From: Judy Miriga
It is not about Kabila but the whole Congolese Public Mandate to Democratic Rights to live at Peace in dignity with its neighbours and observing the International Law for Human Rights security and protection to live a dignified life in pursuit for happiness.
The UN Peace-keeping unit in Congo is obligated to give security to Congo People, but instead, they are after hidden agenda with Kagame and Museveni, where they are seen as conspirators against the Congo people with intention to plunder Congo’s mineral resources. Because of this, the UN Peace-keeping Unit in Congo, clearly demonstrated biasness on the Congo Government but showed sympathy on the Tutsi led M23 Rebel Group which is an illegal imposter that was formed through a conspiracy by President Kagame, Bosco and Museveni with their corporate Special business interest network to terrorize Congolese people and destroy their peace and happiness. This is unacceptable………and what Congo people need is peace with their democratic space which has nothing to do with M23. M23 is a problem of Kagame and they belong to Rwanda not Congo……..M23 was created by Bosco with the help of Kagame……..That is the fact……
While I tend to agree with Maurice and Leila that Kabila may have be a spent force, and that Congo need a new Leader to move Congo forward; in other-words, if Kabila difficult to rule, let him organize to call an election urgently so that, Congolese people should consider electing a Congo-man who is capable to solve Congolese problems so Congo can move forward. This, I wont mind, but to punish Congo people and causing them to languish into too many unending killings, pain and sufferings time and again since Patrice Lumumba died, is not fair. and therefore, this situation of invasion on Congo by Kagame and Museveni is not right but very disturbing. It is destroying Congo people in order to satisfy the GREEDY of the RICH.
The fact remain that, the RICH AND GREEDY are the ones who created M23 to strike the already weakened Congo Government. What they want is FREE CONGO LAND for their special business; the reason why Land Grabbing is a problem in Congo extending through the whole Africa. If we shall fail to put Democracy for Africa into purspectives, these Corporate conspiracy will destroy Africa’s livelihood and survival with serious environmental pollution that will affect the whole worlds Climatic Situation. By the look of things, daggers are drawn which include UN Peace Keeping in Congo turning against the Congo people……..and what we read from this is that African peoles life is rated valueless with no rights……..but are fit for slavery with no cooperation. So the UN Peace Keeping is surely not for the Africa’s interest.
My dear brothers and sisters, I feel the pain of destruction, crime, abuse and violation injected to exterminate Congolese people. The Congo people are seen by the world as animal fit for slaughterhouse who do not deserve to live……..which is why the global-banksters (World Bank) ganged attacking poor Africas Economic stability the reason for planning terror on independent countries weakening their economy without caring to share wealth of the people of Africa……….This is sad…….
I am equally saddened by Ban-Ki-Moons’ overlooking UN statement here under, where they are considering pulling off from helping and supporting Congo people with its Government to get rid of M23 which was formed in March 2009 by Gen. Bosco a Tutsi and a friend of Kagame who plan to control and create a Government of Rwanda inside Congo knowing too well that M23 forming a Government of its own with Army inside Congo is against the International Treaty of boarder protection, is an assault and encounter of offensive onslaught for illegal invasion and is considered an atrocity against a sovereign Independent country, interfering with internal matters with intention to destroying its freedom, its peace, destroying its peoples livelihood and survival and rendering Congolese people Refugees in their own country LAND………This behavior is criminal in nature, it is an abuse and violation against International Law for Human Rights and it must be condemned by all good people of the world who are after PEACE and UNITY for common good of all.
When the M23 invaded Congo three months ago and took over Goma, the M23 past through UN coalition army in Congo with ease into Goma without any resistance, which was seen as a pre-planned engineered conspiracy for UN with M23 to takeover Congo land benefiting vested interest of Kagame and Museveni engineering the onslaught on Congo.
UN Ban-Ki-Moon’s behaviour in support of today’s report is clear indication that UN are amongst the interested looting party and thievers who supported M23 encroachment intrusion in Congo with a MISSION………that when Congo Government is gaining traction to remove M23 from their outbreak assailing violation, UN would rather look the other side………shame on UN peacekeeping in Congo……..
People of Africa, wake up……..wake up people…….demand for Africas justice……..there is no justice in Africa………Some of Africa’s leadership are sell-out……they have put Africa’s livelihood and survival at dangerous compromising situation, and Kagame and Museveni must be put to face ICC Hague for Human Rights crime, violation, abuse with environmental destruction and pollution in Congo……….
Rise up people and demand for Justice………..There must be a “Give and Take”……..we must demand trade that is fair, balanced and free based on democratic mutual agreement negotiations benefiting all in a varied diverse secure and protective interests……….not just to benefit a few greedy politicians with their cronies………
There will be no peace or happiness in the world if Africa shall not be free from subjective oppressiveness by the Corporate conspiracy network to destroy Africa people in ways and means……..
Diaspora Spokesperson &
Executive Director for
Confederation Council Foundation for Africa
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UN reviewing Congo army support over M23 abuse allegations
July 18, 2013 PoliticsUnited Nations
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations is reviewing support to Democratic Republic of Congo army units accused of desecrating the corpses of rebels and mistreating detainees, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday during renewed fighting in the country’s east.
U.N. peacekeepers had raised the reported abuse of M23 rebels with the Congolese army and welcomed steps by the army “to investigate these claims and to hold the perpetrators of these acts accountable,” Ban’s press office said in a statement.
Congolese army forces, or FARDC, supported by helicopters, attacked M23 rebel positions near the eastern city of Goma on Tuesday in a third day of heavy fighting that has forced hundreds of villagers to flee their homes.
“The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about reports of alleged mistreatment of M23 detainees and desecration of corpses of M23 combatants by the Congolese armed forces,” Ban’s press office said.
The 17,000-strong U.N. force, known as MONUSCO, and Congo troops have struggled over the past decade to stem a conflict involving dozens of armed groups and complicated by national and ethnic rivalries. A new 3,000-member U.N. Intervention Brigade was recently deployed to fight and disarm rebels in the east.
