Johnston Busingye

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Johnston Busingye said : “Unless and until invited to do so in accordance with the relevant laws and procedures, it would be inappropriate for the Executive to comment on any pending case, seek to influence the outcome, or intervene as proposed in your letter,” “Any such action would constitute improper interference with an independent judicial process. Rwandan law provides a clear procedure for requesting clemency, which Mr Byabagamba and Mr Rusagara are entitled to pursue, in accordance with relevant law” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, November 9, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “The problem of illicit brew is real, we are doing and will continue to do everything we can to limit it. We are working with the Police, citizens and local leaders to fight it” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, October 26, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We are on course to achieving an orderly, efficient and fast public transport sector and the strengthened road safety campaigns and operations are designed to achieve that target to guarantee safety for all,” External link

rnanews Friday, October 25, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye warned : “We have experienced external infiltrations but what everyone should know is that attacking Rwanda is committing suicide; know that when you attack Rwanda you will not go back, those who decide to put down their weapons will get justice and those who resist will meet their fate, those who support and send people to attack us are also advised not to send people to die… our security organs and Rwandans in general are awake and they have proved that,” “We have the will and we will continue working with other countries to fight these terror attacks, our territory will not be used by anybody to destabilize our neighbours,” External link

rnanews Friday, October 25, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Our wish is such that whoever has taken alcohol should not drive because this puts people’s lives at risk. We should focus on prevention rather than cure or postmortem. There is a direct cost of unsafe roads; in lives, property, vehicles, limbs, money, and more. This is simple logic” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, October 25, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “These are very young girls who, under various stressful conditions, committed abortion and infanticide. And the President finds it fitting to give them a second chance. They were convicted for the offences for which the President is allowed by the Constitution to grant mercy,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, October 12, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “My belief is that none of them will be remaining there (in prison, by Saturday) unless they were convicted this morning or yesterday” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, October 12, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “It is a gesture that is very good for us; that’s how we received it and I guess the beneficiaries also. Those ones who are released, it is also recognition of how they have conducted themselves while in prison; and the law allows it” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, October 12, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye told : “These are very young girls who, under various stressful conditions, commited abortion and infanticide. And the President finds it fitting to give them a second chance. They were convicted for the offences for which the President is allowed by the Constitution to grant mercy,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, October 11, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye told : “These are very young girls who, under various stressful conditions commit abortion and infanticide. And the President finds it fitting to give them a chance to have another life. They are convicted for the offenses that the President is allowed by the Constitution to grant mercy,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, October 11, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye noted : "Indeed it (fake news) violates the Luanda process. It was agreed at the 16th Sept 2019 Rwanda/ Uganda post-Luanda meeting, in Kigali that this hostile propaganda would cease," External link

allafrica Monday, September 30, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “The last 19 years of RNP dedicated and quality services to the people have not been in vain, we have a safer and secure country, and this is because of the strong partnership with the people and other government and private institutions,” External link

newtimes-RW Sunday, August 18, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We welcome views from anybody who is interested in the process and, for that matter, wishing to hold us to account on what we are doing,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, June 22, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “What this sector did can be done by other sectors as well, and not only the sectors, cells can do it too,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:56:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said ( about Police Constable ) : “We are here today not only to support our Police but also to acknowledge and cement the existing relations and partnership. The parade, smartness, equipment, the men and women matching before us comes from us to ensure peace, security and freedom, which lays a firm foundation for development and our country’s transformation,” External link

rnanews Wednesday, June 5, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said ( about Police Constable ) : “To Police officers graduating today, a lot is expected from you to supplement this journey of defining the safety and dignity of our country through teamwork and partnership with other Police officera and Rwandans to fight and prevent crimes,” External link

rnanews Wednesday, June 5, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said ( about Police Constable ) : "We are here today not only to support our Police but also to acknowledge and cement the existing relations and partnership. The parade, smartness, equipment, the men and women matching before us comes from us to ensure peace, security and freedom, which lays a firm foundation for development and our country's transformation," External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said ( about Police Constable ) : "To Police officers graduating today, a lot is expected from you to supplement this journey of defining the safety and dignity of our country through teamwork and partnership with other Police officers and Rwandans to fight and prevent crimes," External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye déclaré : «Ces crimes ont un impact négatif sur l’économie, sans parler des moyens de subsistance des populations. Cela affecte également le flux des investissements dans notre pays, malgré les efforts déployés pour le rendre plus attractif. Nous devons donc travailler toutes les heures de la journée pour nous assurer que ces criminels sont appréhendés» External link

rnanews Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Over 70 per cent of conflicts are settled by Abunzi, fostering harmony among communities and allowing people to continue with their day-to-day life and not spend a lot of time in courts,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, May 15, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Over 70 percent of conflicts are solved by Abunzi, creating harmony and allowing people go back to their work,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye déclaré : «Cette organisation qui documente l’histoire des familles anéanties est principalement composée de jeunes. Ils ont une bonne initiative pour imiter ce que d’autres jeunes ont fait pour libérer le pays et mettre un terme au génocide» External link

rnanews Monday, May 13, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “This organisation that is documenting the history of wiped out families is mainly composed of youth. They have a good initiative to emulate what other youth did to liberate the country and stop the Genocide,” External link

newtimes-RW Monday, May 13, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “It is this thinking, and this preparation and this state support that provided the conditions in which a million people could be killed in a hundred days across a whole country” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, May 2, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Bringing to justice all genocide suspects from the instigators to the implementers, through the Gacaca process was the best practical lesson in the respect of the human rights of Rwandans irrespective of social class,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, May 2, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “It is not surprising that he would clarify his personal position on the issue after the Supreme Court decided that the offences contravene the constitution except in regard to the Head of State,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:06:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "It is not surprising that he would clarify his personal position on the issue after the Supreme Court decided that the offences contravene the constitution except in regard to the Head of State," External link

newtimes-RW Friday, April 26, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We addressed the genocide ideology by going back to the roots, using the facts of history, culture and traditions. We encouraged the youth to get together and practised unity in all spheres of governance,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, April 7, 2019 10:42:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “The body language of leaders shows there is a window to review these kind of issues and we hope this warming of relations will continue. We do not want to entangle the future with the past because the two countries also have strategic interests,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, April 7, 2019 10:42:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We have come a long way in science and I want to assure you that the ultimate goal is to have all the necessary equipment and technical knowhow to provide accurate information about who is responsible for the crime,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, March 22, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : “We will examine global best practice on the issue, propose appropriate law, and implement accordingly,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, March 22, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye noted : "We think we have the technical basis now to launch into the development of a DNA database. That said, it is, first of all, a legal process. We will examine global best practice on the issue, propose appropriate law and implement accordingly," External link

