Tag Archives: Yoweri Museveni

After Mugabe’s forced exit, fear grips camps of African dictators

22 Nov

Shortly after Gen. Constantino Chiwenga of Zimbabwe army chief showed President Robert Mugabe his exit from power, the president of Uganda Yoweri Museveni announced the following twitter message:

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Ban tells African leaders at their summit to stop use of legal loopholes or undemocratic means to “cling to power”

1 Feb

Editor’s Note:

Can there be any better example and lesson to what the United Nations Secretary-General is putting before African leaders at their regional summit than the crime Pierre Nkurunziza has committed on the people of Burundi; or, among others, the TPLF’s gigantic engagement to end its rejection by the people and protests against its robberies and illegitimate rule through torture, mass execution, mass imprisonments and disappearances of Ethiopians; or the systematic persecution Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni are committing on the peoples of Rwanda and Uganda respectively?

While these are all good points about the international community is fully aware, I am disappointed in the UN Chief failing to mention the TPLF in Ethiopia, more particularly in the face of its horrendous human rights crimes and mass murder of university and high school students in Oromia region of Ethiopia!


Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

“Leaders must protect their people, not themselves…I commend those leaders who committed to stepping aside and respect constitutional term limits.”

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told African leaders on Saturday they should not use legal loopholes or undemocratic constitutional changes to “cling to power”, and that they should respect term limits.
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African Union soldiers charged over Somali wedding attack: First int’l justice of its kind to African military mission force members

23 Aug

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Quoting an African Union (AU) official, BBC Friday reported that three Ugandan soldiers serving with African Union forces in Somalia (AMISOM) hunting the terrorist group Al-Shabab have been charged over the killing last month of a group of civilians at a wedding in Somalia.
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Anti-gay bill: Obama warns Museveni of strained ties

17 Feb

“You don’t mean that, Barack?” (Credit: Africa Review)

By The Ethiopia Observatory
By Kevin Kelly

US President Barack Obama on Sunday sharply criticised the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that is set to become law in Uganda, warning that it will “complicate” Washington’s relations with Kampala.
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South Sudan leader attacks left and right, as pressure mounts on him to end a bloody conflict

21 Jan

Editor’s Note:

    It is too late now for President Salva Kiir to try to put the blame on others for the disaster that has befallen his country. The reason is as simple as this: The depth of unaccountable authority he wanted to amass under him has unleashed South Sudan’s problems. This makes him the first person to shoulder the responsibilities for the thousands of slain South Sudanese and foreigners in that country. Moreover, he also lost credibility the day he falsely accused his colleagues of coup. Countries that have eyes on the ground stood against him in their testimonies, which has made him lose it in the eyes of many.
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Human rights crimes on both sides in S. Sudan; Museveni not be allowed to escape this unscathed

17 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Robyn Dixon

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Both sides in South Sudan’s new war have committed “appalling crimes,” according to a Human Rights Watch report Thursday, offering a grim picture of massacres, ethnic killings and looting of humanitarian aid.
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Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda plan rail link to be finalized in 2018

29 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters)

A railway that runs from Kenya to Uganda will be extended to Rwanda by March 2018 as part of efforts to deepen trade ties in the region, presidents of the three nations said on Wednesday.
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Talking truth to power in Bahir Dar

20 Apr

BAHIR DAR, 19 April 2012 (IRIN) – On the surface it had all the trappings of a gathering of current and former heads of state: Legions of presidential bodyguards speaking into their sleeves, electronic security at every entrance, rooftop snipers, road closures and a small army of waiters serving snacks and coffee on the banks of Ethiopia’s Lake Tana.
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