Am very late today, been dealing with my heart, it got shattered because I tried to drink from a broken glass for too long. I you have read my Complexities of loving a broken girl you would be connecting dots … Continue reading Five Songs and Why
So I started reading up on feminism because I noticed that a lot of people in this generation identify as feminists but they don’t really know what it means. I am one of those people because I only knew it … Continue reading The many faces of feminism
My review of the decade is kicking off with my first blog of 2020, but am still debating if I should do a review of 2019 it’s self. Anyway, where to start is a bit of a problem but I … Continue reading That Decade
Been having a writer’s block for about a week, I got to happy over my interview on https://www.inua.media/in-conversation-with-benjamin-kavubu/ me biggest height as a blogger,but I have a long way to go so I have to workout. Any to day am … Continue reading What Happened
I did discover a new drink for 2019, and its a stout made in Uganda. I do go to the bar most of the time alone for rock night and I like doing stout drinks. So a stout is a … Continue reading Drinks Day 9 #BOTY2019
Day of 8 BOTY2019 is about food and I hate food. Yes I do and have actually been seeing a nutritionist for this is going to be my second year running. There is this lady I nearly dated who told … Continue reading FOOD Day:8 #BOTY2019
I have always read only fiction books because I read for entertainment, but I went back to school in July and in one of the classes for economic environment a book came up, because we somehow discussed the last financial … Continue reading Non Fiction Book. Day 4 #BOTY2019
Day two of December means that 2019 has 29 days left to get to 2020. Day two is about what many of us refer to as series. I don’t normally follow many of them at ago, for the last 10 … Continue reading TV Show Season. #BOTY2019 Day 2/25
I have wanted to tell this story for a while but didn’t want to give away too much about me, but it’s what storytelling is about to open up a bit. Sometime after University, I was doing pick and drop … Continue reading Had a real conversation with a child.
We all know we are imperfect, even the best of what we call perfectionists know it clearly, and that’s the reason they push the limits of our human nature. Nobody can blame as for being imperfect since none of us … Continue reading After the rainy and dark days.
Why I love you, why you? you cause me my true love you are my addiction I don’t think I can get tired of your hugs and how you touch me both on the outside and inside When you are … Continue reading Why
to fall in love with a racing heartbeat, faster than a F1 car the all mixed up feelings and the biggest of smile there is on the planet as though you have not come to know darkness to crumble … Continue reading Live
She is two kinds the beautiful happy one is falling for. The mystery I can figure out she is made up of both She is scared that everyone fears but I still want her to be mine but intimidates the … Continue reading Her two Kinds
For a while, you must know now my mission has been to get over you thinking it would come to pass this all thing, In reality, it’s hard to end a journey that never started. there is the talking we … Continue reading Thinking, love and trust
Am restless most times, with insomnia in the mix it happens both day and night, I don’t stop seeing you even when you are not with me or even near me. As you must have noticed am very shy, so … Continue reading Falling
So we jazz a lot, like talking then the touching and the tapping all the time the teasing you the things we do, okay what do when I like you, like you Every other day I see you my eyes … Continue reading Crush
When they have talking eyes then they make us quiver a little but talking to them is not hard and when around them the feeling worthiness comes they make us feel like we are in paradise the flowers blooming beautifully … Continue reading Crushing
This is the last day of the winter blogging challenge, so this is post 30 of the 30 days 30 blog posts. Many 30s there. This is the last and fourth letter of the challenge. Dearest to Afrobloggers To Oden … Continue reading A letter to Afrobloggers #WinterABC finale
As this all thing of blogging everyday for a month fast comes to an end, the prompt that is most important is upon us. A letter to readers of my blog. In the past in was not even sure if … Continue reading A letter to my readers #WinterABC
Doing the second letter of the challenge but not the last one, since the remaining prompts of the WinterABC are all letters. Time travelling to that time of school when we used to do letter writing. Let be get to … Continue reading To bloggers in the #WinterABC
So it’s day 27 of the #30days30blogposts challenge by Afrobloggers. So 3 days left that is breaking my heart. Every thing that has a beginning must have an end just like this #WinterABC. Today is about the lessons am taking … Continue reading Lessons from the #30days30blogposts
Day 26 of the #WinterABC by the Afrobloggers is another tough one but am a small time photography enthusiast so this should be a cup of coffee. So we are supposed to tell the tale behind the photo from our/my view point. … Continue reading These photos and what they mean to me.
