Politics

Happy birthday to the Ultimate Diplomat

It is indeed African culture for an elder to offer good auspices, only Paul Kagame has brought it to a global scale; He brought together rival nations, Qatar and Dubai to build two complimenting ports in Rwanda at the same time. He befriends the Jews and the Muslims alike.  He reconciled killers and victims, mended broken hearts and brokered peace ...

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‘Rwigemists’ of the 25th hour…

= I saw the article on Late Fred Gisa Rwigema in Uganda’s New Vision, again…   The pettiness in the Ugandan polity is amazing, they instrumentalize Rwandan heroes to sinister political ends. Whenever they do something wrong to Rwanda, they glorify Late Maj. Gen. Fred Gisa Rwigema, at times pitting him against our current President to stir bad atmosphere among Rwandans.  Their president also pays publicized visits to Rwandan families and claims affinity to ...

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The end of FDLR and of misery.

Five years ago, when a UN intervention brigade deployed in DRC was preparing a major attack on the FDLR, Faustin Twagiramungu, a Rwandan political comic living on welfare in Belgium announced that he and friends would come to the militia’s rescue. As I write this, the FDLR is being shelled in eastern Congo’s forests in what is likely to be ...

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Limitless ‘Crystal’ Ventures:

An essay about the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF)’s Business Arm: It isn’t an easy fit for political parties in power to run clean, efficient and profitable businesses. So many things can go wrong and often do. Most parties have tried and failed, others still run white elephants, parasites to the systems they rule. Yet a political party without a stable ...

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Robert Mugabe was one of us

A people’s obituary. ‘Every man has got a right to decide his own destiny, And in this judgement there is no partiality; So arms in arms, with arms, we’ll fight this struggle’ –Bob Marley, Zimbabwe. Freedom has a price, which is why many prefer the safety of bondage. But if Mugabe was still alive, I’d tell him: ‘Brother you’re right, ...

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The Economy and Stability of the European Union

Members of the leading Troika of the African Union, namely Rwanda, Egypt and South Africa were invited to the G7. There is nothing accidental about it; Africa is critical for the European Union’s stability. Here is why: It’s great that Germany is finally thinking about spending 50 billion euros to stave off recession. It’s just a shame this is all ...

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Even The Financial Times is joining other international bodies to toe the undeniable Kagame line.

The Financial Times was misled by individuals calling themselves economists and researchers, claiming to have a scoop of the year uncovered through research: “Rwanda is manipulating poverty figures and the world doesn’t know!” For that, they quoted an expert professor on the subject and a young lady who testified to living in untold poverty, which the Rwandan government sweeps under ...

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Faux rescapés: Suite et fin..

J’aimerais apporter une lumière – en français cette fois –  sur les propos que j’ai tenus sur Twitter en réaction à une lettre de Diane Rwigara. En réalité, tout de suite dans mon deuxième tweet je clarifie qui j’ai qualifié de ‘collabo’ et qui, selon moi ne l’était pas. Je dis: « sont collabo les personnes qui ont eu des affinité ...

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25 ans plus tard, l’Etat français n’arrive toujours pas à faire face à ses demons du Génocide perpétré contre les Tutsi.

S’il y a un Français qui de son vivant a pu heurté la conscience des rescapés du Génocide perpétré contre les Tutsi en 1994, il s’agit bien de Pierre Péan. Son livre “Noires fureurs et Blancs menteurs” était d’un cynisme sans nom. Confondant les bourreaux aux victimes, et accusant ceux qui ont stoppé le genocide, à savoir l’Armée Patriotique Rwandaise d’avoir provoqué la mort de leurs propre frères et soeurs pour accéder au pouvoir. Le livre de Péan ...

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Rwanda and Uganda: A frustrating friendship

‘with friends like these eh, who needs enemies…’ Following a quadripartite summit held in Angola under the auspices of President João Lourenço and bringing together Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and DRC President Felix Tshisekedi to discuss security issues within the region, I would like to come back, for the layman to the outstanding issues between Rwanda ...

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