Aloisea Inyumba, a Revolutionary in Central Africa, Has Died

From ::Colored Opinions:: Sat Dec 8 2012, 15:42:00

The moment the word got out this thursday morning that Rwanda's Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Aloysia Inyumba, had died at the age of fourty-eight, twitter lit up. President Paul Kagame wrote 'A.Inyumba will be greatly missed & remembered among others for her Liberation and Gender credentials/effort(s)! May her Soul rest in Peace'. UNDP Rwanda director Auke Lootsma wrote: 'Mourning the loss of Hon. Aloisea Inyumba, a dear friend and great human being who gave all she got to her country. May you rest in peace.' Director of the Gender Team in the Bureau for Development Policy of the UNDP, Winnie Byanyima, wife of Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye wrote: 'We mourn the loss of a dear Sister, one of Rwanda's greatest patriots, Hon Aloisea Inyumba. A senior member of the RPF, a freedom fighter.' Zainab Salbi, president of Washington-based Women for Women international, wrote : 'Very sad that minister of gender in #Rwanda, Aloysia Inyumba, has passed away today, a wonderful woman who did a lot for Rwandese women.' Swanee Hunt writes: 'So, so sad to lose one of greatest women in our Women Waging Peace Network' Read about Aloisea Inyumba (in her blogpost 'In Memoriam Aloysia Inyumba'). The EU delegation to Rwanda chimed in: 'The EU Delegation 'offers its condolences to the family of H.E. Minister Aloisea Inyumba and to the people of Rwanda. Rest in peace!' Cindy McCain, wife of 2008 Republican Presidential candidate John McCain, wrote : 'It is rare that someone can change your life in such a profound way that you are never the same. Senator Aloisea Inyumba from Rwanda did just that to me.' She adds on Facebook:

'The words that came out of Aloisea's ...

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