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The South African High Commission in Uganda which travellers say “has the worst visa processing in the entire world” has now come under scrutiny and condemnation by Parliament, remedy treatment http://dakarlives.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/wc-conditional-functions.php Chimp Corps report.

The Speaker of Parliament, buy information pills Rebecca Kadaga, this lawmakers and human rights activists have since expressed disappointment with the treatment meted out by the South African Government on Ugandans seeking visas.

In her Communication from the Chair at the commencement of the Sitting of Parliament after a three weeks recess his week, Kadaga said a number of Ugandans are treated unfairly at the South African Embassy where they have to go as early as 3.00a.m and are in most cases denied visas.

The Speaker added that even Ugandans who are just transiting through the South African airports are also required to acquire visas which is unfair since one is not leaving the airport premises.

“It is unnecessary to treat Ugandans in this way. Even when you are transiting and sitting at the airport in South Africa, you need a visa. This is not fair,” Kadaga said.

A one Rachael who was frustrated by the High Commission recently expressed her fury: “Why do you treat us like that? Please note that we (applicants) contribute to the growth of your economy when we visit your country. It should be noted that some of us don’t even chose to come voluntarily to South Africa but rather our work commitments force us to visit your country.”

She added: “It should be also noted that you are also plying your trade from our country and we are very hospitable. This is the very reason as to why African countries never develop because we are mean to our own very people. You can never find such stringent measures being applied by Europeans amongst themselves because they hinder growth and development.”

Another traveller known as Anne observed: “For example why should a person transiting through SA be given that much headache? Are you really thinking about what this could mean economically for your country? In fact despite all the problems with KQ, IF, KQ could just begin operating in the region, or if another airline came in, your already struggling airline could go down!!Be wise!!!! Honestly, You can take strict measures without being out rightly hostile.”

Geoffrey K was explicit: “It is hell at the RSA embassy with VISA applications- I was told to report there as early as 6 am. I did so next day but found people already there waiting in their cars and when I registered in the book I was number 18.”

“At 8.30 am there was crowd already and we were told to line up outside the gate. Meanwhile the guards there are so arrogant, the place is full people with all sorts of complaints ranging from missed travels and meetings to delayed passports for those picking. Others were desperate demanding for their passports back!! I think something needs to be sorted out.”

However, embassy officials say travellers including Ugandans do not usually travel with all the necessary documents needed for a visa and that others hope to get the travel clearance papers in a very short period of time.

“What people need to know is that any country needs to know who is entering their country. That is why you need to be ready to wait for your VISA with the given time. Dear Ugandans just make sure that you have got all the need documentation and the VISA is there for you,” said an official.

Observers say government needs to take a firm stance against the mistreatment of Ugandans at the South African Embassy.

Uganda used its own resources to train and provide a safe haven for Africa National Congress (ANC) fighters and activists in the 1980s and 1990s who would later put an end to the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

The fighters were trained in Kaweweta, Ngoma in Luwero district, a base formerly used by NRA during the guerrilla war in the early 80s.

The training was overseen by then NRA war hero, Maj Gen Fred Rwigyema.

Parliament fury

Kadaga this week wondered why the South Africans do not reciprocate the goodwill of Uganda where they get their visas on entry at Entebbe Airport.

“They should take note of Uganda’s contribution to the South African liberation struggle. We have many of their businesses here. They should treat our people with dignity, “she urged.

The Speaker called on the Ugandan Government to intervene in this situation so that people can travel easily.

She also urged government address, through the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the high fees charged by other governments for the use of the VIP Lounges at their airports; yet they enjoy a free service at Entebbe International Airport.

“We are charged about 1000 pounds for the use of a VIP terminal for just two hours. Government must come out to explain this situation,” she said.
Kabale Grade one Magistrate’s Court yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) remanded a History teacher of Kabale Secondary school to Ndorwa Government Prison for allegedly assaulting a senior four candidate .

