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Minister Kiyonga Calls on Rival Parties in Burundi to Resume Talks

Taifa stars and TP Mazembe superstar Mbwana Samatta has been crowned the Caf African-based player of the year 2015 in a colorful awards gala held on Thursday at the International Conference Centre, view http://centerforblackbelt.org/wp-admin/includes/bookmark.php Abuja, viagra order http://changescale.org/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/textarea.php Nigeria.

The Tanzanian garnered 127 votes from national coaches and technical directors across the continent to beat nine other contestants including Mazembe teammate Robert Kidiaba who came in second with 88 points.

Gabon striker, medications http://d4462130.u92.platformpublishing.com.au/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/common.php Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got the African player of the year gong. He grabbed the price ahead of Ivory Coast caotain Yaya Toure and Andrew Ayew from Ghana.

CAF champions league winners TP Mazembe was named the best club of the year.

Award winners:

African player of the year- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)

African player of the year- Based in Africa – Mbwana Aly Samatta.

Women’s player of the year – Gaelle Enganamouit (Cameroon)

Youth player of the year – Victor Osimhen (Nigeria)


Most promising talent of the year  – Etebo Peter Oghenekaro (Nigeria)

Coach of the year – Herve Renard (France) –
Former Coach of Cote d’Ivoire

Referee of the year – Bakary Papa Gassama (Gambia)

National team of the year – Cote d’Ivoire

Women’s National team of the year – Cameroon

Club of the year – TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

African Legend:
Charles Kumi GYAMFI (Ghana)
Samuel MBAPPE LEPPE (Cameroon)

Africa Best XI:
Goalkeeper: Robert Muteba Kidiaba (DR Congo)

Defenders: Serge Aurier (Cote d’Ivoire), Aymen Abdennour (Tunisia), Mohamed Meftah (Algeria)

Midfielders: Andre Ayew (Ghana), Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Yacine
Brahimi (Algeria),

Forwards: Mbwana Aly Samatta (Tanzania), Pierre-Emerrick Aubameyang (Gabon), Baghdad Bounedjah (Algeria)
President Yoweri Museveni has Sunday launched a second edition of his book ‘Sowing the Mustard Seed’, recipe http://chimpreports.com/elections/wp-includes/formatting.php a documentation of his early life and the struggle ‘to liberate Uganda from dictatorship’. The first edition was published in 1997.

Published by Moran Publishers, find http://cystiphane-biorga.com/wp-content/plugins/ubermenu/core/sparkoptions/sparkoptions.class.php the second edition which the President insisted is not edited gives an account of the sacrifice that he and other young Ugandans took to in their guerilla bush war.

In a first person voice, viagra 100mg Museveni traces the journey of his life from his few months on earth through education after which he and others embarked on a struggle ‘to overthrow the despotic Idi Amin regime’.

The book also highlights other wars such as the drawn out bid to neutralize Joseph Kony’s LRA rebellion and later, the effort to professionalize the national army, UPDF.

Speaking during the official launch held at Kampala Serena Hotel, President Museveni said the book is a story of Ugandans, Africans and intellectuals.

He noted that he decided to reproduce the book due to the fact that the editors of the 1st edition had deviated from the original story.

Furthermore, the President said he wasn’t impressed by the grammar used to tell his story in the previous inaugural book.

“At the time when the first edition was published, I had no time to write everything. I gave a story to the publisher but there was a lot of mistakes in the substance and grammar. I noticed that the story was not brought out well the way I wanted,” remarked the President.

He told diginitaries at the launch that he personally chose the title ‘Sowing the Mustard Seed’ based on the Biblical orientation he had at the time.

“The title was informed by verses in the Bible to describe how something small (the liberation struggle) can culminate into a big thing,” he explained.

“On a visit to the US 3 years ago, I met Gen. Martin Dempsey (former Chief of Staff of the US Army) who thanked and told me he had enjoyed my book. This prompted me to re-read it and establish whether it could be appreciated in today’s context. I discovered that much as the story was understood, it needed to be written much better,” Museveni said.

He added; “Lucky enough, I am still alive and witnessed it all so I had to tell the story in a more clear and unambiguous way.”

The President alluding to the errors made by the first publishers criticized Uganda’s education which he said is ‘teaching wrong grammar’.

“Writing English in Uganda is in a big crisis. The institutions of learning are misleading in the area of linguistics. We need to preserve our languages; both English and the local ones so that other generations will understand them easily,” he asserted.

He appreciated, in a special way, Alison, a foreign journalist at the time of the bush war who archived the video footage that she recorded on a visit to the bush.

The President further thanked the patriots who participated in the struggle, African states; Tanzania, Libya and Rwanda ‘who offered support’ as well as his wife Janet Museveni.
Minister of Defense and facilitator of the ongoing Burundi peace talks, medicine http://colombiareports.com/wp-includes/feed-rss2.php Dr. Chrispus Kiyonga has urged parties in the Burundi conflict to embrace the diplomatic solution in order to prevent further humanitarian implications.

Dr. Kiyonga while addressing the press at the Uganda Media Centre said a consultative meeting held in Arusha recently expressed concern over the continued political crisis in Burundi.

“The meeting was concerned over the continued crisis and its potential to degenerate further with far-reaching humanitarian implications, see ” said Minister Kiyonga who is representative of the chief mediator, cheapest President Yoweri Museveni.

Among those that attended the January 6 meeting at the East African Community (EAC) headquarters was; Hon. Dr. Augustino Mahiga, Tanzania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs (who led the meeting), Hon. Georges Rebelo, Angola’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb Dr. Richard Sezibera, the EAC Secretary General and Uganda’s Minister of Defense, Dr. Chrispus Kiyonga.

In addition, Dr. Kiyonga said the meeting committed to intensifying consultations with the Burundi government and the opposition with the intention of resuming the political dialogue immediately.

He added; “I personally don’t believe that the dialogue will fail. Often times during such conflicts, the parties involved eventually embrace dialogue and in this case progress is already visible.”

Minister Kiyonga emphasized Pan Africanism, calling on stakeholders on the African continent to join hands so as to end the killings and civil unrest in Burundi.

The Burundi dialogue commenced on December 28 last year, in Kampala and was chaired by President Museveni.

A follow up meeting slated for January 6 did not happen due to ongoing consultations, according to Minister Kiyonga.

While there has been emphasis on the urgency to resolve the crisis in Burundi, many have questioned Uganda’s commitment and capacity to fast track these peace talks especially with the ongoing preparations for its 2016 general polls.

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