A Week In Color 21

Your Weekly Negritude Newsletter.

Special Edition: #SudanUprising

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On June 27th, the Sudanese movement protesting for the military to handover to civilian rule received a new proposal for a transition drafted by Ethiopia & the African Union (AU).

Yay! Here’s to the AU actually doing work.

Although, this move did happen after Sudan’s ruling generals appealed to mediators from the AU & Ethiopia to assist Sudan with unifying their efforts.

  • The Alliance for change announced their acceptance of Ethiopia’s initial formulated proposal while the Transition Military Council (TMC) rejected it. It called for a designated transitional parliament of 300 lawmakers with 67% of them from the Alliance for Freedom & change. The 33% remaining were to be from other political groups excluding the National Congress Party of deposed President-Dictator Omar al-Bashir.

The new joint proposal includes a sovereign council made up of 7 civilians & 7 members of the military. One additional seat is reserved for an independent member. However, it lacks specific required details to carry it out. For instance, the exact makeup of a legislative council.

As covered in previous In Colors’, the discussions between the TMC & protestors; the opposing coalition, collapsed when security forces stormed a peaceful protest sit-in outside the defense ministry on June 3rd, turning it bloody by killing demonstrators.

  • Atleast, 128 people have been killed since the crisis ensued. The Health Ministry, in bed with TMC, put the overall death toll on June 3rd at 61 people nationwide.

Other players on the chess board;

Montreal-based firm, Dickens & Madson Inc. signed a lobbying contract on May 2019 with Sudan’s military council.

  • The Canadian firm signed a $6m deal to campaign on behalf of the TMC to foreign governments.
  • The contract states that the company will assist with lobbying the governments of the US, Russia, Saudi Arabia & others “the beneficial development of your political aims“.

We shall use our best efforts to ensure favourable international as well as Sudanese media coverage for you and we shall further undertake to obtain financing for you from the United States, the Russian Federation and other countries,” the document said.

We shall also strive to obtain funding and equipment for the Sudanese military.” 

The document was signed by Rapid Support Forces commander Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.

Egypt has voiced their support for the military council, pressing the African Union not to suspend Sudan’s activities in the regional block.

Saudi Arabia & United Arab Emirates have pledged $3bn in aid to bolster Sudan’s economy.

We all can’t collectively think of a reason he would be biased & inclined to say that, right?

Sudanese activists fear these 3 countries may be in cahoots; playing a dubious game to push the military to cling on to power rather than help the country move with democratic change. Valid concerns, considering the history of the 3 states & their leaders who have suppressed political freedoms in their countries.

TMC spokesperson, Lieutenant Kabashi said the new AU-Ethiopia proposal was “a suitable proposal for negotiations to reach a final agreement leading to the establishment of the institutions of transitional rule” adding that the TMC was ready to continue “immediate serious & honest negotiations“.

With emphasis on the “honest“?

On Sunday, June 30th, tens of thousands of protestors flooded Khartoum & Omdurman; along with cities across country.

This is the 1st protest since the June 3rd massacre; sit-in protest in Khartoum.

  • It was dubbed the “millions march”.

3 bodies with bullet holes were found in Omdurman city on Monday.

  • This brought the death toll of Sunday’s anti-military to 11.
  • The Transitional Military Council blames the protest leaders for the deaths.

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Tech Talk: #SudanUprising , A Tech Solution

Unless you live under a metaphorical rock and haven’t read our weekly updates; week in color: 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 18, 20 , you are aware of the revolution that is occuring right now. As of Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Sudan. And as we write.

Re-cap:

Sudan has been experiencing constant instability in government since the independence of South Sudan in 2011 & a huge lack of foreign currency.

On Monday; June 3, paramilitaries in Khartoum threw dozens of bodies into the Nile in an attempt to hide the number of casualties they inflicted during a pro-democracy protest at the capital.

According to doctors & activists, more than 100 people have been killed in the crackdown against demonstrators by Rapid Support Forces (RSF) across Sudan.

Sudan has been under military rule since President-dictator Omar al-Bashir was knocked off his 30-year reign.

It was suggested that a military-led transitional government would lead the country to democracy.

The Sudan Doctors’ Committee; the medical arm of the SPA, said security forces retrieved more than 40 bodies from the Nile.

This contradicts previous estimates on Monday’s attack in the central Khartoum, which puts the death toll at 20 people.

Details of rapes by the RSF are also coming to light.

The break down of possible negotiations between the military & protest leaders began due to disagreements over military or civilian leadership of a transitional body.

The internet has been shutdown in Sudan.

A recurring problem.

As things have shown so far, internet shutdowns and oppressive regimes go hand in hand. What easier way to disconnect a people than to shut down the roads by which they access the internet, specifically, twitter, to voice thoughts or instagram to share imagery.

A Technology Solution

But first, let’s get you up to speed.

With a thing called a Wireless ad hoc network.

Wireless ad hoc network:

is a decentralised type of wireless network. The network is ad hoc because it does not rely on a pre-existing infrastructure, such as routers in wired networks or access points in managed (infrastructure) wireless networks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_ad_hoc_network

and don’t forget;

The Internet is

the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries a vast range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents and applications of the World Wide Web (WWW), electronic mail, telephony, and file sharing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet

Now, we know a wireless ad hoc network is a wireless network that does not require infrastructure to function. We also understand that the internet can be simplified to the connection between computers, one computer accessing files and protocol on another computer.

On to the next!

Recently, the proprietary mobile app FireChat has developed a social messaging option that does not necessarily require an Internet connection.

https://www.youredm.com/2015/08/01/firechat-creates-new-private-messaging-app-perfect-for-music-festival-goers/

By utilizing bluetooth and WiFi signals FireChat can connect phones together and get messages across using wireless mesh networking. (A form of ad hoc wireless network)

Repurposed for a cause: #SudanUprising the App

Now let us see if we can use these basic network principles and technology examples to create an app that would be of service to those protesting for the revolution in Sudan.

Powered by the people of Sudan

After receiving a copy of the app via, internet, Wifi, bluetooth, or simply a thumb drive, revolutionaries; like members of the Alliance for Freedom & change in Sudan, can sign up with an anonymous username, set a password, authenticate permissions and begin sharing information.

The app will function best in densely populated areas where data can be shared from phone to phone reliably.

