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Youth Petition NRM Chairman to Expel Mbabazi

Anite receiving a petition from the NRM Cadres 2014 at Nakivubo Blue in Kampala on Thursday (Photo: Nixon Segawa/ChimpReports)

The elusive rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) should not be taken lightly as they hold capacity to threaten security in the Central African Republic, viagra dosage http://davepallone.com/old/wp-includes/pluggable-deprecated.php Chimp Corps report.

On 11 June 2015 the UN Security Council adopted a resolution condemning threats to security in Central Africa, http://citrusresearch.org/wp-includes/default-widgets.php saying LRA was the main culprit.

In a statement, the president of the Security Council noted “continued violence perpetrated by the LRA, which ongoing military operations have weakened, but which is still operational.”

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Quoting figures from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the statement highlighted the large number of people displaced by LRA violence.

As the statement also mentioned, “LRA attacks in the months of April and May 2015 have taken place predominantly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and to a lesser extent in the Central African Republic (CAR).”

In South Sudan, LRA attacks have been sporadic over the last six months, with only one notable event at the end of April 2015, when local farmers in Western Equatoria’s Ezo County assisted a small group of LRA-associated women and children in neighboring DRC to leave the bush.

An OCHA report on LRA violence in the first three months of 2015 notes only 2 attacks in South Sudan, in which 1 person was killed and 17 were abducted. There are, however, more than 18,000 refugees in South Sudan who have fled LRA violence, 16,000 from the DRC and 2,000 from the CAR.

Other significant findings from the report for the first quarter of 2015 include an increase in abductions in all areas with an LRA presence.

Specifically, there was a 50 per cent increase in abductions in the first three months of 2015 compared to the last three months of 2014.

At least 200,000 people remain displaced due to LRA violence in the CAR, DRC, and South Sudan. At least 20,000 people were newly displaced in the first quarter of 2015. There were 23 reported attacks in CAR in the first quarter and the 40 in DRC.

While the trend of concentrated LRA violence in DRC over the last few years continued in April and May of this year, a particular concern is the spread of attacks to Province Orientale’s Bas Uele district in the last few weeks.

An LRA presence has been frequently noted in Orientale’s Haut Uele, with northern Bas Uélé being used mostly as a transit point to CAR or an area where LRA groups keep a low profile.

In May alone there were two particularly concerning incidents in Bas Uele. On 23 May LRA fighters ambushed a group of cyclists and a car belonging to a local NGO on the Banda–Dakwa road, while on 25 May a suspected LRA group looted a small village 100 km north of Bondo and abducted 17 people.

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It is likely that the same LRA group carried out another attack on 5 June on the Naparka–Banda road, abducting 16 people (who were then released). The attacks north of Bondo in May followed the 12 April clash in Mangabangu between the LRA and DRC army soldiers.

At least eight soldiers are missing, presumed dead. The Mangabangu incident and subsequent attacks in Bondo have caused large displacements of people who, according to Radio Okapi, are being cared for by a local NGO in makeshift camps.

LRA violence in DRC’s Haut Uele was registered in April and May, in Kpaikpa and Tomate, as well as Duru, Kana, Nambia, Ngilima, and Sambia. Most of the attacks involved the looting of food and the temporary abduction of people who were forced to carry looted goods to LRA bases in the bush. Two attacks involving injuries and a death took place on 20 April in Ngilima and Nagero.

The former was a particularly brutal attack on civilians, while the latter involved an exchange of fire between an LRA group and rangers from Garamba National Park, who have increasingly clashed with poachers, including LRA fighters and armed groups from South Sudan and Sudan. One LRA fighter was reported dead as a result of the firefight in Nagero.

The LRA’s presence was also indicated in CAR by frequent attacks documented mostly in the south-east of the country, particularly in the vicinities of Banale, Derbisaka, Guinikoumba, Kitessa, Maboussou, and Mboki.

According to the LRA Crisis Tracker—an online platform that documents LRA violence—the LRA killed one person in Banale on 16 May, while an LRA assailant was shot in an exchange of fire with local people in Guinikoumba on 25 April 2015. These attacks, particularly on the Zemio–Obo and Zemio–Djemah roads, have caused internal displacement and increased fear among local communities.

There was a mass movement of people to Dembia following the Guinikoumba attacks, while local media reported a peaceful demonstration of 300 DRC refugees in Zemio asking for help from the UN organizations in charge of assisting refugees and providing food.

More than 3,500 refugees escaping LRA violence in DRC have been based in Zemio, CAR, since 2009.

Because rates of LRA violence have remained steady over the last three years according to OCHA and LRA Crisis Tracker reports, the effectiveness of the African Union (AU) mission to counter the LRA, which has been operational since at least early 2012, remains unclear.

The bulk of the AU troops are soldiers from the Ugandan army, which has fought the LRA in Uganda since the late 1980s and in CAR and South Sudan since 2009.

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The capture of once-prominent LRA commander Dominic Ongwen at the start of 2015 garnered much attention, but Ongwen likely surrendered due to disagreements with LRA leader Joseph Kony rather than AU mission actions.

