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US Envoy Rushes to Burundi Looming Genocide

Thomas Periello

On-fire New signing Nelson Senkatuka  grabbed the only goal  of the game as KCCA FC reclaimed thevsummit seat in the Uganda premier league with a hard-fought win over Bright Stars in a soggy surface at the Luzira stadium on Friday evening.

The city lords struggled to maintain balance and possession shooting staggering blank strikes in the opening half. A brilliant opportunity by Senkatuka capped by an untimely interception from Stars’ custodian Mathias Kigonya turned a fruitful match-decider as the youthful striker sent the ball home just minutes to the break.

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Vipers SC were forced into ‘house’ arrest just four minutes from start when Sadat Kyambadde slotted in a well taken freekick. Peter Senyonjo added the second a minute after the hour clock before Hood Kaweesa completed the surge. Former KCCA Fc and Proline dangerman William Wadri gave the hosts a pillow to lean on with his late consolation.

KCCA FC now climbs on top with 21 points from nine games, one ahead of reigning champions Vipers SC.
The United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region, more about http://ckls.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/jetpack.php Amb. Thomas Periello is set to be in Burundi today to weigh on the quickly deteriorating Burundian crisis that eyewitnesses believe a silent genocide is already on course.

The latest development was revealed by a statement from the US Department of State, http://chicken33.com/commande/wp-includes/class-wp-oembed-controller.php asserting the Super Power’s new concern on the spiraling situation in the East African country and possible measures to address the political catastrophe.

Amb. Periello is leaving Washington for a three days mission to Bujumbura where he is expected to meet President Pierre Nkurunzinza and his government officials together with the political groups opposing his government.

Thomas was strategically posted to the region by President Barrack Obama on the 6th of July this year, http://crunchydomesticgoddess.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/_inc/footer.php the time when almost all the Great Lakes member states were preparing for the next elections, most of which are expected to breed contention.

“Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa Thomas Perriello will travel to Burundi November 8-11 to express urgent concerns over the political and security crisis there,” part of a statement released by the Department of States on Friday night seen by this website says.

Thomas is sent to tell Nkuruzinza and his rivals the US position on the political impasse and to specifically condemn the president`s recent ultimatum described by Washington as dangerous.

“He will communicate the U.S. government’s alarm at violence by government and non-government actors inside of Burundi, and the recent dangerous rhetoric by the Burundian government surrounding the expiration of President Nkurunziza’s five-day ultimatum to turn over all illegal arms,” another part of the statement says.

The US confidence and support of President Yoweri Museveni`s regional effort to find a peaceful solution to the crisis is also going to be expounded by the Special Envoy.

“While in Burundi, Special Envoy Perriello will reiterate the United States’ strong support for regional efforts to reconvene a dialogue amongst Burundian stakeholders under Ugandan President Museveni’s facilitation and as supported by the East African Community and the African Union (AU).”

President Museveni was trusted by the fellow East African States during a summit on the same in Arusha Tanzania to represent the region in mediating the rivals in Burundi.

From Burundi, the special envoy is to travel to other East African countries starting with Uganda where he expected to discuss the deadlock with President Museveni.

“The Envoy also intends to visit Uganda, Rwanda, and Ethiopia between November 11 and 18, to consult with regional leaders on restoring stability to Burundi and emphasize the United States’ belief that a comprehensive, inclusive dialogue, as laid out in the AU’s October 17 communique, is the best means of doing so.”

President Museveni on Wednesday warned on the crisis.

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