Kofi Annan

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has urged Ugandan authorities to maintain integrity in the electoral process as the country goes to the polls tomorrow February 18.

“As Uganda prepares to elect its president on 18 February, I join all Ugandans in their hopes for an election with integrity, which will bestow legitimacy upon the winner and secure stability for the country, Annan said in a statement issued this morning.

Annan says the process should be free from all forms of abuse, intimidation and violence as a precursor for legitimate and credible results.

Tomorrow, Ugandans go to the polls to elect a president and Members of Parliament. The much anticipated poll pits the incumbent president Yoweri Museveni against his four-time challenger Kizza Besigye and his former ally Amama Mbabazi. The presidential race attracted eight candidates.

“Legitimacy is the crucial currency of government in our democratic age. Only elections that are transparent and fair will be regarded as legitimate, both by the people of Uganda and by the international community,” Annan adds.

Annan also urged the government and the electoral authorities to ensure a level playing field for all candidates. He also urged candidates to exercise restraint in their deeds and rhetoric ahead of polling day.

“I encourage the candidates and their supporters to exercise restraint in their deeds and in their rhetoric so as to ensure credible and peaceful elections, which the people of Uganda demand and deserve

 

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+2 #61 Dida 2016-02-20 02:00
Quoting Betty Long Cap:
Quoting Dida:
We have the Nubians in Aswan(Southern Egypt). Very big numbers and second hand citizens.Thats how they are treated in their own country of Origin!!


Dida, Nubians' country of origin was Kush, modern day Sudan. For one hundred years, Egypt had black pharaohs. That was the twenty-fifth dynasty.


BLC point taken.Thank you.
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+1 #62 Dida 2016-02-20 02:15
Quoting Betty Long Cap:
Quoting Dida:
[If you are white they have a name for you which is derogatory as well as for Asians and Black Africans.Its the same throughout the Arab World.


Dida, those derogatory terms do not cut so deep for Caucasians. If anything, we think the world is our oyster.


Hahahaa BLC you have just reminded me what my ex said.She was aware of the stereotypes and racial bias in England..

She was undeterred once she put her strong guts on something thats it.

Yes some people prefer caucasian instead of White same Coloured and black or negro.Depends on what generation I suppose.

I have seen some rows regarding use of those words especially when someone already has some urgument in his or her head.

BTW Ugandans in Uganda say ajument not argument
hahahahaa!!
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-1 #63 webeshixty 2016-02-20 10:29
Quoting Betty Long Cap:
Quoting Dida:
We have the Nubians in Aswan(Southern Egypt). Very big numbers and second hand citizens.Thats how they are treated in their own country of Origin!!


Dida, Nubians' country of origin was Kush, modern day Sudan. For one hundred years, Egypt had black pharaohs. That was the twenty-fifth dynasty.


Dida's history began 25'th Jan 1986.
Very strange of him to have forgotten claims of having disenfranchised Jewish roots.

Dida & my Somali friend share common genome, but the Somali claim to be Arabs!

I wonder what he would say if told Akhenaten was as dark as Nero! India still has traces of Nefretiti as my Indian friend joked Indians are darker than Africans!
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0 #64 ejakait engoraton 2016-02-20 14:51
DIDA I know exactly what you are talking about and saw a lit of it thankfully the position I was in never lent itself to me being directly in the line of such discrimination, in fact there were instances where some of the Arabs felt we were loading it over them , and to some it was more of loathing that we were in such positions , which they realised they or their children could not take up.

It never stopped them though expressing their feelings whenever they had an opportunity.

The unfortunate bit was that we found ourselves in the middle, where the Arabs felt one way towards us and the whites also felt that the expatriate status at that level was their preserve.
Have had a few stints in The UK dating back to the late 70s, so who knows paths may have crossed.

As for my dear country, I hope that subjectiveness is not premised on "your post code" and from what I can tell you seem to be a "Johnnie come lately", some of us can look at things from different positions and having been there, and believe "in deep" and can see that things have gone terribly wrong.

Can see that you may have just joined the gravy wagon and as long as the gravy flows...................

Good on you.
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+1 #65 Dida 2016-02-20 17:03
Quoting webeshixty:
Quoting Betty Long Cap:
Quoting Dida:
We have the Nubians in Aswan(Southern Egypt). Very big numbers and second hand citizens.Thats how they are treated in their own country of Origin!!


Dida, Nubians' country of origin was Kush, modern day Sudan. For one hundred years, Egypt had black pharaohs. That was the twenty-fifth dynasty.


Dida's history began 25'th Jan 1986.
Very strange of him to have forgotten claims of having disenfranchised Jewish roots.

Dida & my Somali friend share common genome, but the Somali claim to be Arabs!

