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December 13, 2009 at 9:48 pm #19170
This is a must read for all BAGANDA and Ugandan in general.
Check it out ;-December 14, 2009 at 12:46 am #25642NdibassaParticipant
Nga sinabikkula kitabo kya muntu yenna alina kumala kulanya kubanga ebisago byonna byetuyiseemu abantu abatayagaliza Baganda bonna bakozesa baganda okukola emiriimu gyaabwe kati tekikyamala nakugamba nti nva mu Uganda kuba yo teriiyo .
Buli omu aliko gyasibuka oli bwaaba awulira nti tali proud nagyasibuka nange audience sigimuwa besides tufunye abantu bangi nga batubulira ebintu ebikwaata kunsi yaffe Buganda ekifuula nnenge , kati nze ssente zange nzuwa Muganda ate ayagala Obwakaba bwe.
Noono Omuganda eyekulubeesa nabatulugunya abantu baffe naye mussa muttuluba lyerimu , bagamba mbulira gwoyita naye nkubulire empisazo
Kati tukozesa kasunsula okwezza obwejja
.December 14, 2009 at 10:37 am #25645
Bikkula ekitabo ojjakumanya bingi , tobanga eyagamba mbu bwoyagala okweka ekyama omudugavu aleme okilaba kise mukitabo !
Okudamu amangu Mukade wa Dr Arnold Bisase ye Kisosonkole ….Kankome awo .December 15, 2009 at 1:44 am #25648NdibassaParticipant
Balyokwaabwe kati emmere ensaaniike olya yooyo yekka gwomaze okwekeneenya nogumikiriza najjako oluyina najja ko olulagala okutuusa lwa tukira ddala okujjula nakussa akatuuso ke mmere mu maaso.
By the way lwaaki totodeeyo ka part akanansuuza buli kyonna kyenkola okudduka okukigula kuba nkimanyi nti nabatunda novel nabo basaawo olupapula lumu wolumalirako ngomaze okusalawo nti kakibe ki ka novel nkagula sagala bya kukungaanya nfuufu ebiseera bino tulina bitono saate ne sente buli omu azagalako akajiiko twagala binatuleka nge ntebe tugitudde kukalebwerebwe, bwooba gwe promoter we, letayo jjalibu, nze ndi ready okuwagira omuganda kasita naye aba nga wagira Obuganda nobwakabaka bwe naddala emirimu egyokununula Buganda nga sites ne radio nebirala byonna ebya Buganda.
bagamba nti olya bwenda yemmere ewooma.December 15, 2009 at 10:38 am #25656
Munange sili promoter we wabula ndi promoter wa BUGANDA era ekitabo kino byekyogelako.
Omukulu Bisase mwanyina womugenzi Damalie Kisosonkole azaala Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi era
Dr Bisase yaliko minisita webyobulamu mu Government ya Lule.
Ekitabo kikulaga bulungi Nyaffe BUGANDA gyevudde nelwaki kati eri mumatigga.
Awangaale Ssabasajja Kabaka wa BUGANDA Muwenda MutebiDecember 15, 2009 at 12:24 pm #25658MulongoParticipant
Okkuwabulamu katono Balyokwabwe, Sarah Kisosonkole muto wa Damali yeyali kaywa birezi wa Ssaabasajja.
Ku katabo tweyanzizza okututemyaako. Teri kiringa bitabo kuwabula nakutumanyisa ku byaaliwo. Mu bitabo ensi mweziyita nga zeeteesa. Nomanya ebirowoozo by;omuntu gwotalabangako, ebiseera bingi nga tolimulaba nako, naye nofuna omukisa okuzimba endowooza eyoiyo nga osinziira ku byawandiika. Ekitabo bwekiba ekirungi, Oba okkiriziganya nebikirimu oba nedda, kizibu okukuleka nga bwekikusanze.
