Massa, Ssentamu for African Player of The Year Award

Regional countries under the umbrella of IGAD have warned South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader, more about Dr Riek Machar they will use their military might to intervene in the war-ravaged country should the two warring parties resume hostilities.

The heavy warning was issued after two days of vigorous debate in Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa where Machar and Kiir fell short of signing a power sharing agreement to mark the beginning of a transitional government in the troubled country.

IGAD said in a statement on Friday night that, diagnosis “Any violation of the cessation of the hostilities by any party will invite the following collective action by the IGAD region against those responsible for such violations.”

The mediating body said the robust response to violation of the peace agreements will include “enactment of asset freezes, travel bans within the region, denial of the supply of arms and ammunition, and any other material that could be used in war.”

“Further,” read the statement, “the IGAD region shall, without further reference to the warring Parties, take the necessary measures to directly intervene in South Sudan to protect life and restore peace and stability.”

Diplomats told Chimpreports that IGAD leaders particularly Presidents Museveni and Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta expressed the urgent need “to use our army to protect the people of South Sudan.”

Museveni was quoted as warning that “for us we are ready to act just like we did when war broke out in December. What happened in Rwanda in 1994 won’t happen anywhere else in this region. The people of South Sudan want peace and development not war and destruction. We will act against parochial forces.”

Insiders say Museveni might use the UPDF elite commando units, warplanes and heavy artillery in a joint offensive with SPLA to defeat Machar with the view of stabilising the region.


IGAD warned that should it be necessary to implement the outlined measures, the region “calls on the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union, the Security Council of the United Nations, and the entire international community, to render all possible assistance in the implementation of these measures.”

Upon the request of the warring Parties, the Government of South Sudan and the SPLM/A (In Opposition), to be granted additional time to conduct consultations with their respective constituencies on the agreed agenda of the 28th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the IGAD Heads of State and Government, the Assembly accepted the need for a further period of 15 days to be accorded to the parties to complete consultations on these matters.

The Parties also committed to an “unconditional, complete and immediate end to all hostilities, and to bring the war to an end, as of the date of the resolution. The Parties further commit to the immediate cessation of the recruitment and mobilization of civilians.”

Kenya State House said in a statement on Friday night that President Uhuru Kenyatta and host Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn held a second day of talks with South Sudan’s political leaders on Friday, “but a deal did not appear imminent.”

Determined to resolve the South Sudan conflict, President Kenyatta – in his capacity as IGAD Rapporteur and EAC chairman – and PM Hailemariam who is IGAD chairman, met South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riak Machar in Addis Ababa on Friday on issues around power-sharing.

This followed similar discussions overnight.

Other regional leaders including President Museveni, Ismael Omar Guelleh (Djibouti) and President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud (Somalia) also attended the talks.

Each of the South Sudan leaders are attending the talks with senior advisers and negotiators.

The regional leaders affirmed that they will not rest until a comprehensive peace deal is reached. They were due to enter a second straight night of talks to try to bridge the differences between the parties.

“My understanding is that the leaders are determined to make progress as they see this as a pivotal stage in the negotiations,” said Manoah Esipisu, spokesperson for the Kenyan presidency. “But it is, as expected, a difficult process.”
It was a night of fun, sickness splendor and exhilaration as River Nile Productions Premiered there Film, ambulance Luzira: Escape from Uganda at Serena Conference Center in Kampala, last night.

Movie lovers and the actors started arriving for the event as early as 6 PM. On arrival, they made their entrance into the conference center via the red carpet that was surrounded by bright lights against Kampala’s dark night and lensmen including two of our own.

From the Red Carpet, the ushers led them to an elegant cocktail where they ate, drunk, interacted with each other and had a chance to mingle with the movie stars.

“I am very excited that our country has come of age in different enterprises including film that is earning some countries billions of dollars every year,” city entrepreneur, Patrick Bitature told ChimpCorp, Bruno Agababyona during the cocktail.

“I have always been a big movie fan and I am so anxious to see what this production brings to the table,” the businessman who had come with his son added.

At about 9:00 PM, the MC of the night, Roger Mugisha called the guests to Victoria Auditorium which had been turned into a cinema hall.

The guests who included, High Commissioner of India to Uganda, Dr. Ramesh Chandra, KCCA Boss, Jennifer Musisi, MP, Sanjay Tanna, prominent Ugandan and Indian businessmen then headed to the screening that started at about 9: 30PM.

This was the long awaited moment when the whole room was practically swept into the allure of the movie.