“MONUSCO has launched the process of reviewing its support to FARDC units suspected of being involved in these incidents,” said Ban’s statement. “The Secretary-General calls on the DRC to bring the perpetrators of these reported acts to justice.”
The United Nations threatened in February to withdraw support for two Congolese battalions after soldiers raped at least 97 women and 33 girls, some as young as 6, in an eastern town after they fled from advancing M23 rebels in late November.
The peacekeeping mission decided to keep working with the battalions after 12 senior officers, including the commanders and deputy commanders, were suspended and about a dozen soliders charged over the rapes in Minova, according to a U.N. human rights report.
M23 began taking parts of eastern Congo early last year, accusing the government of failing to honor a 2009 peace deal. That deal ended a previous rebellion and led to the rebels’ integration into the army, but they have since deserted.
A report by U.N. experts last month said that M23 recruited fighters in neighboring Rwanda with the aid of sympathetic Rwandan army officers, while elements of the Congolese army have cooperated with Rwandan Hutu rebel group FDLR.
Rwanda and Congo have both denied the accusations.
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: Leila Sheikh
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2013 4:06 AM
Subject: It is time Kagame and Museveni take back their Rebel Groups out of Congo
Afu huyo J Kabila anajificha.
Maisha magumu sana ambapo kila saa inabidi ujifiche.
From: Maurice Oduor
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2013 12:03 PM
Subject: It is time Kagame and Museveni take back their Rebel Groups out of Congo
You’re really intense about this Rwanda-Congo-Uganda thing. Do you have a personal stake in Kabila staying in power? If Kabila’s presence in power is inspiring all these wars, then maybe it’s time we looked at the possibility of Kabila leaving and the AU sponsoring a fresh round of elections, real elections this time. What do you think?
As it is, Kabila seems to be a President of the Kinshasa and Lubumbashi regions only. The rest is under rebel control. How many congolese have to die before we can start asking Kabila to leave? What has he really done for his country since he came into power?
On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 10:22 AM, Judy Miriga wrote:
The UN led invasion on the Rebel groups in Congo did well to start bombarding the Tutsi-led M23 which were advancing to re-capture Goma because of the failed talks in Uganda.
They were out to teach Kabila the President of Congo a big lesson. It was the reason Kagame bragged he was going to hit Kikwete when he least expected using the B words in Ki-Rwanda.
The sin of Kikwete was to request and advice Kagame to engage peace in the great lakes of East Africa.
All the Tutsi-led rebels of the M23 movement or the Hutu-led anti-Rwandan government Democratic Front for the Liberation Rwanda (FDLR) and the The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) sponsored and led by Salim Saleh, who is Museveni’s brother; are all doing big business with the Corporate Special Business Interest in Washington by spilling the blood of Congolese people and are exterminating and destroying livelihood and survival of the DRC Congo people…..the reason why DRC Congo do not have any peace however much Congo people try to stabilize their country. This state-of-affair is unacceptable.
Since this matter has gone out of control with Rwanda and Uganda invasion getting lethal…….the UN mission team in Congo with now the 3,000-additional strong special UN force may need to be more subjective in their attack of the Rebel groups with precision and they must genuinely help to save the situation conclusively and not allow themselves to be compromised by the Corporate Special Interest. Congo people too have a right to pursuit of happiness.
There is no more waiting to negotiate at the expense of Human Rights violation, crime and abuse with destructions of livelihood and survival of the Congolese except, to drive these Rebel groups back to their Country from where they belong into Uganda and Rwanda. Kabila also must stand his ground to add pressure to save his country from these extreme terrorism which emanates from instigations with engineered conspiracies by Kagame and Museveni to protect these groups for their profit. Kagame is a man and he must remain so……..
Problems can only be solved by tackling and fixing the root-cause of it. The root cause of problem of Congo people is Rwanda and Uganda private marcinaries lodged inside DRC Congo but controled from Rwanda and Uganda; forming a foreign Government inside Congo. No one can accept this kind of behavior. Kagame and Museveni must behave or else, they are both headed to a much more bigger trouble they have never seen before in their life time. They are not bigger than the world………they will not cause us heartache and disturb our peace and we sit pretty……….They are the aggressors and instigators and they will not get away with it…….It is because Civil Rights Justice must take precedence against them instantaniously……….
We must not ignore such butchery that has taken in Congo for over twenty years. This butchering started with the elimination and brutal death of Patrice Lumumba. Since then Congo has not seen peace. The Congo people have paid enough price with their blood, it is time things must be done differently.
Obscurity seems to confer immunity in high places where, strong men are judged only by their readiness to kill and take away Human Rights as they wish. Quoted in St. Augustine’s ”City of God,” how lawless armies dismembered the Roman Empire. If there be no “JUSTICE” there remain Kingdoms of selfish and greedy gangs of criminals left to control ways of life?
These Rebel/Mercenaries are gang groups of men formed under the command of a unscrupulous business community who work alongside bad leaders of the world in a compact of association to do business without paying taxes to the people’s Government, where with the control power, they plunder public wealth and resources for their selfish greedy gains and divide the loot according to an agreed Treaty they form amongst their network. This is how they establish their base, captures cities and subdues people for slavery by the attainment of impunity.
Shall we sit pretty and watch when Human Rights is abused??? Is this not a problem for the world??? Dont we need to stand our ground together under Civil Rights Justice Movement to protect Peoples Equal Justice and Liberty with pursuit for happiness for all without discrimination for the sake of Peace ???
Confederation Council Foundation for Africa Inc.,
Congo-Kinshasa: Stalled Kampala Talks Linked to Congo Clashes
By Mark Caldwell, 16 July 2013
The Congolese army is battling two militias in eastern DRC, the M23 rebel group, comprising mostly ethnic Tutsi militia, and the ADF, a Ugandan Muslim armed force. The UN has a new intervention force.
The Democratic Republic of Congo said on Monday (15.07.2013) it had killed 120 fighters belonging to the M23 rebel movement to the north of Goma.
The insurgents deny these claims. The fighting comes after Uganda’s Red Cross Society confirmed 66,000 Congolese refugees had crossed into the east African country.
