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Former Rwandan Prosecutor General Gerard Gahima Testifies Against Kagame in Spain

Sources in Spain have informed AfroAmerica Network  that Gerard Gahima, a former Rwandan Prosecutor General and Vice-President of the Supreme Court has been testifying against  the Rwandan Dictator Paul Kagame.

The testimony in front of the Audiencia National in Madrid is likely to be very critical and damaging for Paul Kagame. In fact, General Gahima was one of the closest allies,  comrades,  and friends of  Kagame’s sometimes regarded, along with Tito Rutaremara, one of the ideologues of the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front.

The lengthy testimony was recorded on Wednesday September 22, 2010.

In the testimony, Gerard Gahima confirmed that General Paul Kagame has personally or through proxies, and private businesses committed, executed, supervised, and/or ordered war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and in Rwanda. According to Gerard Gahima, among the companies belonging to Paul Kagame and his associates, including the wife of the Minister of Finances,  and exploiting resources in the DRC, especially coltan and other commodities, and shipping them across the border to Rwanda are  Air Navette, Jambo Safari, and New Gomair. He also reaffirmed that companies belonging to the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), General Paul Kagame and a clique of personal friends, relatives, and leading personalities  continue to benefit from illegal logging and poaching. They include the holding Tri-Star Investments that belongs to Paul  Kagame.

Gerard Gahima testified also on the assassination of spanish aid workers and missionaries, the catalan missionary Joaquim Vallmajó  in 1994 and Medecins du Monde workers  Flors Sirera and Luis Manuel Madrazo Valtueña, killed three years later.

One of Gerard Gahima’s associates, Kayumba Nyamwasa is accused of ordering these murders. The Spanish Government, at the insistence of Judge Andreu, formally requested his extradition from South Africa, where he has sought asylum, to Spain, to face prosecution for the crimes.

General Kayumba Nyamwasa was a victim of the first assassination attempt on June 19, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa where he has sought exile (see our article here ). After the first assassination attempt, the  South African Government pointed a finger to intelligence operatives from Rwanda as responsible for the failed assassination. The accusation led to a strain in the two governments relations. The South African Government eventually recalled its Ambassador to Rwanda (see our article here and here).



1 jHabimana35 { 09.28.10 at 1:31 pm }

Every one knows Afroamerica ! Its an organization with a bunch of FDLR and genocidaires ! United Nationa is now coming at you pretty soon ! Get ready to face mass rape charges in the DRC.

2 Tubalimo { 09.29.10 at 10:48 am }

Justice is only the answer of our problem: RPF has killed thousands innocent people , Kagame and his officers remain free and on the other hands innocent HUTUs will be charged of raping 300 or more hundred women in DRC. We know at those crimes have been done by RPF agents . Wait and see!!!

3 kuku kouate { 09.30.10 at 9:30 am }

The truth is the truth. That is all. The power of the history is like the force of the flooded river when it vomits dogs and tree truncs it pecefully devoured many years in DRC. Thay have gone. what are you saying. the Kagame have gone. Ibingira, Fazil Hareri…, Kabarebe, Makuza, … God save Banyarwanda!

4 emmanuel { 11.11.11 at 1:53 pm }

Tugomba kubana nkakera kagame inamba warayirishije wicisha abatutsi cyak0ra nik0 ing0ma yabega imera mwibuke intambara y0 kurucunshunshu. Umuhutu numu tutsi y0bari hanze baba umwe mwihane banyarwanda turabasengera

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