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>POLYGAMY!-THIS SOUTH AFRICAN BROTHER MARRIES 4 BRIDES IN ONE DAY LIKE OUR GREAT NIGERIAN FELA DID!

August 30, 2010

>from news.bbc.co.uk

SA man’s mass wedding ‘saved money’

By Pumza Fihlani

BBC News, Durban

South African businessman Milton Mbele broke all the traditional rules of a polygamous wedding when he recently married four women on the same day.

The four brides dressed in flowing white gowns walked down the aisle together, before saying “We do” to the 44-year-old groom.

Mr Mbele says he didn’t marry them purely for the spectacle but also because it made financial sense.

“I don’t know how much four different weddings would have cost me but I know doing it all at once saved money,” he explains.

“For example I only needed one tent, I needed to hire one caterer and one photographer for the entire ceremony.”

If I feel like taking another wife this is something that will be in the open

Milton Mbele

“I began putting money aside for the event towards the end of 2007 and started collecting quotes for things like the tent and catering costs early last year.”

He says he loves all his wives – Thobile Vilakazi, Zanele Langa, Baqinisile Mdlolo and Smangele Cele – equally and also treats them that way.

Mr Mbele himself wears four rings on his finger – he says this is a sign of his commitment to all his wives.

The wives say they were shocked by the news that Mr Mbele wanted to marry them at once but add that they agreed because they love him.

Some two weeks after their much publicised two-day ceremony, Mr Mbele says he is overwhelmed by all the attention his wedding has attracted.

I met Mr Mbele and Smangele, at 23 the youngest Mrs Mbele, at a hotel in Durban – the pair were set to do a radio interview with a national radio station the next day.

‘Our culture’

In their hotel room the pair sat comfortably on the bed while taking questions about their big day.

Mr Mbele, a Zulu businessman and municipal manager, says polygamy is still very much part of Zulu tradition.

Milton Mbele has four wedding rings

“This is a proud part of our culture. It has been practised for generations before us.”

“My grandfather himself had three wives,” says Mr Mbele, quickly adding that he isn’t blindly following in his grandfather’s footsteps.

“I prefer polygamy to having many girlfriends which is what some married men do,” he says.

“If I love more than one woman, I would rather make it known to the other women in my life and make it official.

“If I feel like taking another wife this is something that will be in the open and my wives would know,” he says.

President Jacob Zuma, also a Zulu, has three wives.

But the practice has been met with criticism.

Inside polygamy

Some point out that it does not afford equal rights to men and women.

Women are not allowed to wed more than one husband, while a man can have as many wives as he wishes.

There are seven days in a week and I have four wives. I will take turns visiting them and use the remaining three days to rest

Milton Mbele

In a polygamous marriage only the first wife is legally recognised, which could pose some difficulties in dividing the husband’s estate when he dies.

South Africa has the highest number of HIV-positive people in the world – some five million.

Since having more than one sexual partner increases the chances of contracting the virus, it is understandable that Smangele’s family had reservations about her entering into a polygamous marriage.

“My family was not pleased at first but they came around eventually,” she says.

They are taking the necessary precautions, which include regular HIV tests.

“I had my last test a few months ago when I was pregnant. We are all disciplined about staying healthy,” she says.

The arrangements seem to have been carefully thought out down to the last detail, including how Mr Mbele will alternate between his four wives, who all live in different parts of northern KwaZulu-Natal province.

“There are seven days in a week and I have four wives. I will take turns visiting them and use the remaining three days to rest,” he says.

At this point Smangele, who has been quiet with her head bowed until now, looks up and smiles at her husband.

The second day of the wedding was a traditional Zulu wedding ceremony

When asked how she feels about Mr Mbele’s visitation plan she quickly responds.

“I believe it will work. I am used to living on my own and having him visit me on certain days so this won’t be anything new to us,” she says, reaching for her husband’s hand.

In fact, Mr Mbele has already been in relationships with his new wives for several years.

He has three children with “first wife” Thobile, two with “wife-number-two” Zanele, one child with Baqinisile, referred to as “wife-number-three” and two children with “youngest wife” Smangele.

