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Kenya: Traffic police officer says junior officers had to send cash to superiors (Youtube-Clip)

Senior traffic police officers at the coast were today hard pressed to explain the source of funds for their huge mobile money transactions. This was during the ongoing police vetting exercise, where some officers admitted wiring money to their seniors after extorting those under them. Victor Kenani reports” (Kenya Citizen TV, 2016).

#Telema and #Yebela – Demonstrations against the killings in Beni and also against the Third Term for President Kabila all-over the DRC

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Today there we’re planned marches from the Opposition in Lubumbashi, Kisangani, Bukavo, Goma and Kinshasa after what I perceived information and the reports today are startling.

Kinshasa 26.05.2016 Tear Gas

As there were planned demonstrations in the capital Kinshasa, there was calm in the morning, but there we’re many closed stores and police we’re in the streets. Also less traffic than normal as well. The youth of the UDPS with its head David Mukeba was the first line to the front of the demonstrations at one point, so UPDS Youth was not following party-line and participating in the demonstrations. At one point the Police barricaded the Martyr’s Stadium. At the MLC Headquarters the Police threw tear-gas at the demonstrators there. This was even said on the Police action: As they walked on the proposed route, the protesters still had to retreat. “Even on the route imposed yesterday, they charge” (…)“We respected the line established by agreement Tuesday”. This proves that the agreements made the ones behind the Demonstrations and the Authorities, the Big-Men change their mind and then the Police starting to use fear and intimidation against the people on the streets of Kinshasa. What is shocking: “that Congresswoman Maman Eve Bazaiba Masudi has just been shot in the leg”. She wa apart of the Demonstration in Kinshasa today!

What the Police have said about the Demonstrations in Kinshasa:

“Police talks about 2,000 demonstrators in Kinshasa. 35 police injured in the capital. The spokesman said no trace respected.Police said an accident caused the death of a civilian. Also there we’re 6 serious injuries, but No Police officer shot”. “They promised a peaceful protest and we found ourselves facing the rioters ,” said the police spokesman.

Lubumbashi 26.05.2016

The planned demonstrations in Lubumbashi did not happen as the people we’re scared as the Police was already in the streets, and the demonstrators was not organized as their leadership was disorganized by the authorities.

Kisangani 26.05.2016

In Kisangani the town was totally silent after the Police and Authorities didn’t allow the Opposition to demonstrate in town. There been reported that their been arrest in town, but no accurate number.

DRC Bukavo 26.05.2016

While in Bukavo there we’re demonstration that the Police tried to disperse as several of demonstrators are arrested and even some are hurt by the Police brutality in town.

Goma 26.05.2016

There we’re demonstrations in Goma, and there the Police brutality went even further where even pictures of demonstrators killed by the Police. There been reported arrest from the Police in town, I don’t have any number. This is also reported from there: “minor children have been detained by police for participating in demonstrations, as the children showed tears when they boarded the Police pick-up”. There was also reported that as the Police shot towards the demonstrators with live-bullets they even hit and wounded a Six-Year old girl in her leg.

In Butembo in North Kivu where there also we’re demonstrations there are released pictures of a demonstrator who was killed by Security Forces during the demonstration in town. In the town while the Police dispersed the public, are truck hit a motorcycle and arrest 4 students and 1 UNC member.

In Bunia there we’re demonstrations, as everywhere else, the Police Brutality we’re there and they used force to disperse the demonstrators. They got 30 minutes to march in the town before the Police starting doing their thing.

What the UN Human Righs DRC is reporting: “at least 9 prohibited demonstrations, 59 people arrested, 1 person & 1 policeman killed, 4 injured” (UN, 26.05.2016).

 

Gustave Moke reports this about today: “Dr-Congo 100.000 people march against Kabila’s third term & call 4 Pres. Elections: 2 dead, 19 arrest, 57 injured” (Moke, 26.05.2016).

So today the People where it was possible and as long as they we’re allowed too, they walked asked for change in constitution and justice for the people dying in Beni; while the Authorities with their security organization did what they could to disperse, detain and even at some points even taking lives. There been showing their true face and little dignity towards the citizens and protestors. They also protest against the breach of constitution if the current President Kabila wishes to go for a third term, which is most likely; as there haven’t been since independence any peaceful change of Head of State or the President. They have been sitting in power until somebody came with enough guns to punch the clock and take the salary; then they either go into exile or the casket. Therefore the next election is important. Peace.

Remarks on Burundi by Farhan Haq, the Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General (26.05.2016)

Burundi Violence

NEW YORK, United States of America, May 25, 2016Special Adviser Jamal Benomar is traveling to Bujumbura today following the conclusion of talks on Burundi that took place in Arusha, Tanzania.