Court presided over by His Worship Martins Kirya heard that on October 18th, and http://clouda.ca/wp-content/plugins/revslider/views/sliders.php while at the school during prep time, clinic http://cctvcameraz.com/wp-includes/class-wp-theme.php Frank Batabaaro assaulted Faridah Gasaatura in violation of the Penal Code Act.

It is alleged that Batabaaro assaulted the victim after trying and failing to remove a cap from Gasaatura’s head which he said violated the library regulations.

The victim is reported to have explained to the teacher that she was wearing the cap because she had a health complications.

After being assaulted, http://cizgisactasarim.com/wp-includes/feed-rss2.php the victim is reported to have developed a more serious sickness, admitted at Dr. Muhunde’s Clinic in Kabale Town and later referred to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital, psychiatric department after developing a serious mental complication.

This is said to have caused the victim to miss her UCE Biology theory exam.

This incident caused students to stage a strike that was also reported by this website three weeks ago and a total of 1150 of them were eventually sent home as a result.

Batabaaro however pleaded not guilty to the charge.

His worship, Kirya remanded Batabaaro until November 26th when the case will be brought up for further mention.
Kabale Grade one Magistrate’s Court yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) remanded a History teacher of Kabale Secondary school to Ndorwa Government Prison for allegedly assaulting a senior four candidate .

Court presided over by His Worship Martins Kirya heard that on October 18th, pill http://ccrail.com/wp-content/themes/thesis/lib/admin/fonts.php while at the school during prep time, pill Frank Batabaaro assaulted Faridah Gasaatura in violation of the Penal Code Act.

It is alleged that Batabaaro assaulted the victim after trying and failing to remove a cap from Gasaatura’s head which he said violated the library regulations.

The victim is reported to have explained to the teacher that she was wearing the cap because she had a health complications.

After being assaulted, the victim is reported to have developed a more serious sickness, admitted at Dr. Muhunde’s Clinic in Kabale Town and later referred to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital, psychiatric department after developing a serious mental complication.

This is said to have caused the victim to miss her UCE Biology theory exam.

This incident caused students to stage a strike that was also reported by this website three weeks ago and a total of 1150 of them were eventually sent home as a result.

Batabaaro however pleaded not guilty to the charge.

His worship, Kirya remanded Batabaaro until November 26th when the case will be brought up for further mention.
FDC ironman Col Kizza Besigye will Thursday morning address a press conference in Kampala after several opposition leaders went into hiding, capsule http://ca-uqam.info/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack.php fearing arrest on charges of subversion, story http://celiac-disease.com/wp-includes/class-wp-widget.php Chimp Corps exclusively reports.

This followed the arrest of Col Besigye’s close aide, http://darkfey-temple.org/wp-includes/class-wp-term.php Sam Mugumya and four other Ugandans by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo almost a fortnight ago.

On Interrogation, Mugumya reportedly told DRC forces he was in the vast country to link up with remnants of the People’s Redemption Army (PRA), a rebel outfit whose power was degraded and combatants arrested in military intelligence operations led by the late Col Noble Mayombo in the early 2000s.

Army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda says Mugumya and his accomplices would be extradited to Kampala his week for further management.

However, this could take longer than anticipated.

On Wednesday, Ankunda Tweeted: “Let me be clear: Sam Mugumya was arrested by DRC forces not UPDF. He is still with them.”

He went on to caution youths against being lured into the Congo for jobs in mines when they are actually being swayed into rebel activities.

“Youth of Uganda please don’t be lured into rebellion by power hungry individuals. Uganda deserves better. No jobs for the youth in Congo mines, they are just taking you into rebellion.  Are you sure you will come back?” he challenged the youth.

Chimpreports understands several FDC leaders especially Michael Kabaziguruka are in hiding after security started a search for Mugumya’s suspected accomplices.

It is reported Mugumya has also been residing at Kabaziguruka’s residence in Luzira, the same house which Besigye and Winnie Byanyima occupied before relocating to Kasangati.

