Politics

Founding principles v. Realpolitik: The struggle for nation-building

The eternal rivalry between realpolitik and supreme principles is known to all freedom fighters and seasoned politicians, all those who’ve been involved in struggles for revolution, and the more challenging struggle for stabilization and human emancipation. Rwandan leaders aren’t exempt from that struggle, then, and now. Winning that war implies maintaining the balance between the two fundamentals: Realpolitik and supreme ...

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His ‘Bad News’ – a Review of Anjan Sundaram’s book on Rwanda

The problem with writing rebuttals to western ‘Experts on Africa’, whose entire expertise lies in adding their names to new pieces that recycle their predecessor’s lies – to whom you may have already written rebuttals, is that you are forced to repeat yourself, over and over again. The ‘expertise’ isn’t one, just a form of extortion of their own publics, ...

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Corruption: A plague to mankind

Corruption is an Abomination. It is the source of all evil facing mankind. In Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, and especially America, most acts of corruption could easily qualify as Crimes Against Humanity or Treason. For instance, officials in Uganda stole money meant to buy Anti-retroviral medicine, causing many people living with HIV to die; Their army officials however, took it ...

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Documockery on Africa must stop!

No doubt we, as activists and those more professional media practitioners have tried and will continue to cover Burundi. The situation in our neighboring country is worrisome and requires our attention and possibly action. I think every Head of State of this region would be justified to ask his citizens to postpone elections in their respective countries due to the ...

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President Museveni: The convenient Burundi Mediator

What is happening in Burundi is horrendous. The suffering of the Burundian people is an indictment to us all, citizens of the East African Community. It is a blow to our pledge for Never Again, made following the Genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi It is deeply heartbreaking that politics have, once again stood in the way, and prevented measures, that ...

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Rwandan youth: What do you Stand for?

“And Peter said to Jesus [in excitement], ‘Lord, it is wonderful that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.’” – Matthew 17:4 Yesterday I went to the Pan-African school. The theme: What do I stand for? For starters; Semhal, the daughter of Pan-Africa freedom fighter, ...

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A la France: Fichez nous la paix!

Les Bourgeois c’est comme les cochons, plus ça devient vieux, plus ça devient bête’ -Jacques Brel Essayez d’imaginer l’Allemagne critiquant Israël. Vous n’y arrivez pas? Eh bien moi non plus. Pourquoi? Parce qu’il y a 70 ans, leurs ancêtres ont tenté d’exterminer les juifs. L’Allemagne a depuis reconnue ses torts, payé sa dette morale et fait la paix avec elle ...

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Understanding Rwanda’s Democracy

On 26th May 2003, a new constitution was promulgated, against the backdrop of genocide, by a society appalled by the horrors of ethnic division and eager to embrace unifying policies. It was hence entrenched in values of unity and reconciliation, privileging dialogue and consensus as the only ways for democratic engagement and spontaneous power sharing arrangement across ethnic lines. From ...

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