RWANDA: IF YOU DON’T SEE IT, YOU CHOOSE NOT TO SEE IT

Hunted Rwandan refugees in DRC in 1997

Hunted Rwandan refugees in DRC in 1997

We are at a point in time where there are 2 types of people who do not see that Rwandan President Paul Kagame is a cold blooded killer.

The first type are people who do not know about Rwanda or Africa in general. While they may have an excuse for the time being, once they come to learn the truth that is easily accessible, they are without excuse. Continue reading

Issue of connectedness in contemporary African struggle

africa_mapDuring the period of African independence, when there was little of the enormous range of today available facilities of communication (instant messaging through a variety of channels), freedom fighters across Africa were almost constantly aware of the struggles of their colleagues in different parts of the continent.

The present reality of neoliberal world order is that when Africans in Libya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Mali, Central African Republic, etc are victims of foreign interventions, their brothers and sisters across the continent and the diaspora react with a regrettable detachment. Continue reading

Rwanda Missing Debate: Ethnicity and Rule of Law in Relation to Kagame’s Third Term

The Rwandan president Paul Kagame during his speech of June 30th, 2013 before the Rwandan youth, during which he asked all Hutus, especially the Hutu youth, to apologize for the genocide committed by their parents and relatives. But will his Tutsi peers apologize for the genocide committed against Hutu since October 1st, 1990, this inside Rwanda, and then inside the Democratic Republic of Congo?

The Rwandan president Paul Kagame during his speech of June 30th, 2013 before the Rwandan youth, during which he asked all Hutus, especially the Hutu youth, to apologize for the genocide committed by their parents and relatives. But will his Tutsi peers apologize for the genocide committed against Hutu since October 1st, 1990, this inside Rwanda, and then inside the Democratic Republic of Congo?

A no-holds-barred debate, of the kind that one cannot hear inside Rwanda, erupted online this week. People expressed themselves freely about the ongoing campaign to remove presidential term limits from the constitution so that Paul Kagame can continue in power after 2017. The debate reveals that there is far more to Rwanda than the dictatorship allows the world to know via massive PR. [Let be reminded that the president comes from the Tutsi minority which consists of 14% according to 1991 census, however under the assumption that this percentage is no more what it was at that time given the multiple “genocides” and other humanitarian crimes that both Tutsi and Hutu have committed against each other since – blog’s editor emphasis]
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Why The International Community Supports Violent Conflicts In The Democratic Republic Of Congo And Elsewhere

Picture of Ba Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General, by Don't Be Blind This Time

Picture of Ba Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General, by Don’t Be Blind This Time

By Bosco Mutarambirwa

“According to Paul Kagame, FDLR is an “organization of genocidaires”. This is a slogan that the UN and Feingold have picked up fast, because they think it works. Perhaps Kagame should sue them for stealing his line of deception.”

The United Nations is a political organization whose operations are largely financed by governments of the world’s richest countries. These governments work to protect the interests of their business enterprises. These business enterprises have one single important objective, that is, to maximize profits for their shareholders. These shareholders and their business enterprises are the main source of tax revenues for their respective governments. The higher the profits the higher the taxes. Governments use these taxes to pay their membership dues to the UN which in turn uses it to pay for flashy cars and exotic trips for its staff around the world. It is a lifestyle many of these UN employees cannot afford anywhere outside the UN system. Continue reading

Trying understanding ongoing crisis in Libya and the region

By Dan Glazebrook

The original title of the author’s article is :“Egypt is calling the West’s bluff over its phony war on ISIS.”

Sarkozy and Kaddafi

Sarkozy and Kaddafi

This is the state of affairs NATO bequeathed to Libya, reversing the country’s trajectory as a stable, prosperous pan-African state that was a leading player in the African Union and a thorn in the side of US and British attempts to re-establish military domination.

Western states are trumpeting ISIS as the latest threat to civilisation, claiming total commitment to their defeat, and using the group’s conquests in Syria and Iraq as a pretext for deepening their own military involvement in the Middle East. Continue reading