Letter to Terrence Howard

Dear Mr. Terrance Howard,

Greetings from the NUPUSA, Inc., leadership team on behalf of the East African diaspora, especially the Ugandan diaspora in the United States and worldwide.

We are writing to inform you that your recent visit with dictator Museveni of Uganda who is responsible for deaths of millions of Africans in East and Central Africa horrified us. Museveni is an illegitimate ruler, who has perpetuated himself in power for over thirty-six years by rigging
elections and suppressing the opposition while his patrons — the United States and Europe — turn a blind eye. In January 2021, Uganda held its latest Presidential elections. Although Museveni’s handpicked partisan electoral commission announced him the winner, independent
tallies indicated that Ugandans had overwhelmingly rejected the tyrant in favor of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, but per usual, Museveni rigged the results.

https://uvote.nup-uganda.com/rigged/Rigged.pdf

Museveni is one of Africa’s worst neo-colonial dictators, serving the interests of the United States, Europe, China and Russia at the expense of ordinary Africans. For instance, Museveni is exacerbating armed conflict in the Democratic of the Congo through proxies, while simultaneously facilitating the plunder of its vast mineral resources by shadowy Europeans.
https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0664

When Akon and Kanye West consorted with Museveni in 2021, the diaspora furiously shamed them via social media and the press. You are fortunate that we have decided to approach you differently. We chose to engage you with information that avails you a rationale to immediately
discontinue your association with Museveni and his officials including your host, Uganda’s Agriculture Minister, Frank Tumwebaze. Your reputation and image are too precious to get caught up in their criminality and shenanigans.

We urge you to disassociate yourself from Museveni due to a litany of crimes he has committed including gross human rights abuses, plunder of African resources, anti-black utterances, and
perpetuation of modern-day slavery through a “labor externalization” policy.

Museveni has committed many atrocities since shooting himself to power in 1986. The atrocities include mass murder in Northern Uganda and a particularly gruesome massacre in the Kasese region of Uganda.
Museveni atrocities in Northern Uganda were narrated by survivors and participating military generals in the documentary titled: “A brilliant Genocide:”

Atrocities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:
https://www.theguardian.com/law/2010/oct/01/uganda-un-war-crimes-congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo filed and subsequently won a case against Uganda in the International court of Justice due to Museveni’s atrocities and plunder of the country’s resources:


https://www.icj-cij.org/en/case/116

Kasese massacre
https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/10/10/uganda-no-justice-2016-kasese-massacre-securityforces

Museveni lauded, Peter Elwelu, the general who commanded the massacre for a job well-done and expeditiously promoted him. Emboldened, the general unapologetically boasted of his actions:


https://tntribune.com/they-deserved-death-ugandan-general-on-armys-2016-massacre-of-155-in-kasese/

Electoral violence

Imagine a situation in which Americans are shot, abducted or incarcerated indefinitely for supporting either Biden or Trump during elections. That is precisely what Museveni has been doing in Uganda for over twenty-six years – he did not allow for elections at all until 1996, his tenth year in power. The violence against the opposition has escalated each election cycle
since. The period before, during and after the January 2021 elections, Museveni orchestrated the worst election related violence in the history of Uganda. The Ugandan army abducted and killed hundreds of Ugandans. Thousands of opposition party members, including elected
officials, are still languishing in prison without trial.

Human Rights Watch and several international media, including the New York Times documented the abuses:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/11/world/africa/uganda-election-disappearancesmuseveni.html

https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2022/country-chapters/uganda

In November 2020, Museveni arrested Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (“Bobi Wine”) his main opponent in the then upcoming January 2021 elections. When Ugandans protested, Museveni unleashed his military, killing over two hundred people over a course of two-days, though the regime only acknowledged fifty-four deaths. Worse, Museveni characteristically hailed the military for its murderous actions.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported some of the November 2020 killings in a documentary titled: “Three Killings in Kampala:”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7d2AvLEPyA

Plunder of Land and Resources

In addition to facilitating the plunder of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s resources, Museveni is forcibly evicting Ugandan citizens in favor of foreign “investors.”

