Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Rwandan people aspire to elect their representatives freely in parliament that is not subservient to the RPF regime

Kigali, August 21, 2013.

On 16 September 2013, sham elections will take place in Rwanda. As usual, under the RPF regime, the elections are characterized by widespread intimidation where voters are forced to vote for the candidates appointed by the ruling party. No opposition party is allowed to participate in the elections. The candidates of the political party PS-Imberakuri who were presented by the authorized official, Mr. Alexis Bakunzibake, the first Vice-President of the Party, were rejected in favor of the candidates, unknown in the Party, who were handpicked by the current regime. The few candidates who dare to show some level of independence are harassed. It is important to recall that these elections are taking place while all of the leaders of the opposition parties are in prison. They include, Ms. Victoire Ingabire, the Chairperson of FDU-Inkingi, Mr. Deo Mushayidi of PDP-Imanzi and Mr. Bernard Ntaganda of PS-Imberakuri.

RWANDAN OPPOSITION CONDOLENCES FOR THE DEATH OF DUTCH PRINCE FRISO

12 August 2013.

Members of the Rwandan community, in Rwanda and in exile, are in deep grief to know about the untimely death of the Dutch Prince Friso.

On behalf of members of the Rwandan opposition organisations AMAHORO People’s Congress, FDU-INKINGI and Rwanda National Congress (RNC), we would like to express our deepest condolences to King Willem-Alexander, the Dutch royal family, the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and to the Dutch people”. Our prayers to God are particularly with his wife Princess Mabel and their beloved children to get strength to bear this irrecoverable loss.

Sincerely,

Dr. Nkiko Nsengimana

Coordinator

FDU-Inkingi

Lausanne, Switzerland

Etienne Masozera

President

AMAHORO People’s Congress

Ottawa, Canada

Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa

Coordinator

Rwanda National Congress (RNC)

Washington DC, USA

Condolences for the death of Dutch Prince Friso

 

Rwanda: The population forced to make contributions to fund farcical parliamentary elections.

Kigali August 6, 2013

 

The RPF regime INKOTANYI is in full gear preparing parliamentary elections on September 16,2013 in which no individual or party critical of the regime will take part. Leaders of key opposition parties are in jail for politically motivated reasons. These include the chair of FDU-Inkingi Mrs Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, Bernard Ntaganda, chair of PS Imberakuri, Deo Mushayidi of Chair PDP/Imanzi Party etc. To add insult to injury, the henchmen of the regime are busy putting pressure on the population to pay dues to finance the so-called elections.

The impoverished people who are already complaining of lack of financial resources to meet repeated demands for financial contribution are yet being asked to dig deeper in their empty pockets to make contributions to fund the elections. They have no choice but to find the money otherwise they would be accused of opposing government policy and of lack of patriotism, something that has serious consequences from the regime but also exacerbates their frustration and resentment. Every citizen 18 years of age and unemployed must pay a contribution of 500FRW and 2000FRW 10 000 Rwf if one is employed or is a trader. This means that the unemployed has to sell his/her possessions including food crops, or farm animals to get the money.

Rwanda: The political space is still closed

Kigali, August 1st, 2013.

On July 31, 2013, the Rwandan Minister of Local Government officially presented to the “Rwanda Governance Board-RGB”, a State institution in charge of governance, the document granting its powers on registration of political parties. On this occasion, Minister James Musoni said that it was evidence that there was democracy in Rwanda. The political party FDU-INKINGI is far from sharing this opinion for the following reasons: