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Congo-Kinshasa: Stalled Kampala Talks Linked to Congo Clashes
By Mark Caldwell, 16 July 2013
The Democratic Republic of Congo said on Monday (15.07.2013) it had killed 120 fighters belonging to the M23 rebel movement to the north of Goma.
The insurgents deny these claims. The fighting comes after Uganda's Red Cross Society confirmed 66,000 Congolese refugees had crossed into the east African country.
They were fleeing another battle zone in which the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) was attacking Kamangu, a town in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The UN has deployed a new 3,000-strong Intervention brigade with a tough mandate to fight armed groups in eastern Congo.
DW's Mark Caldwell spoke to Thierry Vircouloun, Project Director for Central Africa with the International Crisis Group (ICG).
Why has this fighting flared up on two fronts?
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Blue Helmets On 'High Alert' As M23 Rebels Advance Towards Goma
Uganda: DRC-Based Ugandan Rebel Group 'Recruiting, Training'
11 July 2013
UPDF's Ankunda said: "There is no doubt; ADF has a linkage with Al-Shabab. They collaborate. They have trained ADF on the use of improvised explosive devices."
Neutralizing the threat
[ This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations. ]
Posted by Bitukirire Isaac Newton on June 6, 2011 at 2:59 PM
|Exposed! NRM's plans to rule Uganda till 2042|
|Written by Our Editor|
|Monday, 29 June 2009 04:15|
|The Uganda Citizen today exposes a Master Plan by the National Resistance
Movement (NRM) to stay in power until 2042. Hatched in March 1992 at Rushere,
Nyabushozi, home of President Yoweri Museveni, the plan exposes the NRM as
having lied to the whole world in general and to Ugandans in particular, when
they said, in 1986, that theirs was not merely a change of guard but a new
movement offering fundamental changes.|
In an attempt to isolate the rest of Uganda and concentrate power into the hands of two clans from Western Uganda, the ingenuous plan sets out in detail how two Western Uganda clans, the Bahima and the Basita, planned to stay in power for 50 years before allowing anybody else to get into power.The plan of action that was read out by Mr Museveni to all the 76 people that attended the secret planning, sought to make sure that all top posts in the army were held by the Bahima. It arranged, among other plans, to: Make sure their people had the highest educational qualifications during his term of office for their children.
Make sure they were the richest people in Uganda with the 50 years master plan.
Make sure they controlled the army and had the highest ranks in the army.
Ensure that they take charge of all the resources in the country.
Ensure that none of those not concerned, needed to know about the action plan.
This last wish may have already backfired as those that attended the meeting have already fallen out with Museveni. These include, among others, Hope Kivengere who minded to act as the link between Museveni and the grass roots.
Museveni asked the meeting to help recruit several of their relatives in the armed forces where he would install them in the security services especially the ISU, PPU, ESSO and Military Police. "This," Museveni said, "would assist in the resisting of other tribes that would attempt to take power by the use of force."
In order to ensure that power remained in the hands of the two clans, the meeting directed that Elly Karuhanga take the responsibility of ensuring that 80 per cent of their children were educated to a level that would ensure their sustaining power. He was instructed to send their children for studies abroad in countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, South Africa and India. A Mr Kirimani was charged with educating the daughters and sons internally, especially to ensure that he put up special school in Nyabushozi to cater for the interests of the group. It was at this juncture that Sam Kutesa suggested upgrading Bunyanyeru Settlement School from Nursery to Secondary School.
Mr. Elly Rwakakoko interjected the chairman's speech by introducing a new chapter of how Museveni could be succeeded after his term of office. On this point, Mrs. Jovia Salim Saleh begged the members to ensure that after Museveni, the next president must come from the Basita clan. She said that she had done a lot for the Basita and taken many risks for the last 20 years and therefore it was important that the Basita take charge of the resources of the country. The members resolved that she was not in order.
Mzee Ephrann Rusimira suggested that the new president should be the brother to the president if the master plan was to succeed. He warned that if the Bairu and non-Bahima clans got to know about the action plan, it would fail to take off.
Mzee Rutamwebwa suggested that Salim Saleh (Museveni's half-brother) should go back to school if the objectives of their action were to be met. It was unanimously agreed that Salim Saleh had to get a A' Level Certificate of Education.
He also suggested that someone close, possibly the son of the president should be groomed to take over the reigns from Salim Saleh. This too was agreed on and the group begged Museveni to look around for a boy who would be groomed.
The group also brainstormed about how to destroy those who would gang up to take power from the clan. Death was suggested for the potential leaders who would attempt to fail the master plan.
The group deliberated that they should:-
a) Deny other people access to economic resources through:
(i) Overtaxing individuals and companies, which don't belong to their' people and protect those that belong to them.
(ii) Destroy co-operative societies and unions.
(iii) Sell parastatals and public enterprises that those not with the Bahima and Basita clans don't gain from.