He also has three children from a previous relationship.

Mr Mbele is the breadwinner in all his homes – none of his wives is employed. They say they are happy to be provided for by their husband.

He owns 100 cows and 250 goats and has a good job, so he is relatively wealthy, at least by traditional standards.

‘Why we love him’

Earlier in the day, I spoke to Baqinisile, who lives in a large home which she says was a gift from her husband.

The yard has three separate houses; the main house is made from orange bricks – it is the biggest and only one of its kind in the small village.

The Mbeles have postponed going on honeymoon to save money

She welcomes me into her home and ushers me to sit down on luxurious cream leather couches.

In an area where employment and the luxuries it affords are difficult to come by, Baqinisile is living a life some young women in the area would envy.

Baqinisile describes her husband, who she met in 2006, as a fair man.

“He respects us and treats us all the same way,”

“When he buys us clothes, he buys us similar things. Also when he gives us money.

“I admire this about him because it shows me that he loves us the same way,” she says, adjusting her ring.

Both Baqinisile and Smangele admit they were against polygamy when they were growing up but have now changed their minds.

“When I saw what a loving man he is and how he much he values all of us, I knew that I would be able to share my life with him and everyone else,” says Smangele.

Although Mr Mbele says he minimised costs by having a mass wedding, he is still paying for it, so there will be no honeymoon for a couple of years.

But the entire Mbele family will not be going away together – he will take each wife separately in order of their hierarchy.

>MICHAEL JACKSON WAS BLEACHING-THIS LED TO SKIN DISEASE AND FINALLY SKIN CANCER-BEFORE HE COULD DIE OF THAT HE DIED OF DRUGS!

August 27, 2010

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>HEALING AIDS IN AFRICA!-AFRICAN SCIENCE CAN HEAL AIDS!-GAMBIAN PRESIDENTS CURES AIDS PATIENTS!

August 5, 2010

>FROM thevoicenewsmagazine.com

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By: Pamalick Secka::

