In her notes recently published by the Editions Scribe under the French title ‘Entre les 4 murs de 1930’, (Between the 4 walls of 1930 – my translation) the Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire tells among many other moving facts a touching story of her 3 years inmate Cynthia. She explains the circumstances that make Read More
On November 12th 2015, in the city of Tromsø in Norway; Terram Pacis in collaboration with UN local chapter, The city of Tromsø and Rwanda Advocacy Partnership Committee organized a first ever open debate on Rwanda Post-Genocide Restoration and peace-building. Read More
Rwanda/Terror: U.S. authorities warn Maj Robert Higiro of an assassination attempt on his life by Paul Kagame’s hit squads, on foreign land.
“The U.S. warning to Mr. Higiro about the threat to his life in Belgium is part of a larger pattern of threats against Mr. Kagame’s critics in the same country. Early last year, eight Belgian police officers were deployed to guard the home of a former Rwandan prime minister, Faustin Twagiramungu, who has become a Read More
Parliament Votes to Maintain Term Limits in the Constitution but Introduces an Inconsistent Article 172
The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda takes note of today’s (29/10/2015) vote by the Rwandan Parliament on the draft constitution and especially on Article 101, regarding term limits. It’s good that the Parliament took notice of our request and accepted to reduce the term limits from 7 years to 5 years and also to maintain Read More
Rwandan refugees in Nordic countries have organised a conference in Stockholm which focused on human rights violence committed by their government up to the far North and south poles. Read More
Call on the European Union – African Union Human Rights Dialogue to act without fear or favour in the case of Rwanda.
Press release N° 003/2015 The Rwandan opposition political platform, composed of political organisations Amahoro PC, FDU – Inkingi, PDP – Imanzi, PS – Imberakuri and the Rwanda National Congress – RNC has learnt that the 11th European Union – African Union Human Rights Dialogue will take place on 24 November in Kigali. It is taking Read More
Press release Our political organisation, The National Movement INKUBIRI, believes that the ongoing constitutional amendments to allow President Paul Kagame to rule for life would imperil the country’s future. Read More
If I have not created capacity for a post-me Rwanda. I see this as a personal failure.” President Paul Kagame, February 8, 2012.
“You wish or expect me to stay beyond 2017. However, at a personal level, I need you to consider two things: How do I stay? What you are asking me to do can lead me to stay as president but at the cost of destroying the political capital I have accumulated over the years… a Read More
Dumping ground for the “underdogs” of Rwandan capital Kigali exposed by HRW – but just a tip of an iceberg.
Press release N° 002/2015 The political platform composed of political organisations Amahoro PC, FDU-Inkingi, PDP – Imanzi, PS-Imberakuri and Rwanda National Congress – RNC would like to express its gratitude to the Human Rights Watch for calling for the closure of the Unofficial Detention Centre in Gikondo – Rwanda. Read More
Many a times I tend to laugh at the “malapropism” which is always espoused in Paul Kagame’ s speeches whenever he has to talk about the “FDLR”. Read More
Lies, damned lies and statistics: Poverty reduction Rwandan-style and how the aid community loves it
Rwanda’s latest survey suggests poverty reduced 6%. A more meaningful comparison using the same data suggests it’s actually increased 6%. Read More
Some time ago, I congratulated the Rwandan government on the progress shown in the latest Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey (EICV4), particularly in terms of the reduction of poverty and inequality. I’m afraid I have to withdraw my kudos. Read More
Rwanda Government which Illegally Seized UTC in 2013 Now Condemns The Company For Defaulting On Taxes
On August 24, 2015, the Rwanda government pronounced Union Trade Center (UTC) a tax defaulter. The same government seized the $20 million shopping mall two years ago, alleging that it was “abandoned.” Prior to the illegal takeover UTC was a highly successful operation since 2006, hosting 81 businesses including top companies such as MTN Rwanda, Ethiopian Airlines, and Nakumatt. Over Read More
I have recently discovered very rich World Bank records on Rwanda dating back to Gregoire Kayibanda’s presidency. I will share this material as time goes on. Read More
In June 2015, the World Bank published the 8th edition of its ”Rwanda Economic Update” titled “Financing Development; The role of a Deeper and More Diversified Financial Sector”. Read More
Spain’s supreme court has dismissed a high profile case against 40 Rwandan military officials indicted on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and other offenses committed in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo during the 1990s. Read More
Rwanda Supreme Court hearing on the non-Lifting of Presidential Term Limits from the Constitution is concluded.
Today, the 23rd of September 2015, Rwanda’s Supreme Court, chaired by the Chief Justice, Prof.Sam RUGEGE, started the full hearing of the case submitted by the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, regarding the non-lifting of Presidential Term Limits from the Constitution. Read More
If you are not familiar with the ongoing persecution of the Rwigara family in Rwanda, please read the following statement.
Aristide Rwigara Los Angeles, CA. August 11, 2015 Hello. My name is Aristide Rwigara. I am the son of Assinapol Rwigara, who was one of Rwanda’s most prominent businessmen. My father was assassinated on February 4, 2015, and my siblings and I petitioned the Rwandan president for an investigation into his death in the month Read More
[A Courtroom Drama in Two Acts] -Scenario by Mick Collins [COMPILED BY CM/P FROM THE ACTUAL TRIAL TRANSCRIPTS OF 24 & 25 JUNE, 2009] (Note: The scenario below, by Mick Collins, quotes the entire oral argument made at the conclusion of the Read More
Rwanda is a small country blessed with some of the most hospitable people, and Rwandans are always smiling despite all the atrocities they have been subjected to over the years.The majority Hutu population have kept a clear mind irrespective of all they have lost through a biased judicial system. Read More
Everyone undoubtedly agrees that there is high insecurity in Burundi and people are dying. Everyone also agrees with the notion that the principle role of a government is to create law and order; these should be the principle mandate of CNDD-FDD government and Peter Nkuruziza in particular. Read More
(1) CNDD-FDD or the government in Burundi refused to corporate with Kagame to destabilize Tanzania and the other side of DRC – Uvira using Burundi. The worst thing Nkurunziza and his government or party would do is to betray Tanzania. Read More
RWANDAN PARLIAMENT VOTES FOR CHANGE TO THE CONSTITUTION TO KEEP THE PRESIDENT IN POWER: IS IT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE LAW OF THE JUNGLE?
Background: Never has Rwanda experienced peaceful transfer of power from one ” elected” president to another since independence. Each president that grabs power declares himself the only ” Rwandan capable of ruling”. Each regime comes in power because ” they want to remove power from the dictator and hand the mantle of State power to Read More
Rwanda Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding. In 1994, Rwanda was the site of one the most atrocious genocides in contemporary human history. In the span of 100 days, about 1,000,000 people were killed the majority of whom were Tutsi, resulting in a broken and devastated country. Read More
By Didas Gasana My first editor, Ibrahim Asuman Bisiika, always cautioned me never to make a judgement when the objectivity of my judgement can be called into question. To this i adhered. But to this, i will for a moment go astray today. Read More