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/11/uganda-evicted-from-their-ancestral-land13-years-ago-the-indigenous-benet-people-still-await-justice/

French Crude Pipeline to displace thousands of African families
https://www.stopeacop.net/home

In the mineral rich Karamoja region of Uganda, the Museveni regime has been evicting poor citizens off ancestral land for years without compensation.
https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/karamoja-residents-facing-eviction-bymining-companies-1717896

Museveni is now cynically looking on as inhabitants (the Karamojong) starve to death due to a severe drought in the semi-arid region even though the rest of Uganda has a food surplus.


Starvation in Karamoja:
https://ugandaradionetwork.com/story/relief-food-delays-irk-karamoja-leaders

Meanwhile, foreign “investors” in Karamoja are protected by the State:
https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2022/3/11/ugandan-mining-communities-battle-elite-forland-ownership

Museveni’s anti-African/anti-black utterances

The September 1994 Atlantic magazine quoted Museveni saying: “I have never blamed the
whites for colonizing Africa; I have never blamed these whites for taking slaves. If you are
stupid, you should be taken a slave.”

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1994/09/an-african-success-story/670697/

Museveni also referred to African chiefs many of whom tried to resist colonialism and slavery as
“idiots” while giving a speech to European diplomats. Evidently, Museveni is a disgraceful neocolonial dictator, whom no right-thinking African, or person of African descent should associate
with. Incidentally, Museveni is a conman per excellence. He mesmerizes Africans when he talks
of Pan-Africanism while practicing neo-colonialism and fragmenting Africans through divisive
and exclusionary ethnic politics and policies.

Modern Day slavery

It is not surprising therefore that Museveni is knowingly superintending over modern-day
slavery. Despite ruling Uganda for over thirty-six years, Museveni has not created employment
for Ugandan youth, whose true unemployment rate is over 80%. Instead, he promotes a “labor
externalization” policy which ‘exports’ Ugandans through labor export companies many of
which are owned by his regime officials and their associates. But the policy amounts to modernday slavery. A 2019 report noted that in some regions of Uganda girls were being sold on open
market for as low as $14, and then exported to the middle east, where they are re-sold.
https://www.ozy.com/around-the-world/modern-day-slavery-the-public-markets-sellingyoung-girls-for-14/94386/
Even the girls who leave voluntarily suffer the same fate. They are promised goods jobs by the
labor export companies, but when they get to the Middle East their passports are confiscated.
They are then forced into domestic labor, working very long hours with little or no pay. Many
are also sexually abused and tortured by their ‘employers.’
https://afjn.org/labor-export-or-human-trafficking-tackling-the-labor-laws-in-uganda/
Worse, labor externalization in Uganda is closely interlinked with an organ harvesting syndicate
allegedly involving Museveni’s own family:

https://www.thepeoplesagency.org/body-organs-business-syndicate-headed-by-sam-kutesa/

There have been several reports that internal organs of many “labor externalized” Ugandans’
such as kidneys are being illegally harvested.

https://observer.ug/news/headlines/72675-govt-starts-probe-into-internal-organ-harvesting

For those and other reasons, we request that you publicly disentangle yourself from Museveni
and his officials. Incidentally, your announcement of a new drone technology for Uganda
unwittingly stirred up horror images in Ugandans’ minds because vans which Museveni’s
military uses to abduct innocent Ugandans off the streets and forcibly disappear them are
known as drones.

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/oped/commentary/-drones-are-a-threat-to-nationalsecurity-3822882

Like your character “DJay” in your seminal 2005 film, “Hustle & Flow,” Ugandans are essentially
hustling to survive very tough conditions. Many youths are engaged in the creative arts
including music, drama and film. But like your character Glen Holland in your 1995 film “Mr.
Holland’s Opus”, they are short-changed because Museveni — like Principal Wolters in the film –

  • prioritizes funding Science and Math over the Arts.
    The situation in Uganda is very volatile and complicated. It does not neatly fit into a formula like
    your concept of “Terryology.” It can severely impact your reputation and career by your mere
    association with the principal actor, Museveni, and his associates.
    We are looking forward to your response to our appeal. Our next course of action, no later than
    one month from now, will be determined by what you choose to do.

Sincerely,

Joseph Senyonjo, Board Member, NUPUSA, Inc
On behalf of NUPUSA, Inc’s leadership team

Bobi Wine parliament address & demonstrations 14-15 September

14 September 2022

Bobi Wine will address the Dutch parliament about the human rights situation in Uganda. The Netherlands are a big (financial) support of the Museveni regime, and therefore it’s importance the Dutch lawmakers are informed how their taxpayers money is squandered on an African dictator.