Many Africans who claim the ability and capability of curing the AIDS virus through local African herbs are being put under pressure to abandon such claims. However, there is a genuine herbal cure of the virus that can not be suppressed or silenced. The president of the republic of The Gambia, Dr Alhaji Yahya Jammeh, is outstanding in his ability to treat and cure patients with HIV/AIDS virus. Though this discovery is yet to receive acceptance by the Western nations, the evidence on ground attests to the efficacy of his cure. The scientific analysis at the National Institute for hygiene, ministry of health, Rabat Morocco and a laboratory in Dakar, Senegal have confirmed the breakthrough. Before the scientific verification and confirmation, hundreds of patients were already smiling home after Jammeh’s successful treatment sessions. The commencement of the treatment session, through the completion are shown on the Gambia National Television to give credence to the herbal AIDS treatment.
The West are said to disagree with his ability to cure the AIDS Virus probably because of their huge investment in search for the cure and or the benefits they derive from the HIV/AIDS Campaign Funds globally. Despite the feelings harboured by the West, President Jammeh is not deterred in his mission to assist humanity through his cure. The treatment sessions involve herbal treatment and therapy guided by the observance of a set of prescribed rules for the patients undergoing the treatment. Besides, those participating in the treatment are also advised to stop taking the anti-viral medication to enable the herbal treatments to have full effect.
President Jammeh’s herbal healing gifts are not limited to the HIV/AIDS but also includes other ailments as asthma and diabetes. In addition to the pressure of his office, the President still allocates and makes out time to conduct treatments. Dr. Tamsir Mbowe, a western trained medical doctor from Gambia is thrilled at the accomplishments/performances of President Jammah. Presently, he is the Director of President Jammeh’s HIV/AIDS Treatment and Health Services.
There is need to disregard the negative publicity this herbal healing had generated and give it the support and encouragement in the efforts to tackle the menace of the disease in the African continent.
President Jammeh used the occasion of the discharge of a batch of fully treated patients of the HIV virus to inform the world that his healing powers was no longer a myth but a reality. He asked the detractors to look at the patients who they had seen on the national TV when they were admitted at the centre under horrible and pitiable conditions and see that they have fully regained their health. He said that some concerned citizens and friends called and advised him in the interest of his health and welfare, to abandon those patients to the medicals and paramedics alone. He responded that he had no cause to dread a disease that he cures. What’s more, he would stake the life God gave him in the service of humanity, of which healing the HIA/AIDS’ patients was a pointer.
He also used the occasion to clear the air on the controversy surrounding the disengagement of the Cuban medical expatriates from Gambia. He firstly, praised the Cuban team for their kind assistance in the health sector. He said that today, Gambia”s profile in the medical service sector is among the best in the world which is to the credit and thanks to the generosity of the Cuban government and people. He said that Gambia had a good cooperation and working relationship with the Cubans but when the first CD4 counts results were announced, it generated a lot of controversy. Since Cubans were involved and the Cuban government already had its hands full with confrontations from the world powers, we thought it wise, not to add to their existing problem(s). We reached a compromise and the disengagement was done amicably. He went further to assure that it had nothing to do with competence, efficiency or trust; the simple reason being not to overblown the issue. This was the only reason behind the discontinuance of the services of the Cubans.
President Jammeh reiterated that he does not do it to win cheap popularity or gain wealth but to use his gift to save lives and serve Allah and humanity.
The questions we should ask ourselves are, why does the issue of cure of HIV/AIDS generate such controversy unlike other diseases like malaria and asthma that have ravaged the world? Why has the disease been associated with the black race and target ed towards the Africa? What are the basis of stigmatizing a particular group? Even the statistics published on the disease assign that region of the world with inflated figures and percentages. If the international bodies-WHO, UN- AIDS, etc could accept those figures, nothing should prevent them from accepting the results of the herbal Aids treatment that have been confirmed in scientific laboratories, if their concern for the disease and its eradication is genuine.
If the West have genuine intention to eradicate HIV/Aids, they would have sought for Jammeh’s cooperation to develop and make the treatment available for humanity.
President have been the subject of negative western press. But he is not deterred in his endeavour to assist humanity. Their negative publicity had rather spurred President Jammeh on to grater heights. Their news are shrouded in insincerity and hypocrisy.
Dr Malick Njie, Mariatou Jallow and Dr Mbowe were here when the Cubans worked on the project and could attest to the batches of treated and discharged patients. However, the West said my advice that the patients discontinue the ARV to benefit from the herbal treatment was suicidal. I kept the patients days longer after treatment to further show the survival rate of those treated. Patients who were carried to the centre were able to do things unaided in a short space of time. Even those who were at the advanced stage of the disease have been successfully treated-Fatou Jatta and Darboe, fall in this category and have remained thankful to Dr. Malick Njie who assisted in and out of bed at the onset of the treatment exercise.
President Jammeh also thanked the patients who agreed to appear on TV to confound the detractors. He said it complemented his policy on “transparency, accountability and probity”. It further goes to affirm that in The Gambia, Aids is no longer the incurable disease that it used to be.
Finally the President offered counseling to the patients to avoid further contraction of the disease so as not to blame ignorance twice. ‘…The entry point of re-infection is still open, he emphasized and it is your responsibility to close that entry point. He emphasized that his treatment is thus no guarantee/security against re-infection.
Jammeh thanked the Doctors and nurses who have been working with him, the patients and members of their families. He asked Allah to guide and protect the patients who were now free of the virus and were discharged.

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Unstable Frontiers: Technomedicine And the Cultural Politics of “Curing” AIDS
 
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I wish u could come to Botswana.

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AIDS-AFRICAN SCIENCE CAN CURE AIDS!-GAMBIAN PRESIDENTS IS CURING AIDS PATIENTS! IN AFRICA!