Mpozzi kyenzude Abaganda bangi tebagala kussa ku bibafaako nsibuko yaabwe oba kyonna ekibaraga nti Baganda. Awo Omuwandiisi owomu AMerica aba ataddeko nga bwwali enzaalwa yoomu New Jersey, era nga bazadde be bwebaava e Kiev ekya Ukraine. Nabayimbi bangi ojja kubalaba nga awali Biography/about the author, badda mu kwebuzabuza na Discography/career history. Ndowooza ekigendererwa kusobola kufuna katale ne kubanna Uganda abatali Baganda. Naye ate nebatamanya nti awo bafiirwa Abaganda abandiguze ebintu byaabwe.December 17, 2009 at 12:44 am #25675
Wednesday, 16th December 2009 E-mail article Print article
A new book reveals shocking details on Nyerere and the 1979 war
Dr. Bisase’s new autobiography Guardian Angel, published in Oct. 2009. It sheds new light on the true character of Tanzania’s late and much-respected leader, Julius Nyerere and the UNLF intrigues in Uganda.
A new book on Ugandan history by a former UNLF cabinet minister reveals shocking details on Julius Nyerere, Milton Obote, Idi Amin, and Yoweri Museveni.
Dr. Arnold S. Bisase was the Minister of Health in the UNLF government, headed by Prof. Yusufu Lule, that took power in Uganda following the fall of Idi Amin’s government in April 1979.
The Lule government was ousted in June 1979 after only 68 days in office, following a vote of no confidence by the National Consultative Council, the body that served as Uganda’s interim parliament after Amin’s fall.
A full, detailed review on the writing style, the author, and the times he describes will be published later by the Uganda Record. However, in rough summary, the book titled Guardian Angel sheds light on the following important areas of Ugandan history:
1. It is one of the very few books — it is quite possibly the first — to give the world an intimate understanding of one of the most respected and even revered African personalities: Julius Nyerere, the former president of Tanzania who died in Oct. 1999.
It is a book that will shock many readers in the way it portrays Nyerere so that far from the saint the Roman Catholic Church now believes he was and the heroic status he enjoys among Pan-Africanists, Bisase’s book exposes the egomaniac that Nyerere was, the manipulation he was capable of, and how far from being a welcome liberation force, the Tanzanian army that invaded Uganda to overthrow Idi Amin left misery, death, and destruction in its wake and most of these victims were Ugandan civilians, deliberately targeted.
Very few scholars or journalists have ever dared question the Nyerere image. Some questions have been asked about Nelson Mandela, but never Nyerere. Julius Nyerere is to Pan-Africanists what the late Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie is to the Rastafarians. All governments and politicians that led Uganda after Amin’s fall have likewise held Nyerere in high esteem. This book will lead many to re-assess their view of the 1979 Tanzania-Uganda war and whether it was a liberation war at all.
2. The book is the first to give a detailed account of the events and maneouvres that led to the ouster, after only 68 days in office, of President Yusufu Lule, from the point of view of a Lule supporter and therefore, from Lule’s point of view. This is an important new trove of history to be added to the Ugandan historical record. It is well known that there was much intrigue within the UNLF, even as soon as it was named in the northern Tanzanian town of Moshi in March 1979. This new book adds valuable new images and anecdotes to the story of the post-Amin period in Uganda.
3. The book gives an important description of the night of the attempted assassination of President Milton Obote in Dec. 1969, explaining the unexpected calm and disciplined way in which the Uganda Army and the Uganda Police handled security at impromptu roadblocks in Kololo in Kampala soon after the incident. Coming from Bisase, a staunch Muganda, it sheds significant light on the character of the Uganda Army of the late 1960s and is important in dismissing the widely held view of the 1960s Uganda Army as a bandit force of illiterate and murderous Nilotics. However, there was violence later against Baganda. Who might have been behind it? The book at least helps present the evidence to answer this question.
4. Guardian Angel departs from the generic image of Idi Amin as a bloodthirsty tyrant and while not an apologist for him, Arnold Bisase explains the forces that were at work in Tanzania in the 1970s, vying for power with Amin and at the same time engaged in rivalry with each other and using the method of sabotage and assassination of prominent Ugandans in order to gain the ascendancy and discredit Amin. The book adds its voice to the growing number of sources who are starting to question the claims that Amin murdered or caused the murder of 500,000 or 100,000 Ugandans during his eight-year rule and the view now emerging that exiled groups in Kenya and Tanzania used to stage abductions and killings in order for Amin to get discredited.
