Between 01 and February 2, 2014 in Bruxelles has played meeting of Rwandan opposition parties organized by Faustin Twagiramungu , former Prime Minister from 1994 to 1995 in the first post- genocide government.
Most Parties who participated are linked the Hutu Power ideology of racial supremacy that led to the genocide in 1994. The intent of the meeting was to create a united front of the Hutu parties to implement a regime change in Rwanda.
Faustin Twagiramungu , Hutu born in 1945 in the province of Gyangugu ( border with South Kivu , Congo ) , in August 1992, became president of the party Democratic Republican Movement (MDR ), a Hutu party who opposed the government of Juvenal Habyariamana managing to impose as Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana in 1994 , brutally murdered during the first days of the Rwandan Holocaust .
Twagiramungu was appointed prime minister in the first government after the genocide but he submitted his demission on August 28, 1995 because of deep disagreements with the Rwandan Patriotic Front .
Exiled in Belgium, becames the director of the information website Twagiramungu.net . For 19 years he has tried to unite the Hutu opposition in exile. In 2003 he returned to Rwanda to stand for presidential elections, hastily leaving the country soon after the election results and the charge of the heavy electoral fraud hurled by him against by the Rwandan government .
“It ‘s high time for the Rwandan government to open a dialogue with the opposition capable of providing a solution to the political problems in Rwanda. If the government will not be ready to talk , we will be forced to use other means. “says Twagiramungy the weekly The East African.
What would be the ” other means” ?
The answer lies in the alliance that the Party Dream Rwanda Initative – RDI led by Faustin Twagiramungu signed in July 2013 with the terrorist group Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR ) operating in Congo and Tanzania .
The FDLR does not hide his intentions to overthrow the government in Kigali and re-establish the racial Nazi regime fell during the Genocide of 1994 because of the struggle for the liberation of the country led by the Rwandan Patriotic Front led by Paul Kagame, current President Rwanda.
An attempt at invasion from the Congo and Tanzania was already attempt in September 2013 and failed due to the timely information received from the U.S. Secret Service and Uganda.
The meeting in Brussels was preceded by a mysterious visit Faustin Twagiramungu in Tanzania, on 19 January 2014. The former Prime Minister was hosted by the Tanzanian government in a secret location and placed under police protection .
The aim of his visit was to convince President Kikwete to put pressure on the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region to ensure that the regional leaders oblige President Kagame to start peace talks with the terrorist group FDLR and the creation of a government of national unity , the only conditions that could deter the FDLR to invade Rwanda. The visit and the meeting with President Kikwete has been denied by the Tanzanian government .
The meeting in Brussels seems to outline the strategy of the front Hutu Power: The request to open a dialogue with the political and armed opposition in order to create a government of national unity, or the invasion of Rwanda by the FDLR forces . The choice remain to Kigali Government .
The same position was taken in November 1994 by the Rwandan Government in Exile , took refuge under French protection in Goma , North Kivu, Zaire ( now Democratic Republic of Congo). After having implemented the first genocide in Africa modern history, causing the deaths of one million of Rwandan citizens , the Rwandan Government in Exile, defeated militarily , asked to Paul Kagame to form a government of national unity under threat of invasion from Zaire .
After 20 years, the tactic has not changed since the most of the leaders of the opposition Hutu Power Rwandan in Europe is formed by former Ministers and Generals of Habyarimana Government, many of them now free citizens of France or Belgium.
The request to initiate a dialogue is in line with the uprising in May 2013 by the Tanzanian President Kikwete , rejected by the Rwandan government on the basis that any dialogue with the leaders of the genocide is an unconstitutional act .
The refusal of Kigali provoked the most atrocious deportation of immigrants in recent years with more than 50,000 Rwandans arrested by the Tanzanian police in July 2013 and brutally deported to Rwanda. All their properties looted and stolen. Mixed families Tanzanian and Rwandan separate dramatically without means of subsistence. Everything under the indifferent eyes of the international community .
Half of the victims of so-called “foreign Rwandans ” were in reality descendants of Rwandan refugees fled to Tanzania after the first massacre against ethnic Tutsis in 1957 , most of them naturalized citizens of Tanzania .
The mass deportation finally cracked the relations between the two countries members of the East African Community and created two opposing sides within the EAC: Burundi and Tanzania on the one hand and Kenya , Rwanda, Uganda on the other. A division that may jeopardize the harmonious economic, political and monetary union drawn on the model of the European Union.
