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Rwanda, Uganda end hostilities after leaders signed a pact

Rwanda’s Kagame said “The MoU addresses all these matters very clearly and I don’t think we should be picking and choosing what we implement and what we don’t. We are going to address all these problems. By doing that indiscriminately, we will get where we want to be.” “We have agreed on issues that will be implemented between our two countries largely meant to improve our security, trade, and political relations. Uganda is fully committed to enforcing this agreement,” said Museveni. The dispute virtually threatened and impacted cross-border trade between…

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Kagame meets young Rwandans to plan for next 25 years

President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has met over 3000 young Rwandans as part of his “Meet the President” series. Wednesday’s meeting took place at the Rusororo based Intare Conference Arena and was also broadcast to thoe not able to be at the Arena. The gathering was aimed at providing the opportunity for Kagamae to engage with the young generation on the national aspirations for the next 25 years. Inspired by the country’s Vision 2050, Kagame encouraged the youth to be self-driven to consolidate the gains the country has made over…

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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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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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Spanish lawyer asks Britain to stop Karake from leaving UK SPECIAL

By Judi Rever     A Spanish lawyer urged British authorities on Wednesday to stop Rwanda’s spy chief from leaving the UK, after a London court rejected a bid to have him extradited to Spain to face charges of terrorism, murder and torture. On Monday, General Karenzi Karake was set free and told he could return home within 48 hours, causing angry scenes by protesters outside the Rwandan embassy in London. “We request that General Karenzi Karake be prevented from leaving the United Kingdom and that precautionary measures imposed against him on…

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Rwandan spy chief extradition case dismissed: UK court

. View photo General Karenzi Karake (pictured) was accused of “crimes of terrorism” linked to the killing of nine Spanish citizens in Rwanda in the 1990s (AFP Photo/) London (AFP) – A court in Britain said Monday it had dropped an extradition case against Rwanda’s intelligence chief.   General Karenzi Karake was arrested on a warrant issued by Spain in June and had been on bail. But following a hearing at a London court, a court official told AFP: “The case has been discharged today (Monday).” Dismissal was allowed under…

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Rwanda Supreme Court hearing on Constitutional Change Regarding Lifting of Presidential Term Limits has commenced.

Before the Supreme Court Judges Rwanda’s Supreme Court has today, the 29th of July 2015, started hearing, the petition against the change of the Rwandan Constitution, especially Article 101, regarding lifting of Presidential term limits, filed by the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda. The Court process, started with the acceptance of the Amicus Curiae, filled by the Centre for Human Rights-Rwanda. The State advocates prayed to Court not to accept this Amicus Curiae, that, its petition was aimed at supporting the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda and had nothing new.…

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Fragile Burundi Casts a Wary Eye on Rwanda

  A rally for President Pierre Nkurunziza in Cibitoke, Burundi, near the border with Rwanda. Mr. Nkurunziza’s aides accuse Rwanda of tacitly aiding his enemies.CreditTyler Hicks/The New York Times KIGALI, Rwanda — Burundi and Rwanda can seem deceptively like conjoined twins. They share a common history, geography and language, and their populations are divided ethnically between Hutu and Tutsi. Both were devastated by some of the worst mass slaughter of the 20th century. Since the guns fell silent, they have charted very different courses as they try to move beyond their bloody pasts. But…

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BURUNDI SECURITY AGENTS ATTACK JOURNALIST COVERING MURDER OF TOP GENERAL — CPJ SAYS

 Gen. Adolphe Nshimiramana Burundi security forces detained and beat a journalist on Sunday while he was covering the assassination of a top general in the capital, Bujumbura, according to news reports and the journalist. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attack and calls on Burundian authorities to launch a full and efficient investigation. Esdras Ndikumana, a correspondent for Agence France-Presse and Radio France Internationale, was detained while he was photographing the scene at which Gen. Adolphe Nshimiramana was killed in a drive-by shooting, the reports said. Security agents arrested…

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War Crimes and Rwandan Realities

Gen. Emmanuel Karenzi Karake, the head of the Rwandan intelligence services who is now free on bail in London pending an extradition hearing in October, is an exemplar of the tightly knit group of diaspora Tutsis that ousted Rwanda’s Hutu-dominated government and rose to power during the 1994 genocide. Once a victim of human rights abuses, he now stands accused as a perpetrator. He is also a hostage — not of any justice system, but of an increasingly lone and erratic dictator, President Paul Kagame, who uses and abuses his…

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