Has the rewriting of the Rwandan genocide history started?

When International Criminal Tribunal prosecutor Carla Del Ponte learned from a Canadian newspaper in 2000 that the Rwandan Patriotic Front and its leader Paul Kagame were prime suspects in the April 6, 1994, assassination of the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi, she reportedly said: “If it is the RPF that shot down the plane, theContinue reading “Has the rewriting of the Rwandan genocide history started?”

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Paul Rusesabagina: another tribunal for Rwanda needed

In a long interview given to Daniel Kovalik and published on the Counterpunch website, Paul Rusesabagna, the Rwandan famously portrayed in the movie Hotel Rwanda by Don Cheadle, touches on a range of varied and critically important issues. He talks about 1)  criminal charges against him from the Rwandan government, 2) Rwanda civil war and genocide fromContinue reading “Paul Rusesabagina: another tribunal for Rwanda needed”

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On a sunny day in Boston…Rwanda Day 2012

By Jennifer Fierberg There are people who understand more than others that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” That is nonetheless what Martin Luther King believed. Journalist Jennifer Fierberg is among those who are passionate for justice particularly in Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and the whole region of Central Africa. As sheContinue reading “On a sunny day in Boston…Rwanda Day 2012”

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Kony 2012 and Invisible Children viral propaganda

Until lions have their own historians, the story of the hunt will only glorify the hunter. African proverb After 9/11, it is often said that when George Bush decided to go after Al-Qaeda, he turned to Hollywood for help. Apparently, his political strategists wanted to instil in the Americans’ minds a certain level of fearContinue reading “Kony 2012 and Invisible Children viral propaganda”

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Beatrice Munyenyezi: unfair and politically motivated justice.

On Friday 24 February 2012, Christopher Tappin, retired British businessman, was extradited to US for charges of arms dealing with Iran. The victim says that the charges are “frivolous.” Despite Tappin’s supporters’ claim that there is no reason to send him to US while he could have a trial in Britain, and even if foundContinue reading “Beatrice Munyenyezi: unfair and politically motivated justice.”

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