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Today marks exactly 23 years since the passing of Gen. Chefe Ali aka Eriya Mwine, former Chief of Staff UPDF (1996-1998).
It was Chefe Ali who recruited his schoolmate, Emmanuel Gisa, the man many would come to know as Fred Rwigyema./1
Together with 26 others, they secretly left Uganda in 1976 to undergo military training in Tanzania & Mozambique under the guidance of @FRELIMONLINE.
3 years later, the group aka FRONASA marched into Kampala as part of the allied liberation force that deposed Idi Amin Dada./2
But war soon broke out in 1981 against the new Obote regime as various forces took up arms. One of these outfits, UNLF-Anti Dictatorship,set up a military base in the Rwenzori mountains with 55 men & 16 guns with Chefe Ali, Prof E. Rugumayo, Lt. J. Nasasira & others as leaders./3
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🧡w/ proposed instruction manual for creating an international tribunal for the crime of #aggression re: #Ukraine that is fundamentally fair and best established w/ the limited avenues available to the int'l community to do so.
#1 Draft and put up for a vote a @UN Security resolution referring the situation in #Ukraine to the #ICC so to add the crime of aggression to the @IntlCrimCourt 's existing jurisdiction in the country. #Russia will undoubtedly veto, but important step to get #UNSC on the record.
#2 Re-open #UN General Assembly #UnitedforPeace Emergency Special Session to pass another resolution recommending the establishment of an international tribunal for the crime of aggression re: Ukraine & incl GA resolution 3314 w/ definition of aggression hrlibrary.umn.edu/instree/GAres3…
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#BREAKING Two explosions hit Ugandan capital Kampala: local media, residents
#BREAKING Twin Uganda explosions 'an attack', some injuries: police
#UPDATES "What we can say (is) this was an attack but who is responsible is a matter that is under investigation," Uganda's Assistant Inspector General of police Edward Ochom tells @AFP, after two explosions hit capital Kampala causing injuries
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10 photographers, 2 cars, 16 days on the road, Nairobi to Bujumbura.

Pick a comfortable seat. This is a long thread.

Welcome onboard.

Images by @OneTouchMediaKe members.

#OnetouchLive #AfricanTravel
We originally wanted to do Nairobi - Namibia. Instead of cancelling the entire trip when finances refused to cooperate, we changed our destination to Bujumbura.

We even appeared on NTV’s The Trend with @LarryMadowo to share our vision.
We were @paulobuna @truthslinger @joemakeni @efi_m @AmungaTheGreat @iamnyingez @nkatetei Joe Were and Esmeralda DeSouza, aka Onetouch - a visual art collective documenting & showcasing the beauty and cultures of Africa to shift perceptions from the common narrative.
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Some exs of Rag Tag Militants that created #Anarchist Wars miserably & failed to live up to the expectations of their followers->
1. Congo after removal of Mobutu
2. Iran after removal of Shah Reza
3. MENA Countries that embraced Arab Spring
4. Lebanon Civil War
5. Afghanistan
it's very easy to give a call to arms and declare war against the status quo.
We have seen many famous leaders who turned from being promising #revolutionaries into lunatic #populists, and later mutated further into #Anarchists.
Iconoclastic fervour always fails!
Where Iran stood before the ouster of Shah Reza and where it stands today is to be seen by all.
The Iranians were promised a complete social and economic revolution package based on a religious interpretation of problems and methodology by the Clergymen.
Iran turned into a Pariah
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In UN briefing Inner City Press is banned from, by vacationing @StephDujarric, this is Florencia Soto Nino
@sotonino - she blocks Inner City Press on WhatApp but has received its questions by email, incl on #Haiti #Cameroon, UN rapes. Another censor? Thread below Image
Inner City Press has repeatedly asked @StephDujarric
& @sotonino, in writing, about the UNFCU issuing payments to charged illegal Iran lobbyist Afriasiabi - no answer. Now @sotonino says respects journalist - false: pressfreedomtracker.us/all-incidents/…