The Special Adviser hopes that the talks in Arusha were a first step towards genuine and inclusive dialogue. He welcomed the meetings and stressed the undeniable challenge of starting a viable political process. He urged all of those involved to work diligently in order for that to happen as soon as possible.

Mr. Benomar has been consulting with various stakeholders who attended the talks and will continue to reach out to and consult with others who did not attend.  During his visit to Arusha, he reiterated to former President Benjamin Mkapa that he and his team are ready to assist and support the facilitator in moving the process forward.”

Part II: There is a silent War going on in Beni, in the province of North Kivu; this is in the DR Congo!

Beni Cartoon

There will be marches in different cities and towns in the Democratic Republic of Congo, even if the Authorities under the Ruling Party and the President Kabila have disowned it and banished it. So since the first initial reports of what is happening in Beni, North Kivu; and sadly it is more. This has continued for two decades and continues, as FDLR and ADF-NALU, together even with rumored Generals of FARDC paying to “clean” the area. With that in mind, there are killings and violations of humanity.

I will today show other reports and congestion of them, as the reports are saddening and the proof of war in the Province of North Kivu and Beni is solid. Especially when I came over a picture that was not of a peace operation, but a direct war-zone. I will not show kids hacked with machete… as it sadden me as it could be one of the kids; I am godfather too… or children of my family. I am just worried and the reports are from various sources and continues in the same tune; so there a modus operandi. There operations and certainly planned Military operations and guerrilla who attacks civilians for minerals and other valuable. Take a look!

MONUSCO message earlier today: “The ADF have settled in the area and we need the cooperation of the people to dislodge them” (MONUSCO, 25.05.2016).

FARDC Beni May 2016

Governor Julien Paluku (Mayor of Beni for several years) remained adamant: “the war in North Kivu started for a very long time and she narrows on Beni. Of the 6 territories of North Kivu, only the territory of Beni-Mbau is infested by insecurity caused by the Ugandan Rebels of the afd. We have known the CNDP, M23, etc. Anyway to the conference on peace in North Kivu we had were 21 armed groups, nearly all wiped out to date except the FDLR of Rwandan origin and the ADF NALU of Ugandan origin, They are holed up in the mountains of Rwenzori (massive on horseback on the CONGO AND UGANDA) because hunted by President Museveni that they were fighting. Why did they kill to the gun (Machete, knife) and not to the Kalashnikov? It’s not to alert the military personnel stationed in the area. They kill in silence in holding FARDC. This is why it is rumored that the FARDC who massacred in Beni so that it’s a ruse, a diversion. Balance Sheet: 1000 people killed in this manner since 2014. The offensive launched by our armed forces bear fruit: ADF Rebels have been killed, other captured” (PPRD,’Henri Mova Sakanyi – ADF-NALU De La Guerrila au Terrorisme et Vice Versa, 20.05.2016).

First Report:

“Peacekeeping force MONUSCO United nation- specific in his squad from Tanzania, going in to search for and to locate the ADF and FDLR rebels in the forests of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo to cooperate with the Congolese army FARDC. Monday 23 May. When delegates from the UN had traveled to Goma and Beni in order to investigate the thugs of the FDLR and ADF-Nalu attacked civilians day by day killing and looting, against it is how well and settings to hunt down and attack militants’ such as the Okapi Radio reports. Even if they say the growing MONUSCO and FARDC dressed intense attack by the militants, reports say the growing thugs FDLR remain wannachi much, and their leaders, many Kakamatwa and those who remain forests do not have power again after 22 years with the wild” (Almant, 2016).

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Second Report:

“This thief confesses: “I am Rwandan . I was recruited in Masaka , Uganda. Those who negotiated me made me believe that there is a job, a mission in Congo ( R.D.C ) . They guaranteed me that I will be paid a monthly salary of four hundred dollars ( $ 400 US ) … “ It is a Rwandan refugee who was originally attached to Nakivale refugee camp in Isingiro District, adjacent to the Masaka and Mbarara. Following this popular interrogation, the criminal was taken to security officials. Now we can understand why the population of Beni has persisted in exposing his killers are from Rwanda and Uganda , there is an indigenous extermination plan and occupancy project or Balkanization started unbeknownst to the Congolese” (Kyavaghendi, 2016).

Third Report:

“Communicates from FARDC in Beni”, Echoes Sukola I, Eringeti, Two elements of the ADF. Congolese Katabeyi captured in Ituri (…) during the intervention troops Sukola I and about Ugandan recruited Masaka, captured yesterday (…) the triangle of death during the fighting will all be presented on Thursday 26 May to public (…) for mayor of Beni by the competent department” – Lieutenant Mak Hazukay – spokesman Sukola5 Operation Asked about the Rwandan convoys intercepted today near Butembo, Mak Hazukay was skeptical:” Yesterday was the Fuso trucks and today are mini bus !!! I am waiting to see for myself (…) Let them send us the pictures of the procession. intelligence is also the honesty and sincerity”.

