Theogene Rudasingwa Central Africa Rwanda 

ARUSHA II NEEDED TO AVERT A NEW POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN RWANDA.

PRESS RELEASE The political opposition, composed of the following political organisations, namely AMAHORO PC; FDU-Inkingi; PDP Imanzi; PS Imberakuri and RNC (Rwanda National Congress), calls on peace loving people, governments and organisations and particularly friends of Rwanda to impress upon the Rwandan government the need to enter dialogue with the opposition on the basis of the Arusha Peace Agreement which was derailed by the resumption of war in 1994 that gave total victory to one protagonist, the RPF/RPA. We feel very strongly that the conditions that led to war in…

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US Congress to Hold Hearing on Rwanda’s Troubling Human Rights Record

By: Jennifer Fierberg Democracy in Rwanda Now released the following press statement today stating: The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations announced today that it will hold a hearing on May 20 to examine Rwanda’s deteriorating human rights record under President Paul Kagame. The hearing, “Developments in Rwanda,” will feature testimony from several experts on Rwanda including David Himbara, a former top economic aide to President Kagame and coordinator of the North American branch of Democracy in Rwanda Now (DIRN); Robert Higiro,…

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Impending Humanitarian Disaster in Burundi and Rwanda

KPFA/Ann Garrison” On Aug. 26, the BBC reported that Burundian officials are investigating to determine why an estimated 40 Rwandan bodies have been found floating in Lake Rweru, on Burundi’s border with Rwanda.  Most of the bodies had been wrapped in plastic and many of the victims hands and feet were bound. Burundian officials said that the bodies must have come from Rwanda because they floated down the Akagera River into the lake.   Rwandan bodies have floated down the Kagera River into Lake Rwehu before, as cited In a situation report dated May 17, 1994, written by Mark Prutsalis of the…

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Rwanda: Acquitted but still not free

Rwanda gets plenty of applause for putting the genocide behind and creating a reconciled society focused on marching forward to a prosperous future. But is that so? In this article, we learn that former high-ranking officials who were acquitted of genocide charges by the international crimes tribunal in Arusha, or who served their sentences, are not welcome back home. In February 2014, Lead Counsel Chief Charles A. Taku and I (with our defence team) won the acquittal of our client, Major F.X. Nzuwonemeye, former Commander of the Reconnaissance Battalion, Rwandan…

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THE RECENT GOVERNMENT OF RWANDA ATTACK ON HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH IS DISTURBING

By: Dr. Charles Kambanda Edited By: Jennifer Fierberg On June 2, 2014, the Minister of Justice – on behalf of the government of Rwanda (GoR) –  issued communiqué “assessing” Human Rights Watch (HRW) activities and conduct in Rwanda. The GoR broad accusations against HRW fit in five categories: (1) HRW is a tool for some unnamed “authorities” to which HRW pays allegiance; HRW is not independent. (2) HRW breached the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  between the GoR and HRW; HRW acts and/or reports on issues beyond the MoU (3) HRW…

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President Paul Kagame visiting William Penn University

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW President Paul Kagame will be addressing William Penn University for their commencement speech to the graduating class of 2012 on May 12th, 2012. It is apparent that this school has no idea of his record of human right abuses. At this even he will be receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for his contributions to the humanities and human welfare. Please contact the university president and others using the information below in order to stop this atrocity. If enough of us act then maybe it…

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