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  • Uganda elections: All Candidates are Opportunistic

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    The Uganda 2011 elections are more of legalising a war criminal by the ugandan opportunistic elites(the genocidal is being endorsed through the ballot) than regime change, and seeking justice for the crimes that have been committed by the incumbent. In fact, when you look at who is who, contesting for the presidency, they're more like flies fighting for shit-its all about who gets something from the shit, they all stink. Shamelessly, some candidates are even prepared to forgive the war criminal for the genocide that has left almost six million Africans dead in Uganda, Congo-RDC,Sudan, Rwanda, Somalia, Central African republic,etc.

    The so called main challenger of genocidal Yoweri Museveni(Kizza Besigye) is a replica of the genocidal, he has nothing new to offer Ugandans but the same..same, crap of corruption, militarism, run down services, rot n' decay, violence, nepotism,etc.

    None of the candidates[all] has a social program for Ugandans, but loads of tosh theory that is not even applicable to the dynamics of present-day Uganda, in fact, their main sponsorship are right wing capitalists that hate the poor and the oppressed-you know the lot that put bankers before society. To be Continued....

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  • Why Kizza Besigye was Clobbered!

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    Do you ever wonder why a man that hallucinates he’s the best thing for Ugandans to invest in their future, would be beaten-up by the youth in day light like a chicken thief? Of course not because the mainstream media has not told you the truth because they’re part and parcel of that machine that wants Ugandans to remain under the thumb of Monarchists and their developmental visions don’t see beyond East-Africa. In fact they’ve managed to convince you that the Kabaka is doing you a favour by letting you live in Uganda because Buganda owns Uganda and therefore you should worship him!

    Much has been said by Besigye’s sycophants and publicists about the Kiboko squad(stick-wielding youth), but the true story remains that Ugandans were protesting by clobbering Museveni’s mole in Project Fagiya Uganda(Clean Uganda Dry) Kabisa.

    What did Besigye expect from wanainchi(populace), when they were being insulted by the Bloody Hero’s Medal Honoring , then comes fat lips to add more insult to injury-that his wife and their lot have already put on Ugandans. Its the norm for FDC hooligans hiding behind the banner of political demonstrations to usually go on a frenzy of; raping,vandalism ,targeting Ugandans with long noses and forcing them to sing Mengo tribal songs.

    This time Kizza Besigye thought that he would use the cover of Inter-Party Cooperation (IPC) demonstration to demand for the dismissal of the electoral commission of whose work in the recent Mukono North by-elections was largely considered by his team to be authentic,thus the electoral commission was good!

    What is so Fake about the entire project is its architecture; Museveni’s girlfriend(winnie Byanyima), fat-girl & Spy(Anna Mugisha), Opportunistic Olara Ottunu, Gay Activists,etc.

    Inter-Party Cooperation (IPC) is Besigye and FDC is guiding  visionless politicians from other parties to endorse  a clique of NRM rejects as the future of Uganda.

    In fact the entire project gashes-out undemocratic tendencies – FDC’s  dictatorial mind is always recycled and peddled as IPC collective mind, Norbert Mao’s proposals and freedom of speech is always dismissed as hypocritical,No referendum was held to ask Ugandans if  IPC is what they want, etc.

    Ugandan elite are like maggots fighting  for a rotten dog, they hate the new and future-that’s why we still have the Mutesa’s, Obote’s and Amin’s men still clinging on Ugandans as if we owe them a living. Bastards!!

    With this sort of expired brains, Uganda can never develop because the generation of 5 decade ago will never bring anything new on the table nor work towards a united Uganda but pockets of privileged tribes men, because they lack modern social skills-that can be used to see beyond their tribe and transform society-thus, they’re holding Ugandans at ransom so we can worship them like in the 19th century-GO FUCK YOURSELVES!

    Do you expect the civil servants to do their jobs diligently when the elite is constantly singing in tribalism tones that they want their land back,go back where you came from,our tribe is superior,etc. Of course not but  demoralised worker would do anything desperate like substandard work,deep their hands in the till(Corruption), torch buildings/schools, etc. because they have to work for a living to feed their dependants.

    Thus you end up with a workforce that is not fulfilling positive objectives but false obligations that are completely meaningless and represent no value to the customers-the people of Uganda.

    • Demoralised workers produce rubbish goods and services.
    • Demoralised workers cease to add value.
    • Demoralised workers are unpatriotic.
    • Demoralised workers love to gossip about foreign football and who has a new car,etc
    • The demoralisation hits the economy so hard, that the bosses start stealing from other bosses.

    Like a classic tribal goon, Besigye thought he would come ..swagging his fat lips with IPC lipstick, …claiming that he was a victim of Museveni’s injustice, while his wife was giving museveni a blow job for a medal that is stained with the blood of Ugandans!!!

    If yesterday the IPC gave you victory in Mbale and Mukono by-elections, then how comes you haven’t rejected the results??

    Ugandans wake Up!!!!

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  • Yoweri Museveni orders guards to shoot and Kill civillians

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    The Ugandan Genocidal was again displaying his madness in public by ordering his guards to shoot and kill Ugandans after he was denied entry to a crime scene.

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    The Kasubi Tombs in Uganda, the final resting place of Uganda(Buganda) royalty and a UNESCO World Heritage Site-dating back 150 years- the tombs of five ancient kings were destroyed overnight by state arsonists.

    Ugandans sift through the burned out remains of the Kasubi tombs


    The dictator, Yoweri museveni, suffered a shock of his life when he was blocked from reaching the Kasubi tombs that caught fire last night.
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    Dictator Yoweri Museveni


    Angry Ugandans booed the tyrant and wanted to lynch him, then set up a barricade to stop the thug from reaching the burnt tombs.
    The tyrant gunmen fired in the air to disperse them but to no avail.

    But this was not enough as the civilians kept lying on the ground and Museveni was overheard shouting, “you lazy scouts!!!”
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    Genocidal Yoweri Museveni's security personnel killing Ugandans


    Then a barrage of fire was aimed at those civilians that were lying on the ground, before the tyrant was driven away.

    Police and other security agencies are in the meantime working to restore calm. The government of Uganda is yet to make a statement on the incident.
    The Kampala women MP Nabilah Sempala narrowly escaped a bullet fired by Military Police and a man standing next to her was shot in the back.
    Radio journalist Mukiibi Serunjogi was shot in the knee and the Mityana South Member of Parliament Ssozi Kaddumukasa also was roughed up by the Military Police.
    The Military Police and troops of the Presidential Guard Brigade have taken over security at the site.

    At the time of drafting this report, 12 civilians were confirmed dead and Wandegeya police station has been set on fire.

    Buganda Kingdom King Ronald Mutebi, middle in suit, is surrounded by supporters after visiting the Kasubi Royal Tombs

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    • Admin // March 17, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Reply (edit)

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      Works minister John Nasasira regretted the loss of the cultural site and called for calm. He said the country had lost an asset. It is time to have collective grief.

      Latiff Sebaggala (DP) said people who had gathered to commiserate with the Kabaka, including MPs, were beaten by security people in civilian clothes. We were ordered to lie down and some people beat us up. Anyone who remained standing was shot at.

      Nabilah Nagayi Sempala (FDC) said tragedy had befallen the country. We were ordered to take cover as bullets whizzed over our heads. Then people came with sticks beating us. I was caned like a child. I dont think it is right for people to flog mourners.She said she heard somebody groaning in pain and calling for help.

      Margaret Babadiri (NRM) was shocked that somebody burnt the tombs. These (tombs) have been our pride. We are crazy. We started with schools, burning children like animals. Something must be done. Hassan Fungaroo (FDC), Odonga Otto (FDC) and Susan Nakawuki (FDC) condemned the fire and the shooting of civilians.

      Emmanuel Dombo (NRM) asked Kasaijja whether people had been killed by government forces, but the minister promised a detailed statement later.
      Hussein Kyanjo (JEEMA) said people had been shot before the President inspected the ruins.

      I saw bodies being carried to a Police pick-up truck.

      The Police was doing its work well until people in civilian clothes started shooting. Police is finding it very difficult to do their work because of interference from such forces.

    • Admin // March 18, 2010 at 8:48 am | Reply (edit)

      SMS-Fred Magala
      What I saw was very sickenning. Angry youths tried to lynch the president as two men standing in the banana plantations hurled stones at him and his entourage.

      The situation got nasty when a plain clothed man carrying a pistol was unexpectedly grabbed from behind by a group of obscene uttering men who at the time also hid the pistol away.

      Soldiers started shooting in the air as plain clothed security operatives angrily demanded for the return of the pistol. The soldiers were ignored and abused while a crowd kept advancing towards the president. At the same time another group of youths were busy blocking the president from moving forwards.

      Three men tried to grab another gun from another plain clothed soldier who on realising he was about to be lynched, started shooting and seconds later people started shouting that a man has been shot dead. Angry crowds kept pushing them selves towards the president as he walked and soldiers kept shooting in the air.

      A groupe of people were caned by the soldiers as they were demanding for the previously stolen pistol. People lay on the ground faces down shouting and mourning that let museveni kill them instead of him being allowed access to the burnt tombs.

      A man about 10 minutes later was arrested with a pistol whish three soldiers claimed was the one grabbed from their plain clothed coleague. The man was spotted with the pistol as he tried to aim at Muhoozi- the president’s son who at the time was walking behind the president.
      The first son, Kainerugaba Muhoozi, walked a respectable distance behind his father. In full military attire, Lt. Col. Muhoozi had a pistol on his hip and an AK-47 in his hand.

      When they could not stop his arrival, which happened around noon, they contrived one last act of defiance that was as spectacular as it was revealing. The men rushed inside the structure and planted bamboo shoots around it, enough so that the only thing Mr Museveni could do was tour the structure from outside. When one of the loud protestors hurled insults at Mr Museveni from close range, a man in army regalia backed the offender down and beat him up. In protest, another man suddenly hurled his body into the ground, kicked the mud like a possessed man, and cried hysterically. He was ignored.

    • daniel // March 18, 2010 at 10:49 am | Reply (edit)

      Thank u guys for this wonderfull coverage.
      Daniel

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  • African Genocide

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    Yoweri Museveni's hand has blood of 5 million Africans

    Tibuhaburwa Yoseri Buzariranwa a.k.a Yoweri Museveni with his Colonial Paymaster, Monsieur Gordon Brown

    Fear has been used as a foundation by the Western Imperialistic forces and their Burundi born agent- Tibuhaburwa Yoseri Buzariranwa a.k.a Yoweri Museveni to commit genocide in Africa.
    Psychological tools such as; HIV/AIDS, terrorism and Idi Amin(media) have been used very effectively to create an authoritarian system that divides political power and thereby conceals political responsibility-the less the people know what is going on, the easier it has been to commit and conceal genocide in Africa.

    Yoweri Museveni

    Yoweri Museveni


    On the other hand we have the authoritarian form of the army and of a political-military organisation that terrorises the African people with impunity from Somalia to D R Congo . The Western imperialistic genocide mafia has been so effective at concealing the genocides in Somalia,Uganda and DR Congo.
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    Facts; more people in Uganda have died at the hands of Yoweri Museveni, compared to the numbers killed in the Rwanda genocide. If the African people (Uganda, DR Congo and Somalia) were pathetic like the imperialistic genocidal entity in the great-lakes of Africa (Kagame and Museveni) at collecting skulls and bones to display them for the world to receive sympathy and as an excuse to commit more murder, then you would see huge mountains of their loved ones than those of Rwanda and Darfur put together.

