Sunday 29 August 2021

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Masaka murders: Two more people killed, toll at 25

Sunday August 29 2021
 By Wilson Kutamba

The machete wielding thugs killed two more people in Masaka and Lwengo districts on Saturday night.
This is in spite of the heavy deployment of joint security forces in the Greater Masaka, following the brutal murders by unknown assailants that have since snuffed 25 lives in just a month.

The deceased have been identified as Henry Kiremba, 81, a retired medical officer and a resident of Kyoko-Kitawongwa  Village, Kkingo Sub County in Lwengo District  and Maria Nakato, 80, a resident of Kitenga village, Nyendo –Mukungwe Division, Masaka City .

Nakato’s home is a few meters away from the home of Masaka City mayor, Ms Florence Namayanja, close to a newly installed security camera along Nyendo-Villa Maria Road.
Kiyemba was killed at around 9pm while Nakato was killed in the later hours of the night according to residents.

The assailants took Kiyemba’s phone and later called his daughter, Ms Rosemary Birabwa, who is currently in Sweden informing her that they had killed her father.
“The killers called his daughter and told her that your father is finished come for burial. It is  her (Rosemary Birabwa) who then started calling relatives asking them about callers who used her father’s phone,” Amon Kamoga one of the relatives told Daily Monitor at the scene.  

According to Ms Hellen Nabuuma, a resident of Kitenga Village in Nyendo -Mukungwe Division, Masaka City, they are hopeless and scared because the situation continues to deteriorate.
“Nobody is safe, security assures us that they are doing everything possible but assailants continue to kill people,” she said.

The machete wielding thugs continue to wreak havoc in Masaka sub region and have since killed 25 since July 22, 2021.

On Saturday the assailants killed Joyce Nantale, 64, together with six-year-old granddaughter only identified as Barbra, both residents of Bwasa village, Kasaana Parish, Kkingo Sub County in Lwengo District.

The assailants whose intentions remain anonymous have mostly been targeting older people between 50-80 years of age, who reside alone.

Mr Muhammad Nsubuga, the Southern Region Police spokesperson confirmed the two incidents saying the hunt for assailants continues.

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Police blame fresh Masaka killings on land conflicts

Wednesday August 25 2021
 By Monitor Team

Police have attributed the latest killings by machete-wielding assailants in Greater Masaka to unresolved land matters.

Available records show that between July 22 and August 23, 13 people have been killed by machete-wielding thugs while 14 others are currently nursing serious injuries in the districts of Sembabule, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Masaka and Bukomansimbi.

Mr Muhammad Nsubuga, the police spokesperson for southern region, said their preliminary investigations reveal that most of the incidents are linked to land wrangles...

The land conflicts, Mr Nsubuga said, are majorly between the family members and sometimes their neighbours who secretly hire assailants to kill their targets.

“Some of the murder victims, for example, in Lyantonde where a milk dealer, Edison Katema, was killed last Friday; the reports have got indicate that the deceased was involved in a land wrangle with a one Muhumuza and the matter is still in court,” he said during an interview on Monday.

The latest two incidents occurred on Sunday when 87-year-old Diriisa Matovu, a resident of Kikungwe Village, Kimaanya-Kabonera Division in Masaka City, and 60-year-old Richard Mbaziira, a catechist of Kyabbogo Village in Kkingo Sub-county, Lwengo District, were killed in cold blood under unclear circumstances.


Last week, five murder cases were reported to police; four in Lwengo, and one in Lyantonde.

Mr Kaniini Kato, a resident of Katagyengera Village in Lyantonde District, who is a relative of Katema, said the deceased had gone to supply milk as his daily routine. But he did not come back home, which prompted family members to launch a hunt for him only to find a grave near his home. The relatives alerted police that exhumed the body last Friday.

Mr Eric Ntege, the chairperson of Katagengera Village, confirmed that Katema’s family has been embroiled in a long standing land dispute with the family of another resident only identified as Muhumuza and the case is at Masaka High Court.

