South Sudan

Kiir, Machar Sign SPLM Reunification Agreement

First round: 12-14 February 2015 Cameroon vs Uganda

Second Leg:20-22 February Uganda vs Cameroon


The Uganda Sand Cranes Head Coach, no rx more about Harunah Kebba has summoned twenty players for the upcoming CAF Beach Soccer Championship qualifiers.

Hamza Junju, the Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) Vice chairman read the names on Kebba’s behalf at the FUFA weekly press conference held at the FUFA House Mengo, Kampala on Wednesday.

Junju told the media that the squad was summoned basing on the physical and technical ability of players.

Uganda faces Cameroon away between 12-14th February 2015 in the first leg before hosting the West Africans at a yet to be confirmed venue in seven days.

The winner over two legs will face Ghana for a slot in the finals that take place in April 2015 in Seychelles.


The summoned players are expected to start non-residential training on Tuesday 27th January 2015 before entering camp on 1st February 2015.

The Squad:

Goalkeepers: Michael Kalule (MUBS), Nasser Lwamunda (Buwanika Bulls United), Ashadu Bugembe(YMCA)

Defenders: Derrick Tekkwo(cpt)YMCA,Davis Kasujja(MUBS),Douglass Muganga(Nkumba Select), Ambrose Naturinda(YMCA)

Midfielders: Baker Lukooya(MUBS),Saidi Latif(Real Galacticals),Yasser Mugerwa(Nkumba Select),Dennis Sserukwaya (Real Galacticals),Abraham Lubowa(Zaba super market),Hamim Ssemakula Tebusweke (Kayunga Town council).

Forwards: John Revita(Real Galacticals),Brian Nkuubi(MUBS),Roch Somoka(Nkumba Select), Nicholas Kamya (Dalumba-Richmond), Ismail Kagingo(KIU),Phillip Lwezaula (St Lawrence University), Emma Kalwoya (st Lawrence University).

Officials: Head coach -Harunah Kebba, Assistant coach -Peter Sseguya,  Chairman Technical -Justus Kamusiime. Vice chairman Technical -Hamzah Jjunju.
A historic agreement aimed at re-uniting warring factions in the South Sudan’s ruling party, ask SPLM, has been signed in Arusha, Tanzania.

President Salva Kiir, SPLM-In-Opposition led by Dr. Riek Machar and SPLM- Detainees inked the agreement on Wednesday night, paving way for sacked members to get return to the party.

According to the agreement which Chimpreports has seen, both parties agreed to implement and comply with the provisions of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and use this Intra-SPLM Party Dialogue in Arusha, 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.

It was agreed that both parties “embrace the values and culture of democracy, unity and development and commit to undertake and implement urgent comprehensive democratic reforms, reorganization and transformation of the Party.”

They will as well ensure that the SPLM “redefines its ideological direction, developmental path, the nature of its democracy, system of governance and the nature of society it aspires to build.”

The SPLM shall formulate and provide policies and programmes to be implemented by its Government with the aim of achieving a democratic developmental state.

There will be revocation of decisions for dismissal of party cadres from party membership and leadership positions resulting from the internal conflict within the party.

Before the break out of war in South Sudan, some top party leaders were dismissed in what Machar said was a move to purge “reformist and dissenting voices” within the ruling political organisation.

The SPLM factions committed to “redefine and implement its vision of state and nation building in order to achieve a peaceful, democratic, just and prosperous South Sudan of equality, freedom and respect for human rights and dignity.”

Any individual SPLM member convicted by a competent court or tribunal of crimes against humanity, war crimes, crimes against peace or gross human rights violations and abuses during the crisis that erupted in the country since 15th December 2013 shall not be eligible to hold public office in the Party and the Government.

They will “ensure exclusion from participation in the SPLM structures of categories such as the armed forces and other organized forces and judicial personnel in accordance with their respective constitutive laws” and that the SPLM shall uphold the “principles of accountability, transparency and good governance and to combat corruption and malpractices in the Party and Government.”

In order to ensure peace and security in the country and guarantee public safety, the SPLM called for the implementation of comprehensive reforms, transformation and professionalization of all the security sector institutions and to ensure that their composition reflects national character.

There have been allegations of tribalism in the armed forces.

SPLM committed to and supported the establishment of a comprehensive system of transitional justice, (the core elements of which are truth and reconciliation, criminal prosecution, reparations and institutional reforms), to look into the issues of atrocities, human rights violations and abuses in the country.

The SPLM also shall develop mechanisms for resource mobilization and management to ensure transparency and accountability and to combat corruption. undertake robust mobilization of resources and shall ensure transparent and prudent management of such resources as well as conducting annual independent audits.

There was a proposal that “in order to ensure that executive powers in Government are not negatively used to influence or determine Party matters, all decisions affecting the Party shall be taken only through the Party structure.”

This was moved to “pending issues” for a deeper discussion in future.

Regional leaders spearheading South Sudan peace process said they went into overdrive trying to ensure rival factions of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement reach a consensus on an agreement aimed at reunifying the party.

The SPLM Intra-Party Dialogue Summit which took place in Arusha, Tanzania, was attended by among others host President Jakaya Kikwete, President  Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, President  Salva Kiir of South Sudan and former Vice President of South Sudan Riek Machar.

President Kenyatta, who is the IGAD Rapporteur, expressed his optimism that South Sudan leaders would reach consensus and thereby set a foundation for a concrete peace process in the nation.

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