12.00 Meet at Dutch Parliament

13.00 – 14.00 Wttewaall van Stoetwegenzaal of Dutch parliament

The representative of NUP and a representative from HRW will speak for 15 minutes, after which the Dutch MPs have 45 minutes to ask questions.

After the meeting we’ll continue for demonstrations at 3 countries that import slavery workers from Uganda and send them back in coffins.

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15.00 Demonstration at Saudi embassy

15.40 Demonstration at Qatar embassy

16.20 UAE embassy

Then we will walk to the embassy of the country that support the dictatorship with spy technology & weapons.

16.45 Israel embassy

To finalize this first day, we’ll go to the International Criminal Court.

17.30-19.00 ICC celebration of the dictator’s birthday

The president has changed his birthday to stay in power. We want to commemorate the Ugandan suffering by signing for the dictator

“Happy incarceration to you, incarceration dictator, incarceration to you”

15 September 2022

On Thursday we’ll be travelling to Brussels to pick-up comrade Kakwenza at European Commission.

At 12.00 we’ll offer a petition to the European commission

At 15.00 we have scheduled to demonstrate at the Ugandan embassy and sign our “Happy Incarceration” song another time for Mirjam Blaak, the embassador of Uganda to the Benelux and to the European Union.

Muwada visit to Dubai

Spent wednesday night on Dubai streets with Stranded Ugandans sleeping daily in open spaces,grass & streets mostly at Baniyas square & Union metro station,Deira,UAE.Several of these are uganda youths ,mostly girls and women plus several males.Majority claim they were defrauded by Uganda External recruitment companies ,falsely promised jobs and dropped on streets of Dubai & UAE with short visas which many times expire before getting jobs.Each day of expired visa attract heavy fines and renewing require equally payment. These youths have no coin even for personal survival. its a tragedy. Some of these are stranded maids & claim they were chased by agents after arrival in UAE deceived of jobs and the same agents confiscate passports demanding huge ransom to release passports.Uganda based external recruitment companies have not assisted these stranded ugandans either.Many stranded young girls with no alternative hope resort to prostitution as only way of survival, with no document,no work,no house,no job,no money & neither has Uganda Government assisted much.The Uganda embassy claim it lacks adequate resources to continuously rescue & bail out thousands of stranded ugandans. Revealed that many times it rely on well wishers, pro bono and even for those in detention the embassy claimed to largely rely on among others UAE government seasonal offers for stranded noncitizens plus seasonal UAE pardon which is mostly granted in Ramadhan and Eid times. Embassy claim they lack funding to offer full legal support to the detained. I learnt several arrive or are trafficked &delivered to UAE by Uganda recruitment companies on short visit visas with promises that they get jobs while in UAE.I listened to several touching stories of young ugandans mostly youths and girls suffering,homeless and with lost hope. Even those who want to secure new passports & reapply for work permits or return cant afford application fees of 250,000/- and cant even afford transport to Uganda Embassy in Abu dhabi. The Uganda Consulate allegedly established in Dubai had a lot of issues l will mention another time. I learnt that Uganda Embassy established one reception centre for the stranded but it cant handle even a quarter of the accomodations & feeding needs of the thousands of Ugandan youth stranded in UAE.I noted from testimonies that some of the stranded Ugandans want assistance to return home and some want assistance to normalize their legal status with a possibility of securing alternative employment. Those insisting to remain amidst being stranded on streets claim they have no hope of alternative survival back home in uganda. Some claim to have left uganda after selling even the little they had to meet charges of external labor recruitment companies and air tickets. The sense of frustration and loss of hope among thousands of uganda youths is real ,they have been left helpless and hopeless. They live without certainty of tomorrow. They carry their bags daily and some claim all clothes and belonging were confiscated by former bosses.I found many spending part of their night in small groups praying with hope of mighty intervention in their frustrations. I want to join them in saying Amen. There is one special lady l found awake sitting on chair at Union Metro Station who told me she stays awake to offer protection to her many ugandans sleeping in the open space and she in turn sleep during day. I recalled that amidst all challenges ,some one some where sacrifice for others to survive.This was a touching inspiration.We shall keep trying what we can in pursuing options but this obviously need you and me and/or us as people.

#SHADOW FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER

Pesacheck is a joke

We have written about the problems with Pesacheck before. They refuse to factcheck Ugandan government lies.

