Tanzania: Magufuli aims to be the kingpin

The polls yesterday 28th October 2020 is an abysmal affair. A travesty of an election. Where it was a free-for-all for all tricks of the trade of rigging it in favour of the President and his ruling party Chama Cha Mapundzi (CCM). Joseph Magufuli and his allies shown no scruples, no care and only grabbing power by any means.

The incumbent president wants to be remembered as self-imposed tyrant. He wants to be remembered for using shady tricks, blocking opposition, arresting MPs and candidates. Also, using the army against civilians to intimidate and kill to get ahead. That is the sort of man, Magufuli is.

Magufuli doesn’t care about his reputation or his standing internationally. He will break all codes and all measures to get total control. The man will have pre-ticked ballots, stuffed ballot boxes, arresting poll agents and a total media black-out. Because, that man doesn’t want to be questioned by anyone.

Before 2015 there was this “What Would Magufuli do?” well, now in 2020 we do what he does. Still, he will persist with an illegitimate term and have power of all institutions. Clearly, not caring about the will of the people or the justification to be on top. That is why his using the state as his racket. His racketeering and using the state as his playpen. The President is now a Kingpin.

A big giant kingpin, a mobster and thief in office. He stole this office and did it deliberately. The Opposition can petition the Courts and can ask for recognition abroad. However, that will not matter if he has the throne and that he retains the powers with it. The President has the power and can use the muscle against the ones who are vocal against him. That is why people are getting all sort of forged charges and barred from the public. If you are a writer, journalist, comedian, activist or an opposition leader. You will get into trouble sooner or later. That is how it is in the United Republic at this very moment.

That is why Magufuli wants to be remembered as a Kingpin. He wants to be the top-dog and remembered for it indefinitely. The infinite boss and the emperor of Tanzania. That is his end game and goal.

Everyone supposed to love him and obey him. If you don’t, you will regret it. That is the reality of it all. The man must be so proud of himself and his achievement. That he got to use the army, the institutions and everything at his finger-tips to impose himself on his own people.

That is the grandeur of Magufuli. That is the greatness and the upper echelon aims of this man. Instead of being really elected.

The illegitimate government and rigged election will haunt him. Maybe not really at first. Someone will condemn, some will petition, but at the end of the day. The man has all powers and the International Community will ask for some reforms, but will not follow suit. They will only cry, if the exports of vital things stops or their interests are breached. As long as that doesn’t happen. They will not care, if their leader kills to rule and violates human rights as common as people drink water.

That is just the way things are and we have a new Grand Dictator. Magufuli, what would he do? Well, he would impose himself as a kingpin for yet another term. Peace.

Opinion: Zuma needs to man-up and face the truth

Former President Jacob Zuma are still facing the investigation and the criminal proceedings of the State of Capture case, which is investigated through the Zondo Commission. A Commission, he and his lawyers are working hard to discredit and also deflect blame.

The former President is clearly fishing for sympathy, when he invokes the narrative of living his whole life through Apartheid. Yes, he lived through like most of his generation. However, he also rose into the stratosphere and got amass power, which he had for a decade or so. It is not like the former President didn’t have all the luxurious benefits and the connections at his finger-tips for a period. Even all parts of the state was following him and obey his commands.

Therefore, the statement released recently is only a defensive and unnecessary document. It is not serving his case nor the investigation any good. Yes, his playing the victim, but that’s not new. The State of Capture case has been going on for years. While in power he could deflect, muffle and stop the process. However, now its not possible and he got to play the sainthood like his the pope or a cardinal. While he rather drink, enjoy the company of a nun and use the offerings to build himself a monastery on the top of hill.

This is why Zuma can defend the looking into his kids. We know the kids also enjoyed perks with the Gupta Connections and the State Owned Enterprises. They also got tenders and other deals, which was not accessible by others. Therefore, when an investigation follows the money, you never know where it ends. If they follow the drugs, you find drug-lords and cartels. However, if you follow the profit of that illicit trade. You don’t know where the money is going and could end up in the pockets of other powerful men as well. The same is happening to Zuma.

Zuma can plead his innocence and plead not guilty. However, he did pocket money and built a village in Nkandla. While he was in office. He suddenly could afford a second home in Dubai. Clearly, having more money than his salary would make possible. The man who came from hardships suddenly was Richie Rich. That doesn’t come out of nowhere. There is someone offering a deal and you accepted it. If it was using your power to fix Eskom and other SOEs in your time.