BBCMonitoring Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Court bailiffs have the mandate to have financial information about those who owe money to government,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Court bailiffs have the mandate to have financial information about those who owe money to government,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:19:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye told : "The justice sector in Morocco is going through a huge reform and among the most important elements are building digital court programmes," External link

allafrica Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Today, we are at a level where individuals file their cases online, follow up on their cases online as well as receive telephone messages about their case proceedings. The only thing that requires people to come to courts is hearing" External link

allafrica Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye souligné : «Le Président Kagame ne cesse d’ouvrir les frontières du Rwanda pour une coopération fructueuse entre les peuples» External link

rnanews Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye souligné : «Le Maroc a beaucoup de pays amis puissants à travers le monde. Il a une grande histoire et de relations fortes. Il est écouté à travers le monde. Sa contribution à défendre la cause du Rwanda dans la poursuite des criminels qui ont endeuillé notre pays est un appui de grande valeur» External link

rnanews Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye rappelé : «Nous voulons renforcer la coopération entre le Rwanda et le Maroc. Nos chefs d’Etat se sont rendu mutuellement des visites. Nous voulons harmonier nos vues, échanger nos meilleures pratiques. C’est aussi dans cet esprit que le Secrétaire d’Etat du Ministère rwandais de la Justice a effectuée en Avril 2018 une visite au Maroc » External link

rnanews Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : "We continue to be modestly ranked in fighting corruption, reliability of police services, and independence of the judiciary. Beyond our borders, Rwanda has made her modest contribution in protecting people whose rights were or are imperiled by war and conflict" External link

allafrica Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:33:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : “We continue to be modestly ranked in fighting corruption, reliability of police services, and independence of the judiciary. Beyond our borders, Rwanda has made her modest contribution in protecting people whose rights were or are imperiled by war and conflict” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, December 11, 2018 4:48:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Pushing those who indulge in corruption should be a culture such that others fear it. We will, in anyway, win the fight against corruption. But, we will achieve this by shunning, preventing and fighting it, as well as punishing those convicted of corruption to the extent that those who know them, and their relatives will fear corruption,” “We will prevail over corruption when people fear it, and they will not fear it when they do not fear its consequences,” External link

newtimes-RW Sunday, December 9, 2018 2:32:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We condemn all attempts by external actors to inappropriately influence judicial processes in Rwanda. We will continue to vigorously enforce our laws on electoral integrity, public safety, and respect for the Judiciary,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:40:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said ( about Kigali-Rwanda ) : “Rwanda considers the termination an act of bad faith,” External link

coastweek Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:42:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said ( about Kigali-Rwanda ) : “Human Rights Watch is recycling old baseless allegations, for which they have no credible evidence, in a continuation of its entrenched, vindictive agenda against Rwanda,” External link

coastweek Monday, October 16, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Issues raised in court are determined by the court. If there is a claim of torture in court, the court is the proper place to examine it and determine what happened" External link

reuters-en Friday, October 13, 2017 8:20:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye déclaré ( about Kigali-Rwanda ) : "Le Rwanda est partie et respecte la Convention des Nations unies contre la torture ainsi que les lois nationales" External link

infosplusgabon Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:07:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye insisté ( about Kigali-Rwanda ) : "Le rapport s'inscrit plutôt dans le prolongement d'un programme enraciné et vindicatif contre le Rwanda" External link

infosplusgabon Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:07:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “There is no climate of fear whatsoever and that is one of many baseless reports we should expect in this season. This is not the first and last certainly,” External link

coastweek Friday, July 28, 2017 8:48:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “There is no climate of fear whatsoever and that is one of many baseless reports we should expect in this season. This is not the first and last certainly,” External link

coastweek Friday, July 28, 2017 7:11:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “It is the first time, in the last 13 years that we have come across such findings; these figures raise a lot of questions and we will need, together with researchers, to return to the drawing board and analyse it further,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:59:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye explained : "Sometimes you have a Rwandan citizen who commits an offence in Rwanda and is one day found on Malawian territory, sometimes have the Malawian citizen commits an offence in Malawi and are found on Rwandan territory. In order for both countries to do justice it is always important to have a framework for doing that justice," External link

BBCMonitoring Friday, February 24, 2017 4:38:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “The treaty was signed this morning. Also a Prisons Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding and a Prisoner Exchange Agreement were signed,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:23:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye added ( about Vincent Murekezi ) : “Murekezi is a case for the courts. What we concluded today is a bilateral framework without which it would be difficult for a court to grant an extradition. It is now up to the legal people, the prosecutors to decide how to use it in Murekezi's case,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:23:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Yes this is a good fresh page that has been turned. We hope to negotiate and conclude similar arrangements with other southern African sister states. Again it is two-way traffic, not one way,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:23:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye explained : “Sometimes you have a Rwandan citizen who commits an offence in Rwanda and is one day found on Malawian territory, sometimes have the Malawian citizen commits an offence in Malawi and are found on Rwandan territory. In order for both countries to do justice it is always important to have a framework for doing that justice,” External link

nyasatimes Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:29:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : “We are going to comply with what they (Malawi government) ask for and do everything possible to bring him here, we can’t sign the treaty in one month as it also involves Malawi but we will do whatever possible in our means,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:03:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “To the justice sector, the President is giving these young people another chance to reorganize their lives and shun crime. To ‘the bigger world’, it means, prison is not the end of life; you can actually turn your life positive even from prison and once you do that there is always going to be a dividend,” External link

newtimes-RW Sunday, February 5, 2017 2:12:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : “Secondly, the debate about ‘fair trial in Rwanda’ that has dominated UK courts for all the years is the same lame defence that was advanced by Genocide suspects at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), in the US, Norway, Canada, Netherlands and others before, and will continue being advanced,” “The plain motive for it is to escape justice. The difference is how courts fall for or against it. Many countries have sought and obtained verification, and proceeded to extradite or transfer suspects to Rwanda. Their proceedings monitored or not, meet the required fair trial standards” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, January 3, 2017 2:37:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “The intent to bring genocide suspects to trial should, in our view, override any other considerations. There should be no insurmountable barriers to this end” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, January 3, 2017 2:37:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We are in the struggle of choice whatever is done has to be in line with the set development agenda. We can’t allow crimes and accidents to stand in our way, and the media equally plays a big role in this line,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, December 15, 2016 1:40:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "The Law Reform Commission proposed that abortion provisions in the Penal Code be relaxed to allow abortion to be decided by doctors rather than courts. The amendment proposal will be sent to Cabinet and Parliament early next year. I trust that appropriate provisions on the issue will be proposed and passed," External link

