Monthly Archives: March 2018

RWANDA : CLOSURE OF CHURCHES MARKS FINAL ASSAULT ON CITIZENS’ LAST LINE OF DEFENCE

The Rwandan people, traumatized by war and crushed by an overload of many socio-economic problems borne out of tyrannical rule, have turned to churches or Mosques in big numbers as their last line of defence against total hopelessness. New independent churches, mainly Pentecostal, have become the only place where citizens can safely express their grievances to someone, God, without fear of arrest. In fact, churches have shielded the regime from popular revolt because by turning their exasperation to God for a solution, they have forgotten to put the regime to task over policies that have brought them the misery that they are experiencing.

RWANDA: AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA – WONDERFUL IDEA BUT NEEDS PEACE, SECURITY, DEMOCRACY AND GOOD POLITICAL GOVERNANCE TO SUCCEED

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The Rwandan political opposition, which is composed of Amahoro People’s Congress – United Democratic Forces (FDU –Inkingi); PDP – Imanzi; PS Imberakuri; Rwanda National Congress (RNC) commends the political will of African Governments to reach an agreement on the establishment of an African Continental free trade area and the protocol on free movement of persons. The benefits are quite evident, and it is indeed long overdue as the process started almost 40 years ago with the signing of the Lagos Plan of Action in 1980 and the adoption of the Abuja treaty in 1991, establishing the African Economic Community which was to culminate in the establishment of an Africa common market. We would like also to thank HE Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger most sincerely for leading this process.

RWANDA: NEW CAMPAIGN OF DEMONIZATION AND ISOLATION OF POLITICAL PRISONER MRS. VICTOIRE INGABIRE

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In recent weeks, we have witnessed a worrying upsurge of a campaign of demonization and isolation of our president and political prisoner, Mrs. Victoire Ingabire, who is serving a prison sentence of 15 years unfairly imposed on her. The judgment pronounced on 24th November 2017 by the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights in Case No. 003/2014 Victoire Ingabire against the Republic of Rwanda has established that her rights have been violated.