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RWANDA : IMIGABO N’IMIGAMBI BYA PLATEFORME

IMIGABO N’IMIGAMBI BYA PLATEFORME 

1. TURI BANDE?

Plateforme P5 ni urugaga rw’amashyaka n’imitwe ya politiki AMAHORO-PC, FDU – INKINGI, PDP – IMANZI, PS – IMBERAKURI n’ IHURIRO NYARWANDA (RNC); uru rugaga kandi rwakira n’andi mashyaka bahuje imigambi n’amahame remezo.

Plateforme P5 ni urugaga rugaragaza isura y’umuryango nyarwanda. Amashyaka n’imitwe ya politiki arugize ahuje Abanyarwanda b’ingeri zose kandi  b’amoko yose (Abahutu, Abatutsi n’Abatwa) baturuka mu turere twose tw’u Rwanda, kandi baranzwe n’amateka atandukanye yacu nk’Abanyarwanda. Harimo abantu bahoze mu ishyaka rya RPF, abantu bahoze mu yandi mashyaka yakoreraga mu Rwanda kuva mu 1991, ndetse n’abandi bantu batigeze bagira ishyaka na rimwe rya politiki babarizwamo mbere. Hahuriyemo kandi abari abayobozi bakuru ku butegetsi bwa Perezida Paul Kagame na FPR, n’abayobozi b’inzego zitandukanye kugeza ku buyobozi bukuru bwa Leta ya Perezida Juvénal Habyarimana.

RWANDA: KWAMAGANA URUGOMO N’IMVUGO YA GASHOZANTAMBARA

Imyaka ibaye 22 igihugu cyacu kigwiririwe n’amahano yaje kuvamo itsembabwoko n’andi mahano menshi atarahabwa inyito yahitanye ubuzima bw’inzirakarengane zitagira ingano. Nk’uko bisanzwe bigenda buri mwaka, mu gihugu ndetse no mu mahanga hibukwa izo nzirakarengane, kuri benshi tukabibuka bivuye ku mutima tunasaba ko bitazasubira ukundi “Never again“.

Igitangaje kandi kinababaje, ni uko bimaze kuba umuco mubi kuri bamwe mu bayobozi b’igihugu cy’u Rwanda duhereye ku mukuru w’igihugu perezida Pahulo Kagame, bakoresha ibyo bihe nk’uburyo bwo kugaragaza ko batigeze bumva cyangwa ngo bakure amasomo muri ayo mahano yoretse igihugu mu miborogo ku buryo na n’ubu igihugu n’amahanga bigihanganye n’ingaruka byadusigiye.

(Français) RWANDA: AVRIL 2006 – AVRIL 2016 : DIXIEME ANNIVERSAIRE DES FDU-INKINGI

Rien n’est plus souple et plus faible au monde que l’eau.
Pourtant pour attaquer ce qui est dur et fort,
Rien ne la surpasse
Et personne ne pourrait l’égaler ”.

Lao-Tseu Laozi

Il y a 10 ans, les forces démocratiques rwandaises ont décidé de conjuguer leurs efforts pour forcer la dictature rwandaise à ouvrir l’espace politique et à laisser le peuple rwandais jouir de ses droits inaliénables. Leur détermination et ténacité à ne pas céder aux chantages et à la peur de payer l’ultime sacrifice sont incarnées par leur leader, Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, détenue dans la prison-mouroir de Kigali. Disciple de Sun Tzu et de Gandhi, Madame Victoire avec ses collaborateurs ont toujours lutté pour la non-violence et pour la construction d’une plateforme de l’opposition démocratique rwandaise pour offrir aux Rwandais un outil efficace de lutter contre la dictature qui les opprime. Les Forces Démocratiques Unies (FDU-Inkingi) sont nées officiellement le 26 Avril 2006. En ce jour nous rendons hommage à toutes les Rwandaises et à tous les Rwandais qui luttent pour leurs droits fondamentaux et inaliénables.