    Yoweri Museveni
    The World is not as gullible as they wound want them to be, they know who the real murderers are.

     Christopher Hitchens

    Christopher Hitchens

    Christopher Hitchens is a peripheral player in the propaganda campaign to shield the Museveni regime however. In fact, as Hitchens notes in the Vanity Fair text, he traveled in Northern Uganda to do his Lord’s Resistance Army story with the assistance of John Prendergast of the International Crises Group. It’s likely that the Ugandan government provided security for the Hitchens/Prendergast mission. The International Crises group is a flak organization pursuing an aggressive U.S. foreign policy, premised on predatory capitalism and neoliberal economics, behind a face of “humanitarian” concern. On the ICG board, for example, are some of the world’s leading military strategists. ICG directors include former Supreme Allied Commander General Wesley Clark; former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski; and Thomas Pickering, formerly special assistant to Henry Kissinger, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs in the Clinton White House, and now a Boeing Corporation executive.
    According to Award winning Journalist,keith harmon snow

    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni accused for genocide and war crimes in northern Uganda since 1986.

    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni accused for genocide and war crimes in northern Uganda since 1986.


    What is so disturbing is that Hundreds of thousands were massacred, maimed and displaced by their own government’s troops whith the knowledge of parasitic western NGO’s such as Oxfarm,Caritas,World Vision International, etc. they turned a blind eye and continued to mislead the world that it was the work of the Lords Resistance Army.
    More than 500,000 people, were beaten up and then arrested as rebel suspects while rape for girls under the age of 15 was used as a biological weapon to kill them with AIDS. The Acholi people had nowhere else to go and were not allowed to leave the concentration camps since their homes had already been destroyed by the government and their land sealed off with the knowledge of Major General Salim Saleh(Yoweri Museveni’s Brother) and Major General Mugisha Muntu the Army Commander at the time. By the time Major General Mugisha Muntu was retired due to having HIV, more than 2 million Acholi people were in concentration Camps.

    Today Uganda’s most notorious illegal detention centers is housed among Western Ambassadors’ residence. The locality serves as an unlawful detention, torture and a transit center for enforced disappearance (Cold-Blood Murders) for mainly Ugandans.The infamous locality is run by American, French and British trained security personnel at the expense of the Ugandan taxpayers.
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    When the British monarchy and its Genocidal client Yoweri Museveni, were busy feasting on caviar and other expensive drinks-during the Commonwealth Heads of Government pimping retreat in Kampala (CHOGM) 2007; 340 innocent Ugandans were arrested and tortured in different parts of the Country and subjected to brutal treatment. Ugandans were hit repeatedly with gun butts, slapped in the head and ears, beaten with fists, whips, canes, chairs and shoes, beaten with metals, starved, and water-boarded until they became invalids.
    A cocktail of brutality such as; painful stress positions, red chilli pepper into eyes, nose and ears, that causes excruciating pain and electricity shock on detainees – was the favourite menu of the day by their tormentors.

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    Genocide Instructor

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    African genocide

    Genocide Instructors

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    African Genocidals


    Okay, you might think that this is some malice bullshit by an anti-government element but very wrong because brutality is the weapon that these cowards have been using in Northern Uganda, DR Congo and Somalia to carry out a silent genocide for years.
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    Paul Kagame Makes Hitler Look like Mother Theresa


    Western regimes and their genocidal puppets in Africa always creates a slam-dog to blame for their atrocities. This has been the Case in Uganda with the Lords resistance Army.
    Joseph Kony’s Lords resistance Army has not killed more than a thousand people for the last Seventeen years. However the American and British trained Uganda Army (UPDF) has killed in Somalia,Uganda,Sudan,Rwanda,DR Congo and Central Africa Republic 5 million Africans. This is a fact and not some silly or malicious accusations. i.e.there was a time when more than 1000 people where dying in Western sponsored concentration camps in Northern Uganda. This went on for (work-out the maths) more than 6years.
    In spite of the Lords resistance Army’s Christian fundamentalism, there’s no evidence of mass graves or masses of people with lips and ears chopped off nor is this the case with the Al-Shabab, Somali Mujahadeens.
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    Al-Shabab Mujahadeen unit in mogadishu


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    The Anti-African forces have been quick to dismiss Somali Freedom fighters as Some Islamic Fundamentalist associated with Al-qaida. But this has been not the case and after realising that they were very wrong, they then changed their tune to calling Somali Marine tax enforcers, Pirates.Very pathetic, what sort of pirates leaves the ship cargo intact without plundering it? Oh, please.., why do non-African think that, African waters are theirs and they can just cruise through with their ships polluting and not paying any tax, would an African ship just sail in any of those non-African waters without being sunk?

    The reason why Somalia has succeeded at resisting foreign plunders and genocidal forces is because of commonsense and a good understanding of foreign evil.

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    But this has not been the case in Uganda and DR Congo because the people are so greedy and have no conscience when it comes to profiteering. Instead of advocating for the victims of the genocide both in Uganda and DR Congo, 99% of the non governmental organisations saw this as an opportunity to make a fortune.
    A new profiteering zone was born and named ” the Great Lakes region of Africa”. To Justify the profiteering, an anti Lords Resistance Campaign was manufactured and exported to the World. Thus, Joseph Kony’s Lords Resistance Army and HIV/AIDS poop-ganda (negative stories) became the main intangible export for the Uganda’s tyranny.

    The Sister's Struggle in East Africa

    The Sister's Struggle in East Africa

    Yoweri Museveni

    Yoweri Museveni African Butcher


    What happened to the hundreds of children that were in NRA(Now UPDF) and sent to Mubende. Where are all those children that In 2005, escaped or were captured or released from the LRA and pressured to join Yoweri Museveni’s forces and fight the LRA. Where are they now?
    Why is Salim Saleh, a UPDF officer believed to have been banned from traveling to the United States over the UPDF’s role in the plunder of mineral resources from the DR Congo in the late 1990s, still a Cabinet Minister?

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    Why should a Killer and thief like Yoweri Museveni, still be roaming western Capitals when the evidence is there for his arrest. Why should Sudanese Omar Bashir be wanted by ICC and Not Yoweri Museveni that has commited even worse crime?
    See Illegal exploitation of natural resources and other forms of wealth of the DR Congo
    Why should Darfur(less than 1000 dead) be called a genocide and not DR congo(6million dead).
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    Very simple. Yoweri Museveni is a western client and Omar Bashir a Chinese client-The likes of Tony Blair and Bill Clinton are the ones that have planned,armed and sponsored the likes of Paul Kagame to commit genocide.
    According to top secret intelligence documents that we have obtained, Uganda armed the invasion of Rwanda for an ambitious plan of a “regional war of liberation” which aimed to unite 7 African countries under the leadership of President Yoweri K. Museveni. Reunited, these countries would form a regional showcase called “Great Unified Region; United Great Region” and to have a “Red Army Reserve, of 2,000,000 men and willing to subject the rest of the Saharan Africa to war and terror. Museveni intended to act with the support of the United Kingdom and the United States, where they hoped to further address the influence of emerging powers like China and India and impose an Anglo-Saxon political, economic and military imperialistic shadow on the African continent.
    We shall be publishing the report after editing it as its 450 pages long.

    Paul Kagame is another Western Client that has butchered millions of innocent people

    Kagame makes Hitler look like Mother Theresa

    Paul Kagames Genocide Portifolio

    The untold Truth about this killer

    Paul Kagame and Rwanda Genocide

    Genocide against the Hutu People

    Paul Kagame’s War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity, and Crimes of Genocide

    How Paul Kagame exports the Genocide Brand to UK and USA

    Arrest Paul Kagame for War Crimes: Paul Kagame Killed Thousands of Tutsi And Hutu People

    Rwanda Genocide in Pictures

    I’m not a big person on the world stage but big men like Alison Des Forges, Senior Advisor at the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch. said:

    “Uganda sent its troops into Congo supposedly to assure its own security, but in the process, it has caused greater insecurity for its unfortunate neighbors,” said Alison Des Forges, Senior Advisor at the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch. “Pulling out some of its troops does not relieve Uganda of the responsibility for investigating and punishing the soldiers who have been involved in these crimes.”

    Des Forges said that Congolese leaders, including the heads of political factions and organizers of militias, have also violated the rights of their fellow citizens in Ugandan-dominated zones. The Ugandans trained local combatants who were recruited by rival political leaders on the basis of personal or ethnic loyalty, and who were more likely to be used for local advantage than in the war against the Congo government. Both the Ugandans and leaders of the Congolese Rally for Democracy-Liberation Movement (RCD-ML) recruited and trained children as combatants. In August 2000 Uganda airlifted 163 children from Congo to Kampala for military training.

    “Uganda has repeatedly promised to end the use of child soldiers, yet here it is openly teaching Congolese children to make war,” said Des Forges. “When does it plan to start making good on these promises?” Congolese political leaders in the Ugandan-controlled region have detained rivals, held them in inhumane conditions, and sometimes tortured them. Ugandan soldiers have similarly abused Congolese whom they have identified as opponents. Ugandan authorities in mid-2000 approved an alliance between RCD-ML leader Mbusa Nyamwisi and Mai-Mai, a local militia hostile to foreign occupiers, and even arranged to provide military training for them. Later, Ugandans rejected the arrangement and began fighting the Mai-Mai. In subsequent conflicts, Ugandan troops captured and summarily executed Mai-Mai combatants. They also attacked local people thought to have aided the Mai-Mai, killing civilians and laying waste their villages. Ugandan soldiers also backed the RCD-National, supposedly another rebel political movement but apparently really an operation to extract and market the rich mineral resources of the Bafwasende area.

    “Ugandan soldiers have blatantly exploited Congolese wealth for their own benefit, and that of their superiors at home,” said Des Forges. “In competing for control of Congo’s phenomenal resources, the Ugandans as well as other parties to this war have committed countless atrocities against the Congolese population.”

    Unless the International Criminal Court is also part and parcel of Yoweri Museveni’s African Genocide project, set out under article 15 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court,an investigation proprio motu by undertaking a preliminary investigation of serious crimes committed in Ituri within the presumptive jurisdiction of the ICC for possible prosecution.

    The Front for the Liberation of Congo in Ugandan occupied areas

    The Movement for the Liberation of Congo (Mouvement pour la Liberation du Congo, MLC), headed by Jean-Pierre Bemba, controls much of Equateur province in the north. By early 2001, it had established its sway over another, less well organized rebel group, the Congolese Rally for Democracy-Liberation Movement (Rassemblement Congolais pour la Democratie-Mouvement de Liberation (RCD-ML), which claimed to control parts of North Kivu, and Orientale provinces in eastern Congo. Uganda engineered this merger among its Congolese rebel allies to unify their military against the government alliance, and to shield it from increasing international scrutiny of its role in manipulating local political divisions and ethnic conflicts as a means of consolidating its control over these resource rich areas.

