Saturday, January 30, 2010

Justine Henin's fairytale is set to collide head on with Serena Williams' reality when the pair resume their fierce rivalry in the Australian Open women's final on Saturday.

Friday, January 29, 2010


Filbert Bayi alitoa mchango wake kuitangaza Tanzania - "One of many Tanzanian Heros"

Matthews' remark exposes complexity of 'transcending race'

Five little words — "I forgot he was black" — have exposed a contradiction in the idea of a post-racial nation.
The comment came from MSNBC host Chris Matthews after President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Wednesday.
"He is post-racial, by all appearances," the liberal host said on the air. "I forgot he was black tonight for an hour. You know, he's gone a long way to become a leader of this country, and past so much history, in just a year or two. I mean, it's something we don't even think about."
The staunch Obama supporter meant it as praise, but it caused a rapid furor, with many calling the quote a troubling sign that blackness is viewed — perhaps unconsciously — as a handicap that still needs to be overcome.
Apparently, Matthews forgot to ask black people if they WANT to be de-raced.
"As a black American I want people to remember who I am and where I come from without attaching assumptions about deficiency to it," said Dr. Imani Perry, a professor at Princeton's Center for African American Studies.
Although she thought Matthews was well-intentioned, she found his statement troubling, because "it suggests that if he had remembered Obama's blackness, that awareness would be a barrier to seeing him as a competent or able leader."
"The ideal is to be able to see and acknowledge everything that person is, including the history that he or she comes from, as well as his or her competencies and qualities, and respect all of those things," Perry said.
That's a very different vision of "transcending race" — a consistent theme of Obama's political history — than one in which race has disappeared altogether.
"It's important for us to remember that everyone has a race," Blair L.M. Kelley, an associate professor of history at North Carolina State University. "When you say we're going to transcend race, are white people called on to transcend their whiteness?"
"When (black people) transcend it, what do we become? Do we become white?" she asked. "Why would we have to stop being our race in order to solve a problem?"
Matthews didn't get that far down the post-racial road on Wednesday night. But his comments instantly exploded online, especially on Twitter. Ninety minutes later, he clarified his comments on the air.
"I'm very proud I did it and I hope I said it the right way," Matthews said, noting that he grew up in the racially fraught 1960s.
"I walked into the room tonight, you could feel (racial tension) wasn't there tonight and that takes leadership on his part, to get us beyond those divisions, really national leadership," Matthews said.
"I felt it wonderfully tonight, almost like an epiphany. I think he's done something wonderful. I think he's taken us beyond black and white in our politics."
Plenty of people supported Matthews on Thursday, saying his sentiments, although poorly worded, reflected the view that all Americans are now equal.
But for many blacks, it was hard to forget the word "forgot."
Kevin Jackson, a black conservative and author of "The BIG Black Lie," hews to the same philosophy as the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck — that people should be judged on their merits, not their color.
Yet Jackson does not want his blackness to be forgotten.
"Absolutely not," he said. "Because we have an amazing history."
He pointed out that if Don Imus had made the same comment as Matthews, "everybody on God's green earth would be out to hang him by his you-know-what."
Sophia Nelson, a black attorney, former lobbyist and founder of, which focuses on politics, race and gender, said she has been offended by people calling her articulate and intelligent: "That's saying that people who look like me normally aren't those things."
She said Matthews' comment showed the same unconscious bias as those by Vice President Joe Biden when he was still a senator that Obama was "clean" and "articulate," and Sen. Harry Reid's saying that Obama was more electable because he was light-skinned and lacking a "Negro dialect."
"Matthews was saying exactly what he meant," Nelson said. "He forgot he was black because he's so articulate and so compelling."
Another common interpretation of Matthews' comment was that if he forgot Obama was black during his speech, it must be part of his thinking the other 23 hours of the day.
Which is not necessarily a bad thing, said Kelley, the North Carolina State professor.
"Obama is forcing people to see blackness," she said, "in a way they haven't had to in the past."

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Declaring "I don't quit," President Barack Obama fought to recharge his embattled presidency with a State of the Union vow to get jobless millions back to work and stand on the side of Americans angry at Wall Street greed and Washington bickering. Defiant despite stinging setbacks, he said he would fight on for ambitious overhauls of health care, energy and education.

Mbali na kuwahadhibu watu kwenye viwanja vya tennis, Serena William ni mpenzi mkubwa wa kubarizi ufukweni mwa bahari na huyafurahia sana maji, kama anavyoonekana pichani.

