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Rwanda: FDU-Inkingi Provisional Executive Committee

Meet the members of the provisional executive committee as appointed by the yet-to-be-registered opposition political party FDU-Inkingi on 12 March 2010:

Victoire Ingabire - Chair FDU-Inkingi

Victoire Ingabire - Chair FDU-Inkingi

Boniface Twagirimana - Vice-President FDU-Inkingi

Boniface Twagirimana - Vice-President FDU-Inkingi

Sylvain Sibomana - Secretary General FDU-Inkingi

Sylvain Sibomana - Secretary General FDU-Inkingi

Alice Muhirwa - Treasurer FDU-Inkingi

Alice Muhirwa - Treasurer FDU-Inkingi

Gratien Nsabiyaremye - Youth and Community Development

Gratien Nsabiyaremye - Youth and Community Development

Madeleine Mukamana - FDU-Inkingi - Social Affairs, Human Rights and Gender

Madeleine Mukamana - FDU-Inkingi - Social Affairs, Human Rights and Gender

Pascal Ntirenganya - FDU-Inkingi - Economic Affairs

Pascal Ntirenganya - FDU-Inkingi - Economic Affairs

March 15, 2010   2 Comments

Rwanda: Armed Robbers Wound 18 People in Bugesera

Kigali: – 18 people have been wounded tonight by a gang of armed robbers in a night attack in Kindama (Bugesera), reports Radio Rwanda.  Some gang members are said to have traveled from Kigali. 4 people have already been arrested by Police.

March 15, 2010   No Comments

Rwanda President Kagame Visits His Son At The US Military Academy

President Kagame with his children after they completed “Ingando” last year. Ivan Cyomoro on his left

President Kagame with his children after they completed “Ingando” last year. Ivan Cyomoro on his left

WEST POINT, N.Y. – President Kagame went to West Point (United States of America) March 13 to visit his son Ivan Cyomoro who is a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Ivan is a member of the West Point Class of 2013.

Plebe-Parent Weekend is one of the few reprieves that plebe, or freshmen, cadets enjoy in their rigorous 47-month experience at West Point. Among the many faces to visit their cadets and tour the historic grounds was Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda.

President Kagame tours US Military Academy at West Point 13 March 2010

President Kagame tours US Military Academy at West Point 13 March 2010

During the Plebe-Parent Banquet in the evening inside the Cadet Mess Hall, President Kagame addressed an audience of cadets, their visiting families, faculty and staff at the academy, including Brigadier General William E. Rapp, the Commandant of Cadets.

In his speech, the president directly addressed the challenges of maintaining security and international relations amid the global threat of terrorism. Though they may appear persistent, Kagame believes there is no reason why a common understanding on sustainable solutions cannot be achieved between nations.
“Security can no longer be perceived solely [through] sovereign state affairs,” said Kagame. “What affects one nation has inevitable consequences on others.”

Kagame shared with the class a number of concepts directed toward preserving national security. He promoted the adopting of a holistic concept of human security, in which all “citizens [who] are hungry, uneducated, susceptible to preventable diseases and jobless” deserve equal assistance.”

The president also advocated addressing the root causes of conflict rather than its symptoms. Many international conflicts remain unresolved because in many cases, symptoms like refugee crisis are treated instead of causes related to government.

In order to promote cooperation between nations, Kagame called for enhanced international response to attacks of terrorism and genocide. He cited that appreciation of sustainable development and adaptation to the changing character of warfare are also strengths in maintaining national security.

During his search for a college his son could attend, Kagame found many prestigious institutions with high academic standards. However, Kagame praised West Point for producing graduates who accomplished great things by following MacArthur’s words of, “duty, honor and country.”

There is something additional and crucial you get if you go to West Point,” Kagame told the nearly 3,000 people in attendance. “This school develops people into leaders.

At the conclusion of his speech, Kagame was presented with a cadet saber, a token of thanks from the Class of 2013 for taking the time to share his personal leadership insights.

“West Point continues to prepare leaders who area capable of facing both contemporary and future challenges for their country,” said Kagame. “I believe that the Class of 2013 [has] at their disposal everything they need to succeed.”

Sgt. Vincent Fusco in dvidshub.net

March 15, 2010   58 Comments