SASA NI ZAMU YA HAPPINESS MISS WORD… GO TEAM TZ GO

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PRINCE AKISHINO NA MKEWE WAFURAHI WIKENDI YAO SERENGETI NA NGORONGORO

Waziri wa Maliasili na Utalii Mhe. Lazaro Nyalandu (MP) inamkaribisha Prince Akishino na mke wake Princess Kito kutoka Japan kwenye kiwanja kidogo cha ndege cha Manyara tayari kwa ziara yao ya Ngorongoro Crater na Serengeti National Park mwishoni mwa wiki.

 

 

Princess Kito wa Japan akipokea shada la maua kutoka kwa Bi. Lilian Sukhe wa Bodi ya Utalii Tanzania wakati wa mapokezi yao kwenye uwanja mdogo wa ndege wa Manyara tayari kwa ziara yao ya Ngorongoro Crater na Serengeti National Park mwishoni mwa wiki.

 

 

Kikundi cha utamaduni cha kabila ya Wamasai wakimburudisha Prince Akishino na mke wake Princess Kito walipofika Loduare Gate, Ngorongorto Conservation Area.

 

 

Prince Akishino na mke wake Princess Kito waliamua kufanya matembezi ya miguu kwa muda mfupi ndani ya mbuga za Serengeti National Park.

 




Kaimu Mkuu wa Mkoa Mara Bi. Angelina Mabula akimkabidhi zawadi ya kinyago cha tembo Prince Akishino mara baada ya kumaliza dhihara yao Serengeti National Park.

TANZANIA YATAJWA MIONGONI MWA NCHI 35 ZENYE VIKOSI BORA ZAIDI VYA KIJESHI DUNIANI

Pichani ni kikosi cha wapiganaji wa kitanzania ambao wanaunda kikosi cha umoja wa mataifa nchini DRC wakiwa kazini.

Tanzania ni nchi peke ya Kiafrika ambayo imetajwa kati ya nchi 35 ulimwenguni yenye vikosi imara vya kijeshi {Special Fource}. Hutafiti huu umetokana na kazi nzuri ambayo imefanywa na vikosi hivyo nchini Kongo DRC.

Moja ya sifa zilizoangaliwa ni nidhamu, uwezo wa vifaa ikiwemo utayari wa vikosi hivyo kupambana katika mazingira magumu, kuokoa mateka na kukamata maharamia wakiwemo magaidi.

Taarifa hizi ambazo zimenukuliwa kutoka mtandao wa www.atchuup.com ambao ni maarufu kwa kuandika habari za teknologia ya kivita na kijasusi, zimeonya na kuyaonea huruma makundi ya waasi na kigaidi ambayo yatalazimika kupambana na vikosi hivi.

MONUSCO FIB commander Brig Gen. James Mwakibolwa akiwapokea wapiganaji wa kikosi cha kutuliza na kupokonya silaha makundi ya waasi Mashariki ya Jamhuri ya kidemokrasia ya Congo, DRC walipo wasili katika mji wa Goma

 

Wapiganaji wa Tanzania wanao undakikosi cha kutuliza na kupokonya silaha makundi ya waasi Mashariki ya Jamhuri ya kidemokrasia ya Congo, DRC walipo wasili katika mji wa Goma

 

Wapiganaji Tanzania wanao hunda kikosi cha kutuliza na kupokonya silaha makundi ya waasi Mashariki ya Jamhuri ya kidemokrasia ya Congo, DRC walipo wasili katika mji wa Goma PICHA NA MONUSCO

 

TAZAMA KICHUPA KIMPYA CHA 2FACE IDIBIA; “LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU”

2Face Idibia ameachia kichupa kipya {Official Video} ya wimbo wake “Let Somebody Love You” ambae amemshirikisha msanii maarufu Bridget Kelly. Nyimbo hii ni moja ya vibao vyake sita ambavyo vinapatikana kwenye santuri (Album) yake inayo julikana kama Ascension. Kichupa hiki kimeongozwa na Luke Biggins na kimeshutiwa kwenye sehemu mbalimbali ya jiji la Lagos.

Source:- MTV Base.

ALAHAULA UJERUMANI! ALMANUSURA KUPATA KIPIGO KUTOKA GHANA; WAAMBULIA SARE YA 2 – 2 {TAZAMA MAGOLI HAPA}

  • Miroslav Klose aokoa jahazi la Ujerumani kwa kusawazisha bao, huku akijiwekea rekodi ya mabao ya kufunga kwenye kombe la dunia (15) sawa na Ronado.

  • Miroslav Klose afunga bao la kusawazisha ukiwa amegusa mpira kwa mara ya kwanza akitokea benchi la wachezaji wa akiba.

  • Mario Gotze ndiye alikuwa wa kwanza kuipatia Ujerumani goli la kuongoza dakika ya 51, huku ikiwachukua Ghana dakika 3 kusawazisha kupitia kwa Andre Ayew, baada ya hapo alikuwa ni Asamoah Gyan ambaye aliwapa bao la kuongoza Ghana huku Ujerumani ikisubilia kuokolewa na Klose.

  • Mchezo wa mwisho Ujerumani itacheza na Marekani huku Ghana wakiwakabili Ureno.

Dk. 63′ – Ghana walijipatia goli la kuongoza kupitia kwa  Asamoah Gyan kama inavyo onekana hapo chini…..

Dk. 54′ Ghana walipata bao la kusawazisha kupitia kwa Ayew aka inavyo onekana hapo chini ……

Dk. 50′ – Ujerumani wanajipatia bao la kuongoza kupitia kwa Gotze baada ya kupokea krosi kutoka kwa Muller.

MAUSIANO YA TANZANIA NA UINGEREZA HATARINI….

WAZIRI MKUU MIZENGO PINDA

WAZIRI MKUU MIZENGO PINDA

  • SERIKALI YALAZIMIKA KUWAKANA PINDA NA MASELLE

  • NIKATIKA SAKATA LA MABILIONI YA ESCROW

SERIKALI imewakana Waziri Mkuu Mizengo Pinda na Naibu Waziri wa Nishati na Madini, Steven Maselle, waliotoa kauli ya kumbeza Balozi wa Uingereza nchini, Diana Melrase, kwamba amekuwa akitoa kauli za uchochezi dhidi ya ufisadi wa sh bilioni 200, zilizokwapuliwa kwenye akaunti ya Escrow.

Kauli hiyo ya serikali ilitolewa jana bungeni na Waziri wa Nchi, Ofisi ya Rais (Uwezeshaji na Uwekezaji), Dk. Mery Magu, akisisitiza kuwa msimamo uliotolewa na Ikulu kuhusu balozi huyo ndio sahihi, na kwamba kauli za Pinda na Maselle zipuuzwe.

Waziri Nagu alisema kauli ya Ikulu kwamba haina taarifa za uchochezi unaodaiwa kufanywa na balozi huyo ndiyo sahihi, kwani ndiyo yenye mamlaka ya mwisho kuzungumzia jambo lolote.

Waziri Nagu alilazimika kuwaruka mawaziri hao wakati akijibu mwongozo wa Mbunge wa Kigoma Kusini, David Kafulila (NCCR- Mageuzi), kuhusu mzozo wa fedha za Escrow zinazotokana na mgogoro kati ya Tanesco na IPTL.

Katika mwongozo huo, Kafulila alisema kumekuwa na kauli mbili kuhusu Balozi wa Uingereza nchini, moja ikitolewa na Naibu Waziri wa Nishati na Madini, Maselle na kuungwa mkono na kutolewa msimamo na Waziri Mkuu Pinda.

Alisema kauli ya pili ilitolewa na Ikulu kupitia kwa Katibu Mkuu Kiongozi, Balozi Ombeni Sefue ambaye alikana kuwapo kwa taarifa zozote kumhusu balozi huyo.

Kutokana na kauli hizo mbili, Kafulila alitaka kujua kauli ipi ndiyo sahihii kati ya hizo mbili.

“Mheshimiwa Naibu Spika, katika kutetea ufisadi uliofanywa katika akaunti ya Escrow, iliyofunguliwa Benki Kuu ya Tanzania (BoT), serikali imejikuta ikitoa kauli mbili tofauti, moja ikitolewa na Waziri Maselle na kuungwa mkono na Waziri Mkuu Pinda na nyingine imetolewa na Ikulu, naomba mwongozo wako upi msimamo wa serikali?” alihoji Kafulila.

