Corrupt Leaders’ Greed Deprives an Entire Life’s Dream from their Young People.

this is great our generation can fight this curse

Shawn Diaries

A young man peaceful shuns corruption in Uganda. A young man peaceful shuns corruption in Uganda.

No one knows how corruption looks like until it hits them with roads with potholes, hospitals without drugs, ghosts living among humans with the abilities of drawing wages every month from public payrolls. African governments have failed to inculcate systems of accountability to help them to serve their citizens who pay taxes. Many African countries have strong men who don’t want to leave power through peaceful means. Uganda since its independence has never handed power from one president to another peaceful, from one to another they have all been aided by the sound of the gun and oozing bullets. Women and young children have continued to be the victims of political greed that has always taken drained a country with lots of potential from its climate to natural resources Uganda seems to be stuck in the narrative of ‘Africa is Rising’. 

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Mr. Museveni has lost track and though we have made our alarm people have taken him to be normal but I have to say that he is total disgrace because the last comments he made that studying arts is useless was an insult not only the country but to himself who I understand is a student of arts and in particular politics saying that arts men of this country cannot solve anything literarily means that himself cant add anything to this country hence explaining the thirty years mismanagement

Before I go further let me first look into his family education background himself studied political science a typical arts course. His wife Janet Kataha Museveni studied stenography and here there is no sorting whether one has studied science or not. His son Muhoozi Keinerugaba who never went to the university is not a scientist. Patience who works as a pastor is another undefined fellow, Diana is just a housewife who can’t talk academics, then finally Natasha who is in clothing all these children of Mr. Museveni have never been to university to a study a single arts course not because the arts courses are useless but his children couldn’t qualify!

Am not talking with this voice to defend arts men because am not one but as a student of science and in particular ethnobotany I know the importance arts men have. And from his speech am scared that the parents who have not gone to school could remove all their sons and daughters from studying arts because they have heard that arts courses are useless from the president such can lead to our sisters and brothers not to have university education which in the long run can render them useless not like his daughters and son who are able to enter into government structures because their dad is a president. And if all Ugandans were capable of uniting together mostly arts men he would have said this as the last time to say it when he is president!

Ukraine President: Forces ‘Helpless’ To Quell Unrest In Regions Bordering Russia


HORLIVKA, Ukraine (CBS News/CBSDC/AP) — Ukraine’s police and security forces are “helpless” to quell unrest in two eastern regions bordering Russia, and in some cases are cooperating with pro-Russian gunmen who have seized scores of government buildings and taken people hostage, the country’s president said Wednesday.

Oleksandr Turchynov said the goal now was to prevent the agitation from spreading to other territories.

“I will be frank: Today, security forces are unable to quickly take the situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions under control,” Turchynov said at a meeting with regional governors.

“The security bodies … are unable to carry out their duties of protecting citizens. They are helpless in those matters. Moreover, some of those units are either helping or cooperating with terrorist organizations.”

Turchynov instructed the governors to try to prevent the threat from spreading to more central and southern regions.

He spoke hours after pro-Russian gunmen seized…

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Cats and Chocolate

‘Shakespeare and Company is a winding, twisting, climbing labyrinth of books, a literary commune, a shelter for writers, a refuge for book lovers. It is–as my father, George Whitman, said–“a novel in three words.” – Sylvia Whitman.


At Kilometer Zero in Paris, the road at which all roads in France begin, is a façade recognised the world over to bibliophiles and aspiring writers. In a little square with forest green railings, two little trees and a string of multicoloured lights swooping across, George Whitman’s ode to books and writers filled me with joy. I haven’t felt this excited about a bookshop since I first stepped into Foyles (which is a Mecca of books, whilst Shakespeare and Co is a maze of books). If there was ever a spiritual home for book lovers – this is it.


On first stepping into the bookshop, my eyes were drawn towards the vertiginous stacks…

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The Moral Cost of Travel

Cody Delistraty

It was in Paradise Lost that John Milton introduced the notion that Adam and Eve ate an apple from the Tree of Knowledge (thus explaining why your “knowledgeable” elementary school teachers may have had the infamous symbol sitting on their desks).The writers of Genesis left the forbidden fruit unspecified, but scholars have since claimed it could have been a grape, possibly a fig, even a pomegranate. Whatever it was exactly, the first Biblical book is clear that its consumption is the ultimate sin — and ever since the Western world has equated knowledge with a loss of innocence. Banned from Eden, the original sinners were also the original knowledge seekers, and the idea that understanding means corruption is widespread — oft-seen in dubiously well-known phrases like “Ignorance is bliss.”

Throughout history, innocence has been lost when new knowledge is gained, and the most common way for that to happen is by…

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