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Museveni Moves to Re-launch Burundi Peace Talks

President Yoweri Museveni is Monday morning expected to re-launch the Burundi peace talks here in Kampala, hospital http://costpricesupplements.com.au/wp-includes/user.php Chimp Corps report.

Senior Burundian officials started jetting into the country on Sunday afternoon in preparation for the ceremony.

Museveni was appointed by the African Union to mediate the Burundi crisis in which hundreds have died and many more fled to refugee camps in neighbouring countries.

Almost on a daily basis, visit http://comotenerunabuenaereccion.com/wp-content/plugins/seo-magico-pro/paged_rankings_functions.php dead bodies of Burundian opposition supporters are found on Bujumbura streets.

The country slipped into anarchy after President Pierre Nkurunziza chose to fight for a third term in office after the expiry of the two mandatory terms.

It remains unclear if Burundi’s new rebel group, http://creamiicandy.com/wp-includes/class-wp-http-proxy.php Republican Forces of Burundi, has been invited for the talks.

The Movement, which boasts of bases in Bujumbura, is led by Edward Nshimirimana, a former colonel in the Burundi army.

Uganda’s Defence Minister Crispus Kiyonga said today’s ceremony “is in continuation of consultations undertaken in July 2015 in Bujumbura by President Yoweri Museveni.”

Kiyonga followed up on the dialogue as per Museveni’s instructions.

The talks flopped after Burundian authorities refused to continue meeting the rebels’ representatives.

But Kiyonga claims the talks were embraced by “political authorities as well as the entire Burundi political actors.”

During the short-lived talks, General Nshimirimana told ChimpReports that his movement had not been invited for the talks.


Kiyonga said Government of Burundi will be represented by a delegation led by Alain-Aimé Nyamitwe, Minister of External Relations and International Cooperation.

“The main opposition leaders, religious leaders, civil society organizations, women associations as well as former Heads of State will participate in this meeting,” added Kiyonga.

The Chairperson of the EAC will be represented by Hon. Dr. Augustine Mahiga, Minister of Foreign Affairs, EAC, Regional and International Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania.

The Meeting will also be attended by Special Envoys as follows:

Prof. Ibrahima Fall (AU Special Representative for the Chair of the Commission), Mr. Koen Vervaeke (EU Special Envoy), Mr. Thomas Perrielo (US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region), Mr. Jamal Benomor (Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Burundi) and  Prof. Ntumba Luaba, the ICGLR Executive Secretary.

The following Ambassadors and High Commissioners will also be in attendance:

EAC Member States: H.E Jean Bosco Barege (High Commissioner of the Republic of Burundi), H.E. Rtd Maj. Gen. Geoffrey L. Okanga (High Commission of the Republic of Kenya), H.E. Maj. Gen. Frank Mugambage (High Commission of the Republic of Rwanda) and H.E. Dr. Ladislaus Columban Komba (High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania).

AU Peace and Security Council members: H.E. Farid Boulahbel (Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Algeria), H.E. Degefe Bula Wakijera (Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Ethiopia), Mr. Fawzi B.M. Bouketf (Chargé d’ Affaires – Embassy of Libya), Mr. Alus W. Twoden (Chargé d’ Affaires – High Commissioner of the Republic of  Nigeria), and H.E. Prof. Lekoa Solomon Mollo (High Commission of the Republic of South Africa).

UN Security Council members: H.E. Zhao Yali (Embassy of the People’s Republic China), H.E  Sophie Moal – Makame (Embassy of France), H.E. Sergey Shishkin (Embassy of the Russian Federation), H.E Alison Blackburne (High Commissioner, United Kingdom), and Ms. Patricia Mahoney (Chargé d’ Affaires – Embassy of the United States of America).

European Union Ambassadors: H.E. Hugo Verbist (Royal Belgian Embassy), H.E Dr. Peter Christ Of Blomeyer (Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany), H.E Domenico Fornara (Embassy of Italy), H.E Susan Eckey (Embassy of Norway), H.E Mogens Pedersen (Royal Danish Embassy), H.E Anders Urban Anderson (Embassy of Sweden), H.E Alphons J.A.J.M.G Hennekens (Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands), H.E Sophie Moal – Makame (Embassy of France), and H.E Donal Cronin (Embassy of Ireland)

The Government of Uganda will be represented by H.E. Edward K. Ssekandi (Vice President), Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda (Prim


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