Beni City Hall 20.05.2016

Last Report today:

“This gentleman is an alleged ADF he claims to have been recruited at Masaka at the border between Kenya and Uganda by a person “x” because of a work of $ 400 a month in the DRC. This alleged suspect has been captured by FARDC during an attack on their position in the territory of Beni, it was presented to the security committee of the city of Beni this Thursday, 19 may at the town hall of Beni” (Beni RDC, 20.05.2016).

So with this all in mind, there is yet proof of the silent war. It is silent as the world still does not care or renegade behind it. They just look away and follows Ariana Grande and burning Ivory in Kenya, instead of the Violence happening. DRC or RDC have a territory with MONUSCO and FARDC where there Guerrillas like FDLR and ADF-NALU who are terrorizing the populations and civilians to control certain minerals and wealth in the area. With the knowledge of a possible General Muhindo Akili Mundos from the FARDC is reported to pay per head for “cleaning” the area. With that in mind, together with the knowledge today, there are more people and evidence of the matter, which even people captured in Uganda and recruited there, before becoming parts of the ADF-NALU. That is worrying. Peace.

Reference:

Almant, Leki – ‘MONUSCO na FARDC wanashambulia waasi kama FDLR huko Beni’ (25.05.2016) link: http://swahili.bwiza.com/blog/2016/05/25/monusco-na-fardc-wanashambulia-waasi-kama-fdlr-huko-beni/

 

Kyavaghendi Baudouin – ‘Un égorgeur de Beni confesse : « Je suis rwandais… recruté pour un salaire de 400 dollars… ! »’ (22.05.2016) link: http://www.africa243.com/2016/05/un-egorgeur-de-beni-confesse/

RDC: Communique Officiel Du Ministere Des Affaires Etarangeres Et De La Cooperation Internationale (25.05.2016)

RDC PR 25.05.2016

Africa Day 25th May 2016- Celebrating it with a Tomas Sankara Quote!

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To a rally of several thousands people in Ouagadougou commemorating African Liberation Day on 1986 Thomas Sankara said “ “Explained in this way, our struggle for the trees and for forests is first and foremost a democratic and popular struggle. Because a handful of forestry engineers and experts getting themselves all worked up in a sterile and costly manner will never accomplish anything! Nor can the worked-up consciences of the multitude of forums and institutions–sincere and praiseworthy though they may be–make the sahel green again, when we lack the funds to drill wells for drinking water a hundred meters deep, while money abounds to drill oil wells three thousand meters deep! As Karl Marx said, those who live in a palace do not think about the same things, nor in the same way, as those who live in a hut. This struggle to defend the trees and forests is above all a struggle against imperialism. Because imperialism is the arsonist setting fire to our forests and our savannas”

Africa Day

Kenya: Police Foil Another ISIS Terror Plot (25.05.2016)

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Heartbreaking story from Bwaise, Kampala yesterday: “A young man and girl friend who fell into a gang holding out to be a national army has sent me this message for your attention.” – Charles Rwomushana

UPDF 25.05.2016

Charles 25.05.2016 NRA

Afterthought: 

This what the state and the army is doing to young people, civilians, citizens who hasn’t done anything else then passing by. This is just sad and heartbreaking as this is maybe one of many, but not everybody have the stomach to drop the knowledge to Charles Rwomushana or anybody else.

If you believe the government of Uganda cares or have an army for the people, you are wrong, they are only there to secure Museveni, not the rest of the people. Only his wealth and riches. The UPDF is now even scouting their prey instead of being a force securing the borders of the country. This story is sad, but need to be spread so the world can know of the violence and mentality of the army there. Peace.

Opinon: What will the Silent Mbabazi do?

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There was once upon a time a lot of fuzz around this one politician, as he even at one point tried to become the Presidential Candidate in the National Resistance Movement, even when Museveni is still breathing; he tried to take over the NRM as a Secretary General and as a Prime Minister in the cabinet under Museveni. With that trying he was deflected and demoted from his positions and Dr. Ruhakana Ruganda, his childhood fried as the PM and Justine Kasule Lumumba as the Secretary General of the NRM.

So he seemed at that point to be lost with scarecrows and dustbins, as one of many men that the Museveni have left astray and left to dwindle. Even as he was demoted and had a ruckus internally in the NRM before the pre-election period of the General Election 2016, which led to his fall.

Mbabazi

Now that his PM cars have been taken in, surely his pay has been cut off and other fees and Parliamentary bonuses are gone. While he surely have some money from the embezzlement projects of the past, as he has been on list of the most corrupt Ugandans year after year, it isn’t a secret, it is a fact. And the reason why he hasn’t been taken in or gotten trouble in court was because of his close ties to Museveni and the rest of the elite who also happen to eat of the plate where he was having a bargain.

