Rwandan army deserters ‘held on Lake Kivu island’

A deserter said some detainees had been held for several years without trial and without visitors Rwanda is holding more than 280 troops accused of desertion on an island in Lake Kivu, the army has revealed. Brig Gen Joseph Nzabamwita told the BBC they were undergoing re-education. An alleged deserter being held on the island had told the BBC the soldiers were transferred there a year ago from a military prison to prevent a planned visit by the Red Cross. Denying the allegations, Gen Nzabamwita said the BBC was welcome…

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Un-answered questions about the death of Gen Fred Rwigema

 Behind the Presidential Curtains It has been nearly 22 years since Gen Fred Rwigema died in his mother-land leading before leading an exodus of Rwandan children who had been incarcerated in exile for over 30 years. Fred Gisa Rwigema (10 April 1957 – 2 October 1990), born Emmanuel Gisa was a founding member and leader of the Rwandan Patriotic Front. Rwigema was born in Gitarama, in the south of Rwanda. Considered a Tutsi, in 1960 he and his family fled to Uganda and settled in a refugee camp in Nshungeezi, Ankole  and later Kahungye in Tooro following…

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