FDC this week declared ignorance about Mugumya’s alleged rebel activities.

Speaking to reporters at their party headquarters in Kampala on Monday, FDC General Secretary, Hon. Alice Alaso said they knew Mugumya as their active member but not as a rebel.

“We do not know about that. How are we supposed to know if it’s the UPDF holding him in custody? Why don’t they produce him first?” wondered Alaso.

FDC however holds that Mugumya’s rights are being abused by the army, holding him for more than 48 hours in custody without being produced in the Courts of Law.

“We demand of the UPDF to produce Mugumya alive first, and then table the evidence they have that he is a rebel,” added Alaso.

Bearing in mind the legal implications his alleged offense carries, the party says they will be seeking help from their legal team.

According to Alaso, the party lawyers will be asked to write to the army to have Mugumya “arraigned in a competent court.”
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This followed the arrest of Col Besigye’s close aide, Sam Mugumya and four other Ugandans by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo almost a fortnight ago.

On Interrogation, Mugumya reportedly told DRC forces he was in the vast country to link up with remnants of the People’s Redemption Army (PRA), a rebel outfit whose power was degraded and combatants arrested in military intelligence operations led by the late Col Noble Mayombo in the early 2000s.

Army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda says Mugumya and his accomplices would be extradited to Kampala his week for further management.

However, this could take longer than anticipated.

On Wednesday, Ankunda Tweeted: “Let me be clear: Sam Mugumya was arrested by DRC forces not UPDF. He is still with them.”

He went on to caution youths against being lured into the Congo for jobs in mines when they are actually being swayed into rebel activities.

“Youth of Uganda please don’t be lured into rebellion by power hungry individuals. Uganda deserves better. No jobs for the youth in Congo mines, they are just taking you into rebellion.  Are you sure you will come back?” he challenged the youth.

Chimpreports understands several FDC leaders especially Michael Kabaziguruka are in hiding after security started a search for Mugumya’s suspected accomplices.

It is reported Mugumya has also been residing at Kabaziguruka’s residence in Luzira, the same house which Besigye and Winnie Byanyima occupied before relocating to Kasangati.

FDC this week declared ignorance about Mugumya’s alleged rebel activities.

Speaking to reporters at their party headquarters in Kampala on Monday, FDC General Secretary, Hon. Alice Alaso said they knew Mugumya as their active member but not as a rebel.

“We do not know about that. How are we supposed to know if it’s the UPDF holding him in custody? Why don’t they produce him first?” wondered Alaso.

FDC however holds that Mugumya’s rights are being abused by the army, holding him for more than 48 hours in custody without being produced in the Courts of Law.

“We demand of the UPDF to produce Mugumya alive first, and then table the evidence they have that he is a rebel,” added Alaso.

Bearing in mind the legal implications his alleged offense carries, the party says they will be seeking help from their legal team.

According to Alaso, the party lawyers will be asked to write to the army to have Mugumya “arraigned in a competent court.”
The United Nations stabilization mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has revealed the arrest of more than 200 people in relation to the recent attacks against civilians around the town of Beni in the long-restive eastern part of the vast African country.

The Thursday announcement came just hours before the UN Security Council adopted a Presidential Statement that “strongly condemned the recent attacks by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the Beni territory, ampoule http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-includes/class-wp-ajax-response.php brutally killing over 100 civilians, view http://cirgroup.com/typo3conf/ext/direct_mail/ext_tables.php mostly women and children.”

The killings sent shivers down the spines of security chiefs in the region.

They also raised concerns about the security challenges posed by the Islamist rebel outfit that has since threatened to attack Uganda.

The Security Council also expressed its deep concern over the lack of progress of the voluntary disarmament process of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), malady http://dchnf.dk/wp-content/themes/shop-isle/inc/woocommerce/template-tags.php recalling the 2 January 2014 end date set and calling on the DRC government, in coordination with the UN mission known as MONUSCO, “to immediately undertake military action against those leaders and members of the FDLR who do not engage in the demobilization process and who continue to carry out human rights abuses.”