Therefore, those statements and letters your writing is only showing that you have no remorse to misuse and directly taking money out of the public coffers. Which you had no trouble doing in the years you we’re in power. Zuma had all the opportunities to do the right thing. However, as time went by and options came your way. You took them, you ate it and you enjoyed the perks. The same happen to your family members, which you want to shield now. But you let them eat of the sudden wealth and fortunes that came your way.

Zuma, if you wanted to shield your kids. You should have shielded them away from the Gupta’s and the other associates giving you sweet-deals. As the President you could have pushed them away and blocked them. Instead, you guided them and made it possible them. This was a rise to power and you felt untouchable. That is why the risk of paying a price seemed unlikely. That is why you made it possible for them to get connected.

That is why it’s late to cry foul now. You knew what you did and how you acted in office. As President, you knew what you we’re doing and what access you made possible. It is a sorry ass excuse to ask investigators to distance themselves. Maybe, as President he shouldn’t have received money from Oakbay and other companies. Maybe, his family members shouldn’t have gotten associated with the Gupta’s. Because, if he was interested in not having them involved in his business, they shouldn’t been entangled in anyway.

Alas, greed is a powerful force and it can swallow anything in its way. In this regard, it took the family and foundation of Zuma’s power. He ate it all with his greed and misuse of power. To an extent, that is still invested to this day and still not over. Peace.

Opinion: If Museveni could he would relaunch the Movement System

President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Musveni never wanted the Multi-Party Elections and a Multi-Party System. The President would have preferred that everyone was under the Movement System. Where everyone is sensitised and getting their patriotic teaching through the party. The Movement would take care of you and ensure your on the right track.

That is what President Museveni really wants. He would like to swallow everyone and have them all under his banner. This is why there was a Referendum in 2000 and again in 2005. Therefore, the first Multi-Party Election was in 2006. That gave the National Resistance Movement (NRM) the advantages ahead of it, as they had total control since 1986. That is 20 years of solid foundation and having appointed people where they needed.

The Movement System was already embedded, it was even a part of the 1995 Constitution. The state was fixed with Resistance Councils, which initially was Local Councils and Local Government. It is from there the state was controlled and how the supposed NRM became a “mass party”. That’s because it had the power in every aspect and kept siege over the seats from the bottom to the top. A fancy way of being a “one-party state”. 

That is why all parties that has challenged the President gotten into double jeopardy. The armed forces, the police force and everything else has been thrown at them. If this was Paul Ssemogerere, Kizza Besigye and now Robert Kyagulanyi. Everyone is feeling the blunt force and the retribution for challenging him.

In 2020 and 2021, we are repeating history yet again. The same forces are at use and the same means are taken against the opposition. The same is on the throne and he is not giving way. The President will use all means to stay there. Everything will go against the ones who goes against him. Either by the hook or by the crook. Nothing matters, as long as the ones challenging him is humiliated and hurt. They should go to him and kiss the ring.

President Museveni wants everyone under his wings. The man wants everyone to be on his beacon-call. The President wants to annihilate the opposition and get rid of all dissidents. He doesn’t want them, but got too. Just so he can score some brownie points and claim he brought democracy. Even, when it is not that deep, but only in the name.

If the President had his will. There wouldn’t be no Multi-Party Elections and be other parties than the Movement in the Republic. Because, everyone is supposed to follow him anyway. They are all wrong and deluded to stand up against him. These folks needs re-education and debriefed to understand the grandeur of the Movement. This is how it seems…

President Museveni wants to be the sole answer, the only leader and the kingpin. Museveni wants to be solution and have the automatically mandate to reign supreme. This is who he is. A President who only made it happen, because he was pushed and public wanted it.

The President would prefer to not only have the army, but have the whole public naturally assigned to the Movement. Without question and have them as “members” of his party. This is the sort of character he is. That is why nobody should challenge him, but people should just obey him. Peace.

Kanyamunyu confesses to the murder of Akena: Is the Mato Oput enough?

“The rare process and ceremony of mato oput is undertaken only in the case of intentional or accidental killing of an individual. The ceremony involves two clans bringing together the perpetrator and the victim in a quest for restoring social harmony. Mato oput begins by separating the affected clans, mediation to establish the ‘truth’ and payment of compensation according to by-laws.  The final ritual, ‘drinking the bitter root’ is a day-long ceremony involving symbolic acts designed to reunite the clans” (Justice & Reconciliation Project (JRP) – Mato Oput Ceremony, 10.05.2010).

