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Rwandan Opposition Calls for a Transitional Government of National Unity to organize free and fair elections, Release of All Political Prisoners, Opening up of Political Space and an International Inquiry into the death of Green Party’s Vice President.The Permanent Consultative Council of Opposition Parties in Rwanda-PCC, which brings together the United Democratic Forces, Democratic Green Party of Rwanda and the Social Party Imberakuri, is calling for a Transitional Government of National... Read more
During the 1994 Genocide against Tutsis, the regime in power also targeted political opponents from other tribes. Many more people (Hutus) were killed.The then rebel Rwanda Patriotic Front/Army (RPF/A) was fighting with Government Soldiers. Some RPA soldiers killed innocent civilians. It was not RPF policy to kill HUTUS.The RPA soldiers who killed people were severely punished and some evidences are available. It may be possible that not all were punished. Investigations can be made and those... Read more
WASHINGTON | Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:49pm EDTWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States expressed concern on Friday about "disturbing events" surrounding this week’s presidential election in Rwanda in which incumbent Paul Kagame drew 93 percent of the votes. White House National Security Council said in a statement that progress has been in Rwanda since the 1994 genocide of 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus."We remain concerned, however, about a series... Read more
LONDON, Aug. 13 (UPI) — Presidential elections in Rwanda are a sign of peaceful reconciliation, though political restrictions during the campaign are a top concern, London said. turned out in record numbers Monday to cast their ballots. Paul Kagame, seeking his second term as Rwandan president, ran against three other candidates who were closely aligned with his ruling platform.The Rwanda National Election Commission confirmed Wednesday that Kagame... Read more
The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda was publicly launched on 14th August 2009 at Hotel Laico (Ex-Novotel) Kigali, in presence of Rwandans, local and international media. Several diplomatic missions accredited to Rwanda were also present. The first anniversary is due in just five days ahead. The Government of Rwanda made it very difficult for the party to get registered. It was therefore blocked from submitting a presidential candidate in today’s elections.The chronology of events to be given... Read more
17 July 2010, 11:46 CET(BRUSSELS) - The European Union condemned on Friday the murder of a senior opposition official in Rwanda and urged authorities to clarify the circumstances of the "horrific" killing."The European Union firmly condemns the brutal murder of M. Andre Kagwa Rwisereka, Vice President of the Rwandan Democratic Green Party on 13 July," the office of EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton said in a statement."The European Union urges the Rwandese Authorities to clarify the... Read more
France “condemns with the utmost firmness” the killing of Andrew Kagwa Rwisereka, Senior Vice-President of the Democratic Party Green Rwanda, said Thursday, July 15 the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.France “calls on the Rwandan authorities to shed full light on the circumstances of this heinous murder and bring those responsible to justice,” he said during a press briefing the spokesperson of the Quai d’Orsay, Bernard Valero.“Beyond this necessary duty of justice, it is up to the Rwandan... Read more
Brussels 14.07.2010Assassination of Rwandan Green Party Vice-President : Green MEPs demand investigation into the murder of André Kagwa Rwisereka Harms, Co-Chair of the Greens/EFA GroupEva Joly, President of the Development committeeHeidi Hautala, President of the sub-committee on Human RightsIsabelle Durant, Vice-President of the European Parliament"We are shocked and deeply saddened by the death of André Kagwa Rwisereka, first Vice-President of the... Read more
CHRI condemns the recent wave of killings and suppression of press freedoms in the run up to the Presidential election on the 9 August 2010. In the last two months Jean-Léonard Rugambage, a journalist working for the banned newspaper Umuvugizi, and Andre Kagwa Rwisereka, the vice president of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, have been brutally murdered. There are allegations of RPF and security service involvement in a number of different incidents. Mr Frank Habineza, Green Party candidate... Read more : Allow Independent Autopsy of Opposition Politician Foreign Experts Should Investigate Circumstances of MurderJuly 21, 2010(New York) - The government of Rwanda should allow independent foreign experts to carry out an autopsy on the body of André Kagwa Rwisereka, vice president of the opposition Democratic Green Party, Human Rights Watch said today.Rwisereka was last seen late in the evening of July 12, 2010. His body was found near the southern... Read more
