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…Read More
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Rwandan government’s lack of transparency and its unacceptable acts of harassment and intimidation of journalists with the aim of suppressing freedom of information and independent reporting. Rwandan journalists have been the victims of the government’s harassment for years, but the targets have for some also included foreign journalists, especially Ugandan ones. “The Rwandan government often responds to charges of blocking information by portraying itself as the target of malicious international groups that secretly wage what it calls a ‘Blame Rwanda’ campaign,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, head…Read More
Gustave Makonene Rwanda: Investigate Anti-Corruption Campaigner’s Murder Stalling, Silence on Activist’s Death (Nairobi, January 22, 2014) – Official investigations into the murder of a Rwandan anti-corruption activist appear to have ground to a halt six months later, Human Rights Watch said today. The case has received surprisingly little public attention, and the victim’s family is still awaiting justice. Human Rights Watch has visited the town of Rubavu where the body was found and interviewed witnesses and the police. Gustave Makonene, coordinator of Transparency International Rwanda’s Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre…Read More
By: Jennifer Fierberg Kigali working hard to divide and confuse the opposition The murder of Patrick Karegyea of the Rwandan National Congress (RNC) has left the political opposition as well as Rwandans in the diaspora who support them raw yet determined. His murder continues to be investigated by the South African Police who have refused to comment on an open investigation. Back in Rwanda President Kagame and his political leaders have had a lot to say about the death of Karegeya both in the press and on social media outlets.…Read More
The Rwandan opposition is deeply saddened to announce the assassination of Colonel Patrick Karegeya today in Johannesburg, South Africa. His body was found in a Hotel where he went for a meeting. The South African authorities are investigating the murder.
Colonel Patrick Karegeya was a key figure in the Rwandan opposition and a founding member of the Rwanda National Congress. Rwandan opposition key figures have been a target in South Africa and other parts of the world. We all remember our colleague General Kayumba Nyamwasa who survived two assassination attempts in Johannesburg on June 18, 2010 and June 20, 2010. Investigations have found overwhelming evidence of the involvement of Rwandan Intelligence operatives in those attempts.Read More
RWANDA NATIONAL CONGRESS PRESS RELEASE December 5, 2011 On Friday 2nd December 2011, Andrew Bagala of the Monitor Newspaper in Uganda reported that the editor of Rwanda’s Inyenyeri news Charles Ingabire who had sought refuge in Uganda for political reasons was shot dead at a Kampala pub. Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Mr Ibin Ssenkumbi confirmed the murder. On Sunday 4th December 2011, Andrew Bagala again reported in the Monitor that mourners at the requiem of Ingabire funeral were hiding their faces. Andrew Bagala further reported ‘One by one, the mourners…Read More