(Français) RWANDA: LES MEMBRES DE LA PLATEFORME CONDAMNENT LA DIVERSION PERSITANTE DU GENERAL PAUL KAGAME POUR ENVAHIR LA RDC ET LE BURUNDI

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE n. 08.

Lors de la conférence de presse relative à la commémoration du génocide rwandais le 09 Avril 2016, le Président Paul Kagame a déclaré qu’il est impatient d’en découdre avec ceux qui se préparent à attaquer le Rwanda et ceux qui les soutiennent.  Mais plus d’un analyste pensent qu’il lui manque seulement un prétexte pour envahir de nouveau la RDC et le Burundi.  Le rapport des experts de l’ONU  sur le risque de la nouvelle implosion en Afrique Centrale est sans équivoque. C’est dans ce cadre que se placeraient les attaques simulées à Rubavu-Rwanda .

 Press Release N.08

Press Release N.08

During the press conference on the commemoration of the Rwandan genocide on 9th April 2016, President Paul Kagame stated he is eager to do battle with those who are preparing to attack Rwanda and those who support them. But many analysts believe it is, as usual, only a pretext to invade again the DRC and Burundi. The report of UN experts on the risk of a new collapse in Central Africa is unequivocal. This may indeed explains the recent “attacks” in Rubavu-Rwanda.

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE n. 08.

Lors de la conférence de presse relative à la commémoration du génocide rwandais le 09 Avril 2016, le Président Paul Kagame a déclaré qu’il est impatient d’en découdre avec ceux qui se préparent à attaquer le Rwanda et ceux qui les soutiennent.  Mais plus d’un analyste pensent qu’il lui manque seulement un prétexte pour envahir de nouveau la RDC et le Burundi.  Le rapport des experts de l’ONU  sur le risque de la nouvelle implosion en Afrique Centrale est sans équivoque. C’est dans ce cadre que se placeraient les attaques simulées à Rubavu-Rwanda .

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE n. 08.

Lors de la conférence de presse relative à la commémoration du génocide rwandais le 09 Avril 2016, le Président Paul Kagame a déclaré qu’il est impatient d’en découdre avec ceux qui se préparent à attaquer le Rwanda et ceux qui les soutiennent.  Mais plus d’un analyste pensent qu’il lui manque seulement un prétexte pour envahir de nouveau la RDC et le Burundi.  Le rapport des experts de l’ONU  sur le risque de la nouvelle implosion en Afrique Centrale est sans équivoque. C’est dans ce cadre que se placeraient les attaques simulées à Rubavu-Rwanda .

 Press Release N.08

During the press conference on the commemoration of the Rwandan genocide on 9th April 2016, President Paul Kagame stated he is eager to do battle with those who are preparing to attack Rwanda and those who support them. But many analysts believe it is, as usual, only a pretext to invade again the DRC and Burundi. The report of UN experts on the risk of a new collapse in Central Africa is unequivocal. This may indeed explains the recent “attacks” in Rubavu-Rwanda.

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE n. 08.

Lors de la conférence de presse relative à la commémoration du génocide rwandais le 09 Avril 2016, le Président Paul Kagame a déclaré qu’il est impatient d’en découdre avec ceux qui se préparent à attaquer le Rwanda et ceux qui les soutiennent.  Mais plus d’un analyste pensent qu’il lui manque seulement un prétexte pour envahir de nouveau la RDC et le Burundi.  Le rapport des experts de l’ONU  sur le risque de la nouvelle implosion en Afrique Centrale est sans équivoque. C’est dans ce cadre que se placeraient les attaques simulées à Rubavu-Rwanda .

 Press Release N.08

During the press conference on the commemoration of the Rwandan genocide on 9th April 2016, President Paul Kagame stated he is eager to do battle with those who are preparing to attack Rwanda and those who support them. But many analysts believe it is, as usual, only a pretext to invade again the DRC and Burundi. The report of UN experts on the risk of a new collapse in Central Africa is unequivocal. This may indeed explains the recent “attacks” in Rubavu-Rwanda.

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE n. 08.