5. In its pages and glimpses into the lives of its various characters, the book is a reminder of the powerful and in some way privileged position that Baganda enjoyed in Uganda right up to the early 1970s, at a time in 2009 when most people, including Baganda, are starting to forget what life was like before the Ugandan economy was in the hands of people from western Uganda. Today, the impression is that Uganda will, for the indefinite future, remain in the hands of Bahima and Banyarwanda and most people are resigned to that. Dr. Bisase’s book shows that there was a time that this dominant economic status was enjoyed by Baganda.
6. The book offers important new details into how Joseph Mubiru, Benedicto Kiwanuka, Michael Kaggwa, and other prominent Ugandans met their deaths during the Amin years, details that were absent in Henry Kyemba’s 1977 book A State of Blood and other books and publications. The author knows what he is talking about, as he was a personal friend to many of these people and got to hear first hand accounts of the moment they were seized, usually by armed men in army uniform, and never to be seen again.
If Bisase knows this and only after 38 years or so has he come out to speak about them, and in which he appears to indirectly exonerate Amin, it can only be wondered if these families that lost their relatives know as much, in spite of their silence.
The book, in print in Britain where Bisase lives, is not yet available in bookshops in Uganda.December 17, 2009 at 1:22 am #25677MachatiParticipant
Obuzibu bwendabye nze mu kitabo kino, kye kya Bisase okwejjereza Amin. Amin yatta abantu, Obuganda bukimanyi bulungi. Tetugana nabalala batta, bonna bali balwana kulaba nga amawanga gabwe gegafuga gabbe Obuganda. Naye nga bona batta. Era tewali yata kitono. Okujako Museveni nebane battidde abbanga ddene.February 23, 2010 at 1:03 am #26125OmumbejjaParticipant
Nze nkiriko kakati nakakitandika naye its a page turner
The author states:
“At a time when our motherland is bleeding to death.
At a time when our suffering millions upon millions cry out for sustenance, for basic health and a little hope; I bring you this book which lays bare the tragic betrayals that led to our current miserable plight; a book that challenges us all to rediscover our self-belief, and with it our inalienable right to hope for a better future.
And to quote from my associate David Kyambadde’s Foreword:
“For some people, the task to deal with…unexpected challenges…may prove too daunting, so, they surrender. But for some others, the trials of life…are a fundamental part of survival of all beings…those challenges translate into worthwhile experiences.
When life throws them a curve, they swerve and inevitably emerge much stronger individuals.
“This Autobiography is a compelling account of a roller coaster of life’s adventures and trials.
Enjoy the narration of ( The Author’s) dramatic moments, without missing the pointers about the low ones and how he set about resolving rather than succumbing to them.
“He encountered many, difficult instances of man’s inhumanity to man… ( rather like our dear motherland suffers today)
…and he could have permitted bitterness to replace hope; but he did not, and within Guardian Angel ( the book), he quite brilliantly delivers this message (of hope) home ( to you, dear readers).
“If you enjoy suspense-filled adventure and heart-stopping challenges…this book is for you”. Please get it and read it thoroughly.February 26, 2010 at 5:58 am #26136
Nsanyukira nnyo Omuganda yenna atwala obuddebwe okuwandiika ekitabo naddala ekyo ekiri mu lulimirwe olunnansi.
Okusobola okukuuma obuwangwa bwaffe obw’Obwakabaka bwa Buganda kikyatwetaagisa nnyo ebitabo bingi ddala ebiwandiikiddwa abawandiisi abatali bamu naddala abo abategeera olulimi luno mu ngeri ey’okulukuuma, okulukuza, okulugaggawaza ate n’okulwagazisa abantu okusinga ne bwe kiri kaakano.
Olulimi ky’ekitangaala ky’obuwangwa bw’abantu wonna webaba bali.
Nzijukira emabegako awo abantu abamu we baayagalira okuggya Oluganda ku bisomesebwa e Makerere Yonaavensiitaano (university).