    Uganda reacted angrily to the release in mid April of the report of the U.N. Panel of Experts on the Exploitation of National Resources and other Forms of Wealth of the DR Congo, threatening at one point to withdraw from the Lusaka peace process. Under international prodding, Uganda dropped the threat and committed to withdraw its troops from the country, saying that they have accomplished their mission of defeating the insurgent Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

    Human Rights Watch in March 2001 published the report “Uganda in Northeastern DRC: Fueling Political and Ethnic Strife” which documented the following abuses in areas occupied by Uganda near the border between Uganda and the DRC:

    Ugandan military forces have played a decisive role in local affairs, even changing administrative boundaries and designating provincial officials, taking advantage of an administrative void resulting from continuing disputes among the various offshoots of the Ugandan- sponsored RCD-ML.

    Within the context of the broader war and the continuing political conflicts, a small-scale dispute over land between Hema and Lendu peoples in northeastern DRC, one of many which previously appeared to have been settled peacefully, grew in scale and intensity. The Hema were thought to enjoy general support from the Ugandans, attributed to a supposed ethnic bond between the Hema of the DRC and those of Uganda. >From the first violence in June 1999 through early 2000, an estimated 7,000 persons were killed and another 150,000 were displaced. In the most recent incident of violence in January 2001, another 400 people were killed during one day of violence in Bunia and at least 30,000 people were forced to flee the region.

    The perception that the Ugandan army supported the Hema was made real in many communities by Ugandan soldiers who helped Hema in defending their large farms against Lendu attack and who helped Hema militia attack Lendu villages. In some cases, these soldiers provided support in return for payments to themselves or their superior officers. In at least one case, Ugandan soldiers also assisted Lendu in attacking Hema. In one reported clash Ugandan soldiers backing different sides engaged in combat against each other. The assistance of Ugandan soldiers as well as the provision of training and arms to local forces resulted in a larger number of civilian casualties in these conflicts than would otherwise have been the case.

    Under the guise of creating an army for the rebel movement, Congolese political leaders developed their own groups of armed supporters, bound to them by ties of personal and/or ethnic loyalty. On several occasions in the last two years, these armed supporters have engaged in operations in which civilians were killed. Uganda trained these groups even when it seemed likely that they would be used in local ethnic and partisan conflict rather than as part of a disciplined military force.

    All parties, including the Ugandans, recruited and trained children to serve as soldiers. In August 2000 Uganda transported some 163 children, part of a larger group of 700 recruits, to Uganda for military training. Only in February 2001 did the government of Uganda grant various international agencies access to these children with a view to their demobilization and resettlement.

    Contending RCD-ML political leaders Wamba dia Wamba and Mbusa Nyamwisi as well as Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) soldiers have illegally detained political leaders whom they have identified as opponents and held them under inhumane conditions. In some cases the UPDF and RCD-ML forces have tortured political opponents in detention.

    The RCD-ML’s “prime minister” Mbusa Nyamwisi, a local leader from a third powerful ethnic group, the Nande, sought to increase his power base by allying with Mai-Mai forces, groups of local militia who had been fighting largely to expel foreign occupiers of their territory. Originally ready to tolerate this alliance, the Ugandans then rejected it. In subsequent conflicts with the Mai-Mai, Ugandan forces as well as Congolese rebels loyal to Mbusa extrajudicially executed captured Mai-Mai combatants. Subsequently, the UPDF attacked local people thought to have assisted the Mai-Mai, killing civilians and laying waste to their villages.

    Ugandan soldiers also formed and supported the front organization called RCD-National, which appeared to be an operation to extract and market the rich mineral resources of the Bafwasende area rather than the political party which it claimed to be. This blatant exploitation of Congolese wealth for the benefit of both locally based and other more highly placed Ugandan military officers symbolized the larger exploitation of the whole region for the benefit of outside actors.

    Proxies Pursuing Their Own Interests
    Ituri is home to eighteen different ethnic groups, with the Hema/Gegere71 and Lendu/Ngiti72 communities together representing about 40 per cent of the inhabitants. The other major groups are the Bira, the Alur, the Lugbara, the Nyali, the Ndo-Okebo, and the Lese. With ethnic identity of growing importance, a new group has emerged, the “non-originaires”73, that is, `outsiders’ who were not born in Ituri. The Nande of north Kivu represent the most prominent of the “non-originaires”, due to their importance in the business sector. The emergence of Mbusa Nyamwisi, a Nande, as the leader of the RCD-ML raised the profile of the Nande in Ituri. Hema elites seeking to assert or protect their control of the political and economic spheres in Ituri tend to consider the Nande as direct competitors.

    The Hema, Lendu, and other ethnic groups that serve as proxies for governments and rebel movements also seek to set agendas that serve their own interests. They are skilled at playing off the various outside rivals and change sides as their interests dictate. They adapt rapidly to developments on the national scene, working on the basis of the enemy of my enemy is my friend-at least for the moment.
    Who Was Who – Armed Political Groups in Ituri

    RCD-ML: Congolese Rally for Democracy- Liberation Movement
    Current Leader: Mbusa Nyamwisi

    Also know as RCD-Kisangani, the RCD-ML was launched in September 1999 in Kampala when Wamba dia Wamba split from the RCD-Goma. Backed at the start by Uganda, the RCD-ML has been fractured by leadership struggles and in-fighting. The current leader, Mbusa Nyamwisi took power after ousting Wamba dia Wamba. The RCD-ML’s military wing is the Congolese Popular Army (APC). The RCD-ML entered into the Sun City agreement of April 2002 and the APC are now being trained and armed by Kinshasa.

    MLC: Movement for the Liberation of Congo
    Current Leader: Jean-Pierre Bemba

    Based in Gbadolite, the MLC has been backed by Uganda since the start of the war in 1998 although there have been occasional differences between the two. The MLC tried twice to establish a foothold in Ituri: in 2001 Bemba had nominal control of the short-lived FPC coalition of Ugandan- backed rebel groups and in 2002 the MLC attacked Mambasa in western Ituri but were forced backed by the APC of Mbusa Nyamwisi. The MLC has occasionally fought alongside the UPC and has been a rival of Mbusa’s RCD-ML.

    RCD-National: Congolese Rally for Democracy – National
    Current Leader: Roger Lumbala

    Now based in Watcha, northern Ituri, the RCD-N initially operated as a front organization for the Ugandans in exploiting the diamond riches of the town of Bafwasende. In 2001 and 2002, the RCD-N supported MLC attempts to win resource-rich areas from the RCD-ML. RCD-N has few soldiers and relies on the MLC army.

    UPC: Union of Congolese Patriots (predominately Hema/Gegere party)
    Current Leader: Thomas Lubanga

    Purportedly launched to promote reconciliation, the UPC quickly became a predominately Gegere-led political party intent on promoting the interests of the Hema and related Gegere. It came to power in Bunia in August 2002 with the help of the Ugandans and used Hema militia as part of its armed forces. It turned to Rwanda for support and formed an alliance with the Rwandan-backed RCD-Goma after being excluded by the RCD-ML and the MLC from the Mambasa ceasefire talks in December 2002. Having turned from Uganda politically, the UPC was ousted from Bunia by the Ugandan army in March 2003 but fought its way back into town in May.

    FIPI: Front for Integration and Peace in Ituri (platform of three ethnic-based parties)
    Current Leader: A coalition of three leaders of PUSIC, FNI and FPDC
    Created in December 2002 with Ugandan support, the three ethnically-based political parties shared the objective of getting rid of the UPC. Otherwise FIPI has no apparent program. The group includes Hema dissatisfied with the UPC, Lendu, and Alur, each with its own political party (see below). After the UPC was forced from Bunia, the parties began squabbling and the coalition appears to have collapsed.

    PUSIC: Party for Unity and Safeguarding of the Integrity of Congo (Hema dissatisfied with the UPC)
    Current Leader: Chief Kahwa Mandro

    Former UPC member Chief Kahwa created PUSIC in early February 2003. Most members appear to be Hema from the south. Uganda supports the party as part of the FIPI coalition. Chief Kahwa was backed briefly by the Rwandans when he was in the UPC, but claims that PUSIC currently has no such support and is more interested in working with Kinshasa. PUSIC may have allied with the UPC against the Lendu in Bunia in May 2003; if so, this alliance of convenience would be tenuous and probably short-lived. PUSIC appears to have continued close links with Ugandan authorities.

    FPDC: Popular Force for Democracy in Congo (Alur and Lugbara political party)
    Current Leader: Thomas Unen Chen, a former member of the Zairian parliament
    FPDC was created in late 2002 mostly by Alur and Lugbara from the Aru and Mahagi area, north Ituri, to counter the UPC. Recently it started to recruit and train its own militias. Although professedly interested in dialogue, it is prepared to fight if dialogue fails. It has been supported by Uganda as part of the FIPI coalition and appears to have close ties with former Ugandan army Col. Peter Karim, an Alur from Uganda.

    FNI: Front for National Integration (Lendu political party)
    Current Leader: Floribert Njabu Ngabu

    Lendu intellectuals and traditional chiefs established FNI but the party claims broad support by the Lendu community in its effort to oppose the UPC. Lendu militias are reportedly being organised under the military wing of this party, which some equate with the FRPI (see below). Supported by Uganda as part of the FIPI coalition, it joined the Ugandan army in driving the UPC from Bunia on March 6, 2003, for which some its members were publicly thanked by Brigadier Kayihura in April. FNI has also benefited from military training and support from the RCD-ML and, through it, from Kinshasa.

    FRPI: Patriotic Force of Resistance in Ituri (Ngiti political party)
    Current Leader: Dr Adirodo.

    Launched in November 2002 the Ngiti party FRPI is said to be closely linked to the Lendu FNI. It is meant to bring together Ngiti militias with traditional leaders in a single force against the UPC. Based in Beni and said to number 9,000 combatants, the FRPI has close ties to the RCD-ML from which it receives both military training and arms. It claims to have a large fighting force and many see it as the army of the FNI. It joined the Ugandans in driving the UPC from Bunia in March 2003 and together with the FNI briefly controlled Bunia in May 2003.

    FAPC: People’s Armed Forces of Congo (mixed)
    Current Leader: Commander Jerome Kakawave Bakonde
    Commander Jerome, based in Aru and Mahagi, established FAPC in March 2003. Jerome has changed allegiances several times, moving from the RCD-ML, to the RCD-N, to the UPC and to the Ugandans but he has more or less stayed in the area of Aru. His group recently obtained support from the Ugandans who attempted to put Commander Jerome in charge of a mixed security apparatus in Bunia just prior to the start of their withdrawal. Other parties objected and Commander Jerome returned to his home at Aru.74 A mutiny occurred in his ranks in May 2003 which was allegedly put down with Ugandan support.75 Jerome is reportedly a Banyarwanda from North Kivu.

    The actions of the Hema Chief Kahwa Mandro illustrate the readiness of local actors to change allegiances. Initially supported by Uganda, Chief Kahwa and some other Hema noticed a decline in this backing and decided that the Ugandan Army was not doing enough to protect them against the Lendu. Chief Kahwa Mandro explained to Human Rights Watch researchers:

    In August 2000, I was fighting the Lendu in Ituri. But I was accused of being with the Rwandans and the Ugandan rebels, the ADF, so the Ugandans also started to fight with me. I decided I should go and talk to President Museveni which I did in August. He decided that my cause was noble. Our group came for training to Uganda on August 28, 2000. I was in Uganda for 6 months at Kyakwanzi training camp where 705 of us were trained.