The last big blow and act of his Presidential Candidacy was the Election Petition in Supreme Court as FDC was blocked with helicopter, besieged and even detained. While Mbabazi where house-arrested, but he had enough lawyers to hire so they; the government couldn’t monitor them all as they we’re busy putting in the hourly pay for the guards at Kasangati. So Mbabazi we’re able through his lawyers to deliver the petition 15 minutes after the deadline time. Even if the affidavit and witnesses disappeared like banana-flies and the nurture of yet another term for Museveni.

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Mbabazi was able to collect the smaller parties and certain endorsements early in the campaign, like Otunnu and Mao, but they didn’t have their whole parties behind them, as the Opposition either we’re accommodating Museveni as UPC or parts DP did the same; while the Central leaders like Otunnu and Mao risked their own political capital in the former NRM Cadre. The Democratic Alliance had other smaller parties, but they did not have an impact as they wished to have. Especially when the FDC pulled out and Besigye felt he was the strongest Presidential Candidate besides Museveni, which was true.

With all of that in mind, as he has played his cards and is left on the table, he is not in parliament and will not be a Politician. He might be able to live on interest as he should have been able to fill his coffers in the years in the NRM elite. Still the Go-Forward Organization is either something he plans to build-on or if not, he has to forge new ways to reach the potential he seemed to have out of the gate.

Museveni Mbabazi

Now he is in a pickle and in a blurred line where he has to decide, is his principals or is his own political life important; does he want to be outsider and opposition? Or does he want to be a loyal NRM cadre under Museveni? If you are in the NRM you have to be loyal to the vision of Museveni and nothing else, something he expect of the whole country, but trust me; he is not only man with a vision in Uganda. If there we’re so there wouldn’t be any businesses and ideas in Uganda, as entrepreneurial as the Ugandans can be; that is cannot true, Mzee.

Let be clear he can now either go the way of Mr. Mahogany, who after joining in the TDA went crawling back with broken heart and kissed the ring of Museveni; while doing so he would get a position on the NRM National Executive Committee as he is a “historical” in some points. If not he have to go the way of Besigye and create a strong opposition party with members and supporters allover. The last part is hard work and takes dedication. As if he does the latter… and if the Museveni would let him come, as I am sure he does, as he forgives, but never gives them the space and opportunity they had in past.

Besigye Nakawa 18.05.2016

The last piece of political play he did was to offer Besigye lawyers for his sham trial in Moroto now in May, but he did not take the offer for special lawyers for his quick trial in (Nakawa Magistrate Court) Kampala before he was driven back to Luzira. Certainly he still tries to play a role in the Opposition, but does not have a platform or the reach that others who have danced in the wilderness for longer time.

That Mbabazi have hard days ahead as he is not naturally in the headlines, he is not in the NRM Elite, not a direct part of the FDC wrangles with the vote rigging, though surely his numbers we’re duped too. Still, he have been more silent and not made himself an opposition figure. Joseph Mabirizi has done more to take a stance against the whole shenanigans. Mbabazi went to court with his petition and after that been very silent. He tried in waiting period of collecting evidence to travel to Kasangati, but was sent back to his home and house-arrest. Little have been done since, just utter Silence…

The Silent Mbabazi, not the ones in the headlines, not the one with the answers and intelligence of the NRM, and why is he like this, is he worried? Is he unsecure of his future? Does the knowing that he either has to build on rocks and not on already fertile land scare him? He has been used to drive in sponge in the waters of others and drain the gold out of it. Now he can’t as he is alone leader of Go-Forward, and if it is more than a fluke and real organization, he has to invest and start to use loyal supporters and build his party. If not go back on his knees and kiss the ring of Museveni.

What will the silent Mbabazi do? Peace.  

Elton Joseph Mabirizi Statement: “People think of tomorrow, more than today” (25.05.2016)

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Friends,

When I stood for President, I was fully aware that I would not win in 2016.

My purpose was to put my most heartfelt concerns forward, to a national audience. And to encourage a new kind of political group of people who don’t follow blindly, but reason everything out before they can decide on a course of action.

People who put Uganda First. Who hate corruption, nepotism (which is a form of corruption) and who detest injustice.

People think of tomorrow, more than today.

People who fear no one on earth, but fear only the living God. In that way, therefore, who are not afraid of the consequences of opposing bad leadership.

If you belong to that group of people, we are family.

And together we shall change this nation from the backward empire of corruption and abuser of human rights to a truly prosperous corruption free country where all people are equal before the law.

For God and my Country.

(Written by Elton Joseph Mabarizi, 25.05.2016)

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