Akijibu mwongozo huo, Waziri Nagu alisisitiza kuwa Ikulu ndiyo yenye mamlaka ya mwisho na kauli iliyotolewa kuhusu Balozi huyo ndio msimamo wa serikali.

Wakati wa majumuisho ya Wizara ya Nishati na Madini, Waziri Maselle alisema balozi huyo wa Uingereza nchini amekuwa akijihusisha na mambo ya ndani ya nchi kinyume cha mkataba wa Vienna, unaozuia mabalozi kujiingiza kwenye mambo ya ndani ya nchi husika.

Alisema balozi huyo amekuwa akitoa kauli za uchochezi kuhusiana na kashfa ya fedha za Escrow na kusisitiza kwamba wizara hiyo ina ushahidi wa madai hayo.

Naye Waziri Mkuu wakati anazungumzia tukio la wabunge wa kambi rasmi ya upinzani kususia bajeti ya wizara hiyo na kutoka nje ya Bunge, alisema serikali imesikitishwa na tuhuma dhidi ya balozi huyo na kuiagiza Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Kimataifa, kushughulikia suala hilo.

TUZO MTV AFRICA {MAMA} YAMTAMBULISHA DIAMOND KAMA MMOJA WA WASANII WANAO GOMBEA TUZO HIZO.

 Msanii wa muziki wa kizazi kipya nchini Naseeb Abdul ‘Diamond’akiongea na waandishi wa habari kabla ya kuanza show hiyo,(kushoto), ni wasanii wa kundi la Sauti Sol.
 Picha ya pamoja.
 Watangazaji wa MTV Base Vanessa Mdee (kushoto),  na Nomuzi Mabe (kulia), wakiwaelezea mashabiki wa muziki kuhusina na show  hizo.
 Waandishi wa habari wakiwa kwenye mkutano.
 Kundi la Mi Casa likitoa burudani.
 Diamond akitoa burudani.
  Mashabiki mbalimbali waliofurika katika ukumbi huo wakifuatilia show.

Mashabiki mbalimbali waliofurika katika ukumbi huo wakifuatilia show.

MSANII nyota wa muziki wa kizai kipya nchini Naseeb Abdul ‘Diamond’ ametamba kufanya vizuri katika tuzo za MTV Africa ‘Mama’ zinazotarajiwa kufanyika Juni 7 mwaka huu nchini Afrika Kusini.

Diamond ameingia katika tuzo hizo kwenye vipengele viwili ambavyo ni msanii bora wa Afrika pamoja na msanii mwenye nyimbo bora ya kushirikisha.

Wimbo ambao umembeba kwa kiasi kikubwa msanii huyo ni wa Number One aliomshirikisha Davido wa Nigeria ambapo amewaomba mashabiki wake kumpigia kura kwa wingi.

Akizungumza katika hafla ilioandaliwa na kituo cha runinga cha MTV Base kama sehemu ya kusherekea tuzo za MTV Africa mwaka huu iliyofanyika Mei 16,2014  kwenye Ukumbi wa Billcanas,jijini Dar es Salaam  Diamond alisema kuwa anafanya muziki wa Afrika na ndio maana amepata mafanikio makubwa. wasanii waliotumbuiza ni pamoja na Sauti Solo,Mi Casa Msic

Alisema kuwa wasanii wanatakiwa kujituma zaidi ili kuhakikisaha wanafikia malengo zaidi.

“Ninafanya muziki wenye ladha ya Afrika na hivyo ninatarajia kufanya vizuri zaidi katika tuzo za MTV nawaomba Watanzania wazidi kunipigia kura ili niweze kuibuka kinara, wasanii wanatakiwa kufanya juhudi za ziada kwa kutoa kazi nzuri ili kuhakikisha wanafikia malengo,” alisema

MINISTER NYALANDU LIVE ON BBC HARDTALK WITH STEPHEN SACKUR

Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu (third left) listens to Richard Porter, Controller of BBC Global News before the BBC HARDtalk interview in London UK.  Others in the picture from left are Imani Nkuwi, PA to the Minister, Paul Sarakikya, Assistant Director of Wildlife Division, David Tarsh, UK Media Consultant, Katie Waxman from BBC.

Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu (right) heading to the BBC HARDtalk Studio ready for the interview

BBC HARDtalk Presenter Stephen Sackur welcomes Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu in the studio ready for the interview.

Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu before the starts of the interview.Interview takes off between Stephen Sackur, BBC HARDtalk Presenter and Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu, Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism.

The inside view of the BBC HARDtalk Studio in London, UKHon. Lazaro Nyalandu smiles as a psychological means to control the interview while Stephen Sackur is seen taking note of the responses from Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu.

Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu in a discussion with Carey Clark, Editor of the HARDtalk and News Features Programmes soon after the interview.

Hon. Lazaro Nyalandu, Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism (second right) shaking hands with Stephen Sackur, Presenter of the BBC HARDtalk soon after the interview. Others from left are Paul Sarakikya, Assistant Director of Wildlife Division, Imani Nkuwi, PA to the Minister and Pascal Shelutete, PR Manager Tanzania National Parks.

SAFARI YA MWISHO YA NELSON R. MANDELA 1918-2013

Mpigania haki za weusi na alama kuu ya udhalimu wa mfumo wa Ubaguzi wa Rangi nchini Afrika ya Kusini Mzee Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela amefariki dunia baada yakuugua kwa muda mrefu kufuatia maambukizi ya mapafu kushindwa kutengemaa kwa muda sasa. Mzee Mandela ambaye kwa miezi kadhaa sasa amekuwa akisumbuliwa na matatizo ya maambukizi kwenye mapafu yake amefariki dunia nyumbani kwake ambako alipelekewa toka hospitali ya Moyo ya Mediclinic mjini Pretoria, chini Afrika ya Kusini baada ya familia yake kuomba kufanya hivyo. Mzee Mandela alipelekwa hospitali hiyo Jumamosi ya tarehe 8 Juni ikiwa ni baada ya kuanza tena kusumbuliwa na mapafu; miaka ya themanini akiwa kifungoni Mandela alipata ugonjwa wa Kifua Kifuu (TB) kutokana na kazi ngumu ya kupasua mawe kama sehemu ya adhabu ya kifungo chake. Aliondoka hospitali hapo Septemba 1, 2012 baada ya familia kuomba hivyo na kuahidiwa huduma nzuri ya kitabibu nyumbani. Wakati anaondoka hospitali hali yake bado ilikuwa ya utulivu kidogo lakini isiyo na mabadiliko makubwa. Mipango ya mazishi ambayo inatarajiwa kuvuta maelfu ya watu na mamia ya viongozi wa kimataifa inatarajiwa kutangazwa punde.


Mandela akiwa na Walter Sisulu gerezeni Kisiwa cha Robben

Bw. Mandela (95) alikuwa Rais wa kwanza mweusi wa Afrika ya Kusini kufuatia kutokomezwa kwa utawala wa ubaguzi wa rangi uliofanywa na Makaburu kwa karibu miaka 400 ambapo watu weupe walijipa haki ya kuwatawala na kuwabagua watu weusi. Kabla ya kuwa Rais wa Afrika ya Kusini Mzee Mandela alitumikia kifungo cha miaka 27 jela ambako pamoja na kazi ngumu aliendelea kuongoza kundi la wapigania haki wengine kudai usawa, utu, na umoja wa Waafrika ya Kusini. Mandela alikuwa ni mfungwa maarufu zaidi wa kisiasa duniani ambapo harakati za kutaka afunguliwe zilipiganwa na wanaharakati sehemu mbalimbali duniani licha ya upinzani wa Serikali ya Afrika ya Kusini na Baadhi ya Nchi za Kimagharibi ambazo zilimuona Mandela kama Ghaidi na mchochezi.

Maisha yake ya awali

Mzee Mandela alizaliwa Julai 18, 1918 katika kijiji cha Mvezo mji mdogo wa Umtatu Jimbo la Cape. Akiwa ni mmoja wa watoto wa Mzee Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa Nelson Mandela alikulia kwa mamake – mke wa tatu wa Mzee Gadla – katika kijiji cha Qunu ambako pamoja na shughuli nyingine za nyumbani alikuwa mvulana mchunga ng’ombe.

Baadaye alianza masomo ya shule ya msingi na baadaye Sekondari ambapo aliamini kuwa alikuwa anaandaliwa kwa ajili ya utumishi katika nyumba ya Chifu wa Kabila lake la Xhosa kama mshauri. Hata hivyo baada ya kurudi nyumbani kutoka masomoni mwaka 1940 alikuta kuwa Chifu Jongintaba ameandaa ndoa Nelson Mandela pamoja mtoto wa kiume wa Chifu huyo aitwaye Justice walitoroka nyumbani na kwenda kwenye Jiji la Johannesburg. Alifanya kazi kama mlinzi katika Kampuni ya Madini ya Crown lakini alifukuzwa kazi na msimamizi wa pale baada ya kugunduliwa kuwa alikuwa ametoroka kwao.

