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The East African : January 20th 2014
16 KIGALI AND ITS ‘TRAITORS’ In death, as in life, Karegeya courts controversy Investigato≥s say the fo≥me≥ Rwandan exte≥nal secu≥ity chief may have been st≥angled By A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT The EastAfrican A You cannot betray Rwanda and get away with it.” President Paul Kagame s slain former Rwanda external security chief Patrick Karegeya is laid to rest, his surprise death on January 1 continues to be a focus of debate. Mr Karegeya, 53, was found dead through what investigators have said appears to be strangulation in a top hotel in South Africa where he has lived since 2007. He fled there following his fallout with President Paul Kagame. He was scheduled to be buried in South Africa on Saturday, January 18, after Uganda rescinded its earlier approval for his family to return his body because he was a Rwandan national. In fact, he was born in Ntungamo, in western Uganda where his parents have lived since fleeing Rwanda in the 1950s. He formally returned to Rwanda in 1994 after serving in high places in the army in Uganda. At a sombre funeral his family organised at an Anglican church in suburban Bukoto north of Kampala, Leah, his widow, was unequivocal in her condemnation of her husband’s killers. In a cryptic speech a relative read out for her, she said the “spirit of confusion” had attacked Mr Karegeya’s killers and that “their souls were troubled and they cannot speak peace.” “Without being direct, her re- marks were interpreted to point a finger at Kigali where President Kagame’s stern warning that Rwanda’s “traitors” will soon or later be visited with the consequences of their “betrayal” was seized upon by his opponents as a veiled admission that his government had a hand in Karegeya’s death. Speaking at a National Prayer who betray Rwanda are of deep concern to us.” President Kagame appeared to echo similar statements his Prime Minister, Pierre Habumuremyi, and Minister of Defence, James Kabarebe, had earlier made. On Monday January 6, Mr Habumuremyi posted on Twitter how, “Betraying citizens and their country that made you a man shall always bear consequences to you.” President Kagame said that his A member of the Rwanda National Congress holds a picture and sketches of President Paul Kagame portrayed as a Nazi leader during a demonstration outside the Rwandan embassy in Pretoria on January 9. Picture: AFP Breakfast on Sunday, January 12, a visibly irritated President Kagame reportedly said: “You cannot betray Rwanda and get away with it. There are consequences for betraying your country.” The remark drew a quiet con- demnation from the US, its bosom ally. At a daily press briefing on January 16, Jen Psaki, a spokesperson at the US’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, commonly known as the Department of State, told reporters that Washington was “troubled by the succession of what appear to be politically motivated murders of prominent Rwandan exiles. President Kagame’s recent statements about “consequences” for those government had a right to pursue whoever betrays the country and commits treasonous acts. Emphasising that Rwanda bore the first responsibility to protect itself, he told his officials not to waste time denying that position since other countries have done worse things in their own defence. “Instead of you denying what- ever is being said, why don’t you ask yourselves why you should not do what you are accused of doing?” President Kagame challenged his listeners. The EastAfrican NEWS JANUARY 18-24,2014 REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (EOI) TENDER TITLE: The Operations Manager - Mobile will be based in Nairobi-Kenya and report to the Global Director, Mobile(GD-Mobile). His/ her role will be to manage the functional and commercial relationship between CAB International (CABI) and the key stakeholders in the mobile industry (e.g. Mobile Network Operators, Value Added Service (VAS) providers, content providers, rural service providers etc.). Working closely with GD-Mobile to formulate and implement CABIs mobile strategies (Go2Market, Product/Service Design etc.) in the countries/regions of operations, the Operation Manager will oversee and ensure that the key stakeholders are engaged as per the requirement of the mobile projects of CABI in different countries. Established over 100 years ago, CABI is an international intergovernmental not-for-profit sciencebased development and information organization. Please see our website www.cabi.org for further details about our organisation and on the advertisement. The successful candidate will: Manage partnerships/collaboration with key stakeholders (current and prospective) for regional mobile-based business activities on defined projects including management of local relationship with mobile national operators; Monitor key local and regional trends in mobile service provision and recommending tactical responses; Development of project concepts/proposals; Define service descriptions and working with IT & Business Development teams to deliver the new product/services; Developing business models and cases for new mobile services; Market Scoping/ research and opportunity scanning; Liaise with other CABI Centers and Corporate business units; Developing marketing and/or promotional plans for mobile projects; Networking and Key Account Management; Contribute to recruitment and management of sub-contractors and outsourced service partners. 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CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO PROVIDE TRADE POLICY ADVICE AND TRIPARTITE FREE TRADE AREA (FTA) PROGRAMME COORDINATION AND MANAGEMENT TENDER NUMBER: PO/20130548 The East African Community (EAC) is a regional organisation mandated by the governments of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda to spearhead the East African economic, social and political integration agenda. In line with this, EAC wishes to contract a Trade Policy and Tripartite FTA Co-ordinator to facilitate the EAC Partner States to develop EAC negotiating positions prior to engaging at the tripartite level. The detailed Terms of Reference for this consultancy and the application form can be obtained at TradeMark East Africa’s website www.trademarkea.com/work-with-us. Interested and qualified individual consultants must register and apply online ONLY on the TradeMark East Africa procurement portal at the website: http://procurement.trademarkea.com. Any queries must be directed to email@example.com. 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