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Rwanda, Uganda Intelligence Officers Meet

Kampala Arch-Diocese Bishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has decried what he said are radically mushrooming religious sects in the country.
Bishop Lwanga decried the fast emerging sects while presiding over Christmas prayers at Lubaga Cathedral Church in Kampala on Thursday.
“Every day we hear in the news of stories about mushrooming religious sects .They come and deceive people without being questioned where they come from, check http://cu1cali.com/curaduria/wp-includes/class-wp-editor.php ” said Lwanga.

 

VP Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi
VP Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi

“The problem with us Africans is that we believe in Satan so much that when something happens to us, generic we first ask who has brought it instead of how it has come. Let us not be fooled, http://cdcsmiles.com/wp-includes/class-walker-comment.php if we get problems,
we should do what is required of us .”
The Kampala Arch Diocese Bishop further  edcondemn the increasing corruption which he said has deterred development in the country; when money meant for social services is diverted to other businesses.
“We are struggling with a corrupt environment in which we live. Why should we do what is evil and shun that which is good? Let us not pay evil with evil but with good.”
According to Lwanga, the country is still faced with  a lot of challenges including what he aid was promotion of the culture of death.
“Recently one doctor carried out research and found out that over 400000 abortions take place annually which makes it 45 about each hour. Acid attacks are now a trending phenomenon throughout the
country.”

Bishop Lwanga poses with congregation for pictures outside the Cathedra
Bishop Lwanga poses with congregation for pictures outside the Cathedra

“You cannot imagine such is happening to our own friends and neighbors! Why would you do something you don’t want to happen to yourself onto the neighbor! That’s not what God requires us to do because he created us for a purpose,” The Kampala Archdiocese Bishop urged.
Christmas day he added, symbolizes a day  for love and joy and a better life that God wishes us to have through the birth of Jesus Christ.
“It’s a day of joy and happiness even in those countries where there is winter now, they are happy. It therefore reminds us of the origin of human life as man was created in the image of God and we all belong to Him.”
“Through Jesus, God was manifested into human beings .As we celebrate Christmas, it reminds us of the value given to us and we must cherish and promote according to God’s intention. His passion, crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection were all intended for us to live a wonderful life,” Lwanga said.
Speaking at the Mass, Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi urged all people to promote peace and togetherness not only in Uganda but the continent at large which he stressed would lead to development .
“Government has done this to see that all our neighbors are peaceful and to this we shall move to greater heights not only as Ugandans but the continent at large,” Ssekandi noted.
The function was attended by among others State Ministers J.C.Muyingo, Fred Omachi, Buganda Minister for  Health Dr.Ben Mukwaya, former Buganda Premier Joseph Mulwanyammuli Ssemwogerere and former DP President Paul Kawanga Ssemwogerere
Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platinumz has Wednesday arrived in Uganda ahead of his performance at Zari Hassan’s ‘All White Ciroc Party’ set to be held at Club Guvnor in Kampala on Thursday night.

The singer travelled with his mother to Kampala aboard Kenya Airways.

Diamond, symptoms http://cricutsearch.com/copper/themes/hardwired/theme.php who recently dropped his girlfriend Seputu to date Zari, and http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-98d04772e6f737fcdf5720844f891e5e.php will be performing in Uganda for the first time at the show where he doubles as the chief guest.

Zari (C) and Diamond (Left) at the Channel O Awards ceremony in South Africa on Saturday
Zari (C) and Diamond (Left) at the Channel O Awards ceremony in South Africa 

However, http://couponsavingfamily.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-site-user-endpoint.php the party faces stiff competition from ‘The Arab Money’ – a group of loaded Kampala socialites, slated for the same day at Cayenne in Bukoto.

The party will be held by Zari’s rival Judith Heard and Sue Ochola who claim being wealthier and more fashionable than Zari.

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Singer Jose Chamelone’s ‘One Million Show’ at Serena will as well pull more crowds.

Zari was recently accused of leaking her own sex video to create a buzz over her upcoming party.
Police intelligence officers from Rwanda and Uganda met in Kagitumba, side effects http://cmd-kenya.org/institute/wp-includes/customize/class-wp-customize-upload-control.php a border town in Nyagatare District on Monday to boost cooperation in the fight against cross-border terrorism, Chimp Corps report.

The officials discussed initiatives on how to increase their surveillance and awareness campaigns against terrorist activities along border posts.

Rwanda Director of Counter Terrorism Unit, John Baptiste Murangira, said both parties engaged in a high level discussion about the activities of terrorist groups like FDLR, and also reminded migration officers to be vigilant against any suspicious individuals.

He also reminded the participants that terrorism is a major threat to the world’s development, as was witnessed in the 2001 attacks on the American World Trade Center Twin Towers, embassy bombings, the 1998 embassy bombings in Nairobi, the 2010 attacks on Uganda by Al Shabaab and the most recent West Gate Mall attack in Nairobi by Al Shabaab in 2013.

“Terror attacks and networks across the region are creating a paradigm shift in the security regime. No single state in the region can claim that it is exonerated from such attacks. Therefore, there is need for deliberate renewed commitment of the partner states between governments, private sector and security institutions in fighting the vice,” CSP Murangira said.

“Our region is infested with terror groups such as FLDR in Eastern DRC, LRA, Al Shabaab and Boko Haram among others. Most of them are driven by political ideologies like genocide, or reactionary myths or radicalism. They are the gents of destruction – but we are the agents of peace and we should ensure that we win this war.”

Soft spots

The Ugandan Chief Technical Officer for Counter Terrorism, Assistant Commissioner of Police, David Wasswa, warned that terrorists always mingle amongst the public like harmless people and usually hit when it least expected, which is reason enough to always be on the lookout even when there seems to be peace.

“Terrorists always seek for targets that are symbolic such as government heads or national landmarks. They also target places with many people such as markets, hospitals or hotels, or important infrastructure. No single nation can defeat terrorists alone and that is why we must work together,” he said.

“The most important effective solution requires a holistic government approach and unity amongst all agencies. We should remind our people that they have a huge role against these terrorists and should report any suspicious objects or individuals before it is too late.”

It is said that terrorist cells are heavily funded through money laundering, an illegal act that should be curbed in order to cut terrorists from their life source.

In his presentation, the acting Director of the Financial Investigation Unit, Chief Inspector of Police, David Bwimba, warned that money laundering has enabled to illegally fund terrorism – and is connected to other international crimes such as tax evasion and drugs trafficking.

“There still exists a lack of awareness by all institutions involved about the linkage between money laundering and terrorism and we need to do more awareness, both in government and private business organizations,” he said.

“Financial institutions should ensure that business is conducted in the conformity with high ethical standards.”

The meeting, which is part of other series that happened in the past, and others that will follow, is in line with the memorandum of understanding signed between the two forces in April 2012 to enhance bilateral cooperation.

The cooperation also includes collaboration in management of disasters, sharing of experiences, mutual assistance in tracking, arrest and repatriation of suspects and conducting joint operations.

Rwanda Police said in a statement that the meeting is also in line with the April 2014 decision by the East African Community member states which resolved to implement a common anti-terrorism strategy to combat terror and other transnational crimes.

“They then reached a decision to adopt the Regional Counter Terrorism Strategy at the 12th East African Community Extraordinary Heads of State Summit held in Arusha, Tanzania.”

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