Mandela akiwa amevaa mavazi ya kabila lake la Xhosa; alitoka katika familia ya kichifu.

Kuingia Katika Siasa

Alipokuwa akiishi kwa muda na mmoja wa binamu zake Nelson Mandela alitambulishwa kwa mwanaharakati wa chama cha ANC Bw. Walter Sisulu ambaye baadaye walifungwa pamoja – Sisulu akitumikia miaka 25 jela. Walter Sisulu alimtafutia kazi ya ukarani katika kampuni ya Wanasheria ya Witkin, Sidelsky and Edelman. Akiwa hapo alifanya masomo ya elimu kwa njia ya Posta ambapo alikuwa anatafuta shahada yake ya kwanza. Mwaka 1943 alihitimu masomo yake ya sheria na kuanza kazi kama Mwanasheria badala ya kurudi kijijini kutumika kwa Chifu. Akiwa ameanza kazi kama Mwanasheria Mandela aliendelea kuwa chini ya uangalizi wa Walter Sisulu ambaye alikuwa anaendeleza harakati za kudai haki za weusi. Akikutana mara kwa mara na wanaharakati wengine nyumbani kwa Sisulu Mandela alikutana tena na rafiki yake Oliver Tambo. Ilikuwa ni katika mikutano hiyo alikutana na mwanamama Evelyn Mase ambaye walianza uhusiano wa mapenzi na baadaye kufunga ndoa yake ya kwanza Oktoba , 1944. Walijaliwa watoto wawili wa kiume na wa kike; wa kiume Madiba “Thembi” Thembikile alizaliwa Februari 1946 na wa kike Makaziwe alizaliwa mwaka uliofuatia lakini alifariki miezi tisa baadaye baada ya kupata maambukizi ya ugonjwa uti wa mgongo.


Mandela na mtoto wake wa kwanza wa kiume Themi

Baada ya uchaguzi wa 1948 ambapo watu weupe peke yao walishirikia vyama vya Herenigle Nacionale Party na Afrikaner Party viliungana na kuunda chama cha National Party ambacho kilikuwa na sera ya wazi ya ubaguzi na kikapisha na kupanua ukali wa sera ya ubaguzi kupitia sheria mbalimbali za ubaguzi wa rangi. Serikali ya Kikaburu ikaja na mojawapo ya Sheria kali kabisa za kupambana na wanaharakati ambayo inajulikana kama Ukandamizaji wa Ukomunisti ya 1950. Sheria hii ilikuwa inashughulikia karibu mambo yote yanayohusiana na kuipinga serikali na ikiwahusu watu wote. Migongano kati ya ANC na Serikali ya Kikaburu ilianza kupamba moto.

Mwaka 1952 Nelson Mandela alikamatwa na utawala wa Makaburu kwa kile kilichodaiwa kujihusisha na vitendo vya Kikomunisti chini ya ile sheria iliyopitishwa miaka michache nyume. Alihukumiwa miezi tisa jela na “kazi ngumu” lakini utekelezaji wa hukumu hiyo ulisitishwa kwa miaka miwili. Lakini mwezi Disemba mwaka huo huo Mandela alipigwa marufuku kuzungumza na zaidi ya mtu mmoja kwa miezi sita. Akiwa kiongozi wa ANC hii ilimaanisha kuwa asingeweza kufanya mikutano na wanachama wake. Mwaka 1953 Mandela na rafiki yake Oliver Tambo walifungua kampuni yao ya Wanasheria katika Jiji la Johannesburg na kuifanya kuwa kampuni ya kwanza ya Wanasheria Weusi katika Afrika ya Kusini. Walijishughulisha na malalamiko mbalimbali ya wananchi hasa yanayohusiana na ukatili wa kisiasa. Hata hivyo serikali ikitumia sheria nyingine ikalazimisha kufungwa kwa ofisi hiyo iliyokuwa na wateja wengi na kuihamisha sehemu nyingine ambapo ilikuwa ni vigumu kwa wateja kuifikia. Mwaka 1955 Mandela na wenzake walishirikiana kuandaa kongamano kubwa la watu wa Afrika Kusini ambao wanaamini katika taifa moja la watu wamoja japo wanatoka katika makabila na rangi mbalimbali. Katika kongamano hili kulisainiwa kile kinachoaminika kama mojawapo ya nyaraka muhimu kabisa za kutetea usawa na utu wa watu wote ambayo ilijulikana kama Freedom Charter. Kufananisha hii ni sawasawa na Azimio la Uhuru la Marekani au ile nyaraka ya Waingereza ya Magna Carta. Kwa Tanzania tunaweza kufananisha kabisa na Azimio la Arusha. Freedom Charter ilitengeneza ramani ya kujenga taifa la watu walio huru na sawa katika Afrika Kusini.


Nelson Mandela na Oliver Tambo – wanasheria
Marafiki wawili – miaka mingi toka Kisiwa cha Robben

Hata hivyo kwa upande wa familia ndoa yake kwa Evelyn ilianza kuwa matatani. Kulikuwa na tuhuma za kukosa uaminifu ambapo alidaiwa kuwa na mahusiano ya mapenzi na baadhi ya kina dada wa ANC. Evelyn alijaribu watengane lakini pamoja na jitihahada mbalimbali za kupatana Nelson Mandela aliamua kupeana talaka na mke wake wa kwanza mwezi Machi 1958. Walikuwa wamejaliwa mtoto mwingine wa kike. Wakati huo wa mchakato wa talaka Nelson Mandela alikuwa ameanza mahusiano na Winnie Madikizela mmoja wa wafanyakazi wa mambo ya kijamii. Walifunga ndoa Mwezi Juni 1958.


Ndoa ya Madiba na Winnie

 

Migogoro na utawala wa kikaburu haikukoma. Na Mandela alizidi kuwa na siasa za mrengo wa kushoto. Njia za amani za kupata mabadiliko ya kisiasa zilionekana kutozaa matunda; Mandela na wenzake walianza kuamini katika njia za kimapinduzi na za kutumia silaha. Hili lilimletea matatizo zaidi na watawala wa Kikaburu. Hatimaye Augusti 2, 1962 Nelson Mandela alikamatwa na utawala wa Makaburu na kushtakiwa kwa kuchochea mgomo wa wafanyakazi na kuondoka nchini bila kibali. Mandela alijiwakilishi mwenyewe mbele ya mahakama huku akitumia nafasi hiyo kutoa hutuba motomoto za kisiasa dhidi ya utawala wa kibaguzi wa makaburu. Alikutwa na hatia na kuamuriwa kufungwa miaka mitano jela; wakati anatoka mahakamani mashabiki wake walisimama pembeni na kuimba wimbo wa Mungu Ibariki Afrika (Nkosi Sikeleli Afrika).

Kesi ya Rivonia

Matatizo yake hayakufikia mwisho. Julai 11, 1963 polisi walivamia shamba la Lilliesleaf – mji mdogo wa Rivonia nje ya Johannesburg) ambapo pamoja na vitu mbalimbali waliamini walikuta ushahidi wa kutosha kumhusisha Mandela na mipango ya kuipindua serikali. Mandela na wenzake walitumia shamba hili kama sehemu yao ya kujificha huku Mandela akijifanya ni mtunza bustani. Kesi hii ilikuwa motomoto kwani Mandela na wenzake walishtakiwa kwa makosa manne yakiwa ni ya uhujumu wa miundo mbinu ya nchi (vitendo zaidi ya 200) pamoja na kutaka kupindua serikali; serikali ilikuwa inapendekeza kuwa wakikutwa na hatia basi wahukumiwe kifo. Mashahidi wengi wa serikali waliitwa pamoja na lundo la ushahidi wa picha na nyaraka kuthibitisha mashtaka ya serikali dhidi ya Mandela na
wenzake tisa.