August 5, 2010

from thevoicenewsmagazine.com

PRESIDENT JAMMEH CURES HIV/AIDS 7/24/2008
By: Pamalick Secka::

Many Africans who claim the ability and capability of curing the AIDS virus through local African herbs are being put under pressure to abandon such claims. However, there is a genuine herbal cure of the virus that can not be suppressed or silenced. The president of the republic of The Gambia, Dr Alhaji Yahya Jammeh, is outstanding in his ability to treat and cure patients with HIV/AIDS virus. Though this discovery is yet to receive acceptance by the Western nations, the evidence on ground attests to the efficacy of his cure. The scientific analysis at the National Institute for hygiene, ministry of health, Rabat Morocco and a laboratory in Dakar, Senegal have confirmed the breakthrough. Before the scientific verification and confirmation, hundreds of patients were already smiling home after Jammeh’s successful treatment sessions. The commencement of the treatment session, through the completion are shown on the Gambia National Television to give credence to the herbal AIDS treatment.
The West are said to disagree with his ability to cure the AIDS Virus probably because of their huge investment in search for the cure and or the benefits they derive from the HIV/AIDS Campaign Funds globally. Despite the feelings harboured by the West, President Jammeh is not deterred in his mission to assist humanity through his cure. The treatment sessions involve herbal treatment and therapy guided by the observance of a set of prescribed rules for the patients undergoing the treatment. Besides, those participating in the treatment are also advised to stop taking the anti-viral medication to enable the herbal treatments to have full effect.
President Jammeh’s herbal healing gifts are not limited to the HIV/AIDS but also includes other ailments as asthma and diabetes. In addition to the pressure of his office, the President still allocates and makes out time to conduct treatments. Dr. Tamsir Mbowe, a western trained medical doctor from Gambia is thrilled at the accomplishments/performances of President Jammah. Presently, he is the Director of President Jammeh’s HIV/AIDS Treatment and Health Services.
There is need to disregard the negative publicity this herbal healing had generated and give it the support and encouragement in the efforts to tackle the menace of the disease in the African continent.
President Jammeh used the occasion of the discharge of a batch of fully treated patients of the HIV virus to inform the world that his healing powers was no longer a myth but a reality. He asked the detractors to look at the patients who they had seen on the national TV when they were admitted at the centre under horrible and pitiable conditions and see that they have fully regained their health. He said that some concerned citizens and friends called and advised him in the interest of his health and welfare, to abandon those patients to the medicals and paramedics alone. He responded that he had no cause to dread a disease that he cures. What’s more, he would stake the life God gave him in the service of humanity, of which healing the HIA/AIDS’ patients was a pointer.
He also used the occasion to clear the air on the controversy surrounding the disengagement of the Cuban medical expatriates from Gambia. He firstly, praised the Cuban team for their kind assistance in the health sector. He said that today, Gambia”s profile in the medical service sector is among the best in the world which is to the credit and thanks to the generosity of the Cuban government and people. He said that Gambia had a good cooperation and working relationship with the Cubans but when the first CD4 counts results were announced, it generated a lot of controversy. Since Cubans were involved and the Cuban government already had its hands full with confrontations from the world powers, we thought it wise, not to add to their existing problem(s). We reached a compromise and the disengagement was done amicably. He went further to assure that it had nothing to do with competence, efficiency or trust; the simple reason being not to overblown the issue. This was the only reason behind the discontinuance of the services of the Cubans.
President Jammeh reiterated that he does not do it to win cheap popularity or gain wealth but to use his gift to save lives and serve Allah and humanity.
The questions we should ask ourselves are, why does the issue of cure of HIV/AIDS generate such controversy unlike other diseases like malaria and asthma that have ravaged the world? Why has the disease been associated with the black race and target ed towards the Africa? What are the basis of stigmatizing a particular group? Even the statistics published on the disease assign that region of the world with inflated figures and percentages. If the international bodies-WHO, UN- AIDS, etc could accept those figures, nothing should prevent them from accepting the results of the herbal Aids treatment that have been confirmed in scientific laboratories, if their concern for the disease and its eradication is genuine.
If the West have genuine intention to eradicate HIV/Aids, they would have sought for Jammeh’s cooperation to develop and make the treatment available for humanity.
President have been the subject of negative western press. But he is not deterred in his endeavour to assist humanity. Their negative publicity had rather spurred President Jammeh on to grater heights. Their news are shrouded in insincerity and hypocrisy.
Dr Malick Njie, Mariatou Jallow and Dr Mbowe were here when the Cubans worked on the project and could attest to the batches of treated and discharged patients. However, the West said my advice that the patients discontinue the ARV to benefit from the herbal treatment was suicidal. I kept the patients days longer after treatment to further show the survival rate of those treated. Patients who were carried to the centre were able to do things unaided in a short space of time. Even those who were at the advanced stage of the disease have been successfully treated-Fatou Jatta and Darboe, fall in this category and have remained thankful to Dr. Malick Njie who assisted in and out of bed at the onset of the treatment exercise.
President Jammeh also thanked the patients who agreed to appear on TV to confound the detractors. He said it complemented his policy on “transparency, accountability and probity”. It further goes to affirm that in The Gambia, Aids is no longer the incurable disease that it used to be.
Finally the President offered counseling to the patients to avoid further contraction of the disease so as not to blame ignorance twice. ‘…The entry point of re-infection is still open, he emphasized and it is your responsibility to close that entry point. He emphasized that his treatment is thus no guarantee/security against re-infection.
Jammeh thanked the Doctors and nurses who have been working with him, the patients and members of their families. He asked Allah to guide and protect the patients who were now free of the virus and were discharged.