In November 2016, there was an unfortunate murder of Kenneth Akena. After that has followed a long process and an aftermath, which has not answered the needs for retribution after the killing of a innocent civilian. The ones suspected, Kanyamunyu brothers, Matthew and Joseph Kanyamunyu. Also, Matthews girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari.

This process have been going on for years with relief and no verdict. The accused have been left of the hook and the ones investigating have let it be. Therefore, the stories now unfolding. Is very telling.

That Matthew Kanyamunyu have asked for forgiveness to the Acholi Elders and Akena’s family. That shows remorse and also that he says the culprit. Which is very different story, then the ones peddled in 2016 to 2018. When they claimed to be innocent and not involved in the murder of Akena.

Now, Matthew has deliberately stated his guilt. Because, before the story was that the brothers damaged the car of Akena but didn’t kill him or shoot him. Alas, that story has to be altered now, as the man has plead guilty in from the Acholi Elders.

Even in February of 2020 in the Courts, Kanyamunyu claimed he was a good Samaritan to Akena and only quarrelled with him, because he scratched his Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. That story should also be dismissed now, as he did take the blame this week.

Its time to get closure here, even if Matthew and the brothers gives 10 cows to the family of Akena. The family of Akena will never get Kenneth back. He been dead and this has haunted Matthew. He tried to run away from the deed, but it never went away.

That’s why he 4 years later confesses to the family of the deceased and to the elders of Acholi. What is striking is that he could roam free and not face the consequences of his actions to this time. That Matthew had such suction and reach within the chambers of power. This is shown by the time that has lapsed without any verdict in Court. That it has been running, but no definite answer to it.

What is also striking is that the man pleaded not guilty right from the jump into earlier this year. Not like he haven’t tried to play this out and be totally cleared of the guilt. He has used the prolonged justice system and the mechanisms there to run away from charges and incarceration.

That he plead guilty now to Acholi elders is fine and dandy, it is an important event and that he takes accountability for his misdeeds. That he took the life of Akena and is responsible for his fate. That’s why he apologized. However, that is maybe enough for them, but is it enough for society?

Because, if the man is of the hook for kneeling and confessing, how cheap is life then? Especially, considering how long he defended himself and how long he pleaded “not guilty”. Just because he has a change of heart. He thinks this is enough. Give a few cows and ask for an apology. That is not answering for the crime committed but bonding himself out with a gesture and a smaller pay-off to the deceased family.

This is a traditional mediation ceremony, which was performed. The Mato Oput is important for the Acholi and their traditions. However, the man should answer in the courts of law. Where he has denied and denied the whole murder case. So, that it can have some legal remedy as well. He has now confessed and that should matter to the pending case and the unanswered legal retribution.

Because, if not… then Akena’s life was just worth 10 cows and could be traded away that easily. After years of denial. That shouldn’t be enough, especially the way the Kanyamunyu have played this case out in the public sphere. Peace.

Tanzania: The Lowassa Complex ahead of the polls

There are soon polls and the both CHADEMA and ACT-Wazelendo are preparing their parties to challenge the supremacy of Chama Cha Mapundzi (CCM) and its incumbent President Joseph Magufuli.

The CCM is already entrenching all walks of life, the flow of information, allowing to participate politically, educate and hold press conferences are all after getting a nod from the state. No party can function or work without the authority giving them way. That is the reality in Tanzania under Magufuli’s reign.

No journalists, civil servant or anyone else can publish content without securing permission or at least follow strict guidelines. The restrictive nation ahead of the polls is a gift to the ruling party and their associates.

CHADEMA is coming with their big man, the resolute opposition candidate and voice of reason in Tundu Lissu. Last time around in the previous election, they used the deflector from CCM Edward Lowassa, who has now returned there. He was a marionet and a useful figure, but not someone who could defeat the CCM.

Now, ACT Wazelendo is using similar tools in another high ranking official from the CCM, who has fallen out of love there. Bernard Membe. Who is the Presidential candidate for the party ahead of the elections, instead of Zitto Kabwe. Who have big-shots both in Zanzibar and for the whole Republic with Membe.

