After little Bella’s death, should we rethink the death penalty?

The horrific killing of this innocent girl is a crying shame.That said the death penalty statute should remain as is.

Sunny Ntayombya

The gruesome death of 12-year old Bella Isimbi Uwase by the hand of her alleged killer Slyveri Mahoro cut me to the core.

Bella's family and friends at her funeral wake Bella’s family and friends at her funeral wake

First of all, was the fact that such an innocent child, with her future in front of her, was snatched away from her doting family in such a cruel, cruel way. The manner of her death, by knife wound to the neck, was horrible and excruciatingly slow.

Secondly, her absolute victimhood touched my heart. Often when there is a murder, at least one try’s to make sense of it; yes there is a victim but at least you have a ‘proper’ motive. You rationalize the act by saying that the perpetrator was acting in a skewed but logical way. But in this case there is no logic. She never did anything to him and, if the stories we’ve heard…

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My thoughts on apologizing youth and taking sides in the DRC mess

Lets still keep thinking

Sunny Ntayombya

Last week I promised to never react to any external report because, in my opinion, they were simply distractions. But this week’s Human Rights Watch report about M23’s human rights record (and Rwanda’s ‘hand’ in M23) is really pushing my buttons. It is full of mysterious witnesses, defectors, inaccurate and downright lies. I’m itching to tear the report apart paragraph by paragraph. However, why waste a whole blog ranting about people who don’t really matter?

Especially when I can be talking about a young activist whose idea has light a fire under many people’s bottoms?

Meet poet, activist and parliamentary candidate Edouard Bamporiki.

I find it rather interesting that the literal translation of his last name ‘Bamporiki’ is “what is their issue with me? But more about that later. The 30-year old law student is currently in the news because he not only personally apologized for his…

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Cookie Jar

Caught in the cookie jar???? i will pretend i’m not…enjoy the read!

The footsteps to real love

KEEP YOUR DATE OFF THE COOKIE JAR

When a man and woman are attracted to each other and begin spending time together, the excitement between them builds over time, the pleasure of torching and caressing is recognized:- stirring up passion and before they can tell the man is headed for the cookie jar. A woman is torn apart between thinking with her heart or her brain. But as I like to say when the emotions check in the brains check out and the jar is vulnerable.

You are not worth selling off your cookie for a brief thrill, perhaps some momentary of pleasure, do whatever it takes to keep that mans zipper up. That is the sole reason you ought to take up an oath for  “purity pledge,” even when you’re not sure how you will make it with an amorous  man at your disposal.

It is important to guard…

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Bono won’t develop Africa and neither will you Mister Campaigner

The answers to africa-related problems need to be sought by the good people of Africa. Lets work on home grown solutions 1st. my apologies on stating the obvious.

Sunny Ntayombya

You know the saying, ‘when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers’? Well, once again, we ‘voiceless’ Africans are being used as pawns in other peoples fight.  Best selling author and Guardian newspaper contributor George Monbiot penned a piece in the publication that induced waves of disgust to wash over me.

The article, ‘Bono can’t help Africans by stealing their voice’, is scathing to the extreme. The author calls the pop star a land grabber, a muzzler of African voices and a front for Western business interests. All in all, if Mr.Monbiot is to be believed, Bono is cross between British colonialist Cecil Rhodes and Heart of Darkness’s Mr Kurtz. A very bad man.

He writes that Bono and his ONE campaign has ‘ seized the political space which might otherwise have been occupied by the Africans about whom they are talking’. Funny enough, the African leaders and businesspeople…

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