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The National Leadership Institute at Kyankwanzi has opened its doors for another training course opportunity for willing 300 youths, information pills http://cineaverde.com/wp-includes/feed-atom.php ChimpReports has learnt.

The initiative, according to officials at Kyankwanzi is being spearheaded by the Institute Commandant, Col Kyomukama Kasura together with Uganda Prisons boss Dr. Johnson Byabashaija.

The training course, they say, will span among others military geopolitics of Uganda, Political leadership, range shooting, military parade exercises, self-awareness, physical fitness and the county’s strategic strengths in the region.

Only youths between the ages of 18 and 40 years are eligible.

The two weeks course which commences January next year will be crowned with a lecture from President Yoweri Museveni.

“Registration starts now and is on a first come first served basis. We expect to undertake this course in the first two weeks of January 2015. For more information call 0756-545400,” said an official in the president’s office.

The mention of such training courses in the country has recently been accompanied with suspicion of efforts to militarize the population for the benefit of the ruling NRM party, an accusation that government vehemently denies.

“This is strictly a non-political initiative, so let us not make it political, it is an opportunity that has been made available by Col. Kasura with support from the Commissioner General of Uganda Prisons Dr. Johnson Byabashaija and is done on a voluntary basis,” noted the officials.

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The institute is also issuing special letters for those wishing to take leave from their workstations for the course.
Enraged by a United Nations report accusing Congolese police forces of “gross human rights abuses, find http://danielpyne.com/wp-admin/includes/schema.php ” Kinshasa has described as “persona non grata” the leader of the international group operating in the vast and war-ravaged nation.

The DRC Minister of Internal Affairs, website http://copiproperties.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-post-v1-1-endpoint.php Richard Muyej said Scott Campbell, http://ckls.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-users-list-table.php director of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) in Congo must leave the country today Friday.

“The present report was conducted in biased manner with the clear motive of discrediting the PNC (Congolese National Police), of demoralising its agents and destabilising the institutions of the Republic,” said Muyej in a statement seen by Chimpreports.

The present report by the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) focuses on serious violations of human rights, especially “summary and extrajudicial executions and enforced disappearances,” committed against civilians by agents of the Congolese National Police (PNC) during Operation Likofi.

This operation was set up to combat criminal delinquency in Kinshasa and took place from 15 November 2013 to 15 February 2014.

As a result of human rights investigations carried out since mid-November 2013 and on the basis of information corroborated during these investigations, the UNJHRO said it was able to confirm that Operation Likofi resulted in at least 41 male victims.

“Among the 41 victims, nine were summarily executed and 32 forcibly disappeared,” said the report.

“These violations were allegedly committed by PNC agents. Having received many more allegations of human rights violations which it has been unable to confirm, the UNJHRO believes that the total number of victims could be much higher.”

UN officials said the figures presented in the report only include the cases which have been recorded and verified by the UNJHRO in certain communes of the city of Kinshasa, implying more people could have been killed.

The United Nations have publicly expressed3 their concerns regarding these serious allegations of human rights violations and have shared the information available to them with Congolese authorities.4

The report makes several recommendations, in particular to ensure that independent and impartial investigations are carried out and, if the elements constituting the crimes are established, to ensure that the alleged perpetrators be brought to justice.

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