But Mr Kabi Ssenkatuuka, the chairperson of Kyabbogo Village, said Mzee Richard Mbaziira was never involved any land wrangle.

 “He [Mbaziira] had no children and was not involved in any land wrangles because the land where he built his house was offered to him by his late father and there was no one claiming it,” he added.=

Mr Nsubuga said police have so far arrested 19 people in connection to the last killings in Greater Masaka.

 “Among the suspects include a witch doctor from Byangiri Village whom we suspect has knowledge about one of the latest murder incidents in Lwengo,” Mr Nsubuga said.

Mr Mathias Mpuuga, the Nyendo-Mukungwe legislator, faulted police for not doing enough motorised and foot patrols at night when most of these killings occur.

“This country has been under curfew since last year as a result of Covid-19 and people in villages enter their houses by 7pm.If security agencies like police were doing their work as expected, they could be in position to get those assailants on the way before they attack their targets,” Mr Mpuuga, who is also the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, said.

Police urged

Mr Aloysius Kibira, the chairperson of Kkingo Sub-county in Lwengo District, urged police to carry out thorough investigations and get to the bottom of the killings in the area.

“The village where the latest murder has happened is just next to Ttaga Village where two of our army reserve officers were murdered, but police have never given us a single report about the recent killings and now another person is killed,” Mr Kibira wondered.

Speaking about the deteriorating security situation in the area on Monday, Mr Paul Nkore, the southern regional police commander, urged residents of Kyabbogo Village to strengthen the neighbourhood watch system, which police introduced some years ago to curb crime.

“I have just been   posted to Masaka where I have spent barely one month but to my dismay, a person is killed every day. I am starting to blame myself for coming here because it seems I brought kisirani (misfortune)  to this  region,”  Mr  Nkore said, before blaming residents “for failing to report criminals yet they know some of them.”

Police have downplayed reports of having a rebel group operating in the area as earlier leaflets dropped in Bukomansimbi indicated, insisting that these are hard-core criminals.

Looking back

The latest attacks on residents in Masaka bring back ugly memories of night attacks on people’s homes by machete–wielding thugs between 2017 and 2018. The attackers would send prior notices warning to attack residents. Like in previous attacks which occurred nearly five years ago, the latest attackers don’t reveal their intent to kill, but on breaking into homes, they hack their target and later vanish without taking possession of any items, be it money.

We're planning to attack ADF terrorists in DR Congo – Museveni

Saturday August 28 2021

President Museveni Friday accused the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) armed rebel group of being behind plans and orders to kill Ugandans after security foiled a planned suicide terror attack in the country.

'‘The plans and orders for killing our people are coming from the terrorists in Eastern Congo. We are continuing to discuss with HE Felix Tshisekedi about eliminating that cancer,” he said. 

On Thursday, security forces arrested Abdul Katumba, alias Ben with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) targeting mourners at the former Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Lt Gen Paul Lokech’s burial. 

According to Mr Museveni, this was retaliation by the ADF following Mr Lokech’s role in massive arrests of ADF elements in Uganda as well as his valiant efforts in ousting Al-Shabab terrorists from Mogadishu in Somalia.  

“This was a shock to the ADF because they had got used to the uncaring actors that would not dig deep even when the clues were abundant. That is why, apparently, the ADF were now targeting Lokech as a person,” he said. 

Through his condolence message to the family of Lt Gen Lokech, Mr Museveni August 27 warned that he was moving closer to launching an offensive to halt the incursion of the armed terrorist group based in North Kivu, Eastern Congo.