Mara baada ya kuachiliwa mwaka 1990 Mandela alihakikisha anamtembelea rafiki yake mpenzi Oliver Tambo aliyekuwa anapata matibabu Sweden

Wengine ambao walikuwa pamoja na Mandela ni pamoja na Walter Sisulu na Govan Mbeki (baba yake na Thabo Mbeki aliyemrithi Mandela kama Rais wa Afrika ya Kusini). Ilikuwa ni katika kesi hii ambapo Mandela alitoa mojawapo ya hotuba zinazosifiwa zaidi duniani na ambayo inasomwa na wanafunzi wa siasa sehemu mbalimbali duniani kwani ilielezea falsafa ya kupinga ubaguzi wa rangi. Inafanana sana kimaudhui na barua ya Martin Luther King Jr akiwa katika jela ya Birmingham huko Alabama ambapo alielezea kwanini alikuwa anapinga kubaguliwa na kwanini kila mpenda haki duniani anapaswa kufanya hivyo hivyo. Katika hotuba hii inayojulikana kama “I’m Prepared to Die Speech” Mandela alisema kuwa alikuwa anapigania haki ya watu weusi kuheshimiwa kutokana na utu wao na kuwa wao ni sawa kama binadamu wengine.

Alisema kuwa hapiganii haki ya weusi kuwabagua weupe bali haki ya watu wote kuishi kwa pamoja kama watu wa jamii moja. Mandela alisema “This is the struggle of the African people, inspired by their own suffering and experience. It is a struggle for the right to live. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society, in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunity. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and achieve. But, if needs be, my Lord, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die”. Yaani, “Haya ni mapambano ya watu wa Afrika yaliyotokana na mateso na mang’amuzi yao wenyewe. Haya ni mapambano ya kupigania haki ya kuishi. Nimelifurahia wazo la jamii ya kidemokrasia na huru, ambapo watu wote wanaishi katika amani na haki sawa. Ni wazo ambalo ninatumaini kuishi kwa ajili yake na kulitimiza. Lakini, ikibidi, mheshimiwa, ni wazo ambalo

nimejiandaa kufa kwa ajili yake”


Baada ya kuhukumiwa kifungo cha maisha Mandela na wenzake wakitoka Mahakamani

 

Pamoja na utetezi wake wote timu ya Mandela ilishindwa kesi hii na wote wakakutwa na hatia isipokuwa mmoja. Kwa vile tayari kulikuwa na mwamko sehemu mbalimbali duniani kupinga adhabu ya kifo Mahakama ikawaamuru Mandela na wenzake kutumikia kifungo cha maisha na huo ndio ukawa mwanzo wa kifungo cha karibu miaka 30 jela (ikumbukwe kesi hii ilipoanza Mandela tayari alikuwa anatumikia ile hukumu ya miaka 5 jela). Mandela na wenzake walipelekwa katika jela ya Kisiwa cha Robben ambako pale peke yake alitumikia miaka 18. Maisha kifungoni Kisiwa cha Robben na kwingine


Kisiwa cha Robben ambako Mandela alifungwa kwa miaka 18

Mandela na wenzake walihukumiwa kazi ngumu vile vile na kweli ilikuwa ni kazi ngumu kwani pamoja na kuponda mawe walipewa baadaye kazi ya kuponda mawe ya chokaa. Kwa muda alikatazwa kuvaa miwani ya jua kitua mbacho kilimsababishia ubovu wa macho ambao hakuweza kupona kabisa. Akiwa kifungoni mamake alimtembelea mwaka 1968 na siku chache baadaye alifariki dunia, mwaka uliofuata mtoto wake wa kwanza Thembi alifariki katika ajali ya gari – Mandela hakuruhiswa kuhudhuria mazishi yao wote hao. Maisha kifungoni yalikuwa magumu kwa kila kipimo licha ya maisha baada ya miaka kuanza kuboreshwa kidogo kufuatia maandamano na harakati za kutaka Mandela afunguliwe. Utawala wa makaburu hawakusikia la mtu yeyote hasa kwa vile walikuwa wanaushirika wa karibu na serikali ya Marekani na Uingereza ambazo zote zilimuona Mandela kama Mkomunisti na Ghaidi.


Mwaka 1966 gerezani Mandela anaonekana akiitia viraka nguo yake ya jela

Mandela alitumikia pia katika magereza ya Pollsmoor huko Cape Town na Gereza kati ya 1982 hadi 1988 na baadaye gereza la Victor Verster 1988-1990 ambako kwa kiasi kikubwa alikuwa amepewa maisha ya unafuu (hapa chini akiwa na mpishi na huduma mbalimbali) kulinganisha na alivyoishi katika gereza la Kisiwa cha Robben.


Akiwa gereza la Victor Verster alipewa nyumba na mtumishi. Hapa pichani na aliyekuwa mpishi wake kwenye gereza hilo.

Ikumbukwe miaka aliyokuwa Robben ndiyo ilikuwa migumu zaidi kwani hakuruhusiwa kutembelewa na watu wengi na alipewa nafasi ya kutembelewa na kuandikwa barua moja tu kila baada ya miezi sita. Katika magereza hayo mengine Mandela alipata unafuu kidogo.

Kuingia kwa F. W. de Clerk na kuachiliwa kwa Mandela

Chini ya utawala wa Pieter Botha Afrika ya Kusini ilizama katika siasa na sera za ubaguzi wa rangi. Botha aliwachukia weusi na aliamini kabisa kuwa utawala wa kikaburu utadumu kwa muda mrefu. Botha anaweza kabisa kufananishwa na aliyekuwa Gavana wa Alabama George Wallace ambaye aliapa kuwa “ubaguzi sasa, ubaguzi kesho, ubaguzi milele”; japo aliishi na kuona Ubaguzi ukifumuliwa katika jimbo lake na katika Marekani sera hizo zikitupwa katika mifumo ya utawala. Hata hivyo alikuwa ni F. W. de Clerk mwanasiasa mwingine mzungu ambaye licha ya kutoka katika chama kilichoamini katika ubaguzi wa rangi yeye mwenyewe alijikuta akiukataa kifikra kwani aliona hauwezi kudumu.

Kwa muda hivi tangu 1988 Mandela alikuwa na mazungumzo ya siri na baadhi ya viongozi wa serikali juu ya masharti ya yeye na wenzake kuachiwa huru na mwelekeo wa siasa za Afrika ya Kusini. Mazungumzo hayo yalikumbana na vikwazo vingi sana ikiwemo kutokukubaliana kwa masharti – kwa mfano serikali ilitaka Mandela asijiingize kwenye siasa na kuwa wasilazimishwe kuwa na utawala wa wengi (majority rule) masharti ambaye Mandela aliyakataa.


Baada ya Mdahalo mzito ambao de Klerk alionekana kushinda; Mandela alipompa mkono alionekana kushangaza umati wa watu na kujenga daraja kati yake na de Klerk kwa maisha.

Matokeo yake ni kuwa Mandela na wenzake waliachiliwa huru na utawala lwa De Clerk Februari 2, 1990 na kuleta furaha wanaharakati pote duniani. Ikumbukwe kwa Tanzania wimbo maarufu wa “Kilicho cha Wapenda Haki Duniani Kote” ulivuma sana wakati huo katika kuhamasisha Mandela na wenzake waachiliwe huru. Baada ya kuachiliwa huru muda mrefu ulitumika kufanya mazungumzo na utawala wa kikaburu kuhusiana na mwelekeo wa siasa za Afrika ya Kusini na hata kuelekea uchaguzi mkuu. Hata hivyo kutokana na matukio mbalimbali ya vurugu na mauaji ya kisiasa yaliyokuwa yanaendelea na hata migongano ya chama cha Inkatha cha Chifu Buthelezi Mandela aliona hana jinsi isipokuwa kufikia makubaliano ya msingi. Baadhi ya makubaliano hayo yalihusisha kufunguliwa kwa wafungwa wa kisiasa, kuitishwa kwa uchaguzi mkuu, kuwa na Katiba ya Mpito na kuhakikishia kuwa kazi za weupe hazitafukuzwa kama ukiingia utawala wa weusi.Mandela na de Klerk walitunukiwa tuzo ya Nishani ya Amani ya Nobel mwaka 1993

 
Mandela na de Klerk wakionesha nishani ya NobelUchaguzi Mkuu wa 1994

Hatimaye Afrika ya Kusini ikaingia katika uchaguzi mkuu wa kwanza huru na wawananchi wote mwaka 1994, Aprili 27. Kampeni ilikuwa na vurugu za hapa na pale lakini kwa ujumla wananchi wa Afrika ya Kusini hasa weusi walijikuta kwa mara ya kwanza wanapiga kura kumchagua kiongozi wanayemtaka. Mandela akiongoza ANC walishinda asilimia 62 ya kura na kushindwa kupata theluthi mbili ambayo ingewawezesha kuweza kubadili Katiba. Serikali yake ilikuwa ni ya umoja wa kitaifa ikitegemea kwa kiasi kikubwa baadhi ya maofis waliokuwa katika utawala wa kikaburu. De Clerk alikuwa Makamu wa kwanza wa Rais na Thabo Mbeki akiwa Makamu wa Pili wa Rais. Mandela (katikati) akiwa na Makamu wake wawili

Mandela alishaeleza toka awali kuwa atagombea kipindi kimoja tu na ndivyo alivyofanya na baadaye kumwachia Thabo Mbeki kama Rais wa Afrika ya Kusini. Baada ya kustaafu siasa Mandela aliamua kujishughulisha na program mbalimbali za ndani ya Afrika ya Kusini na kutembelea baadhi ya nchi. Hata hivyo udhaifu wa mwili uliotokana na magonjwa na uzee ulimzidia na kumfanya apunguze safari za nje. Kwa mara ya mwisho alionekana katika shughuli za hadhara katika mashindano ya Kombe la Dunia mwaka 2010 ambayo yalifanyika Nchini Afrika ya Kusini. 

