Monthly Archives: February 2016

Rwanda : inzara iravuza ubuhuha mu ntara y’iburasirazuba

Abaturage  barimo  gusuhuka  berekeza  I  Bugande  kubera  inzara  yibasiye  iyo  ntara. Uretse  iburasirazuba  gusa, nkuko  bigaragalira  buri  wese  utuye  hano  mu  rwa  Gasabo, inzara  irimo  kuvuza  ubuhuha  hafi  impande  zose  z’igihugu  aho  Leta  ya  FPR  ivuga  ko  ayo  mapfa  yatewe  n’izuba  ryacanye  cyane  cyane  mu  Turere  twa  Nyagatare, Kayonza, Kirehe  na  Rwinkwavu   ho  mu ntara  y’uburasirazuba. Andi  mapfa  akaba  yumvikana  mu ntara  y’amajyepfo  mu  bice  by’amayaga   I  Nyanza, Ruhango  na  Kamonyi  basanzwe  bazwiho   kweza  igihingwa  cy’imyumbati, bavuga  ko  imyumbati  yabo  yajemo  indwara  bita   »Kabore ». Bamwe  mu  baturage  batuye  muli  utwo  turere,  dore  ko  n’abakihabarizwa  bavuga ko  ari  ukubura  aho  berekeza, bakaba  baratangiye  gusuhuka  bajya  gushakira  imibereho  hanze  mu  bihugu  by’ibituranyi.

By’umwihariko,dukomeje  Ibiza  biterwa  n’ayo  mapfa  mu  ntara  y’iburasirazuba, ntibyibasiye  abaturage  gusa  ahubwo  n’amatungo  yaho  ntiyorohewe  aho  inka  zipfa  zikabura  abazirya, ugasanga  ziragurishwa  amafranga  ubusanzwe  yakaguze  inkoko  kuko  inka  yapfuye  igura  ibihumbi  bitanu (5.000f)  naho  ikilo  kimwe  cy’inyama  kikagura  200f; izo  ngorane  zose  kuli  ayo  matungo  zikaba  ziterwa  n’ikibazo  cy’amazi  cyabaye  akarande  muli  iriya  ntara  kuva  kera,  aho  amatungo  akoresha  amasaha  arenga  atanu  ngo  agere  ahari  amazi, muri  urwo  rugendo  inyinshi  zigapfira  mu nzira  kubera  kudandabirana,  nazo  zikaribwa  zidapimwe  ariyo  ntandaro  y’ibiciro  byagabanutse, byongeye  kandi  bikaba  bishobora  no  kugira  ingaruka  k’ubuzima  bw’abazirya.

Aborozi  mu  ntara  y’iburasirazuba  bavuga  ko  Ministère  mu  nshingano  zayo  ntacyo  ibamariye  ko  yabatereranye  kandi  bafite  uruhare  rukomeye  mu  iterambere  ry’igihugu, bityo  amatungo  yabo  akaba  yicwa  mu  buryo  bukomeye  kubera  ibura  ry’amazi, bakaba  bashinja  Leta  uburangare  bwo  kutabitaho.Abaturage  twaganiriye  bakomeza  bavuga  ko  nta  mazi  Leta  ya  FPR  yigeze  igeza  ku  borozi  batuye  iyi  ntara  ko  bayaheruka  hakiri  imishinga  y’abaterankunga  yatangaga  amazi  k’uborozi  mbere  ya  1994. Tubibutse  ko  40%  by’inka  igihugu  cyacu  gitunze  bibarizwa  mu  ntara  y’iburasirazuba.

Umuturage  witwa  Burakari  Yohani  ni  umushumba  muli  ako  gace  yagize  ati ’’tubona  nta  ministère  y’ubworozi  ibaho  mu  Rwanda! baratwirengagije  cyane, ati  kera  wabonaga  Leta  ifasha  aborozi  kandi  byari  byiza, yacukuraga  ibyuzi  mu  gihe  k’izuba  ntitugire  ikibazo  aliko  ubu  batuvanyeho  amaboko  nitwe  borozi  tujya  kwishakira  amazi   n’ibindi  byose  birebana  n’ubworozi’’ .

Ministre  Géraldine  ushinzwe  ubuhinzi  n’ubworozi  mu nshingano  ze  nawe  akaba  yiyemerera  ko  ikibazo  gikomeye  ati  aliko  nta mwanzuro  twagifatira  muli  iki  gihe.

