Politics

Where is that line that President Kagame keeps referring to ?

Yesterday President Nkunziza of Burundi became the second erring head of State in our region to be brought back in line: ‘The only reason he is free to talk, is because he hasn’t crossed the line. I’m sure he knows where it is. If he crosses it, he won’t know what hits him…’ -President Kagame at the Youth #MeetThePresident in Kigali yesterday, reacting to ...

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Les medias français, une mouche dans le lait. Africain.

Jusqu’a tout récemment, un président Africain aussitôt élu, devait effectuer une tournée outres-mers, chez l’ancient colon pour recevoir des directives sur comment gouverner, qui nommer conseiller, à quelle entreprise Française céder des concessions. A l’instar de John Pombe Magufuli, et maintenant de la visite du président Patrice Talon qui l’a porte au Nigeria, puis au Rwanda, les Africains se visitent ...

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Africa is too hot for Cold War

‘Ikibazo cyakabaye inyama. None izo nyagwa ugizimana urazibonye, warangiza ukabura ihwa ry’umunyinya ryo kwihaganyura?’ – Théogène Kalinamaryo, RPF Lead Trainer, complaining about toothpicks made in China. I have been having conversations with two businessmen; both clearly unimpressed with what they call my ‘leftists ideas’ – You Left wings have highjacked Pan-Africanism. You are stuck in the sixties and your Che ...

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5 Star isn’t the building. It is the service

Alright alright! These hotels are marvelous; World class if I’ve seen one. We aren’t talking Monyonyo in Uganda, we are talking Burj Khalifa; everyone knows where that is. We are talking Michelangelo in Jo-burg. If I had been to Vegas, I would drop other hotel names, but you get my point. 300 Million Dollars, 20 Million Dollars, 5 Million Dollars, ...

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Traveling while Rwandan?

The world quickly becoming a risky place, I thought I’d share a few hints on how to cheat xenophobes and racists. This isn’t another ‘Traveling while black’ thing where people complain of past experiences, this is a plan on how to move and make moves. I haven’t necessarily traveled more than most but both here in Rwanda and while I ...

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Impamvu: Gusaba gusubizwa Agaciro!

Gatete Thierry Kevin Umunyarwanda Nyakubahwa Ministri w’Ubutabera, akaba n’Intumwa Nkuru ya Leta. Kigali Impamvu: Gusaba gusubizwa Agaciro, nitwa amazina y’abakurambere. Nyakubahwa, N’ubwo navutse ndimpunzi, nabaga mubambere mwishuri. Sinigeze nisuzugura, cyangwa numva ko abandi bansumba, n’ubwo nari mu gihugu cyabo. Ntibyanatinze ndataha iwacu mu Rwanda. Ntabwo nigeze mba umucakara, nkoronizwa, cyangwa mba umukristo w’iroma. Nibaza impamvu rero nahawe amazina y’abantu tudafitanye ...

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Happy 4th of July to our heroes

‘Hey you Rwandans…’, the shout broke through the night, at the depth of terrifying pitch darkness. Children were cold, on empty stomachs, their cries only competing with frogs: ‘they don’t want you in your country’, the threatening voice continued: ‘we don’t want you here either, so ask that swamp to swallow you’. Mothers toyed with the idea for a moment, ...

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I love you

I want to know how you feel, I want to feel your pain, so that together we can overcome it. I want to share my feelings with you too, I want to share my fears with you… I am interested in you, I have been closed to your world for so long, which I reckon has great stories and immense ...

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Peuple d’Afrique, nous savons qui vous êtes

‘‘Je respecte beaucoup le président Kagame, je l’admire pour ce qu’il fait pour le peuple Rwandais, j’espère pouvoir autant servir la Guinée.’’ Président Alpha Condé (au cours de la récente visite du Président Paul Kagame en Guinée). Pendant que j’écoutais le Président Condé, je n’ai pas pu m’empêcher de repenser au discours de son lointain prédécesseur Ahmed Sékou Touré rendant ...

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