Uganda Again Denies Backing M23 Rebels

November 1, 2013 4:47 am0 comments by:
Uganda Again Denies Backing M23 Rebels

Kampala-The Ugandan Government, has refuted claims made by the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo that, it captured Ugandan and Rwandese who were fighting alongside the M23 rebels. The Congolese Government made the claim on Wednesday, shortly after overrunning Bunagana the last bastion of the M23 rebels. Olivier Hamuli, the Congolese Government spokesperson, claimed that up to 20 Ugandans and Rwandese fighting alongside the M23 rebels were captured. But Lt. Col Paddy Ankunda, the Ugandan Defense and Army Spokesperson, told the Continent Observer this evening that the report of Ugandans fighting alongside M23 is false. Ankunda explains that only two M23 fighters surrendered three days ago to the UPDF […]

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Tanzania Left Out of Joint East African Projects

October 29, 2013 5:12 pm0 comments by:
Tanzania Left Out of Joint East African Projects

Kigali-Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda have signed a memorandum of understanding on the implementation of the joint East African integration projects.
The Foreign Affairs ministers of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda signed the memorandum during the joint summit projects in Kigali, Rwanda.

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LRA Affected Countries Issue Joint Statement

October 16, 2013 3:28 pm0 comments by:
LRA Affected Countries Issue Joint Statement

Brussels- October 16, 2013 Leaders of civil society organizations from countries affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) as well as Europe and the United States met in Brussels this week and issued a joint statement calling for urgent action to finally end LRA atrocities and support the recovery of affected communities. It was the first time such a meeting is known to have taken place in the 27-year history of the LRA conflict. “The LRA remains a critical situation in the region,” said Mgr. Marcel Utembi, Archbishop of Kisangani and one of the civil society leaders present. “In order to overcome this crisis, we need a coordinated approach from […]

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No African Head of State Should Stand Trial at ICC-AU

October 12, 2013 6:30 pm0 comments by:
African heads of states at the extra ordinary summit

Adisababa-The African Union summit has resolved that no siting African President should appear before the International Criminal Court.

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Kenya attack shows that terrorism is a global problem

September 29, 2013 2:13 pm2 comments by:
Al-Shabab

Horrific tales poured in from the Westgate Mall on Saturday, September 21, 2013, in a posh neighbourhood of Nairobi, as a well executed terrorist attack wreaked havoc on shoppers. More than 70 people were killed and many more were taken hostage in the assault, which lasted for three days.

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How a Teenager Helped Security to Break Alshabaab Cells in East Africa

September 22, 2013 10:54 pm0 comments by:
omali Militia of Al-Shabab seen during exercises at their military training camp outside Mogadishu Tuesday Nov. 4, 2008. The armed wing of the former ruling Islamic Courts in Somalia, Al-Shabab is a powerful resurgent group and has been fighting foreign troops in the country since early 2007.  Al-Shabab is named as a terrorist organization by United States of America. (AP Photo(AP Photo)

As East Africa grappled with the aftermath, of the 2010, World Cup, bombing which claimed more than eighty football fans in the Ugandan capital Kampala, the region soon, embarked on the hunt for the killers.

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Prayers Held Across Kenya for Victims of Westgate Terror Attack

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Prayers are being held across Kenya, for the victims of the Westgate Mall, terror attack.
Gunmen, yesterday attacked Westgate, a high end mall in Nairobi, at around noon shooting to death at least 39 people and taking more than 30 others hostage.

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Ugandan Army Commanders Ordered Out of Somalia Over Corruption

September 18, 2013 9:44 am0 comments by:
Ugandan Army Commanders Ordered Out of Somalia Over Corruption

Top commanders of the Ugandan Contingent, of the African Union Mission, in Somalia-AMISOM have been ordered out of Somalia over allegations of corruption.

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East Africa ports competition Sees Heightened Propaganda

September 14, 2013 10:05 am0 comments by:
Mombasa port

Attempts by states to achieve and retain a position of dominance over others are a recurrent feature in international relations. This is now seen in East Africa as Kenya fights hard to retain its dominance as a largest economy in East Africa. This development is largely the result of the conflicting national ambitions of Tanzania and Kenya; each of which wishes to exercise paramount influence in the East Africa region. This competition, although hidden, has deep roots and is likely to intensify.

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DRC Government Agrees to Ceasefire

September 6, 2013 10:47 am0 comments by:
DRC Government Agrees to Ceasefire

Kampala-The Government of The Democratic Republic of Congo has agreed to a ceasefire with the M23 rebels. The deal was reached on Thursday evening, in the Ugandan capital Kampala, following a day long meeting of ministers and defense chiefs under the auspices of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). The meeting chaired by Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni successfully compelled the two warring parties to ceasefire and resume peace talks. The leaders resolved that negotiations between M23 and DRC government must start in three days and be concluded in two weeks time. Speaking at the closure of the summit, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni called for the disarmament […]

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