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I wish u could come to Botswana.

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TONY MARINHO-AFRICAN WRITER/ACTIVISTS-POEM-‘THE NEW TALKING DRUM”

August 4, 2010

from writersafrica.blogspot.com

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
TONY MARINHO-AFRICAN WRITER/ACTIVIST!-HIS POEM-“THE NEW AFRICAN TALKING DRUM”

from africanwriter.com
The New African Talking Drum – A Poem by Tony Marinho

By Tony Marinho Published July 11, 2010

The dreaded new African talking drum

Drums damaging every eardrum

Day, night, its message, a bush fire,

Consuming village to presidential villa

It talks in all 340 tribal tongues

Drumming into dreams, destroying sleep and lungs.

But no one dances in the noisy polluting heat

Of the new African talking drum beat

President to prostitute

Restaurant to research institute

Police to petrol station

Right across the darkened nation

It drums a dirge, mourning

From dusk to dawning,

www – the world wide waking,

As power dies again, again, and again.

Nigeria requires a 100,000Mw revolution in energy

Making every city an electri-City.

To be truly ‘I fine pass my neighbour’

Silence the new African talking drum – the generator.

– Tony Marinho

‘I fine pass my neighbour’ is colloquial for a small family size generator

Engraved

Objection!

The many sided coin and other stories

Bobo learns to fly

Deadly cargo!

The Epidemic

Introducing: The Manopause Man Aka Mr Man O. Pause and the Manopause (Strategies for Communication in Southern Afr)

The victim

WEBSITE- tonymarinho.com

Posted by YEYE AKILIMALI FUNUA OLADE at 8:10 AM

>TONY MARINHO-AFRICAN WRITER/ACTIVIST!-HIS POEM-"THE NEW AFRICAN TALKING DRUM"

August 4, 2010

>

from africanwriter.com

The New African Talking Drum – A Poem by Tony Marinho

By Tony Marinho Published July 11, 2010 

The dreaded new African talking drum

Drums damaging every eardrum

Day, night, its message, a bush fire,

Consuming village to presidential villa

It talks in all 340 tribal tongues

Drumming into dreams, destroying sleep and lungs.

But no one dances in the noisy polluting heat

Of the new African talking drum beat

President to prostitute

Restaurant to research institute

Police to petrol station

Right across the darkened nation

It drums a dirge, mourning

From dusk to dawning,

www – the world wide waking,

As power dies again, again, and again.

Nigeria requires a 100,000Mw revolution in energy

Making every city an electri-City.

To be truly ‘I fine pass my neighbour’

Silence the new African talking drum – the generator.

– Tony Marinho

‘I fine pass my neighbour’ is colloquial for a small family size generator

Engraved

Objection!

The many sided coin and other stories

Bobo learns to fly

Deadly cargo!

The Epidemic

Introducing: The Manopause Man Aka Mr Man O. Pause and the Manopause (Strategies for Communication in Southern Afr)

The victim

 WEBSITE- tonymarinho.com


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