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Vol 51 No 6

Published 19th March 2010


The President's would-be rivals

Lieutenant General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa has often been seen as a potential rival to President Paul Kagame. He enlisted among the Inkotanyi Tutsi exiles in Uganda who formed the Front Patriotique Rwandais (FPR, Rwandan Patriotic Front), at first as a second lieutenant, rising to command the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) in time for the invaders’ triumph of 1994. Four years later, he was Army Chief of Staff and he was fierce: ‘We have the will, we will kill until they lose appetite for war,’ he told the BBC, speaking of the Hutus who had become rebels in exile in Congo-Kinshasa.

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