U.S. President Barack Obama has issued an executive order, viagra http://clubebancariositape.com.br/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-functions.php slapping sanctions which include assets freezes and travel bans on top Burundi officials and rebel commanders blamed for contributing to the worsening political turmoil in the country.
Obama said he made the order basing on the authority vested in him as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, web http://degrisogono.com/safe/plugins/wordpress-importer/parsers.php including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 and section 301 of title 3, United States Code.
“I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, find that the situation in Burundi, which has been marked by the killing of and violence against civilians, unrest, the incitement of imminent violence, and significant political repression, and which threatens the peace, security, and stability of Burundi, constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat,” reads a statement from the White House.
He said all the affected individuals’ property and interests in property that are in the United States, that come within the United States or within the possession or control of any United States person of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.
The targeted individuals are accused of being responsible for or complicit in actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, or stability of Burundi; actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in Burundi; human rights abuses; the targeting of women, children, or any civilians through the commission of acts of violence (including killing, maiming, torture, or rape or other sexual violence).
Other crimes being punished by the sanctions include abduction, forced displacement, or attacks on schools, hospitals, religious sites, or locations where civilians are seeking refuge.
Actions or policies that prohibit, limit, or penalize the exercise of freedom of expression or freedom of peaceful assembly have been punished as well as the use or recruitment of children by armed groups or armed forces;
Obama further faulted Burundi officials and rebels for the obstruction of the delivery or distribution of humanitarian assistance; attacks or threats against United Nations missions and international security presences, or other peacekeeping operations.
He went ahead to instruct that targeted individuals are not allowed in the United States.
This order too effect at 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on November 23, 2015.
The President imposed sanctions on the following four individuals:
Alain Guillaume Bunyoni: [Minister of Public Security]
Alain Guillaume Bunyoni is the Minister of Public Security in Burundi and has overseen the Government’s internal security efforts, including those of Burundi’s National Police (PNB), an entity whose members have engaged in actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, or stability of Burundi.
Under Bunyoni, the PNB has conducted operations in cooperation with the Imbonerakure youth militia to intimidate and silence those who oppose or who are perceived to oppose the Government of Burundi.
Godefroid Bizimana: [Deputy Director-General of the National Police]
Godefroid Bizimana is a leader of the PNB, an entity whose members have engaged in actions or policies that threaten the peace, security or stability of Burundi, human rights abuses, and actions or policies that prohibit, limit, or penalize the exercise of freedom of expression or freedom of peaceful assembly.
Bizimana directed the PNB’s operations to disrupt peaceful protests of those opposed to the Government of Burundi, including a disproportionate use of force and acts of violent repression.
In response to protests, PNB officers used tear gas, water cannons, and blocked the free movement of demonstrators. Protestors were arrested and twenty of them were reportedly transported to a location where they were beaten by police officers.
Godefroid Niyombare: [Major General, Former Chief of Burundi Intelligence Service (SNR)]
Godefroid Niyombare is responsible for or complicit in actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, or stability of Burundi, and is a leader or official of an entity that has engaged in such activities.
As the leader of an attempt to overthrow the Government of Burundi in May 2015, Niyombare’s actions contributed to the deterioration of stability within Burundi.
After announcing the coup, Niyombare ordered the closure of Burundi’s land borders and its primary airport in an attempt to stop Nkurunziza from returning from Tanzania.
Cyrille Ndayirukiye: [Former Minister of Defense]
Cyrille Ndayirukiye is responsible for or complicit in actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, or stability of Burundi, and is a leader or official of an entity that has engaged in such activities.
As deputy leader of an attempt to overthrow the Government of Burundi in May 2015, Ndayirukiye’s actions contributed to the deterioration of stability within Burundi.
Ndayiruke was detained in June by the Government of Burundi, which should grant full and regular humanitarian access by independent monitors to confirm Ndayiruke and other detainees are not being subjected to torture or ill-treatment.
Kawempe Muslim teenage superstar, page http://danielborda.net/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-json-deflate-array-codec.php Sandra Nabweteme carried on her explicit goal-scoring spree over the weekend in the women’s elite league guiding her team, Kawempe Muslim past a stubborn Muteesa Royal University and Olira fc.