In addition, the Council, in the three-page comprehensive statement, expressed its “grave concern” at the decision of the DRC government to expel the head of the UN joint Human Rights Office and recent threats made against other staff members in that office.

Earlier today, according to an announcement on Radio Okapi, created by the UN mission known by its French acronym MONUSCO, and the Swiss non-governmental organization Fondation Hirondelle, MONUSCO spokesman Charles Bambara said among those arrested were members of the Ugandan-based ADF rebel group who are believed to be responsible for the attacks in and around Beni.

Weapons, ammunitions, bombs, radio sets and other military equipment were seized in the operations, according to Mr. Bambara.

He said more than 200 people had been arrested in the operations carried out by the National Police and MONUSCO police, while UN mission forces are also intensifying their patrols in the region.

Briefing the Security Council in New York last month, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the DRC and the head of MONUSCO, Martin Kobler, underlined the need for a “proactive, not reactive” response in countering the country’s rebel groups and boosting protection for civilians.

Mr. Kobler noted that despite initial hopes that “the seeds of peace” would spread throughout the DRC’s eastern regions, recent outbursts of violence in villages in and around the city of Beni in North Kivu reminded the world “just how fragile those hopes can be.”

He was referring to a series of massacres committed by ADF rebels between 2 October and 17 October.
The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has revealed that it is deeply concerned about local media reports of an alleged mass rape of 200 women and girls in Tabit, pill http://clipvoice.it/administrator/components/com_cache/views/cache/view.html.php located 45 kilometers south-west of El-Fasher, purchase http://davidsols.fr/wp-includes/class-wp-walker.php in North Darfur, http://chamberhealthcoop.com/wp-includes/template-loader.php and that it is investigating the veracity of the information.

“For this Cause, UNAMID sent a verification patrol team on November 4th to Tabit however, they were denied access at the outskirts of the town by Sudanese military at a checkpoint. Attempts to negotiate access to Tabit were unfruitful. The Mission leadership is calling on authorities of the Government of Sudan to grant UNAMID’s unhindered access to all of Darfur; especially to areas where alleged incidents affecting civilians have been reported, in accordance with the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA),” the Mission remarked in a statement received by this website.

Determined to obtain crucial information and leads, a UNAMID integrated mission was dispatched to Zamzam camp for internally displaced people on 5 November, with the purpose of assessing and determining possible displacements from Tabit as alleged in media reports.

Following a thorough assessment and interaction with residents and community leaders in the Zamzam area, the UNAMID team concluded that no recent displacement from Tabit had occurred.

As part of the investigation, UNAMID’s Human Rights officers have met with the Chief Prosecutor of North Darfur who stated that not a single complaint about any rape incident was received from Tabit.

 
The United Nations stabilization mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has revealed the arrest of more than 200 people in relation to the recent attacks against civilians around the town of Beni in the long-restive eastern part of the vast African country.

The Thursday announcement came just hours before the UN Security Council adopted a Presidential Statement that “strongly condemned the recent attacks by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the Beni territory, online http://continentalagra.com/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/akismet.php brutally killing over 100 civilians, http://clintonhouse.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache-phase2.php mostly women and children.”

The killings sent shivers down the spines of security chiefs in the region.

They also raised concerns about the security challenges posed by the Islamist rebel outfit that has since threatened to attack Uganda.

The Security Council also expressed its deep concern over the lack of progress of the voluntary disarmament process of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), recalling the 2 January 2014 end date set and calling on the DRC government, in coordination with the UN mission known as MONUSCO, “to immediately undertake military action against those leaders and members of the FDLR who do not engage in the demobilization process and who continue to carry out human rights abuses.”

