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Burundi Crisis: Nkurunziza Snubs Leaders’ Meeting

Africa U-23 Championship Qualifier

Saturday 30th May 2015

Uganda Kobs 2-0 Rwanda U-23[agg 4-1]

Venue: Nakivubo Stadium

Two second half goals from John Ssemazi and Skipper Farouk Miya was all that Uganda Kobs needed to see off the Junior Wasps of Rwanda.

The Kobs controlled the first half but missed several open chances, no rx http://deltaalphapihonorsociety.org/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor-gd.php Express FC youngster John Ssemazi hitting the post once while Farouk Miya and Keziron Kizito had their long range shorts cooled by Marcel Nzarora in Wasps goal sending the game into a barren break.

On resumption, see Rwanda pulled off Savio Nshuuti Dominique for Ron Fils Kabanda a change that caused scare to the Kobs defence. Just two minutes into the second half, Kabanda combined well with Isonga ambushing Jamal Salim who was caught napping but the final product drifted away from the goal for a goal kick.

Coach Micho employed exactly the same tactic as the first leg introducing Muzamiru Mutyaba and Yunus Ssentamu on the hour mark.

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The change proved its worth three minutes later after Mutyaba and Yunus did fine work down on the left wing before releasing for Ssemazzi to open the scores with a calm finish. Two minutes later, Farouk Miya latched a spectacular overhead strike to seal the victory from the edge of the box.

Kobs will now face Egypt in the last round of qualifiers for a slot in Africa U23 championships later in the year.

Starting Lineups:

Uganda: Salim Jamal (GK), Deus Bukenya, Brian Ochwo, Bakaki Shafik, Kasaga Richard, Tekkwo Derrick, Keziron Kizito, Erisa Sekisambu, Miya Farouk (Captain), Fahad Muhammad Hassan Toko, John Semazi.

Rwanda U23: Marcel Nzarora, Michel Rusheshangoga, Emery Bayisenge, Faustin Usengimana, Celestin Ndayishimiye, Yannick Mukunzi, Andrew Buteera, Djihad Bizimana, Savio Nshuti Dominique Antoine Ndayishimiye, Isaie Songa.
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to have a self-reflection and do what is right to make the country great, search http://coachesacrosscontinents.org/wp-content/themes/parlament/tribe-events/default-template.php Chimp Corps report.

He said if every citizen did what was right before God and fellow compatriots, the country would not face some of the challenges it has had to experience.

The President challenged leaders to do in private what they proclaimed in public, saying if that was done the country would not suffer incidents like inter-ethnic conflict.

“Are you sincere about what you say when you stand at the podium and when you go back to your community? Are we sacrificing on offering the positions that God and the people of this nation have given us to do what is right?” President Kenyatta posed.

The President was speaking Saturday at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi when he led Kenyans in praying for the nation during this year’s National Prayer Breakfast organized by Parliament.

The Head of State appealed to leaders not to lead double lives by preaching water but drink wine when not in the public eye.

Deputy President William Ruto thanked God for guiding the country through good and hard times. “Yes, we have many challenges. Yes, we have many mountains but even as we pray to God to intervened, there are many more things that we should thank God for,” the Deputy President said.

Citing the example of security, the Deputy President noted that despite the huge challenge that terrorism poses to security in the country, it has not managed to divide Kenyans.

“We need to thank God that we are still a united nation although terrorism was intended to divide us on tribal lines,” the Deputy President said.

Speaking during the occasion, Kamukunji Member of Parliament Abdi Yusuf Hassan gave a moving account of his suffering from terrorism and called on Kenyans not to allow themselves to be divided on religious grounds.

Other speakers included Business magnate and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and his Senate counterpart Ekwe Ethuro.
International body, buy http://cheapcouriercomparison.com.au/wp-includes/widgets.php Human Rights Watch has said Burundi police used excessive force in a crackdown on protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s election bid for a third term.

According to the body, http://citadelgroup.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/walkers/class-product-cat-list-walker.php witness accounts indicate that police have shot and beaten people, in some cases when they posed no apparent threat on top of closing down a number of radio stations and threatening journalists.