Umukuru  w’intara  y’iburasirazuba  Mme  Uwamariya  Odette   we  akaba  asaba  aborozi  bafite  inka  zirembye  kuzigurisha  zitarabapfira  ubusa  kandi  bagahagarara  gitore  mu  gufatanya  na  Leta  gushaka  igisubizo  cy’ayo  mapfa.

Banyarwanda  banyarwandakazi, nkulikije  ibisubizo  by’abo  banyapolitiki  nsanga  Leta  ya  FPR  yarahisemo  kwicisha  inzara  abaturage   ku mpamvu  z’inyungu  zayo  za  politiki, bityo  abanyarwanda  bakaba  bari  bakwiye  guhumuka  kuko  igihe  cyo  kubaho  kiracyahari.

Banyarwanda  banyarwandakazi, mu  gihe  abo  baturage  bugarijwe  n’ayo  makuba  yose  wibaza  kuli  budget  itagereranywa  imaze  iminsi  ikoreshwa  mu  ngirwamatora  atarangwamo  indorerezi  nimwe  ituruka  mu mahanga! ukwongeraho  n’ingendo  za  Prezida  Kagame  adasibamo  mu  mahanga  icyo  zimariye  abanyarwanda! ubundi  umutware  w’urugo  iyo  asanga  ibintu  bicika  niho  agerageza  kujya  iyo  bweze  akagira  nicyo  atahukana  kirengera  urugo! kuli  Prezida  Kagame  we  si  uko  aba  agiye  kwishyilira  ubwenge  ku  gihe  ngo  arebe  uko  guteknica  bihagaze! Ni  akumiro  pe!  Leta  ya  FPR-KAGAME    sinzi  icyo  yaba  itegereje  ngo  ibise  abanyarwanda!

Mugire  amahoro.

Byanditswe  kuwa  27/02/2016, na :
A.BEN  NTUYENABO, KIGALI-RWANDA

http://www.amakuruki.com/20160228-rwanda-inzara-iravuza-ubuhuha-mu-ntara-yiburasirazuba

Paul Kagame Is Facing Serious Economic Challenges According To The World Bank, IMF and His Own Officials

In its Country Report No. 16/24 dated January 2016, the IMF offers some bad economic news for Rwanda. The bad news are mainly centered on three things:

  • Imports continue to grow;
  • Exports are shrinking;
  • Kagame’s prestigious projects are worsening the situation;

Here is what the IMF actually states with regards to King Paul’s economy in January 2016:

“Due to imports growing faster than exports both trade and current account deficits have increased gradually, exacerbated by a trend from external grants to loans. Recent trends in mining contributed to weak exports in 2015 and should continue to do so in 2016… Monetary and exchange rate policies should help contain private import demand, but the purchases and leases of aircraft by RwandAir and imports for the Kigali Convention Center (KCC) will lead to a temporary spike in imports in 2016. Financing for government imports will be provided by donors’ agreement to accelerate 2017 budget support into the second half of 2016, and nonconcessional loans for RwandAir and KCC.”

The table below shows Rwanda imports and exports for selected months in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, according to the IMF data. The red line represents imports while the black line indicates exports. King Paul’s Singapore of Africa looks more like an illusion.

In their letter of the IMF Managing Director Christine Largarde dated December 17, 2015, Rwanda’s Finance Minister Claver Gatete, and Central Bank Governor John Rwangombwa confirmed this grim reality. According to the two, “an unanticipated external shock to Rwanda’s main commodity export has begun to unfold this year. A sharp drop in mineral prices and in global demand for those products has resulted in an unexpected significant loss of export receipts and international reserves of the banking system…”

Gatete and Rwangombwa in their letter to the IMF add more bad news as follows: “Based on export performance for the first three quarters, in particular a halving of mineral export receipts, export projections for 2015 have been revised downward, from US$742 to US$664… The central bank realized the full programmed use of its reserves, which were US$986 million at the beginning of 2015, falling to US$853.4 million by end June. Thanks to some large disbursements of donor budget support that will be moved forward into CY 2015, central bank reserves are expected to meet the end-December program floor of US$ 879 million. However, to sustain imports and activity, commercial banks were also obliged to use a significant amount of reserves. Commercial banks’ NFA of US$ 150.6 million at end December 2014 was reduced to US$92.9 million by end-June and are projected to remain at this level till end December 2015.”