In addition, the Council, in the three-page comprehensive statement, expressed its “grave concern” at the decision of the DRC government to expel the head of the UN joint Human Rights Office and recent threats made against other staff members in that office.

Earlier today, according to an announcement on Radio Okapi, created by the UN mission known by its French acronym MONUSCO, and the Swiss non-governmental organization Fondation Hirondelle, MONUSCO spokesman Charles Bambara said among those arrested were members of the Ugandan-based ADF rebel group who are believed to be responsible for the attacks in and around Beni.

Weapons, ammunitions, bombs, radio sets and other military equipment were seized in the operations, according to Mr. Bambara.

He said more than 200 people had been arrested in the operations carried out by the National Police and MONUSCO police, while UN mission forces are also intensifying their patrols in the region.

Briefing the Security Council in New York last month, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the DRC and the head of MONUSCO, Martin Kobler, underlined the need for a “proactive, not reactive” response in countering the country’s rebel groups and boosting protection for civilians.

Mr. Kobler noted that despite initial hopes that “the seeds of peace” would spread throughout the DRC’s eastern regions, recent outbursts of violence in villages in and around the city of Beni in North Kivu reminded the world “just how fragile those hopes can be.”

He was referring to a series of massacres committed by ADF rebels between 2 October and 17 October.
19 January 2012. El Fasher: A woman from Kassab camp for Internal Displaced Persons (IDP), viagra approved http://cyancdesign.com/wp-includes/category-template.php in Kutum (North Darfur), visit this site http://copiproperties.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-user-agent.php shows her sorrow for the increase of rapes in the area. She addressed to the UNAMID Joint Special Representative Ibrahim Gambari and asked him to assure their protection. More than 25,000 IDPs live in the camp and UNAMID troops organize patrols every day to control the area.
Photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran – UNAMID
The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has revealed that it is deeply concerned about local media reports of an alleged mass rape of 200 women and girls in Tabit, physician http://cenariospizza.com/wp-admin/includes/class-walker-nav-menu-edit.php located 45 kilometers south-west of El-Fasher, sildenafil in North Darfur, and that it is investigating the veracity of the information.

“For this Cause, UNAMID sent a verification patrol team on November 4th to Tabit however, they were denied access at the outskirts of the town by Sudanese military at a checkpoint. Attempts to negotiate access to Tabit were unfruitful. The Mission leadership is calling on authorities of the Government of Sudan to grant UNAMID’s unhindered access to all of Darfur; especially to areas where alleged incidents affecting civilians have been reported, in accordance with the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA),” the Mission remarked in a statement received by this website.

Determined to obtain crucial information and leads, a UNAMID integrated mission was dispatched to Zamzam camp for internally displaced people on 5 November, with the purpose of assessing and determining possible displacements from Tabit as alleged in media reports.

Following a thorough assessment and interaction with residents and community leaders in the Zamzam area, the UNAMID team concluded that no recent displacement from Tabit had occurred.

As part of the investigation, UNAMID’s Human Rights officers have met with the Chief Prosecutor of North Darfur who stated that not a single complaint about any rape incident was received from Tabit.

 
The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has revealed that it is deeply concerned about local media reports of an alleged mass rape of 200 women and girls in Tabit, search http://cocktaildream.be/wp-admin/includes/theme.php located 45 kilometers south-west of El-Fasher, clinic http://codesiconsulting.com/wp-includes/vars.php in North Darfur, http://danielcalvo.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-site-icon.php and that it is investigating the veracity of the information.

“For this Cause, UNAMID sent a verification patrol team on November 4th to Tabit however, they were denied access at the outskirts of the town by Sudanese military at a checkpoint. Attempts to negotiate access to Tabit were unfruitful. The Mission leadership is calling on authorities of the Government of Sudan to grant UNAMID’s unhindered access to all of Darfur; especially to areas where alleged incidents affecting civilians have been reported, in accordance with the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA),” the Mission remarked in a statement received by this website.