The bad fact-checking is not limited to Uganda. Also in Kenya their factchecking is of poor quality. One problem that Pesacheck has is they dont understand humor.

We ask Deutsche Welle & Code 4 Africa, who financially sponsor Pesacheck, if it was their intention to fact-check jokes.

Joke 1: Kibuye roundabout

Frank Gashumba is making fun of the terrible state of the Ugandan infrastructure. Many projects are unfinished. There’s so much corruption that the costs are enormous. That’s why Gashumba posted this photo of a roundabout in China. Pesacheck says it’s false. It’s clearly a joke.

Joke 2: UDA flag on the moon (9 August 2022)

Chepkerio Mtetezi posted this photo of UDA, the political party of William Ruto, planting a flag on the moon.



Joke 3: Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport has not been renamed to HUEN (28 February 2022)

Of course it has not really been renamed like this. This joke puts attention to the growing economic power of the Chinese and their loan to Entebbe airport gives them so much power, they could even make this name change if they really wanted! Pesacheck didn’t understand that.

Joke 4: Photo of Cristiano Ronaldo wearing Uganda’s People Power Movement colours is doctored (27 October 2020)

Of course he didn’t. But Pesacheck had to fill their website.

NRM Criminal Organisation

Although the National Resistance Movement (NRM) claims to be a democratic organisation, in the 36 years that it has been in power in Uganda it has never transferred power to another party. NRM leader Museveni made clear during recent elections that it’s not the people of Uganda who decide: “NRM has the last word

NRM came to power, still known as the NRA (National Resistance Army), by the sword, killing thousands of Ugandans. When the NRM was in power, it was determined to stay in power and only pressure from donor countries made it adapt multiparty democracy. However, according to factcheckers site Pesacheck none of the organised elections were free & fair. Organising zombie elections was the perfect compromise for the NRM to stay in power while keeping donor countries happy.

Also within the NRM itself no opposition to the leadership of Yoweri Museveni is accepted. Now that Museveni gets older he wants his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba to take over. His former NRA fighters were not happy about that and in 2013 General David Sejusa wrote an article in the Daily Monitor describing the project of launching Muhoozi to power and coining the term ‘Project Muhoozi’. The office of the Daily Monitor was blocked for days and General Sejusa had to flee the country.

The Ugandan constitution did not allow for anyone to serve more than two terms, so Museveni intimidated parliament and changed the constitution. Later, he ran into the ‘age limit’, and also that article was lifted from the constitution. Again, he used violence, intimidation and bribery. MP Betty Nambooze was tortured inside parliament and still has to use a wheelchair.

Important positions in the government are not given on the basis of qualifications and elections, but are given to friends & family. His wife Janet is the minister of Education, his son Muhoozi leads the army.

In-fighting is necessary to become part of the group. NRM primary elections are decided by intimidation, bribery and violence, such as in Isingiro that saw a violent struggle between Stephen Kangwagye and Dr. Mpeirwe.

Violence,Torture and Corruption

The non-democratic, corrupt and violent nature of the NRM is also shown by the many crimes that key members of NRM have been involved in.

  1. NRM president Museveni and former NRM foreign minister Sam Kutesa have accepted 500.000 USD bribes from Chinese investor Ho according to American department of Justice.
  2. NRM president Museveni commented on the torture of Bobi Wine that he was ‘appropriately beaten‘. The torture was likely ordered by Museveni.
  3. NRM commander of the land forces Muhoozi, the son of Museveni, had Ugandan writer Kakwenza picked up from his house and tortured after Kakwenza posted tweets about Muhoozi and Museveni..
  4. NRM deputy speaker of parliament Tayebwa has tortured an employee of the UMEME electricity company and was caught on video.
  5. NRM speaker of parliament Anita Among mocked torture survivor Francis Zaake after he competed in a sport competition.
  6. NRM prime minister gave out bribes in the by-election of Kayunga according to dozens of locals interviewed by BBS.

At every level the NRM is a violent and criminal organisation. The book ‘Rigged’ about the 2021 Ugandan elections documents this very well.

Museveni lies about diaspora

During his national address on 23 May 2022, Yoweri Museveni also spoke about the diaspora.