Love, Passion, Intrigue, torture, Determination, War and victory are some of the words that can describe the scenes in the movie.

After the screening, various speakers praised the makers and sponsors for having invested in the high budget movie including TA Technologies that injected $ 1 Million into the project.

Sam Bagenda at the red carpet
Sam Bagenda at the red carpet
Patrick Bitature with his son at the red carpet
Patrick Bitature with his son at the red carpet
Wale Wale Singer, Jose Chameleone
Wale Wale Singer, Jose Chameleone was Don Dada in the movie
Part of the Luzira Bollywood crew
Part of the Luzira Bollywood crew
Guests on the red carpet
Guests on the red carpet
The Movie's marketing Manager, Sheila Kangwagye (L) with Friends at the red carpet
The Movie’s marketing Manager, Sheila Kangwagye (L) with Friends at the red carpet
The Urban TV crew at the event
The Urban TV crew at the event
TV 256 crew interview Denzel Mwiyeretsi
TV 256 crew interview Denzel Mwiyeretsi
Movie Director, Rajesh Nair (R) with a guest
Members of the film administration pose for our photographer
No doubt they enjoyed the fillm
Miss Uganda after the screening
Miss Uganda, Leah Kalanguka with Phiona Bizzu  after the screening
Staff of ta Technologies, the main sponsors of the movie
Staff of ta Technologies, the main sponsors of the movie


Flavia Tumusiime was also in attendance
Flavia Tumusiime was also in attendance
Frank and Sheila Gashumba
Excited Ebonies members show support for Sam Bagenda
Guests arriving for the premier
They looked gorgeous in the sari
Anita Fabiola with a friend
A guest at the red carpet
Irene Namubiru on the red carpet
Irene Namubiru on the red carpet
Ugandan Actor Michael Wawuyo speaking after the screening
Ugandan Actor Michael Wawuyo speaking after the screening
Miss Uganda, Leah Kalanguka after the screening
Ugandan actor, Michael Wawuyo
Daniella Mayanja, Chameleone and Meddie Sentongo
KCCA Boss,  Jennifer Musisi with entourage
KCCA Boss, Jennifer Musisi (c) with friends
Roger Mugisha with some of the movie’s administrators






Uganda Cranes duo of  Geoffrey Massa and Yunus Sentamu have been shortlisted by the football governing body on the continent(CAF) for the African player of the year (Based in Africa) award.

Sentamu who plies his trade for D.R. Congo giants AS Vita was instrumental in his club’s good performance that saw them reach finals of the CAF Champions league before losing to Algeria’s E.S Setif on the away goals rule.

Meanwhile Massa has also played a pivotal role for his Premier Soccer League side University of Pretoria in South Africa elevating his club to 11th position having bagged 6 goals for his paymasters.

The 28 year old striker is also credited for having been a key pillar in the Cranes Morocco 2015 AFCON qualifiers that have seen Cranes collect 6 points from 4 games and 3rd in Group E led by Ghana and Togo respectively.

The winners o the two categories will be decided by votes from the Head Coaches and Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF.

African Player of the Year (Based in Africa)
1. Amr Gamal (Egypt, price Al Ahly)
2. Abdelrahman Fetori (Libya, order Ahly Benghazi)
3. Bernard Parker (South Africa, abortion Kaizer Chiefs)
4. Bongani Ndulula (South Africa, Amazulu)
5. Akram Djahnit (Algeria, ES Setif)
6. Ejike Uzoenyi (Nigeria, Enugu Rangers)
7. El Hedi Belamieri (Algeria, ES Setif)
8. Fakhereddine Ben Youssef (Tunisia, CS Sfaxien)
9. Ferdjani Sassi (Tunisia, CS Sfaxien)
10. Firmin Mubel Ndombe (DR Congo, AS Vita)
11. Geoffrey Massa (Uganda, Pretoria University)
12. Jean Kasusula (DR Congo, TP Mazembe)
13. Kader Bidimbou (Congo, AC Leopards)
14. Lema Mabidi (DR Congo, As Vita)
15. Mudathir Al Taieb (Sudan, Al Hilal)
16. Roger Assalé (Cote d’Ivoire, Sewe Sport)
17. Senzo Meyiwa (South Africa, Orlando Pirates)
18. Solomon Asante (Ghana, TP Mazembe)
19. Souleymane Moussa (Cameroon, Coton Sport)
20. Yunus Sentamu (Uganda, AS Vita)

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