allafrica Monday, December 12, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "The Law Reform Commission proposed that abortion provisions in the Penal Code be relaxed to allow abortion to be decided by doctors rather than courts. The amendment proposal will be sent to Cabinet and Parliament early next year. I trust that appropriate provisions on the issue will be proposed and passed," External link

allafrica Monday, December 12, 2016 9:47:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “The Law Reform Commission proposed that abortion provisions in the Penal Code be relaxed to allow abortion to be decided by doctors rather than courts. The amendment proposal will be sent to Cabinet and Parliament early next year. I trust that appropriate provisions on the issue will be proposed and passed,” External link

newtimes-RW Monday, December 12, 2016 2:24:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "We have received very little cooperation from African countries when compared to elsewhere and I say, this is worrying; we would expect more and when they do get back to us on these indictments, we get excuses like lack of extradition treaties which by the way we have been ready to negotiate since 2005," External link

allafrica Tuesday, November 29, 2016 2:22:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We have received very little cooperation from African countries when compared to elsewhere and I say, this is worrying; we would expect more and when they do get back to us on these indictments, we get excuses like lack of extradition treaties which by the way we have been ready to negotiate since 2005,” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:56:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “For example, all these fugitives are known to use fabricated documents or gave wrong information to be granted status, they can be held and deported on immigration fraud like we have seen other countries do,” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:56:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "We are still working on this to have a body that is well organised to serve the purpose" External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 23, 2016 2:09:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “When genocide convicts are granted media access, it is not only wrong and unethical; it is also callous towards the victims of that genocide,” External link

ibtimes Monday, November 21, 2016 9:49:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "The revelations are a point of serious contention, which the prosecution should pick up and pursue," External link

BBCMonitoring Sunday, November 6, 2016 4:03:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "We are not achieving all this because Rwanda is rich; it's because Rwandans are rich in their way of thinking and doing things, their willingness and focus on results, even doing more using less resources at our disposal," External link

allafrica Friday, October 14, 2016 2:39:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "We have not achieved all this because Rwanda is rich; it's because Rwandans are rich in their way of thinking and doing things, their willingness and focus to results, even doing more using less resources at our disposal," External link

allafrica Friday, October 14, 2016 11:03:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "We have not achieved all this because Rwanda is rich; it's because Rwandans are rich in their way of thinking and doing things, their willingness and focus to results, even doing more using less resources at our disposal," External link

allafrica Friday, October 14, 2016 8:44:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We have not achieved all this because Rwanda is rich; it’s because Rwandans are rich in their way of thinking and doing things, their willingness and focus to results, even doing more using less resources at our disposal,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, October 14, 2016 2:21:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “I don’t know about this delay but I think it would be a good thing for the whole East African Community to agree on an Anti-Counterfeit Law that would be applicable across the region and put a stop to counterfeits,” External link

newtimes-RW Sunday, October 2, 2016 2:52:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "The bilateral relationship between Rwanda and the Kingdom of the Netherlands has been on a steady rise since 1994. Even in other areas there exists a number of cooperation agreements between our two countries," External link

allafrica Friday, September 30, 2016 3:38:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "This panel takes diplomacy and bilateral cooperation a notch higher. It enables both countries to meet, once a year, in a spirit of brotherly and sisterly relations, and talk to each other around the table as if we serve the same country" External link

allafrica Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:09:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "As a result the Rwandan judiciary and prosecution now handle trials of extradited Genocide suspects in a manner that fully complies with international and UN requirements related to the provision of fair trials" External link

allafrica Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:09:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “This panel takes diplomacy and bilateral cooperation a notch higher. It enables both countries to meet, once a year, in a spirit of brotherly and sisterly relations, and talk to each other around the table as if we serve the same country” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, September 29, 2016 1:15:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “As a result the Rwandan judiciary and prosecution now handle trials of extradited Genocide suspects in a manner that fully complies with international and UN requirements related to the provision of fair trials” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, September 29, 2016 1:15:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Ensuring respect for our international human rights obligations is a continuous process. Dialogue, as well as periodic and constructive scrutiny, contributes to furthering the values which our society is based on," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:39:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Our focus is, first and foremost, on our people who put their trust in the government to protect and promote their rights," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:39:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "We believe it would be an abdication of duty to sit and wait for human rights activists or lectures from friends and partners. They should find us on the way and travel with us," "I am glad that many civil society organisations individually and collectively took part in the previous process by producing their own alternative reports and putting forward particular issues concerning different fields" External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:39:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Ensuring respect for our international human rights obligations is a continuous process. Dialogue, as well as periodic and constructive scrutiny, contributes to furthering the values which our society is based on,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1:22:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Our focus is, first and foremost, on our people who put their trust in the government to protect and promote their rights,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1:22:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We believe it would be an abdication of duty to sit and wait for human rights activists or lectures from friends and partners. They should find us on the way and travel with us,” “I am glad that many civil society organisations individually and collectively took part in the previous process by producing their own alternative reports and putting forward particular issues concerning different fields” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1:22:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "The trend has been bad, and we have had cases of people involved in cattle rustling and other offences as offenders knew that mediation committees (Abunzi) would only mediate but we are now going to work harder such that these kinds of crimes are no more," "People must understand that things have changed and, we cannot tolerate such crimes. More effort will be put in such that organs like community policing, prosecution, and others, pay more attention" External link

allafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 4:33:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "The trend has been bad, and we have had cases of people involved in cattle rustling and other offences as offenders knew that mediation committees (Abunzi) would only mediate but we are now going to work harder such that these kinds of crimes are no more," "People must understand that things have changed and, we cannot tolerate such crimes. More effort will be put in such that organs like community policing, prosecution, and others, pay more attention" External link

allafrica Sunday, September 25, 2016 4:19:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : “But just a year after the law was promulgated, we realized that many problems cropped up as there was a loophole making it possible for criminals to get away. We went back to parliament and requested that these crimes be put back in the penal code” External link

newtimes-RW Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:31:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye explained : “This issue was also again reexamined and we considered that the work load for the mediation committees should not be so heavy and, indeed, we realized that Rwf5million is still so high a value and then Parliament decided that the maximum value of a case that can be handled be revised from Rwf5 million to Rwf3 million” External link

newtimes-RW Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:31:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “What Rwandans now need to know is that the law has changed. Whoever is involved in these crimes, thinking that he or she will be taken to mediation committees and be forgiven and the matter ends there is warned,” External link

newtimes-RW Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:31:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "The trend has been bad, and we have had cases of people involved in cattle rustling and other offences as offenders knew that mediation committees (Abunzi) would only mediate but we are now going to work harder such that these kinds of crimes are no more," "People must understand that things have changed and, we cannot tolerate such crimes. More effort will be put in such that organs like community policing, prosecution, and others, pay more attention" External link