Uganda generated a big diaspora.
Mainly because of our stagnant history
Many people ran away during the time of Amin, UPC.
They went abroad during the time of (..) & Obote
They stayed there, they have had children, they have a big group there.
But sometimes they get all sorts of…
Good political ideas but also bad political ideas
So the ESO officer should monitor them, should link up with them
and diffuse… the negative and encourage the positive.
That should be part of his mandate.

As can be seen in this clip posted by @USA_NUP(

On this website we find data to which countries Ugandans have emigrated: https://migrants-refugees.va/country-profile/uganda/

If you look around the diaspora community in countries like US, UK, Germany & Netherlands you see that most are first generation immigrants in the age group 20-45. They left Uganda when Museveni was already president.

The remark by Museveni, saying that people in majority fled to the diaspora under his predecessors, is nonsense.

UN Human Rights council ‘reviews’ Uganda

The full video of the session can be found here: https://media.un.org/en/asset/k1q/k1qagj04on

Although there are some members that have good recommendations; they only have 90 seconds time. Many countries are dictatorship committing human rights violations themselves, don’t expect any positive contribution from them. But there also many tiny states like Fiji, that have no clue what is going on in Uganda.

No human rights organisations, that know what is going on, are given the floor.

However, the country under review (Uganda) gets a lot of time to present their story. The dis-information is well presented, while the contributions of the members states are all over the place.

The result is a total mess.

Here are the members of the UN Human Right Council

SPEAKERS:
H.E. Ms. Eunice Kigenyi, Ambassador Deputy Permanent Representative and Chargé D’affaires (Introduction)
H.E. Mr. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, Minister of Foreign Affairs-Head of Delegation


1 Italy, Mr. Gian Lorenzo Cornado @italyun_geneva
2 Japan, Mr. Yoshiyuki Yamada
3 Kenya, Ms. Lucy Kiruthu
4 Latvia, Ms. Elina Bracina @elinabraslina
5 Libya, Mr. Akram Alshybani
6 Luxembourg, Ms. Anne-Sophie Rauchs
7 Malawi, Mr. Pacharo Kayira
8 Malaysia, Ms. Rina Hanis Rodzli
9 Maldives, Mr. Hassan Hussain Shihab
10 Mali, Mr. Mamadou Henri Konate
11 Malta, Mr. Christopher Grima
12 Mauritania, Ms. Diamilatou Dia
13 Mauritius, Ms. Usha Chandnee Dwarka-canabady
14 Mexico, Mr. Raúl Vargas Juárez
15 Montenegro, Ms. Slavica Milacic
16 Mozambique, Mr. Amadeu Da Conceição
17 Namibia, Mr. Jerry Mika
18 Nepal, Ms. Chandika Pokhrel
19 Netherlands, Ms. Simone Gerrits
20 Niger, Mr. Amadou Issaka
21 Nigeria, Ms. Odunola Y. Oduwaiye
22 Norway, Ms. Jannicke Graatrud
23 Oman, Mr. Abdullah Al Riyami
24 Pakistan, Mr. Afaq Ahmad
25 Paraguay, Ms. Carmen Parquet
26 Philippines, Mr. Evan P. Garcia
27 Poland, Mr. Zbigniew Czech
28 Portugal, Mr. Gonçalo Ferraz De Lima Sanchez Da Motta
29 Qatar, Mr. Talal Al-naama
30 Republic of Korea, Ms. Yena Yoo


H.E. Mr. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, Minister of Foreign Affairs-Head of Delegation (Comments and Answers)
Mr. Kiryowa Kiwanuka, Delegation of Uganda
Mr. Peter Wambi, Delegation of Uganda
H.E. Mr. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, Minister of Foreign Affairs-Head of Delegation


31 Russian Federation, Ms. Kristina Sukacheva
32 Senegal, Mr. Amadou Dame Sall
33 Serbia, Mr. Dejan Zlatanovic
34 Sierra Leone, Mr. Samuel Housman Buggie Saffa
35 Slovenia, Ms. Ursa Pponikvar
36 South Africa, Ms. Portia Lindiwe Mngomezulu
37 South Sudan, Mr. Garsiano Mogga Elia Waja
38 Spain, Ms. Aurora Diaz-Rato Revuelta
39 Sri Lanka, Mr. C.A. Chandraprema
40 Sweden, Mr. Fredrik Nivaeus
41 Switzerland, Mr. Félix Baumann
42 Timor-Leste, Ms. Ralyana Maria Horta Ribeiro
43 Togo, Mr. Tmanawoe Tazo
44 Tunisia, Mr. Anouar Missaoui
45 Ukraine, Ms. Nataliia Tsyhulova
46 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ms. Laura