Lors de la conférence de presse relative à la commémoration du génocide rwandais le 09 Avril 2016, le Président Paul Kagame a déclaré qu’il est impatient d’en découdre avec ceux qui se préparent à attaquer le Rwanda et ceux qui les soutiennent.  Mais plus d’un analyste pensent qu’il lui manque seulement un prétexte pour envahir de nouveau la RDC et le Burundi.  Le rapport des experts de l’ONU  sur le risque de la nouvelle implosion en Afrique Centrale est sans équivoque. C’est dans ce cadre que se placeraient les attaques simulées à Rubavu-Rwanda .

 Press Release N.08

During the press conference on the commemoration of the Rwandan genocide on 9th April 2016, President Paul Kagame stated he is eager to do battle with those who are preparing to attack Rwanda and those who support them.

But many analysts believe it is, as usual, only a pretext to invade again the DRC and Burundi. The report of UN experts on the risk of a new collapse in Central Africa is unequivocal. This may indeed explains the recent “attacks” in Rubavu-Rwanda.

PRESS RELEASE n.08

MEMBERS OF THE PLATFORM CONDEMN THE PAUL KAGAME

PERSISTENT DIVERSION TO INVADE THE DRC AND BURUNDI

  During the press conference on the commemoration of the Rwandan genocide on 9th April 2016, President Paul Kagame stated he is eager to do battle with those who are preparing to attack Rwanda and those who support them. But many analysts believe it is, as usual, only a pretext to invade again the DRC and Burundi. The report of UN experts on the risk of a new collapse in Central Africa is unequivocal. This may indeed explains the recent “attacks” in Rubavu-Rwanda.

PRESS RELEASE n.08

MEMBERS OF THE PLATFORM CONDEMN THE PAUL KAGAME

PERSISTENT DIVERSION TO INVADE THE DRC AND BURUNDI

During the press conference on the commemoration of the Rwandan genocide on 9th April 2016, President Paul Kagame stated he is eager to do battle with those who are preparing to attack Rwanda and those who support them. But many analysts believe it is, as usual, only a pretext to invade again the DRC and Burundi. The report of UN experts on the risk of a new collapse in Central Africa is unequivocal. This may indeed explains the recent “attacks” in Rubavu-Rwanda.

(Français) (English) Rwanda: Donors should ask President Kagame to clear his name over financial scandals of his close associates.

 Press release

Panama Papers have hit the headlines showing a global network of offshore companies that help the wealthy hide their assets from tax authorities, launder the proceeds of criminal activities or conceal misappropriated or politically inconvenient wealth. The dealings were facilitated by a Panama based law firm Mossack Fonseca.

 The scandals include among others Icelandic Prime Minister, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugson, who had an undeclared interest linked to his wife’s wealth. Furthermore, according to the French paper “le Monde”, Syria used Mossack Fonseca to create shell companies to help it break international sanctions and fund its war effort. The Rwandan Minister of Finances Ambassador Claver Gatete, has confirmed that a company called <<Debden Investments Ltd, an offshore company mentioned in the “Panama papers” was established in 1998, by the then transitional Government of Rwanda. It was registered under the names of two close associates of President Kagame. They include Brigadier Gen. Emmanuel Ndahiro and Mr Hatari Sekoko. Emmanuel is a confidant of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, having served as the president’s physician, security adviser and spokesman. He also served as military spokesman when Kagame was Vice President and Minister of Defence from 1994–2000. Ndahiro headed Rwanda’s National Intelligence and Security Services from 2004–2011. In 2015, Kagame promoted him to Brigadier General. Mr Hatari Sekoko became a soldier in 1990 when the RPF started the war and became driver of the family of President Kagame during the war.

The controversial law firm Mossack Fonseca helped the two associates of President Paul Kagame register, in the British Virgin Islands tax haven, a company called, Debden Investments Limited in September 1998, with a registered capital of $50,000.

