DGPR sets Conditions for Participating in 2017 Presidential Elections

DGPR Leaders The Political Bureau of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, during its meeting on 5th March 2016 in Kigali, decided that it will not participate in the upcoming Presidential elections, if the Government of Rwanda does not respond to its demands for political and electoral reforms.  DGPR submitted its petition to the Rwandan Parliament on 10th February 2016, but till now, it has received no response. The opposition Party also decided that it will make a people’s peaceful match and visit to the Rwandan Parliament soon in order…

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Rwanda opposition party to sit out vote after late registration

Rwanda’s Democratic Green Party said on Monday it will sit out September’s parliamentary election after the electoral commission took three years to register it, finally doing so just days before the deadline. Analysts say President Paul Kagame has a well-documented record of blocking, threatening or infiltrating rival parties to stifle even nascent political opposition, and that the belated registration of the Democratic Green Party can hardly be seen as a real opening of the democratic space. Most other parties are allied to Kagame’s Rwandan Patriotic Front, which holds four in…

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Politician missing in Rwanda….again

By Jennifer Fierberg The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda has announced the mysterious disappearance of their Communication Secretary Oustazi Omar Leo. In a statement on his Facebook page Frank Habineza, President of the Democratic Green Party, made the following statement: “We have been searching for our communication secretary, Oustazi Omar Leo since Friday last week (19/1), while I was out of the country, but yesterday (25/1) when I came back, I called his phone and he answered. We fixed an appointment (to meet) but he did not turn up and…

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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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The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda returns to run for a Parliament Seat

Greens 2012Politics in Rwanda is currently in a fragile state. Many foreign backers have withdrawn or suspended aid due to the actions of President Paul Kagame supporting the M23 rebel group in the DR Congo. If there is ever an opportunity for opposition groups to the RPF to be organized and prepared it is now. One of these groups is the Democratic Green party of Rwanda.

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