Kagame

Increasing instability and political repression in African Great Lakes Region

 
KPFA Weekend News, 04.26.2015

Instability and political repression are increasing in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, as the presidents of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda seek to remain in power beyond constitutional term limits, and as Rwandan and Ugandan troops cross into Congo yet again. 

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza, DR Congo's President Joseph Kabila, and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame

 

Global strategy webcast to free Victoire Ingabire

 

KPFA Weekend News, 02.01.2015

On January 31st, Friends of Victoire hosted an international webcast to strategize about how to free Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire. Participants included:

- Mr. Freddy Usabuwera: Friends of Victoire - Canada branch (Quebec) 
- Ms. Marie Lyse Numuhoza: Friends of Victoire - Chairwoman (UK)
- Ms. Perpetue Muramutse: International Network of Women for Democracy and Peace (RifDP)
- Mr. Claude Gatebuke: President of African Great Lakes Action Network (Tennessee)  
- Ms. Anneke Verbraeken: Dutch independent and investigative journalist (Holland)
- Ms. Ann Garrison: Independent journalist (USA)

After the webcast, I filed this report for KPFA Radio.  
 

Congo's problems are Museveni, Kagame, and Kabila, not the FDLR

 

 
KPFA Weekend News, broadcast 01.18.2015
Friends of the Congo's Executive Director Maurice Carney told KPFA that the Democratic Republic of the Congo's real problems are Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, and Congo's own President Joseph Kabila, not the FDLR or any other militia operating in the eastern DRC. 
 

Rwandan witness to Habyarimana assassination disappears

KPFA Weekend News, 11.22.2014

A Rwandan witness whose testimony would have implicated Rwandan President Paul Kagame in the assassination of his predecessor, President Juvenal Habyarimana, and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira, has gone missing in Nairobi.

Victoire Ingabire at the African Court on Human and People's Rights


KPFA Weekend News, 10.26.2014 

Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire has filed an appeal to the African Court of Human and People's Rights in Arusha, Tanzania.


The Womens International Network for Democracy and Peace demonstrated in Brussels for the freedom of Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza in January 2014, after the Rwandan Supreme Court increased her sentence from 8 to 15 years.

 

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