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Terrorists Bomb Bar In Kampala Killing 2, Several Injured

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Residents in Uganda’s Capital Kampala are in total panic following a deadly IED bomb denoted on Saturday night at a popular pork bar pub killing 2 and injuring several others.

According to an eyewitness account, a man believed to be a terrorist walked towards the bar counter at a fully packed pub (Digida Pork Joint) a Komamboga a residential suburb in Uganda’s Capital Kampala on saturday night and requested to be served two buckets of iced beer.

He later walked to a table and briefly sat there and was joined by two other colleagues, the iced beer buckets were brought to their table. These men later walked out of the bar for a chat outside.

One of the men who had earlier requested to be served beer returned but this time carrying a polythene bag containing a beer bottle and placed it under the table and walked outside again.

“When i came to bill these clients, i didn’t find them on the table and asked others sitting nearby, they told me the men were outside. The buckets still contained some unconsumed beers, i returned to the counter,” a waitress was quoted by local media in Kampala.

“After a few minutes, these men returned to the table and I also brought the bill and handed it to the man who had earlier placed the order. He rolled it and threw it at me telling me he will pay. No problem,” the frightened waitress said, adding that she walked back to the counter.

“It was the second time this man had come to this bar. I recognised him and trusted he would pay his bill. However, these men later walked outside again and few minutes later we heard a big explosion,” she said.

The waitress recognised one client dead. The explosion had ripped the victim exposing the intestines, one other male client died on the way to hospital according to this waitress who narrated her eyewitness account to the local media.

Several other people were badly injured and have since been rushed to various hospitals in the capital Kampala.

“It seems to be a terrorist act,” President Yoweri Museveni Tweeted on Sunday.

“The information I have is that 3 people came and left a package in kaveera (plastic bag) which later on exploded,” Museveni said.

Specifically, the bomb blast occurred at Digida Pork Joint, a restaurant, local media reported. Videos shared on social media showed panicked and confused revellers.

Meanwhile, this blast comes days after the British and French embassies had issued a security alert to their citizens saying the country faces a terror attack.

Police on Monday called for calm, saying for now security agencies would not heighten the threat level although the concerns raised by the embassies are taken seriously.

Uganda has its troops deployed in far away Somalia where they are pursuing Somalia’s al Shabaab islamist militants.

In 2010, Kampala suffered a major attack by Somalia’s al Shabaab that killed dozens. The group said it had attacked Uganda as a punishment for its deployment of troops in Somalia.

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Three Reported Dead In Mbarara Bomb Blast

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Three people are reported to have been killed following a bomb explosion in Mbarara City Tuesday morning, November 30, 2021, according to local press.

The blast was reported below Jingo’s hotel towards Kisenyi, a Mbarara city suburb. This comes two weeks after twin bombings in Kampala left seven people dead and over 35 injured on November 16.

Ugandan authorities blame the bombings on ADF, a rebel outfit in DRC jungles.

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) together with the DR Congo military have launched joint air and artillery strikes against ADF camps in eastern Congo.

Defence and army spokesperson Flavia Byekwaso confirmed the development earlier today.

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Terrorists In Uganda Captured On Video Declaring Attacking Rwanda

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Ugandan authorities have been caught red handed and left with no excuses to make after an agent of RNC is seen in a video mobilising for support to destabilise Rwanda.

RNC is a terrorist group composed of Rwandans living in South Africa, European countries and in their field bases in Uganda.

Ugandan authorities have denied the presence of RNC for long.

Finally more undesputed evidence is out. A video has surfaced on internet showing RNC agents during a burial ceremony in Kagadi, Bunyoro, openly calling up on Rwandans in Uganda to support the organisation’s terror activities.

Muhamad Nzabandora from Gayaza town, Kyadondo, stood before dozens of mourners and spoke in Kinyarwanda in the video that is not yet know when it was captured. “…we can’t keep it a secret any more, we have to be open about it,” he said, referring to plans to attack Rwanda.

Prior to him, another agent had spoken and said he had brought contributions from RNC leadership as condolences. He categorically announced the presence of the RNC and encouraged more Rwandans to join the organisation.

The burial was held publicly. Ugandan local authorities and regions leaders were reportedly  present.

Meanwhile, the recent evidence is that of RNC’s armed wing, P5, operating from DRC jungles where it’s agents are trained.

Many of them were trained under Rtd. Major Mudathiru who has been convicted for life in Rwanda.

P5 were attacked by the FARDC forces, a raid that left many of its forces dead. Others were captured and handed to Rwanda in August 2019.

There are also other 35 that were in the P5 and RUD Urunana who were captured in Kinigi, northern province in 2019. Others fled to Uganda with their ring leader Capt. Cassien Nshimiyimana alias ‘Gavana’ who is protected by Uganda.

Another ring leader, Lt. Col. Selemani Kabayija,  was also captured and sentenced to life imprisonment. 

Meanwhile, the video has created a social media frenzy. Ugandan authorities have made no comments.

 

 

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50 Witnesses To Testify In Muhayimana’s Genocide Case

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About 50 witnesses are expected to give out their testimonies today in France accusing Claude Muhayimana for his role in the Genocide against the Tutsi that was perpetrated Tutsi in Bisesero, and areas of Kibuye.

ICTR’s witness reports regard Bisesero as among the worst places of the horror of the Genocide against the Tutsi.

The feature of the witnesses includes 15 from Rwanda that will be testifying before the judges at Assize Court in Paris in the one-month-long case.

In the last session, the judges have postponed the hearing because the witnesses couldn’t travel during the Covid-19 travel restrictions.

His case follows those of Captain Pascal Simbikangwa, sentenced in 2016 to 25 years in prison, and former mayors Octavien Ngenzi and Tito Barahira, sentenced in 2018 to life imprisonment after a joint trial.

The legal systems in France grant him universal jurisdiction for the prosecution of crimes against humanity.

During the last hearing, Muhayimana, 60, and a former hotel were accused of complicity in genocide as well as crimes against humanity for providing aid and assistance. The accusations are based on the ground that he transported Hutu militias to the killing sites in the Kibuye areas.

French judges rejected the charges against Claude Muhayimana for the massacre at the Kibuye church on April 17, 1994, where almost 2,000 Tutsis were killed.

IBUKA France in a statement said it was happy that the 10-year trial was finally taking place.

Egide Nkuranga, President of Ibuka, the umbrella of Genocide survivors, said the trial had been hampered by different political reasons over the past years but now France has shown interest in collaborating the impunity.

The 60-year old was investigated in December 2011 when an arrest warrant was issued against him but he was arrested in 2012 at his workplace in the city of Rouen and placed under extradition and was released later and re-arrested again in 2014.

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