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Kagame makes top military changes

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by ByaseL, Apr 12, 2010.

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    Rwandan President Paul Kagame has named a new Defence Minister, Gen. James Kabarebe, replacing Gen. Marcel Gatsinzi, in top-level military changes announced at the weekend. Mr Kagame named former Army Chief of Staff of the Land Forces, Lt. Gen. Charles Kayonga, as the new Chief of Defence Staff, a position Gen. Kabarebe has been holding since October 2002.

    According to the changes, Lt. Gen. Kayongat will be replaced by Maj. Gen. Caesar Kayizari as the land forces chief of staff. Gen. Gatsinzi’s new appointment is yet to be announced. Gen. Gatsinzi is formerly a member of the pre-genocide, Rwandan Armed Forces loyal to the late Juvenal Habyarimana. Gen. Gatsinzi has served as Minister of Defence since November 2002.
    In other changes, Lt. Gen. Charles Muhire was moved from the Air Force Chief of Staff to the Commander of Reserve Forces, while Maj. Joseph Damari was promoted to Colonel and appointed acting Air Force Chief of Staff.

    Lt. Col. Dan Munyuza was promoted to Colonel and appointed the J 2 of the RDF, while Maj. Gatete Karuranga was promoted to Lt. Col. and appointed Director General External Intelligence.
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    One killed, 4 injured in city grenade attack

    By Edmund Kagire
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    Eric Kayiranga ​

    One person died and 4 others sustained minor injuries during two separate grenade attacks in Kigali on Saturday night.
    The simultaneous blasts, one in Nyabugogo Taxi Park and the other at Cyahafi, near Kigali Central Prison, commonly known as 1930, took place between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. respectively.
    Police spokesperson, Eric Kayiranga, confirmed the attacks and said that investigations have begun.
    “We are still working on the evidence collected and we shall compare with previous attacks and come up with an analysis which we shall communicate,” Kayiranga said.
    The spokesperson urged the public to come forward with information that can help identify people with ill intentions. He said that cooperating with the security organs is important in maintaining security.
    Kayiranga, further warned all people illegally in possession of weapons to voluntarily bring them forward before they are searched and apprehended.
    Despite the attacks targeting crowded areas such as waiting areas for public transport, kayiranga said that security has been tightened and will continue to be so.
    “We are working tirelessly to maintain security of all Rwandans,” he said.