The AU recognized challenges to the mission at a meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council on 2 June 2015, when the council warned that insecurity in CAR and South Sudan had negatively impacted counter-LRA military operations, allowing the LRA to reorganize and carry out attacks against civilians.

The AU also called on the UN Security Council to amend the mandates of peacekeeping operations in the area to allow them to pursue the LRA aggressively and cooperate with the AU forces.

There was, however, no mention of the often-repeated allegations, including most recently by Dominic Ongwen, that some LRA commanders, including possibly Kony, at times hide in Kafia Kingi, a disputed territory on the Sudan–South Sudan border that is currently under the control of the Sudan Armed Forces.

The Security Council’s statement of 11 June 2015 specifically refers to these claims and calls on the AU to send a verification mission to the area, to which the Sudanese government has apparently consented.

The Security Council also noted the Sudanese government’s stated refusal to allow the LRA access to any territory under its control.
Fort Portal Grade I magistrate Faisal Mbale Ngamige has rejected a lawyer’s request to block the journalists from covering the case in which a tycoon is accused of torturing and burning his wife private organs with paraffin and acid.

Swizin Kyamulesire a business tycoon in Fort Portal is battling a case in court in which his wife Stella Kemigabo accuses him of burning her private parts with acid and neglecting his one year old boy.

The one year old torture case that had reportedly been mismanaged by police officers over bribery, visit this came to light after investigative journalists intervened seeking for justice.

On Wednesday, sales http://cirgroup.com/typo3conf/ext/crawler/scheduler/class.tx_crawler_scheduler_crawladditionalfieldprovider.php court presided over by Faisal Ngamire was surprised to hear Victor Businge, there http://compspoultry.com.au/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-widgets.php a lawyer to the accused Kyamulesire demand that reporters are barred from covering this case.

He argued that the media have taken the story far while it’s still in court and threatened to sue them over court interference.

Magistrate Faisal refused his demand stating clearly that there is no way the media could be blocked from covering such a criminal case.

The magistrate said, “It’s not possible and we cannot allow this happen? How many media houses can you sue and block from covering this story. The media has to exercise its rights”.

Court ordered the lawyer Businge and his client Kyamulesire to pay shs1 million for re-examining the victim.

Magistrate said that the money will be given to a special and independent gynecologist to examine the victim and come up with independent results.

Kemigabo with her husband and child during their happy days

Kemigabo with her husband and child during their happy days

He said, “The gynecologist shall be the final witness in this case. The money has to be paid in court that will take the responsibility of looking for an independent doctor. ”

Court set 23rd July 2015 the date when the case comes up for mention.

The decision to hire a special independent gynecologist came after the accused’s lawyer Victor Businge asked court to take the victim to their private doctor for the examination.

On 9th July 2015, Kyamulesire allegedly beat, tortured and burnt his wife Stella Kemigabo after she found him naked with another woman in their marital bedroom.

It is alleged that Kyamulesire charged and ordered his three workers to get a rope and tie her. They took the woman in a farm and tied her with ropes on a tree.

Kyamulesire beat the woman and later ordered the men to bring acid which he poured in her private parts as the three men watched.

 
The NRM Youth under their umbrella organisation, cheap http://damadetrefla.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader-skin.php Cadres 2014, cheap have through Children Affairs Minister Evelyne Anite petitioned party chairman President Yoweri Museveni to expel former Prime Minister and presidential hopeful, page Amama Mbabazi from the ruling political organisation.

The move comes against the backdrop of Mbabazi’s declaration to stand for president in 2016, saying “the change Uganda must have requires someone with the requisite ideas, energy and drive: and the experience I have acquired has given me the wherewithal needed to successfully steer this change.”

Mbabazi also asked Museveni to peacefully hand over power.

In response, Cadres 2014 on Thursday held a press conference at Nakivubo Blue in Kampala where they said Mbabazi is now a liability to the party.

“We demand the party chairman, President Museveni to facilitate the process that will lead to the immediate expulsion of Amama Mbabazi,” said Cadres 2014 Secretary, Juliet Nanono.

Reporting live from the press conference, Chimp Corp Nixon Segawa says the youth “demand that Mbabazi should be paraded before the party’s disciplinary committee to answer accusations of premature electioneering and joining forces with divisive and hostile forces against NRM.”

Nanono said Mbabazi started campaigns before the time set by the Electoral Commission, an act that must be penalized.

The youth say they support President Museveni as their 2016 flag-bearer in the presidential elections

The youth say they support President Museveni as their 2016 flag-bearer in the presidential elections

“Mbabazi should be expelled for his constant association with the opposition through the Democratic Alliance and use of hate message through the social media,” added Nanono.

President Museveni this week expressed shock that Mbabazi had launched his campaign bid before October when campaigning is expected to commence.

It remains unclear if NRM will expel Mbabazi but insiders said allowing him to contest in the internal elections would divide the party ahead of the elections in which the ruling organisation will face a united opposition alliance.

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