Politics

La France se mure dans le déni 26 ans après le Genocide des Tutsi

La France, encore elle… Le Senat français s’apprête à accueillir les négationnistes du dernier génocide du 20e siècle. 26 ans après les faits, la responsabilité complice de la France dans le génocide perpétré contre les Tutsi entre Avril et Juin 1994 n’est plus à prouver. Des témoignages des chercheurs, des militaires français, mais surtout des survivants révèlent dans les moindres ...

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Why are young people hired in leadership positions in Rwanda?

Why are young people hired in top positions in Rwanda? In Greek mythology when Icarus’ father made him wings of wax to fly out of Greece, he warned him of complacency and hubris. Master Daedalus, Icarus’ father warned him to fly neither too low nor too high, so the sea’s dampness wouldn’t clog his wings nor the sun’s heat melt ...

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Transgenerational Hate

‘Iyo uza kwimenya, nanjye ukamenya, ntiwari kunyica’ (If you knew who you are, and knew who I am, you wouldn’t have killed me)’– Message at the Gisozi Genocide Memorial. This video (poorly subtitled in French): http://bit.ly/2GCUxuS shows General James Kabarebe, former Minister of Defence and Presidential Advisor on Security, giving a lecture to members of the Genocide Survivors Students Association (AERG) ...

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RDC: Politique viscérale et fantasmes de balcanisation

La République Démocratique du Congo est une puissance Africaine, voire mondiale. Installée stratégiquement au cœur de l’Afrique, large de 2,345,409 de km2, La RDC est le 11e pays le plus vaste de la planète, pesant 84 millions d’habitants: seizième population mondiale! Habité depuis trois millénaires et connu pour ses puissants empires : Lunda, Luba et Congo entre le 16e et 17e siècles, le ...

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How to drink Alcohol:

An advanced class on etiquette.. Urban legend has it, President Kagame was traveling to the Eastern province and happened upon old sages sipping on local Kanyanga as the cows grazed nearby. The ever pious that he is, advised them to stop drinking so early. The elders shook their heads in disbelief, the most eloquent among them begun, clearing his throat ...

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Uganda-Rwanda peace talks: A public humiliation.

Congolese sensation Koffi Olomide once sung: ‘Lokuta eyaka na ascenseur, vérité eye na éscalier pe ekomi’. (The lie comes in an elevator but the truth takes the stairs and reaches its destination).  Attending with three senior ministers; Learned-Friend Busingye Johnston, Professor Shyaka Anasthase and General Patrick Nyamvumba, for another set of preposterous Uganda-Rwanda peace talks, the Rwandan delegation wrong-footed their counterparts ...

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Save Ikinyarwanda!

Data Source[i] In a country of dialogue and consensus, dialogue is the norm; a daily practice. To achieve consensus when unanimity is not reached, protagonists on the minority side of the argument accept to compromise. Rwanda is a progressive country and in that spirit, change is the only constant. Reforms are reflected in policy as new information is registered; in ...

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The African Pilgrimage in Rwanda

While Africa has been sending it’s best brains to the best schools in the West for decades, where most remained after graduation, Rwanda has thought it fit to bring the best schools in the world to Africa, where Ugandans, Congolese, Burundians, Tanzanians, Kenyans, Ghanaians, Nigerians, Noth and South-Soudanese, South Africans, Egyptians Ethiopians and geniuses from all Nations can be incubated.

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