Monthly Archives: May 2014

Rwanda: Police must be held accountable for the soaring disappearance rate

Paris, May 22nd, 2014

These past few months, a number of reports that the police failed to respond to the wave of disappearances of an astounding number of civilians in different parts of Rwanda have reached an alarming level. Most of these cases occurred in Rubavu District in Western Province, Musanze District in Northern Province and Nyarugenge District in Kigali City Province. The role of the police and other security forces must be fully investigated. They need to take stock of their inability to solve many serious crimes and summary executions committed by their members.

Reliable information indicates that most of the people gone missing have been abducted by police officers and operatives of secret services on suspicion of collaborating with the FDLR, a Rwandan armed group based in Eastern DRC. In some cases, the whereabouts of the victims are still unknown since March 2014. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has investigated some of these cases and has recently reported that it has received information that some of the people who were forcibly disappeared were detained by Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) and believes that they may be in military custody. The Rwandan military has denied.

Rwanda: Letter of congratulations to President Jacob Zuma, on the commending victory of ANC in South Africa’s general elections

RWANDA
Amahoro People’s Congress – FDU-INKINGI – Rwanda National Congress

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May 10th , 2014

Letter of congratulations to President Jacob Zuma, on the commending victory of ANC in South Africa’s general elections.

H.E. President Jacob Zuma
President of the Republic of South Africa
Union Buildings
Private Bag X1000,
Pretoria,
0001
South Africa

His Excellency,

On behalf of the Rwandan political platform FDU – Inkingi, Rwanda National Congress (RNC) and Amahoro People’s Congress, we extend sincere congratulations on the landslide victory of ANC in the 7 May 2014 national elections. South Africa has again chosen your party, African National Congress, to preside over its destiny for another term. Your tireless leadership, extraordinary dedication and wisdom have raised immense hope in your country and in the whole Africa during this period of a radically changing continent with enormous challenges. And you were the right person to lead your party to this commanding victory.