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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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Opposition for dummies 10th July 2013

Opposition parties should not be used as spaces for scores settling between former allies who fall out. citizens are interested in ideas of politicians, not their bitterness: We, the people want to know which new policies they have to offer, that are better than what we have had until now. We do not need them to tell us what is ...

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For the love of the game 1st July 2013

I never thought I would write about football anymore, but between two exams, there is nothing more relaxing; that and a cold Windhoek… Anyway, I never told anyone about this, but I never really liked the style of the Spanish team and Barca and Messi. I find the game of small passes boring. I didn’t like it because I thought ...

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Sublimation Part I: Blaming the Hague is just being vague. 23rd June 2013

To put this article in perspective I will quote a Rwandan saying that goes: ‘Uwavuze ko nyirinzu yapfuye, ntabwo aba ariwe uba yamwishe’ which translates in English as: ‘don’t shoot the messenger’ Sublimation is a human vice to substitute a true value with an artificial one. In this article, I painted sublimation in another optic: When faced with a deep-rooted problem, ...

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Rwandans are mature enough 15th March 2013

To put this article in perspective, I would like to quote Voltaire the French writer who said:  I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend […] your right to say it. In the same vein, this was written in reaction to a set of articles titled: change in continuity (Parts I, II, III, IV, etc.) with ...

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In loving memory of Hon. Inyumba Aloysia 19th February 2013

Yesterday one of Rwanda’s most valuable daughters was laid to rest, having left us too early. She was still needed by her husband, her children, and the rest of us. Goodbye Rwandan rose, you will be deeply missed… I mean to pay her a tribute in the only way I know; in writing; Knowing that it is to her and ...

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The Dream must go on 14th February 2013

My fellow compatriots, I am not home but I hear that a debate has been initiated on the future of our country beyond 2017, and particularly the question on whether the presidential term limit should be changed to enable our beloved president to stand for another term. Although I am not formally a member of the RPF, I would like ...

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Kigali la belle, a memorable time in the Heart of Africa. Inspired by Eric Kabera, founder of Rwanda Cinema Centre 5th December 2012

It doesn’t matter who you are and where you are from, you will fall in love with Kigali. From your window sit in the plane, you will be entertained by a majestic hilly scenery that will take your fear of flying away just before landing, as you hear the flight attendant announcing: welcome to Kigali, the weather is heavenly at ...

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