allafrica Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:51:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "The trend has been bad, and we have had cases of people involved in cattle rustling and other offences as offenders knew that mediation committees (Abunzi) would only mediate but we are now going to work harder such that these kinds of crimes are no more," "People must understand that things have changed and, we cannot tolerate such crimes. More effort will be put in such that organs like community policing, prosecution, and others, pay more attention" External link

allafrica Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:07:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “The trend has been bad, and we have had cases of people involved in cattle rustling and other offences as offenders knew that mediation committees (Abunzi) would only mediate but we are now going to work harder such that these kinds of crimes are no more,” “People must understand that things have changed and, we cannot tolerate such crimes. More effort will be put in such that organs like community policing, prosecution, and others, pay more attention” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:26:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "No one in Rwanda is or can be an undesirable person. Poverty in Rwanda is tracked with targeted programmes that involve poor citizens in activities aimed at pulling them out of it. Hiding them from view is a HRW malicious invention," External link

allafrica Friday, July 22, 2016 4:22:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Human Rights Watch has not, as usual, provided any evidence of torture in any rehab centre beyond what we find to be incredible and unsubstantiated allegations founded on their trademark 'credible sources'," External link

allafrica Friday, July 22, 2016 4:22:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Rehabilitation centres are subject to known management instructions and oversight, meant to ensure that rights are observed and that each person's case is handled individually and the most appropriate course of action prescribed and implemented," External link

allafrica Friday, July 22, 2016 4:22:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "No one in Rwanda is or can be an undesirable person. Poverty in Rwanda is tracked with targeted programmes that involve poor citizens in activities aimed at pulling them out of it. Hiding them from view is a HRW malicious invention," External link

allafrica Friday, July 22, 2016 9:17:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Human Rights Watch has not, as usual, provided any evidence of torture in any rehab centre beyond what we find to be incredible and unsubstantiated allegations founded on their trademark 'credible sources'," External link

allafrica Friday, July 22, 2016 9:17:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Rehabilitation centres are subject to known management instructions and oversight, meant to ensure that rights are observed and that each person's case is handled individually and the most appropriate course of action prescribed and implemented," External link

allafrica Friday, July 22, 2016 9:17:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “No one in Rwanda is or can be an undesirable person. Poverty in Rwanda is tracked with targeted programmes that involve poor citizens in activities aimed at pulling them out of it. Hiding them from view is a HRW malicious invention,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, July 22, 2016 4:31:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Human Rights Watch has not, as usual, provided any evidence of torture in any rehab centre beyond what we find to be incredible and unsubstantiated allegations founded on their trademark ‘credible sources’,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, July 22, 2016 4:31:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Rehabilitation centres are subject to known management instructions and oversight, meant to ensure that rights are observed and that each person’s case is handled individually and the most appropriate course of action prescribed and implemented,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, July 22, 2016 4:31:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Anybody, however optimistic, would choose caution. It is a good but very little, very late decision, not capable of sending a clear message that French justice means business," External link

BBCMonitoring Thursday, July 7, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : "It is a message that suspects can run but they won't hide. It is also a timely rebuke to suspects who resort to blackmail around the quality of justice in Rwanda, aiming to evade justice. Our judicial system is as good as any. " External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:58:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : "France shelters probably the highest concentration, per capita, of genocidaires than any other country in Europe and the French state is itself yet to come to terms with the sad reality of its role in the Genocide," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:38:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Anybody, however optimistic, would choose caution. It is a good but very little, very late decision, not capable of sending a clear message that French justice means business," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:38:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : "France shelters probably the highest concentration, per capita, of genocidaires than any other country in Europe and the French state is itself yet to come to terms with the sad reality of its role in the Genocide," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:38:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : “France shelters probably the highest concentration, per capita, of genocidaires than any other country in Europe and the French state is itself yet to come to terms with the sad reality of its role in the Genocide,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, July 7, 2016 2:54:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Anybody, however optimistic, would choose caution. It is a good but very little, very late decision, not capable of sending a clear message that French justice means business,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, July 7, 2016 2:54:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : "It is a message that suspects can run but they won't hide. It is also a timely rebuke to suspects who resort to blackmail around the quality of justice in Rwanda, aiming to evade justice. Our judicial system is as good as any. " External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:19:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye noted : "If we continue being too traditional on professional secrecy, we are giving a loop hole to crimes which go through space due to globalisation" External link

allafrica Friday, June 24, 2016 10:59:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye noted : "If we continue being too traditional on professional secrecy, we are giving a loop hole to crimes which go through space due to globalisation" External link

newtimes-RW Friday, June 24, 2016 1:27:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "You cannot realise development in a country where your citizens still lack access to what courts award them. That is why you have to execute court verdicts and on time," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 23, 2016 7:05:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "You cannot realise development in a country where your citizens still lack access to what courts award them. That is why you have to execute court verdicts and on time," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:20:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “You cannot realise development in a country where your citizens still lack access to what courts award them. That is why you have to execute court verdicts and on time,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, June 22, 2016 1:11:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "We need to have our home grown solutions, own governance, own rule of law," External link

allafrica Friday, May 20, 2016 9:13:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We need to have our home grown solutions, own governance, own rule of law,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, May 20, 2016 2:31:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "We need to put more efforts into accountability mechanisms. Let's increase the deterrents to curb corruption and any abuse of power" External link

allafrica Friday, March 20, 2015 6:57:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Today, we are happy to be at over 80 per cent of implementation of the recommendations. We don’t count the UPR process as simply a submission of report or as implementation of recommendation; we count it as something which Rwandans need, a public good for Rwandans, so when we are doing this, we are not looking at satisfying anyone in Geneva,” External link

in2eastafrica Tuesday, March 17, 2015 1:49:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “My experience and discussions with people working with Rwanda Correctional Services is that this kind of punishment is in the documents more than it is in practice because we don’t have any individual in solitary confinement,” External link

in2eastafrica Tuesday, March 17, 2015 1:49:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Most of the delays in the Supreme Court are due to the number of cases awaiting to be tried. For instance, if your case comes in today, in March, it will find a queue of other pending cases that have been there since March last year and, hence its fate will be decided when its time comes," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 10, 2015 4:44:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : "I am happy she is elected, but, over and above me , her election is about our country. So Rwanda is proud she is elected" External link

allafrica Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:31:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Ascending a partition 'Umunani' should be in form of a gift, not an obligation for heredity as it used to be in the ancient days," External link

