Yearly Archives: 2014

FDU-INKINGI: Best Wishes 2015

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Dear Members and Friends of FDU Inkingi

Fellow Rwandans, friends of Rwanda

On the occasion of Christmas and New Year 2015 celebrations, I would like to convey to you on behalf of our Party FDU-Inkingi and of its President, Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza still languishing unjustly party in prison, my best wishes to you, your families and your loved ones.

Rwandan General Accused of Supervising Death Squad Leaves UN

Article from Foreignpolicyjournal :

http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2014/12/13/rwandan-general-accused-of-supervising-death-squad-leaves-un/

 

Rwanda: “Rwanda the Untold Story” Letter of Mr Justin Bahunga to BBC

Mr. Tony Hall,

Director-General of the BBC,

Broadcasting House,

Portland Place,
London, W1A 1AA

 

Dear Mr Hall

I am writing to you for 4 reasons : 1)  to thank the BBC for its courageous stand to broadcast the documentary : Rwanda the Untold Story to allow all shades of opinion to be heard, however some may seem controversial,  a hallmark of a democratic system and protection of the citizen against tyrannical rule 2)  to appreciate the pressure that you will have to endure because you will have attacked very powerful interests in the academic, political and business circles  who have thrived on the monopoly of their narrative and conceptual framework about the Rwandan conflict  3)  to express my total dismay at experts who try to use a Rwandan national grief and tragedy, genocide against Tutsi,  to protect the monopoly of being called experts on the Rwandan  conflict 4) I shall make comments on the main charge sheet of the experts “scholars, scientists, researchers, journalists and historians (strange that no Rwandan is included in the list) against the BBC.

US express strong support to Rwanda Media commission

Posted by Great Lakes Voice Editor
November 05, 2014
In: News
Written by Staff Writer
Email: newsdesk@greatlakesvoice.com

Photo: Ambassador Koran speaking to the press (Picture GLV).

Kigali, Rwanda ==United States of America’s Ambassador Donard W. Koran has expressed strong support to Rwanda Media Commission, the Media Self Regulatory body, saying: “Democracy and freedom of speech goes hand in hand.”

During Koran’s visit to Rwanda Media Commission [RMC] on Wednesday morning, he said it was part of showing support and appreciating steps taken by the body. He commended RMC for the work done since it was established last year.

SABC News: Kagame’s Worrying Human Rights abuses worldwide

SABC News: Kagame’s Worrying Human Rights abuses worldwide

 

British development aid ‘success’ model turned to be a mirage

By René Claudel Mugenzi
Mytelegraph
OCTOBER 20TH, 2014 5:15

The current and previous British governments have portrayed Rwanda as a successful development story that has used effectively British aid money to achieve a rapid economic transformation after a terrible genocide.

Rwanda’s Untold Story. A reply to “38 scholars, scientists, researchers, journalists and historians” – By Filip Reyntjens

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Rwanda:Dispatches: Lifting the Lid on Rwandan Repression

By David Mepham
21 October 2014

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, who is giving a speech at London’s Chatham House today, is viewed by his admirers as the man who saved the nation – who brought stability and rapid economic development to a country devastated by genocide now 20 years ago. Tony Blair, the former British prime minister who advises the Rwandan government, has talked of Kagame’s “visionary leadership,” while former US president Bill Clinton has described him as “one of the greatest leaders of our time.” But these admirers – and others – seem to be willfully ignoring the darker side of Kagame’s record in office.

MY ANALYSIS OF Ms. MELVERN, THE THIRTY-EIGHT RESEARCHERS AND JOUNALISTS’ REBUTTAL OF RWANDA’S UNTOLD STORY BBC DOCUMENTARY

http://www.therwandan.com/blog/my-analysis-of-ms-melvern-the-thirty-eight-researchers-and-jounalists-rebuttal-of-rwandas-untold-story-bbc-documentary/

 

RWANDA: URGENT CALL FOR AN INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION INTO ATROCITIES ALLEGEDLY COMMITTED BY THE REGIME OF GENERAL PAUL KAGAME

FDU-INKINGI calls upon the international community to order an independent international investigation into the recent discovery of bodies wrapped in plastic sacks floating in the Lake Rweru in the north-eastern Burundi bordering Rwanda. Local residents have said that they had seen around 45 bodies during the months of July and August 2014 in the lake. They revealed that the bodies came down from a tributary river flowing from Rwanda, an overflow from the Akagera River. It was also revealed that thousands of bodies wrapped in sacks with heavy weights attached to them could have been thrown into the Akagera River and might never be recovered.

