Gen Koreta Burns on ‘Katebe’

The Saints newcomer Saad Kibirango is determined to make an impact at the promotion-chasing club after languishing on the sidelines at Lweza FC.

The immense midfielder, approved who has made few topflight appearances this season, this site joined Big League giants on loan last week from the Uganda Premier League debutants.

“I am very excited to join The Saints, rx all I am here to do is score goals, I love scoring goals and I believe I will score goals,” Kibirango told Saints’ official website.

Kibirango joins forwards Alex Kitata, Viane Ssekajugo, Fred Kyambadde, Nicholas Odong and Jordan Tamale in the offence as The Saints continues to seek promotion to the top flight.

“There’s a lot I will learn from the strikers and senior players in the team, while I believe they too will learn something from playing with me.”

Having unveiled Kibirango last week,The Saints football club has also completed the signing of players Joseph Kasekende, Muhammad Kasirye and Paddy Muhumuza to bolster their squad ahead of the second round of the FBL next month.
Ghana have called for stiff action against Afcon 2015 hosts Equatorial Guinea after several Ghanaian supporters were injured in attacks by home fans during Thursday’s semifinal between the two countries.

“It’s a pity that this dark cloud overshadows our success and we really need to see some stiff action taken by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), cheapest ” said Kwesi Nyantakyi, president of the Ghana Football Association who is also a senior CAF executive.

At least five Ghanaian fans were slightly injured by stones, bottles and other objects thrown at them by home fans during the 3-0 loss for Equatorial Guinea in the semifinal.


There were also other injuries among officials, police and home supporters.

“This kind of behaviour is just unacceptable,” Nyantakyi told Reuters.

Some 500 Ghanaians flew from Accra on chartered planes to watch their team and were collared into a section on the side of the stadium, away from the rest of the 15,000-capacity crowd at the Nuevo Estadio de Malabo.

When their team went 3-0 up, the celebrating Ghanaians were pelted with a rain of missiles.

Ghanaian fans forced open a gate at the bottom of their section and spilt down onto the playing area, amassing behind one of the goals. This caused the match to be halted for over 30 minutes.

The Ghanaians were then held back at the stadium for several hours while home supporters went on the rampage outside the stadium, breaking street poles and upturning vendors’ goods and placing concrete bolders on the road. The Ghanaians were eventually bused back to Malabo airport.

CAF will meet on Friday to discuss the incident which follows swiftly after violent scenes at the weekend saw players of Tunisia try to attack a referee after they were eliminated in the quarterfinal.

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South Sudan leader Salva Kiir has Thursday appeared at the IGAD Summit in Addis Ababa, sick Ethiopia after falling sick the previous day.

He was Wednesday night hospitalised in Addis Ababa as he prepared to meet his political nemesis Riek Machar .

This was the second time the 63-year-old head of state was being rushed to hospital in less than six months.

Late last year, web Kiir fell from the steps of his presidential aircraft at the airport in Khartoum after meeting his Sudan counterpart, adiposity Omar Bashir.

Kiir’s flight to Juba was eventually postponed after being admitted at a military hospital.

The pair is currently attending the conference expected to put the last nail in the leaders’ divisions for a peaceful political transition.

During the Summit, Kiir and Machar are expected to agree on a final political roadmap to restore peace and stability and pave way for the reunification of warring factions in the ruling SPLA/M party.

Observers say while regional leaders are optimistic the two leaders will bury the hatchet, Machar’s recent remarks that Kiir must relinquish his position as president and leader of the SPLA/M are a source of concern.

Arusha deal

According to the agreement signed in Arusha last week, both parties agreed to implement and comply with the provisions of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and use the Intra-SPLM Party Dialogue in Tanzania, the report of the AU Commission of Inquiry on the Conflict in South Sudan and the IGAD mediation process in Addis Ababa to expedite the conclusion of the Peace Agreement in order to end the war.

SPLM Leadership shall make a public apology to the people of South Sudan for what has happened since December 15th 2013, including killing of civilians by rebels and government forces.

There shall be established new transitional structures of SPLM.

The two factions will “develop and implement a comprehensive programme for national unity, peace, reconciliation, healing and promoting harmony amongst the People of South Sudan.”

All the three SPLM Groups further committed to “reunification and reconciliation of the SPLM Leadership and Membership and combating the culture of militarism and sectarianism in the political life and open up a space for achieving a political environment that promotes genuine political pluralism.”

Observers say if respected, the agreement is a huge step forward for end of a two-year conflict that has left a trail of unprecedented bloodshed and destruction.

Several peace deals have previously been violated with rebels launching attack on government positions.
One of Uganda’s finest and battle-hardened Generals, pharmacy Ivan Koreta, more about remains undeployed two years after being removed from the position of Deputy Chief of Defence Forces.

A quiet but resilient soldier, Koreta was relieved of his duties shortly after Gen David Sejusa fled the country in April, 2013.

It was in that reshuffle that President Museveni removed CDF, Gen Aronda Nyakairima from office, replacing him with Gen Katumba Wamala.

Sejusa had earlier hinted on a plot to purge army officers thought to be opposed to the so-called ‘Muhoozi project’ which government dismissed as “alarmist” and “groundless.”

It was hoped that Koreta would be appointed to a high profile position at Uganda’s foreign diplomatic missions after being replaced with Lt Gen Charles Angina.

This did not happen.

Since then, Koreta has been struggling to make ends meet given that he is not known to have accumulated wealth just like some of his colleagues who fought in the NRA war such as Generals Jim Muhwezi, Kahinda Otafiire, Henry Tumukunde, John Mugyenyi among others.

“Gen Koreta earns less than five million shillings per month as salary. He does not receive any allowance. It’s not easy taking care of a family’s needs in such a financial situation,” said a concerned source.

During his heydays, Gen Koreta would enjoy sumptuous meals at the exclusive Golf Club in Kololo and chill by playing golf.

Koreta was among the few NRA combatants trained in Mozambique guerrilla camps run by Frelimo that would eventually form the nucleus of President Museveni’s rebel outfit that fought its way to power from 1981 to 1986.

He participated in wars against Idi Amin and Milton Obote. He also served as Makindye General Court martial chairman for several years.

ChimpReports understands Koreta has attracted the sympathy of villagers in Nyakayojo and Mbarara as he is always seen idle. Some UPDF officers kept on ‘Katebe’ for long have always resorted to alcoholism.

Recently, Koreta was a go-between of Tony Rwamirama, the son of Minister Bright Rwamirama at the introduction ceremony held at the residence of Enock Kakurima of Nyakayojo, Mbarara Municipality.

According to eyewitnesses, Gen. Koreta spent over a week idle in his village as he prepared to attend different marriage ceremonies.

However, during the wedding of Rwamirama’s son, Koreta managed to have a brief chat with President Museveni who was the chief guest.

Army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda was not readily available for comment.

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