Daily Archives: November 10, 2009

Former Uganda Army Commander murdered by woman friend.

Hudson Apunyo



major_general_james_kazini.jpgKampala- General who commanded ‘operation iron fist’ against LRA in Southern Sudan hit by iron bar


Former Uganda army commander, Maj. Gen. James Kazini, was Tuesday morning murdered after a girlfriend allegedly hit him with an iron bar.

The incident happened at Namuwongo, a Kampala Suburb.


Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura said the former army commander, who was facing trial for various alleged offences was murdered by a woman he identified only as Atim. “He has been murdered. We are still investigating (circumstance),” he said.


The Police Chief said the Atim has been arrested and police is trying to establish the relationship she had with the deceased. “She is the one who killed him early this morning,” Gen. Kayihura told Australia.To on Phone


Army Spokesman Lt. Col. Felix Kulayigye says the former Army Commander was killed in “domestic violence with his girl friend and we are still investigating.”

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President Paul Kagame on BBC.




paul_kagame.jpgPaul Kagame is the man who has led Rwanda out of the genocide that took place fifteen years ago.

His priority has been to rebuild Rwanda and put the terrible ethnic divisions firmly in the past.

His country is now described as bright and promising with a growing economy and a determined workforce.

Yet President Kagame faces repeated international criticism for a lack of democracy and freedom of expression inside Rwanda, and his country's actions in Congo.

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U.S. says Congo should arrest indicted ex-rebel

* U.S. Great Lakes envoy Kolpe expresses concern

* Says Jean Bosco Ntaganda must be held accountable


By Hereward Holland



KIGALI, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo must arrest an indicted war crimes suspect believed to hold a senior command position in U.N.-backed military operations in the east of the country, the U.S. envoy to the region has said.

Army documents and military officials say former rebel general Jean Bosco Ntaganda, also known as "the Terminator", is deputy commander of an anti-rebel offensive that is being supported by the U.N. mission in Congo MONUC.

However, the United Nations denies it has any direct contact with Ntaganda, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court but joined the DRC army in January. The U.N. says Congo has assured it that he is not playing a significant role in the operations.

"We just feel that anybody who has committed war crimes should not participate in military operations of this sort at the moment and he needs to be held accountable," Howard Wolpe, Washington's envoy to the Great Lakes, said late on Monday.

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