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NZARAMBA: A hidden famine crisis is shattering lives in Rwanda

Our 5 months’ investigation has established that since November 2015 more than 3 Million Rwandans are at the verge of starvation and more than 150,000 Rwandans have emigrated out of the country mostly to Uganda due to a ravaging famine, particularly in the Eastern and Southern Provinces. The famine has been named and known as “Nzaramba” which means ‘’I will live long’’ The Rwandan government has blamed the climate change to be mainly responsible for poor harvests in some areas of Rwanda. However, our investigation has revealed that there are many more important causes behind the current famine and...

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Rwandan Blogger to Stand Trial for Genocide Ideology

Norway Deported Nkusi, Who Faces Prosecution in Rwanda By Ida Sawyer (Human Right Watch) Joseph Nkusi is a Rwandan blogger who has sharply criticized Rwanda’s government, made false and inflammatory claims about the 1994 genocide, and founded a radical opposition group while living in exile in Norway. Next Monday, he is slated to go on trial in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, where he faces charges of genocide ideology, sectarianism, and inciting insurrection or trouble amongst the population. Nkusi's trial is an opportunity for Rwanda to show that it clearly distinguishes between “genocide ideology” – a criminal offense in Rwandan...

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RWANDA: 2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices by US State Department

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Rwanda is a constitutional republic dominated by a strong presidency. The ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led a governing coalition that included four smaller parties. In 2010 voters elected President Paul Kagame to a second seven-year term with 93 percent of the vote. Three other registered political parties participated in the presidential election. In 2013 elections were conducted for parliament’s lower house, the Chamber of Deputies. Candidates from the RPF and two other parties that supported RPF policies won all of the open seats, and election observers reported numerous flaws, including possible irregularities in the vote tabulation...

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Forced disappearance alert! Violette Uwamahoro

Global Campaign for Rwandans Human Rights has been informed about the disappearance of a British national in Rwanda.  Ms Violette Uwamahoro, a mother of two from Leeds, UK has gone missing in Rwanda on Tuesday 14 February 2017. Ms Uwamahoro who has a dual British and Rwandan citizenship was on a visit in Rwanda following the death of her father and was on her way to board a flight back to UK when she was kidnapped by unknown individuals in Kigali capital. Global Campaign for Rwandans Human Rights understands that the Rwanda Police has denied to have arrested her....

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Disappearance alert! Lionel Nishimwe’s Life May Be in Danger

The African Great Lakes Action Network along with Global Campaign for Rwandans' Human Rights is announcing the disappearance of Lionel Nishimwe, a 24-year-old Rwandan lawyer and former representative of Rwandan refugees in Zambia. We are extremely concerned that his life might be in danger. Lionel Nishimwe has been out of reach of all contact since February 9, 2017. Prior to his disappearance, he contacted both of our organizations, AGLAN and the Global Campaign, and reported that his life was in danger. At that time, he was attempting to hide from agents of the Rwandan intelligence services whom he claimed...

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