A fresh look at Rwanda's history by former refugee Patricia Bamurangirwa Patricia Bamurangirwa was born in Rwanda in 1949.
The outbreak of the civil war in the 1960s ended her education, and her family fled from Rwanda, first as refugees to the Congo and Uganda and later to Tanzania and Kenya. Deprived of an education and stable upbringing, Patricia has become interested in the reason behind the wars and violence Rwanda and its people suffered.
She decided to write this book to set the record straight regarding the common myths about the history of Rwanda and its people. 

Many who write about the history of my country have authority, education or money, but I had always hoped that I could express my own opinion about my country, despite having none of these attributes. I approached politicians, elders, the rich and the poor to gather information about Rwanda, observes Patricia. 
It is important to understand the country's successive periods of history, in order to understand Rwanda today, adds Patricia, who now lives in the West Midlands and hopes that her book will offer a fresh perspective on the country and its people.
This book is divided into three parts. Starting with the formation of Rwanda, it shows how the tribes, Banyarwanda Tutsi, Twa and Hutu lived in harmony under the rule of a king. It then examine Rwanda under colonialism, when the Belgiums devised an ethnic system that raised the Hutus above the Tutsis and laid the groundwork of the future tensions in the country. Finally, the last part examines Rwanda as it entered the period of the 1994 genocide when over 20% of the population was killed and the world stood by.

The book does not simply narrate events in Rwandas history, but seeks to provide some clarity on the cause rather than the effects of the current state of affairs. It is not a book simply about the genocide, but a look at how the countrys history has shaped the events of modern times.

PUBLICATION DATE 23 Oct 2013 ISBN: 9781783060412 Price: £9.99 PRESS RELEASE PRESS PACK for author interviews, review or competition copies, articles, photos or extracts please contact Jane Rowland Tel: 0116 279 2299 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. troubador publishing, 9 priory business park, wistow road, kibworth, leicester le8 0rx

Agenda

1.Opening remarks/Welcome

2.Apologies

3.Minutes of previous AGM

4.Matters arising from the Minutes

5.Presentation of Annual Report (Chair/Secretary)

6.Adoption of Annual Report

7.Appointment of Auditors/Independent Examiner(Trustees)

8.Election of Management Committee

9.Motions to be put to the AGM

10.Closing remarks

1.Opening remarks/Welcome

Chairman of WM-RCA
Appolinaire Kagaruka delivered a speech to opening the AGM and welcome the
members of community.

2.Apologies

Individuals who have been unable to attend apologise by sending messages read out and recorded and a
general apology from chairman to all members of community for any problems or misunderstanding happened during his time.

3.Minute of Previous AGM

As usual copies of the minute placed and handed to the members attended
4.Matter arising from the Minute

Chair asked the matter to be arising: some good proposes raised and adopted.

5.Presentation of Annual Report(Chairman)

Chairman of WM-RCA Appolinaire Kageruka presented and delivered speech explaining what committee
have done during their mandate, more things have been done including:

1.2010 Exhibition
Presenting Rwanda Past Now and Future in Birmingham Drum centre

2.Rwanda Genocide Against Tutsi Commemoration every year

3.Participating in Rwanda culture day organised in Suffolk including youth activities like sport(Football)

4.Participating in Rwanda Presidential election

5.Hosting and participating in Agaciro Fund Development in UK

6.Organising Rwanda culture day in west midland

7.Participating in Rwanda day UK

In summery numerous achievement have been reached now it time set the aims and target for the new committee to be elected in AGM

6.Adoption of Annual Report

All members attended have adopted and agreed to the annuals report some raised some questions which have dealt and find solution on place.

7.Appointment of Trustees

As some proposes and issues agreed to be dealt and find solution in place some propose have been dealt and members of community get their right to choose appoint the trustees of community. A lot of names comes up and members agreed to 4 names of them which will be the trustees of community are:

1.Bishop Jonathan Ruhumuriza

2.Pastor Jack Bishweka

3.Maman Patricia Bamurange

4.Dr Jeff

Some issues have been solved in place others are still ongoing and will be handed to new committee to find a proper solution.

8.Election of Management Committee

Referring to our constitution which Providing the guidance on the election of committee including the length of time they should serve each individuals person who attended the AGM, Rwandan belong in WM-RCA and eligible wishing to stand in any post have been given equal right to present his/her candidature to any post and time to tell and present to community member what his/her will do in another world to present his/her plan.

After very Cleary explanation the chairman of community and all his Committee hand over the power to the person who chaired the election committee organisation who take over and ordering to start cast vote accordingly the post.

The Election was free and fair. The members of committee cast their vote

After all members finished to cast their vote the following people who get more 50% of the vote have approved by members and chairman of election organisation:

WM-RCA Chairman :Bosco Ngabomnzima

Vs Chairman : Appolinaire Kageruka

Secretary: Odille Bushongore

Treasury: Hadji Mbabe

Diaspora: Albert Niyonzima

Welfare Youth, Culture: Leonard Mutangana

Gender: Juliette

Media Communication :Oswald Manzi

9.Motion to be put to the AGM

Motion have been put to the AGM all thing agreed during AGM have been received and handed to the new chairman of Community.

10.Closing Remark

The new chairman of community delivered a remark speech asking the support of all members of community and to help the committee to implement and honour all proposition agreed in AGM

He promised to do utmost to justify the faith community members of WM-RCA have placed in him.

Closing thanking all the people who attended for their precious time which show how they are committed and care to the own community.

Chairman :Bosco
Ngabonzima

Genocide

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Culture

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Support

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