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Rwandan Genocide Survivor Claude Gatebuke makes his closing remarks at the August 3rd Press Briefing

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Published on Aug 15, 2010

Rwandan activist and genocide survivor Claude Gatebuke was amongst the speakers at the National Press Club on August 3rd. The Press Briefing was organized to denounce the "sham" elections that took place on August 9th in Rwanda.

Speakers:

Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation (sent written statement due to medical reasons)

Peter Erlinder, International Humanitarian Law Institute of Minnesota, William Mitchell College of Law

Pascal Kalinganire, Organization for Peace, Justice and Development in Rwanda and Great Lakes Region (OPJDR)

Claude Gatebuke, Rwandan genocide survivor and activist

Rwandan Elections: Implications for Peace and Stability in Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region

A call for Change in US Policy from Supporting Strongmen to Supporting Strong Institutions

President Obama said, in his 2009 speech in Accra, Ghana, that America should support strong institutions and not strong men. However in the case of Rwanda, this has been no more than rhetoric. Rwandans, like most Africans, cheered Obama's election, hoping that it might signal a new, more peaceful and cooperative relationship between the U.S. and Africa, but Obama has expanded AFRICOM, the U.S. Africa Command, and now he remains silent as Rwanda's strongman, President Paul Kagame, prepares a sham presidential election to retain his brutal grip on power.

We are calling on President Obama and the U.S. State Department not to recognize the legitimacy of Rwanda's upcoming August 9th election results and to stop militarizing Africa and supporting repressive regimes.

Who: International Humanitarian Law Institute of Minnesota, William Mitchell College of Law, Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation, Foundation for Freedom and Democracy in Rwanda, Foreign Policy In Focus, Africa Faith and Justice Network, Africa Action, Friends of the Congo, Mobilization for Justice and Peace in Congo, Shalupe Foundation, Chicago Congo Coalition and Organization for Peace, Justice and Development in Rwanda and Great Lakes Region (OPJDR).

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