Maldives: New Bill threathens Journalistic Right to Protection of Sources (28.09.2021)

Philippines: National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) – NAMFREL lays out activities in connection with teh 2022 National and Local Elections (28.09.2021)

Haïti: Rassemblement des Jovenelistes pour la Democratie (RJD) – Communique de Presse #4 (28.09.2021)

Ssegirinya MP is detained at SIU Kireka [and faces treason charges]

Fred Enanga: “We want to inform the public that Hon Ssegirinya Mohammad has also been rearrested on fresh charges of treason and incitement to violence by the joint security task team of investigators” (…) He has been transferred to the Special Investigations Division, in Kireka for further statement recording and action” (Uganda Police Force, 27.09.2021).

The MP isn’t only facing the charges in the murders of Masaka. Now, the Uganda Police Force is saying his facing treason charges as well. The state is clearly using all means against him. The National Unity Platform (NUP) MP is a target and that is evident. As there is no proof or evidence for it.

The UPF Spokesperson shows that the authorities had it all planned. As he was released on-bail and the first second of “freedom”. They arrested him again and now they are detaining him at the SIU Kireka. This will prolong his agony and lack of freedom.

The state is still not producing any proof, evidence or affidavits in-concern to the MP. Ssegirinya MP will face long time and more trials. The state is really pushing him. They didn’t Court Martial him, but this is evident that the state is making new charges and “treason” is something that keep him behind bars for a long time. In a way, where he is seen as a danger to society and that’s why they keep him without producing anything.

This is tragic, but how they do. A Joint Security Task Team had a plan and this is how they execute it. Instead of finding or investigating real criminals. They are using the authorities as means to politically intervene and make Ssegirinya MP an example of their impunity. Peace.

Ssegirinya MP kidnapped by a “drone” [and kept at a unknown location]

MP Mohammad Ssegirinya rearrested moments after being released from prison after being granted bail by court. Accused of murder, attempted murder and terrorism in relation to mysterious murders in Masaka. President Museveni on Sat said it is not right to release murder suspects” (Radio 4/103.3 FM, 27.09.2021).

Again and again, the authorities and security organization takes their freedom to obvious levels of impunity and injustice in the republic. This tends to happen to a chosen few and Members of Parliament who happens to big-deal opposition members. Therefore, Kawempe North MP Ssegirinya are now not only charged for murders in Masaka. He will be arraigned elsewhere as well.

That is why he was arrested by yet another security organization. If it is Chieftain of Military Intelligence (CMI) or Internal Security Organization (ISO). Heck, one of the army units could have done this today. Because, this are just preparing the MP to be arraigned before the Court Martial. As an excuse to keep him detained without any need to produce evidence or affidavits to prove his guilt or that he even committed crime in question.

The civilian courts cannot keep the “alleged” criminal forever without production of evidence or proof. The investigation has prove their crimes and not just keep them detained. This just proves how wrongly this is done.

The Police Force and the authorities are catching “criminals” but have no proof or evidence. Heck, their investigations are non-existent. Because, everyone knows these are just political ploys to hit one of their enemies. This is not the mastermind of the murders or behind the murders of Masaka. He was busy getting medical equipment in the Netherlands and upgrade the ambulances there. Therefore, the authorities and law enforcement is blind obedient bureaucrats with no functioning brains. Because, everyone knows what is going on and if their knobs are put together. They might able to pull a trick or two, but this isn’t it.

We have seen this game being played out before. The injustice and injustice is systematic. This was prepared and planned. As the state couldn’t keep him illegally detained in prison. They needed an excuse and the bail made it possible to re-arrest him. Therefore, this vicious means are how the state works.

This is putting the cart before the horse. They are making someone criminal before they have done the crime. By doing that… they are doing something illegal. Simply arresting and taking away someone’s freedom and liberty. Just because they have the authority and ability to do so. Still, that isn’t rule of law or justice. No, this is injustice and nothing else.

The Police and authorities aren’t catching the killers or assassins of Masaka. Instead they are keeping two MPs implicated for existing. This tragedy doesn’t seem to end. The tale for these two will last for months and there will plenty of trials. If not also lots of charges that the state cannot prove. Because it is taken out of thin-air and is as valuable as any of the President’s recent promises during the campaign. Peace.

RDC: Lamuka – Le Presidium de Lamuka – Declaration (27.09.2021)

Ethiopia: Lack of fuel is the reason for the missing trucks in Tigray

A BBC investigation indicates Tigray forces are not misusing aid trucks following claims made by Ethiopia’s government and it is said that lack of fuel and harassment of Tigrayan drivers prevents aid convoy from returning after reaching the war-hit northern region” (Somali Guardian, 27.09.2021).

It is not shocking anymore that the Prosperity Party and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali is vilifying the Tigrayan people. Everyone is a enemy and a villain. This is nothing new and it’s a method to prolong the agony. The state has the power and ability to make humanitarian aid possible. However, with the blocking of fuel, medicine and other humanitarian assistance is blocked by Addis Ababa.

That is why the trucks from the World Food Programme isn’t returning. Even when the state made a deal between one ministry and the WFP on the 21st September 2021. Which at this point seems like a hopeless enterprise. Since, there is little to no effort to stop the weaponized humanitarian crisis created in the Tigray region. As well, as the daily reports of horrific starvation and lack of food. Which will only get worse by every day. That is clearly the incentive of the state and why they have a total blockade and lack of progress in concern to the citizens of the Tigray region.

Since checkpoints have been decreased from 7 to 2, movement of humanitarian assistance into Tigray has been facilitated by the Government and no access issues have been registered. UN noted that of 466 of its humanitarian trucks that entered Tigray, only 38 have returned” (Office of the Prime Minister, 21.09.2021).

