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Who is Yolande MAKOLO, the lady who called Kenneth Roth a “virus” ?

To understand Yolande MAKOLO, you need to know Jeannette Nyiramongi, wife of Paul Kagame. The two ladies’ stories are intertwined.

Jeannette Nyiramongi

She is the daughter of Mr. Murefu. Their family lived in exile in Bujumbura, Burundi when in 1983 Murefu was accused of spying on behalf of  the Government of Hayarimana in Rwanda. Mr Murefu was expelled to find himself in Kigali where he was well received. He started doing business. He ran a bistro and a nightclub in the center of the capital city, Kigali; in a building belonging to Matthieu Ngirumpatse, who was then president of the MRND, the political party under President Habyarimana’s regime. A rental guarantee check was deposited by Jean Huss Mugwaneza, a family friend, and a successful businessman. Mr Mugwaneza was the elder brother to Robert Kajuga, the famous leader of the Interahamwe.

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Robert Kajuga, leader of the Interahamwe

At that time, Jeannette Nyiramongi wass a young flourishing girl enjoying herself in Kigali. Jean Huss Mugwaneza offered to help her follow studies in Naïrobi, Kenya. Mr  Jean Huss Mugwaneza had a juicy market of supplying gypsum to the CIMERWA factory. Gypsum is a kind of rock used as a raw material for making cement. This stone was imported from the mountains of Kenya where Jean Huss Mugwaneza had opened mining sites. He therefore used to make frequent stays in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

How Makolo comes in

Despite Mr. Mugwaneza’s support, Jeannette Kagame fell in troubles. She was rescued and taken in by the family of a certain Speciose Kayihura, mother of Yolande Makolo. After a few years, from that family Jeannette Nyiramongi was introduced to her charming prince Paul Kagame who, in 1989, hastened the wedding arrangements before going to war.

Kagame conquered Rwanda in July 1994. He reigned as the strong man in Kigali and will be officially sworn in as president in 2000, making Jeannette Nyiramongi de facto the First Lady. Jeannette Kagame will not forget her benefactors, starting with the Speciose Kayihura family who sheltered her during the bad days in Naïrobi. This is how Yolande Makolo landed in President’s office as director in charge of the communications.

Nepotism at play:

Jeannette Kagame wants to keep control on everything, or at least , to have an eye in each corner of the State’s. As such , she places her cronies tactically ( in different times).

  1. Yvonne Makolo ( sister to Yolande Makolo) is CEO of Rwandair, the national  air company.
  2. Viviane Kayitesi Kayihura, chief of the Rwandan Development Bank (BRD), then posted to Ankara in Turkey;
  3. Teta Rutimirwa Kayihura, head of urban planning in the city of Kigali;
  4. Eugene Kayihura, Ambassador of Rwanda to South Korea, Tanzania and then to the Seychelles Islands;
  5. Tesi Kayihura, stationed at the Embassy of Rwanda in Singapore;
  6. Rema and Minego, board members of the government newspaper The New Times;
  7. Urujeni Manzi Bakuramutsa, current director of the office of Paul Kagame,  her mother is the sister of Speciose Kayihura, …

The father of Yolande Makolo is a Congolese man from Luba tribe (muluba). She is married to another congolese man, but not a less important one: Bosco Ntaganda’s brother. Bosco Ntaganda aka “Terminator”, was a henchman of President Paul Kagame in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) before being arrested and tried by the International Criminal Cout (ICC) in The Hague. He was sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Ituri in 2002-2003.

Power-drunk ?

Strengthened by her relationships with the first lady, Yolande Makolo has become, over the years, one of the most powerful women in “New Rwanda”. In her role as Director of Communication for President Kagame, she spearheaded  attacks on social media against Presidents Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, who, – it is in the air- maintain not-so-good relations with President Paul Kagame.

Recently, Yolande Makolo has been replaced by another woman in the seraglio, Stéphanie Nyombayire, but she remains in power as responsible for “General Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic”. It is unclear as to what her post refers to, but we know that in this capacity she attacked Kenneth Roth, Director of Human Rights Watch, calling him “virus Ken Covid-20”.

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It reminds me that  in Lexico the adjective “power-drunk” applies to a person intoxicated by the possession of power; rendered irrational by power.

