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Vol 52 No 3

Published 4th February 2011


The political fallout

Opposition forces, some armed and some civilian, intensify their campaigns against the regime in Kigali

Yet another former government figure has set up a political movement in opposition to Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Faustin Twagiramungu, who was Prime Minister in the first post-genocide government in 1994, publicly launched the Rwanda Dream Initiative in Brussels on 27 January. He wants to make the RDI (Initiative du rêve rwandais/Umugambi Rwanda Rwiza) a broad opposition front. Twagiramungu is campaigning for democracy and political change and says his ambition is not to replace Kagame. He favours dialogue with the Rwanda National Congress, the opposition party launched in Maryland, United States, in December, and other groups, including the Green Party. He insists he is opposed to violence but Kigali links the RNC to militias in eastern Congo-Kinshasa (AC Vol 51 No 22).

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