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Terror Suspect Eludes Kenya Security, Rwanda Prepares for Heroes' Day



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hospital geneva;”>Anti-terrorism operations in Kenya suffered a setback last week after a British woman suspected to be an Al-Shabaab financier eluded a police raid in Mombasa and sneaked out of the country.

The escape of the suspect, identified as Ms Natalie Webb, has raised deep concern within the security organs as the circumstances point to possible complicity, Daily Nation reports.

The Nation has reliably learnt that a senior officer with the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit involved in last Tuesday’s botched operation has been summoned to Nairobi and an investigation ordered into how the suspect escaped.

Top police officers in the region declined to comment on the issue, terming it “sensitive”.

Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe confirmed that they had raided an Al-Shabaab safe-house and recovered 60 rounds of AK-47 ammunition, but no arrests were made.

He added that it was unfortunate that the occupants managed to escape. “We knew the general location, but got the exact place just after the suspects had escaped,” said Mr Kiraithe.

He said the suspects were on the run but police had a lot of details about them, including DNA. Coast police boss Aggrey Adoli confirmed that a joint force raided a house in Mombasa.

However, according to impeccable sources within the terror fighting unit, the woman was actually found in the house, but was allowed to escape under mysterious circumstances.

Security Arrest Fake Money Dealers

UPDF officers from the 5th Division and the police on Friday paraded three suspects they claimed were arrested with counterfeit money and apparatus used in making the fake notes, Daily Monitor reports.

While briefing the press at Lira Central Police Station on Friday, 5 Division intelligence officer Mike Mpanga said they gathered intelligence report about a group of people who had been sabotaging the economy and arrested the suspects, including a UPDF Lieutenant.

Maj. Mpanga said they recovered Shs19 million in counterfeit currency from the suspects, who are from different parts of the country. He said they also recovered some chemicals and what the suspects called negatives, black pieces of paper that is processed into the counterfeit currency which can make up to more than Shs40 million in counterfeit money

“We recovered a bottle of mineral water filled with chemical and some white powder purchased from Kenya,” Maj. Mpanga said. He said the white powder was purchased from a company called Micro Organic Vabricators in Nairobi.

Heroes’ Day To Be Celebrated At The Village Level

Rwandans will on February 1 celebrate their fallen heroes and heroines at the village level.

Heroes’ Day will bring people together in their respective villages and neighborhoods and reflect on and share ideas about heroism, the Minister of Culture and Sports, Protais Mitali, told The New Times.

“Talk-shows on heroism and patriotism were organized in schools, from January 23 to 31, when a concert will be held to celebrate our heroes,” Mitali noted.

He added top government officials will honour the fallen heroes and heroines by laying wreaths at their graves at the Heroes Cemetery in Remera, Kigali.

The Day will be celebrated under the theme; “Duharanire Ubutwari, Turwanya Ihohotera Rikorerwa Abana”, loosely translated as “Let’s Strive for Heroism as We Fight Child Abuse.’

“We chose this particular theme because we wanted all Rwandans to own the fight against child abuse. People who have fought child abuse will be recognised at the village level,” said the Minister.

Some of the heroes who will be remembered include the late Maj. Gen. Fred Gisa Rwigema and an unidentified soldier, who represents other soldiers who died during the liberation struggle; King Charles Leon Pierre Mutara III Rudahigwa, who is revered for expanding and protecting the Kingdom’s territorial integrity and its people.

Others include Michael Rwagasana, remembered for promoting national interests; Agatha Uwilingiyimana, the former Prime Minister who strongly opposed the genocidal regime of Juvenal Habyarimana; and Sr. Felicita Niyitegeka of Centre St Pierre in Gisenyi, who was executed by militias because of her attempt to protect Tutsi civilians.

Also celebrated are the Nyange Secondary School students, who were indiscriminately killed by infiltrators after they refused to identify themselves along ethnic lines, boldly telling the assailants, “we are all Rwandans.”

Bashir Cornered On S.Sudan Oil Tankers

The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir heeded to a request from the Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and agreed to release three tankers carrying oil cargoes belonging to South Sudan that were held by Khartoum since earlier this month.

The deputy head of the negotiating team from the Sudanese side Said Ahmed al-Khateeb told reporters at a press conference held in Addis Ababa’s Sheraton hotel that Zenawi visited Bashir at his suite to tell him that Juba would sign a framework agreement drafted by the mediation team but is skeptical about implementation.

South Sudan president Salva Kiir was particularly concerned about the clause relating to oil tankers and as such Bashir ordered them freed immediately after consulting with his delegation and negotiating team.

“The vessels will be free to leave immediately,” al-Khateeb said.

He also pointed out that Kiir raised this demand in yesterday’s quartet meeting with Bashir, Zenawi and Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki.

On Friday, hopes of an agreement between Bashir and Kiir were dashed after South Sudan president expressed reservations about the proposal submitted by Thabo Mbeki who chairs the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP).

In its watered-down form, the accord would allow South Sudan to export its oil without any portion of it being confiscated by Khartoum. The latter started last year seizing some of the crude pumped by Juba through the north’s pipelines claiming that it was payment in kind for transit fees.

South Sudan would then provide Sudan with the 35,000 barrels per day for its refineries in Khartoum and elsewhere.

The two sides would then work on the oil transit fee calculation and seek an agreement within a specific timeframe.

The next round of negotiations is to resume on February 10th.

The two countries have been negotiating for months on what a fair charge should be for usage of the infrastructure by Juba to export its oil.


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