Now that day 24 is past, one of the most critical days of this 30 days 30 blog post challenge meaning we now have five days to go since this is a write up for day 25, which I also … Continue reading Local Brands doing most
Day 24 of the WinterABC is one that we can look back onto a few years from now when political ambitions have come up, or when a big gig comes up like hosting the Oscars African version and make or kill opportunities because of the sensitivity of the prompts for today. There are times have complained about the French Soccer National team. I have failed to find it in me to support the Springboks the South African Rugby team, I feel there are fewer Whites on the other hand on the Bafana lineup. Whenever Rugby Cranes(Uganda) play Windhocks the Namibian … Continue reading Racism and the Pride
So again am from Uganda, central of the pearl of Africa that’s what Sir Winston Churchill called this place, to be specific. There are many Uncommonly known things about Uganda, but because of day 24 and 25 of this 30 … Continue reading Uncommonly known things about my country; Barkcloth
In an African home chances are high that we are approaching this issue the wrong way. Many people out there feel it should not even be talked about because they simply refuse to even go down the road of understanding … Continue reading Mental Health in a home
Today the world has many unpopular opinions, it just depends on which side of the world you are, like the Vatican’s role in the Rwandan genocide, the west and Libya. America and Somalia, France it’s former colonies only the Italian … Continue reading Unpopular opinions: Israel is an Apartheid State. #winterabc day 21
When I pick up a book to read my main reason is to enjoy, to make time pass by and then the rest come in later in the course of the read. Have never really enjoyed biographies and motivational books, … Continue reading 5 books I wish everyone could read
Day 19 of the #WinterABC, is about traditions and cultures that don’t have a place in the modern world. These are so many but and this is where the one man’s meat is another’s poison. Am thinking about the issue … Continue reading Cultures and traditions that have no place in the modern world
Day 18 is very tough for me not because I don’t know about my culture but the scope of the whole African setting and diversity. I don’t believe one can read about culture of a certain place or people. Don’t … Continue reading Culture, the Clan system in Buganda #WinterABC
Day 17 of the 30 days 30 blog posts challenge is about marketing our home countries. Am Musanjufu Benjamin Kavubu the first of my name, only a person from the Ganda tribe and from the Nvubu(Hippo) Clan can have name … Continue reading A place where a stick in the ground will have leaves the next day
Day 16 is about advocacy, am supposed to write about an issue I feel is not talked about enough and I will go with their new diaspora in the Middle East. I believe Africa’s sons an daughter’s don’t get in-depth … Continue reading Should Africans go work in the Sands, modern day slavery day 16/30 #WinterABC
There is a lot to talk about when it comes to the AU. If given a chance to address African leaders in my preparation I would think about the two Sudans with the recent campaign of pray for Sudan to … Continue reading My Address to the AU. Climate change
Africa is one place that has very many genuine role models from across all walks of life, from security to education and academia to health to the environment to economics. But because of day 14 of the #WinterABC, I can … Continue reading My 5 African role models day 14 #WinterABC
Times have changed over the last 20 years when blogging in Africa was done by foreigners to the continent and it was basically about their experiences of their day to day life in a new place. They did their bit … Continue reading Blogging in Africa
This for me is my Africa, the Africa I have grown and lived in. No many have written about the reality of Africa. We always have militant attacks in East Africa including Uganda the last happening in the June of … Continue reading The Africa I never read about
Letter from home, I can’t get my head around the prompt for day 11. I know what a letter is, have written many and in return received a number of them. I know what home is and I don’t think … Continue reading A letter from Home Day 11
Day 10 means we have 20 days left with this blogging challenge on the internet, in Africa and the financial resources that go with the data. The best case study or example for today’s topic is the winter blogging challenge … Continue reading The Internet in Africa: Affordability, Availability, and Accountability. Day 10 #WinterABC
Day nine reminds of Tuesday evenings at school, we used to have talks and the school administration would invite in an expert from any Field and they would give us a lecture. The all session was called talks. Talking to … Continue reading The class day 9 of the #WinterABC
Technology a curse or blessing What is the all thing about, widely technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry, but according to today’s prompt I don’t think we can only look at industrial use … Continue reading Technology a curse or blessing Day 8
Day 7, “app I can’t live without “ woah that would sound extreme on another day, like have some sort of gods on my phone. So have had a Windows phone for a while, meaning I always have different apps … Continue reading 5 apps on my phone I can’t live without
I started blogging after I left university in the January of 2017, I had no job so i a lot of l on my hands. I had got in to long discussions that some times got in to arguments with … Continue reading Why I started blogging Day 6 #WinterABC
