Of Coffee With Aunty Bogus

If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you I hope you know your way around by now, the coffee is ready, and by that, I mean that the kettle is boiled… serve yourself.

You know those aunties who cant seem to mind their own business and always have to give their unsolicited and oft insensitive opinions, well I promise I am nothing like that I am Uncle to Bloggers even though I am terrible at coming up with titles for my blog I will definitely read yours…

So, Aunty Bogus… If you were having coffee with me I would tell you of our largest referral hospital which was infiltrated by a bogus doctor. How does that even begin to happen? Well, we have bogus police, bogus covid test certificates and rogue security services how can there be no bogus doctors too… It’s probably the sanctions.

So, Aunty Bogus Africa… If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that ever since Beyonce’s Afro-centric collaborative project Black Is King, people have been trying to crown her Mama Africa and of course, you can see how some people would not take this lightly. The title last being held the late great Miriam Makeba South African singer, songwriter, actress and United Nations goodwill ambassador.

I haven’t watched or listened to this Black Is King yet so I cant comment on it as yet. when I last tried to look for it, it wasn’t available in my region, must be the sanctions. It seems global artists like to identify with Africa only when it aligns with their image even though they will do world tours without visiting a single African country, we are not the worlddarn sanctions again.

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that Africa has been on my mind, Africa is Bleeding, pick a country, any country and they have some sort of crisis going on and a government in denial busy giving tone-deaf addresses on the state of the nation that seem read from the same playbook which they probably circulate in their WhatsApp Group of Staying In Power.

The year 2020 will see about elections in 13 African countries and the end result is predictable, a generation of out of touch presidents who seem to aspire to being president for life.

2020 elections in African countries
Source AfricaCenter.org

If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you about the Chatham House Prize Award which I had never heard of until yesterday, which was awarded to Malawi’s Constitutional Court Judges.

“Our members recognized you for upholding the independence of the Judiciary in your historic February 2020 ruling on Malawi’s presidential elections”

Malawi concourt judges awarded Chatham House Prize
Healey Potani, Ivy Kamanga, Dingiswayo Madise, Redson Kapindu and Michael Tembo Malawi24

If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you the Malawi Constitutional Court judges nullified the 2019 presidential court after the outcome of the polls had been challenged in court, fresh elections were held 23 June and Peter Mutharika whose win had been challenged lost to Lazarus Chakwera.

The landmark ruling and the history elections have been a beacon and a symbol for those in Africa whose elections are always contested, whose judiciary is captured and governments corrupt.

So, Aunty Bogus Africa Sanctions, if you were having coffee with me I would tell you 25 October was deemed to be a day for solidarity against the illegal sanctions on Zimbabwe, I wrote about it last year: coffee and sanctions

resilience, solidarity and progress in a sanctions environment
#ZimSanctionsMustGo

A musical gala was streamed and various marches and other campaigns were carried out never mind the irony that By-Elections are currently suspended because of COVID regulations but of course we can protest against the illegal sanctions hurting the country.

murehwa says no to sanctions
sanctions a crime against humanity

If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you that there’s always the debate whether sanctions are the problem causing the crisis situation in Zimbabwe. The government insists that sanctions are being used to push the regime change agenda of imperialistic states while they say that they are targeted sanctions and will be removed once the government reforms..

There is a lot of half truths going on

All I know for a fact is my Zimbabwean Pay Pal Account cannot receive payments and if you want to support my blog or buy me coffee for the hard work of keeping this running you can do so via the block below which I set up via a very interesting procedure because sanctions. Thank You Very Much

german-coffee

Buy me coffee

1.00 $

I cant access a world of payment solutions and its either because sanctions, no one wants to do business with a country under sanctions or that the Reserve Bank has been playing fast and loose with forex money in Nostro Accounts…

The government says it’s the sanctions, some people say its corruption, other countries say its bad governance..

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So, Aunty Bogus Africa Sanctions Judgement… If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that an award winning Zimbabwean hiphop artist Cal Vin aka That Luveve Boy Mgcini Calvin Nhliziyo was killed in a hit and run accident late on Saturday morning. A few years back at the launch of his mixtape King Cal Vin his opening words had been “you don’t have to crown me King when I am dead lets do it now”

As the condolence messages pour in from fans, friends and family, people have been using his death to express how we must appreciate and support our artists while they still alive. #RIPCalvin

There’s also a few who were of the opinion that he had gotten what he had deserved in reference to a controversial statement the rapper had made over three years ago whilst battling with the death of a close relative had dared God to take his life if he were real on social media post that was later deleted.

People can be very judgemental, well only God can Judge us… and speaking of death ever thought about what would happen to you? Check out my last article on how I intend to ensure my immortality

So, Aunty Bogus Africa Sanctions Judgement Education … if you were having coffee with me I would tell you that the second phase of schools opening is supposed to begin today, the government says everything is in place… meanwhile, teachers unions are still on an industrial action citing incapacitation, and some kids are out stealing crocodiles… wait what?

So, crazy week, what’s been going on in your neck of the woods?

~B

22 Comments

    1. oh yes Uganda with first ever scientific election now cant make these things up
      The news hadn’t reached me when I was writing this but for the first time in 44 years, an opposition candidate won the presidential election in Seychelles.
      maybe there is hope yet.
      Thanks for visiting
      ~B

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  1. I relish these coffee dates😄😄😄

    So much is definitely happening all around. Wow 13 African countries didn’t even know.
    The political atmosphere in Uganda grows frantic by day, now opposition says it’s being intimidated by Government whose to say it’s a lie, people are definitely dying and others living on tear gas now.

    Floods in the rural areas have left many very homeless and even I fear for their fate because Government is still ghost on so much money that’s not accounted for.

    Candidate classes and finalists resumed school and all.other children will be home till next year.

    And the rest I decided I can only take in enough. Guarding this heart of mine.

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  2. Stealing crocodiles? Well, damn, my childhood was so boring, compared to this.
    The bogus doctor was unbelievable. Usually, everyone knows when there is someone joining the department. Scary for sure.
    As far as Beyonce is concerned – so dressing up as an Indian for Halloween is bad but dressing up as an African when you’re not really one is OK?

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    1. Still can’t wrap my head around stealing crocodiles… Maybe they are tame benign cuddly crocs with shiny teeth to smile better?

      Apparently the bogus doctor took advantage of the time when health workers were on strike to volunteer his services and then worked his way into the health system.

      I really don’t understand how people decide what’s appropriate and what’s not… 👻
      ~B

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    1. Imagine getting such a letter from your child’s school…
      Dear Parent
      your child stole a crocodile
      ~B

      Also how do you not get eaten??? This could have been very tragic real quick

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  3. Stealing crocodiles??? Like whhhhaaaaat?!
    Africa is bleeding and it’s really draining mahn!! Everyday something hits in a different country and unfortunately our leaders are from the same piece of clothing so there’s nothing much to expect. On Queen B, I listened to the album and watched the thing … How I got it (refer to your latest Halloween post) the beehive is too much tbh

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