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Title: Exorcising the Inexorcible Buganda Ghost
Other Titles: Hoodwinked, Dumped, Used and Re-Dumped; A Quest for Buganda's Cause for Buganda's Independence.
Authors: Lubogo, Isaac Christopher
Keywords: Exorcising
Inexorcible
Buganda
Ghost
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Jescho Publishing House
Abstract: Exorcising the inexorcible Buganda ghost: Hoodwinked, Dumped, Used and re-dumped; A quest for Buganda's cause for Buganda's independence. Buganda in response to their proposals, were invariably faced either cynical deception. What went wrong? Where did this insolent manner of talking down from the height of their exceptionalism, infallibility and all-permissiveness come from? What is the explanation for this contemptuous and disdainful attitude to Buganda interests and absolutely legitimate demands? Buganda has grown weaker and subsequently broken apart. That experience should serve as a good lesson for Buganda because it has shown us that the paralysis of power and will is the first step towards complete degradation and oblivion. Buganda lost confidence for only one moment, but it was enough to disrupt the balance of forces in the Uganda. As a result, this book will argue that the old treaties and agreements are no longer effective. Entreaties and requests do not help. Anything that does not suit the dominant state, the powers that be, is denounced as archaic, obsolete and useless. This redivision of the world, and the norms of international law that developed by that time and the most important of them, the fundamental norms that were adopted following WWII and largely formalised its outcome came in the way of those who declared themselves the "bread servers" under the scramble and partition of Africa. Of course, practice, international relations and the rules regulating them had to consider the changes that took place in the world and in the balance of forces, especially the 1900 Buganda agreement, should have been done professionally, smoothly, patiently, and with due regard and respect for the Exorcising the inexorcible Buganda ghost: Hoodwinked, Dumped, Used and re-dumped; A quest for Buganda's cause for Buganda's independence. xi interests of all states and one’s own responsibility. Instead, we see a state of euphoria created by the feeling of absolute superiority, a kind of modern absolutism, coupled with the low cultural standards and arrogance of those who formulated and pushed through decisions that suited only themselves. The situation takes different turn. These Western colleagues (and their cronies) prefer to forget what they did, and when we mention the event, they prefer to avoid speaking about international law, instead emphasising the circumstances which they interpret as they think necessary. This so called 1900 buganda agreement has pushed Uganda towards a humanitarian catastrophe and into the vortex of a civil war, which has continued up today. The type of colonial con-artist behaviour was contrary not only to the principles of international relations but also and above all to the generally recognised norms of state sovereignty they used devide and rule. This book offers no illusions in this regard and is extremely realistic in my assessment, further expansions of the Chinese influence deepen the Buganda question even more. For the colonialist it was obvious geopolitical dividends, for our country, it is a matter of life and death, a matter of our historical future as a nation. The Buganda question is not an exaggeration; this is a fact; it is not only a very real threat to our interests but to the very existence of our state Uganda and to its sovereignty. No doubts several red lines have been stepped over on numerous occasions. The cause and effect are that there should be no "staged coup" like the backfired " coffin cake " saga and third Kabaka crisis only and only ornamental election procedures towards the path of peace should be pursued. Buganda all must and should be done by peaceful political means.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/14120
ISBN: 978-9913-633-28-4
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