While Dr Ndahiro has been rising in military ranks since 1998 from Major to General, his associate Hatari is now a big business tycoon. He owns many companies and is Director of Century Park Ltd which is going to construct a multimillion park in Kigali, estimated at $207 million (two hundred and seven million).  The venture will constitute construction of high-end apartments, and will host a five-star Sheraton International Hotel, home villas, up-market apartments and other facilities. The company was recently involved in the construction of Kigali City Tower (a skyscraper) and Marriot Hotel.

He is said to have travelled with the President Kagame nephew Byusa to set a company in Panama “Colina Enterprise”, which subsequently purchased a building from one Bright Grahame Murray for almost £2 million. The building is rented by the Rwandan High Commission in London. He set another company “Repli Investments 29 (pty) Ltd”, a company registered in South Africa under him and Jean Paul Nyirubutama, alleged to be a close relative to the 1stlady Jeannette Kagame. The company was said to own two US$50 million Bombardier Jets, which the Rwandan government rents for the travels of President Paul Kagame.  When this came out to light the two aircrafts changed hands and are said to belong to the ruling party business enterprise “Crystal ventures, the second largest employer after the government, and Mr Hatari is Board member.  The overall boss is President Kagame, chair of the Party. Mr Hatari is believed to be a frontman for President Kagame family businesses.

It is hard to believe that such transactions could escape the attention of the President Kagame or his intelligence services. Therefore, he is not likely to order an investigation against his close associates.

The Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur has resigned while Australia, France and the Netherlands have announced investigations into revelations contained in the papers. A judicial source said Spain had opened a money-laundering probe into the law firm.

The political opposition platform calls on international donors to carry our investigation regarding the possible siphoning of the much needed Rwandan cash to private companies or the evasion of tax by people close to the regime.  We urge also President Kagame to clear his names over allegations of his indirect involvement in these fraudulent dealings.

We would like to recall that has received substantial aid of over $12 billion since President Kagame has been in virtual control of the country, making Rwanda the biggest per capita ODA recipient in East Africa. Rwanda ODA capita was in 2012, $77; Kenya, $61; Tanzania, $59; Burundi, $53, and Uganda, $49.

Done in Washington DC, On  April 8, 2016

Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa

Chair,

Platform

E-mail:ngombwa@gmail.com

Tel:001-240-477-9110

Rwanda-financial-scandals

 Press release

Panama Papers have hit the headlines showing a global network of offshore companies that help the wealthy hide their assets from tax authorities, launder the proceeds of criminal activities or conceal misappropriated or politically inconvenient wealth. The dealings were facilitated by a Panama based law firm Mossack Fonseca.

 The scandals include among others Icelandic Prime Minister, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugson, who had an undeclared interest linked to his wife’s wealth. Furthermore, according to the French paper “le Monde”, Syria used Mossack Fonseca to create shell companies to help it break international sanctions and fund its war effort. The Rwandan Minister of Finances Ambassador Claver Gatete, has confirmed that a company called <<Debden Investments Ltd, an offshore company mentioned in the “Panama papers” was established in 1998, by the then transitional Government of Rwanda. It was registered under the names of two close associates of President Kagame. They include Brigadier Gen. Emmanuel Ndahiro and Mr Hatari Sekoko. Emmanuel is a confidant of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, having served as the president’s physician, security adviser and spokesman. He also served as military spokesman when Kagame was Vice President and Minister of Defence from 1994–2000. Ndahiro headed Rwanda’s National Intelligence and Security Services from 2004–2011. In 2015, Kagame promoted him to Brigadier General. Mr Hatari Sekoko became a soldier in 1990 when the RPF started the war and became driver of the family of President Kagame during the war.

The controversial law firm Mossack Fonseca helped the two associates of President Paul Kagame register, in the British Virgin Islands tax haven, a company called, Debden Investments Limited in September 1998, with a registered capital of $50,000.

While Dr Ndahiro has been rising in military ranks since 1998 from Major to General, his associate Hatari is now a big business tycoon. He owns many companies and is Director of Century Park Ltd which is going to construct a multimillion park in Kigali, estimated at $207 million (two hundred and seven million).  The venture will constitute construction of high-end apartments, and will host a five-star Sheraton International Hotel, home villas, up-market apartments and other facilities. The company was recently involved in the construction of Kigali City Tower (a skyscraper) and Marriot Hotel.

