Friday, August 12, 2005

Lets play pretend!

According to BBC News, there is "Shock as Uganda shuts down radio". As someone who has so far been tear-gassed twice, I'm not so much with the shock, you know?

(It should be noted that this is the second time this radio station, formerly called Monitor FM, has been shut down. The previous time? It was because they'd questioned the ethics of some government minister. So... again... where is this shock coming from?)

Uganda's claim to be a semi-democratic nation is so blatantly a sham that anybody who's shocked at this development obviously hasn't been paying attention.

4 Comments:

At 6:51 PM, Anonymous D 4rm Atl said...

Many an African country is cursed to a political samsara! The path to bloodshed is paved with violated constitutions and muzzled media-houses. We should know, we've been there one time too many.
Like a lustful man in the clasps of Eros, our president is doing anything and everything to have his way with the hapless virgin that is our country. Say a prayer tonight for the pearl of Africa!

 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger Deanna said...

The path to bloodshed is paved with violated constitutions and muzzled media-houses.

Well said. It amazes me that such an obvious conclusion is being 'explained away', with such sincerity, by so many people who should know better.

 
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