They were fleeing another battle zone in which the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) was attacking Kamangu, a town in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The UN has deployed a new 3,000-strong Intervention brigade with a tough mandate to fight armed groups in eastern Congo.
DW’s Mark Caldwell spoke to Thierry Vircouloun, Project Director for Central Africa with the International Crisis Group (ICG).
Why has this fighting flared up on two fronts?
I think it’s mainly a coincidence. There is no link between them. It’s clear that the fighting between the M23 and the Congolese army is a direct result of the dead end of the Kampala negotiations. The talks in Kampala have dragged on since December last year without any meaningful results.
Therefore it’s very clear for all the stakeholders that there won’t be a diplomatic settlement to the problem between the M23 and the Congolese government. Therefore the only way to change the situation is actually through the military way.
I would say that in the northern part of Kivu, the ADF is not involved in the same kind of fighting with the Congolese army.
It’s small clashes that have happened and the ADF has withdrawn to remote areas after temporarily taking some villages and taking some hostages. The main fighting is happening between M23 and the Congolese army and the M23 remains the main target of the Congolese army.
The UN has its largest peacekeeping mission in the world in the DRC, including a new intervention brigade. What have they done so far to stop the fighting?
So far the UN has not done anything to stop the fighting.
They have called on the Congolese army and other parties to calm down, but it’s clear that there is a window of opportunity for military action as seen from Kinshasa, firstly because the Kampala negotiations are not moving forward and secondly because fighting the M23 is very popular in Congo unlike negotiating with them.
Thirdly, it seems like the M23 itself was very weakened by the internal fighting that happened at the beginning of the year
So what are the M23’s objectives at the moment?
I think at the moment the objective of the M23 is to resist the Congolese army and try to keep its position close to Goma.
What can you tell us about the UN’s new intervention brigade, what is its current status?
The brigade is not fully operational, the Tanzanian and South African components of the brigade have arrived in Goma, north Kivu, but the contingent from Malawi is not yet here. I also understand that the brigade has not received all its equipment.
However the MONUSCO commander has sent a very strong warning saying all civilians with a gun won’t be considered as civilians. It’s not clear at this stage what is going to be the first target of that intervention brigade.
As far as I understand, no operation by this brigade had been planned before this coming September. Howeve, given the development on the ground, the UN may be forced to intervene faster than they wanted to.
Thierry Vircoulon is the Project Director for Central Africa with the International Crisis Group (ICG).
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Blue Helmets On ‘High Alert’ As M23 Rebels Advance Towards Goma
15 July 2013
United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are on high alert today and stand ready to use force to protect civilians in Goma from an advancing rebellion by the March 23 movement (M23), the top UN official in the country said, urging all parties to exercise restraint.
The UN Organization Stabilization Mission in Congo (MONUSCO) expressed “deep concern” about the latest bout of fighting which broke out after a significant group of the M23 attacked the national forces (FARDC) on 14 July in Mutaho, eight kilometres northwest of Goma, in eastern DRC. According to the Mission, heavy artillery and a battle tank were used in the attack.
“Any attempt by the M23 to advance toward Goma will be considered a direct threat to civilians,” the Mission warned. It also noted that the UN blue helmets stand ready to take any necessary measures, including the use of lethal force, in order to protect civilians.
The acting Special Representative of the Secretary General in the country, Moustapha Soumaré, urged restraint to avoid a further escalation of the situation.
“I call on all to abide by the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework Agreement and to allow the political process towards peace to move forward,” Mr. Soumaré said, referring to the UN-brokered accord adopted in February with the support of 11 nations and four international organizations (11+4), with the aim of ending the cycles of conflict and crisis in the eastern DRC and to build peace in the long-troubled Great Lakes region.
“I urge all signatories of the PSC Framework to exercise their influence in order to avoid an escalation of the situation,” he added.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Mary Robinson, the UN Special Envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes Region, along with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, visited the DRC in May to bolster support for the PSC Framework which Ms. Robinson dubbed a “framework for hope.”
Last month, there was talk of a possible resumption of peace talks between the Government of the DRC and the M23. At that time, Mrs. Robinson had urged both sides to engage in earnest discussion under the auspices of the Chairperson of the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. Mr. Robinson was convened in Burundi last week a conference to help develop a road map for women’s engagement in efforts to bring peace to Africa’s long-trouble Great Lakes countries.
Since March, tensions in the region have been heightened, leading to the Security Council to authorize in March the deployment of an intervention brigade within MONUSCO to carry out targeted offensive operations, with or without FARDC, against armed groups that threaten peace in eastern DRC.
Uganda: DRC-Based Ugandan Rebel Group ‘Recruiting, Training’
11 July 2013
Kampala — The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) (sponsored by Salim Saleh Museveni’s brother Mercenary/Rebel group which installed Museveni and Kagame to power and who moved from Uganda to Rwanda into Congo—–where Museveni conspired for them to occupy land in Congo), a Ugandan rebel movement based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is recruiting, training and reorganizing to carry out fresh attacks on Uganda, officials say.
“The threat is real. ADF is recruiting, training and opening new camps in eastern DRC. We are alert and very prepared to deal with any attack on our side of the border,” said Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, spokesman for the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF). “We are sharing intelligence information with the DRC government [and] FARDC [DRC’s national army] about their activities. We hope FARDC will be able to deal with the group.”
According to media reports in DRC, early on Thursday morning the group clashed with FARDC in Kamango, a town in North Kivu Province close to the Ugandan border, briefly ousting the army before withdrawing. Uganda’s NTV tweeted that thousands of Congolese had fled across the border to the western Ugandan town of Bundibugyo.
The ADF was formed in the mid-1990s in the Rwenzori mountain range in western Uganda, close to the country’s border with DRC. The group killed hundreds in several attacks in the capital, Kampala, and in parts of western Uganda, and caused the displacement of tens of thousands. The rebellion was largely contained in Uganda by 2000, with reportedly just about 100 fighters finding refuge in eastern North Kivu. From the mid-1990s till 2007, ADF was allied to another Ugandan rebel group, the National Army for the Liberation of Uganda; together, becoming ADF-NALU.