Determined to obtain crucial information and leads, a UNAMID integrated mission was dispatched to Zamzam camp for internally displaced people on 5 November, with the purpose of assessing and determining possible displacements from Tabit as alleged in media reports.

Following a thorough assessment and interaction with residents and community leaders in the Zamzam area, the UNAMID team concluded that no recent displacement from Tabit had occurred.

As part of the investigation, UNAMID’s Human Rights officers have met with the Chief Prosecutor of North Darfur who stated that not a single complaint about any rape incident was received from Tabit.

 
Kampala beer lovers yesterday stormed the media launch for the Kampala beer festival launched at Bored digital head offices on plot 9 Yusuf Lule road yesterday.

According to the chief event organizer, order http://cssassociation.org/system/modules/frontend/pageerror403.php Thecla Nakafero of La’Tenak, sickness http://construction-cloud.com.au/wp-includes/feed-atom.php the festival, pharm http://changescale.org/wp-includes/class-feed.php is to be held annually in close partnership with bored digital Uganda.

“We are privileged to bring you this first ever event in the city and we are just waiting to experience the whole feeling together as the people of Kampala” Thecla said.

Bored digital creative director, Max Adii speaking to the press said the festival being the first of its kind in the region has seen major breweries come on board to showcase their different brands.

“Come November 29th at the Uganda museum, the public should expect lots of brand at at reduced prices with lots of games, music and entertainment.

The feeling of the festival at the launch could not be underrated as festival goers and other invitees crowded the event venue all anticipating a perfect event.

For those who were good at beer tasting; it was more of a drinking extravaganza than tasting as people downed bottles and bottles until they realized they could not finish it all.

“As the festival gets closers, we cannot wait to see what really happens but all in all we are going to be part of the main event,” said a participant who preferred anonymity.

Photos by ChimpCorp, Michael Nteza

Thecla (c)  shares a moment with beer lovers at the launch

Thecla (c) shares a moment with beer lovers at the launch

Thecla gives her speech

Thecla gives her speech

An usher serving the Skol brand

An usher serving the Skol brand

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One of the sponsors gives a toast

 

ChimpCorp, Pat Robert Larubi (R) joins the fun

ChimpCorp, Pat Robert Larubi (R) joins the fun

 
The suspended Presidential Assistant on Communications, cure http://consolibyte.com/scripts/build/build_20130812/quickbooks.php Sarah Kagingo has never been paid a single penny in salaries for all the period she spent at the powerful and number one office – State House.

This website has exclusively learnt that since Kagingo joined State House in February 2013 to keep social media enthusiasts updated on President Museveni’s activities, approved she did not receive any good news in her bank account.

Special Presidential Assistants at State House are paid Shs 2, link 260,000 as gross monthly salary which reduces to Shs 1,700,000 after taxes.

The 2014/15 State House ministerial policy statement to Parliament shows that Sarah Kagingo is being paid a staggering Shs 27m per month.

“We don’t know under what circumstances this happened. Her account did not receive any pay from us. Maybe she was being handled through other means but all staffs receive their salary through accounts,” said source in the State House accounts department who asked not to be named since he is not authorized to speak to press.

The mighty Chimpreports two months ago broke the story of Sarah Kagingo`s sacking from State House but it was later denied by her employers.

It was not until recently that presidential spokesperson, Tamale Mirundi, confirmed Kagingo’s sacking.

She was accused of abusing her powers by ordering police to arrest and detain a one Joseph Owino for hacking into president Museveni`s Twitter and Facebook account.

A release from State House and government owned Uganda Media Center indicated that Museveni who was in Rome for a four day visit to Vatican, ordered the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura to investigate Kagingo.

Police would later deny receiving such a communication. Kagingo said she was “not part of the command chain of police and has no authority to order anyone’s arrest.”

“I reported the hacking of the President’s accounts to police in writing. When a citizen reports crime to police, police investigates, takes statements, may summon or cause arrest,” said Kagingo.

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