Mandela na Tanzania

Tanzania kama nchi imehusika kwa kiasi kikubwa sana katika kuuvunja vunja utawala wa kikaburu na katiak kuongoza harakati za kutaka Mandela aachiliwe huru. Baba wa Taifa Mwalimu Nyerere na utawala wake mara baada ya Uhuru 1961 aliazimia kutoa msaada wote unaohitajika kwa wapigania uhuru wa Afrika ya Kusini. Kama ilivyodokezwa hapo juu kuwa mojawapo ya mashtaka dhidi ya Mandela ni lile la kwenda nje ya Afrika ya Kusini bila kibali. Mwaka 1962 Mandela akitumia njia za panya alitoroka Afrika ya Kusini na hatimaye kuingia Tanganyika na kukutana na Mwalimu Nyerere ambaye aliwapa ahadi ya ushirikiano mkubwa. Mandela mwenyewe akizungumza katika dhifa aliyomwandaliwa Baba wa Taifa Mwalimu Nyerere mwaka 1997 Oktoba 17; alisema “Inanyenyekesha kukumbuka mchango wa Mwalimu Nyerere katika ukombozi wa bara letu na Uhuru wa Afrika ya Kusini”.

Aliendelea na kumsifia Nyerere kwa kusema kuwa wakati watu wengine walikuja baadaye kuona ubaya wa utawala kikaburu Nyerere aliliona hili mwaka 1959 ambapo akishirikiana na Fr. Huddleston walianzisha harakati za kupinga ubaguzi wa rangi (anti-apartheid movement) ambao zilikuja kuwa maarufu sana baadaye – hasa baada ya kesi ya Rivonia. Mandela alisema kukutana na Mwalimu mwaka 1962 kulimuonesha jinsi Nyerere alivyokuwa anataka haki sehemu zote duniani na jinsi alivyojitoa yeye na taifa lake changa kuona kuwa Afrika yote inakuwa huru.

Wanaharakati – wakisherehekea miaka 80 ya Askofu Trevol Huddleston, Nyerere, Askofu Mkuu Desmond Tutu na aliyekuwa Katibu wa Jumuiya ya Madola Shirdath Ramphal

Katika kuonesha hili Mandela alichagua Tanzania miongoni mwa nchi za kwanza kutembelea mara baada ya kuachiliwa huru mwaka 1990. Aliingia nchini Machi 7, 1990 na kupokelewa na maelfu ya watu wakiongozwa na baba wa Taifa Mwalimu Julius Nyerere pamoja na Rais Ali Hassan Mwinyi. Wakati anatembelea nchini kama mtu huru Tanzania ilikuwa na wapiganaji karibu 10,000 wa Afrika ya Kusini waliokuwa wanaishi Tanzania na kujihusisha na mambo mbalimbali. Ikumbukwe ANC ilifungua ofisi yake ya kwanza nje ya Afrika ya Kusini Jijini Dar-es-Saalam mwaka 1961 na hii ilichangia baadaye pia kwa ofisi za vyama vingine vya ukombozi kuchagua Dar kama makao yao makuu. Yote haya yalisaidia kuifanya Tanzania kuwa makao makuu ya Kamati ya Ukombozi ya Nchi Zilizo Mstari wa Mbele ambayo kwa muda mrefu iliongozwa na Brig. Hashim Mbita. Uhusiano huu wa karibu wa Tanzania na Wapigania Uhuru ulithibitika zaidi baada ya Tanzania kuwapatia wapigania uhuru hao maeneo ya mafunzo ya kijeshi na taaluma mbalimbali huko Morogoro eneo la Mazimbu na maeneo mengine Mtwara na sehemu nyingine nchini. Pamoja na vyuo wapigania uhuru hao walipewa maeneo ya shule za msingi na sekondari vile vile.


Wakufunzi wa chuo cha ANC Mazimbu Morogoro enzi hizo

Uhusiano huu wa karibu wa Tanzania na wapigania uhuru wa Afrika ya Kusini ulionekana pia wakati wa Mkutano wa Mawaziri Wakuu wa Nchi za Jumuiya za Madola uliofanyika London, Uingereza . Katika makala yake aliyoandika kwenye gazeti la The Observer Machi 7, 1961 Nyerere aliweka msimamo wa Tanganyika mapema kabisa kuhusiana na uanachama wa Afrika ya Kusini kwenye Jumuiya hiyo (Afrika ya Kusini iliomba kuwa mwanachama na mawaziri wakuu walitakiwa kuchukua uamuzi). Katika makala hiyo Nyerere alisema mojawapo ya mistari inayokumbukwa sana kuwa “kuipigia kura Afrika Kusini ijiunge ni kutupigia kura sisi kujitoa (To vote South Africa in, is to vote us out) na inaaminikuwa kuwa hoja aliyoijenga ilichangia sana kubadili upepo na kusababisha Afrika ya Kusini kutoa ombi lake la kujiunga. Uhusiano wa karibu wa Nyerere na Mandela haukushia wakati huo tu; hata baada ya kifo cha Mwalimu alikuwa ni Nelson Mandela aliyechukua jukumu la kusaidia kuleta amani Rwanda kama Mpatanishi.

Buriani

Mandela ametutoka baada ya maisha ambayo ametumikia nchi yake, bara lake na dunia kwa namna ambayo ameacha alama ya kudumu ya kukumbukwa. Kwa mtu ambaye utawala wa kikaburu ulimnyima haki nyingi za msingi na kumchukulia miaka ishirini na saba ya maisha yake angeweza kuwa mtu mwenye kisasi pale aliposhika madaraka kama Rais wa nchi yake. Mtu ambaye alinyanyaswa, kuteswa, na kushindwa hata kuhudhuria mazishi ya mamake kwa namna ya kawaida angekuwa ni mtu mwenye kinyongo sana.

Hata hivyo Mandela alionesha huruma na msamaha wa hali ya juu sana. Aliposhika madaraka alihakikisha kuwa watu weupe wanajihisi salama na kuondoa kabisa roho ya kulipiza kisasi hasa kwa watu weusi ambao waliumia sana mikononi mwa weupe kwa karibu miaka 400. Anapoitwa “Baba wa Taifa” la Afrika ya Kusini haitwi hivyo kirahisi. Mchango wake wa pekee kwa nchi yake unamuweka katika nafasi ya pekee kukumbukwa na vizazi vingi vijavyo. Hali hii ya msamaha iligusa hata maisha yake binafsi. Pamoja na kupata habari za mkewe Winnie Mandela kukosa uaminifu Mandela bado alihakikishia kuwa anapatiwa uwakilishi wa kutosha kujitetea kwenye kesi iliyomkabili ya utekaji na mauaji. Hata baada ya kuachana naye Mandela na mkewe mpya Graca Machel – aliyekuwa mke wa marehemu Samora Machel (Rais wa Msumbiji aliyeuawa kwa njama za makaburu) – Mandelea amekuwa na mahusiano mazuri na ya utulivu na Winnie ambaye ameshiriki vilivyo katika kumuuguza Madiba.

Dunia kwa hakika imepoteza shujaa wa haki za binadamu, nyota ya Afrika na mfano wa viongozi ambao waliweka maslahi ya watu wao mbele zaidi kuliko furaha zao binafsi na za familia zao. Wananchi wa Afrika ya Kusini wanapomlilia wanaungana na mamilioni zaidi katika bara la Afrika na Dunia ambao wanakumbuka nafasi ya Mandela katika maisha yao.