The last fuel tanker entered Tigray on 29 July, over 7 weeks ago, while 9 tankers in Semera (Afar) are pending Government approval” (OCHA, 23.09.2021).

When you have news like this and the BBC uncovers the lie. While the state operatives and state sympathizers are all blaming the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). When they know damn well who is in-charge and who let’s these convoys even go. They are not letting them pass and blocking them from entering. It is kind of hard to return a truck without gasoline or fuel. That is just a fact, but maybe the PP thinks this is progress or prosperity. To see their own citizens starve and die. Because, you couldn’t allow UN organizations to drive in medicines, fuel or food. That’s such a distasteful and disgraceful act. It should be seen as a war-crime and crimes against humanity.

By will and force to let innocent civilians starve and die. Because, you wanted to hurt your enemy and the ones who didn’t want to consolidate power. Like you did when you made your Prosperity Party out of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) coalition. Which the TPLF didn’t accept and desist from entering in. Therefore, they put themselves into harms way by not following command and participate in the “program” of Abiy.

That’s why the war is a thing in general and used every excuse in the book to make it possible. Lied about nearly every aspect and every single incident. Always blaming either the victim or the enemy. Never taking responsibility or account for own actions. Claiming to not take civilian lives while bombing towns and raiding villages for months. Destroying factories, infrastructure and deploying militias to the fields of Tigray. Still, you blame them. Just like the government is blaming them now for the trucks as well. This isn’t new, but just another target in their battle for supremacy.

It is tragic and there are too many innocent lives taken in this conflict. Just so one man can be the King. That’s the real tragedy here. Despicable actually. Peace.

Tchad: Mouvement Citoyen le Temps-Tchad (MCT) – Communique de Presse (27.09.2021)

Union of Comores: Souef Kamalidini – Communique (27.09.2021)

Brexit: The HGV driver shortage was warned about years ago…

The driver shortage has resulted in a dependence on agency and particularly foreign drivers that goes beyond what is needed to cope with seasonal variations and is now necessary to sustain normal operation. The dependence on agency staff means that operators in the sector are probably not investing enough in their staff. We think this creates two risks that need to be managed. First, if the UK becomes relatively less attractive as a place for foreign drivers to work, as it may do as the consequences of Brexit play out, the shortage could become much more acute, possibly quite rapidly. Second, the longer-term sustainability of the UK’s road haulage sector could be undermined if there is not a steady stream of people through the sector gaining the skills and experience that they need to become transport managers and operators” (…) “Both the industry and Government have taken steps to address the shortage. None of these are on a scale likely to deliver the number of drivers needed. The road haulage sector, supported by the Government, needs to take further steps to:

meet any shortage and reduce dependence on foreign drivers (about 60,000 drivers);

meet any predicted growth in demand; and

deal with the demographic time-bomb (about 75,000 drivers by 2020)” (Parliament.uk – ‘Skills and workforce planning in the road haulage sector’ 27.07.2016).

Sometimes you wonder if the Tories and the Cabinet Secretaries are so forgetful. You can wonder, if they care about warnings and red signs. The Brexit referendum would clearly target the haulage industry. As it is dependent on European Union citizens with license and ability to drive heavy-goods driver (HGV).

The Tories have offered a three month visa parley to everyone they sent packing after the Brexit was issued. The European Union Haulage Unions have dismissed this offer. They are saying they can easily be used, but sent straight back without any consideration for work. Therefore, the EU HGV drivers will not return to save Christmas in the United Kingdom.

Yes, the government gave this “amnesty” or ability during the weekend. At the same time it has put in regulations that all vehicles and lorries who is going into EU from the UK has to take-off their stickers with GB and change that to UK. That is actually something they have done. Just like changing colour on the passport. It is symbolic changes, but not what industries need in these dire times.

The Tories and the Downing Street needs to focus on. They are not securing the livelihoods of the HGV drivers. Neither has it made efforts or done anything for the foreseeable future. They are instead trying to patch up the hurt without any real reform for the transport sector. Which is needed to cope with the lack of trained personnel, salaries or even long-term prospects to work in the haulage industry.

The UK needs the EU HGV drivers to be able to cope. That is why we are seeing again the possibility of the army to do logistics in the Kingdom. Since, the Tories haven’t secured or made it possible for others to cover needs, which is clearly there. The Tories cannot even come with sound judgement or policies, which will make it feasible for the grandstanding departure of previous drivers to return. These will not return when they are getting pennies on the pound and working in crappy conditions while staying in UK. It is not like Boris Johnson or any of his cadre will humiliate themselves in the same regard. No, they rather spend vacations in Caribbean and hope someone else fixes the problems they created.

The Tories haven’t secure the basics. That’s why the supermarkets lacks produce and commodities, why farmers lack’s personnel to pick and secure their produce to market and finally lack of drivers to deliver the needed things across the Kingdom. The Tories haven’t given incentives or prospects for anyone then themselves.

The lack of drivers isn’t only the fault of Brexit alone. It is a systemic fault of a incompetent government. Who is all about publicity, but not about proper policies. This is why it is happening. The fuel-shortage and the empty shelves in the supermarkets says it all. It is not the fault of the public, but the politicians that promised heaven. However, they haven’t delivered the golden gates, but instead showed a little piece of hell.

Kudos to the Tories for failing in such a manner. They will blame anyone else and even say it’s the public own faults for buying petrol. The Tories will go after the companies itself, than look into own misgivings. Because that’s what they do.

What is extra tragic here is that they knew this could be amplified and gotten worse by the efforts of Brexit. However, the state didn’t act upon or take in-consideration the needs of the haulage industry. Therefore, the Tories who was in power the whole time could have made things possible, but clearly they never did. Peace.