Monthly Archives: January 2017


On January 17, 2017, the 1st Vice President of the Rwandan United Democratic Forces (FDU-Inkingi), Boniface Twagirimana, was summoned to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and interrogated for a whole day for being the source of two articles that appeared in local newspapers and in social media, accusing security forces of extra judicial killings. The articles reported the death of the late Mugisha of Karongi District shot dead by members of the Rwandan army around 9 o’clock in the morning of the 1st of January 2017, after being arrested for stealing a goat and the death of the late Sekanabo Janvier, Kabuga cell, and Rusororo sector near Kigali, shot by police after his arrest.  He was alleged to have resisted the redistribution of his father’s land.

Rwanda: Denunciation of frequent killings of unarmed civilians by security services

On January 1, 2017, while people all over the world were celebrating the New Year’s Day, the trigger-happy men of the Rwandan army based in Ruhengeri celebrated the New Year’s Day in a despicable style by shooting dead Mr. Mugisha on suspicion of having stolen a goat. In Rwanda, human life has become so cheap that stealing a goat or a bunch of green bananas is punishable by death.

The late Mugisha, son of Mr. Yadusoneye Augustin and Mrs. Kakuze Emerthe of Rwimpongo Village , Ruragwe Cell,  Rubengera Sector and Karongi District was shot dead by members of the rwandan army around 9am following his arrest for stealing a goat.


HE Donald Trump

President-Elect of the United States of America

November 8, 2016

Your Excellency,

On behalf of the Rwandan political opposition platform composed of political organizations Amahoro-PC, FDU-Inkingi, PDP-Imanzi, PS-Imberakuri and RNC-Ihuriro, I would like to convey to you our congratulations on your victory in election to the highest Office of a great nation, the United States of America. The Rwandan political opposition is delighted by your pledge to do the best for your people and for peace and stability in the world. I sincerely congratulate you and send you our best wishes for your every success and wisdom in discharging the important duties that are attached to your position. I am confident that the trust placed in you by the citizens of the United States of America will inspire you to promote the unity of your country, leading it on the path of prosperity.

I hope that your coming into office will generate more interest and commitment to working with dynamic and democratic forces in Africa that have been struggling to end dictatorship, impunity and the absence of the rule of law that have held back African economic development and peace. This has led to brain hemorrhage to the rest of the world.

In particular, we are counting on your leadership to pre-empt any new political violence in Rwanda which all political analysts predict, in case the current violent dictator, President Kagame, is allowed to maintain his repressive system of government till 2034. Indeed, such analysis is echoed in the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Freedom of assembly and association (2014) Mr. Maina Kiai that “a society without room for critical voices to speak freely and peacefully is unsustainable” adding that “the fear of a new genocide cannot be invoked to impede fundamental freedoms in any society, which in fact are necessary to prevent conflicts and genocide”

The Rwandan dictatorial regime is now notorious for cracking down on civil society, imprisoning peaceful reformers, silencing legitimate dissent, and enacting legislation that violates the freedoms of association, speech, and press. It has created the biggest number ever of Rwandan refugees.

Our political platform is sincerely look forward to working with your government to bring democracy, peace and development in the Great Lakes region and in Rwanda which has become the epicenter of regional destabilization.

Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Jean Damascene Munyampeta

Chair of the Rwanda Opposition Platform


Tel: +32 488 96 37 65