Features:

#IamtheSudanRevolution Timeline

This modified timelines allows revolutionaries to share and exchange images, thoughts, and information in a central location, creating a virtual meeting place, where physical restrictions are in place.

#StandwithSudan Community Watch

As death tolls rise, and images of violence make there way to social media timelines. Revolutionaries in Sudan will be able to strategically organize and plan demonstration routes avoiding violent military opposition. In moments of anarchy check this map to remind yourself you are never alone. The signal feature also allows revolutionaries to alert others of danger, and human rights violations.

This concludes this week’s Tech Talk.

Remember #WeToldYou

#SudanUprising

A Week In Color 20

Your Afro-Negro Weekly Newsletter


Here’s a brief rundown on some interesting developments that have been happening leading up to this week.

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The United States will now require all visa applicants to provide their social media usernames.

Yes, it is as bad as is sounds like & no you won’t be able skate your way through it If you’re planning to travel to the US. Time after time again, America goes against its own marketing of being a country that values freedom.

A civil rights group; the American Civil Liberties Union made a statement saying there is; “no evidence that such social media monitoring is effective or fair“. They believe it will cause self-censorship online.


Duh!

We are guessing the American President is more sensitive than he lets on.

  • The new State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names.
  • Visa applicants would have to provide 5 years’ worth of email addresses & phone numbers.
  • This includes people coming into the country to work or study. Only certain diplomatic & official visa applicants will be exempt from these new strict measures.

The State Department reportedly made a statement saying; “We are constantly working to find mechanisms to improve our screening processes to protect US citizens, while supporting legitimate travel to the United States,

Previously, only applicants who had been to parts of the world controlled by terrorists groups were required to provide this extra information.

An official spoke to The Hill threatening that; “Anyone who lies about their social media use could face “serious immigration consequences

& so it begins…

Make a difference cause you can.

Organizers in Washington D.C pushed to introduce a new bill decriminalizing sexwork in their state.

This event took place on June 3rd.

Most people think sex work is morally wrong. However, considering the fact that morals are widely subjective, does this mean these individuals do not deserve the right to protection?

The criminalization of sex work does more harm than good.

  • According to researchers, 80% of street-based sex workers experience violence in their course of work.
  • Criminal penalties on sex workers only make them more vulnerable to violence & police abuse.
  • 1 in 5 sex workers have been solicited police for sex.

This legislation seeks to remove the criminal penalties of sex workers which would in turn curb the exploitation & violence they experience in their line of work.

It also seeks to promote public health by improving access to service & help address human trafficking.

Does President Donald Trump care about the people who voted him in?

  • Trump’s 2017 tax law already wiped out all but $100 off the average American household benefit. & this last $100 in tax-cut gains is in danger to some additional tariffs the President has announced or is considering.
  • The President has made threats to impose levies on all imports from Mexico & China.
  • These tariffs would most affect middle-earning households who could allegedly pay up to $4000 more for a number of goods; from produce to smart phones.

President Trump also proposed additional tariffs in May on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. According to “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland; a coalition of business groups, this would increase the cost for an average family of 4 in the US to about $2,294 annually. The president has made good on his threats to Mexico starting with a 5% tax which began Monday; June 10. He has promised this would continue to increase to 25% in October unless Mexico curbs illegal migration to President Trump’s satisfaction.

  • Research done by the Tax Foundation says that only the top 5% of earners would continue to see a net tax cut of more that 1%.
  • The tariff would also depress wages by about 0.5%. Subsequently leading to a loss of nearly 610,000 full-time jobs. Hello unemployment line!

The American president’s decision seems to be bringing about turmoil in his political party, but what’s new?

The tax cuts “vaulted America back into the most competitive economy,” said Representative Kevin Brady, the Texas Republican who led the passage of the tax cut legislation in the House. “Higher tariffs and the uncertainty that comes with trade disputes hurt the economy,” he said.

  • Mitch McConnell; the Senate Majority Leader, encouraged the administration to delay imposing the tariffs on Mexico until Republicans in Congress could plead their case to the American president.
  • Representative Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat said “This is a man-made disaster, because Donald Trump is not focused in any way on advancing a well-thought-out doctrine“. “He seems to be carrying out at times personal vendettas, at other times political objectives and sometimes an effort to distract from the news of the day” Jeffries said.

It’s June. So you know what that means??!!

It’s Pride month!

WhoToldYou is all about all negroes living their best possible lives while being safe. We love all the negroes regardless. If you have a problem with the LGBTQ based on the grounds of “religion”? We suggest you shove your hate up somewhere, educate yourself & explore why you weaponize your beliefs as a tool to spread hate.

Happy Pride! & thank you for being brave enough to live in your truth. You make the world a better place.

Now some Black girl magic in case you ever forgot Black women are the most valid beings on this earth.




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Let’s start with some humor…before we dive into the precarious situations.

Nigerians react to the new requirements implemented by the United States to now obtain a visa.

The Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is yet to address the Nigerian people since his suspicious-to say the least-re-election. However, he is making sure his impact is being felt…dictator-style.

Everyone knows the first order of a budding dictator is to stifle the media. How else would they commit various atrocities with little to no world attention on their actions? Just ask the internet shutdowns across the continent, most recently Sudan.

On Tuesday; June 6th the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), under the orders of the President, made the decision to indefinitely suspend the broadcasting & media licence of Daar Communications PLC.

Daar Communications is home to legendary Nigerian broadcasting station; Africa Independent Television (A.I.T) & Raypower.

  • Kakaaki a political show which airs on A.I.T seems to be the main point of contention.
  • The NBC claims Daar Communications is in violation of the NBC Act Cap N11. Laws of the Federation of Nigeria & the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.
  • The NBC claims AIT has been pushing out hate speeches & divisive rhetoric. Examples they listed were comments made in a segement of the political show; Kakaaki Social. “Nigeria is cursed, we declare independent state of Niger Delta” “Nigeria irritates me” .

One deep look into the state of the Nigerian economy can give incite to why there might be some truth to at least the latter statement. But, that’s our opinion. Ignore it.

  • NBC says it has held multiple meetings with Daar Communications & letters of caution expressing the commission’s concern for the company’s violation.
  • NBC claims Daar Communications responded with a smear campaign because they posted said letters on the company’s social media.

We would have just assumed they were doing their job…telling the news. But, again, please,

Ignore us.

