Rwanda: The parody of democracy

By: Jennifer Fierberg President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has sidestepped the question of running for a third term as President for the last few years.  He has eluded journalists when they have asked him specifically about his future plans and has even gone as far as insulting some reporters telling them that it was none of their business what Rwanda does. However, over the last six months President Kagame has staged quite the brilliant reverse coup in order to remain in office. In a much publicized parade of support, many…

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Rwanda: A Pathway to Instability

AMAHORO – FDU Inkingi – RNC PLATEFORM CHANGING ARTICLE 101 OF THE CONSTITUTION IS A Rwandan RECIPE TO ONE PARTY RULE entrench AND A PATHWAY TO INSTABILITY The decision of RPF party to endorse the change of Article 101 in order to enable incumbent President Kagame to run for a third term is a betrayal of the true wish of the population and a dangerous move. While there is a general consensus in Africa and elsewhere que la future stability and sustainable economic development of the continent depends on building strong…

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Rwanda on trial in South Africa

By: Jennifer Fierberg Once again, a court in South Africa has called foul on the Government of Rwanda and their involvement in the attempted assassination of Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa former Chief of staff of the Rwandan Army, now leader in one of Rwanda’s most vocal opposition groups, the Rwanda National Congress. The Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA)  whose “main objective are the promotion and protection of the rights of asylum seekers, refugees and international migrants,” brought an application against the President of the Republic of South…

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“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people”

By Jennifer Fierberg In a recent four day trip to Washington DC, meetings and interviews filled my schedule during the US African Leader Summit. Fifty heads of state from Africa descended upon DC to discuss topics of growth, infrastructure, food security, trade and various other political topics. President Obama made it clear that there would be no private meetings between himself and any of these dignitaries. President Obama did make the following statement in regards to the event: “I do not see the countries and peoples of Africa as a…

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“A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time”

Interview with Portia Karegeya on the death of her father Patrick Karegeya By: Jennifer Fierberg In the wake of extreme tragedy is one rarely able to articulate their emotions let alone answer questions about the loss that has torn through their family. Patrick Karegeya, former head spy chief for President Paul Kagame and founding member of the Rwandan opposition group the Rwanda National Congress was found strangled in a hotel room in South Africa on New Year’s Day 2014. A tie back from the hotel curtains and a bloody towel…

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PRESIDENT PAUL KAGAME MUST RESIGN IMMEDIATELY

AMAHORO/FDU/RNC PLATFORM: PRESIDENT PAUL KAGAME MUST RESIGN IMMEDIATELY RWANDAAMAHORO People’s Congress – FDU-INKINGI – RNC  January 12th , 2014 PRESIDENT PAUL KAGAME CONFIRMS HIS REGIME’S ROLE IN THE ASSASSINATION OF COLONEL PATRICK KAREGEYA AND DECLARES WAR ON RWANDANS On January 1st, 2014, the strangled body of an opposition leader, the late Colonel Patrick Karegeya , was found in Michelangelo Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. The South African government has “called upon the responsible officials to expedite the investigation”. According to Associated Press, Paul Kagame said today that: “You cannot betray…

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PATRICK KAREGEYA’S LAST LETTER

Mr. Douglas E. Coe The Fellowship 1271 Washington Avenue San Leandro,CA 94577 USA 28th December, 2013 Dear Mr. Coe, Re: Ending the Crisis in Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region through Dialogue On behalf of the Rwanda National Congress (RNC) I am writing to inform you that the current situation in Rwanda is one of those that ought to be of the greatest and urgent concern to those in the international community who have genuine concern about international peace and security in general and in the Great Lakes region of…

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Petition to Development Aid Partners of Rwanda and President of the United States

On January 1st 2014, the body of a Rwandan opposition leader Patrick Karegeya, was found in Michelangelo Towers Hotel (Johannesburg, South Africa), strangled to death with a rope and towels. The prime suspect is a known Rwandan national believed to be in collaboration with senior officers of the Rwandan National Intelligence and Security Services. On 13 July 2010, the beheaded body of the Vice President of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, the late André Kagwa Rwisereka, was found in a wetland near Butare city in Rwanda. “This is the…

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Rwanda’s president accused in death of ex-spy chief Patrick Karegeya

The 53-year-old married father of three was found dead in a hotel room in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Wednesday afternoonPRETORIA, South Africa — The death of a former Rwandan spy chief in South Africa has renewed opposition claims that Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame, is orchestrating the killings of political dissidents – allegations denied by the Rwandan government.

Patrick Karegeya, the 53-year-old former head of Rwanda’s foreign intelligence service, was found dead on New Year’s Day on the bed in his room at the upscale Michelangelo Towers hotel in Johannesburg, according to South African police, who have launched a murder investigation.

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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” (http://allafrica.com/stories/201203261576.html). However, Rwanda has just kicked their worst tabloid/gossip paper into high gear. Rwanda has created a news website devoted to discrediting opposition groups to the current ruling party, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), and anyone who has ever mentioned this group in their publications. This “news” site, www.theexposer.net, is full of slander…

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