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Neighboring Rwanda’s national army, healing http://clothesthatwork.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/tribe/meta/context.php the Rwanda Defense Force has dismissed 33 of its officers on alleged indiscipline grounds.

The national army on Friday published a short statement entailing the list of the ejected soldiers, capsule among them a Major and a Captain.

It however was not particular on the misdeeds of the suspended officers, viagra dosage which it generalized as “gross misconduct.”

“The RDF does not tolerate indiscipline and the dismissed Officers and Men had exhibited gross misconduct that is contrary to Ethics and Values of Rwanda Defence Forces,” said Brigadier General Joseph Nzabamwita, Defense and Military Spokesperson.

Some of the top ranking officials, ridded in the unprecedented move include Maj Peter Muhizi and Capt Jean Paul Renzaho.

In 2012 in a similar move, the RDF suspended and put under house-arrest four of its top military officers due to indiscipline.

These were accused of involvement in shady business dealings in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Below is the full list of the suspended RDF officers.
SNO   SVC NO              RANK    FULL NAMES
1         801                     Maj       Peter MUHIZI
2         2576                   Capt     Jean Paul RENZAHO
3         3396                   Lt          Ernest MUGENYI
4         3420                   Lt          Elisa DISI
5         3458                   Lt          Didas NDIBAZA
6         3730                   Lt          David UWITONZE
7         3803                   Lt          Fulgence HITAYEZU
8         4613                   Lt          Emmanuel NYANDWI
9         5046                   Lt          James FAIDA
10       5078                   Lt          Serge INSHUNGU
11       5080                   Lt          Celestine SETAKWE
12       4591                   2Lt        Emmanuel GATUNGE
13       5277                   2Lt        Djumamos RUGWIZA
14       16445                 SSGT     HABINEZA Kajangwe Innocent
15        24671                SSGT     TWAGIRAYEZU Alex
16        33361                SGT        NDAGIYIHANGU Germain
17        65013                SGT        NDAYISENGA Wellars
18        86867                SGT        NDAYAMBAJE Peter
19        71925                CPL        NIYONZIMA Jean
20        88584                CPL        NDATINYA Joseph
21        99340                CPL        AFRICA Alex
22        99657                CPL        MUKIMBIRI Enock
23       102385               CPL        SIBOMANA Gabriel
24       90877                 CPL        BAVUGAMENSHI Pascal
25       96703                 PTE        DUSABEMUNGU Theoneste
26       104618               PTE        NTEZIMANA Jean Paul
27       105476               PTE        MUTIJIMA Augustin
28       105915               PTE        MUGISHA Patrick
29       106683               PTE        BAVUGIRIJE Emmanuel
30       106913               PTE        HABANABAKIZE Peter
31       107304               PTE        RUKUNDO Sam
32       108592               PTE        NIZEYIMANA Alphonse
33       111182               PTE        SEBAHIRE Simeon

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The Secretary-General of the East African Community, salve http://cognac-ambassador.com/wp-includes/class-wp-text-diff-renderer-inline.php Amb. Dr Richard Sezibera has cautioned the international community that the world was at a crossroads and the outcome of the Paris Climate Conference shall either bequeath a better, pharmacy http://consugi.com/wp-admin/includes/meta-boxes.php safer planet to future generations, viagra approved http://chelseamamma.co.uk/wp-admin/includes/class-bulk-upgrader-skin.php or “destroy our common heritage and our shared humanity”.

Speaking at the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), also serving as the 11th Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP11) currently underway in Paris, France, the Secretary-General expressed the wishes and expectations of the East African citizens on the Paris Climate Change talks and reckoned that the Agreement must take into consideration the interest of the vulnerable and poor by ensuring that adaptation is equally prioritised and differentiated responsibilities of developed and developing countries reflected in the Agreement.

Amb. Sezibera further urged that issues related to loss and damage associated with Climate Change impact must be firmly anchored in the agreement through the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage and country ownership of adaptation and mitigation programmes and projects, and ensure transparency in the provisions of financial, technology transfer and other forms of support including capacity building, which should be customised to specific needs of beneficiary countries.

“EAC is ready and committed towards supporting implementation of the Paris Agreement by supporting EAC Partner States through the process of ratification of the agreement to pave way for its early entry into force in 2020”, the Secretary-General reiterated.

The EAC official reaffirmed the region’s commitment to aligning its existing Regional Climate Change Policy (2011), the 5 year EAC Climate Change Strategy and Master Plan (2033) to the Paris Agreement as well as fast tracking the process for enacting a Regional Climate Change Bill through the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).

He called for international support in the capitalisation of the EAC Climate Change Fund through pioneering the accreditation of EAC as a Regional Implementing Entities under the Adaptation Fund and the Green Climate Fund.

Speaking at the African Day of COP21 convened under the theme; Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs): implications, prospects and Africa’s readiness to contribute to climate solutions, the Secretary-General applauded the EAC Partner States for submitting their INDCs to address climate change mitigation and adaptation.

“Information included in the INDCs should facilitate negotiations and deliver a new Climate Agreement in Paris,” said the Secretary-General.

He stated that region was looking forward to the implementation of INDCs based on associated support requirements of finance, technology transfer, and capacity building to be provided by the developed countries.

He asserted that EAC was fully in support of the continental climate resilient and low carbon development initiatives and programmes such as the Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance, the African Adaptation and Loss and Damage Initiative, and the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative launched in Paris.

The newly established EAC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREEE) stands to contribute to the implementation of the latter Initiative.

The United Nations Climate Change Conference commenced on 30th November 2015 and is expected to close on 11th December 2015 by delivering a new global climate agreement negotiated by UNFCCC Parties under the Ad-hoc Working Group on Durban Platform for Enhanced Action

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