Kwa Watanzania wengi hasa waliokua miaka ya sabini na themanini harakati za kutaka Mandela afunguliwe na kukomeshwa kwa utawala wa kikaburu zilikuwa ni sehemu ya maisha yao. Hawa pia wanamshukuru Mungu kwa maisha ya Mandela na wanaungana kutoa rambirambi na pole kwa familia ya Mandela na kumwombea pumziko la amani baada ya maisha ya uchovu na kazi ngumu. Watanzania wanaungana na ndugu zao wa Afrika ya Kusini katika maombolezo haya; wao wenyewe wanakumbuka vile vile jinsi walivyoondokewa na Baba wa Taifa Mwalimu Nyerere na jinsi akili ya jumla ya Taifa ilivyoguswa lakini pia kuonekana kwa kubadilika kwa taifa kwa kutokuwepo Mwalimu. Ni wazi kuwa hata Afrika ya Kusini nayo itapita huku ambapo ile Dhamira ya Taifa (Consciousness of a Nation) yaani Mandela atakuwa hayupo. Njia pekee ya kuhakikisha kuwa Afrika ya Kusini inazidi kujijenga katika maisha ya kisasa na kuinua watu wake kuelekea maendeleo ni lazima kukumbuka umoja na udugu ambao Mandela alipigania.

MUNGU AILAZE ROHO YAKE PEMA PEPONI
SOURCE:- mwanakijii JF
(Haki zote za picha na vielelezo vingine zinabakia kwa wenye nazo)

“FAST AND FURIOUS” STAR PAUL WALKER ASSASSINATED BY OBAMA DRONE STRIKE?

SWITZERLAND, Zurich — Based on evidence acquired to date, it appears that Fast and the Furious star Paul Walkerwas assassinated in a drone strike while riding in a car in Los Angeles, California on November 30, 2013. While initial reports state that the car split in two after striking a tree at a high rate of speed, one look at the crash scene (see photo below) and it’s evident that the tree (no more than 6 inches in diameter) was not solely responsible for cutting in half, exploding and completely destroying the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. A few inches of wood are obviously no match for thousands of pounds of forged steel allegedly traveling at an extremely high-rate of speed.. In other words, what is being alleged as the cause of death by authorities is scientifically impossible. The Walker crash scene is eerily similar to what is known to be a missile strike on a civilian vehicle and almost identical to that of fiery crash witnessed when Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings was assassinated on June 18, 2013, in Los Angeles, California. As evidenced in a video taken by witnesses who arrived at the crash scene only moments after the explosion, pieces of Walker’s Carrera GT can be seen strewn across the street in every direction, characteristic of a high-impact missile strike.

First responders gather evidence near the wreckage of a Porsche sports car that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. A publicist for actor Paul Walker says the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series has died in a car crash north of Los Angeles. He was 40. Ame Van Iden says Walker died Saturday afternoon. No further details were released. (AP Photo/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Dan Watson)

First responders gather evidence near the wreckage of a Porsche sports car that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. A publicist for actor Paul Walker says the star of the “Fast & Furious” movie series has died in a car crash north of Los Angeles. He was 40. Ame Van Iden says Walker died Saturday afternoon. No further details were released. (AP Photo/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Dan Watson)

First responders gather evidence near the wreckage of a Porsche sports car that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. A publicist for actor Paul Walker says the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series has died in a car crash north of Los Angeles. He was 40. Ame Van Iden says Walker died Saturday afternoon. No further details were released. (AP Photo/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Dan Watson)

First responders gather evidence near the wreckage of a Porsche sports car that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. A publicist for actor Paul Walker says the star of the “Fast & Furious” movie series has died in a car crash north of Los Angeles. He was 40. Ame Van Iden says Walker died Saturday afternoon. No further details were released. (AP Photo/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Dan Watson)

RIP PAUL WALKER

RIP PAUL WALKER

SKYNET Active
It’s no secret that SKYNET killer drones are operating in American airspace, the only question is whether or not they are now openly assassinating U.S. citizens, something President Obama has already admitted doing. Roughly 4 months ago on July 26, 2013, the FBI informed U.S. Senator Rand Paul in an unclassified letter they have flown drones over U.S. airspace a total of 10 times in the past 7 years, a statistic which is likely much higher. Aside from the deaths of Walker and Hastings, other suspected drone strikes include the West Texas Fertilizer Company explosion on April 17, 2013,  in which a missile can be seen striking the building just prior to the explosion, as well as the explosion which killed the 19 elite firefighters near Yarnell Hill, Arizona, on June 30, 2013. Curiously, the autopsies and photos of the 19 firefighters are being withheld from the victims families  because they are most likely not consistent with the now retracted preliminary autopsy report which stated that burns and smoke inhalation were the cause of death in all 19 fatalities. Considering that the firefighters suffered a radio blackout just prior to the explosion (i.e.,  electronic blackouts generally precede black operations) and that drones are admittedly being used fight forest fires (or start them), the likelihood of foul play in the tragedy is exponentially higher. Although the FBI’s drone missions are still classified, they’re evidently comprised of assassinations which are intended to look like “accidents”.

UPDATE: Everybody wants to know why the Obama administration would want to assassinate Paul Walker. While I can only theorize, it’s possible that Walker was assassinated in order to highlight Operation Fast and Furious just prior to an unprecedented gun-related massacre in the United States stemming from one or more of the 2,000 assault rifles sold by the ATF (Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms) to Mexican drug cartels. Since Walker’s death, the words “Fast and Furious” have been in the news non-stop and have been subconsciously programming the public in a psychological manner for an impending state-sponsored terror attack that will likely be connected to Operation Fast and Furious. In the aftermath of said terror attack, Obama would likely attempt to ban and confiscate guns in America which would be unfair (since he supplied the guns) and highly anti-American. Suffice to say, the incident would inevitably lead to a second American civil-war over the 2nd Amendment and the right to bear arms.

SOURCE :- David Chase Taylor

About the Author
David Chase Taylor is an American journalist and the editor-in-chief of Truther.org. Taylor currently lives in Zürich, Switzerland where he has applied for political asylum after the release of The Nuclear Bible, a book credited with foiling a state-sponsored nuclear terror attack upon Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, Texas on February 6, 2011. Taylor has also authored The Bio-Terror Bible, a book and website exposing the 2013 global bio-terror pandemic. To date,Truther.org has identified and exposed over 50 Obama sanctioned terror plots, as well as the Alex Jones’ links to STRATFOR.

IS TANZANIA SOUTH AFRICA’S TROJAN HORSE?

THE TWISTS AND TURNS in the story of how Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda have tangled and untangled over the last 35 years to create both the current face-off between Kigali and Dar es Salaam, and the crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo today as reported in CRISIS IN THE GREAT LAKES 1: For Rwanda Its Back To 1996…And For Tanzania Its Back To Uganda 1982 were only beginning.

We need to look south for a moment.In 1994 Nelson Mandela became president of a free and democratic South Africa, and the African National Congress (ANC) took power. In the many years before Mozambique gained independence from the Portuguese in 1974 after a long liberation war, the armed wing of ANC, Umkhonto we Sizwe (“Spear of the Nation”), like several other Southern African resistance movements, was based in Tanzania. Tanzania paid a dear price in endless raids by the apartheid airforce, which was far superior to anything any African country then could throw at it.

The apartheid South African raids, many of them in Tanzania’s fertile south, combined with Nyerere’s socialist policies, to keep the country poor. That though, did not diminish Tanzania’s generosity or commitment to southern African liberation. That long sacrifice forged a blood link with southern Africa (expressed today in Tanzania’s membership of the Southern Africa Development Community [SADC]).

That is why the accusation that Tanzania is more committed to SADC than the five-member East African Community (EAC) is a little naïve and ignores history. Asking it to choose between the two is to demand that it walk away from itself.

Indeed the EAC could be said to a greater source of pain and betrayal to Tanzania than SADC. To appreciate this, it requires that we go back to 1974. At that time, Uganda’s Milton Obote, a close friend of Nyerere, was living in exile in Dar es Salaam. Uganda military dictator Idi Amin’s quarrels with Nyerere was reaching ridiculous levels. Not only did Amin, a former boxing champion, demand that he and Nyerere should enter a ring and fight to sort out their differences, but he also said if Nyerere were a woman, he would have married him!

