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“No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark”

Faustin Twagiramungu addresses President Paul Kagame on the topic of Refugees. Faustin Twagiramungu is a politician from Rwanda living in exile in Belgium. He was prime minister of Rwanda after the 1994 civil war until his resignation in 1995. He was the first head of government appointed after the Rwandese Patriotic Front captured Kigali. He continues to live in Belgium for safety purposes and so he can speak freely about the government of Rwanda.  He is the President of the RDI-Rwanda Rwiza Party based in Brussels. Please follow and like…

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The duty of the protector, the chagrin of the perpetrator

By: Mutuyimana Manzi Rwanda pretends that it would like its refugees to return. But many of these citizens are scared of the Kigali regime, which is known to target refugees for assassination or abduction. Meanwhile, Rwanda continues to create new refugees as the tyrannical state cracks down on critics and Hutus back home Since 2009, Rwandan rulers have pressured for the ‘premature’ and ‘ungrounded’ application of the cessation clause on the refugee status of Rwandan refugees. The lack of justifiable grounds to invoke the cessation clause brought about a reduction…

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Uganda: Rwandan refugees in danger

     DECLARATION OF CLIIR March 25, 2014 UGANDA: Rwandan refugees in danger   In recent days, the Centre for the Fight against Impunity and Injustice in Rwanda (CLIIR) found an unusual increase in disappearances and political killings both inside and outside Rwanda. The most recent cases are those of Colonel Patrick Karegeya (a leader of the RNC, Rwandese National Congress) strangled to death in a hotel in South Africa, yet another failed assassination attempt against General Kayumba Nyamwasa (RNC).   Since 2010, the Kigali regime has regularly sent his death…

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CAR refugees in Chad: “What’s happening right now is unacceptable”

  “It is critical to recognise that the vast majority of these persons have fled violent situations in order to save their own lives” SARAH CHATEAUHEAD OF MISSION, CHAD 18.03.2014 Refugees fleeing the Central African Republic (CAR) have to endure a long and torturous journey to escape the violence in their home country. Unfortunately once they reach Chad, their struggles continue.  Bitoye Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has been in Bitoye for the past three weeks, setting up a primary health facility in the small town of 10,000 which has…

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Looting, killing of Christians, churches set on fire in CAR – UN

  People are pictured at a refugee camp set in the garden of Notre Dame de Fatima church, in Bangui, Central African Republic on December 16, 2013. Picture: FRED DUFOUR / AFP GENEVA  – Some 210,000 people have been uprooted from their homes by violence in the Central African Republic capital in the past two weeks alone, the United Nations said on Tuesday. “The situation is very serious and appears to be worsening,” UN refugee agency spokesman Adrian Edwards told AFP. About 210,000 people fled their homes in Bangui after…

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Exclusive: Congo’s army accused of abuse as rebels regroup in Rwanda: U.N. experts

(Reuters) – Recently defeated M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo have continued to recruit fighters in neighboring Rwanda while the Congolese army has been involved in human rights abuses and corruption, according to a confidential U.N. report. “The Group has documented that M23 received continued support from Rwandan territory,” the U.N. Group of Experts said in its final report to the Security Council’s Congo sanctions committee, which was seen by Reuters on Monday. “The Group has received credible information that sanctioned M23 leaders are moving freely in Uganda and that M23…

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“A pen is certainly an excellent instrument to fix a man’s attention and to inflame his ambition.”

AMAHORO PEOPLE’S CONGRESS*RWANDA NATIONAL CONGRESS*FDU-INKINGI H. E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President, Republic of Uganda. November 7, 2013. Your Excellency, Re: Treatment of Rwandan Asylum Seekers and Refugees Living in Uganda We, the undersigned, have been compelled by recent events to write to Your Excellency on behalf of the organizations we serve to express our grave concerns for the security of some of the tens of thousands of Rwandan refugees who have either sought asylum in Uganda or are in transit in Uganda awaiting opportunity to seek refuge in other countries. The…

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Forcibly displaced in South Kivu face a struggle to survive

14 March 2012 Some of the people forced to flee Shabunda wait for assistance in a neighbouring territory in South Kivu province. Survival is a challenge. BUNYAKIRI, Democratic Republic of the Congo, March 14 (2012) – Claudine* and her husband Pierre* fled their village in eastern Congo in early January and found shelter with thousands of others in Bunyakiri commune. But now the couple, like other internally displaced people (IDP) in South Kivu province’s Kalehe territory, face a new challenge – the struggle to survive. Fighting in the past four…

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Rwanda: Peaceful change is not dangerous

In an interview conducted with John V. Karuranga, President of the Rwanda Peoples Party, who lives in exile he expresses his current concerns for Rwanda and his vision of a peaceful and prosperous nation. JF: Did the interview you recently did with a local online news outlet in Rwanda reach the intended audience and what was the reaction? Yes, it reached the audience of the Rwandan government that we had been seeking all along. For example, the Rwandan Government recognized the existence of our party, the Rwanda Peoples Party, and…

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Uganda to open third refugee camp for fleeing Congolese

Uganda is to set up a new camp to cope with a influx of refugees from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the government has said. At least 100 people a day are now crossing the border to escape an upsurge in violence, Uganda’s refugee minister told the BBC. Women said they had been raped by armed militias, who broke into their homes at night and stole food and property. Up to 3,000 people have fled since DR Congo’s chaotic elections in November. Several rebel groups still operate in eastern DR Congo,…

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