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    Bobi Wine Is A Confused Young Man That Is Why He’s Being Manipulated By So Many Foreigner Groups – President Museveni Tells British Press…

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    President Museveni (R) and NUP principal Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine

    President Museveni has revealed that National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine is a confused young man.

    In an interview with Channel 4’s Lindsey Hilsum, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) presidential candidate disclosed that Kyagulanyi is not ideological enough that is why he’s being manipulated by so many foreigner groups.

    Below are some of the highlights from the interview:

    President Museveni: The person you are talking to is a very experienced person, there are not many things in the world that I don’t know. So when I handle a situation, you should know that I know what I’m doing.

    Lindsey Hilsum: So you’re accountable?

    President Museveni: No. I am not accountable, but I know what I’m doing. Because I can’t be accountable for what I didn’t initiate. I’m not the one who started the violence. But I defeated the violence. Actually our system automatically defeated the violence. Because I was also not in Kampala, I was away campaigning.

    Uganda is not a dictatorial state, it’s not a failed state, this is not Sudan, Libya, or Egypt, it’s Uganda. Uganda where the people are in charge.

    Yes, there are some gaps, like the youth group, which is a part of our success. But which needs to be handled in a better way, not the way of violence they want.

    Lindsey Hilsum: Do you ever look at Bobi Wine and think, ” that I was like that young man pushing forward trying to bring change?

    President Museveni: Which change? Because the situation now is very healthy, because those young people now are talking about politics of identity, of tribes, of religion. So those are our products.

    Lindsey Hilsum: So do you feel proud of somebody him?

    President Museveni: Bobi Wine is a confused young man. He is not ideological enough. And he’s being manipulated by so many foreigner groups.

    Lindsey Hilsum: Which foreigners?

    President Museveni: All sorts of foreigners. We monitor them. Bobi Wine in particular is an agent of foreign interest.

    But the social group, the youth who feel marginalised, that’s a healthy internal force which we’re working with.

    Lindsey Hilsum: Tell me the foreigners.

    President Museveni: They’re very many, especially the Europeans, they’re very arrogant. Uganda is very successful, were a very strong system. But because of their own analysis, they think the problem of Uganda is me staying in power, yet it’s an advantage, for as long as it’s done democratically. So we don’t agree.

    But because you have that view of yours, when non-serious people come up as opposition to longevity in power, the people in the west dance and rejoice. And they get quite alot of encouragement from the foreigners, the homosexuals.

    Lindsey Hilsum: What does homosexuality have to do with it?

    President Museveni: They’re very happy with Bobi Wine, they support him. I think they even sent him support.

    We can only tolerate homosexuality, but the Europeans promote it.

    You think homosexuality is an alternative way of life, yet for us here, we look at it as deviation from nature.

    Lindsey Hilsum: What is your connection between homosexuality and Bobi Wine

    President Museveni: The connection is some of the constituencies in the West, is that we choose to agree with some things and reject some. They want us to be puppets. They don’t expect us to be skeptical. So anything against us, they jump on it. And offcourse they make mistakes by so doing because they don’t know our situation.

    Lindsey Hilsum: Who was responsible for the death of over 50 Ugandans who were shot by state security forces?

    President Museveni: The opposition. They are the ones who wanted to organise an insurrection. Supported by the Western forces, they were planning to organise here what happened in Egypt, Sudan and Libya. Encouraged by Western elements; press, diplomats and other elements. Who started the violence?

    Lindsey Hilsum: But the violence was sparked off after arresting one of your political opponents, Bobi Wine.

    President Museveni: It had been planned. Because here you’re asking, “Why have you not died so many of you in Uganda?”

    Lindsey Hilsum: No. I asked, “Why did you think that COVID19 is not finishing Uganda’s population?”

    President Museveni: Because we took measures. And some of the measures was, “We shall not congregate.”

    Now this agent of foreign, Bobi Wine interest says out of defiance that he will congregate. I have been campaigning myself, for two months I’ve never held a single rally. Not even one. Even when they gather I just sit in my car and wave to them, because I don’t want to kill them.

    Bobi Wine deliberately defied, so that he would be arrested, so that they could uprise. And the uprising was defeated. And that was only a rehearsal.

    Lindsey Hilsum: Are you not concerned about more violence between now and the election day?

    President Museveni: Anybody who brings violence here will be defeated. And I think now the people are more careful

    You saw what happened in Washington? You can get people with wrong ideas. That Parliament of America was attacked.

    Lindsey Hilsum: Like you, Robert Mugabe always referred to himself as a freedom fighter, do you think he was? He did some good things but he didn’t go until he was forced to.

    President Museveni: Robert Mugabe made some philosophical mistakes. He did not look at the role of the private sector. For instance the fight between Mugabe and the Whites.

    We had our own whites, the Indians. We’re the ones who brought back the Indians because we realised they are working for us.

    The problem of Zimbabwe, even if there was a new person without a new philosophy, they would fail.

    Lindsey Hilsum: But you’ll have to leave power someday.

    President Museveni: I know. We shall figure it out with my party. The NRM shall determine that. I don’t even need to be in the government. For what? I’m not looking for anything personal.

    Lindsey Hilsum: Sometimes the issue can be the person.

    President Museveni: Now what am I looking for in power? Unless I’m looking for something personal. Do you think I am looking for money?

    Lindsey Hilsum: Do you just think that it’s fine for any leader to solely keep going?

    President Museveni: If there’s a mission to be done. In Uganda here, and Africa we have a mission that has to be accomplished. And if we don’t do, we shall become a Latin America.

    Lindsey Hilsum: And you’re the only person who can do it?

