During a protest of mainly Congolese staged on 28.11.12 at the diplomatic representations of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo in London days after the rebel group M23 had occupied Goma.
“…, it will be necessary that [one day] Rwanda be courageous to demand forgiveness to its neighbors to whom it caused enormous wrong, especially the Democratic Republic of Congo. …Let’s be clear; the true place of Rwanda in the sub-region is not in an illusory hegemony based on a policy of military supremacy, unsustainable in the long term, and an ideology of pan-Tutsi chauvinism, but in a real politik that will enhance and intelligently exploit the technological know-how and excellence in well-chosen niches.” Marie Rose Habyarimana.
This is the last section of the interview of Marie Rose Habyarimana that this blog has published for the last couple of weeks. It was translated from French.
The Rising Continent [TRC]: In 90/94 Rwanda was at war against RPF – the Rwandan Patriotic Front. At the same period, there was as well a beginning of a multiparty system. What do you think led to the political slippage that the country experienced? And what would you advise today’s politicians from what you have seen from that time?
This is a cultural problem [rape cases on American campuses] as says one of the actors in the clip.
“Overall rate of rape on campus is one in four.” http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/03/1326764/-College-student-is-carrying-her-mattress-with-her-everywhere-until-her-rapist-is-brought-to-justice?detail=email#
If this is a cultural problem, in order to be addressed, all the victims past and present on different American campuses could advocate for that the true picture of sexual assaults at universities be widely publicised. The more the issue will be talked about, the more chances there will be to find solutions.
Another world is possible where men and women are treated equally.
By John Pilger
READING THIS ARTICLE MADE ME FIND THAT THE ONLY MAJOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SO CALLED TERRORIST ORGANISATIONS AND FOR EXAMPLE US 60,000 SPECIAL FORCES, INCLUDING THEIR DEATH SQUADS, WAS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE STRATEGIES OF COMMUNICATIONS ABOUT THEIR ACTIONS AND WHAT THEY STAND FOR. THEY ALL SHARE VICIOUS INTENTIONS.
This was in Accra Ghana in 2009 where Obama talked of strong institutions as opposed to strong men for Africa. Very disappointing what he has done so far in that area.
On 14 October , President Barack Obama announced he was sending United States special forces troops to Uganda to join the civil war there. In the next few months, US combat troops will be sent to South Sudan, Congo and Central African Republic. They will only “engage” for “self-defence”, says Obama, satirically. With Libya secured, an American invasion of the African continent is under way.
“Bush and Blair were found guilty of war crimes under the same laws that apply to the Nazis at the end of World War II. So they are international criminals guilty of the Nuremberg crimes against peace and they should be prosecuted by any state in the world that get hold of them. And we will continue our efforts to bring Bush and Blair to justice and put them in jail.” Francis Boyle, international law expert and prosecutor.
By Ann Garrison
What is happening in Rwanda? And, is the UN turning away?
Since October 1st 1990 I have been closely observing attitudes of international institutions such as UN and Security Council said to preserve peace around the world. My findings are that these structures have been more responsible of breaking down prevailing peace in places where it kept communities of people together harmoniously than bringing any. The more nations will seek solutions to their problems within themselves the more they will be better of. In the case of Rwanda, there is a long time that that UN “machin” could or should’ve done something. If victims cannot organize themselves to end occurring atrocities, they have to accept their fate and live with it if they can, because it is not UN, Obama or Cameron who will sort them out. The latter or systems they represent have been responsible of their misery from the very beginning. And they are far from stopping. Despite that raw reality, journalist Ann Garrison presents below some of the facts about Rwanda which in an ideal world would prevent the mentioned international institutions finding excuses of not playing their officialised role of world peacekeepers. Continue reading