kenya. The truth will prevail.

Nice blog looking forward to updates. I have been looking for Ugandan bloggers in the diaspora to supplement my blogroll of local bloggers.

12:44 AM  

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