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Belgium Suspends Burundi Aid as ICC Warns Nkuruzinza

The crisis in Burundi has worsened  with ICC warning government of possible investigation and indictment

The Uganda national teams’ head coach Mulitin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic summoned a total of 50 players for the non-residential training at Lugogo on Sunday morning.

The players, there this site http://codapostproduction.com/wp/wp-includes/simplepie/credit.php who include the squad to feature for the Africa U23 champions and Chan qualifiers, salve http://davepallone.com/wp-admin/includes/list-table.php had a joint training session with the exception of the eight KCC FC players who had a workout with their club earlier on at same venue.

“I am impressed with the players’ enthusiasm at training and i urge other stakeholders to demonstrate support for the cause if the country has to qualify for any of the competitions, hospital http://clintonhouse.com/wp-content/cache/meta/wp-cache-c14a27960f9f7b84399e1dc2891e9190.php ” said coach Micho after the session.

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The Uganda U-23 team is preparing for the 2015 Africa U23 championships qualifiers against Rwanda in two weeks’ time and eventually 2016 Olympics, while the home-based players play Tanzania in the first round, first leg of the 2016 CHAN qualifiers in  Dar es Salaam on June 20.

The eight KCC FC players that did not train with the team include; Tom Masiko, Joseph Ochaya, Martin Kizza, Benjamin Ochan, William Wadri, Herman Wasswa, Hakim Ssenkumba and Timothy Awanyi.

Full squad that trained on Sunday;

Gk-Watenga Isma (Vipers), Mathius Kigonya (Bright Stars), Nicholas Sebwato (SC Villa), Alitho James (Vipers), Brian Bwete (URA)

Defenders-Muwanga Bernard, Joseph Nsubuga, (Bright Stars), Isaac Muleme (SC Villa), Dan Birikwalira (Vipers), Ibrahim Kiyemba (Lweza), Sadat Kyambadde (Police), Bakaki Shafiq, Henry Katongole (Express), Denis Okot Oola, Brian Ochwo, Martin Mpuga (SCVU), Julius Ntambi, Fred Nkata (Kira Young).

Midfielders-Saidi Kyeyune, Jimmy Kulaba, Yasser Mugerwa (URA), Farouk Miya (Vipers), Mutyaba Muzamiru (SCVU), Jimmy Lule, Hassan Kikoyo (Bright Stars), Julius Mutyaba (Lweza), Tekkwo Derrick (Kira Young), Godfrey Lwesibawa, Taddeo Lwanga, John Semazi (Express), Kirizestom Ntambi, Hassan Wasswa (SC Villa), Maxwell Okello, Silvester Okello (Maroons)

Strikers- Robert Sentongo, Kalanda Frank (URA), Fahad Muhamad Toko

(SCVU), Abel Eturude (Maroons), Denis Kamanzi (SC Villa), Fred Segujja

(Sadolin),  Ivan Sserunkuuma (Express FC),Umaru Kasumba (Police fc)

 
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has asked Tanzania government to hand over to Kinshasa the supreme leader of rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), this site http://contactburlco.org/wp-includes/class-snoopy.php Jamil Mukulu, http://ckls.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-signature.php who was arrested in April this year.

Congolese Justice and Human Rights Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba told journalists on Sunday that Mukulu and his bandits committed “the worst human rights abuses in DRC than anywhere else in the region.”

He further said Mukulu “has been on our warrant of arrest for several years circulated in all the neighbouring countries. We are ready to ensure he faces the full wrath of the law here in DRC.”

Mukulu, http://demainechiropractic.com/wp-admin/includes/options.php according to Ugandan police, is under detention in Tanzania. His identity was confirmed by DNA tests.

It remains unclear if Tanzania would hand over Mukulu to DRC. Trained by Al Qaeda, Mukulu was born and raised in Uganda. His mother still lives in Uganda.

Ugandan officials including Counter Terrorism expert, John Ndugutse are in Tanzania to facilitate Mukulu’s deportation.

Ugandan authorities are yet to lay their hands on Mukulu who, with the support of Sudan, attempted an invasion in the 1990s only to be defeated in a matter of weeks.

Since then, according to Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura, Mukulu has been engaged in counter terrorist bombings and assassination of Muslim Sheikhs in Uganda.

Almost a fortnight ago, ADF militants killed two Tanzanian soldiers in an ambush before injuring many others. Seven Tanzanian soldiers went missing.

It is widely thought they fell in the hands of ADF fighters and could be used to force Tanzania to release Mukulu.
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Congolese Justice and Human Rights Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba told journalists on Sunday that Mukulu and his bandits committed “the worst human rights abuses in DRC than anywhere else in the region.”

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It remains unclear if Tanzania would hand over Mukulu to DRC. Mukulu was born and raised in Uganda. His mother still lives in Uganda.

Ugandan officials including Counter Terrorism expert, John Ndugutse are in Tanzania to facilitate Mukulu’s deportation.

Ugandan authorities are yet to lay their hands on Mukulu who, with the support of Sudan, attempted an invasion in the 1990s only to be defeated in a matter of weeks.

