Uganda opposition ‘shocked’ at humiliation of Amama Mbabazi

Brig Gen Kyanda arrives at Mbabazi

By Nkonge I Ismail in Kampala – Uganda Ugandan opposition Members of Parliament have expressed their shock and dismay at the way the National Resistance government of President Yoweri Museveni has embarked on the demeaning of the country’s former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi. Having been part of the Uganda government since the then National Resistance Army shot its way to power in 1986, Mr Mbabazi is now feeling the wrath of his former boss who sacked him soon after he (Mbabazi) let it be known that he would put his hat in the ring for the presidential contest set to take place in early 2016. His decision to challenge Gen … Continue reading

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Crazed gunman fired 7 shots at Sasha Obama and her grandma

Sasha Obama, the US President

In a moving story that sounds more like a movie scene than a real lifetime occurrence, the Washington Post is reporting for the first time how a crazed gunman fired seven bullets into a living room where President Barack Obama’s youngest daughter Sasha and her grandmother Marian Robinson were sitting at the time. Worse is the revelation that the US Secret Service, whose duty it is to protect with their own lives the US president, at first dismissed claims by some of its own officers that bullets had been fired at the White House, the world’s most protected private residence.  And when its started believing the story, it chased the … Continue reading

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UN condemns killing of journalists covering Ebola in Guinea

A health care worker takes a rest outside an Ebola isolation unit in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where about 600 people have died of the virus. The U.S. promised Thursday to build new treatment centres in Sierra Leone and Liberia, two of the worst-hit countries.

The head of the United Nations agency mandated to defend press freedom today deplored the deaths of three journalists killed while reporting on an Ebola aid mission in south-eastern Guinea. “I condemn the killing of Facély Camara, Molou Chérif and Sidiki Sidibé,” said Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in a statement. On 16 September, Facély Camara, a reporter for Liberté FM, a private radio station in Guinea, Molou Chérif, a technician at the N’Zérékoré province rural radio station, and his colleague, Sidiki Sidibé, were in the N’Zérékoré district accompanying a five-member team of experts informing people about the virus and how … Continue reading

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Rwanda on brink of war – Obama and Cameron are warned

Rwanda President Paul; Kagame addressing the UN General Assembly in New York, leads

By Richard A Luce “Rwanda is on the brink of civil war. The world is once again silent. The policies and actions of the United States and the United Kingdom in Rwanda will, unless stopped and reversed, sooner than later prove to be the fuel that will ignite Rwanda into another war. And, with war, there is greater likelihood of humanitarian catastrophe, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.” Twenty years since the East African country was engulfed in a humanitarian catastrophe that may have claimed a million lives said to be mainly Tutsi, the warning above was given by a leading Tutsi opposition leader who at one time was … Continue reading

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President Museveni ‘lied’ over presence of terror cells in Uganda

Museveni is allegedly using security forces like these on a patrol during

By Henry D. Gombya in London and Nkonge I. Ismail in Kampala An intelligence news website is reporting that the government of President Yoweri Museveni may have created a media decoy that lied to the people of Uganda as well as the United States government when it claimed that the country’s security forces had recently pre-empted a possible terror attack in the capital Kampala. A message first reported by the American embassy in Kampala on 13 February 2012 and widely circulated by by the international media said then: “Today Ugandan authorities reported the discovery of an al-Shabaab terrorist cell in Kampala, Uganda. We remain in close contact with our Ugandan … Continue reading

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