Below is the alleged video that broke the dictatorial camel’s back.

  • The NBC claims Daar Communications is partisan & biased.
  • Daar Communications has been suspended until further notice.

Nigerians react.

Speaking of dictators; present & past, General Sani Abacha seems to be the evil gift to Nigeria that keeps on giving.

On Tuesday, June 4th, money to the value of £211,000,000 ~ 86,243,183,689.46 NGN belonging to the late dictator, was seized from a Jersey bank account held by Doraville Properties Corporation, a British Virgin Islands .

  • General Sani Abacha was a Nigerian army officer & de facto president between 1993 until his death in 1998.
  • He laundered money through the US into the Channel Islands & now that money is being recovered.
  • The money is currently being held by the government until authorities in Jersey, Nigeria & the US can come to an agreement on how it should be distributed.

Any money Jersey does keep would be alloted into the Criminal Confiscation Fund to be used to pay for a variety of projects. The fund has been used in the past at La Moye Prison to build a new police station & more developments.

  • More money held by Doraville is expected to be confiscated & paid into the Civil Asset Recovery Fund in the future.

Some Nigerians sound off on it.

Below is a young man’s detailed experience in the Northeast region of Nigeria.

  • It is no secret that the insurgent terrorist group; Boko Haram has been active in Northeastern Nigeria, Chad, Niger & Northern Cameroon.
  • Nigerians in other states are particularly apathetic to the situation. Shrouded by the illusion of a false sense of security perhaps.
  • A quick skim through this young man’s thread (above) will give another perspective.

A man in Abuja, FCT laments about the incompetence of the Nigerian police after his car was burglarized in less that 12 minutes while he made an ATM stop.

Nigeria irritates me” word to A.I.T

As frustrating as the country is, despite the odds stacked up against them, the Nigerian people remain the center for excellency.



On Monday; June 3, paramilitaries in Khartoum threw dozens of bodies into the Nile in an attempt to hide the number of casualties they inflicted during a pro-democracy protest at the capital.

According to doctors & activists, more than 100 people have been killed in the crackdown against demonstrators by Rapid Support Forces (RSF) across Sudan.

As covered in previous Week’s In Color; Sudan has been under military rule since President-dictator Omar al-Bashir was knocked off his 30-year reign.

It was suggested that a military-led transitional government would lead the country to democracy.

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) has been the leading opposition to military rule & one of the forefronts in the demonstrations.

The Sudan Doctors’ Committee; the medical arm of the SPA, said security forces retrieved more than 40 bodies from the Nile.

  • This contradicts previous estimates on Monday’s attack in the central Khartoum, which puts the death toll at 20 people.

Eye-witnesses beg to differ. According to the Guardian, images passed by opposition organizations showed multiple corpses with concrete blocks tied to their feet after residents & activists retrieved nine bodies from the Nile on Wednesday.

The RSF led by Mohamed Hassan Dagalo, popularly known as Hemedti, is made up of militia who have already been accused of systematic human rights abuses during the war in Darfur. Hemedti is also the deputy head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC).

On Wednesday; the week of the attack, Hassan Dagolo said in a televised address that Sudan would not be allowed to slip into chaos. “We must impose the authority of the state through law.

Details of rapes by the RSF are also coming to light.

Weam Shawga, a women’s rights activist, said she was threatened with rape when the RSF attacked the sit-in.

I was beaten with sticks and they told me: ‘We could’ve raped you as we did with other women … We know that you are here because you want to have sex,’” she said.

Lt Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the leader of the TMC said on Tuesday; June 4th, elections were projected to be held within 9 months. However, his attempt to reach protest organisers to resume talks were dismissed.

A spokesman for the Sudanese Professionals Association, Mohammed Yousef al-Mustafa said the proposal couldn’t be taken seriously.

Burhan and those under him have killed the Sudanese and are still doing it. Their vehicles patrol the streets, firing at people“. “We will continue in our protests, resistance, strike and total civil disobedience” he said.

  • Burhan claims the violence is due to impostors wearing RSF uniforms & promised to inquire about it.

Sudan has been suspended from the African Union as a consequence of the ongoing chaos.

The union; comprising of 54 other member states issued a strongly worded statement denouncing the wasteful loss of innocent lives in recent days in Sudan. The statement also called for the military & security forces to ensure the full protection of civilians & respect for human rights.

The break down of possible negotiations between the military & protest leaders began due to disagreements over military or civilian leadership of a transitional body.

  • The internet has been shutdown in Sudan.


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What’s going on in the world’s youngest nation?

40 diplomats have been fired for not showing up to work.

For some?

In years.

On Thursday; May 16th, 40 overseas diplomats were abruptly relieved of their postings after multiple futile attempts at convincing them to return to work in Juba.

The foreign ministry in Juba, the capital & South Sudan’s largest city, said they tried in vain “to engage with these diplomats who went Absent Without Appointed Leave (AWOL) over the past few months and years” some diplomats included were posted in the United States & United Kingdom.

  • None of the emissaries responded or returned home after completing their postings.
  • They were fired in a curt memo issused by the foreign ministry.

Mawien Makol, a spokeperson for the Foreign Ministry addressed AFP on Thursday; May 16th. Stating the whereabouts of the fleeing diplomats remain unclear.

  • The disappearing emissaries full government names were printed in a table titled “Dismissed/Terminated Diplomat“.
  • The emissaries listed have been removed from the payroll & formally discharged of their duties effective immediately.
  • They have also been ordered to return their diplomatic passport including those of their family members to the nearest South Sudan mission.

Meanwhile, the implementation of South Sudan’s shaky peace agreement has reached yet another prolonged delay.

President Silva Kiir intially asked for a 12-month extention to implement the peace agreement he signed seemly willing.

A whole year??!

However, it was officially delayed for a half-year. 6 months. Naturally, this has been demoralizing, sucking out the optisiming of mediators who are ready to quell the 5-year-long conflict that has claimed the lives of up to 400,000 South Sudanese. Displacing millions & leaving alot of the population ravenous.

One would think the sense of urgency would be apparent to the Main characters.

But nah.

  • The initial agreement stipulated in a peace treaty agreement signed last September to set in place a transitional power-sharing government.
  • The delay now means main opposition leader; Riek Machar would be returning to Juba in November, serving as President Salva Kiir’s deputy.
  • The international community commended both parties for their ability to reach a consensus over the delay, however they warn against futher extending it. Progress must  be made in 6 months & another delay is out of the question.

