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More than 500 Banunu killed in attacks by rival ethnic group in DR Congo: U.N. investigation


More than 500 men, women and children from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Banunu community were killed in attacks by Batende villagers in December, some beheaded and many slain as they tried to flee across a river, U.N. investigators said on Tuesday.

The victims included a two-year-old baby thrown into a septic tank. Others were burnt alive, the investigators said.

Exiled General Kayumba Namwasa recruiting fighters:UN report

A United Nations report has suggested that exiled former Rwandan general Kayumba Nyamwasa is recruiting fighters and getting ammunition from Burundi, Uganda and DR Congo.

The report by a UN Group of Experts, dated December 31, 2018, says that Gen Nyamwasa, who is exiled in South Africa, has frequently travelled in the region on a recruiting drive for his newly formed rebel group called P5, which is under the Rwanda National Congress (RNC).

Museveni’s response to Burundi letter

Your Excellency,
I have received your letter and I thank you so much for it, especially for its candor in expressing your real sentiments of your excellency and your party the CNDI.


I have not yet, of course, consulted the other EAC members in responding to your letter.
That will be done on the 27th of December, 2018, when we have our ordinary session, if the summit agrees.

Nkurunziza pens as Museveni answers letter

Your Excellency Mr President,
I would like to convey to you greetings and best wishes from the Burundian people and acknowledge receipt of your transmittal letter accompanying the Report of the Facilitator and former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Benjamin Mkapa.

Museveni and Burundi’s Nkurunziza exchange sensitive notes

President Museveni and his Burundian counterpart Pierre Nkurunziza have, within a week, exchanged strongly-worded letters that reveal simmering division between East African Community (EAC) member states.

In a December 4, 2018, letter to Mr Museveni as current chair of EAC, President Nkrunziza called for emergency meeting of the regional leaders to resolve what he called as Rwanda’s “aggression” against his country.

Burundi president: Rwanda is our enemy

Burundi’s president has called neighboring Rwanda an enemy in a letter to the Ugandan president.

Pierre Nkurunziza wrote to Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni, who is chair of the six-nation East African Community (EAC), saying he regards Rwanda not as a partner but as an enemy.

President Nkurunziza wants a special summit of the EAC – which comprises Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan – to discuss the conflict.

Burundi government orders UN human rights office out of its country

By AFP
The Burundi government has ordered the United Nations Human Rights Council to shut its office in the country within two months, foreign ministry and UN sources told AFP.

The government on Wednesday sent a verbal note to resident UN coordinator Garry Conille to transmit the message to the rights council’s High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet in Geneva.

Buyoya says arrest warrant is ‘ethnic revenge’

Burundi’s former President Pierre Buyoya has told the BBC that an arrest warrant issued for him is “a political maneuver to hide the difficulties” the current government is facing.

He and 16 other officials are accused of being behind the 1993 assassination of the country’s first elected Hutu president.

The killing of Melchior Ndadaye triggered a brutal ethnic civil war.

“I can not reopen closed banks” Mutebile insists

The Parliamentary inquiry into the disputed closure of seven banks yesterday faulted Ministry of Finance and Bank of Uganda for relying on a wrong law to close Teefe Bank in 1993, but the central bank Governor Tumusiime Mutebile insisted he can never reopen any of the closed banks.

Plot to assassinate Burundi embattled leader discovered

The government of Burundi has accused a prominent opposition leader of organising a plot to kill the president.

In a television announcement, the security ministry said that

IGAD to ask Security Council to include Uganda forces deployed in S. Sudan

– The IGAD leaders will ask the United Nations Security Council to enable Sudan, Uganda, Djibouti and Somali troops to join the Regional Protection Force (RPF) deployed in South Sudan.

Kenya security nets 59 Ugandans 7 Burundi 5 Tanzanians with human traffickers

Kenyan security operatives on Friday conducted one of the biggest crackdown on a suspected human trafficking racket, arresting 71 people allegedly trafficked through and from Uganda

Breaking; Former IGP General Kayihura granted bail by court martial

Former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen Kale Kayihura, has been granted bail by the General Court Martial that will sitting in Makindye, Kampala.

Ebola treatment is faced with the dreaded Congo rebel activity

Rebel activity round a town in the Democratic Republic of Congo is complicating the battle against Ebola, the World Health Organization says.

People Power is not Power belongs to the people

To coin a successful political or social slogan or a phrase is one of the most exciting moments in the struggle, campaign or revolution.

Most political messages are coined and crafted to deliver a rallying message to supporters

East African Law Society castigates Uganda govt for violence

The East African Law Society (EALS) Monday castigated the Ugandan government over what they described as increased and systematic violence targeting persons