The FDLR militias are regrouping in various locations of North Kivu and South Kivu near the border with Rwanda and, a more modest contingent in Tanzania’s border towns.
One thing certain is the existence of political and military maneuvers done bt Hutu Power front supported by France and Belgium. Less certain is the thickness that really these maneuvers .
At a meeting in Brussels , financed by France and Belgium, according to reliable sources , there has been a timid presence of the delegates of the two main Hutu opposition parties : the Rwanda National Congress ( RCN ) , founded by former intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya , murdered on January 1, 2014 at a hotel in Johannesburg , South Africa and the Union of Democratic Forces ( UDF) , whose leader : Victoire Ingabire was imprisoned in Rwanda in 2010 and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment with accusations of spreading genocidal ideologies and support subversive attempts against the Rwandan government .
The Union of Democratic Forces was founded by Ingabire in April 2006. It is a platform of some parties Hutus into exile among which the most important is the Rally for the Return of Refugees and Democracy in Rwanda (FDR ), a party founded in April 1995 in the town of Mugunga , Zaire, by former members of the genocidal government in exile.
The FDR collaborated actively with the genocidal forces in refugee camps in Congo , with the complicity of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ( UNHCR) , propagating ethnic hatred among the refugees , enlisting young people in genocidal militias and raising funds from various NGOs International , immediately diverted to the purchase of weapons.
The Union of Democratic Forces is considered a ploy designed by Victoire Ingabire to offer a more moderate face to the FDR of which she is President.
The timid presence of the RNC and UFD at the meeting in Brussels stressed that the initiative promoted by Faustin Twagiramungu may not find a consensus between the political forces Hutu Power in exile, rather than being seen as a attempt to take over the leadership of the Rwandan Nazi racial movement.
The two main Hutu opposition parties are suffering serious internal crises.
After the assassination of Karegeya the RNC has suffered a serious internal political crisis that ended with the resignation of two founding members : Dr. Paulin Murayi Kabuga and his wife Winnie , who formed his own party.
The Union of Democratic Forces does not sail in good water . The party is upset by an internal struggle between Boniface and Nkiko Nsengimana Twangirimana , the two most important leaders after Victoire Ingabire .
The Hutu parties in Europe , formed by former generals and politicians of President Juvenal Habyariamana , which poses as a democratic alternative to the current government in Kigali, in reality they hardly find support among the population in Rwanda thanks to prudent policies implemented by the Government to overcome ancient ethnic hatreds .
These parties only collect support whitin the Hutu diaspora in Europe and are funded directly by the French and Belgian governments . To avoid legal problems and embarrassments to their Donors, all these parties are registered as cultural associations , leaving the political protection to France, the major Donor of the International Criminal Court. The European Constitution prohibits the establishment of political parties or organizations that glorify genocide and ethnic hatred .
In the context Rwandan democratic and political context these parties are totally unimportant . The weakness of the opposition parties in the country offers the best guarantee for an electoral victory of the Rwandan Patriotic Front in 2017 elections.
” Currently , no opposition party inside or outside the country can be a serious threat to the FPR in anticipation of the election of 2017 if President Paul Kagame will decide to abandon the presidency or that partecipate through amendment of the Constitution.” says The East African .
To support the claim of the weekly magazine The East African is none other than Frank Habineza leader of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda : “It will not be easy for each party to defeat the Rwandan Patriotic Front .” Habineza , unlike other opposition leaders , is focusing on the consolidation of its newly born party and not to accuse the government of having established a dictatorship of the minority Tutsi , charges of which it is not easy to see comparisons in the social and political reality in Rwanda.
The change of regime , coveted by nostalgic Hutu Power, is possible only through a military solution .
The Hutu parties in Europe cannot play any role even in a hypothetical victory of the FDLR. Any new government will be formed by the generals of the terrorist group . For the Hutu political leaders in exile will be reserved some secondary places.
Although strongly denied by the UN Peace Mission in Congo, MONUSCO , the figures of actual FDLR force should be around 14,000 men , two thousand of them concentrated over the Tanzanian border and the majority in the two provinces of Kivu , Congo .
Despite the excellent weapons received from the government in Kinshasa and the training of French military advisers present at the east of the Congo since 2013, the majority of FDLR invading forces is composed of Congolese recruits also are certainly not motivated by a genocidal ideology . For the majority of these new recruits the Hutu Power ideology is nothing but a convenient way to survive and to be able to loot with impunity the civilian population holding a weapon under Congolese Government protection welded by common affairs in the illegal trade in minerals. The strong core of FDLR is composed of about 5,000 men involved in the 1994 genocide with an age between 40 and 50 years .