EUROPEAN UNIONBrussels, 16 July 2010A 138/10Statement by the spokesperson of HR Catherine Ashton on the murder of Rwandan politicianThe spokesperson of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission Catherine Ashton issued the following statement today :"The European Union firmly condemns the brutal murder of M. André Kagwa Rwisereka, Vice President of the Rwandan Democratic Green Party on 13 July 2010 in Butare, Southern province of... Read more of Rwandan Greens Vice-President Mr. André Kagwa RwiserekaGlobal Greens demand investigation into the murder Call on the Commonwealth to act15 July 2010 • Global Greens StatementThe Global Greens express their deep shock and sadness at the murder of Rwandan Greens Vice President Mr. Andre Kagwa Rwisereka on 13 July 2010. Mr. Rwisereka was a prominent member of the Rwandan Greens which has been systematically blocked from registering as a... Read more urged to act over Rwandan election unrest16 July 2010Caroline Lucas, with other Green Party leaders in the Commonwealth, is urging action after the killing of the deputy leader of the Rwandan Green Party, Andre Kagwa Rwisereka.In the lead-up to Rwanda’s presidential vote on the 9th August, the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda has been subject to harassment, intimidation, and death threats. Police have broken up party meetings, and the party has... Read more July 2010 - 2:45pmOTTAWA — A full investigation is needed into the actions of the Rwandan Government, political violence and the ongoing Presidential elections.The Green Party of Canada wishes to convey our deep concern over the news of the death of the Rwandan Greens’ Vice President Mr. Andre Kagwa Rwisereka who went missing yesterday on July 13th. Mr. Kagwa Rwisereka was found dead this morning near the River Mukula. This follows a series of actions by... Read more
GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES Immediate Release : Thursday, July 15, 2010Contacts : Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, cell 202-904-7614 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-904-7614 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 916-995-3805 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, starlene@gp.orgGreens urge Obama to press for an investigation, citing obstruction, violence against opposition parties... Read more[tt_news]=2064&tx_ttnews[backPid]=1&cHash=acd2e1152eThe First Vice-President oft the Rwandan Democratic Green Party, Mr Andre Kagwa Rwisereka, who went missing early on Tuesday 13th July, has been found dead near the town of Butare in the south of Rwanda. Mr Rwisereka’s body had been badly mutilated and his car had been dumped close to where his body was found. His body was identified by his brother.The Co-Spokespersons of the European Green Party,... Read more
MADRID — UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for a full probe into the deaths of a senior opposition party member and a journalist in Rwanda during talks in Madrid with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, his spokeswoman said."He expressed his concerns regarding the recent incidents which have caused political tensions" in Rwanda ahead of August 9 presidential elections in the African country, his spokeswoman Vannina Maestracci told AFP.The UN chief also stressed "the need to respect human rights... Read more
The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda welcomes the National Police’s efforts which have led to the arrest of the suspected murderer of our First Vice President Late Andre KAGWA RWISEREKA who was found dead on 14th July 2010.The National Police Spokesperson, Sup. Eric KAYIRANGA announced last night (15th July 2010) that they have put in custody, Thomas NTIVUGURUZWA, the last person to have talked to our Vice President.This is a good step taken in these investigations ; we had shared some of those... Read more
Permanent Consultative Council of Opposition Parties in Rwanda (PCC) C/O B.P.6334 Kigali,Rwanda, Tel :+250 788563039,+250728636000,+250788307145 The Permanent Consultative Council of opposition parties in Rwanda (PCC), is deeply concerned and shocked on the death of the First Vice President of the Democratic Green Party of Rwannda, Mr.Andre KAGWA RWISEREKA. We strongly condemn this inhuman action. We call upon the Rwandan Government to quicken its investigations and bring these criminals to... Read more
The First Vice President of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, Mr.Andre KAGWA RWISEREKA who went missing yesterday 13th July 2010, has been found dead this morning of 14th July 2010.His head was almost completely removed from his body. He was found dead in the same wetland of River Mukula just about 3 Kms away from Butare town, where his car was dumped. His brother Antoine HAGUMA confirms seeing the dead body.During our visit to Butare yesterday, we found out that his national ID, driver’s... Read more