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Tanzania: Ministry of Health letter to USAID – “Re: Cancellation of Broadcasting of Radio and TV Sports for Family Planning” (19.09.2018)

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Uganda Police Force Press Release on the “peaceful” Return of Bobi Wine (20.09.2018)

Bobi Wine detained briefly at Kasangati Police Station, before “escorted” home!

Just like clockwork, the Police arrested Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine as he arrived at Entebbe International Airport. As they have used Armoured Personal Vehicle (APC) and a convoy to pass Entebbe Expressway and cross Greater Kampala into Wakiso District into Kasangati.

The reaction this has created is that the seizing of his rights and violations of his freedom is eminent. In the same fashion as the Police has done for years to Besigye. Therefore, the ones who knows this Police Force and orders from above. Knows, that is why the President is at home, monitoring and listening to the affairs. As yet another citizens are arrested, because of the popularity and the message he sends. Which is in sharp contrast to Bosco’s leadership right now. As the youth are now on the road-sides and bulging around Kasangati Police Station. Clearly, the rise of Bobi Wine. Wasn’t anticipated by the President and his cronies.

Just as always too, Kasangati is where the Presidential Guards aka Special Force Command is residing and guarding the men. Erias Lukwago have today been under house arrest and not allowed to leave his home. Surely, the same has appeared with another Kasangati resident Besigye. Whom the Police have not taken, meaning they have closed his gates.

After being detained for an hour or so at the Police Station. The Police finally let him go and are hours later after coming to Uganda, in his home. Surely, this home will be besieged by the Police and Special Force Command, as they normally does to their opponents. The ones who doesn’t fear Bosco. Usually get special treatment with arrests, detentions and forged up charges. Just like Bobi Wine is getting these days.

This is saga will not stop, as long as the state is oppressing him and the people who are supporting him. Because the army cannot keep pushing in the streets and occupy their own territory, that will just be war-zone and not liveable. Peace.

Bobi Wine Returns: He has left JKIA, but there are already reports of several arrests!

This government continues to break own guidelines, as the Uganda Police Force statement yesterday was breached this morning as Eddie Yawe, Bobi Wine’s brother was picked up at the Entebbe Airport. While there several more whose been arrested. While the deployment of security guards and soldiers is from the waiting lounge at the airport until Gyaza in Kasangati.

As this is happening he is now on a flight from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi towards Entebbe. Clearly, the whisking away operation is there. As the soldiers and officers inside the airport have been calling for their words and their go-signs.

“Several journalists including Joel Ssenyonyi of NTV Uganda, Sirajje Kiberu of KTV and Bobi Wine family and friends; Eddie Yawe, Nubian Li and his producer Dan Magic among others have been arrested and detained” (CBS FM, 20.09.2018).

There are roadblocks everywhere and all cars are being checked by the authorities. Therefore, the reports from yesterday where true. We can just wonder whose up next to be arrested. We should anticipate that Bobi Wine will be “escorted” and taken away, as he arrives on the airport. Because, all the other arrests make it seem plausible.

“Security forces have mounted a checkpoint near kajjansi flyover, all cars are being checked and no journalists allowed beyond this point , Traffic jam stretches from Kajansi to zanna” (Nicholas Bamulanzeki, 20.09.2018).

If you we’re thinking straight, you knew this is really the intimidation mode and ensure anyone connected to Bobi Wine is arrested for Preventative Reasons, and the journalists for “inciting violence” as they may actually cover the news. If this wasn’t such a big thing, it wouldn’t be a epic traffic jam, because of the road-block/checkpoints. However, it is, because one man is returning home and the President fears him more than his life himself apparently. If he didn’t fear him, why is he sending his army to greet him? Aye?

Peace.

As Bobi Wine Returns: Heavy deployment of soldiers and road-blocks in Kampala and Entebbe!

Tomorrow as Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine are returning to Uganda. The Uganda People’s Defence Force and Uganda Police Force are preparing for his return. There are report of road-blocks put up from Kampala on Entebbe Road and dozens inside in Entebbe town as well. There been deployment all around, as the Security Organizations are prepared and ensuring they can contain the masses of people cheering for Bobi Wine’s return.

