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Besigye on relations between Rwanda and Uganda

In a candid interview, the head of Ugandan opposition, Colonel Kizza Besigye explains in details the source of conflicts between Rwanda and Uganda. The interview is in Luganda on this link: https://youtu.be/sBmf3_iECmE “If you want to understand the problem between Rwanda and Uganda, you have to understand two things: One: Mr. Museveni thought that since President Kagame was here as ...

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The Great Lakes Syndrome

‘What’s past is prologue, what to come in your and my discharge’. Shakespeare, The Tempest. Other than the Middle East, the Great Lakes Region is arguably the hardest geographical location on earth to originate from. Mind you, Mother Nature had been good to us. Our countries are endowed with the most precious resources anyone can wish for; oil, gold, diamond, ...

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‘Larmes de crocodile’ French crocodile tears

‘During the Gacaca courts – the community tribunals that were created to try genocide perpetrators – when a person did not want to confess, they picked a know génocidaire in the area, and placed their own killings on his head, after all, what’s one, two or three more victims to a person already convicted of killing 30 and sentenced to life in prison. Neither ...

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Ababiligi bagarutse (Belgians have returned)

The war has ended and peace has returned to Rwanda. Dr. Emile Rwamasirabo, a senior cadre of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), the movement that stopped the Genocide is now serving as Rector of the National University of Rwanda. On a trip to Brussels, a Belgian professor who claims to be an expert of Rwanda at the University of Antwerp ...

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Positively reversing the course of nature..

Inside the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a saying is written on the wall: ‘If You Really Knew Me and You Really Knew Yourself, You Would Not Have Killed Me’ I thought of this saying as I learned that the mountain gorilla is no longer critically endangered. ‘In the @IUCN Red List of Threatened Species that has been updated today the mountain ...

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Dear Louise, I hope you had the time of your life.

It’s a classic from the 90s by Green Day, one of my favorites, it’s called ‘Time of your life.’ It goes: ‘another turning point a fork stuck in the road, time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go, so make the best of this test and don’t ask why, its not a question but a lesson learned ...

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Historic: The Democratic Green Party and PS-Imberakuri enter Parliament!

In a previous column on this blog I indicated that the Rwandan political system as enshrined in the constitution is no ‘Zero-Sum Game’, but an inclusive, power-sharing arrangement, based on the ‘Constant quest for Solutions through dialogue and consensus’. It is against that backdrop, that I dare suggest that, in light of in-coming electoral results, the Democratic Green Party (DGP) ...

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My response to fake news on Rwandan women

The CNN article is right about one thing: It is no accident that a statue of a strong, gracious Rwandan woman stands tall at our main round about – fittingly! I have elaborated, in legal terms and with evidence, on the crimes of the two ladies portrayed as saviors of women in Rwanda by western media, in this article: and this ...

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The Mandela we loved, looked like Kagame

Last week I read with bewilderment our Nigerian expert Chude Jedeonwo declaring: ‘Kagame could be the next Mandela -if he steps down’.  I know he thinks he means well, but although I do not speak for all my countrymen, I must decline the offer, here is why. As we commemorate a century since Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born, this is ...

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Africa, it is ours!

African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat delivers his remarks at the Heads of State and Government summit in Kigali. (Courtesy) It is 17:14PM local time in Cape Town, South Africa on February 11 1990.  Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has just been released from prison; he walks. With one clenched fist in the air as a sign of ‘Amandla’ – ‘Power ...

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