The dangers of doing business in Rwanda, foreign investors beware!

By: Jennifer Fierberg TheConstitution of the Republic of Rwanda makes for good reading and at first glance, one feels hope and prosperity for the landlocked country of Rwanda. However, once one embarks on further research of how these amendments are put into practice it is a quick lesson in the saying “not worth the paper it is written on.”  For example, the constitution declares there is freedom of speech, freedom for political groups to exist and protection of human rights. Anyone who has researched issues on Rwanda knows that these three…

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The law of the jungle

PRESIDENT KAGAME’S CRUSADE TO CONFISCATE RWANDA’S MAJOR COMMERCIAL CENTER: Legal opinion By: Charles Kambanda The Union Trade Center (UTC) is Rwanda’s largest shopping mall. UTC Ltd. Is the sole owner of UTC mall; Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa is UTC Ltd. major shareholder. The mall is valued at $20 million (USD); it is the major commercial center in Rwanda. Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa was the major single local funder of the guerrilla war that brought Kagame to power. Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa was also the major local investor in Rwanda after the 1994 until…

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