“The Burundian authorities should call a halt to the crackdown on peaceful opponents and critics,” said Daniel Bekele, Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “They should order the police to stop using excessive deadly force, investigate the deaths and beatings of protesters at the hands of police, and hold those responsible for excessive force to account.”

The rights body says that restrictions on movements in the capital, and pervasive fear among the population, have made it difficult to confirm the exact number of victims but notes that based on interviews with medical personnel and other sources, since demonstrations began on April 26, 2015, at least 27 people have been killed or died from wounds inflicted during the demonstrations.

“Others have been killed in separate incidents. More than 300 people have been injured. It is likely that the overall number of dead is higher.”

Thousands of protesters took to the streets after the murder on May 23 of Zedi Feruzi, president of the opposition party Union for Peace and Democracy-Zigamibanga.

However according to Human Rights Watch, the president’s communications adviser, Willy Nyamitwe admitted that in some cases police had used excessive force to quell down the riots.

“There are perhaps policemen who used too much force and others who were misguided. You need to recognize also that demonstrators are committing human rights abuses and they aren’t being reported,” Nyamitwe is quoted to have said.

According to the human rights body, President Nkurunziza’s communications adviser said some policemen had been arrested for using live ammunitions against the demonstrators.
The crisis meeting of regional leaders kicks off in Tanzania on Sunday to brainstorm on deescalating tensions and stopping widespread electoral violence in Burundi, remedy http://chatterblast.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-importer.php Chimp Corps report.

However, http://deal2deal.co.in/components/com_k2/templates/default/item_comments_form.php President Pierre Nkurunziza whose country is on fire, http://compraresenzaricettaonline.com/wp-includes/id3/module.audio.flac.php has dispatched his foreign Minister to represent him.

Officials said Nkurunziza, who survived a coup during his recent visit to Tanzania, needs more time to campaign for presidency.

President Museveni and his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta have already arrived in Dar es Salaam to facilitate the talks.

Others expected in Tanzania are South African President Jacob Zuma ,who was invited as a special and Angola’s Eduardo Dos Santos.

Rwandan leader, Paul Kagame will be represented at the Summit by his East African Community (EAC) Affairs Minister Valentine Rugwabiza.

The Emergency Summit is a follow-up to the 13th Extraordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State held on 13 May 2015 also in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania which resolved that elections be postponed to allow a conducive climate for free and fair elections.

The meeting comes amid increased street battles between opposition and security forces over Nkurunziza’s third term bid.

Nkurunziza, who recently survived a coup, claims he has served only one presidential term by adult suffrage since the first one was by Parliament’s appointment.

He has since refused to postpone the elections.

Diplomatic sources say leaders will this time warn Nkurunziza of a joint action if he continues to turn down calls for the postponement of elections.

“We will assure Nkurunziza of a firm response if he continues being stubborn. Our countries’ resources have been overstretched by the refugee crisis. We don’t want to see another civil war in Burundi,” a highly placed diplomat told ChimpReports on Sunday morning.

The Emergency Summit was preceded by a meeting of Ministers/Cabinet Secretaries of the EAC Partner States which took place on Saturday in Dar es Salaam.

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, is among the leaders that have been invited to attend the Emergency Summit on Burundi

Human Rights Watch on Saturday said Burundi police used excessive force in a crackdown on protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s election bid for a third term.

According to the body, witness accounts indicate that police have shot and beaten people, in some cases when they posed no apparent threat on top of closing down a number of radio stations and threatening journalists.

“The Burundian authorities should call a halt to the crackdown on peaceful opponents and critics,” said Daniel Bekele, Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “They should order the police to stop using excessive deadly force, investigate the deaths and beatings of protesters at the hands of police, and hold those responsible for excessive force to account.”

The rights body says that restrictions on movements in the capital, and pervasive fear among the population, have made it difficult to confirm the exact number of victims but notes that based on interviews with medical personnel and other sources, since demonstrations began on April 26, 2015, at least 27 people have been killed or died from wounds inflicted during the demonstrations.

“Others have been killed in separate incidents. More than 300 people have been injured. It is likely that the overall number of dead is higher.”

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