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

RNC and FDU welcome Secretary of State John Kerry

FDU-INKINGI AND RWANDA NATIONAL CONGRESS CONGRATULATE THE NEW U.S SECRETARY OF STATE, HON. JOHN KERRY Hon. John Kerry Secretary of StateU.S Department of StateWashington D.C. Dear Hon. Kerry, On behalf of the Rwanda National Congress and FDU-Inkingi, it is our pleasure to congratulate you on the occasion of your confirmation as the new U.S. Secretary of State. The trust that you… 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

Rwanda: There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW In an ironic analysis of the media situation in Rwanda, the publication, East African Business Week of Kampala, published a piece on March 26, 2012 entitled “Rwanda: Nation Moves to Improve Media Image” ( However, Rwanda has just kicked their worst tabloid/gossip paper into high gear. Rwanda has created a news website devoted to discrediting opposition… Read More

Rwanda: “Kagame assassinated Kabila”, Rudasingwa

Apr 2nd, 2012 | By Amani Tuyishime The Rwandan President Paul Kagame was “the instigator of the assassination against Laurent Desire Kabila, the Congolese former president.” This was announced on Saturday, March 31, 2012 by Theogene Rudasingwa, the former chief of staff of Paul Kagame, during a joint town hall meeting of political parties FDU-Inkingi and RNC in Brussels. Although… 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

Rwandan politics and elections

The Rwandan National Congress (RNC) and the Democratic Forces (FDU-INKINGI) held their first joint meeting in Washington D.C on September 19, 2011. The meeting was attended by approximately 30 Friends of Rwanda representing various countries and political parties. Spearheading the conference was Dr. Theogene Rudasinwa, former Ambassador to the US from Rwanda under President Kagame, representing the RNC and Dr.… Read More