Serena Williams of the US celebrates winning against Li Na of China in their semi-final match on day eleven of the Australian Open in Melbourne. Williams won 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/1) to reach the final.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Venus Williams of the US reacts during her loss to Li Na of China in their quarter-final match on day ten of the Australian Open in Melbourne. Li won 2-6, 7-6, 7-5 to advance to the semi-finals.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


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Monday, January 25, 2010

Algeria yaikwaruza Ivory Coast 3 - 2, katika muda wa nyongeza na kufanikiwa kusonga mbele kwenye nusu-fainali ya michuano ya kombe la nchi za Bara la Afrika inayoendelea nchini Angola.

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane with about 90 people on board crashed into the sea early Monday Jan. 25, 2010, shortly after takeoff from Beirut, aviation and security officials said.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Kuuliza si ujinga, hivi ni kwanini picha mpya ya raisi ilibadilishwa kutoka maandishi ya kiswahili na kuwa ya kiingereza? Je! hii ni kuikuza na kuitukuza lugha yetu au ndio kuiuwa taratibu taratibu?

Kijana Werrason na kundi lake walipokuwa kwenye jiji la Bandari ya Salama wakifanya vitu vyao.

Slogan hizi uwenda zisitoshe tena kwenye uchaguzi ujao!! Kama kweli CCM wanataka kuwa na "Awamu" nyingine ya uongozi basi inabidi vitendo vijionyeshe kuanzia sasa, ama sivyo...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Vijana wa Msimbazi enzi hizo!!!

Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika on Wednesday announced that he would marry a former tourism minister on May 1, two years after his first wife died of cancer.

"The President of the republic of Malawi is pleased to announce his engagement to marry Miss Callista Chapola Chimombo, a former minister of tourism and wildlife," a statement from State House in the administrative capital Lilongwe said.

Mutharika, 76, is a "widower and Callista is a widow and both of them are devout Catholics," said the statement, without disclosing the age of the bride, although she is believed to be in her fifties.
"Traditional engagement customs will be held on February 14 and the wedding bells will chime on May 1," the statement added.

Chimombo, a senior member of Mutharika's governing Democratic Progressive Party, is a former legislator and was appointed as tourism minister in the first cabinet of the president in 2004.

She has of late been seen sitting next to Mutharika at public functions, fuelling speculation about a possible love affair.
Chimombo denied to a local newspaper about being in love with Mutharika, saying "there is nothing between me and the president."

Mutharika's first wife Ethel, who hailed from Zimbabwe, died in 2007 after a battle with cancer.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

BLANTYRE, MALAWI – Malawi's government said Monday that it is unmoved by international criticism of the trial of a gay couple charged with unnatural acts and gross indecency, felonies for which they could be imprisoned for up to 14 years.

In a statement Monday, Malawi's Information Minister Leckford Mwanza Thoto made no apology for the laws that criminalize homosexual acts. He said Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were "clearly breaking the laws of Malawi."
"As government we cannot interfere in the court process," Thoto said. "We depend on our Western friends, yes, but we are a sovereign country."
Forty percent of Malawi's budget is funded by international donors.

Monjeza, 26, and Chimbalanga, 20, have been jailed since their arrest Dec. 27, the day they celebrated their engagement with a party that drew crowds of curious onlookers in this conservative southern African country. Hearings in the trial also have attracted crowds.
A verdict is expected next month.

Amnesty International has called for the couple's immediate release. More than 20 members of the Scottish parliament have condemned the arrest, calling on their government to review its development aid package for Malawi. OutRage! — a gay rights group — has called on Britain to intercede on behalf of the gay couple.

Mauya Msuku, the couple's lawyer, said the laws under which Monjeza and Chimbalanga were charged were archaic and unconstitutional.
"The penal code criminalizes homosexuality or same-sex marriages but under the Bill of Rights in the new Constitution it is clearly stated that no one should be discriminated against on the basis of — among other things — sexual orientation," he said.
Msuku has asked Chief Justice Lovemore Munlo for a constitutional review. Munlo has yet to set the date for a Constitutional Court hearing.

Recently, a group of Malawi human rights activists formed the Center for the Development of People to fight for the rights of homosexuals and other minorities.

In Africa, only South Africa has legalized same-sex marriage, and in South Africa the gap between the liberal constitution and societal attitudes can be wide. Uganda will soon debate a proposed law that would impose the death penalty on some gays, though Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has told colleagues he believes the bill is too harsh and a Cabinet minister has called — so far unsuccessfully — for the bill to be scrapped.
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Monday, January 18, 2010

"Ingawa kimwili ametutoka lakini kiroho bado yuko nasi" Madilu Bialu "System" tunakukumbuka sana kwa nyimbo zako muruwa na jinsi ulivyojaliwa kipaji cha kuimba.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Kwenye michuano ya Africa Cup of Nations yanayoendelea nchini Angola, Ivory Coast yaicharaza Ghana 3-1 na kufanikiwa kuingia robo fainali katika mchezo uliofanyika siku ya Ijumaa tarehe 15 Januari 2010.