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Oct
31

Rwanda: Former Aide to Victoire Ingabire Refuses to Falsely Testify

Olivier Rukundo, a Rwandan PhD student in China will soon see his scholarship terminated, his new Rwandan passport request denied. His own embassy is negotiating his deportation to Rwanda, Olivier told newspaper Umuvugizi. According to the newspaper, he has been under constant pressure…

Oct
31

Andre Kagwa Rwisereka’s Family Speaks

Democratic Green Party Vice-President Mr Andre Kagwa Rwisereka was found murdered last July 2010. Throughout this difficult moment, his family had remained quiet about their father’s passing but have now chosen to express and share with the rest of Rwandans and friends, their…

Oct
31

Reasons Not to Be Victoire Ingabire’s Supporter

Many people often join rallies around the world (mainly in Europe and USA) to protest for the release of Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, the chairperson of the yet-to-be registered Rwandan opposition political party FDU, who is currently incarcerated in Rwandan jail. To many, Victoire Ingabire…

Oct
31

Rwandan students overseas forced to join Rwandan spy networks

This summer, from 29th July 2013 to 10th August 2013, young Rwandan students abroad under the government scholarship have been forced to return to Rwanda and spend their summer holidays in a military and intelligence training programme. Around 267 students studying abroad traveled to…

Oct
31

Rwanda: Use of Child Soldiers is Finally Beginning to Catch up

The RPF has used child soldiers known as “kadogo” or “little ones” for more than two decades now with no consequence for such a violation of international law, which Rwanda is signatory to. Recently, such a practice is beginning to catch up with authorities in…

Oct
31

The Fall of M23 – A Very Expensive Loss to Many

Before its defeat, M23 was seating on a very profitable business of the conflict mineral resource trade in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, smuggling tons worth hundreds of millions dollars out of the eastern Congo every year. The defeat…

Oct
31

Schiermonnikoog – Fun for the Whole Family

Schiermonnikoog – Fun for the Whole Family. The West Frisian island of Schiermonnikoog features a beautiful beach and is home to the first national park in the Netherlands. Hidden away from other tourist areas of the country, Schiermonnikoog only receives around 300,000 visitors…

Oct
31

Nyamwasa Verdict: “The attempted murder was politically motivated

The Judge stated in court that the attempted murder of Nyamwasa was politically motivated and emanated from a group of people in Rwanda. In the case of the attempted assassination attempt on Kayumba Nyamwasa in 2010, the court has announced its decision today.…

Oct
31

Thousands Congolese people are saying: “no one touches the constitution !”

Thousands of people protested in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, calling on President Joseph Kabila to respect his country’s constitution and step down when his second elected term ends in 2016. A march in Kinshasa was peaceful but protesters in Goma,…

Oct
31

Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth

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Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth Millions of Congolese have lost their lives in a conflict that the United Nations describes as the deadliest in the world since World War Two. United States allies, Rwanda and Uganda, invaded in 1996 the Congo…