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Museveni and Rice shake hands on Uganda's occupation of South Sudan

Susan Rice, left, and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni KPFA Weekend News, 05.10.2015

"The cynicism and utter disregard for the lives of millions of Africans in Congo, Uganda, and South Sudan must end."  -Milton Allimadi

UN Security Council responds to African Great Lakes Regional flashpoints

 
KPFA Weekend News, 05.02.2015

Rwandan and Ugandan troops have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, during the past two weeks, but reporting is scant and neither the US, the UN Security Council, nor any other members of the international community have spoken to this, the latest Rwandan and Ugadnan violation of Congo's sovereignty. The international community has instead been focused on the constitutional crisis in Congo's neighbor, Burundi.

Uganda's Museveni to seek re-election in his 30th year in office

 
KPFA Weekend News, 04.18.2015

Three presidents in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Burundi's Nkurunziza, DR Congo's Kabila, and Rwanda's Kagame, are all doing their best to stay in office beyond constitutional term limits. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, however, doesn't have to overcome term limits because Uganda's Parliament abolished them in 2005. He has already announced that he will run again in 2016, his thirtieth year in office.
 

Global strategy webcast to free Victoire Ingabire

 

KPFA Weekend News, 02.01.2015

On January 31st, Friends of Victoire hosted an international webcast to strategize about how to free Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire. Participants included:

- Mr. Freddy Usabuwera: Friends of Victoire - Canada branch (Quebec) 
- Ms. Marie Lyse Numuhoza: Friends of Victoire - Chairwoman (UK)
- Ms. Perpetue Muramutse: International Network of Women for Democracy and Peace (RifDP)
- Mr. Claude Gatebuke: President of African Great Lakes Action Network (Tennessee)  
- Ms. Anneke Verbraeken: Dutch independent and investigative journalist (Holland)
- Ms. Ann Garrison: Independent journalist (USA)

After the webcast, I filed this report for KPFA Radio.  
 

Congolese protest election delay: 'Non Kabila Rwandais'

 
KPFA Weekend News, 01.24.2015
 
Congolese took to the streets this week to protest until the Congolese Parliament backed down on changes in election law that would have allowed President Joseph Kabila to remain in power beyond Constitutional term limits. Reuters photographed graffiti in the streets of Kinshasa that said "No Kabila Rwandais," or "No to Kabila the Rwandan."
 

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