The ADF’s leader, Jamil Mukulu, a former Catholic, converted to Islam in the 1990s, and the Ugandan government has long claimed the group is linked with Islamist groups including Al-Qaeda and the Somali militant group Al-Shabab. The US placed the ADF on its list of terrorist organizations in 2001.
UPDF’s Ankunda said: “There is no doubt; ADF has a linkage with Al-Shabab. They collaborate. They have trained ADF on the use of improvised explosive devices.”
According to Ankunda, the ADF – now thought to have up to 1,200 fighters – has tried to increase its troop numbers through kidnapping and recruitment in North Kivu Province and in Uganda.
“What is worrying us is that the ADF has been carrying out a series of abductions, recruitment and attacks in DRC without much resistance from FARDC,” Ankunda told IRIN. “We are critically following up their recruitment in Uganda. We have made some arrests.”
According to a December 2012 report by the International Crisis Group (ICG), the ADF is “more of a politically convenient threat for both the FARDC and the Ugandan government than an Islamist threat lurking at the heart of Central Africa”.
“They are still isolated, and actions against their logistic and financial chains have been quite successful,” Marc-Andre Lagrange, DRC senior analyst at ICG, told IRIN. “As in 2011, ADF are now engaged in providing military support to other armed groups to sustain their movement. This demonstrates that ADF, as such, is now a limited threat despite the fact they remain extremely violent.”
According to experts in Uganda, the continued presence of armed groups like ADF is a major concern for peace and stability in DRC, Uganda and the wider Great Lakes region.
“The allegations that ADF is regrouping are not new and should not come as a surprise. What should worry us as a country is the apparent collective amnesia of treating our own exported armed insurgencies as other people’s problems,” Stephen Oola, a transitional justice and governance analyst at Uganda’s Makerere University’s Refugee Law Project, told IRIN. “The LRA [Lord’s Resistance Army] and ADF are Uganda’s problems and will remain so, no matter where they are located at a particular time, until we seek a comprehensive solution to conflicts in this country.”
Neutralizing the threat
At the moment, Uganda has no mandate to pursue the rebels within DRC. Ankunda said he hoped the new UN Intervention Brigade – tasked with defeating “negative forces” in eastern DRC and due to be fully operational at the end of July – will step in to curb the group’s efforts to destabilize the two countries.
The ICG’s report warned that it would be important to neutralize the ADF’s cross-border economic and logistical networks; the group allegedly receives money transfers from Kenya, the UK and Uganda, which are collected by Congolese intermediaries in the North Kivu cities of Beni and Butembo. It also derives funding from car and motorcycle taxis in North Kivu and profits from gold and timber exports to Uganda.
“It would be wise to separate fiction from fact and instead pursue a course of weakening its socio-economic base, while at the same time offering a demobilization and reintegration programme to its combatants,” the report’s authors stated, adding that “Congolese and Ugandan military personnel colluding with these networks should be dealt with appropriately by the authorities of their country”.
According to Makerere’s Oola, Uganda needs to do some soul-searching if it is to defeat the rebellions that continue to destabilize the country: “We must sit down as country in judgment of oursel[ves], through truth-seeking and national dialogue, to ask the right questions. Why are they fighting? What should be done to end their rebellion? How do we address the impact of the cycle of violence that has bedevilled this country from independence?”
[ This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations. ]
Salim Saleh was haunted by Jet Mwebaze’s death. Why?
Posted by Bitukirire Isaac Newton on June 6, 2011 at 2:59 PM
In Sept. 1997, an army officer and brother to Brig. James Kazini, another senior army officer, died in western Uganda under circumstances that remain mysterious. The then Minister of State for Defence, Steven Kavuma, gave conflicting accounts of what had happened to the private plane carrying Mwebaze. The media also reported various accounts. Appearing on the Capital Gang talk show on 91.3 Capital FM at the time, the then Lt. Gen. Salim Saleh was grilled by the then Mbarara Member of Parliament, Winnie Byanyima, also a panelist on the Capital Gang, to explain what Saleh’s employees were doing on that plane in which Mwebaze was said to have died. Saleh did not have an answer. Maj. Gen. James Kazini the former army commander died on Nov. 10, 2009 still convinced that his brother had been killed by the state or at least an actor in the state. But for several months, Saleh found himself almost unable to sleep. He disclosed to some people that he was being haunted by the spirit of Jet Mwebaze. Apparently it was tormenting him night and day. On the day of Mwebaze’s burial, an unusually heavy downpour of rain swept over the area. It rained heavily and continually all through the burial proceedings and convinced many onlookers that there was something suspicious about Mwebaze’s death. In 1998, Saleh tried to find a way out of the nightmare he was facing. He sought the help of a traditional fortune teller, a soothsayer of some sort, to go to Mwebaze’s grave and perform a number of rituals to appease the spirit of Mwebaze. A young man approached by Saleh refused to look up the fortune teller. Saleh finally found another young man to go to Mwebaze’s grave with the medium on his behalf. What happened, however, shocked Saleh. The young man, usually meek and modest in personality, suddenly burst out into a loud wail when he met Saleh. He shouted at Saleh and insulted him, speaking as one possessed by a strange spirit or invisible force. What happened next is not clear but this episode is a glimpse into the dark and sinister world that Uganda’s leaders since 1986 live in. Their abnormal lust for power and material things, their casual way with shedding blood speaks not of ordinary human beings, but of people possessed by what some might refer to as the spirit of death and murder. It is this spirit in Museveni, his brother Salim Saleh, and Museveni’s wife Janet Museveni that I went to investigate in July 2006 when I met a Seer outside Kampala. I ended up discovering the most astonishing things imaginable. But the net result of that experience was that all my fear of the state, what it can do, and of Museveni vanished from me the next day. I had stumbled onto what in the Bible is referred to as the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil”, the ultimate in knowledge of the deep mysteries of the universe. That spirit of death and murder hangs over the other leader in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. About Mwebaze’s death, Saleh had planned to mobilise soldiers and army veterans to go to the Democratic Republic of Congo to offer support security to the new government of President Laurent Kabila. But failing to successfully convince these men to go to Congo, the task fell to Mwebaze, who easily assembled the men and