Meanwhile, in its current economic update on Rwanda, the World Bank states the following: “Going forward, the private sector, which is still largely informal, will have to play a bigger role in ensuring economic growth. Poor infrastructure and lack of access to electricity are some of the major constraints to private investment. In addition, reducing the country dependency on foreign aid (30% to 40% of the budget) through domestic resource mobilization is critical.”

In its operational plan for 2011–2016, UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has an even gloomier picture. In its own words, despite economic growth rates, “huge challenges remain. 63% of the population live on less than $1.25 a day…. Poverty is largely rural and is geographically concentrated and, as a result of population growth, the number of poor people has reduced only marginally. Inequality is reducing, but it is still high and it is constraining sustainable growth and poverty reduction…Given low levels of international investment and a less-than-vibrant private sector it is not clear how much wealth growth will continue to deliver to a fast growing and largely unskilled population.”

The year 2016 should be interesting for King Paul. Let us watch the tragic drama.

David Himbara.

Inzara iraca ibintu mu turere tumwe na tumwe tw’intara y’u Burasirazuba

Imirenge imwe n’imwe mu turere twa Kayonza, Ngoma na Kirehe iravugwamo inzara ahanini yatewe n’uruzuba rwacanye biturutse kuri El Nino nk’uko leta y’u Rwanda imaze iminsi ibitangaje. Ubu hamwe na hamwe abaturage bafite aho basuhukira batangiye gusuhuka.

Uruzuba rwinshi nirwo ntandaro y’iyi nzara yatumye abaturage barumbya imyaka yabo bityo abari  batunzwe n’ubuhinzi bibaviramo gusonza abashoboye bafite aho basuhukira barasuhuka.  Ngo abenshi bahungiye iyi nzara muri Uganda abandi bayihungira mu Mutara.

Bamwe mu baturage bo mu murenge wa Rwinkwavu babwiye abanyamakuru ko bafite ikibazo cy’inzara kubera kurumbya.

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Martha Ndererimana w’imyaka 60 utuye muri uyu murenge ati “Inzara yaratwishe bamwe barasuhutse bagiye Buganda abandi bagiye mu Umutara gupagasa mbese ubuzima ntabwo”.

Mugenzi we witwa Muhirwa Deo ati “Turahinga ariko niyo bimeze bikagera igihe cy’ururabo (ibishyimbo)bigahita byuma, ubu nuko twe tudafite aho dusuhukira tuba natwe twaragiye”.

Ku rundi ruhande ubuyobozi bw’intara y’u Burasirazu buremeza aya makuru y’inzara ariko bugasaba abahuye n’inzara  kwihangana bagahagarara gitore mu gihe hagishakwa izindi ngamba zo kuyihashya.

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Umuyobozi w’iyi ntara Madame Uwamaliya Odette yabwiye Umuseke ko iki kibazo gihangayikishije Intara gusa ngo hakaba hagiye gushakwa ingamba zirambye.

Ati “Turabizi ko hari ibice binini byahuye n’izuba ryinshi ariko nakubwira ko ubu aricyo kibazo turiho kuri iyi saha. Turimo kureba uko twagikemura ku buryo burambye hatunganywa ibishanga hakaboneka amazi ahoraho, gusa twari twagerageje guha ibiribwa abari bashonje cyane(bamwe)”.

Guverineri Uwamaliya agaya bamwe mu baturage bahungiye mu bindi bihungu, ngo bari bakwiye guhagarara gitore bagafataniyiriza hamwe nk’abanyarwanda hagashakwa igisubizo cy’iyi nzara.

Iki kibazo cy’amapfa cyugarije abatuye cyane cyane mu mirenge ine y’Akarere ka Kayonza ariyo Rwinkwavu, Murama, Mwili na Kabare naho mu karere ka Kirehe aho ivugwa cyane ni mu mirenge ya Nasho na Mpanga, hamwe n’akarere ka Ngoma mu murenge wa Rukumberi.

 

Alphonse Munyankindi / Bwiza.com

Dushyigikiye DR KIZZA BESIGYE, INTWARI izahora iratwa n’ urubyiruko rw’Abaharanira Demokarasi muri Afurika.

