The U.S. government has praised Uganda’s role in steering regional stability, order http://coachesacrosscontinents.org/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-webhook.php saying the whole East Africa looks to the Pearl of Africa for leadership.
A statement from State Department released by the Secretary of State, no rx http://chicken33.com/commande/wp-includes/pomo/translations.php John Kerry on Friday morning congratulating Uganda upon clocking 52 years of Independence, about it U.S pledged to continue supporting the country`s role in advancing democracy, human rights and peace and prosperity not only to neighbors, but throughout the whole region.
Ugandan national army, UPDF averted a would be genocide in the neighboring South Sudan late last year when a bloody internal strife broke out, splitting the army into two confrontational groups – one led by the President Salva Kiir and the other under his former deputy Dr. Riek Machar.
Uganda is also working hand in hand with the regional body IGAD to ensure a peaceful solution in South Sudan through dialogue taking place in Ethiopia.
“On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Uganda as you celebrate 52 years of independence. East Africa looks to Uganda for leadership. We continue to encourage your role in promoting democracy, human rights, and peace and prosperity throughout the region. The United States stands ready to support your efforts to achieve these objectives,” said Kerry.
Uganda’s relations with United States were recently strained by the enactment of the Anti-homosexuality law. However, it was later annulled by the Constitutional Court.
U.S which is Uganda`s number one partner in fight against terrorism also appreciated the country`s two-fisted role in addressing threats posed by terrorists.
“Your government is an important partner in the fight against terrorism. We greatly appreciate Uganda`s efforts to address the threat posed by the Lord`s Resistance Army and your vital contribution to the African Union Mission in Somalia,” added Kerry.
UPDF in 2007 entered the then impossible and failed state, Somalia which even US Marines fled after a disastrous mission in 1990s, claiming about 20 soldiers in a single day.
A few years later, the capital Mogadishu which was a no go-zone with almost daily suicide bombings and gun battles by different tribal and Muslim faction militants, started registering relative peace.
The mission under the African Union auspice was joined by Burundi and then Kenya and Djibouti last year. The Al-Qaida linked brutal Islamic militants; Alshabaab had taken over the control of the Horn of Africa Nation before being liberated by UPDF-led AMISOM forces.
There is surely no doubt that of all the international performers that have ever made an appearance on a Ugandan stage, thumb http://cpllogoterapia.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-internal-pointers.php Jamaican heartthrob, online http://copdx.org.au/wp-content/plugins/user-access-manager/tpl/objectcolumn.php Garfield Spence aka Konshens is among the most loved.
This was again demonstrated a few days ago when the hospitalized singer shared a picture of himself on a hospital bed with a plaster on the forehead. The dedicated legion of Ugandan followers and fans made up especially of ladies were among the first people to relay their get well soon messages to the singer.
Among hundreds more, http://ccimiowa.com/wp-includes/feed.php Miranda Viola Bagamba wrote, “Get well soon, Love…. Uganda will always love you!!”
Konshens had shared the picture to refute reports that had been making rounds that he was hospitalized after he was engaged in a bloody fight with a certain producer in a club.
The singer however insisted that he was accidentally hit by a bottle hurled by a frightened reveler at a club who was trying to defend himself. He however did not clarify what he reveler was defending himself from.
Konshens also said that there was no bad blood between him and the person that hurled the bottle adding that he would have done the same thing had he been in the same position.
He also posted on Facebook yesterday, “I got a busted eyebrow… My eye coulda been lost but it wasnt… He got swollen head and body damage… Coulda been crippled but he wasnt… In the end let the story read…. “Life coulda been lost but wasnt”. One love. Now lets get back to this music!!”
Konshens who has a record of registering full house attendances for the two times he has performed in Uganda is expected to return in December to perform at a concert.