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Rwandan government plotting assassinations in the UK – BBC Newsnight Broadcast

Investigating claims that the Rwandan government is masterminding an alleged assassination plot in the UK against dissidents critical of the Rwandan regime. With Emily Maitlis.

May 22, 2011   2 Comments

Who are Kagame’s Friends abroad?

par Theogene Rudasingwa


Kagame and members of his Presidential Advisory Council (PAC)-2010

Kagame and members of his Presidential Advisory Council (PAC)-2010

As President Kagame scrambles to re-invent his tarnished image as the ruler who kills innocent Rwandans at home and abroad, a war criminal, corrupt leader and absolute dictator, he is desperately turning to members of the so-called Presidential Advisory Council for help. The million dollar question is: will the foreigners among them remain on board Kagame’s sinking ship?  Are they innocently, blindly ( or naively) backing Kagame without knowledge of his criminal actvities in Rwanda and abroad? What kind of advice do they give a ruler who refuses to account for his crimes, and is surely taking the country to civil war and more bloodshed? Can they now instead champion the interests of the vast majority of the Rwandan people, instead of befriending a corrupt and blood-stained dictator? The choice is theirs.

Here are the members of the Presidential Advisory Council (PAC):

Louise Mushikiwabo (Rwanda) – Minister of Foreign Affairs

James Musoni (Rwanda) – Minister of  Local Government

John Rwangombwa (Rwanda) – Minister of Finance

Francois Kanimba (Rwanda) – Minister of Commerce

James Kimonyo (Rwanda) – Ambassador to the United States

Emmanuel Ndahiro (Rwanda) – Kagame’s Chief of Intelligence

Francis Gatare (Rwanda) – Principal Private Secretary to President Kagame

Christian Angermayer (Germany) – Investment banker and investor

Tony Blair (UK) – Former UK Prime Minister

Paul Davenport (Canadian) – President, University of Western Ontario

Dale Dawson (USA) – Founder & CEO of Bridge2Rwanda

Michael Fairbanks (USA) – Founder of OTF Group and SEVEN Fund

Scott Ford (USA) – Founder & CEO of Westrock Partners and Rwanda Trading Company

Tom Hunter (UK) – Scottish businessman and philanthropist

Donald Kaberuka (Rwanda) – President of African Development Bank

Sir David King (UK) – Director of Smith School at Oxford

Kaia Miller (USA) – Founder of Aslan Global

Clet Niyikiza (USA/Rwanda) – Senior VP-Development of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals

Michael Porter (USA) – Professor at Harvard Business School, author on competitive strategy

Michael Roux (Australia) – Chair of Roux International, former Vice-Chairman of Citigroup

John Rucyahana (Rwanda) – Retired Anglican Bishop, President of National Unity and Reconciliation Commission

Doug Shears (Australia) – Executive Chairman of ICM Australia

Eliane Ubalijoro (Canada/Rwanda) – Professor at McGill University, Developing area studies

Rick Warren (USA) – Pastor at Saddleback Church/PEACE Plan, author of Purpose Driven Life

May 22, 2011   13 Comments