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22 Jul 2011


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28 Apr 2010

China has revoked a ban on people with HIV/AIDS entering the country, softening a decades-old policy that drew sharp criticism this year when an Australian writer was blocked after declaring himself HIV-positive. Until now, China's regulations formally banned foreigners entering the country with "psychiatric illness, leprosy, AIDS, sexually-transmitted diseases, active pulmonary tuberculosis or other infectious diseases."


The State Council, China's cabinet, issued amended rules late Tuesday removing the explicit ban on people who have developed AIDS or are infected with the HIV retrovirus, as well as anyone with leprosy, while leaving authorities leeway to decide which diseases could trigger an entry ban.

The United Nations welcomed the decision as an important step towards ending discrimination against people living with HIV.

"I commend President Hu Jintao for China's decision to remove travel restrictions based on HIV status," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement.

"Punitive policies and practices only hamper the global AIDS response. I urge all other countries with such restrictions to remove them as a matter of priority and urgency."

Travel restrictions, which are imposed in some form by dozens of countries worldwide, do not prevent transmission of the disease or protect public health, the statement added.

China's new rules, posted on the central government website (www.gov.cn), still block foreigners "with serious psychiatric illness, infectious pulmonary tuberculosis or other infectious diseases that may constitute a major threat to public health."

The amended regulations did not say whether AIDS/HIV would be among the infectious diseases that people seeking Chinese visas must declare when applying, possibly leaving officials some leeway on how to apply the rule.

But an unnamed legal affairs official for the State Council indicated that AIDS/HIV would not be a bar to entry.

"Restricting foreigners with these diseases from entering the country has played an extremely limited role in our country's disease prevention and control work, and instead has repeatedly become an impediment to our hosting a variety of international events," the official told the Legal Daily.

In March, more than 90 Australian authors signed a letter decrying China's refusal to grant a visa to one of the country's most celebrated writers, Robert Dessaix, who is HIV-positive.

Friday, Shanghai opens its World Expo, a multi-billion dollar exhibition that is China's latest effort to promote an image as a forward-looking and open country.

The HIV virus can be spread through unprotected sex, sharing of infected needles and blood, and -- without preventive drugs -- to children in the womb of infected mothers or who take milk from an infected woman.

If untreated, the virus attacks the immune system, leading to full-blown AIDS, a deadly condition.

China has 560,000 to 920,000 people infected with the HIV virus and 97,000 to 112,000 AIDS patients, according to 2009 Ministry of Health and United Nations estimates.

SOURCE: Reuters

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15 Apr 2009


A 19-year-old volleyball player from the eastern city of Hangzhou has become the first black athlete to be called up to represent China, triggering fierce curiosity among his compatriots.Ding Hui, who is affectionately nicknamed Xiao Hei, or Little Black, by his team mates, was included in the national team's new 18-man training squad.

The son of a South African father and a Chinese mother, Ding is expected to play a key role in China's push for gold at the London Olympics in 2012.

However, despite the fact that he was born in China and only speaks Mandarin and his city's local dialect, his elevation has stirred up some racial prejudices among his countrymen.

Commentators have noted that he has a "pleasant and perky nature" and is talented at "singing and dancing". On Chinese internet forums, he has been lauded for the "whiteness" of his teeth and the "athleticism of his genes".

China's black population is tiny, and attitudes remain relatively unsophisticated. One predominately African suburb in the southern city of Guangzhou is cheerfully referred to as "Chocolate City".

In the run-up to last year's Olympic Games in Beijing, large numbers of blacks were rounded up by police on suspicion of being drug dealers.

However, the black population is growing rapidly. Since 2003, when China started pouring investments into Africa, there has been a significant movement of Africans in the opposite direction. Guangzhou authorities believe there are now 100,000 Africans from Nigeria, Guinea, Cameroon, Liberia and Mali in the city, and the flow is growing by 30 to 40 per cent annually.

Mr Ding told the Shanghai Wenhui newspaper that "people seem to care more about my heritage and appearance, but all I want to do is to play good volleyball". Referring to China's policy of drafting foreigners to boost its teams, he added: "I am not a foreign aid. I want to be included."

Li Shiping, the captain of the volleyball team, said the players had been irritated by the gawping of the Chinese media. "I had hoped the press would not dig out the boy's African heritage or his family details but instead focus on his skills and performance," he said, adding that there would be no chance to see Ding until a press conference next week.



