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The Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR) warn UN over Kigali’s ‘tactics’

Rwandan Hutu rebels urged the United Nations Tuesday not to succumb to Kigali’s threat to withdraw troops from Sudan if the world body publishes a report accusing the country’s troops of crimes.

The Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR) rebels, based in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, called on the UN to purge its peacekeeping missions of forces it claimed were soiling its image.
The group asked the UN “not to surrender to the manoeuvres, tactics of intimidation and other forms of blackmail that Kigali began to practice… by threatening to withdraw its troops from the UN peacekeeping missions.
“Rather, it’s now or never for the UN to get rid of soldiers that, with hands stained with innocent blood, bring disgrace upon an institution whose mission is to maintain peace in the world,” the FDLR said in a statement.
A draft version of a UN human rights report on the DR Congo accused Rwandan troops of genocide-style massacres in the country in 1996-97.
Infuriated Kigali threatened to pull out its 3,500 troops serving in a UN peacekeeping mission in the Sudan, prompting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to travel to Kigali last week for talks with President Paul Kagame.
The FDLR urge the international community and particularly the UN… to ensure that no one, without exception, of those who have participated in the genocide of Rwandan and Congolese Hutu escape justice,” added the text.
Some FDLR elements have themselves been accused by Kigali of participating in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide in which some 800,000 people were killed.

[AFP]

September 16, 2010   2 Comments

Green Party of Rwanda apologises and says: “We have not accused the Rwandan Government of any involvement in the death of our first Vice President”

Frank Habineza: forced to apologise over assassination of Green Party’s Vice-Chair.

Kigali – During the election campaigns, the Green Party accused the outspoken Education Minister Dr Charles Murigande of claiming their murdered vice president was killed in a car accident. That statement seems to have backfired.

The Green Party leader has now appologised to the Education Minister over the statement.

The genesis of the matter was after Dr. Murigande gave an interview in July to the Germany ARTE Television in which he was denying allegations that government was behind the death of the Green Party Leader.

“When Mr. Haider dies in a road accident, you do not accuse Austria of the murder,” said Dr. Murigande in French, referring to an Austrian opposition politician, to suggest that the Rwandan government cannot be blamed for every death that occurs in the country.

Joerg Haider, whose far-right and anti-foreigner rhetoric once led to months of international isolation for Austria – died in a car accident in October 2008.

However, in a statement on August 11, the Green Party leader Frank Habineza, who had picked the statement out of context, said the party was “much alarmed and disturbed” by Murigande’s comments.

“The Minister claimed that our First Vice President died in a car accident. This is completely wrong and misleading. It never happened. He was murdered and decapitated (his head was almost removed from his body), we have the photos to prove that and ARTE Television has also shown these photos,” said the Green Party in its statement at the time.

The Education Minister has now fired back in a letter on Monday to Frank Habineza – demanding that he review the ARTE Television clip and listen to the comments clearly. Dr. Murigande also demanded an apology or the matter goes to court – as he had been defamed.

The Green Party has heeded to the demands of the senior government minister.

“After re-playing the video web link on that television today and did not find that statement, we humbly regret any inconveniences this may have caused you and do hereby, withdraw our statement made on 11th August 2010, we are also removing that statement from our website and will inform every one that we had informed. We are also posting this statement on our website,” reads a Green Party statement.

“We regret any inconveniences and misconceptions that may have been caused on your name. Honorable Minister, please note that the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda has not accused the Rwandan Government of any involvement in the death of our first Vice President.”

The yet to be registered Green Party also picks on opportunity to “request the Government of Rwanda to quicken the investigations into the death of our First vice President, Andre Kagwa RWISEREKA and bring those criminals to justice as soon as possible.”

September 16, 2010   6 Comments

The tragic consequences of the UK Geo-strategic ambitions and the British Budget Support to Rwandan genocide suspect General Kagame

by UK-Africa.

Summary: The tragic consequences of the UK Geo-strategic ambitions and the British Budget Support to genocide suspect General Kagame

UK Aid That Kills:
UK aid financed Museveni and Kagame’s mass killings, rapes, genocides and war crimes from Uganda to Rwanda; and from Rwanda and Uganda to D.R. Congo.

The Rwandan genocide and 6,000,000 Congolese and Hutu refugees killed are the culminating point of a long UK’s battle to expand their influence to the African Great Lakes Region. Here are some facts as compiled by UK-Africa:

● UK supported Kagame’s guerrilla war by providing military support and money.

● The UK refused to intervene in Rwanda during the genocide to allow Kagame to take power by military means that triggered the genocide.

● Kagame’s fighters and their families were on the Ugandan payroll paid by UK budget support.

● 4 Heads of State assassinated in the francophone African Great Lakes Region.

● 2,000,000 people died in Hutu and Tutsi genocides in Rwanda, Burundi and RD.Congo.

● 600,000 Hutu refugees killed in D.R. Congo, Uganda, Central African Republic and Rep of Congo.

● 6,000,000 Congolese dead.

● 8,000,000 internal displaced people in Rwanda, Burundi and DR. Congo.

● 500,000 permanent Rwandan and Burundian Hutu refugees, and Congolese refugees around the world.

● English language expansion to Rwanda to replace the French language.

● 20,000 Kagame’s fighters paid salaries from the British Budget Support from 1986 to present.

● £500,000 of British taxpayer’s money paid, so far, to Kagame and his cronies through the budget support, SWAPs, Tutsi-dominated parliament, consultancy, British and Tutsi-owned NGOs.

● Kagame has paid back the British aid received to invade Rwanda and to strengthen his political power by joining the East African Community together with Burundi, joining the Commonwealth, imposing the English Language to Rwandans to replace the French language; helping the British to establish businesses and to access to jobs in Rwanda, and to exploit minerals in D.R. Congo.

[UK-Africa]

September 16, 2010   1 Comment