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Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa
Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa

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Lieutenant General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa is a former Rwandan military official. He served as Rwanda's High Commissioner to India from 2004-2010.


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Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa
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Place of Origin: Rwanda

Lt. General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa recieved his Bachelor's Degree from Makere University.

Nyamwasa's military career began when he joined the National Resistance Army rebel group under Yoweri Museveni in 1984.

He later joined the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) and became an intergral part of the force that took over the Rwandan government following the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Nyamwasa played an important role in assisting Paul Kagame as he rose to power. Later, Nyamwasa headed the RPF military intelligence as the RPF became the governing party of Rwanda. He later served as Chief of Staff.

In 2001, as the Army was reshuffled, he was replaced as Chief of Staff by General James Kabarebe. In November 2002, he was re-deployed as Head of Security Services.

In 2004, Nyamwasa was appointed Rwanda's High Commissioner to India. He served there until February 2010.

Currently Nyamwasa resides in South Africa where he sought aslyum in June 2010 following several accussations including his involvement in grenade attacks in Kigali and an attempted coup d'etat.

(Information found news.bbc.co.uk, monitor.co.ug, newtimes.co.rw)



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Lieutenant General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa is a former Rwandan military official. He served as Rwanda's High Commissioner to India from 2004-2010.

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Author: Thoma2009
Wed Jun 30 11:25:04 2010

At http://www.onehumanityproject.comxa.com the argument for global unity is supported in strong terms. That unity among humans could not be possible without the same phenomenon at regional and natioanl levels. The events that puts Rwanda on the spolight seem to be inclined in the negative. Do we still need to continue being reminded that the genocide of 1994 were perpetrated by those who must be brought to book? Does it call for deliberate assassinations in the fashion alleged in connection with Gen. Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa? Is this the way Africa should go? In the spirit of onehumanity, we in Africa must… [Read Full Text]

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