these men waited for the flight at Entebbe International Airport. For whatever reason, Saleh started to view Mwebaze as threat to his power and influence within the army and plotted against Mwebaze. Just before Mwebaze was to have taken that flight, Saleh — who knew Mwebaze’s love of money — convinced him to give up on the military mission and instead fly to Congo on a diamond business mission. Mwebaze agreed to. Employees of Saleh’s company, including some Israelis, boarded a plane. When the plane arrived in the skies over Kasese, it came down to the ground. Later, Mwebaze was shot dead by the army in Kasese, then under the command of Brig. Nakibus Lakara. Who gave the order for Mwebaze’s murder? Who else but the man who would later be haunted by what he himself said was the spirit of Mwebaze. It is no coinsidence that it is he, Saleh, who made the call to Lydia Draru or Lydia Atim, asking her to call Mwebaze’s brother to Namowongo, only for three hit men, not Draru, to beat Kazini to death — and then reports of a domestic quarrel conveniently fed to the media. According to NRA fighters in Luwero, Saleh was given the nickname “Rufu” which in the languages of western Uganda means “death.” This nickname was not because of any extraordinary military achievements or bravery on the battlefield, but rather, according to the former NRA guerrillas, because it was to him that Yoweri Museveni entrusted the task of eliminating Museveni’s real or perceived enemies in Luwero. These NRA veterans say that such major assassinations as that of the first NRA commander, Lt. Ahmed Seguya and many others — including, now, the killing of Maj. Gen. James Kazini — were the core assignment of Salim Saleh during their guerrilla war. In Kampala, most army generals, intelligence officers, and others familiar with the workings of the NRM government do not believe that Kazini was killed by Lydia Draru. Maj. Gen. Kahinda Otafiire’s melodramatic questioning of why God allowed Kazini to die without first consulting he, Otafiire, reflects the amount of fear being felt within top military circles than that Otafiire was trying to express black humour. END
Exposed! NRM’s plans to rule Uganda till 2042
Written by Our Editor
Monday, 29 June 2009 04:15
The Uganda Citizen today exposes a Master Plan by the National Resistance Movement (NRM) to stay in power until 2042. Hatched in March 1992 at Rushere, Nyabushozi, home of President Yoweri Museveni, the plan exposes the NRM as having lied to the whole world in general and to Ugandans in particular, when they said, in 1986, that theirs was not merely a change of guard but a new movement offering fundamental changes.
Muhoozi (left): Museveni’s sonIn an attempt to isolate the rest of Uganda and concentrate power into the hands of two clans from Western Uganda, the ingenuous plan sets out in detail how two Western Uganda clans, the Bahima and the Basita, planned to stay in power for 50 years before allowing anybody else to get into power.The plan of action that was read out by Mr Museveni to all the 76 people that attended the secret planning, sought to make sure that all top posts in the army were held by the Bahima. It arranged, among other plans, to:
Make sure their people had the highest educational qualifications during his term of office for their children. Make sure they were the richest people in Uganda with the 50 years master plan. Make sure they controlled the army and had the highest ranks in the army.
Museveni (left) and Paul Kagame (right) – Rwanda’s president and former Uganda intelligence chiefEnsure that they take charge of all the resources in the country.
Ensure that none of those not concerned, needed to know about the action plan.
This last wish may have already backfired as those that attended the meeting have already fallen out with Museveni. These include, among others, Hope Kivengere who minded to act as the link between Museveni and the grass roots.
Museveni asked the meeting to help recruit several of their relatives in the armed forces where he would install them in the security services especially the ISU, PPU, ESSO and Military Police. “This,” Museveni said, “would assist in the resisting of other tribes that would attempt to take power by the use of force.”
In order to ensure that power remained in the hands of the two clans, the meeting directed that Elly Karuhanga take the responsibility of ensuring that 80 per cent of their children were educated to a level that would ensure their sustaining power. He was instructed to send their children for studies abroad in countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, South Africa and India. A Mr Kirimani was charged with educating the daughters and sons internally, especially to ensure that he put up special school in Nyabushozi to cater for the interests of the group. It was at this juncture that Sam Kutesa suggested upgrading Bunyanyeru Settlement School from Nursery to Secondary School.
Mr. Elly Rwakakoko interjected the chairman’s speech by introducing a new chapter of how Museveni could be succeeded after his term of office. On this point, Mrs. Jovia Salim Saleh begged the members to ensure that after Museveni, the next president must come from the Basita clan. She said that she had done a lot for the Basita and taken many risks for the last 20 years and therefore it was important that the Basita take charge of the resources of the country. The members resolved that she was not in order. Mzee Ephrann Rusimira suggested that the new president should be the brother to the president if the master plan was to succeed. He warned that if the Bairu and non-Bahima clans got to know about the action plan, it would fail to take off. Mzee Rutamwebwa suggested that Salim Saleh (Museveni’s half-brother) should go back to school if the objectives of their action were to be met. It was unanimously agreed that Salim Saleh had to get a A’ Level Certificate of Education. He also suggested that someone close, possibly the son of the president should be groomed to take over the reigns from Salim Saleh. This too was agreed on and the group begged Museveni to look around for a boy who would be groomed.
The group also brainstormed about how to destroy those who would gang up to take power from the clan. Death was suggested for the potential leaders who would attempt to fail the master plan. The group deliberated that they should:- a) Deny other people access to economic resources through: (i) Overtaxing individuals and companies, which don’t belong to their’ people and protect those that belong to them. (ii) Destroy co-operative societies and unions. (iii) Sell parastatals and public enterprises that those not with the Bahima and Basita clans don’t gain from. (iv) Commercialize education and health services. c) Destroy the economic, military and political will of Northern and Eastern Uganda.
d) Ensure that a non-political Kabaka of Buganda is installed on the Buganda throne, while at the same time promoting disunity among the Baganda. e) Unite all the Bahima in the Great Lakes Region and awaken their political, military and economic process.
f) Participate in the exploitation of economic resources of rich neighbouring states. g) Making strategic alliances with whatever power in the world that will enhance achievement of this plan.
