Friday, May 27, 2011

Some lovely news.....

I have not been blogging....

Hey, how often will I be saying that?

But, I will blog. Even if it is to set up a small post everyday. I will. LOL

I do love blogging. And, I have this wonderful, stubborn persistance. I fall. And, I get up. Even if I limp when am getting up.

So, back to the blogging.

I have just realised that, there some influential African statesmen who are quite willing (now that they are out of politics) to tackle the Africanness of homosexuality head on. In the name of HIV.

Here is one article. Kind of amuses, and warms my heart.
Former presidents Festus Mogae of Botswana and Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia have called for a more inclusive approach to the fight against HIV/Aids.
The two said while on a tour of Malawi that such an approach would likely yield better results in Africa.
The remarks by the retired leaders could reignite homosexuality debate in the southern Africa country and may eventually reduce the stigma currently associated with the sex orientation.
They spoke at a press conference in Lilongwe, Malawi's capital city to mark the end of their five-day tour in the country.
and, some background is added.

Only last year, Malawi was thrown into a national debate on gay issues, pitting the majority conservatives against progressives after a judge handed a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison, with hard labour, to a gay couple convicted of what was described as gross indecency and unnatural acts.
Later, the couple was released after a President Bingu wa Mutharika pardoned them during a visit by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Mr Mogae, who is also a champion for an HIV Free Generation, insisted that Malawi, and the rest of Africa could not succeed in fighting against the pandemic if some groups in the society were discriminated against.
Despite research indicating that about 13 per cent of the married men were secretly engaged in homosexuality, Malawi has been reluctant to embrace them.
In Malawi, HIV prevalence stands at around 12 per cent, with most efforts to assist those infected being directed towards heterosexuals.

Yeah.... candid.

Hello. You guys ok? I love you so!

A happy, and very much alive and blogging gug


Leonard said...

Yes, all is well! Warms my heart when you get a little positive embrace from fellow Africans! Meanwhile, our beloved African-American President is moving along nicely and helping you and me and our loved ones too by encouraging our acceptance and offering ongoing moral support!

Enjoy your weekend (you´ve started already?)

Anonymous said...

Welcome back gug, your mellifluous prose is always food for thought :)

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Megaera said...

Fantastic news!

paulocanning said...

Pleased to read you - again :]

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