BBC Rwanda Untold Story: a chance to reveal the whole truth

Former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana

Former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana

Some years ago, at the conclusion of some of the major trials of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda [ICTR] including Military-I, Peter Erlinder, defense lawyer at that court, explained that if mainstream media had been around to report on the judgements, the narrative of the Rwandan tragedy would have changed immediately.

It is only now that this is happening with the airing of the documentary of BBC TWO – Rwanda Untold Story. What is however surprising are the shields raised by scholars and other formally intelligent people who are Kagame’s apologetics. Their response would’ve received more support from their readers if they had come out with substantiated facts to accompany their case. Continue reading

Exposing Rwanda’s truth deniers

Hunted Rwandan refugees in DRC in 1997

Hunted Rwandan refugees in DRC in 1997

For more than twenty four years, millions of people from the Great Lakes region, namely Ugandans, Rwandans, Congolese and Burundians have died and their survivors suffered in silence from official narratives driven by external interests and certainly direct beneficiaries of atrocities committed to control territories and minerals beneath their grounds.

And when a global media of the status of BBC dares revealing untold sides of the story, those who benefited from the misery of the African victims now come out loud attacking fiercely the broadcaster for having uncovered and shown on television part of the hidden truth that has been for so long deliberately hidden to protect their interests or those of their masters.

I am giving you for your own appreciation here the link to the BBC TWO Documentary – Rwanda Untold Story [the film accused of denying the Rwandan official narrative] and a letter written by a number of western pro-Kagame intellectuals who are among the accusers.

Among those so called 38 scholars I have written about or met 4 of them for different reasons. Either their interests in the atrocities crossed my concerns in a particular way. These are Linda Melvern, Jean-Francois Dupaquier, Dr. Phil Clark, Richard Jonhson.

I sat with Clark in a television/discussion panel about peace in Rwanda and Eastern Congo. He published a book on Gacaca justice system which is prefaced by Paul Kagame.

If you are one of the millions of victims of Paul Kagame living either in Rwanda, Uganda, DRC, Europe, America or elsewhere, or simply a citizen of the world with empathy for the suffering caused, please could you take a few minutes to write a message of support to BBC for uncovering the truth through their documentary?

You can find the link to contact BBC here. In less than 3 minutes, and 3 lines consisting of 300 syllables, you can help restore the truth of the millions of our dead and those that Paul Kagame continues dumping in lakes, rivers, holes, prisons, etc even today. BBC needs all the support of all truth lovers from everywhere.

Unwelcome Kagame and Museveni in London

Joweri Museveni and Paul Kagame

Joweri Museveni and Paul Kagame

On 20th and 21st October 2014, London is hosting the Global African Investment Summit. Presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Joweri Museveni of Uganda are among the heads of states who will be attending. It is an undeniable fact that Africa requires a lot of capital from external investors for its development. Continue reading

Lin Muyizere, husband of Victoire Ingabire, threatened with deportation

By Ann Garrison

Rwandan authorities have asked Dutch immigration authorities to revoke the citizenship of Lin Muyizere, the husband of Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire; if they succeed, Muyizere could be deported to Rwanda, leaving their three children without parents in the Netherlands; the youngest of these, Riszt Shimwa, is only 12 years old. In 2010, Ingabire left her family in the Netherlands to return to Rwanda and attempt to run for president against incumbent “President” Paul Kagame. Kagame is in fact a ruthless military dictator obliged to stage periodic presidential and parliamentary election charades so as to justify the ongoing support of the US, UK and other Western nations with geopolitical, military, and resource interests in the region.

Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, FDU-Inkingi leader

Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, FDU-Inkingi leader

Victoire Ingabire was not allowed to run against Kagame or even register her party, FDU-Inkingi. She was put under house arrest shortly after her arrival, forbidden to leave the City of Kigali or speak to the press, and by October she was in prison.  Last December Rwanda’s Supreme Court increased her sentence from eight to fifteen years.

In a video, “Rwanda: no room left in politics, only in jail,” made by Dutch Rwandan journalist Olivier Nyirubugara after Ingabire’s arrest and imprisonment, Lin Muyizere told a journalist that he spent sleepless nights worrying about her and wondering what he could do.  “If I could talk to my wife now,” he said, “I would tell her simply that I love her a lot, now and forever. I wish her much strength, as the Rwandan people are behind her.” Continue reading

Kagame’s outstanding impunity: could it come to an end?

Watching the BBC TWO documentary – Rwanda’s Untold Story – which was broadcast on the British television on Wednesday 1st, October 2014, one question comes to mind: for how long will the Rwandan president Paul Kagame remain unpunished for his numerous crimes?

In the programme there are a few revealing facts, some more striking than others. I picked the following one where an academician indicates the foolishness of the official narrative regarding the number of Tutsis who died. Continue reading