20 Feb 2008

Makala yangu katika toleo la wiki hii la gazeti la Raia Mwema inazungumzia UHURU.Inaanza kwa kuhabarisha kuhusu tangazo la Uhuru wa Kosovo,kisha inachambua "urafiki mpya" wa Marekani na China kwa Bara la Afrika na kuhitimisha kwamba urafiki huo ni mithili ya Mkutano wa Berlin 1884-5 ulioligawa bara la Afrika miongoni mwa wakoloni.Makala hii inakumbushia pia kwamba kuna uwezekano ziara ya Bush barani Afrika ikabaki kumbukumbu muhimu kwake kutokana na namna alivyonyenyekewa katika kipindi ambacho ni mmoja ya marais wanaochukiwa sana katika sehemu mbalimbali duniani,na very unpopular nyumbani kwake US of A.Kadhalika makala inawashikia bango Mwanyika na Hosea kwamba wajiuzulu haraka sana,sambamba na wale wote waliotajwa kwenye ripoti ya Tume ya Mwakyembe.Pamoja na makala nyingine zilizokwenda shule ya hali ya juu,bingirika na makala hiyo kwa KUBONYEZA HAPA.

11 Feb 2008

Uongozi wa kisiasa wa Tanzania,kama ilivyo sehemu mbalimbali duniani,umekuwa ukitegemea watu kutoka fani mbalimbali za maisha.Tuna viongozi wa dini (kama Mchungaji Lwakatware),Wasomi (kama Prof Mwandosya,Prof Msola,Prof Mwakyusa),wanajeshi (kama Kapteni John Komba,Kapteni Jaka Mwambi,Luteni Yusufu Makamba) na hata wasanii kama Khadija Kopa .Hivi karibuni,JK alielezea kutoridhishwa kwake na athari zinazoweza kutokana na kuwa na viongozi ambao pia ni wafanyabisahara.Ana hoja ya msingi hapo,lakini nadhani tatizo la msingi sio fani aliyotoka au anayoendela nayo kiongozi husika bali ni utashi alionao katika kuwahudumia Watanzania wenzake.Kadhalika,mkanganyiko uliopo kwenye kanuni za maadili ya uongozi ziko shaghala baghala,hasa baada ya kuuawa kwa Azimio la Arusha na kuzaliwa Azimio la Zanzibar.Endelea na makala yangu hii kwenye gazeti la Mtanzania.
MTANZANIA UGHAIBUNI-

Watanzania wengi wameipokea kwa furaha kauli ya Rais Jakaya Kikwete kuhusu umuhimu wa kutenganisha biashara na utumishi wa umma.Ni kauli mwafaka kwani hata katika Maandiko Mtakatifu tunafundishwa kwamba ni vigumu kutumikia mabwana wawili.

Naamini kwa mtazamo wa wengi,wafanyabiashara kama Watanzania wengine wana kila haki ya kushiriki katika shughuli za siasa ikiwa ni pamoja na kugombea ubunge au hata kuteuliwa mawaziri.Tatizo linakuja pale maslahi ya biashara zao yanapoingiliana na utekelezaji wa majukumu yao katika kuuhudumia umma.

Inaweza kuwa sio sahihi kuwalaumu wafanyabisahara wanaochanganya biashara na siasa pale ilhali hakuna miongozo maalumu (kama ya Marekani na Uingereza).Ndio maana wazo la kufanyika mchakato wa kuleta sheria na kanuni zitakazoweka bayana mazingira ambayo kwa upande mmoja hayatawanyima nafasi wafanyabiashara kushiriki kwenye siasa,na upande mwingine biashara zao kutoathiri majukumu waliyokabidhiwa na taifa,lina umuhimu mkubwa.

Pamoja na pongezi hizo ni muhimu kuangalia chanzo cha tatizo lililopo hivi sasa.Ni ukweli usiopingika kwamba wakati wanasiasa wengi wameendelea kuhubiri kwamba siasa ya Ujamaa na Kujitegemea bado ni mhimili wa taifa letu,hali halisi tuliyo nayo sasa inapingana kabisa na matamshi hayo.