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Dr KIIZA BESIGYE, Umukandida wa FDC

Twakomeje gukurikiranira hafi akarasisi karanze amatora aherutse kuba mu gihugu cy’abaturanyi cya UGANDA, hari taliki ya 18/2/2016.Twashimye by’umwihariko ibiganiro-mpaka bibiri byahuje abakandida bahataniraga umwanya wa Perezida wa Repubulika : Icyambere cyabaye taliki ya 15/1/2016, icyakabiri kiba ku itariki ya 13/2/2016. Twaribwiraga tuti wabona igihugu cya Uganda giciye agahigo kikaba intangarugero muri demokarasi, abaturage bagasubizwa uburenganzira bwabo bwo kwihitiramo abayobozi bashatse binyuze mu matora adafifitse. Twarishukaga ngo wabona Perezida KAGUTA Museveni umaze imyaka 30 yose ku butegetsi noneho yibutse rya jambo rikomeye yavuze mu mwaka w’1986 ngo » Icyorezo gikomeye kizahaje Afurika si abaturage b’ibihugu ahubwo ni abaperezida bihambira ku butegetsi mu buryo buteye isoni « . Twari twaheranywe n’inzozi twihenda ngo n’ubwo Museveni yahindaguye itegekonshinshinga rya Uganda kenshi kugirango arambe ku butegetsi, ubu noneho nk’umukambwe wabonye ibipfa n’ibikira yashyira mu gaciro akereka abanya Uganda n’isi yose ko inyota y’ubutegetsi nayo igira iherezo.

Twarihendaga.

Nk’uko bigaragarira buri wese, Museveni yiyatse amahirwe yo gusezera ku butegetsi mu nzira yari kuzamuhesha icyubahiro mu minsi itari myinshi asigaje kuri iyi si, none ahisemo kwiyandikisha bidasubirwaho ku rutonde rw’abakuru b’ibihugu badashobotse, barangwa n’ikinyoma gusa, bubakira byose ku kwikunda, igitugu n’iterabwoba, badashishikajwe n’inyungu rusange, batunzwe no gusahura ibya rubanda, bahonyora uburenganzira shingiro bw’abenegihugu, mbese bene babandi bazahora bibukirwa ku mahano y’urukozasoni yaranze ubutegetsi bwabo.

Mu gutekinika amatora yo mu 2016 , mu kogera uburimiro ku mukandida DR KIIZA BESIGYE no guhohotera abo muri Opozisiyo , abarasa, abakubita, abafungira ubusa… Museveni yeretse urubyiruko rwa Uganda ndetse n’urw’Akarere kose k’Ibiyaga bigari ko nta cyizere na gito bakwiye kongera kugirira aba bayobozi bafashe ubutegetsi bamaze kugarika ingogo ! Ahubwo Museveni abaye nk’uhagamariye urubyiruko rukunda Dr KIIZA BESIGYE kurushaho kwisuganya no guhagurukana umuriri bagahangana bagashyirwa bahangamuye ubutegetsi BWIBA AMAJWI izuba riva, bugasuzugura ibyifuzo nyakuri by’abenegihugu.

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Dr Besigye (ibumoso) na Kaguta Museveni

Muri make, ibidakorwa Perezida Museveni ariho akora i Bugande muri iki gihe, bimutesheje agaciro bidasubirwaho ndetse birasa n’ibitangije ibihe bidasanzwe bya Revolisiyo ya rubanda itazabura guhitana umukambwe Kaguta Museveni ndetse n’abandi banyagitugu nka we bo mu Karere.

Nanone kandi byumvikane ko ibiri kubera mu gihugu cya Uganda bifite igisobanuro n’amasomo menshi arenga kure imbibi z’icyo gihugu . Umuryango mpuzamahanga wo warangije kurunguruka umunyagitugu Museveni no kumukura ho amaboko. Ariko igiteye inkeke kurushaho ni uko Urubyiruko rw’ibihugu bigize Akarere ka Afurika y’Uburasirazuba (EAC) rwarangije kumva neza ko ari ngombwa kwitabaza INTWARO kugira ngo bariya bategetsi bigize INDAKOREKA n’IBIGIRWAMANA bashobore kwigizwayo no gushyirwa mu mwanya bakwiye .