Lissu and Membe will be in the same waters as Lowassa. There are no returns in sight, the state and CCM is intertwined and so connected, that only a miracle baby can separate them at this point. The walls are covered with heroics of the CCM and practically, the state and CCM is the same. Therefore, to topple Magufuli, you need the state apparatus to turn on itself and that is impossible.

Membe and Lissu knows this. Kabwe knows this too. They are opposites of the regime, who controls everything, but they only have their voice and their platform. They don’t have the army, the agencies, the institutions or the power to finesse this here game.

Just like Lowassa was a promising person, a high ranking and regarded man. He still could sufficiently be viable to the mechanics of CCM. There was no return to get out of this. There was only out-cries and devastations.

We can just imagine the return of Membe at some point too. When he has made up the grievances with the CCM and paid amends to the ones he needs too.

Lissu is popular and is a rising star, but the state might dim those lights by all means possible. While Membe will trade similar waters to Lowassa and hope for a safe journey home after the polls. It is a gamble for Kabwe, but it was the same for Freeman Mbowe in 2015. That didn’t work out and most likely will not do it in 2020.

Magufuli got this, but not because of his merit or his skills. However, because of how incorporated the CCM is and how its tools are there to destroy its competition. Peace.

Tanzania: New law will regulate all online content [and make all dissent online illegal]

The CCM and President Magufuli is not playing around. This is a continuation of previous laws in the Republic. As all statistics, parties and so fourth have to register to do whatever. The new Electronic and Postal Communication Act (Online Content) 2020. The law is pretty clear, as the objective is to control the content online. This is not about free speech, but only allowing a certain crowd and participation, as the state doesn’t want dissent.

Magufuli is the most frighten man on planet. If he wasn’t so afraid he wouldn’t try to manage all levels of publications from statistics to social media. He needs to have helpless praise, if it is disagreement or not his memo. He will take away licenses and shut those people down. Arrest them on money laundering and other charges to keep for a long time in prison.

Every person who will publish content has to register with the authority, which is the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority. You have to file in paperwork and you have to the authority, if your are a online radio/television/blog/services. Therefore, all content produced and published has to satisfy the authorities. You have to declare what sort of category your part of and if your in certain areas. You need clearance and pay fees to able. The most expensive is news and current affairs.

There is strict regulations on what sort of content that is not allowed. In prohibited content there is large section and it can really make a large scope. The state easily assess and claim what you write fits the bill.

Like these parts are the most worrying:

a) content against the State and public order including content that aims to or publishes information, news, statements or rumors for the purpose of ridicule, abuse or harming the reputation, prestige or status of the United Republic, the flag of the United Republic, the national anthem or the United Republic’s symbol,national anthem or its logos” (EPCA, 2020).

(b) content that calls for or motivates, promotes or provokes non-compliance to the laws and regulations;

(c)content that is involved in planning, organizing, promoting or calling for demonstrations, marches or the like which may lead to public disorder” (EPCA, 2020).

(e)content that includes news of official confidential communications or military affairs;

(f)content that would harm the national currency or lead to confusion about the economic condition in the country” (EPCA, 2020).

This law here say it all. Not only registering and getting license to do it. The limitations for the bloggers, newscasters and such very limiting. It is like all dissent is now illegal. All sort of information and will to spread the news of possible demonstrations would be deemed illegal.

If a blogger or a media house would release information of a demonstration. That could be deemed illegal and the publication or page could loose license quickly. Even fined or arrested. All defiance and civil disobedience is deemed illegal. This is the protocol of this law.

Also, to top it off. Releasing confidential information, whistleblowing and such activities is illegal too. This will make the ability to get sources or information from the government nearly pointless. As, if it can seen as this, then the publication could be fined or arrested by this law.

We are easily seeing how little space the authorities are giving its public. The legislation of this type is limiting the space so small. That they can only add Winne the Pooh and Jesus quotes. If they are discussing certain manners, they could be fined and get issues with the TCRA.

The list of prohibited content is so long, that you need to be super careful. Some things always make sense like child pornography and spreading recruitment for terrorist organization. However, banning religious content, witchcraft and such. Just show how paternalistic the state has become. Maybe, that is why the public order is so important, that it can be destroyed if someone takes a piss of the seal of the state. Like that could hurt or damage the soul of the nation.