He is said to have travelled with the President Kagame nephew Byusa to set a company in Panama “Colina Enterprise”, which subsequently purchased a building from one Bright Grahame Murray for almost £2 million. The building is rented by the Rwandan High Commission in London. He set another company “Repli Investments 29 (pty) Ltd”, a company registered in South Africa under him and Jean Paul Nyirubutama, alleged to be a close relative to the 1stlady Jeannette Kagame. The company was said to own two US$50 million Bombardier Jets, which the Rwandan government rents for the travels of President Paul Kagame.  When this came out to light the two aircrafts changed hands and are said to belong to the ruling party business enterprise “Crystal ventures, the second largest employer after the government, and Mr Hatari is Board member.  The overall boss is President Kagame, chair of the Party. Mr Hatari is believed to be a frontman for President Kagame family businesses.

It is hard to believe that such transactions could escape the attention of the President Kagame or his intelligence services. Therefore, he is not likely to order an investigation against his close associates.

The Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur has resigned while Australia, France and the Netherlands have announced investigations into revelations contained in the papers. A judicial source said Spain had opened a money-laundering probe into the law firm.

The political opposition platform calls on international donors to carry our investigation regarding the possible siphoning of the much needed Rwandan cash to private companies or the evasion of tax by people close to the regime.  We urge also President Kagame to clear his names over allegations of his indirect involvement in these fraudulent dealings.

We would like to recall that has received substantial aid of over $12 billion since President Kagame has been in virtual control of the country, making Rwanda the biggest per capita ODA recipient in East Africa. Rwanda ODA capita was in 2012, $77; Kenya, $61; Tanzania, $59; Burundi, $53, and Uganda, $49.

Done in Washington DC, On  April 8, 2016
Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa
Chair,
Platform
E-mail:ngombwa@gmail.com
Tel:001-240-477-9110

Rwanda-financial-scandals

 

 Press release

Panama Papers have hit the headlines showing a global network of offshore companies that help the wealthy hide their assets from tax authorities, launder the proceeds of criminal activities or conceal misappropriated or politically inconvenient wealth. The dealings were facilitated by a Panama based law firm Mossack Fonseca. The scandals include among others Icelandic Prime Minister, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugson, who had an undeclared interest linked to his wife’s wealth. Furthermore, according to the French paper “le Monde”, Syria used Mossack Fonseca to create shell companies to help it break international sanctions and fund its war effort. The Rwandan Minister of Finances Ambassador Claver Gatete, has confirmed that a company called <<Debden Investments Ltd, an offshore company mentioned in the “Panama papers” was established in 1998, by the then transitional Government of Rwanda. It was registered under the names of two close associates of President Kagame.They include Brigadier Gen. Emmanuel Ndahiro and Mr Hatari Sekoko. Emmanuel is a confidant of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, having served as the president’s physician, security adviser and spokesman. He also served as military spokesman when Kagame was Vice President and Minister of Defence from 1994–2000. Ndahiro headed Rwanda’s National Intelligence and Security Services from 2004–2011. In 2015, Kagame promoted him to Brigadier General. Mr Hatari Sekoko became a soldier in 1990 when the RPF started the war and became driver of the family of President Kagame during the war.

PLATFORME    AMAHORO PC – FDU INKINGI – PDP IMANZI – PS IMBERAKURI – RWANDA NATIONAL CONGRESS (RNC)

