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African Union: We’ll Not Allow Genocide in Burundi

The education standards  in Apac have been lowered by parents’ lack of interest in enlightening their children, medicine http://cenariospizza.com/wp-content/plugins/constant-contact-forms/includes/class-shortcode.php a report from Apac Anti- Corruption Coalition (TAACC) has revealed.

The report unveiled last week showed that parents at the lake shores prefer to see their children go fishing
than go to waste money in schools.

The 16 page report compiled by TAACC under the program of Governance, http://dchnf.dk/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-site-icon.php accountability participation and
performance (GAPP) was unveiled at a dialogue meeting at Red Cross hall on Thursday .

Johnson Okune, http://childrensclasses.org/wp2012/wp-includes/class-feed.php the chairperson board of directors (TAACC) said after conducting their research at Wansolo primary school in Akokoro Sub County, parents have been found out to be the major reason behind the increased school drop outs.

The report shows that parents prefer to see their children go fishing and they don’t provide scholastic materials, dodge paying simple requirements like PTA funds, and do not attend  meetings organized by the schools authority.

Other challenges included lack of accountability by school administrators, and inadequate and poor classrooms.

Eveline Ayugi, the programs (GAPP) overseer asked district officials to take appropriate action to address the situation

Tom Superman Opwonya, the executive director appealed to Parents to send their children to school.
The African Union (AU) has warned it will not allow genocide on the continent, this site http://damadetrefla.com/wp-includes/class-walker-category-dropdown.php saying it has stepped up preparations to deploy a well-trained special force in Burundi to stop the unrelenting bloodshed.

“Africa will not allow Genocide to take place on its soil, this ” the Peace and Security Council of AU said in a brief statement on Thursday following a crisis meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

During the meeting, the AU Peace and Security Director and East Africa Standby Force chiefs gave briefs on “contingency planning by for deployment of forces in Burundi.”

The latest development has revived hopes that Africa, with support of the international community can bring long-lasting peace to Burundi which slipped into anarchy following President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to seek a third term in power.

The African Union Delegation visited a detention centre, a hospital and received testimonies from victims of the violence in Burundi this past week in which hundreds have been killed.

The preliminary findings of the Delegation indicate that the situation of violence is of great concern.

“During our interaction with stakeholders we received reports of ongoing human rights violations and other abuses including arbitrary killings and targeted assassinations, arbitrary arrests and detentions, torture, arbitrary suspension and closure of some civil society organizations and the media,” the AU said in a statement early this week.

Of equal concern to the Delegation were also reports of people being forced to flee from their homes and continuing flow of refugees as well as social services such as schools and hospitals being seriously affected.

Violence

AU observed that the eruption of major exchange of gunfire, explosions and shootings that lasted for the whole day on December 11 has led to the escalation of violence and human rights violations.

In order to stop the escalation of violence and remove conditions leading to human rights violations and abuses, the Delegation of the African Commission emphasised that the current crisis cannot be solved through the use of violence and urged all state and non-state actors to put an immediate end to the ongoing violence and the human rights violations.

AU further called on the Government of Burundi to ensure that all acts of violations of human rights are investigated and redressed in accordance with the standards in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights as well as in other relevant regional and international instruments to which Burundi is a party.

The African body said humanitarian actors must be provided with unfettered access for providing assistance to affected communities and deliver social services.

Highly placed sources said negotiations between different Burundi factions are underway in Kampala under the stewardship of Defence Minister Crispus Kiyonga.

“If Burundi’s government does not agree with the opposition to end the violence, we will dispatch the East African Standby Force and some components of AU force,” said a security source.

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