Information from www.echosdafrique.com

Free translation and comments by Chaste Gahunde.


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Rwanda. Yolande Makolo a encore frappé. Elle a traité le directeur de HRW de virus Ken Covid-20. Qui est-elle ?

L’histoire de Yolande Makolo est intimement liée à celle de Jeannette Nyiramongi, épouse du président Paul Kagame.

Jeannette Nyiramongi est la fille de Murefu. La famille vit en exil à Bujumbura au Burundi quand en 1983, Murefu est accusé d’être en intelligence avec le Rwanda. Il est expulsé et se retrouve à Kigali où il est bien accueilli. Il recommence à faire des affaires. Il est tenancier d’un bistrot et d’une boîte de nuit au centre de la capitale, dans un immeuble appartenant à Matthieu Ngirumpatse, qui était alors président du MRND, le parti unique sous le régime du président Habyarimana. Un chèque de garantie locative est déposé par Jean Huss Mugwaneza, ami de la famille, et un homme d’affaires prospère. Il est le grand frère de Robert Kajuga, le célèbre chef des Interahamwe.

Kajuga Robert

Kajuga Robert, chef des Interahamwe

Jeune fille, Jeannette Nyiramongi se plaît à Kigali, dans l’oisiveté. Jean Huss Mugwaneza lui propose de l’aider à continuer ses études à Naïrobi au Kenya. Ce choix du pays est motivé par le fait que Jean Huss Mugwaneza a un marché juteux de fournir du gypse à l’usine CIMERWA, une sorte de roche servant de matière première à la fabrication du ciment. Cette pierre est importée des montagnes du Kenya où Jean Huss Mugwaneza a ouvert des chantiers d’exploitation. Il effectue de ce fait des séjours fréquents dans la capitale kenyane.

Malgré ce soutien, Jeannette Kagame tombe le pétrin. La voilà en difficulté et recueillie par la famille d’une certaine Spéciose Kayihura, mère de Yolande Makolo. Après quelques années, c’est à partir de cette famille que Jeannette Nyiramongi sera introduite auprès de son prince charmant Paul Kagame qui, en 1989, se hâte de se marier avant d’aller à la guerre.

Paul conquiert le Rwanda en juillet 1994. Il règne en maître à Kigali et est investi officiellement président en 2000. Jeannette Nyiramongi devient de facto la Première dame. Elle n’oubliera pas ses bienfaiteurs, à commencer par la famille Spéciose Kayihura qui l’a hébergée durant les mauvais jours à Naïrobi.

Voilà comment Yolande Makolo a atterri à la présidence de la République, chargée de la communication du président et que sa sœur Yvonne Makolo est PDG de Rwandair, compagnie nationale d’aviation.

Même les membres de la famille élargie de Spéciose Kayihura furent récompensés, à différentes époques : Viviane Kayitesi Kayihura, cheffe dans la Banque Rwandaise de Développement (BRD), puis en poste à Ankara en Turquie ; Teta Rutimirwa Kayihura, chef de la planification urbaine dans la ville de Kigali ; Eugene Kayihura, ambassadeur du Rwanda en Corée du Sud, en Tanzanie puis aux Iles Seychelles ; Tesi Kayihura, en poste à l’ambassade du Rwanda à Singapour ; Rema et Minego, membres du conseil d’administration du journal gouvernemental The New Times ; la mère d’Urujeni Manzi Bakuramutsa, actuelle directrice du cabinet de Paul Kagame, est la sœur de Spéciose Kayihura, …

Une autre information non moins importante est que le père de Yolande Makolo est un congolais (muluba) et son mari est le frère de Bosco Ntaganda dit Terminator, un homme de main du président Paul Kagame, condamné par la CPI à La Haye à 30 ans de prison pour des crimes commis en RDC notamment en Ituri.

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Fort de ses relations avec la première dame, Yolande Makolo est devenue, au fil des jours, l’une des femmes les plus puissantes du « Nouveau Rwanda ». Dans sa fonction de directrice de la communication du président Kagame, c’est elle qui était en première pour harceler, sur les réseaux sociaux, les présidents Pierre Nkurunziza du Burundi ou Yoweri Museveni de l’Ouganda, qui, comme on le sait, entretiennent des relations exécrables avec le président Paul Kagame.