Press release

Panama Papers have hit the headlines showing a global network of offshore companies that help the wealthy hide their assets from tax authorities, launder the proceeds of criminal activities or conceal misappropriated or politically inconvenient wealth. The dealings were facilitated by a Panama based law firm Mossack Fonseca.   The scandals include among others Icelandic Prime Minister, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugson, who had an undeclared interest linked to his wife’s wealth. Furthermore, according to the French paper “le Monde”, Syria used Mossack Fonseca to create shell companies to help it break international sanctions and fund its war effort. The Rwandan Minister of Finances Ambassador Claver Gatete, has confirmed that a company called <<Debden Investments Ltd, an offshore company mentioned in the “Panama papers” was established in 1998, by the then transitional Government of Rwanda. It was registered under the names of two close associates of President Kagame. They include Brigadier Gen. Emmanuel Ndahiro and Mr Hatari Sekoko. Emmanuel is a confidant of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, having served as the president’s physician, security adviser and spokesman. He also served as military spokesman when Kagame was Vice President and Minister of Defence from 1994–2000. Ndahiro headed Rwanda’s National Intelligence and Security Services from 2004–2011. In 2015, Kagame promoted him to Brigadier General. Mr Hatari Sekoko became a soldier in 1990 when the RPF started the war and became driver of the family of President Kagame during the war. The controversial law firm Mossack Fonseca helped the two associates of President Paul Kagame register, in the British Virgin Islands tax haven, a company called, Debden Investments Limited in September 1998, with a registered capital of $50,000. While Dr Ndahiro has been rising in military ranks since 1998 from Major to General, his associate Hatari is now a big business tycoon. He owns many companies and is Director of Century Park Ltd which is going to construct a multimillion park in Kigali, estimated at $207 million (two hundred and seven million).  The venture will constitute construction of high-end apartments, and will host a five-star Sheraton International Hotel, home villas, up-market apartments and other facilities. The company was recently involved in the construction of Kigali City Tower (a skyscraper) and Marriot Hotel. He is said to have travelled with the President Kagame nephew Byusa to set a company in Panama “Colina Enterprise”, which subsequently purchased a building from one Bright Grahame Murray for almost £2 million. The building is rented by the Rwandan High Commission in London. He set another company “Repli Investments 29 (pty) Ltd”, a company registered in South Africa under him and Jean Paul Nyirubutama, alleged to be a close relative to the 1stlady Jeannette Kagame. The company was said to own two US$50 million Bombardier Jets, which the Rwandan government rents for the travels of President Paul Kagame.  When this came out to light the two aircrafts changed hands and are said to belong to the ruling party business enterprise “Crystal ventures, the second largest employer after the government, and Mr Hatari is Board member.  The overall boss is President Kagame, chair of the Party. Mr Hatari is believed to be a frontman for President Kagame family businesses. It is hard to believe that such transactions could escape the attention of the President Kagame or his intelligence services. Therefore, he is not likely to order an investigation against his close associates. The Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur has resigned while Australia, France and the Netherlands have announced investigations into revelations contained in the papers. A judicial source said Spain had opened a money-laundering probe into the law firm. The political opposition platform calls on international donors to carry our investigation regarding the possible siphoning of the much needed Rwandan cash to private companies or the evasion of tax by people close to the regime.  We urge also President Kagame to clear his names over allegations of his indirect involvement in these fraudulent dealings. We would like to recall that has received substantial aid of over $12 billion since President Kagame has been in virtual control of the country, making Rwanda the biggest per capita ODA recipient in East Africa. Rwanda ODA capita was in 2012, $77; Kenya, $61; Tanzania, $59; Burundi, $53, and Uganda, $49. Washington April 8, 2016 Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa Chair, Platform e-mail:ngombwa@gmail.com Tel:001-240-477-9110

(Français) RWANDA: LES FDU INKINGI APPELLENT LES AUTORITES RWANDAISES A LIBERER MADAME ILLUMINEE IRAGENA

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE

 Depuis le 27 mars 2016, la famille de madame Illuminée Iragena est sans nouvelles de cette dernière. Enlevée sur le trajet entre son domicile et son lieu de travail, madame Iragena, titulaire de la carte d’identité numéro 1197570007371075, laisse 4 enfants en bas âge, seuls et sans soins, son mari étant absent pour cause de sécurité. Sa famille a adressé une lettre aux autorités policières, pour aviser de cette disparition, mais comme à l’accoutumée, ces dernières gardent un mutisme total.