Rwandan Nyamwasa murder plot: Four jailed in South Africa

Gen Nyamwasa blames the Rwandan government for the shooting, which it denies   A South African court has sentenced four men to eight years in prison for trying to murder Rwanda’s former army chief Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa. He was shot in the stomach in Johannesburg in June 2010, soon after he fled Rwanda after falling out with President Paul… Read More

Nyamwasa Verdict: “The attempted murder was politically motivated”

The Judge stated in court that the attempted murder of Nyamwasa was politically motivated and emanated from a group of people in Rwanda. By: Jennifer Fierberg In the case of the attempted assassination attempt on Kayumba Nyamwasa in 2010, the court has announced its decision today.  The six men plead not guilty to the charge of attempted murder for shooting… Read More

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… Read More

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,… Read More

“Withholding information is the essence of tyranny”

By: Jennifer Fierberg  “The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.”  On October 25, 2013, former Rwandan Presidential bodyguard and RDF soldier, Lt. Joel Mutabazi, was abducted from a UNHCR safe house in Uganda where he was in… Read More

In The Shadow Of The Baobab: Kagame Blows Cold And Hot On A Third Mandate

Paul Kagame: survived his annus horribilis in 2010 and looks to be preparing to reliquish power under his own terms. In October 1990, after Fred Rwigyema’s death on the third day the struggle to conquer Rwanda, Paul Kagame took over the command over the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) and led it to victory in July 1994. He became Vice-President and… Read More

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them

By: Jennifer Fierberg Politics in Rwanda is a complex system of denial, propaganda, fear, lies and impunity. In order to remain safe and free from arbitrary persecution opposition groups have to operate outside of the country under the current ruling regime in Rwanda. Many of these opposition groups are infiltrated by agents of the Rwandan Government for a few dollars… Read More

“Despotism is a long crime”

In another interview of President Paul Kagame Time Magazine sat with him and asked him questions ranging from all the current issues the President is dealing with today. Paul Kagame offered very frank answers but one question in-particular stood out like a glaring beacon of admission to a crime. The world knows His Excellency has many crimes to answer for,... Read More

Will it ever be safe to speak up in Rwanda?

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW It has been another interesting week in the confusion and danger that is Rwandan politics. Frank Habineza, President of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda has announced his return to Rwanda to register his party and run for parliament. This move has sparked many online discussions as to his motives, timing and speculations of him being… Read More


The following article was written by a credible yet anonymous source. It is part one of two articles that tell the story of what Rwanda is like from the inside. In classic dictatorial fashion, President Kagame has thrown caution to the wind and exposed his fear and insecurities by stripping the families of General Kayumba, Colonel Karegeya, businessman Tribert Rujugiro… Read More