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Rwandan 'Assassins' kill Newsreporter Jean Leonard Rugambage

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    Rwanda 'assassins' kill reporter Jean Leonard Rugambage

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    A journalist working for a private newspaper has been shot dead in front of his house in the Rwandan capital.

    Witnesses say Jean Leonard Rugambage, the acting editor of Umuvugizi newspaper, was fired on by two men who then fled in a car.

    The authorities had recently suspended the paper, prompting it to start publishing on a website instead.

    Police say they do not know who was behind the attack; the paper's exiled chief editor has blamed the government.

    Editor Jean Bosco Gasasira, who fled to Uganda in April after his paper was suspended, said Kigali had master-minded the assassination of Mr Rugambage who died in hospital after the shooting.

    Mr Gasasira said it was because of an article published on the Umuvugizi website relating to the attempted killing last weekend of former army chief Lt Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa in South Africa.

    Rwanda has denied accusations it was behind the shooting of Lt Gen Nyamwasa.

    He went into exile in South Africa earlier this year after falling out with President Paul Kagame, who he accused of corruption.

    Mr Kagame denies these charges and his government accuses Lt Gen Nyamwasa of being behind grenade attacks in Rwanda earlier this year.

    Umuvugizi was suspended for six months by the press council for inciting opposition to the government.

    Their website, launched in May, is not currently accessible through Rwandan internet providers; the authorities deny involvement in blocking it.

    Presidential elections are due in Rwanda in August - the second such vote since the 1994 genocide.

    Human rights groups have accused the Rwandan government of repressing independent media in the country, which Kigali denies.

    Mr Kagame's government argues that it must take care to control the media and politicians to avoid a repeat of the genocide, in which some 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered.

    BBC News - Rwanda 'assassins' kill reporter Jean Leonard Rugambage
     
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    WAIT a minute,Kagame,s govt argues that it must take control of the media and politicians to avoid a repeat of the genocide.i think there is a grain of truth in this.The rwandan situation i think democracy at present can take a step backwards for the sake of unity
     
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    Literally UVUMI
     
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    There they go again! guys what are security arrangements for our JF webmaster and moderators...:biggrin1:
     
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    Naanza kuamini Rwanda haiko shwari kama ambavyo Western Media na Kagame President wanataka tuamini.
     
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    Hivi tutakaa pembeni tukimuangalia kagame akiua watu mpaka lini? tumeshaambiwa anavyowaua wakongo kama senene tumenyamaza.

    Mpaka leo tangu jf itoe ule waraka wa kuhusu asili ya kabila si rwanda wala kabila wamekanusha kichefuchefu hicho. Wiki mbili zilizopita kataka kumuua mpinzani wake kule afrika kusini tumenyamaza, leo kaua muandishi wa habari halafu pasipo tone la aibu anajibu fununu za kuhusika kwako nauongo wa kichefuchefu.

    For how long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look? Tumechekea Mugabe kamaliza watu wote, tunamchekea huyu anayegeuza CCM his kitchen cabinet, tunajifanya hatuoni ubaya wowote katika hilo wote hawa wanaelekea zimbabwe ndio maana hawana uwezo wa kuliokoa bara hili na ukoloni mweusi.

    Wako wapi human right activitsts katika hili, wako wapi MCT wapi editors forum wakatoa statements ama kutembeza petition kukusanya sahihi za tunaopinga unyama huu? kila mtu kaingia siasa hataki wajibu ndio maana waandishi wa habari wamebakia kuwa ni profession ya hatari zaidi next to terrorism labda, waandishi wa tanzania ndio wote wameingia siasa?
     
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    Haya nyingine hii: wapinzani kibao wamekamatwa huko
    Kigali:

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    By KEZIO-MUSOKE DAVID, NATION Correspondent and Agencies
    Posted Thursday, June 24 2010 at 20:57

    KIGALI, Thursday


    Rwandan police arrested dozens of opposition protesters on Thursday, as President Paul Kagame presented his papers for re-election to the National Election Commission.

    Earlier, Mr Charles Munyaneza, the Executive Secretary of Rwanda’s electoral body briefed the Nation on the nomination exercise, where all interested aspirants would be required to submit their papers. The exercise was set for June 24 and runs until July 2.

    President Kagame is widely expected to secure a second seven-year term in the August 9 ballot. He has held de facto power since 1994 when his guerrilla force took power after ending massacres of some 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus by Hutu authorities.

    Opposition leader and presidential hopeful Victoire Ingabire, who is facing trial on charges of genocide denial and belonging to a terrorist organisation, said members of her United Democratic Forces party, which mainly represents Hutus, had been detained during a peaceful protest in Kigali.

    “I think more than 100 were arrested,” she told Reuters by telephone. Police spokesman Eric Kayiranga said 20-30 people had been arrested across the capital for causing disorder and that another presidential hopeful, Mr Bernard Ntaganda, was taken in for questioning on Thursday morning.

    Ms Ingabire’s party and the Democratic Green Party have called for the elections to be postponed to allow them to meet technical requirements to register. The two are the only parties that have not been able to register. A Reuters witness saw several Ingabire supporters arrested at the Justice Ministry as they unfurled party banners.

    “They have to accept the registration of all political parties and that we can participate in the election,” Ms Ingabire said. Mr Ntaganda leads a faction of the opposition Social Party Imberakuri. In December last year he denied senate charges of peddling ethnic “divisionism” and genocide ideology.

    “(Ntaganda) has not been charged yet, we will continue working on it. We are still collecting evidence,” Mr Kayiranga said by telephone. President Kagame has won praise for economic reforms and completely rebuilding state institutions since 1994 but international rights groups and the United States, a major donor and military ally, have expressed growing concerns about democratic freedoms ahead of the ballot.