    After Sun City the Lendu started to be armed by Mbusa [RCD-ML] and so we decided we had to get rid of him. Then Lubanga was arrested by the Ugandans. We didn’t understand this. I stayed in Bunia while Governor Molondo planned a genocide against us.76 I started training about 3,000 fighters in Mandro with the financial help of the Hema community. We collected guns from small attacks. We had been negotiating with Uganda for three years and they had been responsible for so many deaths. No one was aware of our problem. In June 2002 I decided to go to Rwanda to find help for our defense. They had lived through a genocide so they knew what it was like. They understood me and provided us with weapons and logistics. I discussed the situation with James Kabarebe.

    Initially this support was good and I thought Rwanda understood my situation, but they profited from it to create another situation. They wanted Ituri to be their rear base to attack Uganda. They continue to send arms including missiles and ammunition for tanks when we don’t even have tanks. They are even sending troops. They are recruiting young soldiers and putting fear into them. They come in with small planes to airstrips like Mongbwalu, Aru, Boga and Bule. I know they do this as I used to go myself on small planes from Kigali to Ituri.77

    After becoming disillusioned with Rwandan support and the policy direction of Lubanga’s UPC, Chief Kahwa felt threatened. He separated from Lubanga’s group and re-established links with the Ugandans. He continued:

    I was on the list of people to be eliminated by the UPC. When Museveni found out about this, he sent a plane to come and get me. He encouraged me to talk to the Lendu in Kpandruma so we could stop fighting. I started a political party, PUSIC, and then became part of the FIPI coalition which wants peace in Ituri and includes Lendu plus others. I talked to President Kabila in Dar es Salaam where I told him he must stop supporting the Lendu. They were killing us. He understood.

    I am going to attack Bunia again and will take it, even if I die. The Ugandan army is informed of our plans but I don’t count on them for help.78

    Assistance from external actors may prompt dissidents in a group to hive off and form their own organization, as Chief Kahwa did. However, external actors can also promote coalitions, including those across ethnic lines, like the FIPI group which included Hema, Lendu, and Alur political groups.

    The increase in the number of combatant groups in and around Bunia has been matched by increased flow of arms to Ituri as outside actors attempt to ensure victory for their local allies. This greater availability of arms contributed to more casualties in Ituri including civilians.79 In addition to being better armed than in the past, Hema, Lendu, and Ngiti militia groups also appear to be better organized and trained and to function with a more structured military hierarchy.

    The Hema – Lendu Conflict

    The Hema are pastoralists and the Lendu agriculturalists, but historically there was a high degree of co-existence between the two groups and intermarriage was common. Belgian colonial rule accentuated ethnic divisions between the two communities, however, by trying to reorganize traditional chieftaincies into more homogeneous groups and by favoring the Hema over the Lendu. Even after independence in 1960, the Hema continued as the administrative, landowning, and business elite. When the territory of Kibali-Ituri was created in 1962, for example, no Lendu obtained key positions in the administration. President Sese Sokoto Mobutu confirmed the Hema in management positions in the farming, mining, and local administrative sectors as part of his “Zairiaisation” policy. Hema and Lendu fought small battles over land and fishing rights on several occasions after independence, but in general customary arbitration, backed by the state, contained the incidents.80

    At no point in the documented history of Ituri has the violence attained the levels seen since 1999. The broader war in Congo has undoubtedly sparked the greater violence of the current conflict.

    This conflict began in June 1999 when a small number of Hema allegedly attempted to bribe local authorities into modifying land ownership registers in their favor in the area of Walendu Pitsu, part of the Djugu district of Ituri. They reportedly used the false papers to evict Lendu inhabitants from the land, or so some local Lendu believed. These Lendu decided to retaliate. In the absence of a strong local authority, the incident quickly turned into a confrontation between the two communities.

    Ugandan interference aggravated the situation. Brig. Gen. James Kazini, then in charge of the Ugandan army in DRC, named Adele Lotsove Mugisa, a Hema, Provisional Governor of the districts of Ituri and Haut Uele81, formerly part of Orientale Province.82 Although the proposal to create such a unit had been backed by some politicians in the area, it was the decree of the Ugandan general that altered administrative boundaries, effectively creating a new “province.” In his letter setting up the new post of governor, General Kazini gave full assurances of Ugandan support for the endeavor.83 This important decision, coinciding with the local land dispute, created the impression that the Ugandan army was siding with the Hema landholders.

    By 2003 the original dispute had expanded in numbers of people and area touched by the violence. Groups like the Nande, Bira, and Alur previously not associated with either of the contenders have now been forced to choose sides.
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    Okay, there’s nothing wrong promoting one’s culture but playing ignorant of other people’s tragedy(fellow nationals) is so pathetic and very backward. The Ugandan diaspora Intellectual has been the biggest enemy of the people of Uganda. Why I say so is because they failed to advocate the suffering of our people and instead resorted to forming some pussy tribal enclaves that promotes tribal committees for organising drinking and fucking sessions. In fact there were more Uganda diasporans drinking in bars, showing off their clothes and wacky hair style than those turning up to protest genocide in uganda. However, the majority of the party goers had no shame to claim that they were victims of the Acholi genocide to get refugee status. Respect to those few individuals that stood up and continue to do so to advocate for the victims of the Acholi genocide in Northern Uganda.

    We should not conclude by blaming our people for their lack of unity and advocacy for the victims of the Acholi genocide. The problem lies with the White man’s love of plundering African resources. The entire northern Uganda is a basin of Natural resources that has potential to generate a Trillion ($) annually.

    With its vast natural and mineral resources, Africa remains strategically important to the Western plunders, as it has been for hundreds of years, and its Geo-strategic significance is likely to rise in the 21st century.

    Tony Buckingham has blood of Africans on his hands: Most white people think that when the 'colonial era' ended the brits severed all links with it's ex colonies, far from it . in fact the same can be said for many supposedly ex colonials, they never really left.

    Tony Buckingham has blood of Africans on his hands: Most white people think that when the 'colonial era' ended the brits severed all links with it's ex colonies, far from it . in fact the same can be said for many supposedly ex colonials, they never really left.


    That is why European evil men like Tony Buckingham could summon their considerable force of private military contractors to help tyrant Yoweri Museveni commit more genocide in Africa forever. Mr. Buckingham has experience in the field of manipulating political power using private military operations. He has been involved in running military-business complexes revolving around natural resources in places like Papua New Guinea in Asia to West Africa and in particular, in Sierra Leone With professional mercenary groups, which included Executive Outcomes of South Africa under Colonel Ed Barlow, and Colonel Tim Spicer of Sandline International and other extended security businesses including Saracen. In short, Buckingham has the connections and power to deliver and sustain a perpetual monarchy with Museveni and family as the heads.

    In 1997, Tony Buckingham and company were given control of Sierra Leone’s biggest diamond venture, the Koidu Diamond mines in Kono district, in exchange for keeping Tajan Ahmad Kabbah who had been overthrown, in power. So far, he has interests in the diamond mines worth several billions.

    Tony Buckingham is extremely well connected to powerful figures in the British and other western governments. When they were destroying Sierra Leone in direct violation of the United Nations Security Council resolution banning moving in of arms to escalate the conflict, the governments of UK, Canada and US knew but did nothing to stop him. Today, the mines do not benefit the Sierra Leoneans but Tony Buckingham and company and to some extent those connected to former Kabbah’s government
    To be clear, legally, Museveni’s family owns the oil wells, and NOT the Ugandan government on behalf of the people of Uganda as we often imagine or delude ourselves.

    This means that all the oil wells belong to Museveni and his family as personal investment and property. The people of Uganda will only get taxes arising from the sale of oil to the government of Uganda.

    Has it ever occurred to you to wonder why the government of Museveni does not want to build the hydro-power station at Karuma Falls to generate electricity for the consumption needs of the country? Or even to implement the old plan of building a hydro-power station at Murchison Falls/Kabalega Falls for hydro-electric power generation to supply the entire country? The reason is simple: If there is enough electric power capacity that the two Falls can easily provide, why should the country purchase oil to generate electricity from Museveni and family’s company?

    Has it not puzzled most of you that Museveni is very interested in building small hydro-electric power stations across the country, which can only supply inadequate power, even if used for only lighting purposes in those areas? And which cannot support large scale industrialization even in those remote village areas? Think again before you jubilate, fellow citizens. We are in deep crisis. Museveni and family will own the entire energy resources with a select group of foreign companies and players such as Tony Buckingham.
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    US pays Uganda to arm Somali fighters

    By Tabu Butagira
    Ugandan troops in Mogadishu have been secretly selling guns and ammunition to Somalia’s struggling Transitional Federal Government on behalf of the United States government, Daily Monitor can reveal.

    Explaining American assistance to the TFG during a recent press briefing to US journalists in Washington, D.C., a top US State Department official said Uganda has been supplying arms to Somali troops and picking dollars from Washington.

    “We have gone to the Ugandans when the TFG (Transitional Federal Government) has run short of weapons and ammunition and told the Ugandans to provide what TFG needs,” the official, who was not named in the partly classified June 26 briefing, said.

    “When the Ugandans provide those weapons, they give us a bill and an accounting for what they have turned over [to Somali government] and we then give them the money to replace the stores and the arms.”
    The official said the UPDF has mostly supplied small arms and ammunition and had increased its supplies in May when Somali Islamic extremists increased their attacks on the TFG and government forces.

    The UPDF, which is in Somalia as part of an African Union peacekeeping force to the country, is said to have been paid up to $10 million (Shs21b) for arming and training the TFG fighting force. This is the first time the arms-for-cash deal is being made public and the revelations could mean that the UPDF was violating the neutral terms of its peacekeeping mandate by arming one of the combatants.

    Authorities in Kampala were quick to denounce the revelations as “a lie”. Lt. Gen. Katumba Wamala, the commander of the UPDF Land Forces, who has been overseeing the deployment of Ugandan troops to help stabilise Mogadishu, told Daily Monitor that “it is Washington that is giving the arms to Somalia. “The only thing we have done is to be the link to pass those weapons to TFG because the Americans cannot be on the ground to do this themselves.”

    President Museveni told journalists at a press conference earlier this month that it was fine for the US to arm Somalis to fend off a rebel onslaught on the capital. “These people fighting in Somalia are wasting their time,” President Museveni said at the time. “What a democrat should do in Somalia is allow peace and demand elections.” Details of the arms-for-cash deal emerged as the beleaguered Somali President Sheikh Ahmed Sheikh Sheriff met Mr Museveni in Kampala.

    According to a State House statement, the two leaders discussed bilateral issues concerning the two countries and reviewed the situation in Somalia and other regional matters. The US State Department official said that the UPDF had supplied small arms and limited munitions but “not artillery pieces, armoured vehicles or tanks” to the TFG soldiers. “These are weapons that would be used in an urban environment, fighting a counter-guerrilla insurgency,” the official said, “We have provided funds for the purchase of weapons; and have asked the two units that are there [in Mogadishu], particularly the Ugandans, to provide weapons to the TFG, and we have backfilled the Ugandans for what they have provided to the TFG government.”

    Shadow Defence Minister Mr Angiro Gutmoi (FDC; Erute North) said he was not aware of the arms-for-cash deal but said such a transaction is “not authorised by the Ugandan Parliament”. The Defence and Army spokesman, Maj. Felix Kulayigye, said the UPDF is only involved in training the Somali forces and securing vital state installations. “I am not aware of what the Americans are talking about and I don’t believe in telling lies.”

    Uganda and Burundi have more than 4,000 troops deployed in Somalia under Amisom. The heavily undermanned and underfunded peacekeeping force is meant to secure the Presidential Palace, air and sea ports and the city’s main roads but has come under increasing attacks from Islamic extremists.