The allegations are based on the fact that thousands of people have disappeared in Rwanda since the beginning of July this year according to local residents who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of Rwandan government reprisals. Contacted authorities in Burundi expressed fears for pointing a finger at their powerful neighbour Rwanda. Suspicions aimed at finger pointing the Rwandan government were heightened following an incident in which an unidentified group of people “aboard several boats”, crossed the Lake Rweru on the night of September 21 to 22, with intent to steal the bodies. The group suspected to be Rwandan security agents, were chased away by Burundi security services [1]. Since then the Burundi army is guarding the area where some of the bodies were buried while awaiting for an investigation.

Rwanda: Victoire Ingabire has filed a complaint against the Government of Rwanda to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Sentenced to 15 years in prison on December 13, 2013 and incarcerated ever since at the infamous Kigali Maximum Security prison, the Chairperson of the democratic opposition party FDU-Inkingi, Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, has just filed an appeal to this pan African court based in Arusha, Tanzania.

In her file, Ms. Victoire Ingabire asks the Honourable Court:

Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa’s letter to the BBC

Mr. Tony Hall,
Director-General of the BBC,
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
London. W1A 1AA

October 14, 2014.

Dear Mr. Hall,

I am writing to express my deep gratitude to BBC for the courageous undertaking to produce and broadcast the documentary, Rwanda’s Untold Story. As you have witnessed in the last few days since the broadcast, the documentary has provoked strong passions on either side of the Rwanda debate, thus confirming that BBC’s endeavor has responded to an un-met need for dialogue and debate in contemporary Rwandan society. Despite relentless noise from President Paul Kagame’s brutal dictatorship, both open and disguised, BBC should be proud that it has made a contribution to Rwanda’s search for the whole truth upon which a safe and shared future for all Rwandans must be built.

Burundi says 40 corpses found in lake were Rwandans

WORLD NEWS-REUTERS
Tue, Oct 14 11:30 AM EDT
By Patrick Nduwimimana

BUJUMBURA (Reuters) – The general prosecutor of Burundi said on Tuesday that an investigation into 40 bodies found in a lake on the border with Rwanda has concluded that the dead were Rwandans, even though Rwanda has previously denied this.

The bodies, some wrapped in plastic, were discovered on the Burundian side of Lake Rweru in August. Their origin, who they were and how they died remains shrouded in mystery. No credible theories have been offered either by officials or local media.

The BBC and the Rwandan Genocide

Published 11 October 2014 by Telesur

The untold story is that of the crimes committed by the winners in the Rwandan civil war, and especially the crimes committed by the biggest winner who took all, Kagame, Rwanda’s president for the past 20 years.

At the beginning of October 2014, the BBC aired a documentary called Rwanda: The Untold Story. The outlet, the BBC, and the producer and presenter, Jane Corbin, don’t just possess impeccable mainstream credentials – they define the mainstream in the West. The one hour documentary is intended for a British audience, and Britain is a bigger supporter of Rwanda and its ruler, Paul Kagame, than even the US. Up until now, in Western media, scholarship, and commentary, the Hutus as a community have been held solely responsible for the Rwandan genocide of 1994, and Kagame held up as Rwanda’s savior. The titular untold story is that of the crimes committed by the winners in the Rwandan civil war, and especially the crimes committed by the biggest winner who took all, Kagame, Rwanda’s president for the past 20 years.

Rwanda in dilemma over financing for key projects

By BERNA NAMATA, The EastAfrican

Posted Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 16:03

IN SUMMARY

Dwindling resources have forced the government to borrow from the domestic market making it difficult for the private sector to access credit.
Government is expected to adjust its spending in line with available resources.

Rwanda faces a dilemma of mobilising resources in the coming months to complete key strategic investments, particularly in infrastructure.

The government is seeking to finance key projects in priority areas such as water, energy and transport.

This is because while aid to the country has been fully restored following delayed donor aid disbursements in 2012, it remains insufficient.

BBC Documentary: Rwanda’s Untold Story – Rwandan community in UK reacts with gratefulness

BY GLOBAL CAMPAIGN FOR RWANDANS’ HUMAN RIGHTS
OCTOBER 6, 2014 7:47 AM

The Rwandan community in UK represented by diverse community groups, survivors associations, human rights organisations and political organisations expressed gratefulness to BBC for having produced and broadcasted a programme that enrich open debate on what happened in Rwanda during the Genocide and during the last 20 years.