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What ‘Agaciro’ means for me

My colleague Rashid Dumbuya from Sierra-Leone has written a good piece(unpublished), on a successful welfare state versus a corrupt state. Describing two different states; Mauritius and Sierra-Leone, he succinctly captured what was wrong with African societies, including my own; Rwanda. As a human rights lawyer, he looked at the issues through human rights lenses, and talked about the responsibility of ...

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Tilaye NigussieDecember 4, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Dear Gatete, I must say that you have touched a nerve here. Dignity is a very important aspect of human existence, which needs to be valued and upheld. The view that leaders are only responsible for the growth and development of a country is misplaced. As you have rightly put it, shared responsibility to demean wrong doing is critical for ...

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Rebuttle to a biased report on Rwanda and Burundi by self appointed ‘African experts’

Critical reaction by Gatete Th. K. and Andreas Nørlem on a report entitled: ‘DIFFERENT PATHS TO BUILDING PEACE AND BUILDING STATES IN RWANDA AND BURUNDI’ published in the Danish Institute for International Development by Simon Turner. Introduction In some parts of the world, a wanton assertion of incorrect information with the intent to mislead the opinion is called lying and ...

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A CONCERTED CAMPAIGN TO BRING RWANDA GOVERNMENT TO ITS KNEES?

By Dr. Richard R. Mugahe Rwanda is believed to be the most highly scrutinised country in the world. A brief search every morning on websites of various media outlets, blogs, and social media, you are shocked by the level at which the country is being written on or being discussed. The question is why is Rwanda which is always described ...

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A mes frères et sœurs Congolais

Je vous écrit cette lettre car je sent le besoin de m’expliquer. Pas au nom de mon peuple, dont je ne suis pas le porte parole, mais au nom de mes idéaux, les quelles je partage régulièrement sur ce blog. Aujourd’hui je me suis posée la question: Comment se sentent les congolais? C’est vrais qu’il n’est pas possible de se ...

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‘After 19 years of peace and reconciliation; APOLOGY! how Hutus are to apologise to Tutsis and why. Posted 22nd August 2013

Part I. Identity crisis. Classes have been over for the past two hours at Universidade Edourdo Mondlane. But for the four Burundian law students who stayed behind, these two hours count for something much bigger than the class of today. After failing to obtain Mozambican citizenship for Burundians living here for more than a decade, this is their last chance ...

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Kikwete and his friends the FDLR Posted 20th August 2013

Recent remarks by Tanzanian president, advising Rwandan authorities to negotiate with the FDLR, show that he does not grasp regional dynamics; that he has a different theory of the genocide and that he  has a problem with Rwanda’s foreign and national security policies. Tanzanian citizens claim that Kikwete’s advice was merely bonafide and peace-inspired; them I can undersatand. As for ...

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Tanzania, the gift that keeps ungiving…

Fun fact: the map of the East African Community looks exactly like that of former united Sudan. That is bound to change soon, for better or worse.. I look at escalating hostile rhetoric between Rwandan and Tanzanian leaders; the expulsion of Rwandans from Tanzania and I see the dream of Museveni to become the first president of the federal republic ...

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