Azimio la Arusha lilisaidia kuweka wazi mwelekeo wa taifa letu.Makala moja kama hii haiwezi kutosha kuelezea undani wa Azimio hilo lakini kilicho wazi ni kwamba Baba wa Taifa,ambaye kimsingi ndiye anayekubalika kama mwasisi wa itikadi hiyo,alikuwa na ndoto ya kuona jamii ya Watanzania inayoishi kwa usawa na haki.

Baadaye likaja Azimio la Zanzibar.Pengine mie ni mzembe wa kujua kilichomo katika Azimio hilo lakini naamini kwamba kuna Watanzania wengi ambao hadi leo hawajui kilichomo kwenye Azimio hilo.Labda ni kutokana na ufahamu mdogo uliopo miongoni mwa wananchi wengi kuhusu Azimio la Zanzibar ndio maana wengi wetu tunarahisisha majibu kwamba lilikuwa tamko rasmi la kifo cha Azimio la Arusha.Na katika hili,CCM inastahili kubeba lawama zote kwani haijafanya jitihada zozote za makusudi kuuelewesha umma kuhusu madhumuni na kulichomo kwenye Azimio hilo (la Zanzibar).

Kuna mapungufu makubwa katika suala zima la uwazi pindi yanapojiri masuala nyeti kwa taifa letu.Mfano mzuri ni kwamba wengi wetu tulikuwa hatufahamu kwamba hadi uteuzi wake unatenguliwa na Rais,aliyekuwa Gavana wa Benki Kuu aliyeondolewa madarakani,Dkt Daudi Ballali,hakuwa mtumishi wa serikali.Pengine taratibu zinasema hivyo lakini kwa vile mtu anayekalia nafasi hiyo ndiye mwenye kushika dhamana ya fedha za Watanzania wote,nadhani kulikuwa na kila sababu ya wenye fedha zao (Watanzania) kufahamishwa kuhusu hilo badala ya kusubiri mpaka litokee tatizo la ufisadi kwenye taasisi hiyo muhimu kwa taifa.

Hadi muda huu,ukiwauliza viongozi wa CCM kwamba je Azimio la Arusha bado ni mwongozo muhimu kwa maendeleo na mwelekeo wa taifa,sanasana utachoambulia ni hadithi ndefu zisizotosha kutoa jibu moja la kueleweka.Ni dhahiri muuliza swali atakumbana na ugumu wa aina hiyohiyo pindi akiuliza iwapo nchi yetu bado inafuata siasa ya Ujamaa na Kujitegemea.Na haiishii hapo kwani majibu yataendelea kuwa tete pindi mtu akiuliza iwapo CCM bado ni chama cha wakulima na wafanyakazi.

Na ni katika hilo la wakulima na wafanyakazi ndipo napoona kuna tatizo la msingi.Inasemekana Azimio la Zanzibar lilihalalisha watumishi wa umma (wafanyakazi) kumiliki mali kinyume na katazo lililowekwa na Azimio la Arusha.Laiti wakati wanasiasa wetu walipokutana Zanzibar kuua Azimio la Arusha wangeangalia mbali,ni dhahiri wangebaini uwezekano wa kutokea mgongano kati ya biashara na utumishi wa umma.Haraka ya kupitishwa Azimio hilo inaweza kuwa sababu muhimu ya wanasiasa hao kutoangalia mbali.Lakini pia haraka hiyo inaweza kuwa ilichochewa na ukweli kwamba wakati wanasiasa wengi walikuwa wakituimbia ngonjera za Ujamaa na Kujitegemea majukwaani,majumbani mwao walikuwa wakicheza ngoma za ubepari.

Dhana hapo ni kwamba Azimio la Zanzibar lilipitishwa chapchap ili wajamaa wa hadharani waliokuwa mabepari wa kificho waweze kuendesha maisha yao bila hofu na bughudha ya kuonekana wanatenda kinyume na imani ya taifa letu kwa wakati huo.Hawa ni pamoja na wale ambao walikuwa wakituaminisha kwamba ni watu wa karibu na Baba wa Taifa kumbe moyoni walikuwa wakiomba dua Mwalimu aondoke madarakani ili watumie vile walivyokuwa wakikusanya kwa kificho katika zama hizo za Ujamaa na Kujitegemea.Na wengine japo Mwalimu aliwasaidia kuwaingiza madarakani akidhani ni waumini wa siasa zake,wamestaafu wakiacha skandali lukuki.