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KAGAME NA SEWABO

Kaguta Museveni na Kagame Pahulo (iburyo)

Nkatwe twiyemeje guharanira gufasha Abanyarwanda kugera ku mpinduka nziza bakeneye dushyize imbere inzira y’amahoro , turareba tugasanga ibiriho kubera i Bugande bigenura urudutegereje! Niba mu mpera z’umwaka wa 2015, Perezida Pahulo Kagame yarariye isoni akagerageza guhindura Itegekonshinga ( n ‘ubwo byakozwe uko atabishakaga!)kugirango azagwe ku butegetsi, nta cyemeza ko mu matora ya 2017 azibuza kugenza nka Sewabo KAGUTA Museveni ndetse no gukora ibirenzeho kugirango akunde anige ijwi rya rubanda itakimukeneye, bityo akomeze ategeke abatamushaka.Niyo mpamvu rero abifuza kwitangira impinduka nzima mu Rwanda dukwiye gukomeza urugendo nta mususu ariko tukanakura isomo ku biri kubera i Bugande maze tukarushaho kunoza intego n’ingendo kugira ngo tutazatungurwa! Ndongera guhamagarira cyane cyane urubyiruko rw’u Rwanda, ari abari mu gihugu no hanze yacyo, kwitabira  » « RASSEMBLEMENT ANTI-TROISIEME MANDAT » kugira ngo duhamye « Stratégies » zikwiye guhangamura ingoma y’igitugu y’Agatsiko kiyemeje kuduhindura Indorerezi n’Abagereerwa mu gihugu cyacu.

 

Turashima UBUTWARI bwa Dr BESIGYE n’urubyiruko rwa Uganda rumushyigikiye kandi tukaba tubifuriza ko bakomeza umutsi bagaharanira uburenganzira bwabo batitaye ku bikangisho bya Perezida Museveni kandi ntibakangwa ubugome bwose bashobora kagirirwa. Abafaransa babivuze ukuri ngo : « A vaincre sans péril on triomphe sans gloire ». Tubahanze amaso kandi turabashyigikiye.

Padiri Thomas Nahimana,
Umukandida w’Ishyaka ISHEMA na Nouvelle Génération mu matora ya Perezida wa Repubulika yo mu mwaka wa 2017.

Uganda elections: Like Kagame in Rwanda, Museveni sets a poor example for African democracy and governance.

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President Yoweri Museveni displays his inked finger after casting his vote during presidential elections on 18 February. Photograph: James Akena/Reuters

Yoweri Museveni has had a good run. Having seized power in Uganda in 1986, he has held the presidency ever since. As guerrilla leader turned politician-statesman, Museveni fitted the late 20th-century leadership profile that predominated in post-colonial Africa. Where once the heinous dictatorship of Idi Amin held sway, the Museveni era brought a democratic reformation. Where once chaos reigned, his strong grip on the fledgling state brought stability and, for many Ugandans, a degree of economic security and gradual social progress.

It is a pity Museveni is jeopardising all that now. By grabbing at a fifth consecutive term at the age of 71, while security forces simultaneously oppress his rivals, beat their supporters and disrupt voting, he risks tarnishing a legacy of achievement that, though modest, might have ensured him a respected place in Uganda’s history. He just cannot let go of power, it seems. He may thus come to be remembered for less creditable reasons.

The disconnect between Uganda’s past and present is obvious. The average age of the country’s 38 million people is 15. Most Ugandans were not even born when Museveni took office. The priorities of this electorate include jobs, education, free speech and open debate, an end to corruption and engagement with the world. They barely know the old man in the State House. His outlook and prejudices, including his notorious anti-gay record, belong to another age. These new citizens take the stability he established for granted, while increasingly balking at the means used to maintain it.

Kizza Besigye, who apparently came second to Museveni in last week’s presidential election, was briefly arrested shortly before the vote. He has already promised a campaign of “defiance” if, as seems certain, he deems the polls not free and fair. Opposition rallies have been disrupted, social media shut down and independent news organisations intimidated and harassed. There appear to have been serious irregularities in the opposition strongholds of Kampala and Wakiso, where voting was delayed or did not proceed at all. On Friday, police raided Besigye’s party headquarters, detaining him again for specious reasons.