The player of the year nominee scored an 82nd minute winner to see off Mutesa university 1-2 away at Wankulukuku on Saturday before wowing the fans with a stunning five goals against new comers Olira fc. Olira who had played to a one-all draw with Ajax Queens a day earlier suffered a disheartening 10-1 loss. Hasfa Nassuna grabbed a hat-trick in the game.
The double win takes the defending champions to top of Elizabeth group while UCU lady cardinals lead the Victoria group all with maximum points from three fixtures. UCU thumped London College, Nansana 1-3 away.
In the other match, a double from Winnie Babirye and Annet Kimbugwe gifted Buikwe She Red Stars the first victory of the season as they brushed off Wakiso Hills at home.
With only two and three matchdays played, the race for the golden boot has started shaping up with Nabweeteme already in double digits with ten goals two more than Hasfa Nassuna.
Full weekend results;
Western United 3 – 0 Gadaffi Integrated
Mutesa University 1 – 2 Kawempe Muslim
Ajax Queens 1 – 1 Olira WFC
London College, Nansana 1 – 3 UCU Lady Cardinals
Sunday 21st Nov.
Buikwe She Red Stars 3 – 0 Wakiso Hills
Kawempe Muslim 10 – 1 Olira WFC
Presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi has now publicly stated that retired Lieutenant General Henry Tumukunde has received millions of shillings to undermine his candidature, more about http://cienciaaldia.com/wp-includes/simplepie/author.php Chimp Corps report.
Both Tumukunde and Mbabazi served as spymasters under President Museveni.
While Mbabazi was the External Security chief, nurse Minister for Defence and later Security, Tumukunde emerged from the NRA bush war as a machine gunner before rising to the helm of Internal Security and Military Intelligence.
Considered as some of the most powerful security chiefs at the time, Mbabazi and Tumukunde would as well clandestinely carry out political mobilisation for Museveni’s presidential elections.
Ironically, the two are now fighting different battles.
While Mbabazi continues to covertly build, coordinate and strengthen his mobilisation structures at the grassroots to defeat President Museveni in the 2016 elections, Tumukunde is fighting hard to protect the incumbent.
This has put the duo on a collision course.
A few days ago, Tumukunde flew a chopper to Mbabazi’s rally venue in Kabarole district before being told to vacate the area by police chief Gen Kale Kayihura.
Addressing journalists in Arua District on Tuesday morning, Mbabazi expressed shock at Tumukunde’s determination to disrupt his rallies.
“I really don’t know who commands Tumukunde,” said Mbabazi who was flanked by UPC’s Olara Otunnu and DP leader, Norbert Mao.
“’I don’t know where he gets his ‘millions’ he is using to buy people.’”
Tumukunde is yet to speak out on the allegations. His known telephone number is off.
Mbabazi said “Tumukunde is always going ahead of me,” adding, “buying people not to attend my rallies is not good. People are not commodities to be bought.”
He further said Tumukunde’s actions and defacing his posters by NRM officials underline attempts to intimidate his supporters and frustrate his political ambitions.
“There is a sign of fear on their part and this intimidation is meant to hinder us from spreading our message,” charged Mbabazi.
He said the people of West Nile overwhelmed the people trying to intimidate them.
“We would like to appeal to state to stop using its resources to intimidate our supporters,” said Mbabazi.
Asked to explain why billions of donor support funds under the Office of the Prime Minister were stolen under his nose, Mbabazi said he was “sorry” about the loss but that he was not “directly in charge” of the funds.
Reminded of President Museveni’s statement that he had enough powers as Prime Minister to address structural weaknesses in key sectors such as education and health ministries, Mbabazi said he never had executive powers.
“I am surprised that i wielded that power. I wish I knew I had all the decision-making powers as the president claims; this country would be different,” he observed.
He further accused President Museveni of assuming credit for all government achievements and blaming failures on others.
Mbabazi said he was ready to engage President Museveni in a public debate on national issues.
Museveni yesterday said he does not leave home without his mouth which he said is ready for use in any organised public debate.