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Inner City Press has asked @sotonino, On #SouthAfrica, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa says an expanded deployment of the military β€œwas being addressed” after days of looting and violence.
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#Uganda #EU #Kampala #Sanctions

On Wednesday, Uganda scoffed at the European Parliament's proposal to prosecute government officials over alleged abuses of human rights during the Jan.14 general election in the region.
Ugandan Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa said in a letter to the president of the European Parliament that the resolution is both unexpected and of utmost concern in many respects.
Last Thursday, the European Parliament said sanctions against individuals and organizations responsible for human rights abuses in Uganda must be implemented under the European Union's current framework for the punishment of human rights (EU).
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The #ZanzibarRevolution was a β€œlumpen uprising” that was given leadership and strategic direction by the radical socialist / PanAfricanist Umma People’s Party led by #AbdulrahmanBabu. Source: jpanafrican.org/docs/vol1no9/A… #BabuΒ  #EastAfrica #BritishColonialism Image
#Babu was close to the Chinese leadership and helped broker the Chinese funded/built #Tanzania/#Zambia railway #TAZARA which helps Zambia overcome transport/economic dependence on apartheid regimes. ImageImage
#Babu opposes 1990/1991 war on #Iraq saying Iraq’s Arab radicalism / nationalism is challenging global US dollar hegemony. Image
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#BREAKING NEWS!!!

@unhcr #UNHCR

According to research by the weekly magazine "@sternde", employees of the @UN refugee agency @Refugees were able to enable #Africans to move to the #West in exchange for #cash payments. Among other things,
the #employees issued false #papers with which the #Africans made it onto the coveted lists of the so-called "resettlement" program.
Several western states, including #Germany, offer refugees who are particularly worthy of #protection a secure future in their country. Above all,
people who are at risk of #disease and #persecution should benefit from this.However, since there are currently only 50,000 to 60,000 such resettlements per year worldwide, the chances of getting one of the places are negligible.
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#DistantJustice Africa book tour THREAD

2 to 24 May 2019

From Cape Town to Kigali....

cambridge.org/core_title/gb/…
Foggy, blustery day in Cape Town. But it'll be clear & bluster-free when @tmurithi12 & I launch our books on international criminal justice in Africa @_IJR_ 5:30pm today.

Full house but I'm told some seats can be squeezed at the back if you RSVP here:

ijr.org.za/2019/04/05/inv…
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In honor of #InternationalWomensDay here are some cool @vox_dev columns and videos that I went back to this morning...
First up, a great interview from #VoxDevTalks with #ChrisWoodruff on how women are becoming managers in #Bangladesh @timsvengali
voxdev.org/topic/firms-tr…
Second: the role of skill building and training for adolescent girls in #Uganda & #Libera by @markus_gold
"Gender-sensitive youth employment programmes combining income generation & life skills training can be effective in helping adolescent girls succeed"
voxdev.org/topic/labour-m…
Third: the long term effects of #Mexico's Progressa cash transfer program by @susanwparker_mx and #TomVogl
"Conditional transfers in childhood improve education, labour, and economic outcomes in adulthood, especially for women"
voxdev.org/topic/public-e…
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Maybe the question is not only about #JuniorDevs but rather how do we grow the talent that organizations & the industry needs.

I am the proud product of an internship program that was started by a passionate returnee technologist who had worked at Bell Labs #DevDiscuss
The model used was:

1. Identify bright young pre-college students

2. Embed them with full-time developers (employees) and find ways to develop their skills and harness their eagerness to learn by working on real-world client projects

#DevDiscuss
3. Focus on the hard skills, and the soft skills - time keeping, communication, team playing, learning, presentation skills in the same vein

4. During university a 30 min public transport ride away, they would work 16 hours a week plus (2 half days and Saturday)

#DevDiscuss
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