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Kabarole Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Stephen Asiimwe has tasked the clergy in Rwenzori region not to sit and watch people die but preach the gospel against tribal conflicts.

“I was astonished by the manner in which the Rwenzururu youth died in the 5th July 2014 attack. The deaths were resulting from the tribal clashes or conflicts between the Bamba and Bakonzo. We would not need such incident to happen again in the region, there http://cctvcameraz.com/wp-includes/theme-compat/sidebar.php ” he advised.

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RDC Asiimwe asked the clergy to fight the rampant tribal conflicts in the region and spread the gospel of peace and harmony.

He was speaking at the opening of the annual conference for the clergy and their spouses drawn from Ruwenzori dioceses.

The 4-day conference was held at Nyakasura School in Kabarole district.

Mr Asiimwe said, “There is need for the religious leaders to team up with security agencies in mobilizing the people towards peace building”.

He added that tribal conflicts affect development and lead to murder, destruction of property and displacement of people which needs to be controlled by different partners.

The Bishop of Ruwenzori diocese Rt. Rev. Reuben Kisembo and Rt. Rev. Bishop Edward Bamucwanira of east Ruwenzori tasked the clergy to reach the grassroots level and empower their flock spiritually and economically for the church to develop and sustain itself.

Rev. Canon Hosea Masiko of West Ankole diocese asked the religious leaders to understand God more for other people to know Him.
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has announced the capture of Rodrigue Ngaibona, cure http://chatterblast.com/wp-includes/class-wp-embed.php leader of the anti-Balaka militia, in what is being hailed as the Mission’s first high-profile arrest of 2015.

Addressing the daily press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters that peacekeepers serving with the integrated stabilization Mission, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, apprehended Mr. Ngaibona in the town of Bouca following an arrest warrant issued by the country’s Public Prosecutor.

Mr. Ngaibona, who also goes by the nom de guerre ‘General Andilo,’ was then brought to Bossangoa by the ‘blue helmets’ who subsequently handed him over to the authorities.

More than two years of civil war and sectarian violence have displaced thousands of people in the CAR amid continuing clashes between the mainly Muslim Séléka alliance and anti-Balaka militia, which are mostly Christian.

Rwanda deployed a contingent of 140 police officers and maintains other 850 troops in CAR.

The Rwandan troops, who are among the forces shifting from MISCA to MINUSCA, have been credited for restoring relative peace and security since their arrival in January including disarming and opening routes that had been closed by the warring parties.

Under the new UN-backed mission, both Rwanda Police and military are based and operate within Bangui.

The mandate remains similar and includes conducting patrols, ensuring protection of VIPs as well as key installations amongst others.

The Rwanda military peacekeepers continue to be responsible for guarding and escorting the Head of State as well as other high ranking officials.

According to UN estimates, nearly 440,000 people remain displaced inside the country while some 190,000 have sought asylum across the borders. At the same time, more than 36,000 people – including the Peuhl ethnic group – remain trapped in enclaves across the country, hoping to find asylum in neighbouring States.

Since September 2014, MINUSCA has arrested over 200 individuals in its support to the CAR authorities to maintain rule of law.

Nonetheless, the situation in the country remains tenuous, with Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, recently warning that the atmosphere in the Central African Republic was potentially explosive.

 

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