#Day5 A Business I would start if i had money. My business I have many things I would want to start up if I had the money. I always think that if am to start a business it has to … Continue reading My Business Day #5
This one is easy for me since am sure of what I want at least for now. For the things I went to school for am not concerned. I think not even thinking am sure am a good purchasing expert … Continue reading Three things I wish to do well. #Day4
Where we do not delay marriage and kids, or skipping them entirely. When there is not working all the time, often alone, outside the confines of a traditional office and without the camaraderie of co-workers’. The end For a person … Continue reading My Dream Life #Day2
Question Do you write him poems? Does he caress your skin? Tell you the tales of sweet nothings? Does he kiss 💋 your neck? What of the bite marks? Question Do you love more of the things he loves? The … Continue reading Questions
Been blogging for a few months now, but have failed to master consistence and i hope by the end of June i would have done something for the betterment of my site and my writing in general. So am ready … Continue reading Introduction (my commitment to the challenge)
Sudhir Ruparelia and Donald Trump they both come two different ends of the world but are both filthy rich in any terms. One could question the means they have deployed to earn their moneys, but then they are just human … Continue reading distinctions of billionaires from alternating worlds
GROWING UP TODAY Being employed today If you are lucky not to do part time work The usual gig thingy/ for creatives And you have a real job You will have little or no control over your life for starters. … Continue reading Growing up today
It’s four (4) months already into 2019, almost everything that would happen in one year has taken place, and some expected others unexpected. I will not wait for the year to end to take stock since 2019 seems to be … Continue reading Taking stock of the first four months of 2019
On my watch on the internet I got to spot a special lady called Rose Basemera I noticed she was putting on her self, meaning her own label YEAH her outfits had her own personal, this was cool but striking … Continue reading Talking to Rose Basemera fashion and basketball
So who changed
When we go around telling people
How we can’t recognize the one’s who made us fall heads over heels
When we are not same person either
When we don’t feel at home anymore with them
When we don’t feel the delicateness they used to cause
When the spark is gone like a sudden rainy day that cuts the sunshine out
When we are an unhappy and it does not bothered them
Think then about
How the two of you were crazy for each other
It was always a two-way thing
How you both didn’t care about anything going on out of your lives
How then did it all change
To emotional chess
On a vast endless chess board
To now the random tweets, and unexplained digital updates
Love is about two letting each other see sides of each other that no one else has seen
Those that even our parents, children, friends don’t know about
Or will ever see
The lonely outings, the hot showers, over drinking and using
What’s with the heartbeat
So, love 💘, dearest, this change how did it all come about
My only goal is to make people smile, to make those that have come to know me have hope in this ever darkening world. In 2019 I just want to retain the respect I have earned from thinkers (intelligent souls), … Continue reading 2019 statement
A few days and it will be twenty Nineteen and there a few things we know are going to happen in the New Year. For example in 2019 there will be more populists in power, the global economy is going … Continue reading 2019 will be a long one
It’s been a while since I penned down something, that line that have become accustomed to as a blogger even when I read other bloggers work, consistence is our problem not our thing, especially those who write for writing, no … Continue reading How special was 2018 to human history
The clothing and fashion industry is the second largest employer after agriculture in the developing countries, and a large percentage of this workforce are women. Many a in Uganda have taken on fashion as a career meaning going for some … Continue reading Grace Mundaka and Fashion
its been a while, I went against the principle of consistence, it’s a challenge we all face. Am trying to come up with every sort of reason to justify my unreproducible to writing for the last few months, it’s not … Continue reading Us, Millennials and our Future
The unification of Korea a myth or a future reality, but before unity why are there two Korea. The history of one Korea goes back to 676 AD, Korea has been divided before and they were existed the three Kingdoms … Continue reading CAN ONE KOREA HAPPEN AGAIN
The middles East Cold War
The 2015 nuclear deal struck between Iran and six world powers – the US, UK, Russia, France, China, and Germany. It was the signature foreign policy achievement of Barack Obama’s presidency and that is one of the reasons why Donald Trump hates it so much, he hated the Lou going by the tweets and the birth certificate drama back then. But there is another reason why Trump hates the deal or why he is forced to hate the deal and that are the close ties he has with the Zionist. His Son in Law Jerald Kushina and also expected to be the first ever first Gentleman of the United States of America since Trump wants Ivanka to take over after him after the eight years, is Jewish and a Zionist who think Israel should be the only power in the middle East.
