The United Nations Security Council has condemned the massacres perpetrated against civilians on November 20 near the city of Beni in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as well as the ongoing attacks targeting peacekeepers.
“These attacks have increased to the extent that 200 civilians have been killed since mid-October in the region, sick http://csautomation.net/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/i18n/states/pe.php ” said a statement released by the 15-member Council Tuesday evening.
Members of the Council expressed condolences to the families of the victims and also condemned attacks against peacekeepers of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).
They emphasized that any effort to undermine MONUSCO’s ability to implement its mandate “will not be tolerated and that those responsible for threats or attacks against peacekeepers must be held accountable.”
Members also urged that the DRC government along with MONUSCO to “permanently reduce threats against civilians, discount immediately redouble efforts to provide proactive protection of civilians and neutralize armed groups still operating in eastern DRC.”
Those responsible for these attacks must be held to account, the council stressed.
In addition to the Allied Defence Forces (ADF), the Council reiterated their call for the neutralization of the Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR) in line with relevant Security Council resolutions and its presidential statement of 5 November 2014.
Lastly, members reiterated their support for MONUSCO and called on all parties to cooperate with the mission and to remain committed to the full implementation of its mandate.
A group of NRM youth supporting President Museveni has warned Thomas Kategere from attacking government officials including the head of state, viagra http://danielborda.net/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-shortcodes-endpoint.php Chimp corps report.
The NRM Poor Youth Wing recently split into two factions with one (NRM Poor Youth Forum) led by Kategere supporting former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi for president in 2016.
The second group which calls itself Pro Museveni Poor Youth now says Kategere has “not only turned yourself into the prodigal son but you have also lost your true self.”
The spokesperson of NRM Poor Youth Wing, order Duncan Abigaba said in a statement sent to Chimpreports on Thursday that Kategere is “continuing to intoxicate our fellow young people especially in the regions of Buganda and Busoga with hate message against the Person of the President of Republic of Uganda while promoting a certain individual who is visibly not interested in the President’s seat and we are wondering why you are continuing to toil in vain.”
He added: “Your exchanges with the government Chief Whip are reaching irreconcilable levels, and as a younger and junior cadre, we expected you to accord our elder sister the befitting respect she deserves but you have continued to publicly attack her including inciting the people of Busoga against her. We believe this is unacceptable.”
Kategere recently clashed with NRM Chief Whip Justine Lumumba over mobilisation activities in Eastern Uganda with the latter warning the former of dire consequences if he does not “restrain his familiarity.”
The unfolding incidents point to a growing rift among the youth and even leaders in the NRM party since Mbabazi was removed from the position of Prime Minister and later forced to take leave as Secretary General of the ruling party.
Abigaba warned Kategere: “Your malicious propaganda hasn’t stopped at the Chief Whip; you have continued to attack a very senior government official from Busoga accusing them of diverting lots of money received from H.E. the President to avert subversive activities in the region.”
He added: “While spreading this malicious information, you are fully aware that you are trading lies and bringing the names of the individuals you talk about into disrepute. As a young friend, we would like to advise that you should stop your malicious propaganda against the President and all other government officials from Busoga or else you may face defamation charges soon.”
Kategere, who is said to be mobilising support for Mbabazi in Busoga ahead of the NRM delegates’ conference on December 15, is yet to respond to the latest accusations.