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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