Alex Obote-Odora’s Dishonest Response to Peterson and Herman on the ICTR and BBC

Alex Obote-Odora’s dishonest response to us on the ICTR and BBC Edward S. Herman and David Peterson It is widely recognized by independent analysts and observers of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) that it is a creature largely of the United States and Britain, established in late 1994 to support the Rwandan dictatorship of Paul Kagame’s Tutsi-led Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), and that it has imposed a system of “victor’s justice” that is the epitome of injustice. This is displayed most prominently by the ICTR’s exclusive focus on…

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Rwandan Nyamwasa murder plot: Four jailed in South Africa

Gen Nyamwasa blames the Rwandan government for the shooting, which it denies   A South African court has sentenced four men to eight years in prison for trying to murder Rwanda’s former army chief Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa. He was shot in the stomach in Johannesburg in June 2010, soon after he fled Rwanda after falling out with President Paul Kagame. The magistrate said the “main culprits” had not been arrested. Several attacks on Rwandan exiles in South Africa have caused diplomatic tensions between Pretoria and Kigali. The Rwandan government…

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Assassination in Africa: Inside the plots to kill Rwanda’s dissidents

Rwanda’s Hunted Much of the world regards President Paul Kagame as a hero. But 20 years after he helped to stop his country’s brutal genocide, there are mounting allegations that he is silencing dissenters with violence. A months-long, international inquiry by The Globe’sGeoffrey York and contributor Judi Rever has uncovered explosive testimonies from those who say they were recruited for assassinations – including an alleged recording of one job offer     (David Johnson/Corbis Outline) ‘The price is not a problem,” says the man on the phone. “We will show our appreciation if things are…

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“Shut up or I’ll kill you”

By: Jennifer Fierberg General Kayumba Nyamwasa residence attacked by gunmen in Johannesburg (South Africa) Over ten years ago Allison Des Forges, the first prominent researcher on Rwanda and the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, wrote about Kagame and how he eliminates his political dissidents with impunity. Kagame goes to great lengths to imprison, kill or drive into exile and then even hunts them down in exile to silence them. Once again, another Rwandan Political Opposition figure has faced an attempt on his life. The details are still developing as the South African…

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“A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time”

Interview with Portia Karegeya on the death of her father Patrick Karegeya By: Jennifer Fierberg In the wake of extreme tragedy is one rarely able to articulate their emotions let alone answer questions about the loss that has torn through their family. Patrick Karegeya, former head spy chief for President Paul Kagame and founding member of the Rwandan opposition group the Rwanda National Congress was found strangled in a hotel room in South Africa on New Year’s Day 2014. A tie back from the hotel curtains and a bloody towel…

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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored

By Jennifer Fierberg Many have researched, conducted interviews, mapped the area and even written many reports on the assassination of former President Habyarimana of Rwanda and former President Ntaryamira of Burundi whose plane was shot down by a surface to air missile on April 6, 1994. The French crewmembers as well as both Presidential aides were killed as the plane crashed to the ground on the very land where former President Habyarimana’s house resided. His own son watched the event happen while lounging at the pool. Body parts were scattered…

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Rwanda’s Major John Sengati assassinated in Gitarama, Rwanda

By: Jennifer Fierberg Rwandans are saddened by the death of Major John Sengati who was assassinated in Gitarama (appx 50km from Kigali) on May 10th, 2013. John Sengati was a retired Major, and ADC to Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa from 1993 to 2001. After Gen Kayumba went to UK to further his studies, Major John Sengati was appointed Commanding Officer (C.O.) of Garrison Force that was in charge of the security to VIPs under the Ministry of Defense. Around 2007, he went to study at Kigali Institute of Technology (KIST) while…

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Kigali’s hit squad strikes again in South Africa

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW Frank Ntwali, Chairman of the African region of the Rwandan National Congress (RNC) was stabbed multiple times today in South Africa near OR Tambo International Airport. Three men came from behind his vehicle posing as police officers in plain clothes after first signaling for the vehicle to pull over. The men spoke in a local South African dialect and English. Once the three men approached the car they first verbally confirmed that he was indeed Frank Ntwali then attempted to force him out of his vehicle.…

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President Kagame’s Former Body Guard Lt Mutabazi Yoweri AKA Tobulende Survives Attack in Uganda

By: Rwema IT Webmaster

In the early evening on Thursday night Lt Mutabazi Yoweri AKA Tobulende, who was once among President Paul Kagame’s body guards, was attacked, and a number of bullets were shot with the intention of ending his life in Kampala. Two young men, who appeared to be Rwandese in the victim’s eyes, knocked and then entered his house throught he unlocked door calling “hello, hello.” His pregnant wife was watching television and Mr Mutabazi was listening to BBC radio in another room at the time.

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Exiled Rwandan says Kagame hunted him and others

A prominent Rwandan exile accuses the president of being a dictator, imprisoning political opponents and destabilizing East Africa, adding in an interview Thursday that he believes the leader, who he once served, has hunted him and other dissidents around the world.

Kayumba Nyamwasa, once Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s army chief, spoke to The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Thursday after finishing his testimony as a witness in the trial of six East Africans accused of attempted murder in his 2010 shooting. Rwanda’s government has denied involvement in an attack in Johannesburg that left Nyamwasa with a bullet lodged at the base of his spine.

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