47 Frances Callaghan-Pace
48 United Republic of Tanzania, Ms. Maimuna Tarishi
49 United States of America, Ms. Delaney Felker
50 Uruguay, Ms. Carla Giovanoni
51 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Mr. Félix Peña Ramos
52 Zambia, Mr. Inyambo Liboma
53 Algeria, Mr. Lazhar Soualem
54 Angola, Ms. Margarida Rosa da Silva Izata
55 Argentina, Mr. Christian Machuca
56 Armenia, Ms. Armine Petrosyan
57 Australia, Ms. Ruxandra Voinov
58 Austria, Mr. Michael Pfeifer
59 Azerbaijan, Ms. Marziyya Vakilova-Mardaliyeva
60 Bahamas, Ms. Sasha Dixon
61 Bangladesh, Ms. Shanchita Haque
62 Barbados, Mr. Ricardo Kellman
63 Belgium, Ms. Lisa Van Geesbergen
64 Botswana, Mr. Dimpho Tsiane
65 Brazil, Mr. Benhur Peruch Viana
66 Burkina Faso, Mr. Pime Germain Zong-Naba

H.E. Mr. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, Minister of Foreign Affairs-Head of Delegation (Comments and Answers)
Mr Joel Cox Juuko, Delegation of Uganda
Mr. Safia Nalule Juuko, Delegation of Uganda
H.E. Mr. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, Minister of Foreign Affairs-Head of Delegation
Mr. Benard Mujuni, Delegation of Uganda
H.E. Mr. Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, Minister of Foreign Affairs-Head of Delegation

67 Burundi, Mr. Nitunga Pacifique
68 Cabo Verde, Ms. Clara Delgado Jesus
69 Canada, Ms. Nadine Khoury @khourynn
70 Chile, Ms. Montserrat Fuentes @Montserrat_aFC
71 China, Mr. Jiang Duan
72 Congo, Mr. Gerard Ondongo
73 Costa Rica, Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar
74 Côte D’Ivoire, Mr. Kouame François
75 Cuba, Ms. Lisandra Astiasaran
76 Cyprus, Ms. Olympia Neocleous
77 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mr. Han Tae Song
78 Denmark, Mr. Søren Høgsbro Larsen @dkinUganda
79 Djibouti, Mr. Houmed Gaba Maki Houmed Gaba
80 Dominican Republic, Mr. Héctor Virgilio Alcántara
81 Ecuador, Ms. Patricia Borja
82 Egypt, Ms. Yasmeen Khattab
83 Estonia, Ms. Katrin Saarsalu-Layachi
84 Eswatini, Ms. Bawelile Simelane
85 Ethiopia, Ms. Yibza Aynekullu Tesfaye
86 Fiji, Ms. Robyn-Ann Mani
87 Finland, Ms. Kirsti Kauppi @KirstiKauppi
88 France, Ms. Emmanuelle Lachaussée
89 Gabon, Ms. Nadege Moucketou Mvou
90 Georgia, Mr. David Jalagania
91 Germany, Mr. Ralf Schröer @GermanyUNGeneva

92 Ghana, Ms. Akousa Okyere-badoo https://www.facebook.com/akosua.d.okyerebadoo
93 Holy See, Mr. John Putzer
94 Iceland, Ms. Ólöf Hrefna Kristjánsdóttir
95 India, Mr. Pawankumar Badhe
96 Indonesia, Mr. Agustinus Anindityo Adi Primasto
97 Iraq, Mr. Alaa Sami
98 Ireland, Mr. Michael Gaffey @IrelandUNGeneva @irishMissionUN

Kyagulanyi addresses Italian parliament

“Send us your Gucci, not your guns”

On 19th January Robert Kyagulanyi was invited by the Italian Parliament Commission on Human Rights to explain about the atrocities that are taking place in Uganda.

The session was opened by chairwoman Laura Boldrini and she gave a short introduction. Then this video was played showing the events of the last years and outlining the military & financial aid by western countries.


In this Italian parliament session everything in Italian was translated into English, and anything English into Italian, accept for the video that was presented. This is the reason why Nico Schoonderwoerd, who manages the NUP relations in Europe, provided a short summary.

