26 Dead in South Sudan Fighting as UN Calls For Restraint

December 17, 2013 12:34 pm0 comments by:
Civilians fleeing to UN compound. Photo: UNMISS

Juba-The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Hilde F. Johnson is calling upon parties who are involved in the current South Sudanese clashes to refrain from any community motivated violence. The call comes at a time when 26 people have been confirmed dead following two days of clashes in the capital Juba. The Government of Southern Sudan says the fighting was sparked off by disgruntled soldiers who attempted to overthrow the Government. The UN is warning the parties who are involved in the conflict to refrain from hate speech to avoid it from assuming ethnic dimensions. “At a time when unity among South Sudanese is more needed than ever, I […]

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DRC Government Finally Signs Peace Accord With M23 Rebels

December 13, 2013 4:05 am1 comment by:
President Museveni and Joyce Banda append their signatures to the M23, DRC peace deal

Nairobi-The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has finally signed a peace deal with former M23 rebels. A statement issued by the Government of Uganda indicates that the two sides yesterday signed the agreement at State House, Nairobi. M23 leader, Bisiima Bertrand, penned his signature to the declaration of commitments on behalf of the Movement of March 23 (M23) followed by Congolese Minister for foreign affairs, Tshibanda Raymond, to a declaration of commitments on behalf of the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The two declarations taken together articulate the 11 points that were negotiated and agreed upon by the parties including a decision by M23 to end […]

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LRA Commanders Surrender in CAR

December 11, 2013 11:47 amComments Off on LRA Commanders Surrender in CAR by:
LRA Commanders Surrender in CAR

Bangui-The biggest number of defection in the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA rank has been reported in the Central African Republic-CAR. Local civil society organizations and military sources in CAR report that on the 6th of December, nineteen LRA defected en masse near the community of Zemio in the Central African Republic. Invisible Children an International Non Governmental Organization which keeps track of LRA activities says this is the single largest LRA defection since the group moved into central Africa in 2008, and an enormous victory for African Union led counter-LRA efforts. “This is the single largest LRA defection in five years and is more evidence that the comprehensive strategy to stop […]

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Burundian Military General Takes Over Somalia Command

December 4, 2013 7:28 pm0 comments by:
Burundian Military General Takes Over Somalia Command

Mogadishu- Lt. Gen. Silas Ntigurirwa of Burundi has been appointed the new Commander of the military contingent of African Union Mission in Somalia. Ntigurirwa takes over from Lt Gen Andrew Gutti of Uganda who is returning home after more than a year of service as AMISOM Force Commander. Lt. Ntigurirwa in his inaugral speech urged the people of Somalia to unite and work towards the achievement of total peace in their country. “AMISOM are doing well but we have a duration on this mission. So after that the Somalis must know that they must work for their own country.” He said. The 17,000 strong AMISOM force expects a capacity boost […]

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Signing of Peace Accord Between M23 Rebels & DRC Government Aborts

November 12, 2013 11:38 am0 comments by:
Signing of Peace Accord Between M23 Rebels & DRC Government Aborts

Kampala-Signing of the peace agreement between the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the M23 rebels has aborted. The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the M23 Movement were yesterday meant to sign a peace deal in the Ugandan capital Kampala to end violent armed conflict. The signing of the peace deal which was to take place at State House Entebbe did not take place as scheduled. A press release issued by the Ugandan Government blames the failure of the signing of the peace pact on the DRC Government delegation. “While both delegations-DRC government led by its Foreign Affairs Minister on the one hand, and […]

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Uganda to Close 300 Entry & Exit Points

Uganda to Close 300 Entry & Exit Points

Kampala-Uganda has announced plans to reduce the number of border entry and exit points. Uganda currently has more than three hundred exit and entry points along its borderline with Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC and Southern Sudan. Uganda’s Minister for Internal Affairs  Gen. Aronda Nyakairima says the decision to closedown the entry and exit points is intended to streamline border operations and help in the fight against terrorism. “We are in the process of agreeing with our neighbors the Kenyans to jointly manage some by jointly deploying security personnel on the ungazzetted points and if we can not then we have to close them down” Nyakairima says Uganda currently has more […]

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Nyerere Letter to Reagan uncovers why Tanzania Influence on Foreign Policy is not new

November 8, 2013 9:01 pm0 comments by:
Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Elliott Trudeau greeting President Nyerere of Tanzania arriving for the Commonwealth Conference, Ottawa, 1973.

In this article we feature Nyerere letter dated 07 June 1982, a letter which shed a light on Tanzania influence on global politics and diplomacy since its independence.

Also in this letter, Nyerere highlights the key points of his discussion with Lieutenant General Vernon Walters who was a U.S. deputy director of the CIA, and ambassador to the UN who conveyed Reagan message in Dar-Es-Salaam.

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1500 M23 Rebels Surrender to Uganda

November 7, 2013 2:09 pm0 comments by:
1500 M23 Rebels Surrender to Uganda

  Kampala-A group of 1500 M23 rebels including their leader Col. Sultan Makanga has surrendered to Uganda. The group crossed from the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo into the South-western Ugandan district of Kisoro this morning. Lt. Col Paddy Ankunda told the Continent Observer that the group crossed the border into Uganda early this morning and surrendered to the Ugandan army with their weapons. Ankunda says the Ugandan army is currently registering members of the group at a undisclosed location in Kisoro district. Ankunda who declined to confirm whether Col. Sultan Makanga is among those who surrendered says Uganda is first interested in registering the rebels before deciding on their fate. Both the Democratic […]

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How US and UK Governments Hacked Google Data Center Links, Snowden Reveals

November 5, 2013 2:03 pm0 comments by:
How US and UK Governments Hacked Google Data Center Links, Snowden Reveals

The US National Security Agency (NSA), in collaboration with the UK government’s listening station GCHQ, has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centres around the world, according to interviews with knowledgeable officials and documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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HRW Concerned About Safety of President Kagame’s Former Bodyguard

HRW Concerned About Safety of President Kagame’s Former Bodyguard

Nairobi– Human Rights Watch has expressed concern over the safety of the former bodyguard of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and refugee who has been forcefully returned by the Ugandan authorities to Kigali. Joel Mutabazi a Rwandan refugee who had served as a bodyguard for Rwandan President Paul Kagame was forcibly returned by Ugandan police to Rwanda after going missing on October 25, 2013. Human Rights Watch-HRW in a statement released today states that his whereabouts were unknown for six days but is now in police custody in Rwanda, in an undisclosed location. Mutabazi had survived a bungled abduction in Uganda in August as well as an assassination attempt in July […]

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