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Do Rwandan Tutsi dissidents Kayumba Nyamwasa, Karegeya and RUD-Urunana collaborate with FDLR?

No Documented Collaboration Among Kayumba Nyamwasa, Karegeya RUD-Urunana and FDLR, UN Experts Says

In their interim report published on June 7, 2011 and presented in front of the United Nations Sanctions Committee, the UN Panel of experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)  have rejected Rwandan Government’s allegations accusing two exiled Tutsi military leaders General Kayumba Nyamwasa and Colonel Karegeya of collaborating with the Hutu rebel groups of  Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR) and  Rally for Unity and Democracy (RUD-Urunana).

The Group would like to clarify that, contrary to reports in the Rwandan press, the Group’s final report in November 2010 did not document any substantial links with, or material support to, FDLR by the Rwandan dissidents Colonel Patrick Karegeya and Lieutenant General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, aside from a potential emissary who may have visited armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo in February 2010, ” the UN experts said.

On January 21, 2011, during a summit of the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries (Communauté économique des pays des Grands Lacs, CEPGL) in Kigali,  Rwandan Government officials had alleged that “an alliance between armed groups operating in Rutshuru, with the alleged support of Rwandan dissidents Lieutenant General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa and Colonel Patrick Karegeya, had the potential to destabilize the whole region

The UN Experts added that  RUD Urunana leaders denied any collaboration between RUD-Urunana and FDLR or RUD-Urunana and  Rwandan National Congress (RNC), a political organization linked to the two exiled Tutsi high ranking officers. RUD-Urunana and another  Rwandan Tutsi rebel group, the Rally for the Rwandan People (RPR) form the National Democartic Congress (NDC).

The experts said: “At the outset of its mandate, the Group met with the Secretary-General of RUD, Félicien Kanyamibwa, and its spokesperson Augustin Dakuze, who sought to respond to the Group’s final report of 2010 (S/2010/596). They denied any responsibility for events ending the Kasiki demobilization process in February 2009, instead blaming its failure on alleged attacks by Rwandan forces, the outcome of a visit to assess conditions in Rwanda in January 2009 and the rapprochement between the Governments of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They also disavowed political connections with FDLR or the Rwandan National Congress.” (see also AfroAmerica Network article: UN Security Council Meet Rwandan Opposition Leaders of February 9, 2011)

However, the UN Experts confirmed that Tribert Rujugiro, a Rwandan Tutsi magnate and a personnal advisor to the Rwandan dictator  General Paul Kagame was funding the Congolese rebels of the CNDP.  According the the UN Experts: “the Group gathered testimony from numerous CNDP officers that Mr. Rujugiro provided support to their movement. These allegations were confirmed by at least three independent sources.“  The UN Experts also confirmed that Tribert Rujugiro is a Congolese, not a Rwandan because  ”in contrast, the documents annexed as “Exhibit L”, pertaining to the lands owned and acquired by Mr. Rujugiro, all indicate that Mr. Rujugiro was born on 4 August 1941 in the locality of Jomba, which is in Rutshuru Territory, North Kivu Province, and that he has Congolese nationality. These documents are duly dated and signed.”

A final report from the UN Group of Experts will be issued in November 2011.

[AfroAmerica Network]

3 comments

1 ismail { 06.15.11 at 10:20 am }

so sad after having swallowed all those lies from Rwanda government for such a long period.

2 Waruziko { 06.24.11 at 5:06 am }

Njyewe abayobozi ba leta yacu ndabamenyereye ntabwo njyapfa kumiga ibyo bavuze byose ntabanje gukanja ngo mvane mo imizi n’amagufa.
aah! I should have used English: I know very well our leaders of rwandan regime, I never swallow their words without having chewed them removed the bones and so on from them.

3 Rugema { 06.27.11 at 2:43 am }

The confused regime of criminal who concot left and right to justfy their spirt of man eatorism! But President Kagame where will be your end? do you think you will not die? why do you keep on killing your fellow nationals as if you dont have the some end? I wish you can see what is on king of kings or if you could have seen the end Sadam the lord of Babiron! Stop following your national refugees to exterminate them dont lush to kill because what you do will be done to you its the truth.
King david killed his general because of his nice looking wife but asword never ended in his kingdom! Absolom his son rebelled against him, you pay tax payeers money to kill gen. Kayumba and col Patrick Karegeya and because of their fame which you helped in building as they helped to build yours in Rwandan society and the world have it in mind that your son will one time will rise against you!

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