Peace eludes South Sudan almost a decade since Pope Francis’ Shoe Kisses: A catholic system that worship the dead cannot bring peace anywhere but death: South Sudan at risk of ‘large scale conflict’: UN report: Ugandans demand bodies of truck drivers killed in South Sudan

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Experts warn that the slow pace of reforms and political disputes are threatening a 2018 peace deal that halted a bloody civil war.

 nsions are fraying between President Salva Kiir’s government and supporters of First Vice President Riek Machar [File: Alex Mcbride/AFP]

Political, military and ethnic divisions in South Sudan are widening, leading to multiple violent incidents between the main signatories to last year’s ceasefire, the possibility of renewed war, and nearly 100,000 people facing “famine-like conditions”, it said.

 cord in South Sudan risks pushing the country back into a “large-scale conflict”.

Political, military and ethnic divisions in South Sudan are widening, leading to multiple violent incidents between the main signatories to last year’s ceasefire, the possibility of renewed war, and nearly 100,000 people facing “famine-like conditions”, it said.

In the 81-page report sent to the UN Security Council on Monday, a panel of experts said slow-moving reforms by President Salva Kiir’s government and more than a year of political disputes and disagreements over how to implement the February 2020 ceasefire and a 2018 peace agreement has led to frayed relations between Kiir and First Vice President Riek Machar.

Discontent within Kiir’s Sudan People’s Liberation Movement and his power base in the Dinka ethnic group over his handling of the transition “has led to calls for new leadership”, said the report.

It quoted multiple confidential sources in Kiir’s camp as saying divisions had formed over the distribution of government positions and the president’s attempts “to manage internal tensions among his supporters had failed and resulted in security incidents outside the capital”.


As for Machar, the panel said his inability to influence the government’s decision-making or spur implementation of the ceasefire has led the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-Army in Opposition, which the vice president heads, to begin “to break apart”.

Some political and military leaders in Machar’s camp are challenging his leadership, and some officers have defected to the government, the experts said.

400,000 people killed

There were high hopes for peace and stability once oil-rich South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. But the country slid into ethnic violence in December 2013 when forces loyal to Kiir started battling those loyal to Machar, his former vice president who belongs to the Nuer ethnic group.

Numerous attempts at peace failed, including a deal that saw Machar return as vice president in 2016 only to flee months later amid renewed fighting. The civil war has killed nearly 400,000 people and displaced millions.

Intense international pressure followed the recent peace deal and coalition government led by Kiir, with Machar as his deputy. But the government has failed to achieve many reforms, including completing the unification of army command, graduating a unified force, and reconstituting the Transitional National Legislative Assembly.

“Given the concerns of civil society, political leaders and military officials regarding the ability of the agreement to bring lasting peace to South Sudan and their nascent calls for Mr Kiir and Mr Machar to step down, urgent engagement is needed to avert a return to large-scale conflict,” the panel said.

 “Given the concerns of civil society, political leaders and military officials regarding the ability of the agreement to bring lasting peace to South Sudan and their nascent calls for Mr Kiir and Mr Machar to step down, urgent engagement is needed to avert a return to large-scale conflict,” the panel said.

 ng that two and a half years after the signing of the peace agreement, its momentum has waned. They said officials from Kiir and Machar’s parties also mainly agreed “the slow pace of implementation and the shifting political stances of some of the signatories had made the agreement unlikely to be implemented”.

The panel also said the unity government has failed to improve protections of the rights of civilians “who have faced continued threats from government security forces and armed groups”.

The international famine warning system has reported that about half of South Sudan’s population faces “high levels of acute food insecurity”, and more than 92,000 people living in several areas – including the Greater Pibor Administrative Area, northern Bahr al-Ghazal and Warrap – “were facing famine-like conditions as of early March 2021”, the experts said.


The international famine warning system has reported that about half of South Sudan’s population faces “high levels of acute food insecurity”, and more than 92,000 people living in several areas – including the Greater Pibor Administrative Area, northern Bahr al-Ghazal and Warrap – “were facing famine-like conditions as of early March 2021”, the experts said.

The people of South Sudan “are in need of humanitarian assistance in 2021 than ever before”, the report said.

