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Mbarara: 200 NRM Supporters Turn to FDC

The Angry NRM supporters collected their cards and destroyed them before Mbarara Deputy RDC Jimmy Kateera

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“The situation in Burundi is getting out of hand. You don’t wait for genocide to act decisively,” said a high ranking Foreign Affairs official.

The Peace and Security Department of the African Union Commission which provides support to efforts aimed at promoting peace, security and stability on the continent is currently holding an emergency meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia over Burundi.

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In a brief statement, AU said, “The East African Standby Force Coordinating Mechanism has been invited to the meeting.”

The development comes high on the heels of a UN Security Council meeting asking Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to deploy a UN team in Burundi to work with the Government, African Union and other partners to develop options to “address political and security concerns and to report back in two weeks with options for a future UN presence in the country.”

The invitation of EASF to participate in today’s meeting is symbolical, according to diplomats.

The UN has been pushing for the idea of transferring the Intervention Brigade from Eastern DRC to Burundi.

However, the diplomat said, the Burundi troubles can be resolved by Burundians with support from her neighbours in the East African region.

“We want an East African community force to provide security in the member country. Foreigners do not fully appreciate our local problems.”

EASF

During the 23rd ordinary session of the AU Summit in 2014 at the Sipopo International Conference Centre, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, African leaders signed an agreement to establish the Eastern African Standby Force whose task is to make prompt responses in the event of a conflict.

 

Uganda contributed a Motorized infantry Battalion comprising 869 troops, 30 infantry fighting vehicles, 10 tanks, Air Defence Assets, Artillery Assets, a fully fledged Level One Military Hospital, Engineering component, Logistic equipments and  a signal component among others.

Rwanda contributed a motorized battalion of 850 personnel, 35 medical officers and 10 vehicles to EASF.

As of December 2014, 869 Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) were successfully validated by the East African Standby Force (EASF) and expressed readiness to deploy to the regional Force.

Other countries contributing to the regional multidimensional Force include Djibouti, Kenya, Burundi and Tanzania.

EASF was established as a regional mechanism to provide capability for rapid deployment of forces to carry out preventive deployment, rapid intervention, peace support/stability operations and peace enforcement.

Meanwhile, latest intelligence reports indicate that President Museveni, who is the mediator in the Burundi crisis, is set to meet with his counterpart, Pierre Nkurunziza any time from now.

It remains unclear if Museveni will travel to Bujumbura as Nkurunziza may not easily leave his country following a coup attempt in his absence.

The U.S. envoy is reportedly in Kampala and likely to meet Museveni upcountry.

The crisis erupted after President Nkurunziza decided to run for a controversial third term earlier this year.

UN officials have since warned that Burundi is at a critical juncture, facing a deep political crisis and rapidly escalating violence, with bodies being regularly dumped in the streets of the capital, Bujumbura, and 200,000 people displaced by the bloodshed.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein voiced deepening concern.

“There have been hundreds of cases of arbitrary arrest and detention in the past month alone, targeting members of the opposition, journalists, human rights defenders and their families, people attending the funerals of those who have been killed, and inhabitants of neighbourhoods perceived to be supportive of the opposition,” he said.
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“The situation in Burundi is getting out of hand. You don’t wait for genocide to act decisively,” said a high ranking Foreign Affairs official.

The Peace and Security Department of the African Union Commission which provides support to efforts aimed at promoting peace, security and stability on the continent is currently holding an emergency meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia over Burundi.

In a brief statement, AU said, “The East African Standby Force Coordinating Mechanism has been invited to the meeting.”

The development comes high on the heels of a UN Security Council meeting asking Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to deploy a UN team in Burundi to work with the Government, African Union and other partners to develop options to “address political and security concerns and to report back in two weeks with options for a future UN presence in the country.”

The invitation of EASF to participate in today’s meeting is symbolical, according to diplomats.

The UN has been pushing for the idea of transferring the Intervention Brigade from Eastern DRC to Burundi.

However, the diplomat said, the Burundi troubles can be resolved by Burundians with support from her neighbours in the East African region.

“We want an East African community force to provide security in the member country. Foreigners do not fully appreciate our local problems.”

