Foreign Policy in Rwanda: A discussion with Deo Lukyamuzi

By: Jennifer Fierberg Rwanda has faced numerous challenges in the past year with their credibility and foreign relations. Both have seen severe declines with the UN GoE report that states the M23 rebel group currently harassing Eastern DRC is being funded and organized by the Government of Rwanda. A claim the Rwandan Government denies. Due to the publications of these… Read More

Rwandan Youth and political commitment

 On the 10th of November Alice Muhirwa, a young Rwandan lady, was awarded the annual prize of Jeunesse engagée (Committed Youth). This prize was given by the Canadian section of the International Network of Women for Democracy and Peace (RifDP) and is distributed to young people who, through their actions and commitment, have contributed greatly to peace and democracy. This… Read More

Opposition still under attack In Rwanda

 By: Jennifer Fierberg In the wise and profound words of Winston Churchill: “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful... Read More

“Freedom lies in being bold”

 By: Jennifer Fierberg with Deo Lukyamuzi In an interview with Deo Lukyamuzi, Commissioner for External Relations for one faction of the FDU-INKINGI, he reveals his parties plans for a free and peaceful Rwanda as well as the role of Victoire Ingabire who went to Rwanda in 2010 ahead of the presidential election in order to register their party and run... Read More

Make Every Woman Count: Rwanda

Our Interview of the Month with Alice Muhirwa Sunday, 01 April 2012 Alice Muhirwa is a 31 old-years and mother of 2. She holds a Bacc  degree in Economics  from the independent university of kigali. She also acquired a human rights certificate  in 2002 from the Christian Faith International (CFI)  and has over  5 years of experience working with local … Read More

Rwandan Opposition Members continue to be under attack

By Jennifer Fierberg, MSW In a press release by the FDU-INKINGI party on Monday March 12, 2012 they had the following to state about the ongoing trial of Ms. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza: RWANDA: INGABIRE POLITICAL TRIAL RESUMES. THE HIGH COURT SUSPENDS DEBATES ON GENOCIDE ALLEGATIONS UNTIL CONSTITUTIONALITY RULING. MARCH 12, 2012 Kigali, 12 March 2012 On 12 March 2012, the… Read More

A New Hope, Victoire Ingabire

Rwandan opposition politician, Victoire Ingabire, wins a partial victory in the first round in her fight against the country’s laws governing genocide ideology. High Court judges in Rwanda have partially suspended the trial of opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza until the country’s Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the genocide ideology laws she is challenging–laws that allow for the… Read More

When silence serves violence best in Rwanda

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW Rwanda’s political opposition is once again under attack. On January 3, 2012 reports out of Kigali stated that another grenade attack occured in a local market.  With Grenades, unjustified arrests of opposition leaders, attempted assignations in other countries the oppositional parties to the ruling regime in Rwanda face an uphill battle in striving for peace and… Read More

Charles Ingabire’s death must be investigated and his assassins brought to justice

FDU-Inkingi Press Release on Charles INGABIRE assassination FDU-Inkingi is shocked by the violent murder of Charles INGABIRE committed last Friday December 1, 2011, at Kampala (Uganda) where he had sought and obtained political asylum. The deceased was a very active journalist at Inyenyeri News, a critical Kinyarwanda and English electronic outlet published on the web. . Read More