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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500+ Supporters of the acknowledgment of the Congolese genocide

The petition asking the UN Secretary General, African Union, and African governments to acknowledge the ongoing Congolese genocide was launched online on July 4th, 2013. Today it has 500+ names backing it. What has been happening in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1996 is nothing else than a genocide because a national group isContinue reading “500+ Supporters of the acknowledgment of the Congolese genocide”

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Reasons to call US authorities about Congo

By Kambale Musavuli “Recent M23 abuses in eastern Congo include the deliberate killing of civilians, summary executions and rape. Among the cases we documented was that of an eight-year-old girl raped by M23 fighters. In another sickening case, a 32-year old woman in the village of Chengerero was gang raped by M23 fighters, who thenContinue reading “Reasons to call US authorities about Congo”

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Ghana steady steps towards a true African democracy

On Tuesday 6th November 2012, while the rest of the world was focused on the outcome of American elections, a unique experience of democracy on the African continent was being shaped and pursuing its apparent unstoppable pace in Ghana. A week before the public slated event, a televised debate had given opportunity to presidential candidatesContinue reading “Ghana steady steps towards a true African democracy”

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Patrick Mbeko and the meaning of a certain vocabulary: “terrorist,” “populist,” “extremist,” “radical,” etc

When someone controls what goes into your mind, they can do of you what they want. It is Steve Biko who once said that, “the most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” In line with this understanding, Patrick Mbeko, author of “Canada in the wars in CentralContinue reading “Patrick Mbeko and the meaning of a certain vocabulary: “terrorist,” “populist,” “extremist,” “radical,” etc”

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