Politics

The ‘Rwandan question’ in the Great Lakes Region. #Thread

1. I’ve just listen to yet another video by yet another #Congolese calling for the killing of #Rwandans as the solution to their century old problems. #TheRwandanQuestion 2. This threat is real because it is systematically and recurrently implemented in this region since independence in the late 50s – early 60’s implemented. #TheRwandanQuestion 3. People of this region make the mistake that speaking #Kinyarwanda makes a people ...

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Have Rwandans been louder in showcasing national achievements?

‘Umukobwa wabuze umuranga yaheze mwa nyina’ -Rwandan; ‘Gnatola ma no kpon sia, eyenabe adelan to kpo mi sena’ –Ewe-mina, Western Africa; ‘Until lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter’ –Igbo, by Chinua Achebe. One of the major inventions of this generation was undoubtedly the internet. With it came online reporting and Social Media, which, as expected are tools ...

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Moderi Nyarwanda ni ukwicisha bugufi

Umukuru w’igihugu cyacu atanga ikiganiro muri Nigeria baramubajije bati: ‘Nyakubahwa, ese n’izihe nama mwagira abanya Nigeria mubibazo bafite? Agiye kubasubiza ati; ‘Hum, maze nanjye nifuza ko abanya Nigeriya bangira inama…’ Doore bijyagutangira, baraje badusanga aha iwacu, tubanye neza nk’umuryango umwe, umuryango Nyarwanda. Dusabirana, tugahana abageni, tukagabirana, ndetse tunywana, tugasangira akabisi n’agahiye. Twari benekanyarwanda, dusangiye umuco n’ururimi, amoko n’amateka ari amwe. ...

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Mbabazi, Nshuti y’URwanda, by Dr. Lonzen Rugira (and me)

Instead of celebrating the holidays, Lonzen (and I) are celebrating Lucy (Nshuti) Mbabazi. Almost 3 months ago I learned that my friend Lucy was moving to Ghana to work with EcoBank in West Africa. I wrote something about how I felt about the news I had heard. I didn’t post it. But ‘This is a season to celebrate. Let’s celebrate ...

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#Trump is good and necessary for history. #Thread

1. Many Americans I know have grown so much in the last one year than ever before. They’ve moved from bliss and self-gratitude and entered the proverbial ‘Five Stages of Grief’. #AllRevealedAtLast #ThankYouTrump 2. Now I’d say they are still at denial and bargaining’. That’s ok, they don’t have to follow the stages systematically, they can revisit ‘Anger’ at a later stage. ...

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Betrayal of Africa 2.O

‘I feel like a lone cyclist riding on a ridge, I cannot stop pedaling lest I fall’ -Thomas Sankara On this day, 21st December, Thomas Isidore Sankara was born. Africans are full of praise for the man as they are for Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Patrice Lumumba – ad posthumous – and all cry their untimely demise. Do not be fooled; ...

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URwanda: The Universe

I met a young girl who asked me: ‘Ndi Umurundikazi, muzompa nationalite y’URwanda ryari?’ I’m Burundian when will you give me citizenship? I told her our ancestors have already answered that question: Igihugu cyanyu nacyo cyitwa URwanda. Both our countries are called Rwanda. Uva mu URwanda rundi. URundi Rwanda. Uri Umunyarwandakazi rero. The ‘Ru’ in URundi or ‘BuRundi’ means URwanda. ...

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RPF-Nkotanyi: The messenger of hope..     

The Japanese have a philosophy called Kintsugi(金継ぎ, きんつぎ). It is the belief that things are more beautiful because they were once broken and then repaired. The philosophy treats breakage as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. They use gold to repair the broken objects to highlight how their beauty is thus sublime and priceless, ...

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Decriminalizing Adultery in Rwanda: Comparative Normative Framework: Laws and Jurisprudence

‘A man having sexual relations with another man’s wife is the highest invasion of property and a man cannot receive a higher provocation…’ English Lord Chief Justice John Holt, 1707 Summary: Having examined the Rwandan constitution, Rwandan Positive Law, international law, international jurisprudence and doctrine, this paper highlights potential legal and social inconsistencies in the act of criminalizing adultery, and argues ...

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PETITION ON ABORTION AND CHILD DEFILEMENT

EXEMPTION FROM CRIMINAL LIABILITY FOR ABORTION (Article 140) There shall be no criminal liability if abortion is performed due to one of the following reasons: 1º. If the pregnant person is a minor; 2º. If the victim became pregnant as a result of rape; 3º. If the victim became pregnant after being subjected to a forced marriage; 4º. If the ...

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