Sunday, 20 September 2020

THE PARADOX OF BEING YOUNG TODAY

The other day I found myself surrounded by chums and colleagues and friends and strangers too. Thirty years ago this would not have caused me to write a column about the occasion. However in August 2020 we were ALL PUZZLED MALES.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

MARADHI YA FIGO NA FAIDA ZA KUFUNGA KULA- 4



Maradhi ya figo yamezidi sana kwa watu weusi, seuze Watanzania.
 Majuma mawili yaliyopita tulimpoteza Mtanzania maarufu sana kwa ugonjwa huu. Ni muhimu kujadili kwanini figo linaendelea kuwa tatizo kubwa kwetu.
Makala tatu zilizopita zimeongelea ulaji wa Saladi, mazoezi na kufunga kama njia za kujali figo, ini, moyo, ubongo,nk. Tumeambiwa  matumizi HOLELA ya dawa za kuzuia maumivu  changia tatizo au pia fadhaa (“stress”) dhalilisha figo.
Wiki iliyopita tulikumbushana kuwa kufunga  si tu Ramadhani au Uislamu.Tulitazama faida zake ikiwepo kupunguza unene, maradhi, kuupumzisha mwili na uwezekano wa kuwa na maisha marefu.
Tulitazama aina ya kwanza ya ufungaji, yaani kunywa  maji ( kidogo kidogo kwa wastani wa saa 36-72).

KISWAHILI CHETU KINADIDIMIZWA NA KUPANDISHWA NA NANI?


Nilimhoji Mkenya mmoja kwa kipindi  cha Kwa Simu Toka London. Jina nitalihifadhi kwa sasa. 
“Nikiwa mdogo sikupenda kabisa kwetu Kenya tulivyolazimishwa kujifunza Kiingereza.  Tulichapwa...”
Nikasema ndiyo maana Kenya na  Waafrika wengine huzungumza Kiingereza  ( na lugha zingine za Kizungu ) kwa ufasaha sana.
“Lakini nilipofika hapa Uingereza nilishangaa au tuseme nikajifunza. Waingereza wanaipenda sana lugha yao.  Huongea tofauti na sisi tunavyoongea. Ukitaka uraia wa Uingereza lazima ujue Kiingereza sawasawa.  Wanakithamini Kiingereza. Majina, barabara, shule, serikali, muziki,magazeti, vitabu, kila kitu.  Hawatumii lugha nyingine. Hawakidunishi. Wala hawakichanganyi na lugha nyingine. Nikatafakari. Ndipo nikaanza kuifikiria Tanzania...”
Akadai miaka mingi amependa sana msimamo wa Watanzania.
  “Zipo nchi kumi na moja zinazungumza Kiswahili. Lakini chimbuko la Kiswahili ni Tanzania. Hata wengine tukijidai, hatuifikii Tanzania...”
Mara, mhojiwa akapaaza sauti.

USING MONEY TO MAKE AFRICANS LEGALISE HOMOSEXUALITY – Part 1


Two weeks ago, Tanzania’s second largest aid giver, withheld ten million dollars, citing crackdown on homosexuality and alleged human rights abuses. According to Reuters, Denmark, joined the World Bank whose decision not to release a $300 million loan,  was made following Tanzania’s recent “policy of banning pregnant girls from school and ...making it a crime to question official statistics.” These developments are far significant, yet today, we should discuss homosexuality.

USING AID MONEY TO FORCE AFRICANS LEGALISE HOMOSEXUALITY...- Part Two


  

For Africans the outlook on the subject is totally different from that of our counterparts in the rich world.  Homosexuality was and will always be a reality. A fact.
Yet, the problem (at the moment) is not acceptance or not acceptance but, perception. The average African views “being gay” in the “physical” sense. The actual words constantly used on social media after Denmark’s announcement three weeks ago, were Sodom and Gomorrah. To Whites (and all others who have legalised it)  gay lifestyle is viewed on a broader sense.  Not just as two people of the same gender agreeing to have sexual intercourse, but as humans, loving each other. That is why prominent individuals  of the same gender openly “marry” and live happily after. Check out famous musician Elton John and his partner Mr David Furnish or Luxembourg Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel and Mr Gauthier Destenay, tying knots, recently.
That is Europe.

Monday, 24 December 2018

SINEMA ZA NGONO ZINAVYO ATHIRI VIJANA ULIMWENGUNI LEO-3



Tuendelee na mada ya Jumapili mbili zilizopita.
Tumezungumzia sinema za ngono na namna zinavyohasidi afya na mahusiano ya watu. Sawa. Vipindi vya maisha yetu wanadamu hutofautiana. Kama ambavyo makala hii inakashifu sinema za ngono na changamoto zake ndivyo wazee wa miaka ile ya Sitini na Sabini walivyokasirishwa na suruali za vijana zilizotanuka chini (“Pekos”) , na sketi na magauni yaliyoishia mapajani (“Mini”).
 Linganisha na leo.  Vijana wanavalia suruali makalioni, kama wako maliwatoni  na wanawake wanaanika kabisa kila kitu mitandaoni au  maonesho.

SINEMA ZA NGONO ZINAVYO ATHIRI VIJANA ULIMWENGUNI LEO-2


Tuendelee na mada ya wiki jana.
Zamani sinema za ngono zilikatazwa kabisa na serikali ya Mwalimu Nyerere  na hata awamu zilizofuata. Leo zinaonekana waziwazi katika simu na wanawake kwa wanaume wanazikodolea macho. Matokeo kuna kudhalilishana pande zote mbili. Hii ni kutokana na taswira za waigizaji wachache wenye maungo yasiyofikana na hali halisi za wanadamu wengi.
Starehe hii kama zilivyo nyingi za kisasa zimeletwa na utandawazi na teknolojia za Kizungu. Sisi Waafrika hatukuwa na matatizo ya ngono au ufanyaji mapenzi. Mwalimu Nyerere na viongozi waliopita wallifahamu hilo ndiyo maana wakalikataza.
Miaka 30 hadi 50 iliyopita hatukuwa na matatizo ya mapenzi.

Nilipohamia Uzunguni nilishangazwa jinsi wenzetu walivyo na matatizo makubwa ya ngono.