South Sudanese aren’t too keen on this though. They’re worried the longer the wait, the less likely the fragile deal would actually be implemented.

I am not comfortable with the extension,” said William Magok, who is eager to leave his UN-protected displaced persons camp in Juba, where he has been living since 2013. “Now I am afraid to leave because if I go, maybe something bad will happen… I do not trust the government.

Angelina Teny the wife of Riek Machar insisted it would be a “recipe for disaster” if Dr. Riek Machar returned to the capital; Juba without adequate provisions already made for his safety.

  • The nonsuccess of a previous peace deal in August 2015 is largely attributed to the inadequate security arrangements.
  • Dr. Riek Machar arrived at the capital in April 2016, with over 1,000 heavily armed bodyguards as part of a power-sharing deal, unfortunately chaos ensued only 3 months later, leaving Machar fleeing the country on foot.
  • Recently, Machar has been hiding out in Khartoum; Sudan’s capital.
  • According to the 2018 peace agreement; oppostion & government forces alike where supposed to be reined in & trained to be unified into a national army.
  • Barely any progress has been made on this front.

“Kiir’s army ignored provisions to demilitarise cities,” the International Crisis Group report stated.

There was no advance toward cantonment: Machar did not send his soldiers to camp.

  • In January, according to a letter sent from community leaders to the governor, 1,200 men in Twic State were forciblly enlisted into the government army.
  • All sides are now being accused of increasing recruitement.
  • South Sudan is yet to settle the issue of internal boundaries. Intially starting with 10 states at independence in 2011. However,after signing the failed 2015 peace treaty, Kiir increased the number to 28. South Sudan now has 32 states.
  • South Sudan critics say this strategy is placed purposefully to gerrymander boundaries along ethnic lines. Neither side can seem to agree on exactly how many states should exist.

One thing South Sudanese can agree on is without more engagement outside mediation between Riek Machar & President Silva Kirr “we are likely to be in much the same spot six months from now,” said Alan Boswell, senior analyst with the International Crisis Group.

For its part, the government has pledged $100 million towards the deal’s initial implementation & will also attempt to fund “the whole peace process”, said Information Minister, Michael Makuei.


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Suppression of the media 101.

On April 30th the country’s “communications regulator”; Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) ordered that 13 media establishments suspend 39 producers, editors & head of news.

Many of Uganda’s media groups are disputing this decision. Critics believe it to be a symptom of Ugandan’s oppressive government, reprimanding journalist for covering popular music star turned politican Kyagulanyi Ssentamu A.K.A Bobi Wine. Futher servicing President-Dictator Yoweri Museveni’s 33-year-old regime.

It doesn’t help that the directive was signed on the same day the media house covered the unlawful arrrest of Bobi Wine.

On that day, Honorable Kyagulanyi was arrested, charged and taken to Luzira prison and media houses got those problems because of covering that,” said Charles James Ssenkubuge, one of the journalists suspended by the order.

The UCC ordered a 30-day-long suspension of the journalist as it investigates them for any breach of broadcasting standards.

Charles Ssenkubuge was the head of progammes at Salt Media in Kampala up on till May 1st.

  • Intially suspended for a week. However after a meeting between broadcasting executives & UCC he was recalled as a general manger.

The ordered directive also includes that the media organisations submit all news & live-streamed content aired the day before.

On Thursday, May 16th, a high court in Kampala; the capital heard the arguments of Uganda Journalists Association & two private lawyers seeking to stop the suspension or reassign the targeted journalists.

Uganda’s constitution includes the right to freedom of expression “shall include freedom of the press and other media”. However, the media laws of the land have been said to favour the control of media platforms.

Many Ugandans have noticed the result of commications regulator weilding all that power.

The president of the Uganda Law Society confirmed that the regulator has a lot of powers and that, perhaps, these powers need to be adjusted or reduced. It is a fact that the law gives us a lot of powers,” Ibrahim Bbossa a spokerperson for the UCC told Al Jazeera on Wednesday; May 15th.

Bbossa argued it a necessary evil authorities needed to regulate the industry effectively.

“Regulating” the media but freedom of speech being in the consitution??

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Tensions continue to rise in the  political atmosphere of Uganda as the country prepares itself  for the upcoming 2021 national elections, where Kyagulanyi Ssentamu; Bobo Wine & President- Dictator Yoweri Museveni would run against each other.

The National Association of Broadcasters also sought a meeting with the UCC a week after the directive was passed. Daniel Kalinaki; an executive who attended the meeting wrote in his weekly column “despite a lengthy and, at one point rather heated debate, the meeting only achieved semantics: the journalists would not be suspended, but would only be asked to ‘step aside’ to allow investigations to continue”

Some known activitist like Mweisge still think the media groups & journalists aren’t being assertive enough in resisting restricitions.

The media owners are complicit in this state of affairs. They didn’t challenge the authority of UCC in suggesting suspensions for their staff. Instead, they sought to find some sort of common ground. As soon as you start such negotiations, you are on a slippery road to hell,” he said. 

President- Dictator Yoweri Museveni has finally addressed the closure of the border by neighbouring country; Rwanda in late February.

Dismissing it as minor ‘hiccup’ that the people would find an alternative way around.

Even if the border is closed, trade will go on, only that it will be through smuggling. You can’t stop trade through border administration. People resort to smuggling. Others have resorted to export a lot of things to South Sudan, DR Congo, Kenya and Tanzania,” he said, while addressing high ranking military offficials from 11 countries at Masindi State Lodge in western Uganda.

  • In late February, Kigali; the capital of Rwanda, unexpectedly blocked vehicles from Uganda seeking entery to Rwanda through Katuna.
  • The cited reason was said to be due to construction works.

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Gifty Twum Ampofo the Deputy Minister for Education in charge of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has announced that the government would continue to relentlessly strive on its efforts to provide free skill, techincal and vocational training to the cooperative youth.