Uganda has been here before. Protests after the previous presidential election in 2011 produced a violent security crackdown. Given the apparent margin of the president’s victory, stemming from his traditional, strong support in rural areas where 80% of Ugandans live, and given the extensive state security apparatus – 150,000 military, police and auxiliaries were deployed during the polls – it seems unlikely at this stage that Uganda will suffer the sort of lethal meltdown witnessed in nearby Burundi after elections last year. Besigye and the other leading opposition candidate, Amama Mbabazi, a former prime minister sacked by Museveni, will certainly strive to avoid the sort of extreme divisions seen in South Sudan.

But if the situation deteriorates, and given Museveni’s high-handedness, it is possible that Uganda will face the sort of long-running, damaging post-election instability seen in neighbouring Kenya in 2007 and 2013. Addressing a rally in eastern Uganda last month, Besigye indicated his Forum for Democratic Change party would continue to challenge what he characterised as a complacent, corrupt presidency for life. Besigye lampooned Museveni’s famous slogan celebrating Uganda’s steady progress. “I have not met someone as cynical as Museveni,” he said. “This massive poverty all over the country, he calls it ‘steady progress’. When you go to a hospital and there are no drugs, ‘steady progress’. All the roads are bad, ‘steady progress’.” As Kenyans might testify, making a mockery of a humourless hardman such as Museveni, a latter-day Daniel arap Moi, is a dangerous game.

Museveni’s clinging to power would not matter so much if he were offering a fresh programme mapping Uganda’s road ahead. Instead, he offers more of the same. By dismissing Mbabazi, a respected party technocrat once seen as his heir, he squandered the chance of an orderly transition within the ruling National Resistance Movement. By failing to quash suspicions that he may promote his wife, Janet, or son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, as successor, he risks accusations of dynasty politics like the Mugabes in Zimbabwe (or the Bushes and Clintons). Like another eternal president, Paul Kagame in next-door Rwanda, Museveni sets a poor example for African democracy and governance. By obstructing Uganda’s changing needs and aspirations with his grimly immovable presence, he does the nation a disservice.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/21/observer-view-presidential-elections-uganda-museveni

UGANDA Polls: US encourages those who wish to contest results.

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Press Statement

Mark C. Toner
Deputy Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 20, 2016

 


The United States commends the Ugandan people for participating actively and peacefully in the February 18 elections. While the vote occurred without major unrest, we must acknowledge numerous reports of irregularities and official conduct that are deeply inconsistent with international standards and expectations for any democratic process.

Delays in the delivery of voting materials, reports of pre-checked ballots and vote buying, ongoing blockage of social media sites, and excessive use of force by the police, collectively undermine the integrity of the electoral process. The Ugandan people deserved better. We are also concerned by the continued house arrest of opposition presidential candidate Kizza Besigye. We call for his immediate release and the restoration of access to all social media sites.

We encourage those who wish to contest the election results to do so peacefully and in accordance with Uganda’s laws and judicial process, and urge the Ugandan government to respect the rights and freedoms of its people and refrain from interference in those processes.

Source: US Department of State

Uganda poll fails fairness, credibility test

On February 18, Ugandans went to the polls with high hopes that the country had turned the proverbial corner, following the political maturity exhibited during the three months when the presidential candidates ran largely issue-based campaigns.

Coming in after the 2011 elections that were characterised by voter apathy and low turnout, these elections promised to be different and the excitement of a people eager to choose their leaders was palpable. The social media was abuzz, with Ugandans rallying their friends and family members to turn up and exercise their democratic right.

Unfortunately, the outright mismanagement of the voting process by the Electoral Commission and the arrests and harassment of opposition leaders even before the announcement of the final results (the incumbent, unsurprisingly, was declared the winner) dampened the spirits of citizens and cast doubts on the Uganda government’s commitment to a transparent and credible election.

On Thursday voters, many of whom turned up at their polling stations before the 7.00am (0400 GMT) opening time, spent hours in long queues waiting for the voting to start after materials arrived late.

Some of the delays were simply inexcusable: How do you explain failure to deliver polling materials on time to a station that is 200 metres away from the headquarters of the Electoral Commission? In the end, some of the voters gave up and left. Voters in some 38 polling stations had to return the next day to vote, an inconvenience they had not anticipated.