The 2015 nuclear deal which trump thinks is an Iranian deal changed the balance of power in the Middle East for the better but Trump and the Israeli Likud think it was for the opposite. For the six world powers – the US, UK, Russia, France, China, and Germany or P 5 + 1 the deal was to let the Middle East be, lifting sanctions they had imposed on Iran was a way of letting the region shape it’s self since it was becoming expensive for the P 5 + 1 to watch over the vast region and it was the right thing to do since it was long overdue.
The 2015 nuclear deal had an effect in real-time on the cold war in the Middle East, which cold war is affecting the world however much some down play it to the Middle East ignoring the realities on the ground, just like they did in the past on cases like Apartheid South Africa. They have been good at ignoring the facts thought human history.
The Middle East cold war is between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, these two like the old days of the Soviet Union and United States of America who were foolishly seeking to have world dominance never officially declared war directly on each other. But this time it’s somehow limited to the Middle East which sometimes affects oil prices as far as Uganda, and politics in countries like Nigeria.
Today the Middle East has four failing states Libya, Iraq, Syria and Yemen and 3 wars waging. Events that are sucking Iran and Saudi Arabia to a Cold War through Proxy Wars they take up opposing sides in the wars.
Let’s briefly time travel and find out how this two oil powers got here and they are affecting how we use our cars. Half of the Middle East was the Ottoman Empire pre 1900 and after the first European war that history has picked to call the First World War the vast Empire controlled by the Turks crumbled and in the Gulf tribal wars played out and the Al Asads managed to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1922, then oil was discovered and a nation grow from the Sand. They also saw themselves as the leaders of the Islamic faith due to the location of Mecca and Medina but there were predominantly Sunni, the oil deposits were used to build ties with the Americans and that meant a lot with the privileges that come along with associating with the power.
On the other hand the Persian as they want to be referred to have been there for a while, going back to bible times, but that does not matter to them. Since the 18th centaury Iran has been facing Invasions by outer powers, Russia was a force in the North of the country in the 1800s and some Iranians see themselves as Russians a big piece to the dynamics of the cold war. Britain has invaded the country twice latest in the 1944 but did not get a firm hold of the country. Iran had a prime minister but Americans through a coup 1953 that saw the fall of Mohammad Mosaddegh who was an elected prime minister and replaced him with a Monarch rule by Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and in the Guardian of August 2013 the CIA bragged about the plot which also involved the United Kingdom directly. The events of 19th August 1953 meant that America was controlling both Iran and Saudi Arabia for a while. Reza Pahlavi was find it hard to rule since the people of Iran did not have an attachment to the King like theirs neighbors across the Gulf in Saudi Arabia causing the famous Iranian Revolution of 1979, led by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and supported by Islamist and leftist organisations plus students movements a 2,500 year continuous Persian monarch was ended to bring about the Iran we see today, and the claimed leaders of Islam.
The Iranian Revolution of 1979 scared everything out of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, seeing a king fall next door meant anything could happen next. Adding fuel to the fire the CIA produced one of those document they are good at with some words covered calling it “Exporting the Iranian Revolution” and the Saudis panicked forming the G.C.C they are breaking up today with the technical war they are waging against Qatar. In 1980 the Saudis backed Saddam Hussein the then leader of Iraq to go invade Iran and take over its oil territories to weaken the theocracy but the war which had all world powers supporting Iraq hit rock bottom as Iran held its ground for a number of years. For some reason the Iranians acted like they had forgiven and forgotten with their pride. But Iran went on to send money and weapons to Lebanon were the Hezbollah a Shia power was coming up and becoming a force managing to force Israel out, and becoming the only Arab force to beat up on the Israelis in an open war in 2006 and even capturing the Sheba firms they have not returned up to date.
In 2003 the United States went into Iraq and over throw Saddam Hussein their once bae, and according to Kenneth Pollack a former Persian Gulf Military analyst with the CIA, Washington had no reason to go for that war because they were like babes in the woods when time past. For one reason both Saudi Arabia and Iran did not want the United States to go to war with Iraq because it was a buffer between them. After failing to replace Saddam which created a security vacuum, Sunni and Shia militias happened and the cold war in the Middle East had to take effect in Iraq, the Iranians sent in money and weapons to the Shia and the Saudis did the same for the Sunnis.
