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Rwanda Maj Goes To USA

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th April 2003 03:00 AM

A TOP Rwandese dissident, Major Alphonse Fuluma who has been living in Uganda for the last two years was yesterday relocated to the US,

A TOP Rwandese dissident, Major Alphonse Fuluma who has been living in Uganda for the last two years was yesterday relocated to the US,

A TOP Rwandese dissident, Major Alphonse Fuluma who has been living in Uganda for the last two years was yesterday relocated to the US, reports Steven Candia.
The Chief of Military intelligence, Col. Nobel Mayombo, yesterday confirmed Fuluma’s relocation, which he said, was “consistent with the London understanding between Uganda and Rwanda.”

Under the London understanding, both countries committed themselves to relocate to a third country, officers who flee their countries.

Fuluma, who left for the US through Entebbe International Airport on Wednesday evening, sneaked into Uganda in January 2001 and ever since has been at the centre of bad blood between the two countries, Mayombo said.

Rwanda singled him out as one of the key top Rwandese officers seeking asylum in Uganda who are bent on destabilising the Kigali government.

But Mayombo dismissed the allegations saying, “While in Uganda, we were able to restrain both his political and military intentions. Uganda was never used to train, arm or destabilise Rwanda.

“There is no evidence that he even opened a camp or trained any body for the purpose of destabilising Rwanda,” he said.

Fuluma’s relocation was coordinated by the UNCHR.

Mayombo said there were numerous assasination attempts on Fuluma which were foiled.
Other Rwandan dissidents who were relocated to a third country are Maj. Mupende, Maj. Bizimungu, minister of internal affairs, Rwaka and the speaker of the Rwandan parliament, Sebarenzi, Mayombo said.

Fuluma is a founder member of the RPA/RPF and served as an Inspector General in the RPA, a representative to the Rwandan Parliament and a military assistant to the chief of defence staff, Maj.Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa.

He played a key role in the Kisangani clashes.
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Rwanda Maj Goes To USA

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