I thought greatness wasn’t been thin-skinned, but proving overbearing with all. Also accepting other speeches and content, than what yourself deem fit. However, here is a very small margin of error and you can get into a pickle. I’m sure sooner or later some singer or musician will be in trouble. Sooner or later, some publications or writers will be deemed unfit and bloggers, will be thrown to lions den.

This law is yet another masterpiece of paternalistic laws under President Magufuli. As he has to be shadow and has to accept everything happening in the Nation. I am sure, he soon has to vouch for couples if they can get married or not. If they can get kids or not. He has to know everything about their status, belief and their salaries before allowing they repopulate the Republic. Because, all content, all space for publications are now stepped on and watermarked by the authorities.

The President must be so proud. That he is so narrow-minded, that he cannot see the issues at hand, but instead create new Frankenstein’s monster by doing this. Peace.

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Opinion: You can’t 1986 everything…

I don’t know if the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and its self-styled President for life Yoweri Kaguta Museveni thinks its a wise move to always point at the state of affairs in 1986.

How many pupils who went to school in the 1980s? How many cars on the roads in 1980s? How many bureaucrats who was paid in the 1980s?

Is that viable as a argument for how things are today?

If so, why in a Republic filled with youth under 30s years old. In a republic run by an administration living a bubble of the year of salvation in 1986. Where all results are in comparison to the incept of power. The day of the Coup d’etat in 1986 and everything circles back to this. Using the liberation and taking control of the Republic.

It is really unique that 34 years in power, you have to look at the starting point to show your greatness. All the pendulums points back to 1986. Which is such a magical year when everything started.

The NRM continues to spawn out how much more roads they have built since 1986. It is how you prove your governance. The amount of gravel you have carried and put on the ground. Not like there is other ways to prove it. For instance, if the roads adds value and the costs of keeping them operational or built to the needs. That is an issue that is never released, neither is the loans for building the roads and how much of it was paid by grants.

The NRM and the President can drop comparison numbers. However, they will do that every day with some glossy pictures of infrastructure and propaganda postures. That’s what they do. If it is Uganda Media Centre, Government Citizen Interaction Centre, NRM SOMA and the State House. This is what they do. Making mediocre results looking brilliant.

They will pin point back to 1986 as the proof of the amount of work they have put in. Not like they are just showing what they did in the 10th Parliament. No, they will go back to Obote and Okello. They need to bring back Idi Amin Dada and the whole brigade of dead people to show the living their greatness.

This is why they should find new ways of proving their achievements. Because, how relevant can it to go back close to 4 decades to prove your worth? How great are you, when you look two generations back?

Also, the reality is that most of the people living in the republic is born since 1986. They are the youth of the generation who did the bush-war. These are not familiar with that time and therefore, wouldn’t be touched by this. They are only seeing what they are living in now and hopes for a promising future. Not repeating the past, but instead building for the future.

Going back to 1986 is just a grave the NRM doesn’t need to dig. If they do, then they are putting up tombstones and praising weak results. If the NRM was sincere they would prove their abilities and use of time. Instead, they are going historical and bringing back nostalgia.

A nostalgia that isn’t for the times of today. Unless, Mzee plans to drop a few history lessons and mesmerising the past. Peace.

Opinion: The Duterte Administration doesn’t want a free-media, but a gang of YES-MEN!

Today its official the House of Representative has put the nail in the coffin for the renewal of the media house and franchise ABS-CBN. This has been an on-going battle for the media company and its associates. What this does is close radio stations across the Republic and also TV stations. They are deliberately closing one of the strong independent media houses.

ABS-CBN have had the ability to actually bring content of facts. Yes, it has its wrong like everyone does. Everyone who publish, distribute and address news will sooner or later do blunders. What this Presidency is doing is to silence and muffle media houses that dares to question them. Just like Ressa of Rappler, the ABS-CBN is in the same regard. They dared to have provocative ads and such in the campaign ahead of this administration. That’s why this sort of thing is a retaliation, as the Congress is filled with YES-MEN and people blindly loyal to the President. He won the recent mid-term election and has less of opposition to ever stop him. Everyone that oppose get into dire waters and awaiting sharks.

ABS-CBN now is in the same waters. Rappler, which is a small digital operation has survived. Even when the authorities and the state has challenged it at every possible way. Now the media house of ABS-CBN is getting detained and possibly closed because it offended the Don in the previous Presidential Elections.

