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Hotel Rwanda: why does Kagame want to take in Britain’s asylum seekers?

If President Paul Kagame has been tracking the furore over Priti Patel’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, he’s been doing it on the hoof. Kagame moves constantly these days: the news broke while he was en route to Barbados after a visit to Jamaica. In the past two months he has been to Congo-Brazzaville, Kenya (twice), Zambia, Germany (twice), Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Mauritania, Senegal and Belgium.

How the president of one of Africa’s poorest nations can afford all this travelling is a puzzle, and the fact that his Gulfstream jet is supplied by Crystal Ventures, his Rwandan Patriotic Front’s monopolistic investment arm, raises interesting budgetary questions. In a country where checks on the executive have been whittled away, the dividing line between a ruling party’s business interests and the presidential expense account is distinctly blurred.

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“LET CHOGM 2022 SET A GROUND FOR AN INCLUSIVE INTER RWANDAN DIALOGUE” Open Letter to Queen Elizabeth II

OPEN LETTER TO :

  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Head of the Commonwealth.
  • Heads of States and Governments members of the Commonwealth. (all)
  • Secretary General of the Commonwealth

RE: LET 2022 CHOGM SET A GROUND FOR AN INCLUSIVE INTER RWANDAN DIALOGUE

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Your Majesty,

Your Excellencies,

 It is decided. Irreversible. Or almost. The Commonwealth of Nations, an organization whose values and principles are democracy, good governance, human rights, rule of law amongst others, is going to hold its highest meeting in a liberticide country, Rwanda[1]. For a common citizen, this is heart-breaking. Why? Because in a country under dictatorship, where top leaders have no respect of their own people they are supposed to protect, the hope is turned to external forces, and the Commonwealth is a such force. You can imagine what a disappointment it can be to wake up to the news that your hope, your expected advocate is supporting your persecutor! The leadership of ISHEMA Party, a political organization in opposition to the ruling party RPF, takes the liberty to alert you on what you might not be aware of and could harm the good image the Commonwealth citizenry has of the noble organization. At the same occasion, we request your mediation between the government of Rwanda and the opposition through an inter Rwandan dialogue to shape the future of our nation where “never again” shall have sense.

I. Kagame, the Commonwealth Chair-in-Office (CIO)

One of biggest achievements in the process of self-realization of any dictator would be to be legally recognized as the Head of more than 50 countries from all corners of the globe. For Mr Kagame, this would not have happened, had the leader of Rwanda respected the Constitution of 2003 which provided that “under no circumstances may anyone serve more than two presidential terms”. The President whose role is to guarantee the protection of the Constitution failed his mission, not by omission, rather by a deliberate action aimed at self-aggrandizement, self-enrichment, and exclusion as well as deprivation of others’ rights on political participation and competition.

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Rwanda- Royaume Uni. Boris Johnson et Paul Kagame dans le business des demandeurs d’asile

Jeudi le 14 avril 2022, tous les principaux médias occidentaux ont diffusé la nouvelle faisant état de la signature entre le Royaume Uni et le Rwanda d’un accord selon lequel tous les demandeurs d’asile en Grande Bretagne qui auraient atteint ce pays illégalement seraient dorénavant expulsés et déportés au Rwanda.

Les réactions ont été nombreuses à travers le monde. Que ce soit au Royaume Uni-même où les partis d’opposition ont critiqué cet accord ou dans les ONG qui l’ont dénoncé aussi. Même le HCR, chargé de veiller sur la protection des réfugiés partout dans le monde, mandat qu’il tient en tant qu’organe des Nations Unies, l’a dénoncé.

Au-delà des considérations juridiques et humanitaires que relèvent ces instances, il y a lieu de souligner aussi et faire observer les dessous des cartes dans ce marché en ce qui concerne Paul Kagame et sa clique au pouvoir à Kigali mais aussi Boris Johnson et son gouvernement conservateur.  Tel est l’objet du présent article.

Partie émergée de l’iceberg

L’accord avec le Rwanda, qui sera financé par le Royaume Uni à hauteur 120 millions de livres (144 millions EUR), prévoit que les migrants – dont ni les nationalités ni les conditions d’arrivée ne sont pas précisées – soient « intégrés dans les communautés à travers le pays », selon le communiqué publié par Kigali.

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