Victoire Ingabire: Symbol and Sacrifice

Five years have just passed. It was on October 14th, 2010 when she was first sentenced. Her flame of real peace and reconciliation among Rwandans demands being kept alive. On January 09th, 2010 I was in Brussels at the farewell event that gathered more than 300 people to see Victoire Ingabire going back to Rwanda.Continue reading “Victoire Ingabire: Symbol and Sacrifice”

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So full that detainees are handcuffed on windows

On Tuesday September 17th, 2013 we reported about the 40 Rwandan students who were highhandedly taken into custody by the police in Kigali. Luckily some 20 were released the same day, but for the rest of the group people were still unaware of where they were detained. Boniface Twagirimana, who spoke on Radio Ijwi RyaContinue reading “So full that detainees are handcuffed on windows”

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Dr Denis Mukwege returns to Bukavu.

Dr Mukwege escaped an assassination attempt on his life on October 25, 2012 in Bukavu. He was almost days after taken to Europe for his safety. But his conscience has been calling him to go back. Is this a challenge to the Kabila’s government which cannot guarantee Congolese people’s security? Strongly so. In a recentContinue reading “Dr Denis Mukwege returns to Bukavu.”

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Kagame’s repression continues: Mushayidi and Ntaganda on hunger strike

For several months, mainstream media focus in the Great Lakes region, if any, has been on the situation of war in Eastern Congo caused by M23, a rebel group backed by both Rwanda and Uganda.  Besides the suffering of Congolese people who are victims of an indescribable tragedy inflicted by external interests for almost twoContinue reading “Kagame’s repression continues: Mushayidi and Ntaganda on hunger strike”

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KONY 2012: Humanitarianism of Colonialism?

By Voice of Africa Radio [Bro. Omowale and Sis. Kai] When US based non-profit organisation Invisible Children released their 30 minute documentary KONY 2012 online on March 5 2012, it almost instantaneously went viral breaking all records.  Within four days over 20 million people had viewed it.  Now that figure is over 100 million.  TheContinue reading “KONY 2012: Humanitarianism of Colonialism?”

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