    “We’ve made very good progress, but there’s a long way to go. There’s still a lot to go ahead of us to be where we want to be,” Rwanda News Agency quoted Mr Kagame as saying after handing in his papers to the electoral body. About five aspirants including the embattled Ingabire have openly declared their intentions to run for presidency in the polls.

    Three of the contestants including Mr Kagame and two top parliamentarian have been official endorsed by their political organisations. Dr Jean Damascene Ntawukuriryayo, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament will represent Social Democratic Party (PSD) and Mr Prosper Higiro, current Senate Vice President of Rwanda’s bicameral parliament, will represent Liberal Party (PL).

    Rwanda’s Electoral Law stipulates that all persons with intentions to vie for the presidency should present their candidature 35 days before the election date. Prof Chryslogue Karangwa, the chairman of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), while announcing the provisional voters’ list on Thursday, told reporters that conditions to be observed by prospective candidates include being a citizen of Rwanda and having no other citizenship.

    According to NEC, all candidates should have roots in Rwanda or at least one of the parents of a candidate should be Rwandan and should have record of integrity within and outside the country. President Kagame won the presidency in 2003 after securing 95 per cent of the vote.

    The main element of suspense in this year’s presidential election, which is the second in Rwanda’s post-genocide era, is whether the three radical opposition parties including, Social Party-Imberakuri (PS-Imberakuri), the Green Party (DGP) and UDF will be allowed to field their own presidential candidates.

    Ms Ingabire is in court facing charges on terrorism, genocide links and ethnic divisionism. Officials said that she cannot be received by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) for nomination unless she is cleared by court. Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga, said that Ms Ingabire’s case shouldn’t be politicised after the aspirant asked for a speedy trial to be able to meet the 2nd July nomination deadline.

    Addressing the press on Tuesday, Mr Ngoga said that Ms Ingabire should not demand a speedy trial because investigations into her case highly depend on the level of cooperation in countries in which Ms Ingabire committed some these crimes like financially facilitating rebels hostile to Rwanda.

    Mr Ngoga pointed out a number of countries including Holland, United States, Belgium, Switzerland, DR Congo and Burundi of which the prosecution has demanded for some information that could be useful to the investigations.

    Daily Nation:*- Africa*|Rwandan police arrest dozens of opposition protesters

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    hebu..umesema wapinzani???
     
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    Ab-T

    Olakoze chane! for this post

    Well - as Mwl Nyerere once said "..Unapokula nyama ya mtu huwezi kuacha..utaendelea kuila tu..."!

    The truth behind what happened in 1994 in Rwanda will not be "carpetted" for ever! Rwandese needs to move on and the only way to do that is to institute "TRUTH and RECONCILIATION" committe - as Madiba did. That is when the Tutsi and Hutu will forgive each other on the ground of "knowing-the-naked-truth-and-move on".

    Otherwise - more is yet to come -
     
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    Nilikua nachanganya kiinglishi na kiswahili mkuu...samahani....:biggrin1:
     
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    Obuntu,

    I dont think Kagame has any interest to do that. He is more interested in controlling the country with
    an iron fist while painting a rosy picture that impresses the West. I too believe more is yet to come
     
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    Naona story ya waafrika kama inafanana...we are failures including Kagame. Hawezi kwenda step moja mbele huku akirudi nyuma step tatu. Ni movement gani hiyo? Hao wakimbizi wanaoondoka watarudi na kumpa hard time, apende asipende. Historia inaweza kujirudia.
     
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    It is difficult to rule out the government involvement. Last week Kayumba survived assassination,this week another person succumbed to it. The problem of Africa is leadership,those who are entrusted to defend the right and democracy of citizen often turn to be Kings or 'mungu mtu'. They don't want opposition or different ideas. We have seen it in many countries. As a result of this, people revolt and civil strife ensue.
    This incidence is not unique to Rwanda,think of Zimbabwe or Kenya. The same trend is on other countries,we have seen in Tanzania too! While wananchi are requesting for the independent candidate, few people in the so called CC have rejected the idea perhaps influencing the judicial system to shun its responsibilities. Then if people will not sought their right in free legal system what should they do!!
    It is unfortunate that Kagame is turning up the page so fast as the time is against him for August election,otherwise all Africa leaders have the same 'Play book'
     
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    Tumekuwa tukisema kila mara propaganda za Marekani na Uingereza sasa yanaanza kuonekana. Mimi huwa hata siamini kweli eti Rwanda ni noble ktk Afrika. Pale kuna pesa ya CIA kwa ajiri ya kuudanganya ulimwengu eti wanamaendeleo. Rwanda wana vyanzo gani vya fedha zaidi ya nchi zingine zenye raslimali kaibao??


    Ukweli ni kwamba kuna mkakati wa kumtumia kagame na kabila kuisambaratisha DRC na hili liko wazi. Sasa yeye Kagame anasema anawaangamiza wapinzani na wanahabari ili genocide nyingine isitokee lakini yeye anasahau kwamba source ya 1994 genocide ni RPF kumuua habyarimana.

    Umefika wakati wa kumwambia Kagame kwamba EAC na uuaji no!!!
     
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    kagame lazima aelewe kwamba yeye hana ngozi ya chuma......risasi anazowapiga wenzake na yeye zitampata soon
     
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    Duh... swali zuri hili!!!! lakini sidhani kama JF imefikia hatua ya kuchafua amani.... miminaona JF iko balanced na kuna fair arguments and discussions across the board
     
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    MIMI nADHANI NI BORA TU DRC IGAWANYWE YAISHE MAANA WESTERN WANAVYOIPIGANIA HIYO NCHI, WAKO TAYARI HATA SIKU MOJA KUVURUGA GREAT LAKES YOTE KUFANIKISHA MALENGO YAO
     
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