Yolande Makolo a été remplacée par une autre femme du sérail, Stéphanie Nyombayire, mais elle reste dans les arcanes du pouvoir comme chargée des Affaires générales de la présidence de la République, un poste dont on ne sait pas trop ce qu’il contient comme attributions. C’est à ce titre qu’elle s’est attaquée à Kenneth Roth, Directeur de Human Rights Watch, en le traitant de virus Ken Covid-20.

Jean-Charles Murego
25/03/2020

Source: www.echosdafrique.com

 

 

Revolisiyo ya Coronavirus : Gufungirana abaturage bishobora guhitana miliyoni eshanu.

RWANDA:Icyemezo cyo gukingirana abaturage mu ngo zabo ni icyanzu cyo kurimbura abarenze miliyoni 5 mu gihe gito cyane.

1.Paul Kagame yihutiye gufata icyemezo cyo gukingirana ku ngufu abaturage mu ngo zabo abeshya ko agamije kubarinda kwandura Coronavirus. Nyamara mu by’ukuri sicyo agamije.

2. Mu Rwanda abaturage barenga 80%( miliyoni 9!) ni ababona icyo kurya cya buri munsi kubera ko bakoze nyakabyizi. Kandi Kagame arabizi neza.

3. Kubafungira mu ngo zabo utabahaye inkunga y’ibyo kurya ni ukubashumuriza inzara ngo ibatsembe mu gihe kitarenze iminsi 15.

4. Gukingirana abaturage mu ngo zabo si UMUTI , si n’URUKINGO rwa Coronavirus!

Kuki abanyabulayi bafashe umwanzuro wo kwifungirana ( Confinement)?

5. Coronavirus ikwirakwira vuba cyane kandi igafata umubare munini cyane w’abantu. Ariko abo ifashe bose siko barwara kandi siko ibica.

6.Mu bafashwe nayo hari abazahazwa nayo mu buryo bwihuse ( cyane cyane abasaza , abakecuru n’ abandi basanganywe intege nke z uturemamubiri) bagakenera gufashwa n’ abaganga kandi hagakenerwa ibyuma kabuhariwe bibafasha guhumeka. Ibi byuma kimwe n’ibyumba byo kubakiriramo mu bitaro nibyo bidahagije hano mu bihugu byateye imbere….ariko Leta zikaba ziri gukora ibishoboka byose ngo ibyo bibura biboneke mu maguru mashya.

7. Niyo mpamvu bahisemo guhatira abaturage babo KWIKINGIRANA mu ngo zabo kugira ngo bagabanye umuvuduko w’ imibare y’abandura buri munsi bityo bihe Leta kubona UMWANYA wo gutunganya ibyumba no kugura ibyuma bifasha ubuhumekero bw’ abarwayi, gukomeza gushakashaka umuti ndetse n’urukingo.

8. IGIKWIYE KUMVIKANA ni uko Leta zo mu bihugu byateye imbere mbere yo kwemeza abaturage kwikingirana mu ngo zabo by’ igihe gito, zafashe ingamba zihamye zo guha abaturage inkunga ihagije izatuma nta n’umwe muri bo UZICWA n’INZARA…kuko nyine inzara yica vuba kandi nabi kurusha Coronavirus!

9. Ikibazo kiri mu Rwanda ni uko Paul Kagame yihutiye gufata icyemezo cyo gufungirana abaturage b’u Rwanda mu ngo zabo nk’ uko byakozwe i Bulayi (Copy and paste) nyamara azi neza ko nta bushobozi igihugu gifite bwo KUBARINDA KWICWA n INZARA.

10.Bishatse kuvuga ko icyemezo cya Kagame kigamije kurimbura abanyarwanda barenga miliyoni 5 mu gihe gito cyane . Ese yabikoreye ubujiji ? Kwibonekeza se? Yaba se afite inyungu mu kurimbura bidadubirwaho abenegihugu bangana kuriya ?

UMWANZURO: Niba Leta ya Kagame ishaka koko gufasha abaturage;

1. Leta nikureho icyemezo cyo gufungirana abaturage mu ngo zabo, bose basubire mu mirimo yabo,

2. Leta nifata Sitade amahoro n’izindi Sitade zose ziri mu gihugu izihindure ibitaro byakira abatangiye kurwara.

3. Leta nikore ubukangurambaga bwimbitse buhugurira abaturage ibikorwa byiza bituma batandura bwangu nko kwirinda kwitsiritanaho , gukaraba neza intoki n isabune kandi kenshi….