    The government has defended its deployment in Somalia saying instability in that country, which has not had a functioning government in almost two decades, undermines security in the whole region.

    In March, an Ilyushin-76 plane, suspected to be ferrying arms for Amisom troops in Mogadishu, crashed shortly after takeoff from Entebbe airport, killing all 11 people on board; three of them top Burundian army officers.

    The manifest of the cargo aircraft, chartered by Dynacorp, an American company, shows the carrier was ferrying at least 16 tonnes of military supplies. The army said then that the plane was carrying mainly tents and water purifiers although the plane’s owner claimed it had been shot down. The claims have not been verified. Transport Minister John Nasasira said last evening that an investigative team led by Col. (rtd) Chris Mudoola is yet to complete its work after failing to locate the plane’s flight data recorder.

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    According to top secret intelligence documents that we have obtained, Uganda armed the invasion of Rwanda for  an ambitious plan of a "regional war of liberation" which aimed to unite 7 African countries under the leadership of President Yoweri K. Museveni. Reunited, these countries would form a regional showcase called "Great Unified Region; United Great Region" and to have a "Red Army Reserve, of  2,000,000 men and willing to subject the rest of the Saharan Africa to war and terror. Museveni intended to act with the support of the United Kingdom and the United States, where they hoped to further address the influence of emerging powers like China and India and impose an Anglo-Saxon political, economic and military imperialistic shadow on the African continent.

    We shall be publishing the report after editing it as its 450 pages long.

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  • Uganda Gays:Uganda Anti Gay Bill

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    Tyrant Museveni has officially joined the anti-gay crusade, saying he had received reports suggesting that “European homosexuals” had launched a recruitment drive in Africa.
    Expressing his homophobic tendencies, Tyrant Museveni said the youth must stand firm and abhor the divergent sexual orientation.


    “I hear European homosexuals are recruiting in Africa,” said the Tyrant on Saturday, to an audience of mainly youth at the Kampala Serena Hotel that homosexuality is not natural.

    “We used to have very few homosexuals traditionally. They were not persecuted but were not encouraged either because it was clear that is not how God arranged things to be.”

    “You should discourage your colleagues [involved in homosexuality] because God was not foolish to do the way he arranged,” said the Tyrant, adding, “Mr and Mrs, but now you have to say Mr and Mr? What is that now?”

    The tyrant a fool as always, can’t explain why “God” created animals or plants that has both male and female reproductive organs, hermaphrodite. Why isn’t this possible with genes or blood, i.e.sickle cell disease-caused by a genetic disease that affects the haemoglobin molecules in red blood cells?

    As a straight person, I feel its our duty to educate the public that homosexuality is not a choice but a disability that we as a society need to understand and sympathise with rather than persecute them.
    How many times have you heard, people persecuting epileptic people of which Mrs Janet Museveni suffers from? Never!!

    Homophobic tendencies are the same as that of racism. Period!!
    We shall stand-by our Lesbians, Gays and Trans-genders community 100%, during these dark-times!!!!

    Protesters target Uganda anti-gay law


    Demonstrators targeted Uganda’s UN mission in New York on Thursday to protest a proposed law that would punish homosexuality with life in prison in the eastern African country.


    About 40 people picketed the UN mission at Uganda House in Manhattan, chanting: “Gay rights are human rights. Dismiss the law now!”

    Uganda has come under international criticism for the draft law that would punish “touch(ing) another person with the intention of committing the act of homosexuality” with life behind bars, according to the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, which organized the protest.

    The law would impose the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality,” including by those who are HIV positive.

    “It’s unimaginable. You’re talking about the death penalty and prison for an entire class of human beings,” said protestor Brendan Fay, 50, a filmmaker.

    “It’s incredible that in 2009 a nation’s parliament is considering this,” he added.

    Mark de Solla Price, 49, came to the demonstration with his male partner Vinny Allegrini and said Uganda was “on the wrong side.”

    He waved a placard that read “love should be legal everywhere” on one side and “shame on Uganda” on the other.

    France and the United States have condemned the bill.

    One of the bill’s supporters, Ugandan lawmaker David Bahati, responded earlier this month by saying that “homosexuality is not a human right”.

    “The fact that the moral fabric of America and Europe has been put under siege by the supporters of this creeping evil of homosexuality should not suggest that we follow suit.”

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    The gay community should not expect a different attitude from the Forum for Democratic change in Uganda because they are from the same ideological school as Yoweri museveni.
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    Responses so far:

    • amrin

      oi blud shut up wiv yo dumb article.. museveni is rite, yo wrong.. museveni runs da nation, u dont! jus run yo dumb website.. idiot.. n gays will continue 2 be punished, like it or not, by da government or by da mobs.. dat is uganda 4 yo westernized dickhead mind! fuckin gay supporter..

    • Rose Namayanja

      The writter of this article is actually a bigger intellectual tyrant, for if u didnt know this is a private members bill and the procedure is that you castigate Museveni after he has assented to the bill and if you want us to support your position, kindly just convince us other than abusing our President and have you asked yourself why non-Ugandans are crying more than the bereaved to us its no big deal and the churches are at the forefront in support of this.

    • Kele

      Rose Namayanja, you are the greatest ass kisser of dictator Museveni. You have betrayed the people of Nakaseke just because you share in the stealing of Uganda’s national assets. The NRM is a corrupt cabal just looting the country clean and you are part of that. Shame on you and I hope one day you go down in flames!

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      World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 every year, dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by HIV infection.

      Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), calls for greater response to combat HIV/AIDS. And as part of the National AIDS Strategy urges for, a national strategy on HIV/AIDS that drives a more coordinated, non-discriminatory and effective response to the epidemic.

      The theme for this year’s celebrations is Universe Access and Human Rights
      with a sub theme: Working together against HIV stigma and discrimination.

      It is a cross cutting phenomenon all over the world that HIV related stigma and discrimination is a problem that needs to be addressed in ensuring the achievement of Universal Access by 2010, and extenuating the impact of AIDS by 2015. LGBT people living with HIV/AIDS have been victims of human rights violations based on their sexual orientation which is a battle yet to be totally conquered by Civil Society Organizations.

      A world survey of criminalization laws in 2009 found that 80 nations (including 10 of the PEPFAR focus countries – US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) have laws criminalizing same sex acts between consenting adults. In countries like Uganda where homosexual relations are criminalized, HIV-related prevention services, treatment and care are difficult to provide because homosexuality is underground. Countries with non-discriminatory laws for sexual orientation have shown to provide better access to HIV treatment, care and services prevention .

      Legislations like the Anti-Homosexuality bill 2009, currently before the parliament of Uganda, targeting sexual minorities have been identified as obstacles to effectively addressing HIV in Uganda. A 2009 joint report by the Uganda AIDS Commission – UAC and UNAIDS specifically called for a review of legal impediments to the inclusion of most-at-risk-populations – including MSM – in the national AIDS response. But whereas UAC seems to be moving towards this progress, discriminatory legislations may hinder this achievement.

      If HIV prevalence and infection prevalence rates and mean age are higher among women in Uganda, Women who have Sex with Women (WSW) must be part of Uganda’s HIV/AIDS interventions.

      SMUG therefore urges government and HIV/AIDS service providers to:

      * Include men who have sex with men – MSM and women who have sex with
      women – WSW in the Uganda national AIDS strategic plans.

      * Designate a human rights bureau position to monitor LGBT concerns

      * Repeal/reform laws that criminalize homosexuality

      * Improve human rights reporting on violence and discrimination targeting
      LGBT communities.

      SMUG is a coalition of LGBT organizations that envisions a liberated LGBT community free from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/ expression.

    • jamaica

      we dont gays to pollute the black world, keep it in your white world.

     

    • Dear Fellow Pastors in Uganda,

      I greet you in the name and love of Jesus Christ as I send this encyclical video (http://www.youtube.com/saddlebackchurch) to the Pastors of the Churches of Uganda with greetings from your fellow Pastors around the world. May grace and peace be with you this Christmas season!

      We are all familiar with Edmund Burke’s insight, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” That is why I’m sharing my heart with you today. As an American Pastor, it is not my role to interfere with the politics of other nations, but it is my role to speak out on moral issues. It is my role to shepherd other Pastors who look to me for guidance, and it is my role to correct lies, errors and false reports when others associate my name with a law that I had nothing to do with, completely oppose and vigorously condemn. I am referring to the pending law under consideration by the Ugandan Parliament, known as the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

      As a Pastor, I’ve found the most effective way to build consensus for social change is usually through direct quiet diplomacy and behind-the-scenes dialogue, rather than through media. But because I didn’t rush to make a public statement, some erroneously concluded that I supported this terrible bill, and some even claimed I was a sponsor of the bill. You in Uganda know that is untrue.

      I am releasing this video to you and your congregations to correct these untruths and to urge you to make a positive difference at this critical point in your nation.

      While we can never deny or water down what God’s Word clearly teaches about sexuality, at the same time the church must stand to protect the dignity of all individuals – as Jesus did and commanded all of us to do.

      Let me be clear that God’s Word states that all sex outside of marriage is not what God intends. Jesus reaffirmed what Moses wrote that marriage is intended to be between one man and one woman committed to each other for life. Jesus also taught us that the greatest commandment is to love our neighbors as ourselves. Since God created all, and Jesus suffered and died for all, then we are to treat all with respect. The Great Commandment has been the centerpiece of my life and Ministry for over 35 years.

      Of course, there are thousands of evil laws enacted around the world and I cannot speak to Pastors about every one of them, but I am taking the extraordinary step of speaking to you – the Pastors of Uganda and spiritual leaders of your nation – for five reasons:

      First, the potential law is unjust, extreme and un-Christian toward homosexuals, requiring the death penalty in some cases. If I am reading the proposed bill correctly, this law would also imprison anyone convicted of homosexual practice.

      Second, the law would force pastors to report their Pastoral conversations with homosexuals to authorities.

      Third, it would have a chilling effect on your Ministry to the hurting. As you know, in Africa, it is the churches that are bearing the primary burden of providing care for people infected with HIV/AIDS. If this bill is passed, homosexuals who are HIV positive will be reluctant to seek or receive care, comfort and compassion from our churches out of fear of being reported. You and I know that the churches of Uganda are the truly caring communities where people receive hope and help, not condemnation.

      Fourth, all life, no matter how humble or broken, whether unborn or dying, is precious to God. My wife, Kay, and I have devoted our lives and our Ministry to saving the lives of people, including homosexuals, who are HIV positive. It would be inconsistent to save some lives and wish death on others. We’re not just pro-life. We are whole life.

      Finally, the freedom to make moral choices and our right to free expression are gifts endowed by God. Uganda is a democratic country with remarkable and wise people, and in a democracy everyone has a right to speak up. For these reasons, I urge you, the Pastors of Uganda, to speak out against the proposed law.

      My role, and the role of the PEACE Plan, whether in Uganda or any other country, is always pastoral, not political. I vigorously oppose anything that hinders the goals of the PEACE Plan: Promoting reconciliation, equipping ethical leaders, assisting the poor, caring for the sick, and educating the next generation, which includes the protection of children.

