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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.

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Assassination in Africa: Inside the plots to kill Rwanda’s dissidents

Rwanda’s Hunted Much of the world regards President Paul Kagame as a hero. But 20 years after he helped to stop his country’s brutal genocide, there are mounting allegations that he is silencing dissenters with violence. A months-long, international inquiry by The Globe’sGeoffrey York and contributor Judi Rever has uncovered explosive testimonies from those who say they were recruited for assassinations – including an alleged recording of one job offer     (David Johnson/Corbis Outline) ‘The price is not a problem,” says the man on the phone. “We will show our appreciation if things are…

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S.Africa, Rwanda agree to resolve diplomatic row

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame/FILE JOHANNESBURG, Mar 26 – Pretoria and Kigali have agreed to resolve a furious diplomatic row sparked by attacks on Rwandan dissidents exiled in Johannesburg, South African President Jacob Zuma said Wednesday.   Speaking after meeting Tuesday in the Angolan capital Luanda with his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame, Zuma told public broadcaster SABC that the two leaders had “agreed to share some detailed information and deal with the issues”.The presence of many Rwandan dissidents in South Africa has long been a bone of contention between the two…

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South African Minister Circulates Warning to Rwanda

Pretoria, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) South Africa warned today that this country would prevent by all means illegal activities on its national territory by any foreign Government, a statement interpreted by the media as a warning to Rwanda. Diplomatic relations between both African countries have been tense since the past week, when Pretoria and Kigali decreed reciprocal expulsions of diplomats, twice as much in the case of the nation in the Great Lakes region. On Thursday, national authorities dismissed three Rwandan State representatives and a day later the administration of…

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Rwanda: The Three Mistakes of Paul Kagame

President Paul KagameOn January 1, 2014, the media reported the murder in Johannesburg, South Africa, of Colonel Patrick Karegeya, a Rwandan once close to Paul Kagame (Rwanda’s President) and former Head of Foreign Intelligence Services of his country before being an outcast for becoming a fierce political opponent of a regime he had helped to establish in Rwanda.

With the maturity and political experience that 20 years in power should have brought them, one would have expected the highest officials of the Rwandan State – failing to express their condolences to the family of the deceased – to exercise caution in order not to court speculations that the murder of Mr. Karegeya by strangulation was hatched by Kagame himself. Instead, in a concert of delirious statements, senior government officials, without restraint, engaged in a pitiful and chilling communication campaign.


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In Rwanda, a deadly fight among the ruling elite

 (Carl Court, File, Pool/ Associated Press ) – FILE – In this Wednesday, July 11, 2012 file photo, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame speaks during the London Summit on Family Planning organized by the UK Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, in central London. Critics of Rwanda’s government say the killing in South Africa in early Jan. 2014 of prominent Rwandan dissident Patrick Karegeya is another sign of an increasingly violent power struggle among the country’s Tutsi elite who have held power…

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U.S. rebukes Rwandan leader amid scrutiny over opponent’s murder

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame arrives for the extraordinary session of the African Union’s Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the case of African Relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC), in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, October 12, 2013. CREDIT: REUTERS/TIKSA NEGERI (Reuters) – The United States says it is deeply worried about threats made by Rwandan President Paul Kagame against political opponents after one of his exiled critics was found murdered in a hotel room in South Africa. The rebuke by Rwanda’s biggest national donor comes as the…

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All things truly wicked start from innocence

By: Jennifer Fierberg In an interview on conducted in English and translated to Kiswahili on Monday July 8, 2013 Colonel Patrick Karegeya, former head of intelligence in Rwanda under President Paul Kagame made the following statement (in summary): This senior Rwandan officer refugee in South Africa claims to have information on the recruitment of Laurent Nkunda and Bosco Ntaganda by Paul Kagame and DRC will be sent to create rebellions. Patrick Karegeya further stated that he calls for the International Criminal Court to indict the Rwandan President Paul Kagame as well as Bosco…

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