Uganda: Ban Ki-Moon and Yoweri Museveni play football

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UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon and Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, Sunday played against each other in a football match at the Nelson Mandela stadium in Uganda.

The match which was organized by a non governmental organization, Uganda Victims Foundation, featured Ban Ki-moon and a team made up of war victims from Uganda, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Darfur.

During the game Mr. Ban Ki-Moon’s team played against another team which featured Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni at the Nelson Mandela stadium. Mr. Museveni’s team was also composed of war victims from the same countries in the sub-region.

The U.N. Secretary General is in the East African nation to attend an International Criminal Court review conference scheduled to start
tomorrow, Monday, in Kampala, Uganda’s capital.

Highlighting Uganda’s war victims day, the game was organized in remembrance of people who have been or continue to be harassed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels.

After the match, Moon said that the football game had gone a long way to educate the world about the plight of war victims.

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