    President Museveni: No. I’m not the only one, but it’s not harmful if I also contribute.

     

    Source: Channel4 news

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    Angels Of Death Strike, Take Two Of Uganda’s VIPs In 2023 Opener

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    Two of Uganda’s Very Important Persons have Monday died.

    National Unity Platform’s parliamentary flag bearer in the last year’s Omoro County by-elections, Simon Toolit Aketcha is dead.

    Toolit, died on Monday morning.

    The news of his death was confirmed by Omoro county MP Andrew Ojok Oulanyah.

    “It is a dark day in Omoro! We have lost one of our gallant sons and former MP, Hon. Simon Toolit Akecha! Hon. Toolit was the MP for Omoro County between 2006 & 2011 and was a candidate in recent by-elections. May his soul rest in eternal peace!” OJok tweeted.

    Toolit put up stiff political resistance against the late Jacob Oulanyah before also competing against his son Andrew Ojok Oulanyah.

    Toolit will be remembered as a candidate to have competed against the Oulanyah’s while holding the flag for two different parties for under ten years.

    In 2016, Toolit, then a candidate of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) contested against NRM’s Jacob Oulanyah and polled 6,823 votes against the latter’s 8,218 votes.

    In the same manner, Uganda’s high commissioner to Kenya and Seychelles, Dr Hassan Galiwango, has died.

    Galiwango died Monday morning at Nairobi Hospital where he had been admitted.

    The late was the husband to Mbale City Woman Member of Parliament, Connie Nakayeze Galiwango.

    President Museveni appointed Galiwango as the high commissioner to Kenya in October 2020.

    Galiwango was also the former long serving director of finance and administration at the NRM secretariat at the time of his ambassadorial appointment. Ms Medina Naham, the NRM party chairperson of Koboko District, replaced him at the secretariat.

    The cause of his death is yet to be communicated by the government.

    Last year, Bank of Uganda governor prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah and Gen. Elly Tumwine among other VIPs died.

     

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    Five Dead As Bomb Goes Off In Church Near DRC, Uganda Border 

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    A bomb killed at least five people on Sunday after detonating in a church in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said.

    Details of the attack remain hazy, but military spokesman Antony Mualushayi said the “terrorist act” happened in a Pentecostal church in North Kivu province’s Kasindi, a town on the border with Uganda.

    Mualushayi later told reporters that at least five bodies had been taken to the morgue following the blast, in what he called a provisional death toll.

    Joel Kitausa, a local civil society figure, put the death toll at eight and said 27 other people had been wounded.

    AFP was unable to independently confirm the toll.

    It was not immediately clear who carried out the attack. Mualushayi said that one suspect — a Kenyan — had been arrested.

    The DRC’s communications ministry said on social media that the attack was apparently carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) group.

    The ADF — which the Islamic State group claims as its affiliate in Central Africa — is active in the Kasindi area.

    It has been accused of slaughtering thousands of Congolese civilians and carrying out bomb attacks in Uganda.

    The ADF has planted bombs in towns in North Kivu in the past.

    Since 2021 a joint Congolese-Ugandan military operation has been targeting the ADF in North Kivu and neighbouring Ituri province.

    Over 120 armed groups roam mineral-rich eastern DRC, many of which are the legacy of regional wars that flared at the turn of the 21st century.

    Source: AFP

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    Nepal Crash: Dozens Killed As Plane Crashes Near Pokhara Airport

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    Dozens of people have been killed after a plane with 72 people on board crashed near an airport in central Nepal.

    The Yeti Airlines flight from Kathmandu to the tourist town of Pokhara crashed on landing before catching fire.

    Videos posted on social media show an aircraft flying low over a populated area before banking sharply.

    At least 68 people are confirmed to have died, officials said. Several critically injured survivors were taken to hospital, unconfirmed reports said.

    Local resident Deeveta Kal told the BBC how she rushed to the crash site after seeing the aircraft plunge from the sky shortly after 11:00am local time (05:15 GMT).

    “By the time I was there the crash site was already crowded. There was huge smoke coming from the flames of the plane. And then helicopters came over in no time,” she said.

    “The pilot tried his best to not hit civilisation or any home,” Deevta Kal added. “There was a small space right beside the Seti River and the flight hit the ground in that small space.”

    The flight set out with 68 passengers on board, including at least 15 foreign nationals, and four crew members.

    According to flight tracking website Flightradar24, the 15-year-old twin-engine ATR 72 stopped transmitting position data at 05:05 GMT and the last signal from the aircraft was received at 05:12.

    Hundreds of Nepalese soldiers were involved in the operation at the crash site in the gorge of the Seti, just one and a half kilometres from the airport.

    The search operation has been suspended for the day, officials say.

    Video taken where the plane came down showed thick billowing black smoke and burning debris.

    “We expect to recover more bodies,” an army spokesman told Reuters, saying the plane “has broken into pieces”.

    Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal called an emergency meeting of his cabinet and urged state agencies to work on rescue operations. A panel to investigate the cause of the crash has been set up.

    Of the passengers, 53 are said to be Nepalese. There were five Indian, four Russians and two Koreans on the plane. There was also one passenger each from Ireland, Australia, Argentina and France among others.

    Aviation accidents are not uncommon in Nepal, often due to its remote runways and sudden weather changes that can make for hazardous conditions.

    A Tara Air plane crashed in May 2022 in the northern Nepalese district of Mustang, killing 22 people.

    In early 2018, 51 people were killed when a US-Bangla flight travelling from Dhaka in Bangladesh caught fire as it landed in Kathmandu.

    The European Union has banned Nepalese airlines from its airspace over concerns about training and maintenance standards in the country’s aviation industry.

    Source: BBC

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