Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
made his view known on Thursday in Abuja at the 24th meeting of the
Committee of Governors of Central Banks of the WAMZ
As the African Union sets up a panel tasked with finding a binding
solution to the crisis in Clote d'Ivoire, we ask if there could ever be
a case for intervention by an African military force.
Rwanda Arrests Four Generals
Three top Rwandan military generals and a Colonel were yesterday suspended from the national army and placed under house arrest for alleged "indiscipline".
Highly placed security sources told this newspaper that the quartet was earlier in the day summoned and questioned for hours by the Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. Charles Kayonga.
A military radio message was afterward reportedly sent out on orders of Gen. Paul Kagame to inform all Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) commanders and troops about the officers' alleged questionable businesses dealings with the Congolese neighbours.
As President, Gen. Kagame doubles as the Commander-in-Chief of the country's armed forces. The officers who have been confined are Lt. Gen. Fred Ibingira, the chief of staff of the Reserve Forces; Brig. Gen. Richard Rutatina, the military intelligence chief; Brig. Gen. Wilson Gumisiriza, commander of the RDF's 3rd Division and Col. Dan Munyuza, head of external Intelligence.
Rwandan military Spokesman, Col. Joseph Nzabamwita, last night said investigations are underway to establish the veracity of the allegations against the four accused.
"The RDF leadership suspended and placed them under hosue arrest as investigations are conducted into their suspected business dealings with civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo," Col. Nzabamwite said by telephone last night. "That is the indiscipline we are talking about."
The Colonel declined to specify the questionable business engagement, but ruled out the possibility the officers could have tapped Congolese gems.
It is not clear if the accused would be tried in a military court.
Insiders say the three generals are seen within RDF ranks to have had close working relations with renegade Rwandan generals; Kayumba Nyamwasa (former High Commissioner to India) and Patrick Karegeya (former intelligence chief), both exiled in South Africa. On the other hand, Col. Munyuza had hitherto been understood to be a Kagame loyalist.
He and general Rutatina, who is also Kagame's advisor on security matters, were both promoted to their present positions only last July.
he Rwandan army dismissed as "useless rumours" allegations that yesterday's swift action was prompted by suspicions the officers involved in subversive activities - and not just illegal businesses with Congolese civilians. Generals Nyamwasa and Karegeya are said to head a rebel outfit with an operational base in DRC.
Nyamwasa has twice survived assassination attempts in South Africa and his wife cited the hand of Kagame's government in the June 2010 shooting, something Kigali vehemently denied.
The runway officers are accused of plotting to topple Gen. Kagame's regime that they accuse of being a dictatorship. The country's intelligence agencies suspect emissaries or accomplices of the renegades could be behind the recent periodic deadly grenade attacks in the capital.
Kagame and the defectors were once close allies, but have in recent years fallen out due to differences over the country's governance./Allafrica News
Paul Kagame allies 'did not shoot down plane' that sparked Rwanda genocide
A French investigation into what sparked the 1994 Rwandan genocide appears to exonerate current President Paul Kagame and his Tutsi allies after Paris had previously accused him of triggering the killing of 800,000 people in 100 days.
Rwanda Arrests Four Generals
Three top Rwandan military generals and a Colonel were yesterday suspended from the national army and placed under house arrest for alleged "indiscipline". Highly placed security sources told this newspaper that the quartet was earlier in the day summoned and questioned for hours by the Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. Charles Kayonga.
Rwandan nationals detained in Uganda New Times
Ugandan security authorities are holding two Rwandans over 'charges' that the Police has declined to reveal, The New Times reports.
'What I can confirm to you is that Police detained them, but I cannot readily tell which charges they are accused of,' Judith Nabakoba, the Uganda Police spokesperson told The New Times in an interview yesterday.
Nabakoba said that the arrested individuals are currently detained at the Rapid Response Unit (RRU) in Kireka, a Kampala suburb.
BVC airlines owner -- Barthe Cortes arrested in Congo for lese majeste
On December 16th Barthe Cortes, owner of BVC airlines was arrested in Goma for four months for an offence against the dignity of the government (lese majeste ). Details of the arrest are unknown. Lese majeste arrests in Africa are rather rare. Usually the court gives other reason of arrest or; as it happens in countries of severe dictatorship, it does not give it at all.
Girls should have confidence to follow their dreams despite pressure
When the time comes for teenage girls to choose their career, pressure from their families and communities still are main barriers, and can lead to them abandoning their aspirations. 20-year-old Cecile Musanase, a first-year student at Akilah Institute for Women, says that at an early age she wanted to become a journalist, but she could not pursue her desired career.
'When I finished my ordinary level, I could not make my wanted choice,' Musanase recalls. 'Instead, my parents forced me to follow computer sciences.'
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