  • In a speech addressing master craftsmen, apprentices, workers & skilled experts, Mrs Twum Ampofo who is also the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North says;
    Let us strive to build ourselves and add value to our skills using the Ghana TVET Voucher Project as the springboard”.
  • According to Mrs Twum Amopofo global labour market trends are indicating a high demand for skilled trade workers. She stressed the importance of the Ghanaian youth positioning themselves in an favorable stance for the global labour market by making good use of Ghana TVET Voucher Project.
  • The Ghana TVET Voucher Project was launched to teach & upgrade the skills of the artisans, local master craftmen & those in the grey economy to be on par with the international standards to enable them benefit from the global labour market.
  • The Ghana TVET Project is under the Ghanaian-German Financial Development Cooperation. It was co-financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMW) through KfW Development Bank & the Government of Ghana.
  • Since it’s intiation in 2017 September the TVET project is said to have trained over 5,000 people in trade areas such as Beauty and Cosmetic (Cosmetology), Consumer Electronics, Automotive Repair, Building Construction (Welding) & Garment/tailoring/dressmaking.
  • Plumbing, Furniture making, Electric Installation, Block Laying & Tiling, & Catering & Hospitality were also recently added to the project.
  • TVET is estimated to be at a value of 127,162,255.00 GHS ~25M USD.
  • TVET was piloted in 4 regions; Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern & Volta Regions. Due to its immediate success it was further expanded to cover up 3 other regions including Central, Western & Eastern Regions.
  • TVET is a 5-year development project & it aims to about 16,000 master craftsmen & apprentices during its duration. 
  • Mrs. Twum Amopofo futher commented that the government would review the project after the 5-year time limit & then make the decison to strengthen it inorder to benefit more people. 

The Free Senior High School (Free SHS) policy was another iniative launched in September 2017. This resource promises to ensure free secondary education with emphasis on TVET training for all children in Ghana

  • This was a huge platform President Nana Akufo-Addo ran on in the 2016 Presidential elections.
  • Although the Free SHS policy says it offers absolute free secondary education to Ghanaian citizens, parents are still instructed to pay some fees to the Parent Teacher’s Association with many other hidden fees. What’s new?

The entire board of the Ghana Cylinder Manufacturing Company (GMC) had been charged by the Auditor General for the unlawful & colossal increase in the monthly fees & sitting allowances of the chair & members between; 2016 – 2017.

  • The audit showed in the 1st minutes of a meeting held by the Board of Directors on Thursday 21st September, the directors by-passed seeking the approval of members at a general meeting, increasing their monthly fee & sitting allowances for the chair & members between 2016 & 2017. 

The monthly fee was increased from 650 GHS -126.48usd- for Chairman and 580 GHS -112.86usd- for members to 3,000 GHS -583.77usd- for Chairman and 2,000 GHS -389.18usd- for members. The sitting allowance was also, increased from 600 GHS -116.75usd- for Chairman and 500 GHS -97.30usd- for members to 1000 GHS -194.59usd- ,” the audit report said.

  • Frances Essiam the CEO of the company was also charged with for increasing the salary of the staff on a whim, without following the due process.

“The Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) of the Company, arbitrarily increased the salary and wages of the workers by 30% to 50%. She again increased the number of staff from 36 to 59 without approval from the governing board, or reference to any approved salary structure and scheme of service. This resulted in an increase of the Wage bill astronomically, from  44,531.81 GHS -8665.44usd- in June 2017 to 112,404.78 GHS -21872.85usd-

as December 2017”.

According to Starr News; monthly fees have seen some 400% incremently increase since the new board took over

  • Due to a stalement between the board & the CEO the dissolution of the board was brought about last year. 
  • Officials of the company declined to comment when contacted by Starr News.

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In a country where to attain the real truth the youth has to ask the questions & seek the answers themselves, down below is a thread of a young Nigerian reviewing the Nigerian budget; credible sources included.

The future is woman; & we are banding to together. One search of the hashtag #AbujaPoliceRaidOnWomen would get you up to speed on one example of how the world hates women. It would also make you realize you never thought you had to obviously say out loud that “Sex for bail is rape”.

Unfortunately this was the faith of some sex workers in Abuja. We would love to archive this as an usual occurrence. Sadly, we cannot be naive to the fact that sex workers experience one of the highest rate of sexual assault. Yes, their line of work makes them more likely to be in harms way, however because of their line of work society generally tends to think they are worth less; deserving of less or no protection.

This is simply; wrong.

  • Between April 24th- 26th members of a Joint Task Force led by law enforcement carried out illegal raids in several parts of Abuja. Particularly focusing on nightclubs in Aminu Kano cresent, Gwarimpa & Katampe extensions.
  • Mostly women were targeted; with the police rounding anyone they presumed were sex workers.

It gets even more despicable.

  • The Nigerian police were alleged to solicit sex from the presumed sexworkers incarcerated. Offering this as a means of bail to those who could not afford to pay. …so rape?

  • This, -& rightfully so- spun an outrage to the Nigerian public when word got out.

Nigerian women immediately took matters into their own hands organizing a moment that started on line, to the streets of Nigeria.

The hashtag #SayHerNameNigeria became so big Nigerian women protested for 2 weeks.

Even after the attempt of the Nigerian government to prevent the peaceful prostest by refusing to offer protection for the demonstrators.

One hiccup never stopped the show & the women did not back down . Taking to the streets of Nigeria with or without the approval of the commissioner of police.

Not long after, their impact was felt & the protests became somewhat of a global movement. African women stood in solidarity & did women in the diapora.

https://twitter.com/poabaje/status/1126791777472720896

According to Sahara Reporters the Federal Captial Development Authority was ordered to demolish Caramelo Club. The infamous club located in Abuja where most of the raids took place.

Your voice matters, so use it.

Now this maybe a small win, in the grand scheme of thing, but it was definitely an eye-opener for the governement & the Nigerian people.

Your protests work. & it is hard to silence a lot of people. The word would eventually get out.

Meanwhile, would Africa’s largest city ever secure a proper drainage system?


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Diaspora link-up! This time on less than favorable circumstances.

Prank gone wrong!!!

Popular Ghanaian internet comedian/host Kelvin Asiedu “Mr. Cocoyam” was arrested on May 5th; Sunday after going too far with a foolish prank.

Asiedu; 25, walked into the Culinary Institute of America on Sunday while an event; Marist College’s Harmony on the Hudson, was being held with a backpack.

