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End of Democratisation

‘You can fool some people sometime, but you can’t fool all the people all the time’ –Bob Marley, Get up, stand up! In the early 1950s, following the wave of independence in Africa and South America, former colonial powers wanted to ensure that their multinationals would continue exploiting independent Africa and South America’s natural resources and keep the monopoly on ...

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3 Genocide ingredients: Paul Dijoud, Kayibanda and the International Community; The Cure: Paul Kagame

Kayibanda is holding a speech in front of the whole diplomatic corps, including representatives from the Holly See. He has just massacred all the Tutsi from Gikongoro who made up between 40 and 50% of the population there, in retaliation to an attack of Inyenzi rebels coming from Burundi. None of the diplomats has made any protests, to what the Russell-Sartre Tribuna[1]denounces ...

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Hamba kahle (Farewell) Mam’ Winnie Madikizela

‘Mama Winnie Mandela is the stone that the builders rejected. She is the first black female president South Africa was deprived of. Her irreplaceable contribution to the liberation of our people was a subject of both Patriarchal and white minority suppression… They hated her because she was a black woman with her own mind and who enjoyed the collective popular ...

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Dear Editor of Israeli newspaper, dear human rights and refugee activist, dear asylum-seeker.

For the last couple of months I have been reading Israeli media with interest because my country Rwanda has been coming up at several occasions. Unfortunately, I am troubled by the image that I see painted of the country, the government, but mainly the Rwandan people. Our country is portrayed as a terrible place to be deported to; our government ...

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Who owns Kenyans’ lives?

The other day, self-proclaimed People’s president Raila Odinga and Constitutional President Uhuru Kenyatta met for tea and agreed to bury the hatchet and embark on the process to unite the mighty Republic of Kenya. A highly noble and valiant action, which will remain, in my book, the single most important political action since I started following the politics of the ...

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Tell my child that I was there in Kigali

If I don’t tell them myself, tell them on my behalf. Tell my daughter and my son that their father was there, on the day our continent signed the African Continental Free Trade Area, too Tell them Paul Kagame, Mahammadou Issoufou, Emmerson Mnangagwa and Moussa Faki Mahamat, were there. Tell them their father was proud on the day African boarders ...

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Black Panther

My friend who’d bought a ticket to go see Black Panther was told by her sneaky 12 year old that the film was about a comic superhero. She gave him the ticket instead. She should have gone to see the film with her son, I said to her, just to see the look in the eyes of a 12 year ...

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Make love in Kigali, not war

‘If you call her woman, African woman no go ‘gree, she go sayyy, she go say I be lady O’ -Fela Kuti, Lady.   I’d never been on the wrong side of women before. Identifying as a feminist, I’d thought the question of my commitment towards their happiness had been established; I was even ready to come out publicly as ...

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Disgusting Media #Thread

Disgusting Media #Thread 1. ‘Going back to hell’ Whoa! That’s how they advertise their next issue. That is how they are describing a country of 79million people. #DRC 2. I was born and raised in that country; my community found exiled there too Mobutu, its late president paid my father’s education, I have friends and family there, I have fond memories of my ...

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Tasty, little fears..

That little fear will never leave you.. It’s what keeps you on the age and makes you human… Fancy a little story? My friend Karengera Kirenga asked me to MC his mom, Diva Cécile Kayirebwa, which I spontaneously accepted, with honor. It was her Seventieth birthday and she’d been singing all her life. So it was the celebration of a ...

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