The Rwandan Opposition Still Own Worst Enemy

For two years in a row, the government of Rwanda the President in particular, has been a lot in the news for the wrong reasons.  His visit to Chicago on 11th June, 2011,  did not go as planned –it was interrupted with deafening protests by Rwandan, Congolese and other African nationals living across North America and others who came from as far as Europe who flew to Chicago to take part in denouncing President Kagame as an assassin.  This is in reference to shooting down a presidential Falcon Jet on…

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Rwanda opposition moves to form wide coalition

. View photo Former Rwanda Prime Minister Faustin Twagiramungu in Kigali, Rwanda, on August 26, 2003 (AFP Photo/Marco Longari)     Brussels (AFP) – Seven Rwandan opposition parties, including former rebels operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo, met in Brussels on Saturday in moves to create a broad coalition, former prime minister Faustin Twagiramungu said. “We hope to set up a structure enabling us to pressure the government into agreeing to dialogue with the Rwandan opposition, including the FDLR,” Twagiramungu told AFP, referring to Rwandan Hutu rebels operating in…

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Rwanda: The RPF regime determined to decapitate the political opposition

The Rwandan Supreme Court’s ruling on the appeal of imprisoned opposition leader Ms. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza is expected this Friday 13 December 2013.Ingabire, leader of Rwanda’s FDU-Inkingi Party, was arrested three years ago, in October 2010, after attempting to run for president against sitting President Paul Kagame. The fate of Ingabire was clear from the day (16 January 2010) she arrived in Rwanda. In an interview given to the Ugandan newspaper Monitor the President Kagame declared that she (Ms. Ingabire) “has to be “where she belongs,” implying she deserved to…

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Rwanda: The population forced to make contributions to fund farcical parliamentary elections.

The RPF regime INKOTANYI is in full gear preparing parliamentary elections on September 16,2013 in which no individual or party critical of the regime will take part. Leaders of key opposition parties are in jail for politically motivated reasons. These include the chair of FDU-Inkingi Mrs Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, Bernard Ntaganda, chair of PS Imberakuri, Deo Mushayidi of Chair PDP/Imanzi Party etc. To add insult to injury, the henchmen of the regime are busy putting pressure on the population to pay dues to finance the so-called elections. The impoverished people…

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I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself ~Nelson Mandela

  By Jennifer Fierberg Over recent months the opposition parties of the ruling regime in Rwanda have taken on the challenge of what are the next steps for them in order to serve the people of Rwanda in the best way possible. Some groups have chosen to face the odds and return to Rwanda despite the many politicians who remain imprisoned inside the country because they dared to speak up for democracy yet found themselves on the opposite side of false and trumped up charges in order to silence them.…

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RNC and FDU welcome Secretary of State John Kerry

FDU-INKINGI AND RWANDA NATIONAL CONGRESS CONGRATULATE THE NEW U.S SECRETARY OF STATE, HON. JOHN KERRY Hon. John Kerry Secretary of StateU.S Department of StateWashington D.C. Dear Hon. Kerry, On behalf of the Rwanda National Congress and FDU-Inkingi, it is our pleasure to congratulate you on the occasion of your confirmation as the new U.S. Secretary of State. The trust that you have deservedly earned from the U.S. President and your peers in the U.S. Senate, coupled with your long and distinguished service to the American people, have undoubtedly prepared you for…

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Will it ever be safe to speak up in Rwanda?

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW It has been another interesting week in the confusion and danger that is Rwandan politics. Frank Habineza, President of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda has announced his return to Rwanda to register his party and run for parliament. This move has sparked many online discussions as to his motives, timing and speculations of him being “bought” by the current ruling regime. Mr. Habineza has defended his decision with his desire to be a part of the country he loves and desires to serve. He has…

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“Democracy demands an Opposition Party”

Today is a historical day for Rwanda that will never be forgotten. As Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus, as Martin Luther King Jr.  said, “It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.” The sacrifice for peace marched today in Rwanda as members of opposition groups opposition in Kigali, FDU-Inkingi and PS Imberakuri marched in a peaceful demonstration as Rwandan and Congolese groups presented a case against President Paul Kagame at the…

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Bring President Kagame to the International Criminal Court!

By Jennifer Fierberg, MSW Over the last two months the Government of Rwanda has faced some of the hardest financial and public relation challenges since the 1994 Genocide. The UN Group of Experts has found unequivocal evidence that Paul Kagame is providing weapons, soldiers; communication equipment and ammunition to a rebel group in the DR Congo called the M23. This group has directly caused increased instability in Eastern DRC which is in direct violation of the Obama Law 109-456 which authorized the U.S. Secretary of State to halt aid to…

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