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Book Discussion: Kizza Besigye & Uganda’s unfinished Revolution, May 12 2015 @ IFRA/BIEA Conference Room
Date: May 12, 2015
Venue: IFRA/BIEA Conference Room
Daniel K. Kalinaki’s Kizza Besigye and Uganda’s unfinished revolution, DominantSeven Publishers – 2014
With : Daniel Kalinaki, Pauline Bernard, Dr.Joshua Rubongoya & Dr. Musambayi Katumanga.
“[R]enowned journalist Daniel Kalinaki’s book, Kizza Besigye and Uganda’s Unfinished Revolution […] charts the journey of Besigye starting from his childhood in Rukungiri to working alongside Museveni against the Obote ‘regime’ and finally, to leading an opposition movement.
The backdrop to the story is a Uganda re-emerging from decades of abuse by tyrants of yester-year. Kalinaki provides a concise account of the history of the country and interwoven into it are the stories of Besigye, Museveni and their respective parties and causes. This perhaps is where the book triumphs. In one volume the reader gains an insight into Besigye the man, the evolution of Uganda and the sins and successes of a government which has possibly outstayed its welcome.
In recent years, Besigye has often made headlines for his acts of rebellion, his inability to be silenced and refusal to stand down. The book goes into detail offering accounts of every beating, imprisonment and act of injustice forced upon him by the powers that be. In the midst of this he becomes a husband and a father, and one cannot help but think that this is what he sacrifices in order to continue with his quest for success. Years are spent in exile, away from his family and home; was it for personal glory or an act so altruistic as being for the good of the nation?
While this story is told through accounts provided by Besigye, his wife Winnie and many others that have fought by his side and against him, Kalinaki makes a concerted effort to shed light upon the huge differences between the Museveni of 1986 and the Museveni of 2016”.
Wildlife Direct through the Hands Off Our Elephants Campaign, will be hosting a live debate on the future of elephant conservation in Kenya. This will be held at the BrookHouse School on the 25th April 2015 from 4pm-6pm. It is a free event, all are welcome.
Wildlife Direct are hosting this debate about the future of elephants to create better public awareness, involvement, and action about poaching, trafficking and threats to elephants. The motivation is to address negative media about the ivory destruction’s taking place in Africa. This will also take the form of a twitter storm occurring simultaneously with the actual event. Therefore members of the public will join the conversation physically and on social media using the hashtag #Tweet4Elephant
#Tweet4Elephants is a global social media event following the very successful earlier 1st edition on 13th January by the US Ambassador, Robert. F. Godec, that reached 36 million Twitter accounts and making over 126 million impressions on social media.
The live debate involves two teams one led by conservationists, the other by a respected journalist, Charles Onyango-Obbo. Members of our teams include activists, experts, economists, media and communities.
The event is pitched as a duel, and it is a friendly, fun, educational and entertaining debate.
Read more information on wildlife direct on their website – http://wildlifedirect.org/
A presentation by Andre Pilz
Date: Wednesday 11th March 2015 from 2pm
Venue: Kuona Trust Gallery
Mindspeak Forum: Aly-Khan Satchu Hosts January Makamba – Dep. Minister Communication Science & Technology, Mar. 14 2015 @ Hyatt Regency Hotel – Dar es Salaam
Date: March 14, 2015
Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dar es Salaam
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
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January Makamba declared his intention to run for president almost eight months ago on BBC. A move that surprised many analysts and Tanzania watchers. Since January declared his intention to vie for Presidency under CCM, he has been receiving praise from unusual quarters such as;
Can January Makamba be the next president of Tanzania? – By Ben Taylor in African Arguments
Young leaders take on the old guard in Tanzania – By CHRISTOPHER KIDANKA in African Review
However, January has a long way to go since he has to convince CCM, the ruling party that he is the right man for the job in the scheduled party meeting later this year before the elections.
Join him as he speaks to Aly-Khan Satchu to find out why he announced his candidature and the vision he has for Tanzania.
Join young Kenyan writers – Ndiritu Wahome and Ciku Kimeria as they discuss their books, chat with members of the audience at a session titled “Conversation with African writers” at the Goethe Goethe-Institut Nairobi on Thursday March 19th 2015 from 6pm.
First 100 people to rsvp to the event via fb (https://www.facebook.com/events/1059580684055976/) will be eligible for a KES 100 discount on the book price at the event.
The session will be moderated by acclaimed Kenyan poet, journalist, writer of fiction, and critic – Khainga o’okwemba.
ON THE WRITERS….
Ndiritu is a writer who first started writing at the age of thirteen. At 19, immediately after high school, he published a volume of poetry: ‘The Voice from a Young Man under the Burning African Sun.’
As a young writer, he is passionate about the art of writing, and other forms of creative arts. Ndiritu believes that you can become anything you want on earth, as long as you have the willpower, determination, and passion to train the mind. When he is neither reading nor writing, he is actively swimming and lazing on the beach gazing at the meandering blue waves of the ocean.
His latest work is a collection of short stories titled The sad artist and other fairy tales
Ciku lives and works in Kenya as a consultant focusing on international development issues at Dalberg Global Development Advisors. In her free time, she enjoys writing and traveling. She loves people, learning different languages, experiencing new cultures and various other art forms in addition to writing – singing, playing the guitar etc.
She is particularly fascinated by the universality of human emotions and enjoys reading books about people whose culture she knows little about. She hopes to use her work to reach more people with stories about Kenyan people that they can relate to – even if they do not know much about Kenya.
She holds a BSc in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She speaks English, Kiswahili and German, and is currently learning French. She is also a travel blogger – Thekenyanexplorer
Her novel “Of goats and poisoned oranges” is a tantalizing tale of betrayal, deceit, greed, corruption, love and revenge that will leave you reeling. Readers have described it as “Wicked, funny, poignant, wacky, human, a big ball of fun and danger”, “A unique and captivating book”, “Fun and intriguing”, “Impossible to put down once you start reading.”