  • Kelvin Asiedu walked to the front of the venue. Sat down, remained seated, then he got up & left the bag on the seat, left his row & stood in the aisle starting at the stage.
  • Asiedu told officers that his “actions were intended to cause alarm,”.
  • He was arrested, & two other people were detained although they weren’t charged.
  • The backpack was later only found to contain paper.
  • Kelvin Asiedu has been released on bail with his court date set for May 30th.

Meanwhile, negros in Washington, D.C are protecting their space & protesting the infringement on their self expression.

Under the hashtags #DontMuteDC #Moechella you can do your own futher research.

D.C  was been experiencing the wave of gentrification, & like most gentrifiers do; complaints to law enforcement by the newcomers about the culture of the environment they moved into.

D.C previously had such a high negro population it was once dubbed “The Chocolate City”, although the capital’s negro population isn’t what it used to be, the culture still remainsn very present & intact. D.C is known for some stores blasting go-go music to the streets as music is also part of the heart on D.C.

Well the gentrifiers were having none of that; reporting the “loud” music to law officials, insisiting it be shut down.

So D.C locals decided to welcome the newcomers on to the block; protest-style.

One today’s episode on “If you needed more proof that racism against negros in the U.S was a thing

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Guinea-Bissau held their legislative election on March 10 & all seemed to be well in the land.

This is was the 1st election in the country with the capital; Bissau since then President Jose Mario Vaz came to power in 2015.

  • That year Jose Mario Vaz dissolved the government of Prime Minister Domingos Simões Pereira whose party had won majority of the votes in the 2014 elections.
  • Since then Guinea-Bissau had be experiencing a level of unpredictability in governement with 7 different heads of government popping up.

Things seemed to be looking up for the West African country located on the Atlantic coast.

David McLachlan-Karr the Deputy Special Representative of the secretary-general in Guinea-Bissau said the March 10 election was “a very positive result for the people”. “A new chapter” for Guinea -Bissau.

However, it seems the inverse has been the reaction.

Guinea-Bissau has been entangled in a political crisis since the legislative elections.

  • This is due to a power struggle in the legislature; between the ruling party & its oppostion.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari; the Chairperson of ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) sent a group of representatives lead by Geoffrey Onyeama who is the Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister Guinea-Bissau in hopes to curb the political unrest.

  • The ECOWAS Chairperson directed that the issues be solved by the sub regional body.
  • Geoffrey Oyeama is also the Chairman, ECOWAS Council of Ministers & he led the ECOWAS peace delegation. He seemed quite optimistic.

We are very happy with the way it went, and commitments that were made and we believe that if those commitments are respected and kept, this problem will be over in a matter of a week or two.”

In a video broadcasted to the public on May 1; Wednesday, Onyeama expressed that all the parties involved in Guinea -Bissau’s legislative crisis have pledged their commitment to peace.

  • The representatives met with President of Guinea Bissau, Jose Mario Vaz; the Prime Minister Aristides Gomez; President of the National Assembly, Mr Cipriano Cassama & various parliamentary groups in the Guinea-Bissau’s National Assembly.

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In this week’s edition of policing black bodies:

Kenyan two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya, recently lost her appeal to an IAAF (International Association of Athletcs Federations) regulation for female classification, making May 4, the last 800m race Semenya is eligible to run in, unless she decides to take hormone suppressing drugs. 

Caster Semenya, as well as any other female athlete with higher testosterone levels than average, will be foreced to take hormone suppressants or be barred from competing at the Olympics & other major international competitions. The Kenyan team has since dropped Maximila Imali(2017 world athletics competitor) & Evangeline Makena due to this regulation. 

The new IAAF regulation, which went into effect May 8, 2019, states:

(a) she must be recognised at law either as female or as intersex (or equivalent);

(b) she must reduce her blood testosterone level to below five (5) nmol/L for a continuous period of at least six months (e.g., by use of hormonal contraceptives); and

(c) thereafter she must maintain her blood testosterone level below five (5) nmol/L continuously (ie: whether she is in competition or out of competition) for so long as she wishes to remain eligible.

In a world where athletes like Lance Armstong, Alexandr Zubkov, & Tyson Gay –to name a few– have been stripped of Olympic medals for the use of performance enhancing drugs. The most powerful sports regulatng organization is now requring that women alter their naturally occuring hormone leves to be allowed to compete is quite odd to say the least. This brings questions like “what exactly makes a woman” into the mix.

We think Olympic silver medallist Francine Niyonsaba’s answer is all that is needed: 

How isn’t this bully?

How isn’t this eugenics?

#StopThePolicingofBlackBodies

Athletes participate in sports to support themselves & their families. #Blacklivesmatters


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On this month’s episode of African leaders having way too much power & literally changing the constition to remain so;

Togo’s parliament has approved a constitutional change allowing President Faure Gnassingbe to potentially remain in seat until 2030.

  • Long-standing President-Dictator Faure Gnassingbe has been on office since 2005.
  • President-Dictator Faure Gnassingbe took over from his father who seized power in 1967 by way of a coup. What’s new?

The change caps the presidential mandate to 2 5-year terms.

Here’s the catch

It doesn’t not apply retropectively, President-Dictator Faure Gnassingbe would be able to run in the 2020 & 2030 elections despite already ruling for 3 terms prior.

The change also includes life immunity for ex-presidents, who under the new constitution cannot be prosecuted for any illegal activity they may have carried out as sitting president.

  • The law was passed overnight with 90 out of 91 members of parliament voting for it.

As a form of protest against the 63 year reign of the Gnassingbe family the oppostion refused to participate in the December 2018 Legislative elections, boycotting it. The turnout for Togolese people are the voting polls were extremely low.

This, however also ensured the opposition had no seats in parliament thereby no real power to effect the laws.


On today’s epsiode on the West continues to purposefully spread mis-information;

A Week In Color 18

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Your Afro-Negro Weekly Newsletter


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Is the revolution here?
One search of the hashtag #SudanUprising & you will get real-time updates of the revolution currently happening in Africa’s 3rd largest country.
As covered in previous Week‘s In Color; Sudan has been experiencing –on-going– nationwide protests since December 19.

  • The protests were sparked by the government’s decision to triple the price of bread & fuel.
  • Things quickly snowballed into an anti-government protest, with Sudanese people asking for the end of President-Dictator Omar al-Bashir’s 3 decade rule.
  • Sudan (located in Northeastern Africa) is no stranger to mass group demonstrations, having experiencing 2 prior revolutions in 1964 & 1985, this way.
  • President-Dictator Omar al-Bashir took power of the country in 1989 thanks to a coup orchestrated by the National Islamic Front & it’s leader Hassan al-Turabi.