We know, the authorities are alerted as the Media Houses are warned to live broadcast the return of Bobi Wine. The Uganda Communications Commission called the media houses directing them not to do it. This shows how they want to silence dissidents.

They are already on the streets with road-blocks like the grandest die-hard terrorist was returning, like the biggest human rights violator came back to the Republic. They are borderline crazy, as he is an MP and a voice for the poor and the youths. This shows the weakness of the state, as the President are still home in Entebbe ordering the shut-down and such. It is convenient, that the Parliament is suspended and the Judiciary are having a break this Friday. Certainly, this will not stop the needed facilitation of possible arrest and house-arrest of Bobi Wine. You know the UPDF is serious, when 5 Trucks loaded with soldiers have left Makindye Military Barracks in advance of tomorrow.

Bobi Wine are already in trouble as it is, as the Police was giving him guidelines and would “escort” him home. Which means whisking away in a van, possible day arrest and more humiliation before dumped at his home. If not, they will keep him and use the Preventative Arrest for everything it is worth. While the ones showing up and being beaten by the Police or arrested by Authorities will be taken into custody for inciting violence or breaking the Public Order Management Act (POMA). All of this is known use of law by the Security Organizations in Uganda. We can anticipate mambas in the streets and soldiers bouncing between the main streets to ensure calm and intimidation at high level. As Bobi Wine is supposed to cross Kampala into Kasangati. Make sure that his plans to visit family will not be kept, as the authorities will not accept doing that. As the public might roar, as the Kamwokya have already rioted in his honor.

There will be more road-blocks and the police plans to check anyone passing to Entebbe are not wearing or having “People Power” T-Shirts, as the processions and welcoming him tomorrow. If they wasn’t fearing Bobi Wine. They wouldn’t act like this and make everyone a suspect who crosses into the roads towards Entebbe today and tonight. We should be worried about possible stray-bullets and deaths of innocents, the sinister activities of the police and detaining of opposition leaders as they would meet and greet if they could. But we know that Kizza Besigye will be picked up, Erias Lukwago house-arrested and Ingrid Turinawe too in jeopardy. While other might follow suit too, as Asuman Basalirwa or Kassiano Wadri.

Well, we could foresee this, the NRM and Museveni are always ordering the army when they needed this things fixed. Now they will do what they can to control, the none problem Bobi Wine is clearly haunting them and they are now going all out to silence him. Peace.

Statement on the Cabinet of Uganda’s Approval to Extend MTN Uganda’s License (19.09.2018)

South Sudan: Dr. Aleu Garang Aleu Anyang statement as a civil servant in IGAD (19.09.2018)

Eritrea: Peace deal prompts hope of internal reforms, to improve fundamental human rights (19.09.2018)

The peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia has raised hopes that improving human rights will be front and centre on Eritrea’s path forward, according to a United Nations Special Rapporteur on Tuesday.

DAKAR, Senegal, September 19, 2018 -On 9 July, leaders of both countries signed a Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship, raising expectations that the end of the “no war, no peace” stalemate between them, would positively impact Eritrea’s internal human rights situation.

The thaw in relations between the neighbouring countries, who fought a bloody, unresolved war in the late 1990s, began earnestly in June, when Ethiopia’s newly-elected leader, Abiy Ahmed, made peace overtures to his counterpart.

Eritrean authorities must urgently embrace and implement bold measures to strengthen protection of and respect for human rights, justice and accountability – UN Rapporteur

Yet, repression reportedly continues within Eritrea.

“During the past 17 years, the Government of Eritrea has maintained tight control over the country, stifling any form of public debate and participation,” said Sheila B. Keetharuth, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea.

Eleven government officials who had criticised the President in an open letter, along with 10 independent journalists, were arrested in 2001 – silencing public political discourse an

“I have received reports that the former Minister of Finance,” Ms. Keetharuth continued, “who recently wrote two books on the current state of affairs in the country, including the rule of law, has been arrested in Asmara during the morning of 17 September.”