allafrica Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:31:00 PM EAT



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Johnston Busingye said : “Unless and until invited to do so in accordance with the relevant laws and procedures, it would be inappropriate for the Executive to comment on any pending case, seek to influence the outcome, or intervene as proposed in your letter,” “Any such action would constitute improper interference with an independent judicial process. Rwandan law provides a clear procedure for requesting clemency, which Mr Byabagamba and Mr Rusagara are entitled to pursue, in accordance with relevant law” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, November 9, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “The problem of illicit brew is real, we are doing and will continue to do everything we can to limit it. We are working with the Police, citizens and local leaders to fight it” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, October 26, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We are on course to achieving an orderly, efficient and fast public transport sector and the strengthened road safety campaigns and operations are designed to achieve that target to guarantee safety for all,” External link

rnanews Friday, October 25, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye warned : “We have experienced external infiltrations but what everyone should know is that attacking Rwanda is committing suicide; know that when you attack Rwanda you will not go back, those who decide to put down their weapons will get justice and those who resist will meet their fate, those who support and send people to attack us are also advised not to send people to die… our security organs and Rwandans in general are awake and they have proved that,” “We have the will and we will continue working with other countries to fight these terror attacks, our territory will not be used by anybody to destabilize our neighbours,” External link

rnanews Friday, October 25, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Our wish is such that whoever has taken alcohol should not drive because this puts people’s lives at risk. We should focus on prevention rather than cure or postmortem. There is a direct cost of unsafe roads; in lives, property, vehicles, limbs, money, and more. This is simple logic” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, October 25, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “These are very young girls who, under various stressful conditions, committed abortion and infanticide. And the President finds it fitting to give them a second chance. They were convicted for the offences for which the President is allowed by the Constitution to grant mercy,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, October 12, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “My belief is that none of them will be remaining there (in prison, by Saturday) unless they were convicted this morning or yesterday” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, October 12, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “It is a gesture that is very good for us; that’s how we received it and I guess the beneficiaries also. Those ones who are released, it is also recognition of how they have conducted themselves while in prison; and the law allows it” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, October 12, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye told : “These are very young girls who, under various stressful conditions, commited abortion and infanticide. And the President finds it fitting to give them a second chance. They were convicted for the offences for which the President is allowed by the Constitution to grant mercy,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, October 11, 2019 2:23:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye told : “These are very young girls who, under various stressful conditions commit abortion and infanticide. And the President finds it fitting to give them a chance to have another life. They are convicted for the offenses that the President is allowed by the Constitution to grant mercy,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, October 11, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye noted : "Indeed it (fake news) violates the Luanda process. It was agreed at the 16th Sept 2019 Rwanda/ Uganda post-Luanda meeting, in Kigali that this hostile propaganda would cease," External link

allafrica Monday, September 30, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “The last 19 years of RNP dedicated and quality services to the people have not been in vain, we have a safer and secure country, and this is because of the strong partnership with the people and other government and private institutions,” External link

newtimes-RW Sunday, August 18, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We welcome views from anybody who is interested in the process and, for that matter, wishing to hold us to account on what we are doing,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, June 22, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “What this sector did can be done by other sectors as well, and not only the sectors, cells can do it too,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:56:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said ( about Police Constable ) : “We are here today not only to support our Police but also to acknowledge and cement the existing relations and partnership. The parade, smartness, equipment, the men and women matching before us comes from us to ensure peace, security and freedom, which lays a firm foundation for development and our country’s transformation,” External link

rnanews Wednesday, June 5, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said ( about Police Constable ) : “To Police officers graduating today, a lot is expected from you to supplement this journey of defining the safety and dignity of our country through teamwork and partnership with other Police officera and Rwandans to fight and prevent crimes,” External link

rnanews Wednesday, June 5, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said ( about Police Constable ) : "We are here today not only to support our Police but also to acknowledge and cement the existing relations and partnership. The parade, smartness, equipment, the men and women matching before us comes from us to ensure peace, security and freedom, which lays a firm foundation for development and our country's transformation," External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said ( about Police Constable ) : "To Police officers graduating today, a lot is expected from you to supplement this journey of defining the safety and dignity of our country through teamwork and partnership with other Police officers and Rwandans to fight and prevent crimes," External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye déclaré : «Ces crimes ont un impact négatif sur l’économie, sans parler des moyens de subsistance des populations. Cela affecte également le flux des investissements dans notre pays, malgré les efforts déployés pour le rendre plus attractif. Nous devons donc travailler toutes les heures de la journée pour nous assurer que ces criminels sont appréhendés» External link

rnanews Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Over 70 per cent of conflicts are settled by Abunzi, fostering harmony among communities and allowing people to continue with their day-to-day life and not spend a lot of time in courts,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, May 15, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Over 70 percent of conflicts are solved by Abunzi, creating harmony and allowing people go back to their work,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye déclaré : «Cette organisation qui documente l’histoire des familles anéanties est principalement composée de jeunes. Ils ont une bonne initiative pour imiter ce que d’autres jeunes ont fait pour libérer le pays et mettre un terme au génocide» External link

rnanews Monday, May 13, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “This organisation that is documenting the history of wiped out families is mainly composed of youth. They have a good initiative to emulate what other youth did to liberate the country and stop the Genocide,” External link

newtimes-RW Monday, May 13, 2019 2:22:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “It is this thinking, and this preparation and this state support that provided the conditions in which a million people could be killed in a hundred days across a whole country” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, May 2, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Bringing to justice all genocide suspects from the instigators to the implementers, through the Gacaca process was the best practical lesson in the respect of the human rights of Rwandans irrespective of social class,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, May 2, 2019 5:53:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “It is not surprising that he would clarify his personal position on the issue after the Supreme Court decided that the offences contravene the constitution except in regard to the Head of State,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:06:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "It is not surprising that he would clarify his personal position on the issue after the Supreme Court decided that the offences contravene the constitution except in regard to the Head of State," External link

newtimes-RW Friday, April 26, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We addressed the genocide ideology by going back to the roots, using the facts of history, culture and traditions. We encouraged the youth to get together and practised unity in all spheres of governance,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, April 7, 2019 10:42:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “The body language of leaders shows there is a window to review these kind of issues and we hope this warming of relations will continue. We do not want to entangle the future with the past because the two countries also have strategic interests,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, April 7, 2019 10:42:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We have come a long way in science and I want to assure you that the ultimate goal is to have all the necessary equipment and technical knowhow to provide accurate information about who is responsible for the crime,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, March 22, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : “We will examine global best practice on the issue, propose appropriate law, and implement accordingly,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, March 22, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye noted : "We think we have the technical basis now to launch into the development of a DNA database. That said, it is, first of all, a legal process. We will examine global best practice on the issue, propose appropriate law and implement accordingly," External link

