Media review April 13, 2022

Media review April 13, 2022
President Kagame was seen off by his host Sassou Nguesso on Wednesday. PHOTO | Urugwiro

Nguesso bids farewell to President Kagame at end of visit

President Paul Kagame has concluded his three-day State visit to the Republic of Congo. He was seen off by his host President Sassou Nguesso on Wednesday morning.

In Brazzaville, President Kagame addressed a joint session of the Congolese Parliament on Monday where he described the visit as "an opportunity to deepen the friendship between Rwanda and Congo, and strengthen cooperation for the benefit of the citizens of our two countries."

Rwanda opened its embassy in Congo in 2013, which covers countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), a bloc it rejoined in 2015.

The national carrier RwandAir serves Brazzaville.

On Tuesday, the two heads of State held tête-à-tête talks before presiding over the signing of bilateral agreements in sectors of economic partnership, mining, SMEs and handcrafts, and cultural exchange.

President Kagame and President Sassou Nguesso also visited Oyo, hometown of the latter where they toured the Museum of Kiebe-Kiebe, a milk factory, a farm and a modern abattoir.

President Kagame expected in Jamaica

President Paul Kagame is expected in Jamaica on Wednesday for a State visit.

The visit was confirmed by the Jamaica Information Service, the agency of the Government of Jamaica responsible for disseminating information about government programs, projects, and services.

According to the agency, a statement by the country’s Office of the Prime Minister indicates that President Kagame’s visit, which comes during the year of Jamaica’s 60th anniversary of independence, represents an important opportunity for the deepening of bilateral relations between the two countries.

Ahead of President Kagame’s visit to Jamaica, Rwanda’s High Commissioner to the Caribbean ambassador Claver Gatete virtually presented his Letters of Credence to Sir Patrick Allen, Governor-General of Jamaica.

Ambassador Gatete is Rwanda’s designate and Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations, and the designated High Commissioner of Rwanda to Jamaica.

Rwanda concludes week-long mourning of Genocide victims

Rwanda on Wednesday concludes the week of national mourning with a ceremony dedicated to remembrance of politicians killed during the Genocide against the Tutsi in 1994 for opposing that genocidal ideology.

The event is held at Rebero Genocide memorial site in Kicukiro District. It is a resting place to politicians who were killed during the genocide either because they were Tutsis or were against the brutal regime and became victims of their political views because they were portrayed to be an impediment to the planned genocide.

The politicians were members of political parties such as Liberal Party (PL), Social Democratic Party (PSD) or from Republican Democratic Mouvement (MDR), which called for peace and reconciliation, pushed for political dialogue and condemned hate ideology that was being promoted by the then genocidal regime.

They include Joseph Kavaruganda, Faustin Rucogoza, Landouald Ndasingwa, Charles Kayiranga, Aloys Niyoyita, Venantie Kabageni, Andre Kameya, Jean De La Croix Rutaremara, Augustin Rwayitare, Frederic Nzamurambaho, Felicien Ngango, and Jean Baptiste Mushimiyimana.

Meanwhile, commemoration activities will continue for 100 days until July 3.