ICC: Now We Want Kony

The round of 64 for the 41st edition of Uganda Cup formerly known as Kakungulu Cup will be played between 14th and 28th of February 2015.

In the draws held at FUFA House on Monday, troche medications cup holders URA FC will begin their quest to retain the trophy away to KCCA Corporates. Former winners SC Villa, clinic Express FC and KCCA FC visit Azam FC, decease AirtelFC and Seeta United respectively.

League leaders will face off with Kyambogo University while SC Victoria University play visitors to Ngora FC.

The Draws in Full:


Kakiri T/C vs Bright Stars FC

City Lads FC vs Hope Doves FC

Bweyogerere FC vs Police FC


Lungujja Galaxy vs Simba FC

Kireka United vs Synergie FC

Kira United vs Baza Holdings FC

Airtel Fc vs Express FC

All Stars FC vs Art land  Katale FC

Kumi United vs SoanaFC

Creamland FC vs Lweza FC

Kamuli Park FC vs CRO FC

Ngora FC vs SCVU

Maroons FC vs Friends of Soccer

Kirinya FC vs Rwenshama FC

Wandegeya Fc vs Namasagali

Kyambura Rastors vs Water Fc

Ntoda FC vs Kira Young

Life Eternal vs Sadolin Paints FC

Seeta United vs KCCA FC

Proline vs VCC FC

Nyarushiiza FC vs Sporting United

KatakaFC vs Ndejje University

Masavu FC vs JMC

KCCA Corporates FC vs URA FC

Azam FC vs SCVilla

Steel FC vs The Saints FC

Luwero United vs Entebbe FC

Busia Fisheries vs Soroti Garage

Paidha FC vs Kasese FC

Kyambogo vs Vipers

Busia United vs Masaka LC

Corporate 11 vs Bull FC

The games will be played between the 14th and 28th of February 2015. Meanwhile, FUFA Vice president Justus Mugisha has confirmed that the much awaited football symposium will take place on the 23th, Friday January.

He however said some international presenters whom they had invited will not be available and thus FUFA has gotten replacements. He remained tightlipped about the identities of individuals who have committed themselves to participating in the symposium.

FUFA has also released results for CAF C Coaching Course where 70 coaches participated. According to FUFA, 63 passed while 7 failed with Arthur Kyesiimira emerging as the best.
The initial appearance of Dominic Ongwen before the single Judge of Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), treatment Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova, visit this is scheduled for Monday, 26 January 2015, at 14:00 (The Hague local time).

Ongwen was transferred to the ICC on 20 January 2015 following an arrest warrant issued by the Court on 8 July 2005 for crimes against humanity and war crimes.

He surrendered to Seleka rebels in Central African Republic (CAR) early this year before being handed to U.S. Special Forces who are conducting joint operations with Ugandan troops in the poor country against the rebels.

The court on Wednesday night announced that during the initial appearance hearing, the single Judge will verify the identity of the suspect and the language in which he is able to follow the proceedings.

He will be informed of the charges against him.

Ongwen was the alleged Brigade Commander of the Sinia Brigade of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) which is thought to have committed heinous atrocities in Northern Uganda, DRC, and CAR.

On 8 July 2005, ICC Judges issued an arrest warrant against Mr Ongwen for three counts of crimes against humanity (murder; enslavement; inhumane acts of inflicting serious bodily injury and suffering) and four counts of war crimes (murder; cruel treatment of civilians; intentionally directing an attack against a civilian population; pillaging) allegedly committed in 2004 within the context of the situation in Uganda.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week welcomed Ongwen’s transfer to the ICC, as well as his surrender on 6 January in the Central African Republic.

Ban highlighted that Ongwen’s transfer marks an ‘important milestone in accountability,’ with the first LRA commander being brought before the Court.

“It is a step forward in efforts to bring justice to the thousands of victims of LRA violence in Uganda, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and CAR [Central African Republic] over the past 28 years,” the UN chief said.

The Secretary-General welcomed the cooperation among the Governments of the CAR, Uganda, the United States, Belgium and the Netherlands, and the support provided by the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR (MINUSCA), the African Union Regional Task Force (AU-RTF) and the ICC in facilitating the expeditious transfer of Mr. Ongwen to The Hague.

Mr. Ban also paid tribute to the efforts of the AU-RTF and urged all troop-contributing countries of the region to remain committed to ending the threat posed by the LRA and bringing to justice LRA leader Joseph Kony.

He called on the LRA to immediately disarm.

We want Kony

ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda said Ongwen’s transfer “brings us one step closer to ending the LRA’s reign of terror in the African Great Lakes region,” adding, “ For more than a quarter of a century, the LRA under Joseph Kony and his high command, that includes Ongwen, have terrorised the people of Northern Uganda and neighbouring countries.”

She said the LRA has reportedly killed tens of thousands and displaced millions of people; terrorised civilians, abducted children and forced them to kill and serve as sex slaves.

“They have hacked off limbs and horribly disfigured men, women and children. In so doing, the LRA has committed unimaginable crimes against humanity and war crimes,” said Bensouda.

“My investigation demonstrates that Dominic Ongwen served as a high ranking commander within the LRA and that he is amongst those who bear the greatest responsibility for crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC.  His transfer to the Court’s custody sends a firm and unequivocal message that no matter how long it will take, the Office of the Prosecutor will not stop until the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community are prosecuted and face justice for their heinous crimes.”

She urged all others that still remain within LRA ranks to abandon violence; stop committing crimes, and follow the bold steps of others before you.

“I also encourage all States to renew and refocus efforts to secure the arrest of Joseph Kony as well as all other ICC fugitives. The victims of their crimes have waited far too long and deserve to see justice done.”

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