President-Dictator al-Bashir initially attempted various methods at quelling the protest:
Dissolving the federal & state governments; relieving previous governors of their position while strategically appointing military officers & high-ranking police as governors of state.
He also declared as State of Emergency on February 25; banning public gatherings & demonstrations. President al-Bashir insisted the nation-wide protests were not reflective of the general public’s concerns & blamed Sudan’s economic situation on international sanctions.
On Thursday, April 11; General Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf announced the removal of the 75-year-old longtime ruler via broadcast on state TV.

  • General Ibn Auf stated that al-Bashir had been arrested & taken to a “safe” location, then declared that a military council would run Sudan for 2 years. A military-led transitional government into democracy.
  • General Auf also announced the suspension of the constitution & introduced a month-long 10:00pm (20:00GMT) curfew.
  • General Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf serves as Sudan’s defence minister.

Here’s the issue,
Sudanese people didn’t want this.
General Ibn Auf was one of the military officers appointed by the disgraced ex-ruler al-Bashir only 7 weeks ago! As his deputy; vice president!
Protestors rejected this military-led transition especially because General Ibn Auf –who was sworn in as Sudan’s new ruling council– was a part of the old regime & ruling party; National Congress.

  • General Ibn Auf held a senior position in Sudan’s military for a long duration of time; serving as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.
  • General Ibn Auf served as head of military intelligence & security during the bloody conflict which began in 2003 within the country’s western region of Darfur. The population consisting mostly of non-arab negroes.
  • According to the United Nations an estimated 300,000 Sudanese people lost their lives in the conflict, an additional 3 million displaced. In 2009 the International Criminal Court charged al-Bashir for alleged war crimes & crimes against humanity in Darfur.
  • General Ibn Auf was sanctioned by the US for managing & aiding militias accused of carrying out genocide during the conflict with the US Treasury Department blocking his assets in 2007, along with 2 other Sudanese officials for their part in “fomenting violence and human rights abuses in Darfur
  • General Ibn Auf retired from the army in 2010, only to be brought back in 2015 as defense minister by al-Bashir.

Protester’s denounced the military’s moves as a “regime coup”.
Representatives of the anti-government Girifna resistance called General Ibn Auf’s announcement a “slap in the face“.
We and all the opposition parties refuse to hand over power to the military. We want a totally civil leadership,” said Salah Sanhori, a member of the Baath Party.
The people of Sudan rejected suppression & disobeyed the imposed curfew.

General Ibn Auf’s heavy ties with the National Congress –the old regime– made Sudanese people fear the arrest of al-Bashir was nothing but a political facelift. Not the real change of power a civilian-led transitional government with the support of the military could be.

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General Ibn Auf knew he couldn’t quell the large demonstrations, as previously reportedrecently dismissed– President-Dictator al-Bashir had already tried various methods at that.
On the evening of April 12; Friday, with only about a day sworn in as leader; General Ibn Auf stepped down as the head of the country’s ruling military council. He named Lieutenant General Abdelfattah al-Burhan as his successor.
This set a wave of celebration in Sudan’s capital; Khartoum.
Thousands of protestors chanting “It fell again, it fell again,” piggybacking off the initial chant “Tasgut bas” which translates to “Just fall” what the demonstrators in the Sudanese diaspora cried out for the removal of al-Bashir.

Lieutenant General Abdelfattah al-Burhan previously held the post of general inspector of the armed forces. He was one of the first military officials to meet with the protestors in the streets; in hopes of fostering a dialogue between the people & state.

  • Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo; also known as Hemeti, the commander of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces was appointed as Lieutenant al-Burhan’s deputy. Hemeti too had urged the military council to start a conversation with the protestors.
  • For al-Burhan’s first televised address to the nation, he reiterated the military council’s initial position, stating the council would rule Sudan for up to 2 years until elections.
  • Al-Burhan said discussions would include “all the people of Sudan, including political parties and civil society groups”. He lifted the nighttime curfew intended for the duration of a month, vowing to “uproot the regime” of al-Bashir & its symbols, promising justice for the innocent protestors killed.
  • A recorded death toll of 16 people was taken between the 11th-12th of April, with 20 others wounded by stray bullets at protest sit-ins.

However, Sudanese people were not content; demanding the military follow their carefully outlined Declaration of Freedom and Change, signed by various political & professional groups for the direction of a civilian transitional government.
Hassan Zain, a protester, welcomed talks between the two groups but said he felt Burhan’s speech was “no different” to that by Ibn Auf.
Al-Burhan said all the right things,” said Dallia Abdelmoneim, a protester in Khartoum. “After 30 years, it’s impossible to just hand over to a civilian government. This coalition between the two seems the safest and best option for us all. They’ll both keep each other in check.

April 14th; on Sunday ,the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA); an umbrella group at the forefront of the protests, said they’d stay in the streets demonstrating until there is a civilian-led transitional government.
Included in the 9-point list of demands on the Declaration of Freedom and Change was:

  • Dismissal of all top judges & prosecutors, a freeze on all the assets top officials in al-Bashir’s regime & a reform of the dreaded National Intelligence & Security Service(NISS).
  • Also the arrest of Major General Salah Abdallah “Gosh”; who had overseen a sweeping crackdown led by NISS agents against protesters taking part in 4 months of mass demonstrations that led up to the toppling of the old ruler (al-Bashir) & Mohamed Atta. Gosh resigned & Atta was fired from his position; an attempt by the military on taking a conciliatory stance.

Reforming NISS, while significant, “was not the main issue standing between the two sides – the main issue was how will the military council operate under the transitional government,” said Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan.
There were concerns from the political parties that the military council will oversee the government and that’s something they do not want. They want an independent government in which the military council serves only as a protector.
“We still need the power to be transferred to the civilians and [for] the dissolution of the ruling party and the militias of the ruling party [to take place], said demonstrator Mohammed Atia.
Finally, early Sunday, the military council met with some political parties in Khartoum & urged them to agree on an “independent figure” to lead Sudan as prime minister.