I wonder what he would say if told Akhenaten was as dark as Nero! India still has traces of Nefretiti as my Indian friend joked Indians are darker than Africans!


Hahahhaa In stiches Web and thank you.I thought I knew
enough about my Africaness but you added value Sir.

You know after getting some paying job I went back to Egypt on a cruise,toured the pyramids,karnak was amazing then down to Aswan in the temples.It took me two weeks.

The history is great now look at what the current Pharaohs are doing?How they treat nonarabs??

Naomi Campbell of Jamaican black immigrants desent in the UK sought refugee for her true blackness in Mandela's backyard.Dont you think she should have headed for Somaliland or Aswan??
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0 #66 webeshixty 2016-02-20 19:33
Quoting Dida:
Quoting webeshixty:
Quoting Betty Long Cap:
Quoting Dida:
We have the Nubians in Aswan(Southern Egypt). Very big numbers and second hand citizens.Thats how they are treated in their own country of Origin!!


Dida, Nubians' country of origin was Kush, modern day Sudan. For one hundred years, Egypt had black pharaohs. That was the twenty-fifth dynasty.


Dida's history began 25'th Jan 1986.
Very strange of him to have forgotten claims of having disenfranchised Jewish roots.

Dida & my Somali friend share common genome, but the Somali claim to be Arabs!

I wonder what he would say if told Akhenaten was as dark as Nero! India still has traces of Nefretiti as my Indian friend joked Indians are darker than Africans!


Hahahhaa In stiches Web and thank you.I thought I knew
enough about my Africaness but you added value Sir.

You know after getting some paying job I went back to Egypt on a cruise,toured the pyramids,karnak was amazing then down to Aswan in the temples.It took me two weeks.

The history is great now look at what the current Pharaohs are doing?How they treat nonarabs??

Naomi Campbell of Jamaican black immigrants desent in the UK sought refugee for her true blackness in Mandela's backyard.Dont you think she should have headed for Somaliland or Aswan??


No sir, these west Indians are from west Africa. You will be surprised how Jamos can tell Igbos from Yoruba under their hides.

One distinct tradition they never forgot is the "harvest festival " which has moulted into the Brazilian festival that you know.

I know this is not the case for loafing nomads of no fixed territory because jok has to taste the kal(o) before I can fill my tummy at harvest fest!
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0 #67 Dida 2016-02-20 21:25
Quoting webeshixty:
Quoting Dida:
Quoting webeshixty:
Quoting Betty Long Cap:
Quoting Dida:
We have the Nubians in Aswan(Southern Egypt). Very big numbers and second hand citizens.Thats how they are treated in their own country of Origin!!


Dida, Nubians' country of origin was Kush, modern day Sudan. For one hundred years, Egypt had black pharaohs. That was the twenty-fifth dynasty.


Dida's history began 25'th Jan 1986.
Very strange of him to have forgotten claims of having disenfranchised Jewish roots.

Dida & my Somali friend share common genome, but the Somali claim to be Arabs!

I wonder what he would say if told Akhenaten was as dark as Nero! India still has traces of Nefretiti as my Indian friend joked Indians are darker than Africans!


Hahahhaa In stiches Web and thank you.I thought I knew
enough about my Africaness but you added value Sir.

You know after getting some paying job I went back to Egypt on a cruise,toured the pyramids,karnak was amazing then down to Aswan in the temples.It took me two weeks.

The history is great now look at what the current Pharaohs are doing?How they treat nonarabs??

Naomi Campbell of Jamaican black immigrants desent in the UK sought refugee for her true blackness in Mandela's backyard.Dont you think she should have headed for Somaliland or Aswan??


No sir, these west Indians are from west Africa. You will be surprised how Jamos can tell Igbos from Yoruba under their hides.

One distinct tradition they never forgot is the "harvest festival " which has moulted into the Brazilian festival that you know.

I know this is not the case for loafing nomads of no fixed territory because jok has to taste the kal(o) before I can fill my tummy at harvest fest!


I wondered why West Indians clashed with West Africans especially Nigerians whenever they met!!

Some baggage each carry I presume.Each one accusing the other of aggresion yet they all speak loooud hihihi

Anyhow I prefer Jok hahaha we have plenty of kalo and wine.
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0 #68 Dida 2016-02-20 21:45
Quoting webeshixty:
Quoting Dida:
Quoting webeshixty:
Quoting Betty Long Cap:
Quoting Dida:
We have the Nubians in Aswan(Southern Egypt). Very big numbers and second hand citizens.Thats how they are treated in their own country of Origin!!


Dida, Nubians' country of origin was Kush, modern day Sudan. For one hundred years, Egypt had black pharaohs. That was the twenty-fifth dynasty.


Dida's history began 25'th Jan 1986.
Very strange of him to have forgotten claims of having disenfranchised Jewish roots.