There is no other way to see this. It is a political retaliation. They can use legal means and spin-it, but that is the end-game. If ABS-CBN had been positive and been less objective, if it had been as friendly as GMA and 24 Oras. They wouldn’t come in this situation. The ABS-CBN is here, because it dares to question the powers to be. It dares to challenge and also go nuts about it. If it didn’t do that and was a only broadcasting what Malacanang and the PCOO wants spread. They are just to copy verbatim and memos without questioning it.

If you do that? Then, your in trouble. Big trouble, possibly either losing your job or getting court-side. The government will figure one way or another to bring you down.

With this in mind. If anyone in the House of Representatives that voted for the closure of ABS-CBN ever speaks of freedom of speech and liberty to express themselves. Than, they got to look in the mirror and remember what they did today. The 70 members should be remember, because they clearly don’t give an rats ass about freedom of expression. They are just loyal lackey’s of Duterte.

This here shows that this administration again doesn’t trust the media to cover their actions. Neither, does it accept them pressing on issues. They are just supposed to dance along with the President and his team. Not supposed to question or speak up. If you do?

You gone go missing and be denied. Just like the ABS-CBN or Rappler who both been under fire. The ones loosing out is the public, the employees and in the end, also the men who stopped ABS-CBN. Unless they want to clap in the same echo-chamber and wants the same psalms to sing from Manila to Davao. They just wants empty-headed tabloids and scripted songs in favour of the administration. These representative don’t want to be questioned or investigated by reports. They want to have empty love like celebrities.

These people want the red-carpet treatment, they want to be kissed and get the love. That’s why they are closing ABS-CBN. To prove a point, but its a flawed point. Only undressing their motives and the message is clear.

If you don’t show us love, we will close you down. Peace.

Opinion: The Tories wants to weaponize foreign aid now?

The government department responsible for overseas aid is to be merged with the Foreign Office (FCO), the BBC understands. The move to combine the Department for International Development (DFID) and the FCO follows a review into UK aid spending by crossbench peer Lord Bew. Boris Johnson is expected to confirm the move, long mooted in Conservative circles, in the Commons later” (BBC.com – ‘International development and Foreign Office to merge’ 16.06.2020).

If your thinking the Little Britain is getting better on the world stage with the Tories in power. This sort of move is directly weaponizing foreign aid grants. Instead of having a separate department working on own terms to actually develop and make a difference. That is, if the ideal is to bring a change and making a difference.

This from the party that still clings on top the dreams and ideals of the greatness of the British Empire. An empire that is long gone and the powers of the United Kingdom has already dwindled. They will be even more weaken and lack soft powers internationally when they are finally left the European Union (EU).

The move is to replicate the Secretary of State in the United States. They are copying the mismanaged militarized state supported development schemes of the United States. That is not a good look. Especially, if the UK want to be serious actor on the world stage and look sincere in their motives. However this paradigm will be more of the political motivations at home and bring brownie points to the current leadership. Then actually make a change.

I don’t see any positive out of this, than they will make political moves instead of actually do what its supposed to do. We already knows there are strings to it and reasons for the development projects and aid. No money is free money, if you believe that. Then your lying to yourself and accepting money from someone. There will be something you need to do. If that is being accountable, prove the recites and that it actually was spent on intended projects. Hitting a set of goals and reach a set amount of people so the foreign donors can tell their tax-payers that it was worth giving this money away.

This is something we all know. If not … we are lying to ourselves and thinking the monies are giving away with naive intentions and can be used on ghosts without any fuzz. If it was so, then the donors would quit quickly and be hostile to continue the practice. There is a reason for certain measures and conditions for taking the aid and grants.

The DFID incorporated into the Foreign Office will only turn every move more political and the ambition of it will change. It will depend on whose in office and who is running the Foreign Office. That means the objectives will turn and will be what is benefiting foreign policy agenda. It will be more business oriented and towards the goals of the current leadership. Instead of being a supposed a long-term development tool in the world. It is not perfect, but at least have had some results and some positive use of its currency.

Now we can expect more political ambition behind the grants and the aid. It will be fitting with the additional pressure of the foreign office, instead of the concern of development or actually making a difference. Expect they will invest in a lot white elephants and waste as it fits the political agenda more than what is actually needed in the nation they are spending funds on.

That is my estimation of it. As well as they scrap a lot of projects, a lot of programs and participation as its not positive politically back-home. Even if it does something positive where these things are actually running day-to-day. Peace.