(iv) Commercialize education and health services.
c) Destroy the economic, military and political will of Northern and Eastern Uganda.
d) Ensure that a non-political Kabaka of Buganda is installed on the Buganda throne, while at the same time promoting disunity among the Baganda.
e) Unite all the Bahima in the Great Lakes Region and awaken their political, military and economic process.
f) Participate in the exploitation of economic resources of rich neighbouring states.
g) Making strategic alliances with whatever power in the world that will enhance achievement of this plan.
Members recommended that all those given responsibility must ensure the achievement of the objectives. Museveni was mandated to appoint committees or individuals to implement the different aspects of the master plan. It is quite clear from the points made above that many of these plans have been fulfilled. However disagreement among the two clans has led to some in this group to approach the press with a copy of the deliberations.
The following people attended this meeting:-
NAME & HOME AREA1. Mr.Y.K. Museveni - Nyabushozi
2. Mrs. J. Museveni - Nyabushozi
3. Mr. Elly Rwakakoko - Ruhama, Ntungano
4. Mr. Eric Kabango - Rukungiri
5. Akwandanaho Salim Saleh- Nyabushozi
6. Mr. Sam Kutesa - Nyabushozi
7. Mr. Abel Katemowe - Rukungiri
8. Canon Rwabugaire Buyania - Rukungiri
9. Mrs. Rwabugaire Buyanja - Rukungiri
10. John Wycliff Karigire - Ntungamo
11. Mrs. Karazarwe Ntungamo
12. Mrs. Rwakakoko Ruhama - Ntungamo
13. Bob Kabonero - Ntungamo
14. Mr. Jim Muhwezi - Rukungiri
15. Mrs. Susan Muhwezi - Rukungiri
16. Mr. Jotham Tumwesigye - Nyabushozi, Mbarara
17. Mr. John Nasasira - Kazo
18. Mzee Nyindombi - Kebisoni
19. Mrs. Faith Bitamurire- Kebisoni
20. Mugisha Muhwezi Nyindobi - Kebisoni
21. Mrs. Jane Mwesigye - Sembabule
22. Mrs. Mwesigye - Sembalue
23. Mr. Kamugisha - Kebisoni
24. Mrs. Kamugisha - Kebisoni
25. Mr. John Kazoora - Ntungamo
26. Mr. Christopher Kiyombo - Ntungamo
27. Major Henry Tumukunde - Buyanja Kitojo
28. Mrs. Tumukunde - Buyanja Kitojo
29. Mzee Rwakanengere - Kashari Rubaya
30. Jolly Rwakanengere - Kampala, Rubaya
31. Mrs Salim Saleh - Nyabushozi
32. Rev. Kajangye Buyanja - Kitojo
33. Aronda Nyakeirima Buyanja -Kitojo
34. Mzee Mpira Nuyanja - Nyakibungo
35. Charles Muhhozi Kifaburaza - Kagunga
36. Justus Katono - Karishunga Buyanja
37. Elly Karuhanga Nyabushozi - Mbarara
38. Mzee Kafumusi - Ibanda
39. Sikora B.K. Buhweju - Buyaruguru
40. P. Kaitirima - Sembabule
41. Mathew Rukikakire - Sembabule
42. Mrs. Rukikare Kabura - Rukungiri
43. Sam Baingana - Rukungiri
44. Mrs Baingana - Rukungiri
45. Mzee Amos Nzei - Kabale
46. Mrs. Nzei - Kabale
47. Mzee Rutamwebwa - Nyabushozi
48. Mrs. Mary Rutamwebwa - Nyabushozi
49. Rev. Canon Sam Rubunda - Nyabushozi
50. Mrs. Jennifer Kutesa - Sembabule/Ntungamo
51. Eriya Kategaya - Rwampara
52. Jovia Kankunda - Mbarara
53. Mzee Rwakiturate - Nyabushozi
54. Rwabantu Rusheyi - Ntungamo
55. Col. Chefali - Kazo
56. Col. Kazini J. - Nyabushozi
57. Major Kashaka - Nyabushozi
58. Jero Bwende - Nyabushozi
59. Augustine Ruzindana Rubaya - Ntungamo
60. Ephraim Rusimirwa - Nyakabuye
61. Mzee Kaino - Nyakininga
62. Rev. Rujoki - Nshwerunkuye
63. Mrs. J. Rujoki - Nshwerunkuye
64. Prince John Barigye - Kashari
65. Kanyesigye Barigye Junior - Kashari
66. Kirimani - Nyabushozi
67. Fred Kanyabubale - Kitojo Buyanja
68. Kakurungu - Kitojo
69. Captain Biraro - Nyabushozi
70. Mrs. Nasasira Kazo
71. Herbert Rwabwende - Kashari
72. Odrek Rwabwogo - Nyabushozi
73. Hope Kivegere - President's Office
74. Bishop Justus Ruhindi - Rukugiri
75. Justin Sabiiti - Mbarara
76. Maama Rubindi - North Kigezi Diocese