In addition to Tanzania’s ideological – socialism vs. capitalism – difference with Jomo Kenyatta’s Kenya then, the EAC was facing the kind of stresses of the type we are seeing today. Eventually in 1977 it collapsed. Kenya had and kept the lion’s share of the EAC infrastructure, including its chunk of its shared telecommunications and airlines. Uganda got the next largest slice, and Tanzania was left with little else beside the Dar es Salaam port.

Already having to contend with the scarcities of a socialist economy of that period, the break up of the EAC plunged Tanzania into a Dark Age. For a considerable period it had no international telephone connection, and struggled with airline traffic – the East African Airways was already becoming Kenya Airways. To raise money to build a new phone system, Nyerere slashed public services pay by 25 percent, and sent a struggling middle class into the abyss. The difficulties that followed wired resentment of the EAC into the DNA of a generation of Tanzanians – including people like Kikwete. Only time, and their passing, will truly heal it.

Poor, isolated, trying to rebuild its infrastructure after the collapse of the first EAC, and trying to take advantage reduced South African attacks after the independence of Mozambique, Tanzania fell down another economic hole again. It had to send its army into Uganda to kick out Amin in 1979 after his troops invaded and trashed the Akagera Salient. And President Jakaya Kikwete, who was head of Tanzania’s post-war intelligence operation in Uganda, had to see that mission end in bitterness in 1982—and ingratitude in 1986 when Museveni swept to power.

As we’ve already remarked, perhaps it is because unlike soldiers who take the blows and get more personally touched by war, Tanzania’s president Julius Nyerere, his successors Hassan Mwinyi and Ben Mkapa were able to be pragmatic about relations with Uganda – though perhaps less so with Kenya.

And Museveni did redeem himself considerably with South Africa and Tanzania soon after he came to power. That redemption started with events in 1984, two years before Museveni became president with the signing of the Nkomati Accord, a non-aggression pact, between Mozambique and apartheid South Africa. Under the accord Mozambique agreed to expel the ANC and to dismantle the camps and infrastructure of its armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (“Spear of the Nation”), while South Africa agreed to stop attacks on Mozambique and end its backing of the Mozambican National Resistance, Portuguese, Resistencia Nacional Mocambina, better known by its abbreviation RENAMO. Mozambique kept up its part of the deal, and two years down the road started shipping the ANC out of Mozambique. Mandela, and later Mbeki, had a lot of time for Kagame – not so Zuma

But where would Umkhonto go, given that it could not relocate to a southern African country? Museveni, then still a revolutionary firebrand, had just become the Big Man in Uganda. He gave them a home.
If there was one man in these myriad of liberation movements whom Kikwete could relate to because they shared the same experience of intelligence chiefs who’ve had to bury their bitterness for the “picture bigger” as their political leaders cut political deals, it was Jacob Zuma.
Zuma was deputy Chief Representative of the ANC in Mozambique until the Mkomati Accords. When Umkhonto shipped out to Uganda, Zuma was forced to leave Mozambique and move to Lusaka. There he became Head of its Underground Structures, and then ANC’s Chief of Intelligence.

But Kikwete’s and Zuma’s moments hadn’t arrived yet. Mandela related to the RPF struggle and was outraged by the Rwanda genocide. He liked Kagame and Museveni. As someone put it, he “treated Kagame and Museveni like they were his sons”. His successor Thabo Mbeki didn’t get along with Museveni, but was a buddy Presidents Kikwete and Zuma do a jig: They have brought the sharp end of southern African liberation politics into Great Lakes geopolitics.

of Kagame’s. No one would have guessed that things would change dramatically in South Africa in 2008. Zuma orchestrated a party coup against Mbeki and became president. In Tanzania Kikwete had become president in 2005. For the first time in Tanzania and South Africa, two men who had been at their sharp end reunited the liberation movements of past decades. The securitariat in South Africa and Tanzania, could finally claim their prizes.

How would the Zuma-Kikwete pairing of former intelligence chiefs imprint itself on the wider region? With Mandela ailing, and Mbeki out of the way, Kagame was no longer getting birthday cards from Pretoria. The breaking point came in February 2010 when Lieutenant General Kayumba Nyamwasa, Rwanda’s former Chief of Staff and also ambassador to India fled to South Africa after Kigali accused him of being involved in terrorist activities.

The Kigali government accused Kayumba of working with Col. Patrick Karegeya, Rwanda’s former intelligence chief who had fallen out the powers back home and was living in exile in South Africa. In June 2010 Nyamwasa survived an assassination in Johannesburg. His wife, and later himself, accused the Kagame government of being behind the attack. Again, Rwanda denied the accusation, but the situation between Kigali and Pretoria degenerated badly months later when South African officials claimed that their investigations had established the Rwandese suspected to have been part of the hit squad were operative of Rwandan intelligence. The Rwanda government at that point basically asked South Africa to make a choice between it and the exiles. By the looks of it, Zuma chose his security friends (Kayumba and Karegeya).

Thousands of displaced Congolese walk along a road heading north of Goma in 2008: This is not the past, it is likely to be the future for the people in Eastern DR Congo in 2008: This is not just the past, it looks likely to be eastern DR Congo’s future too (AP hhoto)

While the likeable, generally charismatic, but according to his critics undisciplined, Karegeya was intelligence top dog in Rwanda, his closest friend was Kikwete who was Foreign minister then. Without being gossipy, the two men shared an active interest in the “good things of life”. With his friend president in Dar es Salaam, Karegeya soon was able to sojourn between Tanzania and South Africa, and found comfort and succor from the leaders of the two countries.

And so we are where we are today. Kikwete shares both the same intelligence and southern African liberation fellowship with Zuma. History has placed both men on different sides of the fence from Kagame’s Rwanda. But South Africa is far away from Rwanda, so Kigali needn’t have worried that it could do it harm.

That was not to be. Besides the personal relationships explored here, South Africa too changed. Mandela and Mbeki’s South Africa’s were always shy about their relations with the rest of Africa. Though by far the richest nation on the continent, Mandela and Mbeki didn’t want to be seen to be lording it over other African nations because then their South Africa would look like the one from the apartheid era. Also, because many countries had supported them during the anti-apartheid struggle, they were paralysed by gratitude.
Zuma started to change that. And in Tanzania, Kikwete started to shift from Tanzania’s post-1982-Uganda-campaign disdain for military intervention (its short stint in Comoros peacekeeping notwithstanding).
Even when Rwanda dipped its toes in peacekeeping in Darfur, and Uganda and Burundi – and eventually Kenya – plunged into the Somalia madness, Tanzania was the only EAC nation that stayed out on dry land. Yet today it has its troops in the bitter conflict of the DRC.
And that presents us with the first issue fuelling Rwanda and Tanzania tensions: the fact that Rwanda considers Tanzania a Trojan horse for South Africa’s designs against the Kagame government. And, secondly, that the two have chosen a battlefield close to Rwanda, DRC, to fight this proxy war.

What changed? Why did Zuma abandon the Mandela-Thabo Mbeki era reticence? Is it really true that Kikwete has thrown his geopolitical lot with SADC, and if so why? How come Kenya, a country that has strived to calm the resentment from the break up of the EAC in 1977 by remaining neutral in East African feuds, is in Kagame’s and Museveni’s corner? The questions are endless, and we examine them in the continuation of the series.

SADLY KAGAME IS ONLY GOING HALF WAY TOWARDS OUR TRAP.

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For the past few weeks Tanzanians lead by media have been discussing non other than Kagame while speculating the coming war. so Rwandies media have call Tanzania citizens the war mongers.

May be I should make it clear to you that Tanzanians, though quite, polite and peaceful, they are like puff adders who strike only after being trampled upon, unlike black mambas who are always looking for something to strike.. It shouldn’t therefore, come to surprise that we spend a significant chunk of our precisious time to discuss about war with Kagame. We always wish someone could provoke us to fight. Sadly Kagame is only going half way towards our trap. We love to fight where there is reason for that. The presence of our soldiers in different parts of the world is point in case.

SOUTH AFRICA IS NOW PLANNING TO SCRAP FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVED PRINCIPLE IN MINING, OIL & GAS SECTOR

The new draft law before South Africa Parliament appears to scrap the first-come, first-served mineral right award principle and replace it with a public auctioning process.

Moreover, the mineral beneficiation provisions of the 2013 Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill are wide-ranging, Fasken Martineau mining law partner Matthew van der Want said on Friday.

Van der Want and Fasken Martineau environmental law specialist Matthew Burnell were speaking at a mining seminar on the most important of the many changes to South Africa’s mining and environmental legislation.

“Many of the amendments the Bill proposes are fairly complex and far-reaching,” Van der Want told Mining Weekly Online in a video interview (see attached).