Members recommended that all those given responsibility must ensure the achievement of the objectives. Museveni was mandated to appoint committees or individuals to implement the different aspects of the master plan. It is quite clear from the points made above that many of these plans have been fulfilled. However disagreement among the two clans has led to some in this group to approach the press with a copy of the deliberations.
The following people attended this meeting:-
NAME & HOME AREA
1. Mr.Y.K. Museveni – Nyabushozi 2. Mrs. J. Museveni – Nyabushozi 3. Mr. Elly Rwakakoko – Ruhama, Ntungano 4. Mr. Eric Kabango – Rukungiri 5. Akwandanaho Salim Saleh- Nyabushozi 6. Mr. Sam Kutesa – Nyabushozi 7. Mr. Abel Katemowe – Rukungiri 8. Canon Rwabugaire Buyania – Rukungiri 9. Mrs. Rwabugaire Buyanja – Rukungiri 10. John Wycliff Karigire – Ntungamo 11. Mrs. Karazarwe Ntungamo 12. Mrs. Rwakakoko Ruhama – Ntungamo 13. Bob Kabonero – Ntungamo 14. Mr. Jim Muhwezi – Rukungiri 15. Mrs. Susan Muhwezi – Rukungiri 16. Mr. Jotham Tumwesigye – Nyabushozi, Mbarara 17. Mr. John Nasasira – Kazo 18. Mzee Nyindombi – Kebisoni 19. Mrs. Faith Bitamurire- Kebisoni 20. Mugisha Muhwezi Nyindobi – Kebisoni 21. Mrs. Jane Mwesigye – Sembabule 22. Mrs. Mwesigye – Sembalue 23. Mr. Kamugisha – Kebisoni 24. Mrs. Kamugisha – Kebisoni 25. Mr. John Kazoora – Ntungamo 26. Mr. Christopher Kiyombo – Ntungamo 27. Major Henry Tumukunde – Buyanja Kitojo 28. Mrs. Tumukunde – Buyanja Kitojo 29. Mzee Rwakanengere – Kashari Rubaya 30. Jolly R
wakanengere – Kampala, Rubaya 31. Mrs Salim Saleh – Nyabushozi 32. Rev. Kajangye Buyanja – Kitojo
33. Aronda Nyakeirima Buyanja -Kitojo 34. Mzee Mpira Nuyanja – Nyakibungo 35. Charles Muhhozi Kifaburaza – Kagunga 36. Justus Katono – Karishunga Buyanja 37. Elly Karuhanga Nyabushozi – Mbarara 38. Mzee Kafumusi – Ibanda 39. Sikora B.K. Buhweju – Buyaruguru 40. P. Kaitirima – Sembabule 41. Mathew Rukikakire – Sembabule 42. Mrs. Rukikare Kabura – Rukungiri 43. Sam Baingana – Rukungiri 44. Mrs Baingana – Rukungiri 45. Mzee Amos Nzei – Kabale 46. Mrs. Nzei – Kabale 47. Mzee Rutamwebwa – Nyabushozi 48. Mrs. Mary Rutamwebwa – Nyabushozi 49. Rev. Canon Sam Rubunda – Nyabushozi 50. Mrs. Jennifer Kutesa – Sembabule/Ntungamo 51. Eriya Kategaya – Rwampara 52. Jovia Kankunda – Mbarara 53. Mzee Rwakiturate – Nyabushozi 54. Rwabantu Rusheyi – Ntungamo 55. Col. Chefali – Kazo 56. Col. Kazini J. – Nyabushozi 57. Major Kashaka – Nyabushozi 58. Jero Bwende – Nyabushozi 59. Augustine Ruzindana Rubaya – Ntungamo 60. Ephraim Rusimirwa – Nyakabuye 61. Mzee Kaino – Nyakininga 62. Rev. Rujoki – Nshwerunkuye 63. Mrs. J. Rujoki – Nshwerunkuye 64. Prince John Barigye – Kashari 65. Kanyesigye Barigye Junior – Kashari 66. Kirimani – Nyabushozi 67. Fred Kanyabubale – Kitojo Buyanja 68. Kakurungu – Kitojo 69. Captain Biraro – Nyabushozi 70. Mrs. Nasasira Kazo 71. Herbert Rwabwende – Kashari 72. Odrek Rwabwogo – Nyabushozi 73. Hope Kivegere – President’s Office 74. Bishop Justus Ruhindi – Rukugiri 75. Justin Sabiiti – Mbarara 76. Maama Rubindi – North Kigezi Diocese
majid alemi junior. in bc. – Exposed NRM & M7 Secrets Plan On Westnilers
Re: this message i forwarded under united nations convenson charter of 1942/45 citizens right to know act. international law. to all community of nations U.N. members including uganda. based on what is the article, we the voice of voiceless appeals to united nations secretary general. to take and present this case to the united nations security council to aprove united nations peace keeping forces to westnile region. which faced war for long time. their properties destroyed, no power electricity in region,roads are in bad shape, bridges are all damaged needs repair, education system are poor, unemployments problems are high, the present government dont care about the people in westnile region. based on all major problems facing the the people in the region. we request united nations international protection branch to take charge of the region. on humaniterian cause. people in westnile was refugees for many years, now they are returnees. they have nothing, united nations to rebuil…
Sewagaba – Even Museveni will fall.
Man proposes and God disposes.God said that,”Iam the one who frustrates the ways of wise men.”Even Hitler had a dream that his Third Reich would last for a thousand years, but only lasted for twelve years. All leadership comes from God.God knows the day and hour Museveni will get out of power. Milton Obote had the same ambitions, but he ran away one night without saying bye bye to the Ugandan people. Even Museveni will fall and never rise again, because he is a liar, a thief and a hypocrite.