Since then, according to Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura, Mukulu has been engaged in counter terrorist bombings and assassination of Muslim Sheikhs in Uganda.

Almost a fortnight ago, ADF militants killed two Tanzanian soldiers in an ambush before injuring many others. Seven Tanzanian soldiers went missing.

It is widely thought they fell in the hands of ADF fighters and could be used to force Tanzania to release Mukulu.
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Congolese Justice and Human Rights Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba told journalists on Sunday that Mukulu and his bandits committed “the worst human rights abuses in DRC than anywhere else in the region.”

He further said Mukulu “has been on our warrant of arrest for several years circulated in all the neighbouring countries. We are ready to ensure he faces the full wrath of the law here in DRC.”

Mukulu, according to Ugandan police, is under detention in Tanzania. His identity was confirmed by DNA tests.

It remains unclear if Tanzania would hand over Mukulu to DRC. Trained by Al Qaeda, Mukulu was born and raised in Uganda. His mother still lives in Uganda.

Ugandan officials including Counter Terrorism expert, John Ndugutse are in Tanzania to facilitate Mukulu’s deportation.

Ugandan authorities are yet to lay their hands on Mukulu who, with the support of Sudan, attempted an invasion in the 1990s only to be defeated in a matter of weeks.

Since then, according to Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura, Mukulu has been engaged in counter terrorist bombings and assassination of Muslim Sheikhs in Uganda.

Almost a fortnight ago, ADF militants killed two Tanzanian soldiers in an ambush before injuring many others. Seven Tanzanian soldiers went missing.

It is widely thought they fell in the hands of ADF fighters and could be used to force Tanzania to release Mukulu.
The turmoil in Burundi has worsened with protesters returning to the streets as resistance against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term bid enters the third week.

The clashes between Police and opposition activists are mainly taking place in Chibitoke.

The violence has compelled Belgium to suspend $2m of the $4m support for the Burundi elections and also withdrawn support worth $3m to the country’s police.

Belgium’s Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo said $2m had already been disbursed to facilitate the electoral process but that the European country could not tolerate the current developments which include the arrest of activists and killing of protesters.

De Croo further asserted his government upheld the Election Observation Mission of the European Union in Burundi (EU EOM) report issued last week that “conditions for free elections were not in place for now.”

He further said Netherlands would follow suit to suspend aid to Burundi.

World leaders have in recent months been piling pressure on Nkurunziza to step down for the nation’s peace and stability.

Nkurunziza last week picked presidential nomination forms for the May election but vowed not to stand for the fourth term.

The Arusha Accords and Burundi constitution provide for only two terms for a sitting president.

But Nkurunziza’s government says the first term was by Parliament’s appointment not adult suffrage.

The legal gymnastics and political violence have led to the exodus of tens of thousands of refugees from Burundi to DRC, tadalafil http://class-actions.us/wp-includes/wp-db.php Tanzania and Rwanda.

ICC warns Nkurunziza 

The ICC prosecutor, stuff http://cultnews.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-links-list-table.php Fatou Bensouda issued a statement last week, sick http://coupon-ads.com/wp-includes/class-pop3.php saying she was “concerned about the growing tensions in the country and reports that violence ahead of the elections may escalate which could lead to the commission of serious crimes falling within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”).

Burundi has been a State Party of the ICC since 2004.

Bensouda said the ICC was established to try those accused of committing the most serious crimes of concern to the international community, namely crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide when the state(s) concerned fail to do so.

She further stated that as witnessed in Kenya and Côte d’Ivoire, electoral competition, when gone astray, can trigger large-scale crimes falling under the jurisdiction of the ICC.

“In such instances, my Office will not hesitate to open investigations in accordance with the criteria set by the Rome Statute,” warned the ICC prosecutor.

She stated that, “Any person who incites or engages in acts of mass violence including by ordering, requesting, encouraging or contributing in any other manner to the commission of crimes within ICC’s jurisdiction is liable to prosecution before the Court.”

Bensouda affirmed that, “The primary responsibility to investigate and prosecute perpetrators of mass crimes falls, in the first instance, on the national authorities. That failing, however, no one should doubt my resolve to investigate and prosecute individuals responsible for committing crimes under ICC jurisdiction.”

“Electoral violence is by no means inevitable. The recent elections in Nigeria have shown how commitment to peaceful elections by the electoral candidates can prevent mass violence,” she added.

“Political leaders in Burundi are equally responsible for ensuring the peaceful conduct of elections and that their supporters refrain from violence – before, during and after the elections.  My Office, in accordance with its mandate under the Rome Statute, will be closely following developments in Burundi in the weeks to come and record any instance of incitement or resort to violence.”

The Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC conducts independent and impartial investigations and prosecution of the crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

The Office of the Prosecutor has opened investigations in Uganda; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Darfur, Sudan; Central African Republic; Kenya; Libya; Côte d’Ivoire and Mali.

It is also conducting preliminary examinations relating to the situations in Afghanistan, Colombia, Georgia, Guinea, Honduras, Iraq, Nigeria, Ukraine and Palestine.

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