EASF

During the 23rd ordinary session of the AU Summit in 2014 at the Sipopo International Conference Centre, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, African leaders signed an agreement to establish the Eastern African Standby Force whose task is to make prompt responses in the event of a conflict.

EASF officials are attending the crisis meeting in Addis Ababa on Friday

EASF officials are attending the crisis meeting in Addis Ababa on Friday

Uganda contributed a Motorized infantry Battalion comprising 869 troops, 30 infantry fighting vehicles, 10 tanks, Air Defence Assets, Artillery Assets, a fully fledged Level One Military Hospital, Engineering component, Logistic equipments and  a signal component among others.

Rwanda contributed a motorized battalion of 850 personnel, 35 medical officers and 10 vehicles to EASF.

As of December 2014, 869 Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) were successfully validated by the East African Standby Force (EASF) and expressed readiness to deploy to the regional Force.

Other countries contributing to the regional multidimensional Force include Djibouti, Kenya, Burundi and Tanzania.

EASF was established as a regional mechanism to provide capability for rapid deployment of forces to carry out preventive deployment, rapid intervention, peace support/stability operations and peace enforcement.

Meanwhile, latest intelligence reports indicate that President Museveni, who is the mediator in the Burundi crisis, is set to meet with his counterpart, Pierre Nkurunziza any time from now.

It remains unclear if Museveni will travel to Bujumbura as Nkurunziza may not easily leave his country following a coup attempt in his absence.

The U.S. envoy is reportedly in Kampala and likely to meet Museveni upcountry.

The crisis erupted after President Nkurunziza decided to run for a controversial third term earlier this year.

UN officials have since warned that Burundi is at a critical juncture, facing a deep political crisis and rapidly escalating violence, with bodies being regularly dumped in the streets of the capital, Bujumbura, and 200,000 people displaced by the bloodshed.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein voiced deepening concern.

“There have been hundreds of cases of arbitrary arrest and detention in the past month alone, targeting members of the opposition, journalists, human rights defenders and their families, people attending the funerals of those who have been killed, and inhabitants of neighbourhoods perceived to be supportive of the opposition,” he said.
About 200 angry supporters of the ruling National Resistance Movement in Mbarara district this morning denounced the party and proclaimed support for the Forum for Democratic Change, adiposity http://communityartsprogram.org/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-payment-gateways.php vowing to vote its presidential candidate Col Kizza Besigye in the coming 2016 elections.

The locals woke up to hold a demonstration, buy more about http://crcpallc.com/components/com_k2/views/itemlist/view.html.php expressing dissatisfaction with the October 28 NRM Parliamentary Primary elections that saw incumbent Hon Medard Bitekyerezo trounced by Michael Tusiime.

Deputy RDC Jimmy Kateera being confronted by the angry supporters

Deputy RDC Jimmy Kateera (in neck tie) being confronted by the angry supporters

These accused the party leadership, sildenafil particularly the district NRM chairperson Jomo Mugabe of overseeing unacceptable levels of election malpractice, leading to the defeat of their candidate for whom they campaigned for more than 2 months and were certain of his victory.

The supporters led by Bitekyerezo’s chief campaigner Polly Katwiire gathered at Mbarara independence grounds before the Deputy RDC Jimmy Kateera and started destroying their party cards.

They accused Chairman Jomo Mugabe of altering the election results and going ahead to publicly brag about it.

According to one Yasin who is the vice chairperson Nyakayojo, Mr Mugabe told people in Rwampara that Michael Tusiime would not have won the race without his help.

The supporters claim that the October 28 NRM primaries in Mbarara were rigged

The supporters claim that the October 28 NRM primaries in Mbarara were rigged

“For the last 15 years I have been criticizing opposition but it’s now that I realize what they have been talking about,” he told the Deputy DRC Jimmy Kateera who rushed to the ground.

Mr Kateera tried to calm the incensed supporters but his words only angered them.

He informed them that vote rigging was experienced all around the country during the primaries and that the President and Party Chairman Yoweri Museveni was personally angered by the outcomes.

Kateera further revealed that Bitekyerezo filed a petition to the party Electoral Commission and his grievances are being handled.

 

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