“Despite the humanitarian needs of 8.5 million people, the government has imposed bureaucratic barriers to the delivery of humanitarian aid, and ongoing conflict has prevented its safe delivery,” it added.


The experts also called for an arms embargo, which is set to expire at the end of May, to be kept in place and for new sanctions against those hindering implementation of the revived 2018 peace agreement and obstructing the delivery of humanitarian aid.

They also called for an independent assessment of how the government is managing its arms stockpiles.


Ugandans demand bodies of truck drivers killed in South Sudan  

August 29, 2021

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Long-distance truck drivers have demanded the release of four bodies of their colleagues killed in South Sudan.

Between July and August 2021, four truck drivers one Ugandan and three Kenyans delivering cargo goods to South Sudan’s capital, Juba were shot dead by unknown gunmen while dozens of them remain hospitalized to nurse gunshot wounds.

Sudi Mwatela, the Chairperson of Long-Distance Truck Drivers Association revealed that several truckers remain uncounted for. He identified the dead truckers as Musa Kalyowa, Isaac Ouma Ofwa, Haruna Abdullahi Ore and Issa Salat.

Last week, the truck drivers protested the killings of their colleagues by parking their trucks at Elegu Township in Amuru District demanding security guarantees on the highway and bodies of their slain colleagues.

Joseph Nyeko, a taxi operator plying the Elegu-Nimule-Nimule-Juba route says they have also suspended their operations after nine passengers aboard a Noah taxi were all killed in an ambush in Jubek County.

Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner says that they have resolved that the truckers conduct their strike peacefully without inconveniencing activities at the Ugandan boar side.

Oceng further explained that they also rallied the drivers from the different member states to contact their respective consulates in South Sudan to present their grievances to the Juba administration.

In April, the truckers suspended travels to South Sudan following increased deadly attacks on foreign drivers that resulted in the death of more than 15 drivers and left dozens injured. Over 40 cargo trucks were also torched between March and April.

The resurgence of armed violence continues to threaten trade within the East African bloc. South Sudan is a landlocked country that heavily relies on neighbours – Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya for the importation of essential goods and supplies to support her economy.




Monday 23 August 2021

Afghanistan Shows Why the War on Terror Is One Big Lie and Fiasco: America Initiated the War on Afghanistan 40 Years Ago: U.S. Recruitment of “Islamic Terrorists” Started in 1979. Zbigniew Brzezinski


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Instead of fighting terror, the War on Terror has only fueled terrorism. It’s a smokescreen for the US to maintain world domination and keep China in check, as well as a great excuse for the military industrial complex to keep making fortunes.

Taste of their own medicine

The War on Terror started twenty years ago after the September 11 attacks. The Pentagon went to war against Al Qaeda and their patrons, the Taliban. An odd turn of events, really, since Al Qaeda was of their own making. None other than Hillary Clinton, then U.S. Secretary of State, admitted that they were fighting terrorists they had first created and financed themselves.

Afghanistan turned out to be just a beginning. The West’s foreign interventions in Iraq and Syria spawned terror groups like IS and Jabhaat al-Nusra. The war against Libya led to chaos throughout the region and gave wings to numerous jihadi groups. They plundered Libya’s arsenals of weapons, launching their holy wars in numerous neighboring countries. Today, fundamentalist terrorist groups are active in ten African countries.

In 2009, US President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. A few years later, he was bombing seven countries simultaneously. So much warfare inevitably returns like a boomerang in one’s own face. Starting in 2015, Western countries were hit by a wave of terror attacks. Or, as jihadists put it, “The West slaughters a sheep, but it doesn’t want to get blood on its clothes.”

Who benefits from this?

The ignominious defeat in Afghanistan may not be the end of the War on Terror. Instead of fighting terror, this “endless war” has only fueled terrorism. The pyromaniacs are the firemen. Today, the Pentagon conducts counter-terror activities in 85 countries. This keeps the war industry running at full speed while the barons of the military industry reap huge profits.