Museveni is making Ugandans to suffer on his behalf but he should remember how he came to power ,and he should remember that it’s the baganda who brought him to power so he should dictate accorddingly and hope one time he will go back successfully
wanted – security puposes
i think this not a dream, when you look what is happening in all activitise as planed, they are working. employment, education,death, disruption of tribes,security and on top of that corruption is rampant in nrm reign due to diplomatic immunity….sit back & we fall….come 2gether we shall revive the glory of uganda. ”FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY” UG as THE PEARL OF AFRICA…..FOR the case of a NRM ”for me my tribe and relatives and clans mate” as thier motto :angry-red.
grace nalubega kalema – human rights activist
Its such a pity that greed e ncrunched their heart they (Nrm)owners i call owners because their resons to stay is not that they have love and mercy for millions of citizens suffering with unemployment,poor education skill ,corruption every where museveni would insist to stay and we opity to go and leave in others countries inorder to earn a living
king concerned – concerned
It is only a matter of a few years that this govt goes down. we shall neva allow this kind of domination. am particularly alarmed by the big numbers of the same clan or tribe in makerere and other higher institutions of learning (around 60 per cent). a single county in that area has over 500 students in makerere, yetthe whole of karamoja, bugweri, kumam, as tribes and oothers may not even raise such a number. this is so so unfair
James Arinaitwe – MD POSTA
Hi, am so surprised about this, and this further confirms that MUSEVENI IS NOT A UGANDAN, but A RWANDASE. honestly u have made us banyankole and banyarwanda suffer in the future, because the truth is u can not stay in power forever, so the day u will go is the day we shall start suffering, we are going to be slaughtered like goats. and u are forgeting that this is life and one time u will die, though am worried that u will die of hard disease like cancer of course mixed with your HIV/AIDS. and your children are going suffer too. u have impregnated so manypeople’s women, all this is on record. but your days are numbered, God is seeing all James
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Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Yoweri Museveni is the African genocide machine
Peoples’ Media: Dictator Museveni has since 1997 been involved in the systematic destabilisation of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the resultant horrific civil war. This involvement continues to this day.As early as 1992 ‘The Guardian’ reported that: “In the six years since Yoweri Museveni took power, his government has managed to alienate three of its five neighbours. Relations remain good with only Tanzania and Congo DRC.” Museveni sparked off Africa’s most tragic humanitarian crisis when it subsequently sought to destabilise Congo DRC. In 1997, the London ‘Times’ reported that “Uganda … backed an uprising by rebels in eastern Congo DRC who’s aim was to drive the Zairean Army from the region and bring down President Mobutu” In 2001, Human Rights Watch documented this involvement, stating that Museveni had “fuelled political and ethnic strife in eastern Congo with disastrous consequences for the local population.”This had included stirring up ethnic violence, murdering civilians and “laying waste their villages.” Human Rights Watch had also previously noted that Uganda was responsible for the murder of large numbers of civilians in north- east Congo.This was also confirmed by Congolese human rights organisations.In late 2002, Uganda was subsequently again accused of deliberately seeking to “provoke ethnic conflict, as in the past” – actions which the United Nations warned risked genocide in the region. In July 2003, a Human Rights Watch report, ‘”Covered in Blood”: Ethnically Targeted Violence’, stated, for example, that Uganda was involved in the ethnically-motivated murder of several thousand Congolese civilians in the Ituri area of north-eastern Uganda. Uganda continues to arm Congolese gunmen responsible for horrific acts of terrorism – acts every bit as horrific as those attributed to the LRA in northern Uganda. The Museveni regime was also accused of militarily and logistically assisting the UNITA rebel movement in Angola. Additionally, the UN has repeatedly stated that Uganda was criminally and systematically stealing Congo’s resources. A Human Rights Watch report also noted that Ugandan forces “have blatantly exploited Congolese wealth for their own benefit and that of their superiors at home.” The hypocrisy of Museveni’s public bleating about neighbouring states allegedly destabilising his government is clear. The International Community’s Responsibility for Continuing Conflict in Uganda. The international community itself shares a partial responsibility for the continuing war in northern Uganda. This responsibility is at least two-fold. Western governments continue to project Uganda as a success story when the reality is that it is wracked by political turmoil and Uganda’s economy is artificially buoyed by aid. A Refugees International report has observed, for example, that according to one estimate donors provide about 53 percent of Uganda’s budget. They also cited a UN official as saying: “[D]onors don’t want to portray Uganda as another African country that is going down the drain. Because they give so much to Uganda, donors have a political motivation to make sure that it is seen as a success story.” This pretence ignores, in addition to the conflict in northern Uganda, Museveni’s responsibility for the deaths of millions of civilians in Congo. The international community, by facilitating a military rather than a peaceful solution, also bears a direct responsibility for prolonging conflict. A UN news report, for example, has noted: “Some aid agencies working in the north have criticised the international community for allowing Museveni’s government to keep the humanitarian crisis in the north on the back burner … For example, they have expressed concern over the government’s recent decision to re-allocate 23 percent of funds from other ministries to defence, seen by some as indicating a preference for a military solution over a peaceful settlement in the north.” We call upon all our friends around the world to publish the crimes of Yoweri Museveni and also educate their local communities about the african Polpot.
