Politics

Monsieur Vincent Lurquin, arrêtez votre cinéma.

La première leçon qu’on apprend dans une bonne école de droit, c’est qu’il ne s’agit pas de vous. Quand la vie de votre client est en jeu, votre ‘one man show’ peut lui porter préjudice. Un comportement irresponsable de votre part, notamment en contrariant les juges, ou en faisant des déclarations sensationnalistes dans les medias, n’est pas dans l’intérêt de ...

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How an American ‘hero’ incriminated himself in Africa.

On December 17th 2018, the German foreign service issued a travel advisory encouraging German citizens to ‘eschew travelling to Rwanda’s western regions’. ‘There are increased risks of terrorist attacks in the area of ​​the Nyungwe Forest and on the road connecting Rusizi and Nyamagabe and in the vicinity of Virunga National Park.’ In December 2018, the advisory proceeds, ‘several buses ...

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Mrs. Christiane Amanpour, ‘You’re a wonderful journalist. You have to respect your profession.’ – Yasser Arafat.

Last week Rwandans were angered by Christiane Amanpour’s coverage of Paul Rusesabagina’s arrest on CNN. Prior to the television program, Amanpour had asked to host the Rwandan President, instead, she was suggested someone who knew Paul Rusesabagina well, Honourable Odette Nyiramilimo, a medical doctor, retired  minister, senator and respected Rwandan mother, co-founder with her husband Dr. Jean Baptiste Gasasira of ...

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Congo Rapport Mapping: Les peuples de l’Est du Congo méritent Justice et Vérité.

Nommé Prix Nobel de la Paix pour son grand travail de traitement des femmes victimes des violences sexuelles à l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo, le Docteur Dénis Mukwege, gynécologue obstétricien basé à l’hôpital de Panzi au Sud Kivu, fait l’objet d’articles, des commentaires d’internautes et des messages de soutien venant de partout: ONG internationales, diplomates occidentaux, Union Européenne, ...

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‘Could you be loved’ – on the closure of the Chronicles.

‘Don’t let them fool ya, or even try to school ya! Oh no! We’ve got a mind of our own, so go to hell if what you’re thinking isn’t right!’ – Bob Marley, Could you be loved.   On the closure of The Chronicles: The Chronicles frequently whitewashed Genocide ideologues and promoted unwarranted ethnic division and social tension. Such content sins ...

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‘RPF: The age of accountability’

Last Friday marked, in my opinion, a turning point in the life of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). Many of us were still young during the 1996-1997 Kicukiro I and II defining meetings that set the RPF on its current governance course. After running these few miles, it seems the time has come to service the engine and refresh cadres’ ...

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Bwitare the soldier, Nkusi the teacher, rest in power.

When our children ask, we’ll say we lived with heroes, we’ll relate stories of men, and tales of women, who gave their hearts, dedicated their youth, their minds for the love for this land, A land which took all from us, a place hard to live, a country which wisdom would advise to flee and avoid; that’s the country to ...

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The designation: “Genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi” has become “Jus Cogens”; Latin for: “Peremptory Norms” of international law.

On Monday 5:01pm, the United Nations adopted a resolution 74/273, recognizing April 7th as the “International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda”. However, upon adoption by consensus of all 193 members of the UN General Assembly, including the United States of America and the United Kingdom, the two nations expressed reservations on the text, ...

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