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UNSC: Security Council Press Statement on Sudan (21.08.2019)

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Opinion: US new sinister rule of detaining children indefinitely!

The Republican Party, the party that does whatever it can to abolish abortion, clearly have a mismanaged self-belief in the humanities. As they do not value the living, unless their donors or idiots who blindly follows the sinister party, the GOP. Who has no issues now with arresting, detaining and making it illegal to seek refuge, to seek shelter or even seek asylum in the United States of America.

The innocent children who are tagging along their parents seeking a better future. Are now first meet with concentration camps, where the same party doesn’t want to give the asylum seekers a bath, shower or the basic commodities. While they are incarcerated for their choice of crossing into the US.

Now, the US who has already for far too long, split the kids from their parents, awaiting verdict on their cases of possible visa/asylum. They are now opening not only to keep them in detention and detaining them. The new rule allow the kids, the infants and the toddlers to be kept indefinitely. Don’t tell me that these people care about people’s lives, about their future or even have simple compassion. When you have the heartless acts of allowing kids to be permanently in prison. That is Trump’s America.

“The core principle and requirement of the Flores Agreement is that migrant children taken into detention should be released as “expeditiously” as possible. The new rule provides instead for the indefinite detention of children with their parents in federal immigration facilities pending resolution of their immigration proceedings. In doing so, it seeks to reverse a ruling under the Flores settlement that children not be held for more than 20 days in facilities not licensed for childcare” (Open Access Government – ‘US announces indefinite immigration detention for children’ 22.08.2019).

No one can say that America has compassion or care for the weak, the poor and the ones in need. As the kids crossing the borders with their parents. It is evil enough to separate them in the first place. Now they are opening up to make them felons for life. That is who this administration is.

There is no heart, no soul or compassion from this administration. Just the acts of vile egocentric and alt-right bullshit. That is so far from the supposed ideals of the US. Which by now is far from forgotten, as they are now to busy, pumping up the ego of one man and his clan.

President Trump is showing that his the worst. The acts done by him and his associates proves how little they care. We known by words, but their actions are even worse. The act of detaining kids in the first place is foul. No one deserves to be detained without doing a crime, and crossing a border isn’t that. However, the US says so now. Trump Administration says so and acts so. This is the US of 2019. Surely, the founding fathers are shaking in their graves. Peace.

The Zimbabwe State Universities’ Union of Academics (ZISUUA): Press Statement (22.08.2019)

Communique of the IGAD Council of Ministers on the Consultative Meeting of the Parties to the R-ACRSS (21.08.2019)

Burundi: Declaration du Parti CNL/Congress National pour la Liberte sur la Situation Politico Securtaire au Burundi (21.08.2019)

Malawi: BDO Report proves the massive Tipp-Ex Operation for the Tripartite Elections!

BDO Jordan was hired to make a report, which was signed by Hussain Alshobaki signed on for the 31st May 2019. This report was made by the BDO Jordan on the request of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and their wish to verify the results made by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).

One of the key findings was:

4. Tippexed and edited forms:

A Significant number of Form 66 were over scribbled, as a result, most of Form 66 became a mess and therefore needed to be replaced by duplicate forms, manually prepared forms, which were completed at the constituency tally centres. Some of the forms were excessively tippexed by POs who used tippex to do their corrections. Auditors made sure that all the figures were tallied and used the logbooks as the source documents to validate tippexed entries” (BDO, 2019).

We know the results was really altered, as the BDO could verify that about 24% of the Form 66 was Tipp-Exed and another 6% manually amended forms. This means that quickly a 30% of the forms was changed to fit the will of the incumbent and his party. The BDO is by this confidential report proving the previously reported rigging of the tripartite elections of earlier May this year.

That MEC and the President would sink this low is evident and that they thought they would get away with the open onslaught of the ballots, as the tally records was altered to fit the wilful outcome. Which in the end would give another term to the President.

