Celebrating the Love of Friends in a Loving World

Celebrating the Love of Friends in a Loving World
Red Roses for You, My Sweet Friends ... Total Love.

My Sweet Friends

My sweet friends,

We grow closer to each other;

When we interact together and share ideas;

The common faith that we share,

Binds our hearts in one accord.

For sweet friendships last a life time,

When built on mutual respect, humility and understanding;

Throughout each different season,

We find we are one in life.

Sweet friends are there through times of grief;

And times when hope is gone;

Always there with encouragement;

So we can carry on.

I thank the Lord for you,

My true and faithful friends;

To fondly speak with you, whether we agree or not,

On this, our beloved blog;

For sweet friends will stay, no matter what;

Giving support.

Together, our hearts and minds truly unite;

With the amazing love of sweet friends.

In the spirit of true friendship,

Best wishes, my sweet friends;

May the Lord bless you abundantly.

I remain, yours truly,

B.B. Bakampa.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Power Sharing Agreement In Zimbambwe Is A Victory For Africa

On Wednesday, February 11th, 2009, Mr. Morgan Richard Tsivangirai was sworn in as the Executive Prime Minister of Zimbabwe and swore to protect the constitution in an oath administered by H.E Robert Gabriel Mugabe. I congratulate the two leaders and people of Zimbabwe for coming to this important decision. The people of Zimbabwe have come from far and their journey has been one of hills and valleys. This journey got its most challenging obstacle––the land question–– after Mugabe’s government decided to embark on the land redistribution program: a noble decision that did not go down well with the world’s chief bullies, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The two retaliated by slapping harsh economic sanctions on Zimbabwe which has seen the country plunge into an economic crisis with the highest inflation rates in living memory. This further spilled into an acute health crisis with a deadly cholera outbreak ravaging the country. America and Britain also used their vibrant media to misrepresent the land redistribution program as land grabbing.

As all this happened, the politicians tore themselves apart paying little attention to the country’s problems. Without delving into this, for it is well known, let me say that it is remarkable that finally they have made up and agreed to work together. Of course the bad blood between Mugabe and his Prime Minister Tsivangirai is well known to us. It is my sincere prayer that God gives them the guidance to work and live together harmoniously. Their immediate task is to revive the shattered economy, combat the cholera outbreak and resettle the refugees. I remain optimistic that Zimbabwe is going to emerge stronger after this. If Mexico could overcome the same in the 1940s after nationalising all foreign oil companies, why not Zimbabwe? It only took Mexico 10 years to get back to her feet after a serious inflation.

I cannot forget to applaud the other players who participated in brokering this deal.
First, the mediator, former South African President Mr. Thabo Mbeki for doing an excellent job of getting Zimbabweans to the negotiating table and successfully having them to agree. While chairing the UN Security Council, South Africa blocked a Western backed attempt to condemn Zimbabwe. Congratulations comrade.

Secondly, SADC, for successfully supervising and presiding over the talks. This is important for consolidating regional and continental unity.

Lastly, the African Union which withstood all negative influences from the European Union and United States. The experience in Zimbabwe and Kenya, where yet another good son of the African soil, Kofi Anan, executed a similar mission successfully, attests to the relevancy of the need for African solutions to African problems. To all those who are skeptical of Africa ever solving her problems, here is your answer. For me, this is a victory for the whole of Africa and a manifestation that tough times never last but tough people do.