An invasion of Rwanda would trigger automatically a military cooperation pact signed between Kenya , Rwanda and Uganda which forecast an immediate intervention of the allies armies in case of aggression of one of the signatory countries .
The Hutu Power ideology has many similarities with Nazis one, but differs on the fate of these two racial ideologies . With the defeat of World War II the Nazi leaders escaped , thanks to the Vatican , but they had no hope of reforming the Nazi party , create a guerrilla war and regain power in Germany, since no Power Nations were willing to support them. Simply they hid themselves for the most part in Latin America and remade a new life.
Rwandans genocidal , by contrast, are supported by some European and African powers that permit them to represent a serious threat for democracy and the development of Rwanda at distance of twenty years after the fall of Hutu Power regime . The FDLR receive weapons, ammunition, money, the ability to manage important mines in east DRC and impunity guaranteed also by the MONUSCO thanks to the support of France, Belgium , DRC and Tanzania.
The French strategy of encirclement of Rwanda and weakening of the East African Community to restore the Great Lakes region under its control, began to highlight unexpected issues .
Burundi , who is currently managing a difficult political situation , a week ago has expressed a desire to join the Kenya , Rwanda, Uganda team within the EAC , breaking the anti Tutsi alliance with Tanzania . The survival of the Congolese government is hanging by several internal threats and in Tanzania are rising separatists winds on Zanzibar.
The political and democratic context of Rwanda , threatened by genocidal forces operating in the east of Congo, is part of a delicate regional context.
President Yoweri Museveni has been forced to candidate again at the 2016 presidential elections because the family succession project is not yet mature . South Sudan is devastated by civil war which promises long-lasting. Burundi risks the resumption of the civil war that ended in 2003, and DRC risks a progressive anarchic balkanization of the Country.
The solution remain political and inter regional .
The venom of genocide and ethnic hatred is not a Rwandan or Burundian problem. It’s affecting most of the countries of the Great Lakes .
This cancer is based on the historical Bantu inferiority complex and Tutsi Israeli syndrome that push them to the aggressive foreign policies . Both the psychological attitudes have been artificially created by colonialisms like English, French, Belgian and by 94 genocide.
A military solution would create a long-term regional instability . Hardly the Rwandan army would be limit to reject a possible invasion of FDRL. Most probably will in turn invade DRC to permanently destroy this terrorist group , triggering a regional war with strong ethnic connotations uncertain outcome .
The international community has still time to put its positive influence to prevent the disaster that will bring a regional conflict . Unfortunately, the current signs are not encouraging.
The positions of Belgium, France, Great Britain and the United States are being radicalized by strengthening their respective fields : Francophone and Anglophone with a strong likelihood of resumption of the Cold War between the Western powers for control of the region’s natural resources .
The promise of MONUSCO to attack the FDLR once all its forces will be concentrated in specific areas in order to prevent an invasion is still relegated to the very famous as questionable art of propaganda of the head of UN peacekeepers in Congo : Martin Kobler . To date there are no MONUSCO offensives against the FDLR who are organizing undisturbed .
The last extremely negative signal comes from the International Tribunal for Crimes in Rwanda , based in Arusha, Tanzania and funded by the United Nations .
On 11 February, the General Augustin Ndindiliyimana and Major Francois- Xanvier Nzuwonemeye were acquitted of the crimes committed during the genocide for lack of evidence.
The General Ndindiliyimana coordinated the genocide in Kigali and to the east of the country. His genocidal acts are named in various reports of General Roméo Dallaire , commander of: UNAMIR.
Major Nzuwonemeye has personally assassinated Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyiamana and led a FAr battalion that massacred ten Belgian soldiersduring the first month of the genocide in Kigali .
A third defendant : Commander Squadrons of Extermination : Innocent Sagahutu , saw his sentence decreased from 20 to 15 years in prison. Even the fate of the former Chief of the Armed Forces and member of the Coalition for the Defence of the Republic ( CDR ): Augustin Bizimungu could reserve some surprises.
The acquittal of two senior officers Hutu is an insult to justice and to the memory of survivors. At the same time is encouraging the Hutu Power ideology and the FDLR. Both criminals now free of charges will likely to achieve the control of the terrorist group in Congo in order to regain lost power and prestige .
“This is justice denied . These men have planned the genocide of our population and are now free. “said Jean -Pierre bitterly Dusingizemungu , President of the African Holocaust survivors Association : Ibuka .