After this summary our President Bobi Wine took the floor. We have a draft version of his speech which can be found at the bottom of the article. You can watch both the summary and the President’s speech here:

Then Masuudi took the floor. Masuudi tells the story of how on 18 November 2020 he was stopped by police for wearing a red People Power T-shirt. Before he was able to answer, he was shot in the mouth. He ran away and he was shot in the shoulder again. In hospital he was told “If we ever see you in the newspaper again, we will kill you”. That’s why he had to flee Uganda. He spoke in Luganda, but an Italian comrade provided the translation into Italian for the national viewers.

After this Ugandan introduction time was reserved for questions by Italian MPs. One of them asked whether NUP has contacted the
Human Rights Programme for Global Parliamentary Organization – IPU. They take action for colleague MPs that are tortured like Ssegirinya and Sewanyana.

Finally we share with you the draft version of Bobi Wine’s speech.

My party, the National Unity Platform, is a liberal progressive party. We believe in equality and Rule of Law. We believe in freedom and social justice. All of this is absent in Uganda.


One year and four days ago, presidential elections were held in Uganda. They were more like a military operation than an election.

As you saw in the movie shown earlier, independent surveys had predicted that I had 60% of the support of Ugandans. But EU observer delegation was denied visa to enter Uganda and my own observers were chased away so Museveni’s party could commit their fraud with minimal disturbance. The Electoral Commission, of which all members have been appointed by the dictator himself, announced Museveni as the winner. All opposition parties have stated these elections were rigged. US state department & EU parliament protested saying the elections where “Neither Free nor Fair”. But the EU commission was silent and the Italian ambassador Massimiliano Mazzanti was even the first to congratulate the dictator.

The EU parliament resolution condemning the fraud was passed with a 90% majority of the votes. Ugandans are very happy to have so much support from European citizens, but it’s unfortunate that even the European democratic process is far from perfect. We think that the Italian parliament is able to pass such a resolution with even a bigger majority. It will force the European commission to listen to the wishes of European people.

As you have seen in the movie, Human Rights are consistently violated by the dictator. Just this weekend, Human Rights Watch published its annual report on Uganda. 

Let me quote:

“Security forces arbitrarily arrested and beat opposition supporters and journalists, killed protesters, and disrupted opposition rallies.”

“military police beat at least 10 journalists covering opposition presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi, as he delivered a petition to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Kampala over the abuses against his supporters”

“Security forces conducted a spate of abductions and arrests of opposition supporters, government critics, and other people”

Again, this is from the Human Right Watch report.


PWhen Benito Mussolini founded fascism he was a journalist. He knew how to manipulate, to control and to attack information. The fascist MinCulPop sent ‘veline’ messages to the press, and likewise Museveni provides clear instructions for journalists. 

It has worried us a great deal that the Ugandan government’s dis-information is regarded as credible by the European delegation.  We come to this conclusion because it can be found in the response of the Italian government to the questions by Laura Boldrini.

The first piece of disinformation is that the 14 January elections were ‘largely peaceful’. This is false. Our agents were chased away from polling stations with machetes & guns, many ending up in hospital. Please read the Human Rights Watch report.


The second piece of disinformation concerns the demonstration that took place after I was arrested in Luuka. Over a 100 Ugandans, and even an unborn triplet, died. Most deaths were not even demonstrating, but randomly shot at as shown in a BBC documentary. To date No investigation has taking place into these documented random killings and no one has been been held accountable for the killings despite the amount of evidence, but the Italian government talks about ‘positive developments’.

We have noticed that the relationship between the Italian representatives and the dictatorship are extremely friendly. Why does the Italian ambassador have dinner in the officers club of the SFC, the most feared and violent security service in Uganda who are torturing the writer Kakwenza and two of my MPs, Segirinya and Sewanyana at this very moment? 


Dear Italian amici, you know from the past how it is to be ruled by a dictator. You have suffered under the authoritarian rule of Benito Mussolini for 21 years. Ugandans are suffering under the dictatorship of Yoweri Museveni for over 35 years now. Instead of recovering from almost a century of British colonialism, our country became one of the poorest countries of the world, although Uganda is rich of natural resources and very fertile. 

The idea that dictatorship brings more stability than democracy is false, you have seen how the nazi’s & fascists were happy to start the Second World War. Recently Museveni invaded Congo, without even asking the parliament for permission.

