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Ugandan opposition defies police harrassment

Former FDC leader Kiiza Besigye being arrested yesterday during a peaceful match in Kampala.

By Ruth Namatovu Defiant opposition activists fighting for electoral reforms before the next general elections have vowed to continue with their unaccomplished mission despite harassment and arrests by the Uganda police forces. “We start slowly, we are reading the intentions of the enemy, and we cannot stop. Instead we are motivated by today’s police actions,” said Mathias Mpuuga, the architect of the pressure group codenamed ‘Citizens Reforms now’ (CIREN) aimed at championing the Electoral Reforms. The Democratic Party (DP) stalwart also doubles as the Member of Parliament for Masaka Municipality. His message follows Thursday’s arrest of  former Forum For Democratic Change (FDC )Party leader Dr Kiiza Besigye and the embattled … Continue reading

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Nkurunziza flees to Uganda after ‘military coup’

Burundians celebrate announcement that Nkurunziza had been overthrown.

By Ruth Namatovu We are getting reports that President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi may have sought refuge in Uganda following an attempted coup d’état in his country. Different sources that spoke to The London Evening Post late evening Wednesday alleged that Nkurunziza flew to Uganda with President Yoweri Museveni from Arusha-Tanzania where they had gone for a regional Head of State summit to discuss the unrest in his country.  “I have noticed some unusual heavy traffic along Entebbe road. The presidential convoy heading to the Presidential State Lodge at Nakasero in the heart of Kampala was far unusual to what we are used to seeing. It was huge, the Army … Continue reading

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Burundi leader fails to return to Bujumbura after coup attempt

East African leaders pose for as photo during their mini summit to discuss the Burundi problem.

By Henry D Gombya in London and Nkonge I Kaggwa in Kampala The whereabouts of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza remained unknown as we went to press today following an attempted military coup d’état announced by sacked Major General  Godefroid Niyombare who issued a radio statement that Nkurunziza had been overthrown. Reports we are getting from the Ugandan capital Kampala say President Nkurunziza who is trying to contest his country’s presidency for a ‘third term in office’, failed to land in the Burundian capital Bujumbura after it was deemed unsafe for him to do so. Having attended a meeting with East African leaders in the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam, Mr … Continue reading

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Pan African Forum applies for Amicus Curiae status at the ICC

PAF Chairman Dr David Matsanga wants to use amicus curiae state to reveal all; at the ICC.

By Jessica A Badebye Pan African Forum (PAF)’s Chairman has returned to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to apply for leave to be granted Amicus Curiae status.  In a letter to the ICC judges, a copy of which was emailed to The London Evening Post, Dr Matsanga said: “…on Behalf of Pan African Forum, I bring this urgent application in pursuant to Rule 103 of Procedure and Evidence of International Criminal Court.  We request leave to be granted Amicus Curiae status to make Observations in the case that is before you in the situation of the Republic of Kenya VS the Office of the Chief Prosecutor (OTP).” Rule 103 states … Continue reading

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