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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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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