The complexities arise not only from the introduction of the 2013 Act but as a result of amending legislation coming into force and then being partly withdrawn at the eleventh hour, Fasken Martineau Africa mining head Andrew Mitchell explained.

Burnell drew attention to a section of environmental legislation being inadvertently repealed and the potential confusion arising from two different amendment Acts for mining-related activities failing to dovetail.

“Certain provisions of the MPRDA have been deleted, which leaves portions of the environmental legislation unregulated for the next 18 months,” Burnell told Mining Weekly Online.

Meanwhile, the 2013 Bill is providing insight into the new direction in which the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) intends taking the transferring of rights, beneficiation and mine-dump processing rights.

“One of the most important changes by far is the scrapping of Section 9 and the ordering of applications and to replace it with a kind of public auction idea, it seems to me.

“Essentially, what’s happening is they’re planning on scrapping the first-come, first-served principle, which has always applied,” Van der Walt said.

Currently, the first mineral right application submitted is the first to be considered and if two applicants put their applications in on the same day, there is a match off of the black economic-empowerment (BEE) credentials and the applicant with the better BEE credentials is awarded the right.

The 2013 Bill proposes that the first-come, first-served procedure be scrapped entirely and replaced with what appears to be a public auction of available or lapsed rights.

It is proposed that the Mineral Resources Minister can invite applications for rights in any area, prescribe when the applications may be lodged and lay down the terms and conditions on which rights will be granted.

The new proposal is also that no awards can be made in areas where rights have been relinquished, abandoned or have lapsed until the Minister gives the go-ahead.

“It’s not entirely clear how this will work,” Van der Want added.

MINERAL BENEFICIATION

Under the 2013 Bill, the Minister must promote beneficiation and is entitled lay down the percentage of a mineral output that must be reserved for local value addition.

Also determined is the developmental price at which the designated output must be sold to facilitate local beneficiation.

Should shale gas be exploited, producers will be obliged to offer a percentage of the raw gas for local processing at a prescribed price.

The Minister can thus decide the percentage of production that must be processed locally and the price at which it may be sold after processing.

“It’s going to have some pretty severe implications,” Van der Want commented.

The export of designated minerals is also subject to Ministerial consent.

“These provisions are going to be a major sticking point in the Parliamentary consultation process,” Van der Want predicted.

MINE DUMPS

Mine dumps have been the subject of several court cases and there has for long been a degree of uncertainty around so-called historic mine dumps.

Lawyers contend that prospecting and mining rights are not required to process dump material that pre-dates the 2004 MPRDA.

However, from June 7 the 2008 Amendment Act extends the definition of dumps to include dumps under old-order rights, which places the MPRDA mantle over dumps created before 2004.

The terms that the MPRDA applies to dumps are residue stockpiles, which are dumps or tailings placed by a holder of a new-order right, and residue deposits, which are the deposits still remaining after the right to them has expired.

The DMR has attempted to assert jurisdiction over dumps, which has led to contestation.

Now the proposed changes give the DMR the power to take control of dump processing.

PROCLAIMED THEN UNPROCLAIMED

The 2010 changes to the 2008 MPRDA Amendment Act, which many assumed had been erased, were proclaimed “out of the blue” three years after the 2008 Amendment Act had been signed into law by President Jacob Zuma – only for parts of it to be unproclaimed six days later.

“The legal concept is new to me. I did not know you could proclaim an Act and then unproclaim parts of it, but there you go. So developments have been pretty confusing,” Van der Want commented.

Most of the amendments effected by the 2008 Amendment Act have been in force from June 7, except for certain environmental provisions.

ENVIRONMENTAL LIMBO

Burnell told Mining Weekly Online that confusion had been created as a result of the deletion of certain MPRDA provisions, which left portions of the environmental regulation unregulated for the next 18 months.

Despite the deletions, the provisions would continue as in the past.

“Everyone’s just going to turn a blind eye,” Burnell said.

But if a dispute arose relating to the deleted sections, problems could well arise.

New provisions were laying down indefinite periods of environmental liability.

If the provision in the 2013 Bill went ahead, the liability would enter the realm of the perpetual and place question marks over effective enforcement.

Once the Department of Environmental Affairs became the authority, Burnell believed confusion would abate.

SOURCE:- miningweekly.com

MUGABE TEAM CLAIM TO WIN ZIMBABWE ELECTION

Robert Mugabe team claims to win Zimbabwe election: Source at ruling party
A senior source in the ruling party of Zimbabwe, ZANU-PF, says President Robert Mugabe has defeated Prime Minster Morgan Tsvangirai in the presidential election. Claim
“We’ve taken this election. We’ve buried the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). We never had any doubt that we were going to win,” said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, on Thursday.
In response to the claim, a high-ranking source in Tsvangirai’s MDC party issued a statement saying that “Zimbabweans have been taken for a ride by ZANU-PF and Mugabe, we do not accept it.”
On the same day, police said that “people who announce results of elections before the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission” would be arrested.
Vote counting began immediately after the presidential and parliamentary elections ended on Wednesday night.

Some 6.4 million people, or half of the Zimbabwean population, were eligible to cast their ballots at 9,670 polling stations across the country.

Five presidential candidates are competing in the race, including Mugabe and Tsvangirai.

The two rivals have been sharing power since 2009, following a deal brokered by a regional bloc to end the unrest that had sparked after the 2008 election.

In that election, violence broke out, forcing Tsvangirai out of the race despite a first round win after 200 of his supporters were killed in the turmoil.

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I will Just Wait For You At the Right Place And I will Hit You, Rwandan General Paul Kagame Threatens Tanzanian Jakaya Kikwete

“Those people [Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete] you just heard siding with Interahamwe and FDLR  and urging negotiations… negotiations?  Me, I do not even discuss this topic, because I will just wait for you [Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete] at the right place and I will hit you! He[Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete]  did not deserve my answer. I did not waste my time answering him…It is well known. There is a line you cannot cross, there is a line, a line that you should never cross. It is impossible…”

It is in these ominous terms that the Rwandan dictator General Paul Kagame threatened to get even with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, while addressing Rwandan Youth on June 30, 2013 during a summit called “Youth Konnect”“, sponsored by his wife, Janet Kagame.

Relations between Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete and Rwandan leaders have soured in the last weeks. On several occasions Rwandan leaders called the Tanzanian President “a genocide and terrorist sympathizer”, “ignorant”, “arrogant”, and “mediocre leader”. The relations have deteriorated following the recommendation by President Jakaya Kikwete of open negotiations between Rwandan, Ugandan and Congolese leaders and their respective armed opposition in order to bring durable peace and security  in the African Great Lakes region.

First the Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo and Defense Minister, James Kabarebe, publicly cursed the Tanzanian President and called him a sympathizer of “genocidaires”,  a “genocide denier”, and other names.

Then, General Paul Kagame, while addressing a closed door meeting with his close aides, called the Tanzanian President “4Bs”, which in Rwandan language means “an opportunist, attention seeker, arrogant and contemptible person.”

Then the Rwandan puppet Hutu Prime  minister Prime Minister  called the Tanzanian President a mediocre leader .

The latest public threats by  General Paul Kagame against the physical person of the Tanzanian President are arguably the most serious sign of how worse the relations among the two countries and the their leaders have become. According to sources in Kigali, General Kagame has also been frustrated by the attention Tanzanian President has been receiving from World powers. Until a few years ago, Rwanda and its dictator was the darling of the West. The attention from the West has since dwindled.

The recent visit by US President Barack Obama to Tanzania may have further increased the frustration and perhaps led to the grave public threats by General Paul Kagame against the Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete.

The upcoming days and months promise to be full of anticipation and sursprises in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Source :-  AfroAmerica Network.

RAIS KIKWETE AFUNGUA MKUTANO WA MARAIS WA AFRIKA MASHARIKI.

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Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akiwa na Rais Mstaafu wa Marekani Mhe George W. Bush na Mkewe Laura na Mama Salma Kikwete wakati wa ufunguzi wa mkutano wa wake wa marais wa Afrika Mashariki lkatika hoteli ya Serena jijini Dar es salaam

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Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akifungua mkutano wa wake wa marais wa Afrika Mashariki katika hoteli ya Serena jijini Dar es salaam.

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Wageni wakimsikiliza Rais Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete akifungua mkutano wa wake wa marais wa Afrika Mashariki katika hoteli ya Serena jijini Dar es salaam.  PICHA  ZOTE KWA HISANI YA IKULU.

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