If confirmed, the arrest, on the eve of the 2001 clampdown anniversary, would question the will for genuine reform, “especially regarding respect for fundamental rights and freedoms,” the expert asserted.

According to Ms. Keetharuth, while comprehensive domestic reforms would be required for a free, fair, democratic society with all human rights entitlements, the Government can take immediate action towards that end in three concrete, urgent areas.

Firstly, the families of prisoners who have disappeared in Eritrean jails should be informed about the fate of their loved ones. Secondly, implementing the 1997 Constitution would provide a natural basis for a national legal framework and a society governed by the rule of law. And thirdly, the Government could inform new military conscripts that they would not have to serve beyond the 18 months stipulated by Eritrean law.

“The achievement of peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia must be duly celebrated,” stated Ms. Keetharuth. “However, Eritrean authorities must urgently embrace and implement bold measures to strengthen protection of and respect for human rights, justice and accountability,” she concluded.

Special Rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The unpaid positions are honorary, and independent from any government or organization.

 

Bobi Wine is on the way home: But he isn’t really free!

Today’s statement from the Uganda Police Force (UPF) on the new Guidelines for his return tomorrow from medical treatment after the torture post Arua By-Election. Proves my point, that as long as you’re are a stark contrast and even a dissident of the National Resistance Movement (NRM). Your freedom is equally limited because of your choice of political affiliation. By these means, the Police will only be allowed to meet with his family at Entebbe Airport and no one else.

This just proves how measured and controlled society is, as the Public Order Management Act, the Anti-Besigye Act is now used against Bobi Wine too. As the People Power are supposed to oppressed and silenced on his return. This just proves that and to what extent, as gatherings or assembling to celebrate, to walk in processions or even wish him welcome are forbidden by the authorities. They just have to silence the people, because that fits the paradigm of Bosco and Boscoites.

We know by now if the NRM or Bosco actually was travelling anywhere, it wouldn’t be with notification or even consideration of the laws applying to the opposition. They can just do whatever that fits and fill the forms later. That is what happened during the run-up to the General Election 2016. Therefore, the composed guidelines doesn’t apply to the government itself, only its dissident citizens whose not following the scheduled programming.

Robert Kyagulanyi will most likely be whisked away, maybe even in that famous black-van by the authorities, as they will be heavy armour and mambas on the streets. There will be like an occupation between Kasangati and Entebbe Airport. You would be thinking the greatest mass-murderer ever to grace planet earth was popping by for some quality matooke. However, it is just the return of Bobi Wine. Kamwokya and other parts of Kampala will also be under siege tomorrow. As the newsreels of arrest and possible house-arrest have been revealed to the public.

When coming back, he will again be tormented and even get the Besigye treatment of being transported between Police Stations and suddenly dropped of home at night for no other reason, that he is torn in the flesh of Bosco. Because Bosco cannot pay him off or silence his defiance against him.

Key words in the guidelines to Bobi Wine: “2.He will be availed security from the airport to his home” (UPF, 19.09.2018). That they will escort his dissident remains to his home and let him out of the public domain as much as possible and if that creates issues. They have the rights to arrest him, because the Police cannot be able to contain the public support of the MP. That is why they have banned all public display and welcoming gestures, as they wished these same sentiments would be every time Bosco leaves for shopping in Khartoum or Nairobi. Alas, that is not the case.

So because of this, we know that when Bobi Wine returns, he isn’t really free. That is anticipated and he should be aware as well, because he is now under the same line of fire as Besigye have been since leaving the NRM. Bobi Wine never left NRM, but he is a fresh torn and a problem for the President as his surge of popularity. Therefore, they will do what they have to contain him and also silence his support. To what level will show tomorrow, but we are not surprised if he enters the tarmac and is whisked away to an undisclosed location by the authorities. Peace.

Cameroon: South West Region – Buea – Launching President Paul Biya’s revised book “For Communal Liberalism” on 21st September 2018 (18.09.2018)

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