When BDO could determine that 30% was altered either by Tipp-Ex or manually, it shows that it was deliberate actions to secure ONE outcome and ONE winner. That is close to one third of all forms, which is substantial to the claims of a fraudulent election.

Nothing else can be stated. That is what the BDO is saying without stating it directly. It isn’t one slip-up, but a systemic and default decision to change the records in favour of one party or one candidate. Peace.

Opinion: President Weah is drunk on power

Well, this didn’t take to long before he became like so many others. Hooked on the powerful drug: POWER. President George Weah and his CDC is prevalent in disregard of the people. Not only as Election Violence hit the opposition in the recent by-election. But the growing dissent against his mismanaged rule and grabbing of extended power.

That Weah is trying to make himself larger than life. While his ensuring his cronies, his family and everyone else in eating. The added corruption scandals. The planned constitutional amendments, to ensure that there is more unison agreement and that its following the mind of him.

Weah is really trying every avenue. His ensuring that the elections violence is happening, but later condemning it. Therefore, sounding reasonable, while at the same time using the forces he commands.

During the previous weekend, Weah said at a retreat: “We have realized that the laws of our country, including the Constitution have been overtaken by time and circumstances, consequently, I have decided that it is now time to undertake a review of the Constitution”.

With saying that, he has a plan in mind, to secure the CDC and himself. That he has the guidelines and fixed constitution, so that he continue. If not, secure himself more loyalist and less opposition. Less hassle with the Council of Patriots and whoever pushes the agenda in another direction. It is supposed to be streamlined around him and nothing else.

Weah is really showing who he is, a man drunk on power. A man without a doubt, has the will and capacity to overrun the public, silence demonstrations and do whatever it takes to be on the top. There is nothing he will not do. That is proven by the By-Election right now, as there is no initial talks of helping the hurt opposition candidate, but instead asking all political active to restrain themselves. Even if the attacks wasn’t on the CDC, but the opposition.

Surely, that says something. We can expect more deaths, more arbitrary arrests and more prominent activists and dissidents to get into trouble. As the Presidency and the CDC is busy following the command of Weah.

Weah accepts this and enjoys it. He gets all the perks, while everyone is supposed to blindly following him. He has the golden ticket and the power to do so. The rest are just his mere puppets and his toys to play with.

Weah went from being a hero on the football field, unto becoming a zero in office. He could have chosen another path, but instead he wanted to be ruthless, cruel and inhumane. Use the force, the ability of the authorities and the capacity to strike fear. Instead of being respected, noble and show mercy, which he doesn’t, because apparently that is not him. Peace.

Uganda-Rwanda Tensions Part VII: Memorandum of Understanding of Luanda between the Republic of Uganda and the Republic of Rwanda (21.08.2019)

DPP: Inquiry into the Allegations of Tax Fraud by the Directors of Keroche Breweries Limited (21.08.2019)

Zimbabwe: Finance Act No 2. is a half-baked measure to configure the value of the Zim Dollar!

The act of Finance Act No 2. was gazetted today on the 21st August 2019. What is weird to be is the two following codes or sections, this being the 22 and 23, which is countering each other. I am finding this as financial voodoo with the currencies. As this act is initially making the RTGS Dollar and Zimbabwe Dollars equal. Combined with the enacted value of the RTGS Dollar, the same as the US Dollar. Which by all accounts are impossible, as the exchange rate isn’t that static, neither followed by law. Unless, the state plans to infuse cash-flow and beat the rates between the RTGS Dollar and the US Dollar.

Alas, the madness, continues with the legislation gazetted today. I will show the two parts of the legislation, before addressing it a bit more. Under the sections itself.