      Please know that you and the people of Uganda are in my constant prayers. This Christmas season I pray you will experience the three purposes of Christmas as announced by the angel at the birth of Christ. First, the angel said, “I bring you good news of great joy.” Christmas is a time of celebration – Jesus is the Good News for the whole world. God came to earth to be with us! Next, the angel said, “For unto us is born this day a Savior, who is Christ the Lord!” Christmas is a time for salvation. If we didn’t need a Savior, God would not have sent one. Finally, the angel said, “Peace on earth, good will toward men.” Christmas is a time for reconciliation. The message of Christmas is good cheer, good news and good will for the whole world.

      It is my prayer that the churches and people of Uganda will experience all three of these this season. May God bless you; and may God bless the nation of Uganda.

      Dr. Rick Warren


    Dear Pastor Rick Warren,

    Christmas greetings from the Pastors here in Uganda. We acknowledge receipt of your letter in which you called on us to “speak out” against the proposed “Anti-homosexuality bill 2009” which is currently in the process of being developed in our parliament. This bill has been greatly misrepresented by some homosexualists causing hysteria and we take this opportunity to give you the background, educate you on the major aspects of the law as well as respond to the concerns you raised.

    Indeed the headlines that say Ugandan law to kill gays, is deliberately misleading. It should really say, Uganda law proposes capital sentence for Men with HIV who rape boys and infect them with HIV/AIDS just as it is for heterosexuals who rape girls. You see, we have many troubling concerns, such as a crisis of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) who rape and infect young children with IV/AIDS in a grotesque demonic belief of a “virgin sex cure” as prescribed by satanic witchdoctors. We are harrassed by a massive invasion of rich Europeans and Americans groups who are scorning our traditional African view of marriage and family, bullying and threatening to cut off “aid” if we dont legalise the sins of Sodom and Gommorrah! We are troubled by some members western media which is obsessed with homosexuality.

    Indeed, we are troubled that Christianity in the global North has fallen so much from Gods word that homosexuals and lesbians are being ordained into Bishops as evidenced by the election of Mary Glasspool in your state of California last week! We want to make sure that Africa purposefully avoids the mistakes of the Global North Church and we hope to learn more from our encyclical pastoral dialogue.

    Africa101: Homosexuality is illegal, unnatural, ungodly and un-African: In Uganda as most of the global South, homosexuality is an “evil and repugnant sexual act” which simultaneously breaks four established laws.

    First, the law of nature, which states that males mate with females;

    Second the law of our land as already stated in our Penal Code and constitution;

    Thirdly, the law of our faiths as in the Holy Bible for Christians and the Holy Quran for our Moslem friends;

    Fourthly, the law of our African tribal cultures which have been handed down to us by our fathers from thousands of years of civilized traditions.

    While we may have differences of opinions on many issues as in many democratic societies, this is one issue we all agree on.

    A recent steadman survey demonstrated this that 95% of Ugandans are opposed to homosexuality. Just so you know, the current law on homosexuality (in Uganda Penal Code 145) punishes all forms of “unnatural” sexual activity as an offense liable with up to life in prison. Similarly attempts to commit the same offenses is a felony liable to seven years imprisonment. This law was established by act on Sunday 15th June 1950!

    Our Historical Struggle:

    When you came to Uganda on Thursday, 27 March 2008, and expressed support to the Church of Uganda’s boycott of the pro-homosexual church of England, you stated; “The Church of England is wrong, and I support the Church of Uganda”.

    You are further remembered to say, “homosexuality is not a natural way of life and thus (its) not a human right. We shall not tolerate this apect at all”. (Gay Row-US Pastor supports country on boycott)

    You were indeed affirming Uganda’s Christian’s long historical struggle against institutionalized homosexuality. This boycott was not the beginning of the struggle. In fact on June 3rd 1886, 26 Ugandas new converts to Christianity were martyred for their stand against a deviant king who had taken to the practice of sodomy. There faith in Christ emboldened them to stand against homosexuality, resisiting to the “point of shedding blood”.

    Today we honor them, and June 3rd is a national holiday where millions of Ugandan believers converge to remember and renew their strength.(When faith, state and state inspired homosexuality clash).

    As you yourself have said, “..the Bible says evil has to be opposed. Evil has to be stopped. The Bible does not say negotiate with evil. It says stop it. Stop evil.”(12/2007)

    Since homosexuality is evil, you cannot possibly be against a law that seeks to stop it unless if you have misunderstood it.

    What is the law about?

    Last November 18th 2008, France and Netherlands initiated a law which seeks to use UN to push homosexuality on other nations all over the world. This moral imperialism which ntends to use the coercive powers of European Union and the UN to impose sodomy legalization in our nations is a driving factor in Uganda’s legislators effort to draft a law to protect our nations moral sovereignty. That explains clauses 18 and 19.

    Secondly we are dealing with a well funded homosexual nations and foundations which are pouring millions of dollars into Africa with a singular effort of pushing homosexuality and abortion down our throats. These evil men are seducing young boys and girls into sexual acts as to expand their evil empire. “Homosexual admits recruiting students”. While we have a law that currently prohibits acts against nature, we don’t have a law against the promoters of these acts. The draft laws seeks to stop this criminal activity as section 13.

    Thirdly the law seeks to provide equal protection for the boy child as currently granted the girl child from pedophiles, some who are deliberately raping young virgin boys and girls with a false belief that it will heal them of HIV/AIDS! Since 1997, Section 123 of the Penal Code only provides protection against defilement (sexual abuse) of girls under 18 years of age.

    Section 123(1) states that: – ” Any person who unlawfully has sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of eighteen years is guilty of an offence and is liable to suffer death.” Sub-section 2 of Section 123 of the Penal Code provides for attempts to defile a girl under the age of eighteen years. It states that: “Any person who attempts to have unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of eighteen years is guilty of an offence and is liable to imprisonment for eighteen years with or without corporal punishment”. This has and continues to be the current law which no one has complained that it is unchristian or a human right violation. Many boys have been violated without legal protection leaving their evil oppressors to get away with no law enforcement protection. The current draft law, simply aims at providing equal protection of the boy child, as currently existing for the girl child. This is found in section 3 and 4 of the bill.

    The question for you is this, does the sexual rape of a boy constitute a lesser crime than the rape of a girl? Indeed it is this issue of aggravated homosexuality which is equal to “statutory rape” of a minor, handicapped child and infecting her with HIV/AIDS which is punishable by death.

    Many people, including you may have failed to understand section 3 of aggravated defilement. This is really pedophilia. The key is in understanding the difference between the victim and the offender which I am sure is a different language for many. This section deals
    with offenses to two kinds of vulnerable populations-children below 18 or those who are handicapped! Those who are offenders or Pedophiles can be a person with HIV/AIDS, someone ie a teacher or priest who abuses their authority, etc.

    In addition it should be noted that there are people who are living with HIV/AIDS who seek to have sex with young children both boys and girls in the misguided hope that it will cure them of HIV/AIDS. This is a problem driving the sexual abuse of children under 18 and spiraling HIV/AIDS infections both in girls and boys! A recent report shows this.

    Uganda: Child Abuse rampant. This tragedy is happening all over Eastern and Southern Africa. There is evidence of rising rape and defilement of boys and girls which is driving HIV/AIDS rates up. This Bill is taking a lead in providing both the boy and girl child with equal protection of capital punishment.

    Finally a lot of the sexual violence of children takes place in institutions such as boarding schools. Research by ACFODE, “The situational review of rape, sexual harassment and defilement 2005 in three districts found unusually high levels of coercive heterosexual/homosexual rape and harassment especially in single sex schools. Unfortunately the school officials and prison officers, maintain a conspiracy of silence, ignoring the pleas of the children and victims who report these crimes to them. They reputation of their school business or prison above the welfare of the children and adults in their custody. This is the spirit behind the section 14, of mandatory reporting of the offenses within 24 hours.

    This reporting is similar to the mandatory reporting of all “unlawful sexual intercourse” in the state of California Penal Code 11165 which includes, 1-rape(261), incest(285), sodomy (286), child molestation(647.6), statutory rape (261.5).

    Pastor Rick you must be aware that California Penal Code 11166;11165.7 requires that Teachers, Social workers, District attorneys, Doctors, Psychologists, marriage and family counselors, clergy members and state or county public health employees are required by law to report “unlawful sexual intercourse” as defined by the state of California. You have never complained about this law hindering access to health, legal or spiritual services which you and Kay offer. Why don’t you think that we too in Africa have the right to make laws pertinent to restrict what our nations deems as “unlawful sexual intercourse”?

    What has been our recommendation to the law?

    At a special sitting of the Uganda Joint Christian Council taskforce sat and reviewed the bill to make comments. We resolved to support the bill with some amendments which included the following.

    a. We suggested a less harsher sentence of 20 years instead of the death penalty for pedophilia or aggravated homosexuality.
    b. We suggested the inclusion of counseling and rehabilitation being offered to offenders and victims. The churches are willing to provide the necessary help for those who are willing to undergo counseling and rehabilitation.

    Again on Friday 11th December, more than 200 of Uganda’s top religious leaders met and supported the legislators and governments effort in strengthening the law against homosexuality. Church leaders back government on anti-gay bill. The issue is we all want a law, it is simply details of how much punishment will be meted out.

    Warning of a widening shift.

    We note with sadness the increasing levels of accepting of the evil of homosexuality. The ordination of Mary Glasspool a Lesbian as a bishop in Los Angeles without any condemnation from you, has increased the widening gap between the global south church in Africa and the global north church in Europe and America. In these increasingly dark days, we encourage you not to give into the temptation to water down what the bible says so as not to offend people. Jesus’s gospel is a stumbling block, and a rock of offense.

    Rick you are our friend, we have bought many of your books and have been blessed by them. Do not let the pressure of bloggers and popular media intimidate you into becoming a negotiator for homosexual pedophilia rights in Africa.

    As you yourself say about evil, – “the Bible says evil has to be opposed. Evil has to be stopped. The Bible does not say negotiate with evil. It says stop it. Stop evil.” (RW-12/2007) Since the bible says that the giant of homosexuality is an “abomination” or a great evil, you cannot achieve the peace plan without a purpose-driven confrontation with evil.

    Martin Ssempa, Pastor of the Makerere Community Church

    Free Uganda
  • Uganda Art

    Virunga Mountains

    African Art


    After being denied the space to express myself by (You know yourselves) various media houses and their collaborators disguised as civil society, Free Uganda Critical Media has allowed me to use their platform. I appreciate guys!!

    I'll kick off with experimental Art:
    African Art

    My Fans want to know what I'm up too???

    I can say to them that, you won't be disappointed with what is to come-just be patient with me!

    African Art


    I consider this art as work still in progress..,call it props for some mind-bending art to come!

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    Lake Bunyonyi Monster

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    Lake Bunyonyi Monster from the virunga mountains has been stealing goats from the village.

    Uganda Modern Art

    This time I'll try my best to publish any work, be experimental or finished product, on this website.

    African Art: Virunga Airport
    African Art: Virunga Airport
    experimental 3d sculpiting
    experimental 3d sculpiting
    3d sculpting and modeling
    3d sculpting and modeling
    3d sculpting and modeling
    3d sculpting and modeling
    3d sculpting and modeling
    3d sculpting and modeling
    Battleship on Lake Kivu
    Battleship on Lake Kivu
    Virunga International Airport
    Virunga International Airport
    Virunga International Airport
    Virunga International Airport
    Virunga furistic International Airport
    Virunga furistic International Airport
    The Year is 2050 and Trade in information has made Virunga Mountains the place to be
    The Year is 2050 and Trade in information has made Virunga Mountains the place to be
    Welcome to Virunga futuristic International Airport
    Welcome to Virunga futuristic International Airport
    Virunga Mountains futuristic City
    Virunga Mountains futuristic City

    This Art is from a Vision I have for Kivu and Kigezi, South-Western? Uganda.
    As I continue to experiment..I thought that, would be good not to just delete the work but share it.
    Maybe sharing the project will help me to visualise better.