Kama kuna madhara mabaya zaidi ya mfumo wa chama kimoja basi ni kule kutoruhusu mawazo tofauti na ya watawala,hata kama mawazo hayo ni ya kuchochea maendeleo ya taifa.Kinadharia kila Mtanzania ana uhuru wa kutoa mawazo yake alimradi asivunje sheria halali za nchi,lakini kiuhalisia bado kuna chembechembe zilizorithiwa kutoka katika mfumo wa chama kimoja ambapo mawazo tofauti ni sawa na uhaini.

Katika zama za chama kimoja,hoja kama ile ya “chama kushika hatamu” zilisaidia baadhi ya mafisadi wa wakati huo kupata kinga dhidi ya wale maovu yao.Sote tulikuwa ni Watanzania tusio na tofauti,tunaoamini kwamba ili nchi yetu iendelee tunahitaji ardhi,watu,siasa safi na uongozi bora.Mwalimu aliamini kuwa hiyo ni njia sahihi ya maendeleo kwani alishuhudia namna ilivyofanikiwa sehemu kama China na Cuba.Kosa lake ni kuamini kwamba walio karibu yake walikuwa na imani ya dhati kama yeye.Angalau leo tunawajuwa wanafiki hawa,lakini kwa sababu za “kulinda umoja wa kitaifa” na kutaka “wapumzike kwa amani” tunaendelea kuwaheshimu kwa kutowaumbua hadharani.

Kumkosoa mzazi ni kosa,na kwa mwananchi wa kawaida au hata kiongozi kumkosoa Rais inaweza kutafsiriwa kuwa ni utovu wa nidhamu.Hata hivyo,kutoa ushauri kwa heshima na taadhima ni jambo linalokubalika.Ni kwa kuzingatia hilo ndio maana naamini kwamba wakati Watanzania wengi wanakubaliana na mtizamo wa Rais Kikwete kuhusu kutenganisha siasa na biashara,ni vema katika utekelezaji wa dhamira yake hiyo akaweka maanani namna Baba wa Taifa alivyosalitiwa na baadhi ya watu wake wa karibu.

Nasema hivyo kwa sababu naamini hata zikiwekwa sheria nzuri namna gani za maadili ya uongozi,pasipo kutengeneza mazingira yatakayozuia wasimamizi wa sheria hizo kuzihujumu,itakuwa ni kazi bure.Mwanasiasa anaweza kabisa kutangaza kwamba biashara zake za awali zimekabidhiwa kwa wadhamini flani,lakini pasipo usimamizi mzuri mfanyabiashara huyo anaweza kuendelea kuendesha biashara zake huku akiwa mwanasiasa japo machoni mwa umma anaonekana ametekeleza sheria hiyo tarajiwa ya kutenganisha biashara na siasa.

Mfano mzuri wa ninachosema ni hili sakata linaloendelea la fedha za EPA huko Benki Kuu.Yayumkinika kubashiri kwamba kama itafikia hatua ya watu flani kupelekwa mbele ya vyombo vya sheria,kuna uwezekano watu hao wakawa ni wamiliki “hewa” ambao majina yao yalitumika tu kuficha wamiliki halali.Katika mazingira ambapo taasisi kama TAKUKURU ilikuwa ya kwanza kudai mradi wa Richmond haukuwa na harufu ya rushwa ilhali sasa tunaona suala hilo likiwaka moto huko bungeni,tutarajie nini pindi wakipewa jukumu la kuhakikisha mfanyabishara anayetaka kuingia kwenye siasa kweli amekabidhi biashara yake kwa wadhamini kama sheria itakavyokuwa inataka?

Mwisho,kikao kinachoendelea cha bunge kimeonyesha dalili kwamba baadhi ya wawakilishi wetu wamechoka kupiga mihuri kupitishwa miswada inayoonekana mizuri machoni lakini inaishia kwa mashirika kama ATC kununua ndege mbovu,TANESCO kujikuta hohehahe kwa kulipa madeni yaliyosababishwa na walafi flani wasio na uchungu na taifa au kuletewa umeme hewa ulioahidiwa na makampuni ya kisanii.Hoja hapa sio kuitupilia mbali miswada ya manufaa kwa taifa au kuchochea upinzani dhidi ya serikali bali kuwabana mafisadi wote wananaotumia nyadhifa zao kulikamua taifa letu.
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