Thursday, November 27, 2008

mwalimu nyerere, i presume...

This will go down in history as one of the most memorable pictures; Mwalimu trading jokes with Iddi Amin Daddah during an OAU meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. By the way, what would the political landscape in the region been like had the two been alive today - in office?

8 comments:

jamboforums said...

Good move January. I hope we're going to have solid discussion on variety issues concern our nation.
The challenges that facing Tanzania won't take a day off.
Again hongera for this move.
Mdau wa USA

imani said...

Aisee hongereni, ushauri kidogo tu. Iwapo hii blog imedhamiriwa kuwa ya taifa(kama jina lilivyo) basi ni vyema kiswahili kakapewa nafasi yake ili na sisi wandengereko tunaosumbuliwa na lugha za kigeni tuweze kuchangia na kujisikia nyumbani humu ndani. Karibuni kwenye ulimwengu wa Blog!...zemarcopolo.

John Mwaipopo said...

Karibu tony. I can see you have opened a new horizon in tanzanian blogsphere. Most of our blogs as you can see features simple day-to-day things(humourous, i mean), those that dont stay long and for people who dont like to think. One thing though: Usije ukapotea

Mwaipopo

Kassim said...

How I hated that guy as a little boy after dropping a bomb near where I lived, then as a yong teenager after reading Henry Kyemba's State of Blood and then as a full teenager after watching The Rise and Fall of Idi Amin. You know what? I now adore him after realising that he wasn't that bad after all.

Kassim said...

How I hated that guy as kid after he dropped a bomb near where I lived, then as a young teenager after reading Henry Kyemba's State of Blood and then as a full teenager after watching what I now know to be the hugely exaggerated movie: The Rise and Fall of Iddi Amin. You know what? I now adore him in death after realising that he wasn't that bad after all (or was he?).

Kassim said...

He once said and I quote: "I am not a politician, but a professional soldier. I am therefore a man of few words." And a man of few words he was indeed...

$ Immature $ said...

Hey Tony, Big up for wat you are trying to do here. Seems you have realised tht Tanzania's need to be educated in terms of political and social life. As far as Iddi and Mwalimu question in conderned, they would have tought Africa, how be lead africa. it would have been great. wish they were around.
Big up bro.

Fr. Ngirwa, Apolinari-New York said...

Thanks January Mwana wa Makamba.
Idd Amin,was suffering from a severe PTSD to the extent of being lunatic. What a light touch...Nyerere and Idd Amin sharing jokes! Keep up the serious descusion, and you will see us on your Blog. Thanks to dare to do something for Taifa letu