    Kabale charter plane checks in at Virunga Airport
    Kabale charter plane checks in at Virunga Airport
    Kabale charter plane checks in at Virunga Airport
    Kabale charter plane checks in at Virunga Airport
    Virunga International Airport
    Virunga International Airport
    African 3D Art featuring Virunga City
    African 3D Art featuring Virunga City

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  • Arrest Yoweri Museveni for War Crimes

    Virunga Mountains

    Yoweri Museveni African Butcher

    What happened to the hundreds of children that were in NRA(Now UPDF) and sent to Mubende. Where are all those children that In 2005, escaped or were captured or released from the LRA and pressured to join Yoweri Museveni's forces and fight the LRA. Where are they now? Why is Salim Saleh, a UPDF officer believed to have been banned from traveling to the United States over the UPDF’s role in the plunder of mineral resources from the DR Congo in the late 1990s, still a Cabinet Minister?

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    Why should a Killer and thief like yoweri Museveni, still be roaming western Capitals when the evidence is there for his arrest. Why should Sudanese Omar Bashir be wanted by ICC and Not Yoweri Museveni that has commited even worse crime?
    See Illegal exploitation of natural resources and other forms of wealth of the DR Congo
    Why should Darfur(less than 1000 dead) be called a genocide and not DR congo(6million dead).
    Very simple. Yoweri Museveni is a western client and Omar Bashir a chinese client.
    I'm not a big person on the world stage but big men like Alison Des Forges, Senior Advisor at the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch. said:

    "Uganda sent its troops into Congo supposedly to assure its own security, but in the process, it has caused greater insecurity for its unfortunate neighbors," said Alison Des Forges, Senior Advisor at the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch. "Pulling out some of its troops does not relieve Uganda of the responsibility for investigating and punishing the soldiers who have been involved in these crimes."

    Des Forges said that Congolese leaders, including the heads of political factions and organizers of militias, have also violated the rights of their fellow citizens in Ugandan-dominated zones. The Ugandans trained local combatants who were recruited by rival political leaders on the basis of personal or ethnic loyalty, and who were more likely to be used for local advantage than in the war against the Congo government. Both the Ugandans and leaders of the Congolese Rally for Democracy-Liberation? Movement (RCD-ML) recruited and trained children as combatants. In August 2000 Uganda airlifted 163 children from Congo to Kampala for military training.

    "Uganda has repeatedly promised to end the use of child soldiers, yet here it is openly teaching Congolese children to make war," said Des Forges. "When does it plan to start making good on these promises?" Congolese political leaders in the Ugandan-controlled region have detained rivals, held them in inhumane conditions, and sometimes tortured them. Ugandan soldiers have similarly abused Congolese whom they have identified as opponents. Ugandan authorities in mid-2000 approved an alliance between RCD-ML leader Mbusa Nyamwisi and Mai-Mai?, a local militia hostile to foreign occupiers, and even arranged to provide military training for them. Later, Ugandans rejected the arrangement and began fighting the Mai-Mai?. In subsequent conflicts, Ugandan troops captured and summarily executed Mai-Mai? combatants. They also attacked local people thought to have aided the Mai-Mai?, killing civilians and laying waste their villages. Ugandan soldiers also backed the RCD-National, supposedly another rebel political movement but apparently really an operation to extract and market the rich mineral resources of the Bafwasende area.

    "Ugandan soldiers have blatantly exploited Congolese wealth for their own benefit, and that of their superiors at home," said Des Forges. "In competing for control of Congo's phenomenal resources, the Ugandans as well as other parties to this war have committed countless atrocities against the Congolese population."

    Unless the International Criminal Court is also part and parcel of Yoweri Museveni's African Genocide project, set out under article 15 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court,an investigation proprio motu by undertaking a preliminary investigation of serious crimes committed in Ituri within the presumptive jurisdiction of the ICC for possible prosecution.

    The Front for the Liberation of Congo in Ugandan occupied areas

    The Movement for the Liberation of Congo (Mouvement pour la Liberation du Congo, MLC), headed by Jean-Pierre? Bemba, controls much of Equateur province in the north. By early 2001, it had established its sway over another, less well organized rebel group, the Congolese Rally for Democracy-Liberation? Movement (Rassemblement Congolais pour la Democratie-Mouvement? de Liberation (RCD-ML), which claimed to control parts of North Kivu, and Orientale provinces in eastern Congo. Uganda engineered this merger among its Congolese rebel allies to unify their military against the government alliance, and to shield it from increasing international scrutiny of its role in manipulating local political divisions and ethnic conflicts as a means of consolidating its control over these resource rich areas.

    Uganda reacted angrily to the release in mid April of the report of the U.N. Panel of Experts on the Exploitation of National Resources and other Forms of Wealth of the DR Congo, threatening at one point to withdraw from the Lusaka peace process. Under international prodding, Uganda dropped the threat and committed to withdraw its troops from the country, saying that they have accomplished their mission of defeating the insurgent Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

    Human Rights Watch in March 2001 published the report "Uganda in Northeastern DRC: Fueling Political and Ethnic Strife" which documented the following abuses in areas occupied by Uganda near the border between Uganda and the DRC:

    Ugandan military forces have played a decisive role in local affairs, even changing administrative boundaries and designating provincial officials, taking advantage of an administrative void resulting from continuing disputes among the various offshoots of the Ugandan- sponsored RCD-ML.

    Within the context of the broader war and the continuing political conflicts, a small-scale dispute over land between Hema and Lendu peoples in northeastern DRC, one of many which previously appeared to have been settled peacefully, grew in scale and intensity. The Hema were thought to enjoy general support from the Ugandans, attributed to a supposed ethnic bond between the Hema of the DRC and those of Uganda. >From the first violence in June 1999 through early 2000, an estimated 7,000 persons were killed and another 150,000 were displaced. In the most recent incident of violence in January 2001, another 400 people were killed during one day of violence in Bunia and at least 30,000 people were forced to flee the region.

    The perception that the Ugandan army supported the Hema was made real in many communities by Ugandan soldiers who helped Hema in defending their large farms against Lendu attack and who helped Hema militia attack Lendu villages. In some cases, these soldiers provided support in return for payments to themselves or their superior officers. In at least one case, Ugandan soldiers also assisted Lendu in attacking Hema. In one reported clash Ugandan soldiers backing different sides engaged in combat against each other. The assistance of Ugandan soldiers as well as the provision of training and arms to local forces resulted in a larger number of civilian casualties in these conflicts than would otherwise have been the case.

    Under the guise of creating an army for the rebel movement, Congolese political leaders developed their own groups of armed supporters, bound to them by ties of personal and/or ethnic loyalty. On several occasions in the last two years, these armed supporters have engaged in operations in which civilians were killed. Uganda trained these groups even when it seemed likely that they would be used in local ethnic and partisan conflict rather than as part of a disciplined military force.

    All parties, including the Ugandans, recruited and trained children to serve as soldiers. In August 2000 Uganda transported some 163 children, part of a larger group of 700 recruits, to Uganda for military training. Only in February 2001 did the government of Uganda grant various international agencies access to these children with a view to their demobilization and resettlement.

    Contending RCD-ML political leaders Wamba dia Wamba and Mbusa Nyamwisi as well as Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) soldiers have illegally detained political leaders whom they have identified as opponents and held them under inhumane conditions. In some cases the UPDF and RCD-ML forces have tortured political opponents in detention.

    The RCD-ML's "prime minister" Mbusa Nyamwisi, a local leader from a third powerful ethnic group, the Nande, sought to increase his power base by allying with Mai-Mai? forces, groups of local militia who had been fighting largely to expel foreign occupiers of their territory. Originally ready to tolerate this alliance, the Ugandans then rejected it. In subsequent conflicts with the Mai-Mai?, Ugandan forces as well as Congolese rebels loyal to Mbusa extrajudicially executed captured Mai-Mai? combatants. Subsequently, the UPDF attacked local people thought to have assisted the Mai-Mai?, killing civilians and laying waste to their villages.

    Ugandan soldiers also formed and supported the front organization called RCD-National, which appeared to be an operation to extract and market the rich mineral resources of the Bafwasende area rather than the political party which it claimed to be. This blatant exploitation of Congolese wealth for the benefit of both locally based and other more highly placed Ugandan military officers symbolized the larger exploitation of the whole region for the benefit of outside actors.

    Proxies Pursuing Their Own Interests

    Ituri is home to eighteen different ethnic groups, with the Hema/Gegere71 and Lendu/Ngiti72 communities together representing about 40 per cent of the inhabitants. The other major groups are the Bira, the Alur, the Lugbara, the Nyali, the Ndo-Okebo?, and the Lese. With ethnic identity of growing importance, a new group has emerged, the "non-originaires"73, that is, `outsiders' who were not born in Ituri. The Nande of north Kivu represent the most prominent of the "non-originaires", due to their importance in the business sector. The emergence of Mbusa Nyamwisi, a Nande, as the leader of the RCD-ML raised the profile of the Nande in Ituri. Hema elites seeking to assert or protect their control of the political and economic spheres in Ituri tend to consider the Nande as direct competitors.

    The Hema, Lendu, and other ethnic groups that serve as proxies for governments and rebel movements also seek to set agendas that serve their own interests. They are skilled at playing off the various outside rivals and change sides as their interests dictate. They adapt rapidly to developments on the national scene, working on the basis of the enemy of my enemy is my friend-at least for the moment.

    Who Was Who - Armed Political Groups in Ituri

    RCD-ML: Congolese Rally for Democracy- Liberation Movement
    Current Leader: Mbusa Nyamwisi

    Also know as RCD-Kisangani, the RCD-ML was launched in September 1999 in Kampala when Wamba dia Wamba split from the RCD-Goma. Backed at the start by Uganda, the RCD-ML has been fractured by leadership struggles and in-fighting. The current leader, Mbusa Nyamwisi took power after ousting Wamba dia Wamba. The RCD-ML's military wing is the Congolese Popular Army (APC). The RCD-ML entered into the Sun City agreement of April 2002 and the APC are now being trained and armed by Kinshasa.

    MLC: Movement for the Liberation of Congo Current Leader: Jean-Pierre? Bemba

    Based in Gbadolite, the MLC has been backed by Uganda since the start of the war in 1998 although there have been occasional differences between the two. The MLC tried twice to establish a foothold in Ituri: in 2001 Bemba had nominal control of the short-lived FPC coalition of Ugandan- backed rebel groups and in 2002 the MLC attacked Mambasa in western Ituri but were forced backed by the APC of Mbusa Nyamwisi. The MLC has occasionally fought alongside the UPC and has been a rival of Mbusa's RCD-ML.

    RCD-National: Congolese Rally for Democracy - National
    Current Leader: Roger Lumbala

    Now based in Watcha, northern Ituri, the RCD-N initially operated as a front organization for the Ugandans in exploiting the diamond riches of the town of Bafwasende. In 2001 and 2002, the RCD-N supported MLC attempts to win resource-rich areas from the RCD-ML. RCD-N has few soldiers and relies on the MLC army.

