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At 2:07am on March 17, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Sabitti,

Nice to meet you here.


At 7:45pm on March 3, 2010, Deo Akiiki said…
Hi comrade, just used to hear your name before I went through the same academy on 8th Nov 2002. I'm so excited to find you on this site. I admired all I had and now reading about you. Being a born of the same area you come from I'm proud and ready to learn from you. Your shoes may be too big for me but will follow the footmarks. can be reached on my mail
At 6:10pm on March 3, 2010, Kisembo Tom Balemesa said…
Man that is great i am inspired by your profile.You are worht associating with
At 10:51pm on September 2, 2009, Stylianos Kelaiditis said…
Hi Sabiiti!
You have sent me a message/wallpost here some (long) time along and I have been terrible in the time response to reply to you!
It's just that I don't log in here very often!
Hope you are doing fine!
Many greetings (now) from Amsterdam and the VU University!
Take care!
At 5:30pm on May 11, 2009, Rosebell Kagumire said…
hey, Rosebell here. I need to get in touch with you to discuss something. Please send me an email at.

Thank you,

At 6:43pm on January 14, 2009, Kaahwa Jessica said…
Dear Sabiiti,
Happy New year 2009. I will be sharing with you ideas on how to institutionalise the culture of peace. As soon as I get my materials ready. I wish you the best in your peace initiative.
At 10:02pm on November 19, 2008, Rene Wadlow said…
I am pleased to send you an article on the need for reconciliation bridge-builders in areas of tensions and conflicts as in eastern Congo. Just as world citizens had pushed in the 1950s for the creation of UN Forces with soldiers specially prepared for peace-keeping service, so now we are again pushing for a new type of world civil servant. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal have all contributed actively to military-peacekeeping forces. Perhaps these same countries can take a lead in forming reconciliation teams. Your support and advice would be most appreciated. With best wishes, Rene Wadlow

East Congo — Need for Reconciliation Bridge-Builders

Rene Wadlow

On bridges are stated the limits in tons

of the loads they can bear.

But I’ve never yet found one that can bear more

than we do.

Although we are not made of roman freestone,

nor of steel, nor of concrete.

From “Bridges” – Ondra Lysohorsky

Translated from the Lachian by Davis Gill.

Violence is growing in the eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo, basically the administrative provinces of North and South Kivu. The violence could spread to the rest of the country as Angolan troops may come to the aid of the Central Government as they have in the past while Rwandan and Ugandan troops are said to be helping the opposing militia led by Laurent Nkunda. While Nkunda and his Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP) say that they are only protecting the ethnic Tutsi living in Congo, Nkunda could emerge as a national opposition figure to President Joseph Kabila, who has little progress to show from his years in power.

There is high-level recognition that violence in Congo could spread, having a destabilizing impact on the whole region. UN diplomats, led by Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, have stressed that a political solution — not a military one — is the only way to end the violence, and they are urging the presidents of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania to work together to restore stability. The instability, along with Congo’s vast mineral and timber riches have drawn in neighboring armies who have joined local insurgencies as well as local commanders of the national army to exploit the mines and to keep mine workers in near-slavery conditions.

The United Nations has some 17,000 peacemakers in Congo (MONUC), the UN’s largest peacekeeping mission, but their capacity is stretched to the limit. Recently, the General in command of the UN forces, Lieutenant General Vicent Diaz de Villegas of Spain resigned his post after seven weeks — an impossible task. Their mission is to protect civilians, some 250,000 of which have been driven from their homes since the fighting intensified in late August 2008. The camps where displaced persons have been living have been attacked both by government and rebel forces — looting, raping, and burning. UN under-secretary general for peacekeeping, Alain Le Roy, is asking for an additional 3,000 soldiers, but it is not clear which states may propose troops for a very difficult mission. While MONUC has proven effective at securing peace in the Ituri district in north-eastern Congo, it has been much less successful in the two Kivu provinces.

The eastern area of Congo is the scene of fighting at least since 1998 — in part as a result of the genocide in neighboring Rwanda in 1994. In mid-1994, more than one million Rwandan Hutu refugees poured into the Kivus, fleeing the advance of the Tutsi-led Rwandan Patriotic Front, now become the government of Rwanda. Many of these Hutu were still armed, among them, the “genocidaire” who a couple of months before had led the killings of some 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu in Rwanda. They continued to kill Tutsi living in the Congo, many of whom had migrated there in the 18th century.

The people in eastern Congo have lived together for many centuries and had developed techniques of conflict resolution, especially between the two chief agricultural lifestyles: that of agriculture and cattle herding. However, the influx of a large number of Hutu, local political considerations, a desire to control the wealth of the area — rich in gold, tin and tropical timber — all these factors have overburdened the local techniques of conflict resolution and have opened the door to new, negative forces interested only in making money and gaining political power.

UN peace-keeping troops are effective when there is peace to keep. What is required today in eastern Congo is not so much more soldiers under UN command, than reconciliation bridge-builders, persons who are able to restore relations among the ethnic groups of the area. The United Nations, national governments, and non-governmental organizations need to develop bridge-building teams who can help to strengthen local efforts at conflict resolution and re-establishing community relations. In the Kivus, many of the problems arise from land tenure issues. With the large number of people displaced and villages destroyed, it may be possible to review completely land tenure and land use issues.

World citizens were among those in the early 1950s who stressed the need to create UN peace-keeping forces with soldiers especially trained for such a task. Today, a new type of world civil servant is needed — those who in areas of tension and conflict can undertake the slow but important task of restoring confidence among peoples in conflict, establishing contacts and looking for ways to build upon common interests.

Rene Wadlow, Representative to the United Nations, Geneva, Association of World Citizens
At 12:18pm on October 30, 2008, Agwang Sarah Jesca said…
Big bro, thanks for selecting me to be your friend, lets keep in touch in case of any opportunity (job) let your kid sis know. Looking forward to communicating with you. avery good profile encouraging. sara
At 7:12pm on October 6, 2008, Norman Sempijja said…
Asante bwana looking forward to collaborating
At 5:50am on September 15, 2008, Craig Zelizer said…
Thanks for the feedback. Hopefully there will be many more such improvements in the future.

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