In some polling stations, thousands of voters’ names were not in the voters’ register, which locked them out of the exercise. The net effect of the delays and hitches is that thousands of voters were disenfranchised.

As former Nigerian president and head of the Commonwealth Observer Mission Olusegun Obasanjo observed, delays of three, four, five and even six hours, especially in Kampala, were absolutely inexcusable and did not inspire trust in the system or process.

In addition to the mismanagement of the polling process, the aftermath of the voting has been anything but civil. Leaders of the opposition were harassed, arrested and their offices and homes raided, forcing at least one foreign mission to caution its citizens to stay indoors.

The vote-tallying process also left a lot to be desired. There were reports of candidates’ agents being denied access to the results coming into the national tallying centre from the districts. Matters were made worse by claims that some of the results being announced at the national tallying centre differed from those announced at polling centres.

Elections should provide an opportunity for people to choose the leaders they want, and reject those they don’t want. It would be unfortunate if it turns out the 2016 election failed to offer Ugandans this democratic right.

Source:http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/editorial/Uganda-poll-fails-fairness-and-credibility-test-/-/434752/3086010/-/11964ryz/-/index.html

Burundi: CNDD/FDD Uragiriza Perezida Kagame

cnddUmugambwe uri ku butegetsi mu Burundi CNDD/FDD wagiriza Umukuru w’ igihugu c’u Rwanda Paul Kagame ko ariwe yishe Perezida Cyprien Ntaryamira yararongoye Uburundi mu mwaka w’i 1994.

Perezida Ntaryamira yaguye mu mpanuka y’indege imwe na mugenzi we w’u Rwanda Juvenal Havyarimana kw’igenekerezo rya gatandatu y’ukwezi kwa kane 1994 mu micungararo y’umugwa mukuru w’u Rwanda Kigali.

Ivyo birego bikubiye mw’itangazo umugambwe CNDD/FDD uhejeje gusohora ku muhingamo wo kuruyu wa gatatu. Umushingantahe Gelase Daniel Ndabirabe, Umuvugizi wa CNDD/FDD ni we yashyikirije iryo tangazo.

Le Burundi et la RDC demandent au Conseil de sécurité de dénoncer le Rwanda.

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Réunion du conseil de sécurité de l’ONU, le 1er mars, à New York. (archives)

Le Burundi et la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) ont demandé au Conseil de sécurité de rappeler à l’ordre le Rwanda, accusé de recruter des réfugiés burundais pour déstabiliser Bujumbura, dans des lettres rendues publiques mercredi.

L’ambassadeur burundais Albert Shingiro a réclamé une réunion d’urgence du Conseil afin de “prendre des mesures appropriées” pour s’assurer que Kigali ne cherche pas à déstabiliser le Burundi.

Dans une autre lettre au Conseil, l’ambassadeur de RDC Ignace Gata Mavita demande, lui, “d’inviter le Rwanda à respecter (ses) engagements internationaux et à arrêter sans délai ces recrutements et toutes les opérations qui s’en suivent”. Le Conseil doit “condamner sans atermoiements ce comportement” de Kigali, ajoute la lettre.

Des experts de l’ONU avaient accusé dans un récent rapport le Rwanda de recruter et d’entraîner des réfugiés du Burundi afin de renverser son président Pierre Nkurunziza.

Le gouvernement rwandais a toujours nié ces accusations.

Selon la lettre de la RDC, ces réfugiés, une fois entraînés au Rwanda, “sont infiltrés en RDC”, avec des fausses cartes d’électeurs “pour les faire passer comme des habitants de ce pays”, puis introduits ensuite au Burundi.

Le Burundi est plongé dans une profonde crise politique depuis la candidature fin avril 2015 du président Nkurunziza – réélu en juillet – à un troisième mandat, que l’opposition, la société civile et une partie de son camp jugent contraire à la Constitution et à l’Accord d’Arusha, qui avait mis fin à la guerre civile (1993-2006).

Plus de 400 personnes ont été tuées depuis le début de la crise, qui a poussé 230.000 personnes à l’exil.

Selon des diplomates, le secrétaire général de l’ONU Ban Ki-moon doit se rendre lundi au Burundi pour pousser Bujumbura à dialoguer avec l’opposition et à accepter une présence internationale accrue dans le pays afin d’apaiser les violences

 

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