BBCMonitoring Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Court bailiffs have the mandate to have financial information about those who owe money to government,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Court bailiffs have the mandate to have financial information about those who owe money to government,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:19:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye told : "The justice sector in Morocco is going through a huge reform and among the most important elements are building digital court programmes," External link

allafrica Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Today, we are at a level where individuals file their cases online, follow up on their cases online as well as receive telephone messages about their case proceedings. The only thing that requires people to come to courts is hearing" External link

allafrica Saturday, January 26, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye souligné : «Le Président Kagame ne cesse d’ouvrir les frontières du Rwanda pour une coopération fructueuse entre les peuples» External link

rnanews Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye souligné : «Le Maroc a beaucoup de pays amis puissants à travers le monde. Il a une grande histoire et de relations fortes. Il est écouté à travers le monde. Sa contribution à défendre la cause du Rwanda dans la poursuite des criminels qui ont endeuillé notre pays est un appui de grande valeur» External link

rnanews Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye rappelé : «Nous voulons renforcer la coopération entre le Rwanda et le Maroc. Nos chefs d’Etat se sont rendu mutuellement des visites. Nous voulons harmonier nos vues, échanger nos meilleures pratiques. C’est aussi dans cet esprit que le Secrétaire d’Etat du Ministère rwandais de la Justice a effectuée en Avril 2018 une visite au Maroc » External link

rnanews Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : "We continue to be modestly ranked in fighting corruption, reliability of police services, and independence of the judiciary. Beyond our borders, Rwanda has made her modest contribution in protecting people whose rights were or are imperiled by war and conflict" External link

allafrica Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:33:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : “We continue to be modestly ranked in fighting corruption, reliability of police services, and independence of the judiciary. Beyond our borders, Rwanda has made her modest contribution in protecting people whose rights were or are imperiled by war and conflict” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, December 11, 2018 4:48:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Pushing those who indulge in corruption should be a culture such that others fear it. We will, in anyway, win the fight against corruption. But, we will achieve this by shunning, preventing and fighting it, as well as punishing those convicted of corruption to the extent that those who know them, and their relatives will fear corruption,” “We will prevail over corruption when people fear it, and they will not fear it when they do not fear its consequences,” External link

newtimes-RW Sunday, December 9, 2018 2:32:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We condemn all attempts by external actors to inappropriately influence judicial processes in Rwanda. We will continue to vigorously enforce our laws on electoral integrity, public safety, and respect for the Judiciary,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, December 8, 2018 1:40:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said ( about Kigali-Rwanda ) : “Rwanda considers the termination an act of bad faith,” External link

coastweek Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:42:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said ( about Kigali-Rwanda ) : “Human Rights Watch is recycling old baseless allegations, for which they have no credible evidence, in a continuation of its entrenched, vindictive agenda against Rwanda,” External link

coastweek Monday, October 16, 2017 11:28:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Issues raised in court are determined by the court. If there is a claim of torture in court, the court is the proper place to examine it and determine what happened" External link

reuters-en Friday, October 13, 2017 8:20:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye déclaré ( about Kigali-Rwanda ) : "Le Rwanda est partie et respecte la Convention des Nations unies contre la torture ainsi que les lois nationales" External link

infosplusgabon Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:07:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye insisté ( about Kigali-Rwanda ) : "Le rapport s'inscrit plutôt dans le prolongement d'un programme enraciné et vindicatif contre le Rwanda" External link

infosplusgabon Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:07:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “There is no climate of fear whatsoever and that is one of many baseless reports we should expect in this season. This is not the first and last certainly,” External link

coastweek Friday, July 28, 2017 8:48:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “There is no climate of fear whatsoever and that is one of many baseless reports we should expect in this season. This is not the first and last certainly,” External link

coastweek Friday, July 28, 2017 7:11:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “It is the first time, in the last 13 years that we have come across such findings; these figures raise a lot of questions and we will need, together with researchers, to return to the drawing board and analyse it further,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:59:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye explained : "Sometimes you have a Rwandan citizen who commits an offence in Rwanda and is one day found on Malawian territory, sometimes have the Malawian citizen commits an offence in Malawi and are found on Rwandan territory. In order for both countries to do justice it is always important to have a framework for doing that justice," External link

BBCMonitoring Friday, February 24, 2017 4:38:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “The treaty was signed this morning. Also a Prisons Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding and a Prisoner Exchange Agreement were signed,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:23:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye added ( about Vincent Murekezi ) : “Murekezi is a case for the courts. What we concluded today is a bilateral framework without which it would be difficult for a court to grant an extradition. It is now up to the legal people, the prosecutors to decide how to use it in Murekezi's case,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:23:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Yes this is a good fresh page that has been turned. We hope to negotiate and conclude similar arrangements with other southern African sister states. Again it is two-way traffic, not one way,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:23:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye explained : “Sometimes you have a Rwandan citizen who commits an offence in Rwanda and is one day found on Malawian territory, sometimes have the Malawian citizen commits an offence in Malawi and are found on Rwandan territory. In order for both countries to do justice it is always important to have a framework for doing that justice,” External link

nyasatimes Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:29:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : “We are going to comply with what they (Malawi government) ask for and do everything possible to bring him here, we can’t sign the treaty in one month as it also involves Malawi but we will do whatever possible in our means,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:03:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “To the justice sector, the President is giving these young people another chance to reorganize their lives and shun crime. To ‘the bigger world’, it means, prison is not the end of life; you can actually turn your life positive even from prison and once you do that there is always going to be a dividend,” External link

newtimes-RW Sunday, February 5, 2017 2:12:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : “Secondly, the debate about ‘fair trial in Rwanda’ that has dominated UK courts for all the years is the same lame defence that was advanced by Genocide suspects at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), in the US, Norway, Canada, Netherlands and others before, and will continue being advanced,” “The plain motive for it is to escape justice. The difference is how courts fall for or against it. Many countries have sought and obtained verification, and proceeded to extradite or transfer suspects to Rwanda. Their proceedings monitored or not, meet the required fair trial standards” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, January 3, 2017 2:37:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “The intent to bring genocide suspects to trial should, in our view, override any other considerations. There should be no insurmountable barriers to this end” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, January 3, 2017 2:37:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We are in the struggle of choice whatever is done has to be in line with the set development agenda. We can’t allow crimes and accidents to stand in our way, and the media equally plays a big role in this line,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, December 15, 2016 1:40:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "The Law Reform Commission proposed that abortion provisions in the Penal Code be relaxed to allow abortion to be decided by doctors rather than courts. The amendment proposal will be sent to Cabinet and Parliament early next year. I trust that appropriate provisions on the issue will be proposed and passed," External link

allafrica Monday, December 12, 2016 3:11:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "The Law Reform Commission proposed that abortion provisions in the Penal Code be relaxed to allow abortion to be decided by doctors rather than courts. The amendment proposal will be sent to Cabinet and Parliament early next year. I trust that appropriate provisions on the issue will be proposed and passed," External link

