June 3, 2021
June 3, 2021
“Terrorism is not caused by religion, ethnicity, or even poverty but any misguided politics and
fake beliefs in order to build resilience to extremist narratives, people especially the young ones
must feel they have a stake in their country”. Quoted from his excellency Paul KAGAME.”
OBJECTIVE OF THE LECTURE
- To make the public aware of what is terrorism, radicalism, extremism.
- Impact of terrorism, radicalism and extremism to an individual involved in such activities,
to his/her family, to the country and the world at large.
- The role of an individual person in fighting terrorism, radicalism and extremism
- The role of nationalism and patriotism in fighting against terrorism, radicalism and
- KEY NOTES & TOPICS SHARED
Assistant of Police H. Tumwiine took us through a 2 hours lecture on various aspects related
to terrorism in Rwanda, East Africa region, Africa and the rest of the world at large. He started
by defining what is terrorism, radicalism and extremist. According to UN definitions,
The above mentioned topics are defined as follow.
A UN panel, on March 17, 2005, described terrorism as any act "intended to cause death or
serious bodily harm to civilians or non-combatants with the purpose of intimidating a population
or compelling a government or an international organization to do or abstain from doing any
Radicalism is also defined as the beliefs or actions of individuals, groups, or organizations who
advocate for thorough or complete social and/or political reform to achieve an alternative vision
of American society.
Extremism is the holding of extreme political or religious views; fanaticism.
Rwandan law that was elected in 2018 that punished whoever engage in terrorism whether
domestically or internationally.
Law N o 46/2018/13/08/2018 covers 5 chapters with 44 articles. Within this law, it is well
- CHAPTER I: from article 1 to 2, it articulates the general provisions.
- CHAPTER II: from article 3 to 13, prevention and prosecution for terror acts in Rwanda.
- CHAPTER III: from article 14 to 17. Investigative and restrictive measures
- CHAPTER IV: from article 18 to 38 acts of terrorism and penalties.
- CHAPTER V: from article 39 to 44. Miscellaneous.