Ensonga gye baali bawa nga bagamba nti Oluganda terulina bitabo oba ebiwandiike ebimala okulukuumira ku bisomesebwa ku kasozi ako ak’abayivu.
Twongere okuwandiika ebitabo by’Oluganda bijjule mu matundiro g’ebitabo ate tukubirize nnyo Abaganda bajjumbire nnyo okusoma ebitabo n’okubyagaza abaana n’abazzukulu baffe bonna.
Kale nno buli lwe tufunayo Omuganda yenna atuwandiikirayo ekitabo tetulema kusanyuka na kumwebaza. Awo nno siba mucaamu bwe nneebaza Dr. Anorld Bisase olw’okwongera ku bungi bw’Ebitabo naye nandisinze kumwebaza ssinga atuwandiikidde mu lulimi Oluganda nnakabala; eby”olungereza bingi nnyo wonna mu mawanga.
Mu kino sigamba nti abantu balekeyo okuwandiika mu Lungereza oba olulimi olulala lwonna naye nkubiriza Abaganda tunyiikire nnyo okuwandiika mu Lulimi lwaffe.
Tukubirize nnyo buli yenna asobola okutuwandiikira awandiike abaana n’abazzukulu ba Buganda baganyulwe n’Obwakabaka bwaffe bwe butyo.
Gye bujja Oluganda lujja kuba lusomesebwa nnyo mu masomero ne mu matendekero wonna mu Buganda, oboolyawo ne mu Uganda yonna.
Tusiimye bwongerwa tojjangookwo ssebo Bisase naye nga bw’omanyi Oluganda ng’Omuganda wawu, tuwandiikireyo n’ebitabo ebiri mu lulimi lwaffe.February 26, 2010 at 6:52 am #26137
I do not know about people who claim that Idi Amin did not kill many people especially in Buganda, Acholi and Lango. While I never saw Idi Amin himself murder anyone, I was a student in high school when Idi Amin captured state power January 25, 1971.
Soon after that I was taken in by a friend who was a Sergeant Major at the time but later promoted to a Lieuftnant.
Living in his at Makindye residence not far from the Military Police Headquarters, I had to learn to speak the Nubian Language in order to survive as I was the only Muganda in the household that had many visitors all of the time. They spoke mainly Nubian, Lugbara and Kiswahili.
I used to hear dirty stories of murdered people from time to time as visitors (mainly soldiers and officers)would sit there and narrate their dirty linen or that of fellow soldiers related to who or how many had been killed here and there.
I recall the day I heard of about over 500 Army Officers Langis and Acholis who were massacred in Bulange and their bodies dumped into the lake; not long after Idi Amin took power.
In many cases, I would hear of orders to kill, given by the president or Commander in Chief!
I lost my own beloved elder brother to Idi Amin’s merciless rogues and killers not to mention the many relatives and friends who were murdered in cold blood some of them for their material wealth, others for political reasons borne of megalomaniac phobia of being toppled from power.
It is true many people were also killed by others who planned to discredit Idi Amin’s regime but from what I used to hear, I know many Ugandans were killed by the government soldiers and on presidential orders.
I very well recall how an Inspector of Police at Uganda’s Interpol (Impala House) who was a friend of mine and who was in a way related to Kay Amin narrated to me what she saw and heard of the death of Kay and Dr. Mbaalu Mukasa.
Iam not saying that Idi Amin murdered Kay. Not at all. I say this to show that one of my sources of infirmation was a high officer in Interpol and how she was close to knowing much about whatever was going on in the highest circles.
Much of what I only recently read in Kyemba’s book I had long known before from this friend and a few others.
Henry Kyemba’s book (A state of Blood) gives a good account of the many people who died at the hands of Idi Amin or his direct orders.
Like Machati, I think it is unthinkable for Dr. Bisase to write as if exonerating Idi Amin of many of the deaths of Ugandans during his regime.
For while it is true he did not personally kill all of the people who died during his era, Idi Amin never, never even set up a commission of inquiry about the many citizens who were disappearing every day and whose bodies were being found dumped in rivers, in sugarcane plantations, Nnammanve forest to name one. He did nothing about it.