22 Issuance and legal tender of RTGS dollars, savings, transitional matters and validation (1)Subject to section 5, for the purposes of section 44C of the principal Act, the Minister shall be deemed to have prescribed the following with effect from the first effective date—

(a) that the Reserve Bank has, with effect from the first effective date, issued an electronic currency called the RTGS dollar; and

(b) that Real Time Gross Settlement system balances expressed in the United States dollar (other than those referred to in section 44C(2) of the principal Act), immediately before the first effective date, shall from the first effective date be deemed to be opening balances in RTGS dollars at par with the United States dollar; and

(c) that such currency shall be legal tender within Zimbabwe from the first effective date; and

(d) that, for accounting and other purposes (including the discharge of financial or contractual obligations), all assets and liabilities that were, immediately before the first effective date, valued and expressed in United States dollars (other than assets and liabilities referred to in section 44C(2) of the principal Act) shall on the first effective date be deemed to be values in RTGS dollars at a rate of one-to-one to the United States dollar” (Finance (No. 2) ACT, 2019).

23 Zimbabwe dollar to be the sole currency for legal tender purposes from second effective date

(1) For the avoidance of doubt, but subject to subsection (4), it is declared that with effect from the second effective date, the British pound, United States dollar, South African rand, Botswana pula and any other foreign currency whatsoever are no longer legal tender alongside the Zimbabwe dollar in any transactions in Zimbabwe.

(2) Accordingly, the Zimbabwe dollar shall, with effect from the second effective date, but subject to subsection (4), be the sole legal tender in Zimbabwe in all transactions.

(3) For the avoidance of doubt it is declared that, from the second effective date—

(a) references to the Zimbabwe dollar are coterminous with references to the following and to no other forms of legal tender or currency— (i) the bond notes and coins referred to in section 44B of the principal Act; and (ii) the electronic currency prescribed for the purposes of section 44C of the principal Act, that is to say to the RTGS dollar;

(b) the above mentioned bond notes and RTGS dollars are at par with the Zimbabwe dollar on and after the second effective date, that is to say each bond note unit and each RTGS dollar is equivalent to a Zimbabwe dollar, and each hundredth part of a bond note unit and each hundredth part of a RTGS dollar is equivalent to a Zimbabwean cent” (Finance (No. 2) ACT, 2019).

Because, this is the continuation of the hectic balances and switching of currencies. That they are declaring foreign currencies as illegal tenders in Zimbabwe. Is to be expected, as they are getting a new currency or revamping a dead one. Still, the ZANU-PF should have ensured it better.

As they have had temporary measures like Bond-Notes and RTGS Dollars, which they are still infusing into the Zimbabwe Dollars, as a measure, where the ones who paid more than one-to-one with USD. Will lose funds and within that system, the state will initially shave-off funds from the public as they are transferring to RTGS Dollars or even Zim Dollars.

Combined with that shortfall in the public, as the inflation is still on the rise. The add-ons of financial distress will continue, as the state is still using half-measures to contain the economy, with the values and laws around the RTGS, instead of going all in with the Zimbabwe Dollars. They are in this and makes the mash-up between the RTGS/Bond-Notes and Zimbabwe Dollars. All of these three currencies are supposed to be equal and in tandem.

That will confuse and make it messy, as the electronic, the half-measured bond-notes and the revamped Zim Dollar are supposed to change the economy. This financial instrument is supposed to be the key to the troubles the economy is in.

I just don’t see it, I see it as a hectic abstract transaction system used to be able to fix and configure funds, by jumping between the three and taking more funds out of it while the public is losing on the various currencies. This is all made by the state and they are initially doing this to their own. Instead of thinking out one path to beat the hurdle, they are instead making it three. While, they still proclaiming Zim Dollar as the only one, but opening up to continue the two others.

Which is a sophisticated way of ensuring the state to get the Forex or exchange between them. As you have to exchange or pay in one form, the one set as the standard or the Zim Dollar, meaning, if you planning to move the RTGS Dollar to pay for something, that has to be transferred into Zim Dollar.

Financial voodoo and the public will suffer, because the state isn’t cleaning the slate, but trying to patch up wounds with yet another half-baked measure. Peace.

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