Monthly Archives: November 2015

(Français) Droit de réponse à article de presse « Rwanda : l’aventure ambiguë de Victoire Ingabire » de M. Mehdi Ba de Jeune Afrique

Votre article« Rwanda : l’aventure ambiguë de Victoire Ingabire » du 25/11/2015 contient trop d’amalgames et transpire votre partisannerie toujours affichée pour la dictature de Paul Kagame. Au cours des audiences, Victoire Ingabire a prouvé, au-delà de tout doute raisonnable, que les charges retenues contre elles n’étaient étayées par aucune preuve ni un quelconque fait vérifiable. Ce qui révèle un procès purement politique.

Votre article« Rwanda : l’aventure ambiguë de Victoire Ingabire » du 25/11/2015 contient trop d’amalgames et transpire votre partisannerie toujours affichée pour la dictature de Paul Kagame. Au cours des audiences, Victoire Ingabire a prouvé, au-delà de tout doute raisonnable, que les charges retenues contre elles n’étaient étayées par aucune preuve ni un quelconque fait vérifiable. Ce qui révèle un procès purement politique.

Votre article« Rwanda : l’aventure ambiguë de Victoire Ingabire » du 25/11/2015 contient trop d’amalgames et transpire votre partisannerie toujours affichée pour la dictature de Paul Kagame. Au cours des audiences, Victoire Ingabire a prouvé, au-delà de tout doute raisonnable, que les charges retenues contre elles n’étaient étayées par aucune preuve ni un quelconque fait vérifiable. Ce qui révèle un procès purement politique.

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 place at a crucial point in the political development of Rwanda.  This meeting will be an acid test of the serious commitment of EU and AU to the universality of human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IS NOT POSSIBLE WITHOUT TRUE RECONCILIATION AND DEMOCRACY “IN RWANDA”, WHICH ARE PREREQUISITE FOR PEACE AND SECURITY.

AFRIKADAG Amsterdam November 7, 2015

By Ndereyehe Charles, Chairperson  task-Force Highly Included Inter-Rwandese Dialogue (HIIRD).

Paper presentation abstract:

The current situation in Rwanda reveals many signs and conditions similar to those which led to previous conflicts that culminated in the Rwandan genocide. We encourage Rwandans and friends of Rwanda to do everything possible to prevent the recurrence of a new conflict.

There is a general consensus in Africa and elsewhere that the future stability and sustainable economic development of the continent depends on building strong institutions and not strong men.

What we have been witnessing in the Great Lakes Region, is that instead of promoting democratic values, the use of violence to access political power or simply to settle political disputes has been glorified and rewarded. In terms of realpolitik, it will be extremely difficult in the long term to count on a regime that depends on repression and external aggression to maintain itself in power.  It will be very difficult to stop the tide of history against tyranny.  We need put together efforts aimed at pre-empting a worse tragedy and to lay a solid ground for a better future for Rwanda. Democratic governance, the rule of law and equal opportunity are the only long term guarantees of personal security, stability and economic development in Rwanda and in the region.

It is our very considered view that the root cause of the human catastrophe in the Great Lakes region is the absence of a democratic form of government.  History has shown that democratic governance is so far, though not a panacea, the best mechanism for a peaceful management of the naturally divergent interests and societal grievances through legitimate channels: parliament, dynamic civil society, free media and party activity.  Indeed, history has shown that violence is more likely in undemocratic systems and those systems have a tendency to be aggressive against neighbours in order to divert attention from internal problems.  Rwanda is a good case study. The discussion will explore the means and ways to find out the lasting solution to political crisis in Rwanda.

Rwandan Civil Society and Political Organizations in diaspora (RCSPO) are convinced that it is imperative to hold a Highly Inclusive Inter-Rwandan Dialogue (HIIRD) in Rwanda for effective reconciliation, peace and sustainable development in the African Great Lakes region. HIIRD must be peaceful and respectful of the co-existence that reflects the fundamental human right to live for all Rwandans in order to build trust between Rwandan ethnic groups, a prerequisite for an effective reconciliation.

Through such dialogue, representatives of the various sections of society would agree on the mechanisms of good governance and management of power through constitutional arrangements that would ensure personal security and dignity of each and every Rwandan. The process should lead to a restoration of democracy and genuine reconciliation in which all citizens enjoy equal rights in all the sectors of national life and where interests and solidarity are defined on the basis of political programme ideas that are shared and rather than on the basis of ethnicity or area of origin.

This approach matches exactly with “Foundation Max van der Stoel” vision on Dialogue. (“Ons ideaal: een geïnformeerde samenleving waarin iedereen zich een mening kan vormen op basis van lotsverbondenheid: Our vision: an informed society in which everyone can form an opinion based on solidarity”). Therefore, we would like to request Netherlands to support this initiative.

A positive action on the part of the Netherlands in supporting the Rwandese initiative to install a democratic system and the rule of law in Rwanda would greatly enhance political stability in Rwanda and the region and promote the Netherlands image abroad and economic and political interests.

 

Rwanda :There will be Rwanda after Kagame

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/11/there-will-be-rwanda-after-kagame/

 

Rwanda: Will Canada condemn Rwanda’s brutality at home and abroad?

Rwanda’s tragic history and predatory governance have been devastating for refugees. The West has enabled the government’s witch-hunts and has made things worse.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/op-ed-will-canada-condemn-rwanda-s-brutality-at-home-and-abroad/article/448585#ixzz3qugXC2Au

 

Rwanda : Congratulatory message to H.E. John P J Magufuli, President-elect of United Republic of Tanzania

H E John P J Magufuli

President Elect of the United Republic of Tanzania

 

Dar-es Salaam

 

Brussels, 29th October 2015

 

Your Excellency, 

The Rwandan opposition political platform, composed of political organisations Amahoro PC, FDU-Inkingi, PDP- Imanzi, PS Imberakuri and Rwanda National Congress- RNC has learnt with great satisfaction your election as the next President of the United Republic of Tanzania.

We would like to seize this great opportunity to extend to your Excellency, our warmest congratulations and to wish you every success in the great task of taking Tanzania to greater heights in terms of national unity, prosperity of her people and in maintaining her position as an anchor of regional stability in a politically unstable region. We would also like to extend our sincere congratulations to the CCM Party for the renewed confidence and trust by the people of Tanzania to spearhead their aspirations for a great future.