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Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa

Date of Birth: 1962


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Sibling rivalry turns ugly

He did not name them but he was referring to the Rwanda National Congress (RNC) an opposition party created in 2010 by exiled key regime insiders he had fallen out with: the former military chief Kayumba Nyamwasa and the ex-intelligence boss Patrick Karegeya whose murder in a Johannesburg hotel on New Year's Eve 2014 few doubt Kigali is responsible for (AC Vol 52 No 3 The political fallout & Vol 55 No 2 Murder in the Michelangelo)...

While all the combatants described the P5 as 'Kayumba Nyamwasa's army' the report says the group is 'a coalition of Rwandan opposition political organisations including the Amahoro People's Congress (AMAHORO-PC) the Forces démocratiques unifées-Inkingi (FDU-INKINGI) the People's Defence Pact-Imzani (PDP-IMANZI) the Parti social-Imberakuri (PS-IMBERAKURI) and the RNC...


Kabila corners Tshisekedi

Kigali meanwhile has been briefing diplomats extensively on the January arrest by the FARDC of La Forge Fils Bayeze the spokesman of the North Kivu-based mainly Hutu militia Forces Democratiques de Liberation du Rwanda (FDLR) after he returned to Congo-K from Kampala where he had met Ugandan minister Philemon Mateke and representatives of the Rwandan National Congress of General Kayumba Nyamwasa the arch-enemy of President Paul Kagame currently in exile in South Africa (AC Vol 58 No 16 Seek asylum elsewhere)...


Church claims sweeping opposition win

Sources close to the Rwandan government say they have evidence that a cross-border December attack from Congo-K which killed at least two Rwanda Defence Force soldiers was led by the mainly Hutu militia Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR) working alongside the Rwanda National Congress (RNC) opposition rebel group of General Kayumba Nyamwasa the exiled general who is based in South Africa and who Kigali believes now to be working with Kampala...

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Militias flex their muscles

The anti-Paul Kagame Rwandan rebels of Kayumba Nyamwasa the Rwandan former general who was subject of several assassination attempts while in exile in South Africa are allied with Congolese Banyamulenge Tutsis against Burundian rebels allied with Mai-Mai (AC Vol 59 No 16 Backers and attackers)...


Kabila's two-front offensive

Meanwhile relations between Uganda and Rwanda are worsening with Rwandan officials griping about Kampala's support for Rwanda National Congress (RNC) rebels under the broad leadership of South African-based ex-Rwandan general Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa...

Gahizi used to guard the North Kivu-based farms of Rwandan businessman Tribert Rujugiro who used to be an advisor to and ally of President Paul Kagame but who now is believed to be financing the Rwandan National Congress of Rwandan dissident General Fausin Kayumba Nyamwasa (AC Vol 57 No 25 Killers crowd in)...


Backers and attackers

They were understood to be promising Kagame to contain the accelerating rebellion of Rwandan exiles in the Rwandan National Congress (RNC) in South Kivu under the leadership of former Rwandan Defence Forces (RDF) general Kayumba Nyamwasa...


Kabila's survival strategy

Kigali in turn argues that Museveni is giving political support to the Tutsi Rwandan dissident Kayumba Nyamwasa – once one of President Paul Kagame's most trusted military commanders but whom UN investigators have linked to the Hutu Forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda (FDLR) militia in Congo in 2010...


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