    UPC: Union of Congolese Patriots (predominately Hema/Gegere party)
    Current Leader: Thomas Lubanga

    Purportedly launched to promote reconciliation, the UPC quickly became a predominately Gegere-led political party intent on promoting the interests of the Hema and related Gegere. It came to power in Bunia in August 2002 with the help of the Ugandans and used Hema militia as part of its armed forces. It turned to Rwanda for support and formed an alliance with the Rwandan-backed RCD-Goma after being excluded by the RCD-ML and the MLC from the Mambasa ceasefire talks in December 2002. Having turned from Uganda politically, the UPC was ousted from Bunia by the Ugandan army in March 2003 but fought its way back into town in May.

    FIPI: Front for Integration and Peace in Ituri (platform of three ethnic-based parties)

    Current Leader: A coalition of three leaders of PUSIC, FNI and FPDC
    Created in December 2002 with Ugandan support, the three ethnically-based political parties shared the objective of getting rid of the UPC. Otherwise FIPI has no apparent program. The group includes Hema dissatisfied with the UPC, Lendu, and Alur, each with its own political party (see below). After the UPC was forced from Bunia, the parties began squabbling and the coalition appears to have collapsed.

    PUSIC: Party for Unity and Safeguarding of the Integrity of Congo (Hema dissatisfied with the UPC)Current Leader: Chief Kahwa Mandro

    Former UPC member Chief Kahwa created PUSIC in early February 2003. Most members appear to be Hema from the south. Uganda supports the party as part of the FIPI coalition. Chief Kahwa was backed briefly by the Rwandans when he was in the UPC, but claims that PUSIC currently has no such support and is more interested in working with Kinshasa. PUSIC may have allied with the UPC against the Lendu in Bunia in May 2003; if so, this alliance of convenience would be tenuous and probably short-lived. PUSIC appears to have continued close links with Ugandan authorities.

    __FPDC: Popular Force for Democracy in Congo (Alur and Lugbara political party)
    Current Leader: Thomas Unen Chen, a former member of the Zairian parliament__

    FPDC was created in late 2002 mostly by Alur and Lugbara from the Aru and Mahagi area, north Ituri, to counter the UPC. Recently it started to recruit and train its own militias. Although professedly interested in dialogue, it is prepared to fight if dialogue fails. It has been supported by Uganda as part of the FIPI coalition and appears to have close ties with former Ugandan army Col. Peter Karim, an Alur from Uganda.

    FNI: Front for National Integration (Lendu political party)
    Current Leader: Floribert Njabu Ngabu

    Lendu intellectuals and traditional chiefs established FNI but the party claims broad support by the Lendu community in its effort to oppose the UPC. Lendu militias are reportedly being organised under the military wing of this party, which some equate with the FRPI (see below). Supported by Uganda as part of the FIPI coalition, it joined the Ugandan army in driving the UPC from Bunia on March 6, 2003, for which some its members were publicly thanked by Brigadier Kayihura in April. FNI has also benefited from military training and support from the RCD-ML and, through it, from Kinshasa.

    FRPI: Patriotic Force of Resistance in Ituri (Ngiti political party)
    Current Leader: Dr Adirodo.

    Launched in November 2002 the Ngiti party FRPI is said to be closely linked to the Lendu FNI. It is meant to bring together Ngiti militias with traditional leaders in a single force against the UPC. Based in Beni and said to number 9,000 combatants, the FRPI has close ties to the RCD-ML from which it receives both military training and arms. It claims to have a large fighting force and many see it as the army of the FNI. It joined the Ugandans in driving the UPC from Bunia in March 2003 and together with the FNI briefly controlled Bunia in May 2003.

    FAPC: People's Armed Forces of Congo (mixed)
    Current Leader: Commander Jerome Kakawave Bakonde

    Commander Jerome, based in Aru and Mahagi, established FAPC in March 2003. Jerome has changed allegiances several times, moving from the RCD-ML, to the RCD-N, to the UPC and to the Ugandans but he has more or less stayed in the area of Aru. His group recently obtained support from the Ugandans who attempted to put Commander Jerome in charge of a mixed security apparatus in Bunia just prior to the start of their withdrawal. Other parties objected and Commander Jerome returned to his home at Aru.74 A mutiny occurred in his ranks in May 2003 which was allegedly put down with Ugandan support.75 Jerome is reportedly a Banyarwanda from North Kivu.

    The actions of the Hema Chief Kahwa Mandro illustrate the readiness of local actors to change allegiances. Initially supported by Uganda, Chief Kahwa and some other Hema noticed a decline in this backing and decided that the Ugandan Army was not doing enough to protect them against the Lendu. Chief Kahwa Mandro explained to Human Rights Watch researchers:

    In August 2000, I was fighting the Lendu in Ituri. But I was accused of being with the Rwandans and the Ugandan rebels, the ADF, so the Ugandans also started to fight with me. I decided I should go and talk to President Museveni which I did in August. He decided that my cause was noble. Our group came for training to Uganda on August 28, 2000. I was in Uganda for 6 months at Kyakwanzi training camp where 705 of us were trained.

    After Sun City the Lendu started to be armed by Mbusa RCD-ML and so we decided we had to get rid of him. Then Lubanga was arrested by the Ugandans. We didn't understand this. I stayed in Bunia while Governor Molondo planned a genocide against us.76 I started training about 3,000 fighters in Mandro with the financial help of the Hema community. We collected guns from small attacks. We had been negotiating with Uganda for three years and they had been responsible for so many deaths. No one was aware of our problem. In June 2002 I decided to go to Rwanda to find help for our defense. They had lived through a genocide so they knew what it was like. They understood me and provided us with weapons and logistics. I discussed the situation with James Kabarebe.

    Initially this support was good and I thought Rwanda understood my situation, but they profited from it to create another situation. They wanted Ituri to be their rear base to attack Uganda. They continue to send arms including missiles and ammunition for tanks when we don't even have tanks. They are even sending troops. They are recruiting young soldiers and putting fear into them. They come in with small planes to airstrips like Mongbwalu, Aru, Boga and Bule. I know they do this as I used to go myself on small planes from Kigali to Ituri.77

    After becoming disillusioned with Rwandan support and the policy direction of Lubanga's UPC, Chief Kahwa felt threatened. He separated from Lubanga's group and re-established links with the Ugandans. He continued:

    I was on the list of people to be eliminated by the UPC. When Museveni found out about this, he sent a plane to come and get me. He encouraged me to talk to the Lendu in Kpandruma so we could stop fighting. I started a political party, PUSIC, and then became part of the FIPI coalition which wants peace in Ituri and includes Lendu plus others. I talked to President Kabila in Dar es Salaam where I told him he must stop supporting the Lendu. They were killing us. He understood.

    I am going to attack Bunia again and will take it, even if I die. The Ugandan army is informed of our plans but I don't count on them for help.78

    Assistance from external actors may prompt dissidents in a group to hive off and form their own organization, as Chief Kahwa did. However, external actors can also promote coalitions, including those across ethnic lines, like the FIPI group which included Hema, Lendu, and Alur political groups.

    The increase in the number of combatant groups in and around Bunia has been matched by increased flow of arms to Ituri as outside actors attempt to ensure victory for their local allies. This greater availability of arms contributed to more casualties in Ituri including civilians.79 In addition to being better armed than in the past, Hema, Lendu, and Ngiti militia groups also appear to be better organized and trained and to function with a more structured military hierarchy.

    The Hema - Lendu Conflict

    The Hema are pastoralists and the Lendu agriculturalists, but historically there was a high degree of co-existence between the two groups and intermarriage was common. Belgian colonial rule accentuated ethnic divisions between the two communities, however, by trying to reorganize traditional chieftaincies into more homogeneous groups and by favoring the Hema over the Lendu. Even after independence in 1960, the Hema continued as the administrative, landowning, and business elite. When the territory of Kibali-Ituri? was created in 1962, for example, no Lendu obtained key positions in the administration. President Sese Sokoto Mobutu confirmed the Hema in management positions in the farming, mining, and local administrative sectors as part of his "Zairiaisation" policy. Hema and Lendu fought small battles over land and fishing rights on several occasions after independence, but in general customary arbitration, backed by the state, contained the incidents.80

    At no point in the documented history of Ituri has the violence attained the levels seen since 1999. The broader war in Congo has undoubtedly sparked the greater violence of the current conflict.

    This conflict began in June 1999 when a small number of Hema allegedly attempted to bribe local authorities into modifying land ownership registers in their favor in the area of Walendu Pitsu, part of the Djugu district of Ituri. They reportedly used the false papers to evict Lendu inhabitants from the land, or so some local Lendu believed. These Lendu decided to retaliate. In the absence of a strong local authority, the incident quickly turned into a confrontation between the two communities.

    Ugandan interference aggravated the situation. Brig. Gen. James Kazini, then in charge of the Ugandan army in DRC, named Adele Lotsove Mugisa, a Hema, Provisional Governor of the districts of Ituri and Haut Uele81, formerly part of Orientale Province.82 Although the proposal to create such a unit had been backed by some politicians in the area, it was the decree of the Ugandan general that altered administrative boundaries, effectively creating a new "province." In his letter setting up the new post of governor, General Kazini gave full assurances of Ugandan support for the endeavor.83 This important decision, coinciding with the local land dispute, created the impression that the Ugandan army was siding with the Hema landholders.

    By 2003 the original dispute had expanded in numbers of people and area touched by the violence. Groups like the Nande, Bira, and Alur previously not associated with either of the contenders have now been forced to choose sides.
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  • Yoweri Museveni is the main cause of Land Problems in Uganda

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    Yoseri Tibuhaburwa Buzariranwa a.k.a Yoweri Museveni

     

    Uganda has no land problem like the government propagandist wants you to believe. In fact 80% of Uganda land is not being used but owned by Tibuhaburwa Yoseri Buzariranwa a.k.a Yoweri Museveni the Burundian crook and his Luwero bunch of thugs like; Kizza Besigye, Kahinda Otafire, Mugisha Muntu, Jim Muhwezi, Amama Mbabazi, Salim Saleh, etc. Big chunks of land are also being horded by crooks like Gordon Wavamunno, Basajjabalaba, etc.

    Mr Al Waleed Bin Talal, was in 2005 given the 14.5-acre land in central Kampala, formerly belonging to Shimoni Demonstration School by the Burundian national occupying your State House. Now hundreds of families in Naguru and Nakawa are to be forced from their village in favor for a foreign capitalist. Mabira forest almost went to an ethical bloody investor called the Mehta group of companies. However, he has been promised chunks of land in northern Uganda that once belonged to the occupants of yoweri museveni's concentration camps. Forced Mass displacement in northern Uganda in 1996 by Genocidal Yoweri Museveni, resulted in 1.5million Ugandans losing access to their land. Thus their rights over their land while displaced, including the right to cultivate land and the right to compensation were lost. • Several hundred thousand people have been forcibly displaced by the state, with no compensation offered. • Trees on IDP land have been burnt down, as security forces set fires to remove cover for rebels. • IDP and army camps have been set up on private land without permission or compensation. • Public facilities have been constructed on private land, without compensation being paid. Where camps have become market centres, local authorities are simply taking people’s land, for instance to build roads. Genocidal

    Yoweri Museveni is the problem in Uganda and not land as there's enough land for 1 billion Ugandans.

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