Dida & my Somali friend share common genome, but the Somali claim to be Arabs!

I wonder what he would say if told Akhenaten was as dark as Nero! India still has traces of Nefretiti as my Indian friend joked Indians are darker than Africans!


Hahahhaa In stiches Web and thank you.I thought I knew
enough about my Africaness but you added value Sir.

You know after getting some paying job I went back to Egypt on a cruise,toured the pyramids,karnak was amazing then down to Aswan in the temples.It took me two weeks.

The history is great now look at what the current Pharaohs are doing?How they treat nonarabs??

Naomi Campbell of Jamaican black immigrants desent in the UK sought refugee for her true blackness in Mandela's backyard.Dont you think she should have headed for Somaliland or Aswan??


No sir, these west Indians are from west Africa. You will be surprised how Jamos can tell Igbos from Yoruba under their hides.

One distinct tradition they never forgot is the "harvest festival " which has moulted into the Brazilian festival that you know.

I know this is not the case for loafing nomads of no fixed territory because jok has to taste the kal(o) before I can fill my tummy at harvest fest!


Ohh Web Abedi Chan here says Naomi should have sought validation of her blackness from Olusegun Obasanjo's ba kyard.

She confirmed your verification and laughed at my ignorance of failing to know about Naomi's aggressiveness and temper tantrums!!
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0 #69 Betty Long Cap 2016-02-21 20:17
Ugandans, Kofi Annan has struck a relatively low profile since leaving office at the United Nations but he still has close ties in NYC.

He takes time to urge "Ugandan authorities to maintain integrity in the electoral process" because the world and the United Nations in particular are alarmed how long Museveni maintains iron grip on the country.
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+1 #70 Dida 2016-02-22 20:16
Quoting Betty Long Cap:
Ugandans, Kofi Annan has struck a relatively low profile since leaving office at the United Nations but he still has close ties in NYC.

He takes time to urge "Ugandan authorities to maintain integrity in the electoral process" because the world and the United Nations in particular are alarmed how long Museveni maintains iron grip on the country.


BLC He stepped into a booby you see.

We dont mind his conections.He is no attack doggy Betty!
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0 #71 Betty Long Cap 2016-02-22 22:20
Quoting Dida:
We don't mind his connections. He is no attack doggy Betty!


Kofi Annan has had almost twenty two years to mull over what he would have done differently as Secretary General of the United Nations during the Rwandan genocide.

His recent warning to Uganda that integrity must be maintained is not one of an attack dog but of a seasoned statesman.
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+1 #72 Betty Long Cap 2016-02-24 07:56
Quoting Dida:
You know after getting some paying job I went back to Egypt on a cruise ,toured the pyramids, karnak was amazing then down to Aswan in the temples.It took me two weeks.

The history is great now look at what the current Pharaohs are doing? How they treat nonarabs??


With a portion of my inheritance from my mother, I too took a tour of Egypt and was amazed how beautiful the country is. Temple Karnak is magnificent. At the five hundred foot base of the Giza pyramid, stones are only off by one inch.

Dida, are Nubians more integrated into Egyptian society than blacks are into America? That was my brief impression after ten days.

btw, I hated the custom of "baksheesh"
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+2 #73 Dida 2016-02-25 18:35
Quoting Betty Long Cap:
Quoting Dida:
You know after getting some paying job I went back to Egypt on a cruise ,toured the pyramids, karnak was amazing then down to Aswan in the temples.It took me two weeks.

The history is great now look at what the current Pharaohs are doing? How they treat nonarabs??


With a portion of my inheritance from my mother, I too took a tour of Egypt and was amazed how beautiful the country is. Temple Karnak is magnificent. At the five hundred foot base of the Giza pyramid, stones are only off by one inch.

Dida, are Nubians more integrated into Egyptian society than blacks are into America? That was my brief impression after ten days.

btw, I hated the custom of "baksheesh"


Thats brilliant BLC.Good on you.Its a strange custom to give bakesheesh.

I didnt like it too.The rest of experience is memorable.Thank s for sharing the same.
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0 #74 Betty Long Cap 2016-02-26 03:53
Quoting Dida:
Good on you.Its a strange custom to give bakesheesh.

I didnt like it too.The rest of experience is memorable.Thanks for sharing the same.


At the airport, the young man who wheeled me to my gate had only two words to say, "Tip." When I handed him three US dollars, he said "More." I was severely tempted to grab the money back but said nothing.

At the Frankfurt Airport, I asked the young woman behind the wheelchair how the Nazi era is taught in German schools, She said by showing Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List. IMHO, she earned her tip.
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-2 #75 WADADA rogers 2016-02-28 11:33
What is this former slave saying, how can you have victory without legitimacy, give us a break
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