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Male dominance and its aftermath; A legal perspective.. Posted 19th February 2014

Abstract Men have managed to impose that dominance as a norm, naturally – God endowed privilege, not to be questioned by women. They anchored their dominance by infecting history, divinity and culture, which would shape posterity. They erected gatekeepers to ensure that their dominance is not challenged and taken down overtime by women and progressive men. Today as pioneer women ...

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To my Congolese friends: Wake up, look in the mirror and rise.

I was born in DRC. So unlike my fellow countrymen who were half amused-half irritated by celebrations of Kagame’s fantasy death in different cities in the DRC, I was more disappointed and heartbroken. Not only did I watch a delusional people – for the thousand’s time, but the idea that a population would wish the death of a foreign leader ...

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Who are gay people and what they go through

Note: Rwanda does not criminalize homosexuality. Gay people live with no fear from the police or the law. They still face social stigma… This is an Invitation to act, that I circulated in 2009. I dedicate it to my Ugandan brothers and sisters. RE: SUPPORT FOR THE DECRIMINALISATION OF LBGTs IN THE DRAFT PENAL CODE Dear Human Rights/ Health Defenders; ...

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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My colleague Rashid Dumbuya from Sierra-Leone has written a good piece(unpublished), on a successful welfare state versus a corrupt state.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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