Author Archives: admin

‘Ibizungerezi’: Rwanda Shouldn’t criminalize Adultery

Summary: By contracting marriage, what do spouses commit themselves to? To find the answer to this question, one must look at the Rwandan Civil Code, Article 171(3o): Procedure for marriage celebration:  Oath of Spouses: ‘I….., having heard what the law obliges the spouses, agree without any coercion that you……..are my wife/husband and we shall cohabit as per our contract and according ...

Read More »

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, ...

Read More »

Comparative Laws and jurisprudence on Defamation, Libel, Slander and Sedition

Rwandan lawmakers are debating the fate of defamation laws as part of a review/update of the Rwandan Penal Code. I thought I would contribute to the conversation by looking at how other countries have dealt with the question. Legal Analysis Summary: Insult on the person of the President of the Republic, public insult and defamation are considered in many countries ...

Read More »

I found your birthday gift…

I found your birthday gift; In the gratitude of Genocide survivors; The reconciliation of the Rwandan people.   In the prevailing social justice; the surging life expectancy; The fast Human Development, the encouraging global rankings; I found your birthday gift…   In the cleanliness of our streets, the greenness of our roadsides; The safety of our neighborhoods, and the tranquility ...

Read More »

Himbara, the uncle Tom

As I sat in front of the computer, staring at David Himbara in that Al-Jazeera studio, all I could think of was Balaam. The biblical witch who’d been paid off to spell a curse on the people of Israel… ‘Come now‘, it says in Numbers 22:1-24:25: ‘Curse this people for me since they are too mighty for me. Perhaps I ...

Read More »

Yo, Rwandais!

At some point in Goma there were no more Rwandan men; they had all joined the struggle. If you were an able-bodied man and you were still hanging around in Goma, aunties scorned you, girls didn’t date you and grandmothers called you Chantal, Yvette, or some women’s names to mean that you are a coward. Even some young girls went, ...

Read More »

I Pay, therefore I’m right. How African Terrorists buy US Congress

‘Africa doesn’t need strong men, it needs strong institutions!’ Barack Obama declared in an epic speech to the Ghanaian parliament. Young Africans have been repeating the catch phrase ever since… If he says this, one would think, it means in his country institutions are ‘Strong’. Imagine my shock then, when I learned that Rwandan dissidents paid 440.000 USD in order ...

Read More »

Tribute to the people of India!

In this video, the devastation of British colonialism in India and the crimes of Winston Churchill to the Indian people, by Author Shashi Tharoor, from his recent book: ‘An Era of Darkness dark; The British Empire in India’. Lest we forget..

Read More »

Diane Rwigara; bless her Soul.

‘RWANDA police probing Diane Rwigara, a fierce critic of President Kagame, for suspected tax evasion and forgery.’ – This is what The East African newspaper tweeted this morning. I am not a journalist, but I keep wondering why they do this… – For one, Diane has no known individual business. Western media refers to her, at times as, ‘Rwandan women’s ...

Read More »

The Rwandan Restoration, a story in the making…

The Rwandan political culture is characterized by secrecy and unpredictability of the selection process. Even President Kagame was chosen a long time ago, by the powers that might be, while no one expected him. I can bet even himself was made aware only when the time was right. Speculators on ‘Kagame didn’t groom a successor’, completely miss the point; if ...

Read More »