4. Leta nirekure imfungwa ZOSE zitahe mu miryango yazo Coronavirus itarabatsemba bose uko bangana.

5. Leta nikomeze ishakire imfashanyo z’ imiti n’ ibiribwa abarwayi ba Coronavirus.

6. Leta niteganye IRIMBI rigari ry’ abazahitanwa n’ iki cyorezo ntibiharirwe imiryango yabo yonyine.

7.Leta nihe abaturage AMAKURU y’ukuri kuri iki cyorezo, ireke kubabwira imibare mito idahuye n ‘ n’ukuri ku banduye n’abahitanywe n iki cyorezo.

Bitabaye ibyo POLITIKI yo kwiyerekana neza imbere y’ abazungu irahitana umubare munini cyane w’abanyarwanda barenze abakwicwa n’ iki cyorezo . Cyangwa se RUBANDISHONJE ihagurukane Kagame imuvudukane we n’ abamushyigikiye muri gahunda yo kurimbura abaturage hakireshejwe kubicisha inzara.
Ushaka kumva icyo REVOLISIYO ya CORONAVIRUS bivuze yahera n’aho.

Padiri Thomas NAHIMANA,
Perezida wa Guverinoma y’u Rwanda ikorera mu buhungiro.

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Rwanda, covid-19: another lunatic measure!

In Rwanda, wonders shall never end! During this time of COVID-19 and the lockdown measures decreeted by Kigali Government, another lunatic decision was made: an online teaching platform.  A wonderful idea, isn’t it? But something is rotten. Follow me!

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Rwanda Education Board announces the setting up of an online learning initiative. However, the teaching platform requires other tools such as computers, tablets or smartphone; power and internet connection. All these are not available to rwandan students, especially in rural areas.

According to CIA Factbook about 3, 7 million people used internet in 2017, that is about 30% of the total population. By June 2019, internet subscriptions are said to be 6.2 millions representing 51.6% ( RURA 2018-2019 report). Knowing how the government uses cooked statistics, let us keep it as it is for now.  The most appaling is electricity availability. The number of customers with access to electricity is 951,613 (less than a million)  with an annual energy supply equivalent to 854,183.87 MWh (for home and industrial consumption).  One should recall that the total population is a little more than 12 millions!

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It is important to note that currently, based on REB statistics, Rwanda has more than 1 million enrolled students (secondary, vocational and tertiary schools).

What about computers, tablets and/ or smartphones? Here is what Rwandans have to say:

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The government of Rwanda intends to impress the international community by putting in place far-fetched solutions which cannot fit into the national context. No machines, no electricity and no internet, yet you pretend to run an online teaching platform!

What’s a lunacy! Wonders shall never end.

Chaste Gahunde


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“Global Immediate Ceasefire to Fight COVID-19” UN urges.

Transcripts of the message of the secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.

March 23rd, 2020.

Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19.
The virus does not care abour nationality or ethnicity, faction or face. It attacks all, relentlessly. Menwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world. The most vulnerable – women and children, people with disabilities, the marginalized and the displaced – pay the highest price. They are also at the highes risk of suffering devastating losses from Covid-19.
Let’s not forget that in war-ravaged countries, health systems have collapsed, health professionals already few in number have often been targeted. Refugees and others displaced by violent conflict are doubly vulnerable. The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war. That is why today, I am calling for immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world. It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight for our lives.
To warring parties I say: pull back from hostilities, put aside mistrust and animosity, silence the guns, stop artillery, end the airstrikes. This is crucial to help create corridors for life-saving aid. To open precious windows for diplomacy, to bring hope to places to the most vulnerable to Covid-19. Let us take inspiration from coalitions and dialogue slowly taking place among rival parties in some parts to enable joint approaches to Covid-19. But we need much more, end the sickness of war and fight the disease that is ravaging our world.
It starts by stopping the fighting everywhere. Now. That is what our human family needs, now more than ever.

Antonio Guterres

Secrétaire Général

Organisation des Nations Unies


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