allafrica Monday, December 12, 2016 9:47:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “The Law Reform Commission proposed that abortion provisions in the Penal Code be relaxed to allow abortion to be decided by doctors rather than courts. The amendment proposal will be sent to Cabinet and Parliament early next year. I trust that appropriate provisions on the issue will be proposed and passed,” External link

newtimes-RW Monday, December 12, 2016 2:24:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "We have received very little cooperation from African countries when compared to elsewhere and I say, this is worrying; we would expect more and when they do get back to us on these indictments, we get excuses like lack of extradition treaties which by the way we have been ready to negotiate since 2005," External link

allafrica Tuesday, November 29, 2016 2:22:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We have received very little cooperation from African countries when compared to elsewhere and I say, this is worrying; we would expect more and when they do get back to us on these indictments, we get excuses like lack of extradition treaties which by the way we have been ready to negotiate since 2005,” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:56:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “For example, all these fugitives are known to use fabricated documents or gave wrong information to be granted status, they can be held and deported on immigration fraud like we have seen other countries do,” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:56:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "We are still working on this to have a body that is well organised to serve the purpose" External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 23, 2016 2:09:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “When genocide convicts are granted media access, it is not only wrong and unethical; it is also callous towards the victims of that genocide,” External link

ibtimes Monday, November 21, 2016 9:49:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "The revelations are a point of serious contention, which the prosecution should pick up and pursue," External link

BBCMonitoring Sunday, November 6, 2016 4:03:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "We are not achieving all this because Rwanda is rich; it's because Rwandans are rich in their way of thinking and doing things, their willingness and focus on results, even doing more using less resources at our disposal," External link

allafrica Friday, October 14, 2016 2:39:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "We have not achieved all this because Rwanda is rich; it's because Rwandans are rich in their way of thinking and doing things, their willingness and focus to results, even doing more using less resources at our disposal," External link

allafrica Friday, October 14, 2016 11:03:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "We have not achieved all this because Rwanda is rich; it's because Rwandans are rich in their way of thinking and doing things, their willingness and focus to results, even doing more using less resources at our disposal," External link

allafrica Friday, October 14, 2016 8:44:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We have not achieved all this because Rwanda is rich; it’s because Rwandans are rich in their way of thinking and doing things, their willingness and focus to results, even doing more using less resources at our disposal,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, October 14, 2016 2:21:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “I don’t know about this delay but I think it would be a good thing for the whole East African Community to agree on an Anti-Counterfeit Law that would be applicable across the region and put a stop to counterfeits,” External link

newtimes-RW Sunday, October 2, 2016 2:52:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "The bilateral relationship between Rwanda and the Kingdom of the Netherlands has been on a steady rise since 1994. Even in other areas there exists a number of cooperation agreements between our two countries," External link

allafrica Friday, September 30, 2016 3:38:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "This panel takes diplomacy and bilateral cooperation a notch higher. It enables both countries to meet, once a year, in a spirit of brotherly and sisterly relations, and talk to each other around the table as if we serve the same country" External link

allafrica Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:09:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "As a result the Rwandan judiciary and prosecution now handle trials of extradited Genocide suspects in a manner that fully complies with international and UN requirements related to the provision of fair trials" External link

allafrica Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:09:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “This panel takes diplomacy and bilateral cooperation a notch higher. It enables both countries to meet, once a year, in a spirit of brotherly and sisterly relations, and talk to each other around the table as if we serve the same country” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, September 29, 2016 1:15:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “As a result the Rwandan judiciary and prosecution now handle trials of extradited Genocide suspects in a manner that fully complies with international and UN requirements related to the provision of fair trials” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, September 29, 2016 1:15:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Ensuring respect for our international human rights obligations is a continuous process. Dialogue, as well as periodic and constructive scrutiny, contributes to furthering the values which our society is based on," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:39:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Our focus is, first and foremost, on our people who put their trust in the government to protect and promote their rights," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:39:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "We believe it would be an abdication of duty to sit and wait for human rights activists or lectures from friends and partners. They should find us on the way and travel with us," "I am glad that many civil society organisations individually and collectively took part in the previous process by producing their own alternative reports and putting forward particular issues concerning different fields" External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:39:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Ensuring respect for our international human rights obligations is a continuous process. Dialogue, as well as periodic and constructive scrutiny, contributes to furthering the values which our society is based on,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1:22:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Our focus is, first and foremost, on our people who put their trust in the government to protect and promote their rights,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1:22:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We believe it would be an abdication of duty to sit and wait for human rights activists or lectures from friends and partners. They should find us on the way and travel with us,” “I am glad that many civil society organisations individually and collectively took part in the previous process by producing their own alternative reports and putting forward particular issues concerning different fields” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1:22:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "The trend has been bad, and we have had cases of people involved in cattle rustling and other offences as offenders knew that mediation committees (Abunzi) would only mediate but we are now going to work harder such that these kinds of crimes are no more," "People must understand that things have changed and, we cannot tolerate such crimes. More effort will be put in such that organs like community policing, prosecution, and others, pay more attention" External link

allafrica Monday, September 26, 2016 4:33:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "The trend has been bad, and we have had cases of people involved in cattle rustling and other offences as offenders knew that mediation committees (Abunzi) would only mediate but we are now going to work harder such that these kinds of crimes are no more," "People must understand that things have changed and, we cannot tolerate such crimes. More effort will be put in such that organs like community policing, prosecution, and others, pay more attention" External link

allafrica Sunday, September 25, 2016 4:19:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : “But just a year after the law was promulgated, we realized that many problems cropped up as there was a loophole making it possible for criminals to get away. We went back to parliament and requested that these crimes be put back in the penal code” External link

newtimes-RW Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:31:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye explained : “This issue was also again reexamined and we considered that the work load for the mediation committees should not be so heavy and, indeed, we realized that Rwf5million is still so high a value and then Parliament decided that the maximum value of a case that can be handled be revised from Rwf5 million to Rwf3 million” External link

newtimes-RW Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:31:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “What Rwandans now need to know is that the law has changed. Whoever is involved in these crimes, thinking that he or she will be taken to mediation committees and be forgiven and the matter ends there is warned,” External link

newtimes-RW Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:31:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "The trend has been bad, and we have had cases of people involved in cattle rustling and other offences as offenders knew that mediation committees (Abunzi) would only mediate but we are now going to work harder such that these kinds of crimes are no more," "People must understand that things have changed and, we cannot tolerate such crimes. More effort will be put in such that organs like community policing, prosecution, and others, pay more attention" External link

allafrica Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:51:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "The trend has been bad, and we have had cases of people involved in cattle rustling and other offences as offenders knew that mediation committees (Abunzi) would only mediate but we are now going to work harder such that these kinds of crimes are no more," "People must understand that things have changed and, we cannot tolerate such crimes. More effort will be put in such that organs like community policing, prosecution, and others, pay more attention" External link

