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Ugandan Gathering

London is a strange place.  You may not know the nationality of the person sitting

next to you, let alone to know what the person is.

Years ago, I happened to became a friend of an Afghan Mojahedine, a brother of

Ahmad Shah Masud who became the Defense Minister of the Afghan Government. 

After the victory against Russia, my friend Walli became the Charge-d-affair and

moved from a small room in Wimbledon to the Afgan Embassy.  (I’ve acted as a

go-between to Japanese media and a technical, electronic helper to them  🙂 )


A black guy, I acquainted, was happen to be an Ugandan Politician, who is organizing

a movement of the Ugandan expatriates for Democratize their home country.

—- from those activists, next leader of their country might be born.

Expatriates (he calls Diaspora) here consists the refugee from Idi Amin’s suppression

to all sorts of immigrants, and their mission is “Reclaim and Free Uganda Now” though,

I leave the matter to talk about their issue, to my friend and his web-site.

So, I just show the portraits of the people I met in there gathering.

—– ( Click the photo to enlarge and click again even larger  🙂 )



Their National Anthem.





Among their supporters, many of Doctors, Proffesors as well as the business people —–.


When it’s came to the matter of their lost Mother Land, it is an emotional matter.







—– (The Green and Red-cast of those photos above showed erratic response of the Canon

—– 5D Mk3’s AWB = its color balance changes frame to frame —– what a nightmare  😦  )




—– Young talented singer sang the Anthem for Uganda ~ ~ ~ Uganda ! 


—– (In fact all those images were cropped out small part of the original photo  🙂 )




—– ( I know, fish-eye lens is not suit for a portrait  😀 ) 






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  1. bentehaarstad said, on February 7, 2013 at 23:53

    Everybody who is fighting for a better world, and democracy in their home country needs all our support. A nice series of portraits, Yoshizen.

    • yoshizen said, on February 8, 2013 at 00:27

      Thank you Bente. I’m glad that I can do something for them.
      When the guy compiled their own website, (with those photos) I’ll put
      a link here.

    • H Kyakuhaire (Uganda) and Mwaniki - Kenya, East Africa, said, on February 8, 2013 at 00:41

      This is a a great and promising foundation for the Ugandan people to reclaim, liberate and give a new beginning for this legendary pearl of Africa.

      • yoshizen said, on February 8, 2013 at 00:50

        I totally agree with you. Thank you for visiting and commenting here.

  2. Yokosophat Engu said, on February 8, 2013 at 01:14

    The portraits by Yoshinez/Kinetorori demonstrates a Ugandan-combined unity of a new beginning for Uganda after enduring a long suffering from different sets of dictatorial regimes. What a nice promising diaspora team for Uganda!! Let all the peace loving people help this patriotism.

    • yoshizen said, on February 8, 2013 at 01:36

      I’m very impressed to see the quick response of the people.
      Thank you to put great comment here.
      By seeing those, I’m sure the organizer must be very encouraged.

  3. elenacaravela said, on February 8, 2013 at 20:53

    Wonderful photos Yoshi. I can’t begin to wrap my head around the politics, but an interesting post.

    • yoshizen said, on February 8, 2013 at 21:45

      Thank you Elena.
      In most of the case, photo is not necessary political.
      Biased caption makes it political.

  4. Konkome said, on February 10, 2013 at 01:50

    Good start! Together,we shall overcome.

    • yoshizen said, on February 10, 2013 at 02:16

      I’m sure you can but you need to work hard = as Zennist say.

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