Citizens like Musa Palmer (Pama) who was a photographer and who dief for taking a snapshort of Dora Bloch the elderly Israel lady whose body was found laying by the roadside on Jjinja Road is one case of Idi Amin’s direct orders and so was that of Dora Bloch herself.
While I look forward to reading Dr. Bisase’s book, I stand to say that I used to hear cases of killings of people directly from Idi Amin’s officers and soldiers and from my Interpol friend, in which often it was narrated how Idi Amin shot so and so or gave the orders to kill. Many people in Buganda, Busoga etc lost their lives to Idi Amin’s regime.February 26, 2010 at 1:34 pm #26138BusagwaParticipant
Many people in Rwanda,Tanzania,Congo,Sudan,and Burundi have lost their LIVES simply because Museveni-Tibuhaburwa
Kanywamusaayi wanted to get RICH!In Uganda he was Involved
in abducting and Killing people to make Amin disowned by
the Whole World!About Dora Bloch you are very wrong!! No body saw her Dead Body!! Stop Misleading..bring facts..February 27, 2010 at 5:15 am #26139
Unless Busagwa doubts Henry Kyemba’s book and the facts therein, which many people who lived in Uganda during Idi Amin’s era believe and know to be true, I have no facts beyond that since what my Interpol friend, Betty (other names with-held) told me about Dora Bloch’s death tarried very well with what I read in Kyemba’s “A State of Blood”.
The old lady Bloch was taken by force from Mulago Hospital, according to Herny Kyemba (and Betty) by Idi Amin’s State Research officers, namely Major Farouk Minawa and Ondoga amidst the scared presence of the Hospital’s medical personnel.
Busagwa you need to read Kyemba’s account of Idi Amin’s atrocities. You will not believe what I personally know.
The fact is, most Ugandans never knew that Dora Bloch’s body was ever found. For this I do not blame Busagwa for thinking and believing her body was never found.
In fact her body was removed from Jjinja Road and buried secretly by or on instructions of State Research officers.
Her body was exhumed years later After Idi Amin was expelled from Uganda. The Israel government took pains to investigate and find her body but they did.
I do not claim to know everything but it seems to me that Busagwa appears to believe that he knows everything and what he does not know cannot simply be true.
Given the untold atrocities of human rights abuses and the murders of hundreds of thousands or Ugandans since 1966, I do not think there is any one citizen of Uganda who can claim to know each and everything that has happened in Uganda since then todate.
Many murders were carried out by individuals or groups in different parts; villages, trading centers, towns and cities throughout the country so much that no one could possibly know what was happening even in the same town or city.
The challenge here is that it is not an easy matter to find individuals who ever actually saw Idi Amin himself killing some one as to stand before a judge to give evidence against him were he still alive.
From Henry Kyemba’s account, it would seem that he had evidence since he was Idi Amin’s Private Secretary and MInister of Health at one time.February 27, 2010 at 4:00 pm #26140BusagwaParticipant
Amin is already dead but his Ghost seems to be haunting those still alive!! The Challenge here is to try to conceal facts that Museveni-Tibuhaburwa and his FRONASA both within and Outside Uganda committed most of the Murders to Put Idi-Amin in a picture of a Ruthless killer
Mulaka-Ntanzi I lived thru all these regimes!February 28, 2010 at 12:33 am #26141
Mlodi whatever your name is to me and thousands of BAGANDA on this website believe your are ESO agent , If you are not ESO Agent I apologize but please I beg you to prove me wrong !
We Baganda are not a stupid lot that can be always taken for granted whatever the weather. That’s why BUGANDA has been around for over six hundred years…..
When you are argue that M7 was not involved in Mass murder
of Baganda during Obote and Amin and in Luwero please leave us alone and I would refer you to Byanyima family in Mbarara. Do you know that M7 was in Obotes general service led by Akena Adoko in the sixties ? What was his job ?
What Busagwa is saying is the truth and the real truth.
Have you read M7’s book sowing the mustered seed some people have dubbed it sowing the piri piri seed ?
If you have read it then talk if you haven’t please shut up !!!!!!!
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