When the Arab spring happened which was in theory overthrowing autocratic regimes and replacing them with what is supposedly the people’s will Iran sent money to those on the streets in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Libya. On the other hand the Saudi Arabia sent in troops to countries like Bahrain to crush those on the streets. The Arab Spring again scared the crap out of Saudi Arabia where women are not allowed to drive since cars became part of human life, which will change some time in 2018. That is the kind of one side of this Middle East Cold war. On the other hand the Iranians who are predominantly Shia have come to the Aid of Al whites who the Sunni Saudis detest, and supported even Sunnis like Hamas in Palestine, for now Iran is winning the pro humanity card, with project as far as the Kampala.
In places like Syria, East of Iraq and Yemen Iran has boots on the ground a fit that Saudi Arabia can’t match as yet, since it has taken up the air strikes which have proven not to be effective at all in modern war fair.
In 2016 the Middle East Cold war went to new heights when the Saudis Aided America to suffocate the Russian Economy by flooding the world with oil produces causing a fall in oil prices which almost broke apart the mighty OPEC. A Stupid moves that lead to Russia change its actions in the Middle East and the world making Putin one of the strongest politicians of the modern times. For countries like Nigeria economies had to hide recession mode and for the would be new comers like Uganda and Kenya we had to slow down on oil related plans that seemed not viable for the last 2 year.
Saudi Arabia and Iran may never go into direct war but how far can the Middle East Cold war go and is it limited to the Middle East now that Iran can no longer trade openly with North Korea after the terms of the P 5+ 1
Today a young girl passed away, I had known her since she was a baby. She left Seeta and went to Bukomansibi to visit her granny’s for holidays. As it has become a custom for Ugandans to be attacked in their homes at night, she was beaten up for screaming after seeing her granny being beaten to death, she has been in intensive care since. She has not woken up but fallen asleep in death. The president visited and rambled as usual about violence that rocks citizens personal homes for now two years. The notion of “peace and security is … Continue reading Peace and Security is a delusion
in 2003 Europe decided to have an alternative for Russian gas Saudi Arabia on behalf of the gulf Kingdoms proposed to Syria a pipeline running through Syria to Europe in the bid not to involve his people in the war … Continue reading Syria trapped in pipelines
Its been a while, the other day i had my friends tell me that every one faces a block once in a while, and i told them no am not suffering from one but my day was no longer 24 … Continue reading Africa and Secession Possibilities
On 9th October I went out for an event, one that was organized by Millennials like me. it was another INK-NET event, in the past months i blogged about their dinner Ink-Net Poetry Dinner I had stumbled upon on the internet. This … Continue reading ink-net poetry meetup at Wizarts
i can’t tell you no rugby player can pull it off the explanation of making a try it’s like a flash of light the pleasantness during and after the blood racing beneath the skin when the gap opens up and … Continue reading the try
Growing up we were princes and princesses. We were not told that we would never claim our Thrones. The future was hopeful in every sense. Every one had that thing they wanted to be. How close we were to our … Continue reading A long the way
After the Kenyan election I didn’t follow what happened next, because this is Africa, I had the ruling in my mind. I thought it would look like this…… “There were irregularities in the election but not enough to change the … Continue reading What Kenyan election nullified means for Africa
She has always been there, I can’t recollect the first time I saw her because have known her for ever. For a long time i had a wrong impression about her because i was judging her, for not any reason … Continue reading Sun shine
she is cheerful she is carefree always seems untroubled she is for sure lighthearted am self-possessed around her she knows about my insomnia she know the causes of my insomnia she makes me open up have told her some of … Continue reading exceptional
Death is part of life We all have to die and we are well aware of the reality friends pass on and family wives become widow Husbands become widowers children become orphans parents become……………… there is no name for it … Continue reading dead child
she left me for me you left me for me the other evening at my wonted dinner as i move to my corner with my few stout bottles i noticed i had been overrun, my table was engaged a gentle … Continue reading paralyzed
What am i doing here ? It’s a Saturday night or Sunday Not very sure There these Stout bottles around me In the distance people are grooving hard Two hours ago I was trying to put my self together In … Continue reading distorted image
Are you seeing anybody He asked at our last dinner No, yes…………..I rattled Looking in his visage Made it more intelligible We go for dinner like every week And sometimes lunch He stopped eating Making a firm fist, he glanced … Continue reading immaterial
Last Friday 21st of July, I went for a poetry dinner at BBQ Lounge a small meet and greet event for poets, sounds exclusive for the most intelligent and classic people. Am not a poet but of late have developed … Continue reading Ink-Net Poetry Dinner