Today; April 15th the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) is urging Sudanese people to “protect your revolution”, after reports that army forces loyal to the military council had an unsuccessful attempt at trying to remove roadblocks put in place around the sit-in protests outside the army headquarters in Khartoum.
The African Union (AU) has threatened to automatically suspend Sudan’s membership if the military doesn’t hand over power to a civilian government in 15 days.
A military-led transition would be completely contrary to the aspirations of the people of Sudan,” the AU’s Peace & Security Council says.
Isma’ il KushKush a Sudanese journalist & analyst says Islam plays a huge role in Sudan’s struggle for a permanent constitution. This is due to the Sudanese identity; understanding what that is.
Are they Arab, African or possibly a different identity? This would also help guide domestic & foreign policies; whether Sudan wants a central government or federal one.
The protests which began in December were spearheaded by the youth, consisting of teachers & professional practitioners. However, the important role of the Sudanese women could not be ignored.

  • Inflation rates are said to be 75% in Sudan & NGO’s state the government reportedly embezzled up to $9bn in oil reserves.

The revolution is currently being televised.


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Protect Ilhan Omar at all costs!
This is an example of what happens when a politician is actually honest & would rather steer away from “playing politics”.
Minnesota’s representative has been ruffling feathers since being sworn in & we love it!
As reported Omar is a Somali immigrant & a 181-year-old headwear ban was lifted to for Ilhan to don her hijab as she was sworn in office as Minnesota’s representative.
Over the past 2 months Ilhan has been called anything from antisemitic so someone actively committing treason.
The most recent backlash started when footage of Omar giving a speech against Islamophobia at a Council on American-Islamic relations resurfaced.
Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and frankly, I’m tired of it and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it, Omar said addressing the audience gathered in Los Angeles.
CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something,” she said, gesturing as if to separate herself from “some people,” “and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.
Conservatives took Omar’s explanation of 9/11 “some people did something” to mean the Minnesota representative trivialized the attack.
Then proceeded to throw a slew of propaganda shrouded in Islamophobia at her.

This has called for a response from activists & supporters of transparency from the US government; who all decided to speak up & voice their opinions on how this type of rhetoric was endangering Ilhan Omar’s life.

We can tell you one thing though, it seems like it will take a lot more than that to scare Ilhan Omar away from voicing her opinions.

Meanwhile,
you said it!

Not us

America –& the rest of the world really– is still going through the mourning process of the untimely demise of rapper/activist Nipsey Hussle.

https://twitter.com/AjExclusively/status/1116864275430068224

Rest in power black man!

If you ever wanted to know how gentrification & it’s effects are violent, take a look down below.

What did black people ever do to warrant all this resentment & unwarranted hate from non-blacks; Book 1000834977937 volume 76836862383

https://twitter.com/Dany_xoo/status/1115774573243437057

We absolutely love when the diaspora link up!
There is power in numbers & we are better together; united.
Nigerian superstar artist Burna Boy performed at Coachella music festival.

https://twitter.com/AfricaFactsZone/status/1117691866789699585

Young South African entrepreneur; Bright Hlongwane delivered a speech at the United Nations headquarters in New York, donning his traditional garb, head held high, looking awfully smart!


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Does the Nigerian police care about the lives of its citizens?
There seems to be high correlation between the constantly plummeting Nigerian economy & the increasingly unruly behavior of the departments intended to enforce law & order in the country.
Stories of police brutality are recalled everyday, with Nigerians venting out their frustrations on social media. Hashtags like #ENDSARS were part of the youths response to the unjust treatment by Nigerian law enforcement.
What’s sad?
This is the best chance at holding the Nigerian government accountable.
Inspector Dania Ojo is the most recent perpetrator of unwarranted violence & abuse of power.
shooting 2 individuals; a 20-year-old girl & a young man, returning from a night at the club.

  • The 20-year-old lady died on the spot, while the young man was hospitalized in dire condition.

Inspector Dania Ojo did not work alone. Other rogue officers from the Trinity Police Station, Ajegungle were arrested too. This included Sergent Adeyeye Adeoye, Sergent Kashim Tijani, Sergent Lucky Akigbe & Sergent Paul Adeoye.

Nigerian music legend; Daddy Showkey sounds off on the brutalization of Nigerians in the hands of law enforcers & the lack of respect or value for human life in Nigeria.

More on police brutality & unruly Nigerian law enforcers:

On a lighter & brighter note;

Senator of Kano Rabi’u Musa popularly known as Rabiu Kwanwaso has set up a foreign post-graduate scholarship program.
Below is the Senator screening candidates who meet requirements.

Meanwhile, it’s hard to ignore the effects of pollution, we’re at a point where we have to surgically remove its consequences from the animals we share a habitat with.

On today’s episode of; why are men so violent?

& hey!
If you ever find yourself in the much-anticipated Lagos traffic don’t be afraid to grab a meal on-the-go!

Can’t even hate!

We love solutions around a culture.


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On April 11th; Dominic Oyugi was murdered in cold blood by Police Constable Joseph Mauti.
A sad Thursday night indeed for the people of Mokwerero, Kisii county.
Police Constable Joseph Mauti was said to have been frustrated after his 2-week long effort to seduce a barmaid failed. img_6294

…so harassment?
Constable Mauti’s intention when he excused himself from a night shift at Itumbe police station armed with his rifle was to shoot the barmaid.
However, Dominic Oyugi; a hero, used his body as a human shield, protecting the barmaid.
Furious, Constable Mauti fired 2 shots into Oyugi’s stomach.
Dominic Oyugi died instantly.

Men are violent.

Evans Omayio; the deceased cousin said the word of the unfortunate incident got to the family at 11:pm.
“We are really saddened as a family, losing a young man
Alixinah Gesare; the deceased mother wants Constable Mauti arraigned & justice served.
Martin Kibet; Kisii county’s police commander said Constable Mauti requested permission to go eat supper before committing the crime at the local pub.
We have received the report and the suspect is in custody awaiting completion of investigations after which he will be arraigned in court,” said the police commander.
Judge Mumbi Ngugi reduces Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal’s bail terms.
As reported in last week’s In Color; Governor Moses Lenolkulal was arrested on April 2nd to face charges including abuse of office & conspiracy to commit an economic crime.

  • Governor Moses Lenolkulal’s bail reduced to Sh. 10M cash bail or Ksh. 30m bond.


How are the negroes in the U.K fairing?