Victory for Zimbabwe as Mugabe resigns after 37 years in power. Museveni next?

If you haven’t already heard the good news Zimbabwe’s 93 year old president Robert Mugabe finally handed in his long overdue resignation letter. The date 21st November 2017, will go down in history as the day Zimbabwean lives change forever, for the better, we hope. This is a momentous event many have spent years campaigning for, so its no surprise that people are out celebrating in the streets. Generations have come and gone with Mugabe still being in power but it is clear that with each passing generation the baton of change continued its journey and yesterday afternoon it finally reached its destination.

In a letter read out by Jacob Mudenda, the speaker of parliament Mr Mugabe said: “My decision to resign is voluntary on my part and arises from my concern for the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and my desire for a smooth, non-violent transfer of power” 

For days the question on everyones lips were “Will he resign?” and now he has the question turns to “Who will replace him?”. The natural presumption being the ousted ex Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa AKA The Crocodile. Who ever takes up the role we can just hope that Zimbabwe get to see what real leadership looks like.

Under the Mugabe regime Zimbabweans have “suffered the second most severe episode of hyperinflation in recorded history.”, the needs and suffering have not been met for years, many Zims have fled the country and have vowed to never return as long as Mugabe remains in power. Indeed, he did some good things and was once the hero that fought against white oppressive dictatorship rule in then called Rhodesia, a regime that put the lives of foreigners over the people of the land. But like a guest that has outstayed their welcome, Mugabe seemed to not get the hint that he had over stayed his welcome, and with time turned from a hero to a tyrant.

My feeling is that many of these leaders that fought for independence feel an entitlement to stay in power till they die, but that is not how democracy works. One day the people will rise up against system and no one is above the system as shown in Libya, Egypt and soon Uganda (?)

I’m sure these events have inspired Ugandans to do the same and get the current president Museveni out. In my recent trip to Uganda I had my first taste of tear gas and witnessed clashes between those against Museveni and the police.

After three decades in power Ugandans are growing tired of their leader who is attempting to further corrupt the system by trying to raise the age limit which currently stands at 75 years old.

Togikwatako!” (Don’t touch it) was a word of warning to Museveni and comrades shouted in the streets and written all over newspaper headlines. (Rooting for Bobi Wine to be president!) These people just don’t know when to stop.

Mugabe out, Museveni next.

10 Autumn/Winter Outerwear Picks “17

10 Autumn/Winter Outerwear Inspo '17

Back from my hiatus! Living in Uganda for sometime nearly made me forget what it feels like to be cold and yes, I still hate it. Reality quickly sunk in the moment I got off the plane, in true British fashion I was welcomed with a wall of cold, freezing, bone chilling air. The shock and horror.

Welcome back to London.

As I figure out how to re-adjust to this weather and resist the urge to go into hibernation I must say I’m loving these coats and jackets such as the teddy coat, classic trench, faux fur, puffer jackets, shearling all of which have caught my eye for their warmth, practicality and the sheer fact they look good. May be the very things you, especially me, need to bare this weather, who said you can’t wear eye popping colour in the winter?
*Details below, click on the icons.
10 Autumn/Winter Outerwear Inspo ’17 by olatishe2 featuring Holiday Lane

 

Ai meu Deus! Seu Jorge set to perform David Bowie tribute at the Royal Albert Hall.

“Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese, I would never have heard this new level of beauty he has imbued them with.” – David Bowie

The Brazilian singer and ‘The Life Aquatic’ actor will be in London town on the 30th May performing songs from his The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions Featuring Seu Jorge album, a collection of the late David Bowie hits sung in Portuguese.
The tribute tour commemorates the life of David Bowie and although the songs aren’t sung in English the meaning and soul behind each one certainly isn’t lost in translation.

David Bowie’s death was a shock to the world and for Seu Jorge it was made all the more difficult to come to terms with as he revealed that he unfortunately lost his father 3 days after Bowie’s passing, for Seu Jorge the tribute tour is more than just a tour but also a homage to the men that had influenced him to be the musician he is today.

As a long-time fan of Seu Jorge the news of this tour is exciting, to get a taste of next months much anticipated performance and for you to understand why I’m so happy to see him inaction I strongly advise you listen
to the enchanting album. Thank me later.