allafrica Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:07:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “The trend has been bad, and we have had cases of people involved in cattle rustling and other offences as offenders knew that mediation committees (Abunzi) would only mediate but we are now going to work harder such that these kinds of crimes are no more,” “People must understand that things have changed and, we cannot tolerate such crimes. More effort will be put in such that organs like community policing, prosecution, and others, pay more attention” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:26:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "No one in Rwanda is or can be an undesirable person. Poverty in Rwanda is tracked with targeted programmes that involve poor citizens in activities aimed at pulling them out of it. Hiding them from view is a HRW malicious invention," External link

allafrica Friday, July 22, 2016 4:22:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Human Rights Watch has not, as usual, provided any evidence of torture in any rehab centre beyond what we find to be incredible and unsubstantiated allegations founded on their trademark 'credible sources'," External link

allafrica Friday, July 22, 2016 4:22:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Rehabilitation centres are subject to known management instructions and oversight, meant to ensure that rights are observed and that each person's case is handled individually and the most appropriate course of action prescribed and implemented," External link

allafrica Friday, July 22, 2016 4:22:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "No one in Rwanda is or can be an undesirable person. Poverty in Rwanda is tracked with targeted programmes that involve poor citizens in activities aimed at pulling them out of it. Hiding them from view is a HRW malicious invention," External link

allafrica Friday, July 22, 2016 9:17:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Human Rights Watch has not, as usual, provided any evidence of torture in any rehab centre beyond what we find to be incredible and unsubstantiated allegations founded on their trademark 'credible sources'," External link

allafrica Friday, July 22, 2016 9:17:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Rehabilitation centres are subject to known management instructions and oversight, meant to ensure that rights are observed and that each person's case is handled individually and the most appropriate course of action prescribed and implemented," External link

allafrica Friday, July 22, 2016 9:17:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “No one in Rwanda is or can be an undesirable person. Poverty in Rwanda is tracked with targeted programmes that involve poor citizens in activities aimed at pulling them out of it. Hiding them from view is a HRW malicious invention,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, July 22, 2016 4:31:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Human Rights Watch has not, as usual, provided any evidence of torture in any rehab centre beyond what we find to be incredible and unsubstantiated allegations founded on their trademark ‘credible sources’,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, July 22, 2016 4:31:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Rehabilitation centres are subject to known management instructions and oversight, meant to ensure that rights are observed and that each person’s case is handled individually and the most appropriate course of action prescribed and implemented,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, July 22, 2016 4:31:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Anybody, however optimistic, would choose caution. It is a good but very little, very late decision, not capable of sending a clear message that French justice means business," External link

BBCMonitoring Thursday, July 7, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : "It is a message that suspects can run but they won't hide. It is also a timely rebuke to suspects who resort to blackmail around the quality of justice in Rwanda, aiming to evade justice. Our judicial system is as good as any. " External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:58:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : "France shelters probably the highest concentration, per capita, of genocidaires than any other country in Europe and the French state is itself yet to come to terms with the sad reality of its role in the Genocide," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:38:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Anybody, however optimistic, would choose caution. It is a good but very little, very late decision, not capable of sending a clear message that French justice means business," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:38:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : "France shelters probably the highest concentration, per capita, of genocidaires than any other country in Europe and the French state is itself yet to come to terms with the sad reality of its role in the Genocide," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:38:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : “France shelters probably the highest concentration, per capita, of genocidaires than any other country in Europe and the French state is itself yet to come to terms with the sad reality of its role in the Genocide,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, July 7, 2016 2:54:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Anybody, however optimistic, would choose caution. It is a good but very little, very late decision, not capable of sending a clear message that French justice means business,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, July 7, 2016 2:54:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : "It is a message that suspects can run but they won't hide. It is also a timely rebuke to suspects who resort to blackmail around the quality of justice in Rwanda, aiming to evade justice. Our judicial system is as good as any. " External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:19:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye noted : "If we continue being too traditional on professional secrecy, we are giving a loop hole to crimes which go through space due to globalisation" External link

allafrica Friday, June 24, 2016 10:59:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye noted : "If we continue being too traditional on professional secrecy, we are giving a loop hole to crimes which go through space due to globalisation" External link

newtimes-RW Friday, June 24, 2016 1:27:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "You cannot realise development in a country where your citizens still lack access to what courts award them. That is why you have to execute court verdicts and on time," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 23, 2016 7:05:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "You cannot realise development in a country where your citizens still lack access to what courts award them. That is why you have to execute court verdicts and on time," External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:20:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “You cannot realise development in a country where your citizens still lack access to what courts award them. That is why you have to execute court verdicts and on time,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, June 22, 2016 1:11:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "We need to have our home grown solutions, own governance, own rule of law," External link

allafrica Friday, May 20, 2016 9:13:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “We need to have our home grown solutions, own governance, own rule of law,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, May 20, 2016 2:31:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "We need to put more efforts into accountability mechanisms. Let's increase the deterrents to curb corruption and any abuse of power" External link

allafrica Friday, March 20, 2015 6:57:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “Today, we are happy to be at over 80 per cent of implementation of the recommendations. We don’t count the UPR process as simply a submission of report or as implementation of recommendation; we count it as something which Rwandans need, a public good for Rwandans, so when we are doing this, we are not looking at satisfying anyone in Geneva,” External link

in2eastafrica Tuesday, March 17, 2015 1:49:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : “My experience and discussions with people working with Rwanda Correctional Services is that this kind of punishment is in the documents more than it is in practice because we don’t have any individual in solitary confinement,” External link

in2eastafrica Tuesday, March 17, 2015 1:49:00 AM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Most of the delays in the Supreme Court are due to the number of cases awaiting to be tried. For instance, if your case comes in today, in March, it will find a queue of other pending cases that have been there since March last year and, hence its fate will be decided when its time comes," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 10, 2015 4:44:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye added : "I am happy she is elected, but, over and above me , her election is about our country. So Rwanda is proud she is elected" External link

allafrica Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:31:00 PM EAT

Johnston Busingye said : "Ascending a partition 'Umunani' should be in form of a gift, not an obligation for heredity as it used to be in the ancient days," External link

allafrica Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:31:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
justice67.86%EN11/26/201726/11/2017
ministre de la justice3.57%FR10/20/201720/10/2017
attorney-general10.71%EN09/09/201709/09/2017
attorney general17.86%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
Names Lang Count
Johnston BusingyeEN82.54%
Johnston BusingyeFR15.87%
Johnston BusingyeRW0.79%
Johnston BUSINGYEFR0.40%
Johnston BUSINGYEEN0.40%


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