The cost in resources and human lives is staggering. As a result of the post-9/11 violence of war, more than 800,000 people have been killed, almost half of them civilians. The number of war refugees and displaced persons as a result of the War on Terror is at 37 million so far.

Meanwhile, the price tag of the US wars after 9/11 has already reached the astounding amount of $6.4tn. That’s $320 billion a year or 8 times more than what the UN estimates is needed for all the world’s humanitarian aid.

Oil and other minerals

There were two main reasons why the US invaded Afghanistan. A first reason was oil and more specifically the future construction of a major pipeline from the Caspian Sea through the country to Pakistan. Both the first Afghan president and the new U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan after 2001 had previously worked for Unocal, a major American petroleum company that had long had plans for a pipeline through Afghanistan. The first foreign contract the new Afghan president signed was about building a pipeline from Turkmenistan to a port city in Pakistan, through Afghanistan…

In 2010, the U.S. military and geologists discovered that the Afghan underground contains precious minerals worth $1,000 billion. These include iron, copper, and gold. But even more important are the rare earth metals. Possibly one of the largest reserves of lithium in the world is located in Afghanistan. Lithium is an essential but scarce component of rechargeable batteries and other technologies vital to addressing the climate crisis. We now know that lithium reserves in Bolivia were one of the main reasons for the coup against Evo Morales in 2019.

Pivot to China

A second important reason is the rise of China. After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dismantling of the Soviet Union, the U.S. established itself as the undisputed leader of world politics. “Our first objective,” the Pentagon said in 1992, is “to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival. We must maintain the mechanism for deterring potential competitors from even aspiring to a larger regional or global role.” [italics added] Thirty years later, China has become the main “rival” to be reined in.

Afghanistan is a part of this story. The country is near the New Silk Road and borders the western province of Xinjiang where the Uyghurs live.

In a candid speech in 2018, Lawrence Wilkerson, former Colin Powell[i] chief of staff, revealed the true reasons for their presence in Afghanistan:

“We’re in Afghanistan as we were in Germany post WWII. (…) It has nothing to do with Kabul and state building, nothing to do with fighting Taliban (…) and nothing to do with fighting any terrorist group. It’s everything to do with three primary strategic objectives.”

Besides keeping Pakistan in check “with the potentially most unstable nuclear stockpile on the face of the earth,” the retired colonel mentions two reasons directly related to China.

“It [the US army in Afghanistan] is the only hard power the United States has that sits proximate to the central Belt and Road initiative of China that runs across Central Asia. If we had to impact that military power, we are in position to do so in Afghanistan.”

“The third reason we’re there is because there are 20 million[ii] Uygurs. If the Cia has to mount on operation using those Uygurs as Erdogan has done in Turkey against Assad (…) well, [if] the CIA would want to destabilize China, that would be the best way to do it to form an unrest and join with those Uygurs in pushing the Han Chinese in Beijing from internal places rather than external.”

No Cold War

All this makes it clear that the War on Terror is nothing more than a pretext. It’s a smokescreen for the U.S. to maintain world domination and a great excuse for the military-industrial complex to keep making fortunes.

The War on Terror is a complete fiasco and an abomination. Unfortunately, Washington won’t give up, quite the opposite. Today there is even a threat of an important new front: a new Cold War against China.

This new Cold War could have even more pernicious consequences than the War on Terror. A Statement of the No Cold War initiative puts it very sharply: “The increasingly aggressive statements and actions being taken by the US government in regard to China (…) constitute a threat to world peace and are an obstacle to humanity successfully dealing with extremely serious common issues which confront it such as climate change, control of pandemics, racist discrimination and economic development.”

The Peace movement has a lot of work to do.


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[i] Colin Powell was Secretary of State under President Bush Jr. from 2001 to 2005. That was during the period of the invasion of Iraq.

[ii] In reality, there are about 10 million Uyghurs.

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