Museveni in Congo and Sudan: The former commander of the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces (UPDF), Gen. James Kazini, a nephew of Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni, was at the center of charges against the Ugandan army of wholesale looting in Uganda and southern Sudan. As EIR reported in its last issue (see pp. 58-65), Kazini was also caught in a covert caper to smuggle arms to the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army of John Garang, operating in cahoots with Roger Winter of the U.S. Committee on Refugees, Daniel Eiffe of Norwegian Peoples Aid, and notorious gun-smugglers Michael Harari, formerly Israeli Mossad station chief for South America, and Alberto P. Herreros, formerly a prime contract for the illegal George Bush-Oliver North Contra supply operation of the 1980s. The question now being raised is whether the covert supply of arms was being paid for by booty gathered by the Ugandan Armed Forces, which invaded the Democratic Republic of Congo on Aug. 2, and followed that with an invasion of Sudan in September. According to some sources, the money gained from the sale of the gold, timber, and diamonds, being looted out of Congo and southern Sudan, was put into offshore bank accounts, and then used to buy the arms and other supplies to keep the wars going. According to a South African intelligence source, Kazini was in command of the invasion of the Congo, the source having accompanied him during the campaign in western Congo, which failed. Kazini’s presence in Congo is not just military, but is also for business-a fact that came to light when Kazini’s brother, Col. Jet Mwebaze, was killedin a crash on Sept. 26 of a private plane, apparently on its way to the Congo. Soon after the rescue of some of the survivors of the crash, news began to leak out that pointed to far more than a technical failure or weather problems: The pilot of the plane was found with a bullet in his head. Colonel Mwebaze was reportedly also shot before or after the plane crashed. More than $1 million in cash was found on the plane. Other passengers on the plane included Asian businessman Arif Mulfi and Israeli businessman Zeev Shif, a partner in the Eforte Corp., a company of Salim Saleh, half-brother to Dictator Museveni and Museveni’s top military adviser. Speculation was rife throughout Uganda that the plane was going to the Congo for a pick-up of gold in areas under the occupation of Ugandan troops. Corroboration of this idea soon came from an unexpected source: an article appearing in the Oct. 12 issue of New Times, the semi-official newspaper of the Rwandan government, a military satellite of Museveni’s Uganda. The paper reported a “growing rift” between the Rwandan and Ugandan forces now occupying eastern portions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, blaming the tensions on a “clique” in the UPDF centered on Kazini and Salim Sateh. Titled “Saleh Reducing the UPDF to a Thieving Gang,” the article said, “When the war against [Congo President Laurent] Kabila broke out in the Congo, this clique saw it as a windfall-literally as a goldmine . .
.. The clique now wreaking havoc in the Congo includes Maj. Gen. Salim Saleh, Brigadier Kazini, Colonel Kerim, Major Ikondere, and the late Lt. Col. Jet Mwebaze. The list reads like a who’s who of the UPDF’s top convicts.” The article charged, “A brave and personable officer, Colonel Mwebaze died on a gold mission in the company of elements of a murky international gold- and money-laundering syndicate, heading for the part of the Congo under the control of his own brother, Brigadier Kazini, in the service of General Salim Saleh, the overall warlord.” The article was written by a Rwandan veteran of both the Rwandan Patriotic Army and Museveni’s National Resistance Army. The article further excoriated Salim Saleh for his involvement in privatization in Uganda, saying that he took a $1.5- million commission on a recent purchase of defective army helicopters. The paper prompted a visit to Kigali, Rwanda from Salim Saleh, and a trip to Kampala, Uganda to meet Museveni by Rwandan Defense Minister Paul Kagame. Salim Sateh admitted to the press that he was retrieving business operations lost with Kabila: “I used to have business with Kabila, but that is now lost,” Salim told New Vision. He also said that the Israeli businessman on Jet’s plane was in the gold business for him. He also attacked the Rwandans for “washing the dirty linen in public,” but said that the rift had been heated. “We have now established a new code of conduct for smooth running of our operations.” Salim Saleh has also come under scrutiny from the Ugandan Parliament for allegations that he is the hidden buyer of the Ugandan Commercial Bank, which is being privatized by the government. Before taking charge of the invasion of the Congo, Brigadier Kazini was commander of the fourth division of the UPDF, and in charge of operations in the north against the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army and in support of the Sudanese 56. As the mystery surrounding Mwebeze’s death was still swirling around, an article appeared in the Ugandan opposition newspaper, which quoted an unnamed official of the SPLA complaining that Jet had also been in charge of a company that was fleecing southern Sudan of its resources of gold and timber. “Jet was the managing director of the New Sudan Trading Corporation (NSTC), which was the company formed by the SPLA to help in facilitating trade in areas under its control,” the SPLA official said. He charged that the company was in fact dominated by Ugandan army officers, government ministers, and businessmen. The SPLA official said that in return for their share in the company, the Ugandan government permitted the SPLA to have free rein in northern Uganda to recruit guerrillas and to conduct private businesses, especially trade in cattle. The looting of southern Sudan and eastern Congo by the Ugandan military clique led by Museveni proceeds despite the fact that Uganda is being aided by outside sources as well. In hearings on July 29, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Susan Rice, an enthusiastic supporter of Museveni, reported that the United States provided Uganda with $3.85 million in military equipment last year, and will likely do so again in 1998, in addition to an International Military Education and Training Program. Under questioning, she admitted that the Ugandan military had “a lot of problems” of corruption and lack of discipline, which the government is not dealing with successfully. The privatized looting is also evidently required despite a 26% increase in the Ugandan military budget announced for the 1998-99 budget by Minister of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development Gerald Sendaula-an increase which has caused protest among parliamentarians who represent Uganda’s service-starved people. But Museveni was defended in this action by no less than the World Bank representative in Kampala, Randolph Harris, who proclaimed that the “security threats” to Uganda cannot be ignored. Money to feed the war effort continues to roll in. The International Monetary Fund announced on Nov. 11 that it will hand over a $46 million loan to support Uganda’s 1998-99 “economic program.” It is the conjecture of Ugandans that most of this money, including a recent grant from the British government of ?67 million, will be siphoned off to pay for Museveni’s military operations in the region, wars which the Ugandan people do not support. An additional question is: How much of a slice do Museveni and his relatives, including Salim Saleh, Kazini, and others who now dominate the Ugandan Armed Forces, get from the booty-grabbing and other money flows? No matter what the size of the slice, however, the British Commonwealth extraction companies that follow in the wake of the military triumphs of Museveni’s mercenary army, will take the biggest share of all.
Posted by: by Linda de Hoyos | Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Saleh’s wife sued Tuesday, 15 February 2005 A religious organization, Uganda Brothers Christian Instruction and two others have filed a suit against Jovia Saleh seeking cancellation of a land title. The plaintiffs through Bamwite Kakubo and Company advocates allege that Akandwanaho wife to Major General Salim Saleh fraudulently obtained the land title “ Nabigirwa Swamp”. They allege that they are the rightful owners of the land, which they purchased from one Petro Lukonge in 1976. The group says they had developed the land by growing crops as well as construction of buildings for their residence. They allege that Jovia came with a fake land title and started construction of a building after destroying their crops. They pray court to restrain her from taking over the land as well as stopping her construction.
Posted by: By Gertrude Nampewo | Tuesday, February 15, 2005.