So why is it that for Africa the lie of the benevolent dictator is still alive? Why does European television never show African demonstrations for democracy, but only hungry children? Please realize that your journalists are creating a very biased view of Africa, trying to confirm European prejudices. It may sound harsh, but the western post-colonialistic approach to Africa is racist.

If there’s one dictator in the world that is ready to be taken down, it’s Museveni. He’s totally dependent on military & financial support from the West. But with our barebear hands it’s difficult to stop the Italian bullets. Sell us your Gucci, not your Guns. 

If you look up the definition of fascism, you find six conditions, like Absolute Power of the State, Rule by a dictator, and Militarism. These conditions are all met by the Museveni government; we request the EU and Italian government to impose Magnitsky sanctions against human rights violators and stop the financial and military support for an African fascist dictator. 

Fake tweets about Kakwenza don’t help him

When a screenshot of a Muhoozi tweet was shared on Social Media it was pretty clear to many it was fake. However, even some reputable websites claim it was deleted. Therefore we did an analysis.

The tweet says Kakwenza’s freedom of speech is also limited. Muhoozi has made quit a controversial and dumb tweets in the past, but never did the post anything that incriminates him. If Kakwenza is tortured, as we fear is happening, this tweet would internationally be regarded as admission he’s behind the arrest. To the contrary, the Museveni family has been very good in removing from internet any evidence that he has a drinking problem, that he is a womanizer, and that Janet Museveni is not his mother.

Facts

First all the facts, taken at January 1st 2022:

We did an advanced Twitter search with search terms: (to:mkainerugaba) until:2021-12-30 since:2021-12-28
On 29 December approximately 825 reply tweets to tweets by Muhoozi were posted. That day, Muhoozi retweetet his alleged mother Janet and some others, but we focus on the tweets which he composed himself.

  • He tweeted 10.29 AM a Samuel Jackson quote, which got 218 replies in total, 265 retweets and 1795 likes.
  • He tweeted 12.04 PM CET about his time in Sudan, which got 480 replies in total and 463 retweets and 2761 likes.
  • He tweeted 2.02 PM CET about being a captain in Egypt, which got 212 replies in total and 289 retweets and 1801 likes.

Not all of these replies were on 29 December, some were later, so it’s likely the total exceeds 825. Furthermore there are replies to tweets that Muhoozi retweeted.

For the 3 tweets composed by Muhoozi that can be found on twitter.com, the retweets/replies ratio is approximately 1, the likes/retweets ratio in the range 6-9. This means there are 6 to 9 more likes than retweets.

According to the screenshot it is taken 12.29 PM, but it doesn’t specify a timezone. It has 83 retweets, 11 quote tweets and 415 likes.

The screenshot that we are analysing is tweeted at 1.19 PM by @CashNtulume. It replies to the Samuel Jackson tweet, which is suspicious. It doesn’t mention any deletion either.

Another screenshot is posted at 2.12 PM by @chief_amen. It replies to the Egypt tweet of 2.02 PM. The screenshot is of a post by Kampala lord mayor Erias Lukwago. This is the image shown above.

We also found a tweet at 1.27 PM by NRM fan Mbaho Joshua labeling the screenshot as fake. Joshua doesn’t mention were he found the screenshot.

We then looked at Facebook. At 1.05 PM CET Erias Lukwago posted the screenshot that later appeared on Twitter.
At 2.16 PM Abubakari reported the screenshot as fake, but many others also reported it. However, Erias kept the post online.

Analysis & conclusion:

We conclude that the screenshot is fake for the following reasons:

  1. The screenshot shows 83 retweets. Since the normal retweets/replies ratio is 1 we should expect to have some 80 replies. Based on statistics, the change of having 0 replies is 0%. When a tweet is deleted, the replies are not deleted. However, we have not found ANY replies to a deleted tweet by Muhoozi. These tweets would have shown ‘This tweet was deleted by the tweet author’.
  2. The Facebook post by Erias Lukwago was made at 1.05 PM. Many reactions were posted even before the first tweet mentioned the bad tweet by Muhoozi or a screenshot. If the tweet had really been online, it would have started to distribute through Twitter before it came to Facebook.
  3. The message of the Tweet does not fit with the tweeting style of Muhoozi.
  4. Fake tweets of Muhoozi have been published before. See below