Society

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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Belgium: A recruiting cell for African terrorists and killers.

Children of Genocide perpetrators and genocide ideologues use their Belgian citizenship to carry on with their parents’ agenda.. Ordinarily, intelligence is a component of security and a critical attribute of the State. Intelligence is also a device of diplomacy and geopolitics as it enables governments to understand how to deal with friends, enemies, intelligence in brief, enables a government to ...

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Kenyan Products are among the best on the Rwandan Market

By CPA Boniface MUTUA, Chairman, Association of Kenyans Living in Rwanda (AKR). Two days ago, an article was published in the Newtimes Rwanda, titled: ‘Contaminated Kenyan food products removed from shelves’. A priori the content of the article was factual. It described the cooperation between our two friendly nations. It explains that Rwanda’s Bureau of standards was acting on the ...

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Happy birthday to the Ultimate Diplomat

It is indeed African culture for an elder to offer good auspices, only Paul Kagame has brought it to a global scale; He brought together rival nations, Qatar and Dubai to build two complimenting ports in Rwanda at the same time. He befriends the Jews and the Muslims alike.  He reconciled killers and victims, mended broken hearts and brokered peace ...

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‘Rwigemists’ of the 25th hour…

= I saw the article on Late Fred Gisa Rwigema in Uganda’s New Vision, again…   The pettiness in the Ugandan polity is amazing, they instrumentalize Rwandan heroes to sinister political ends. Whenever they do something wrong to Rwanda, they glorify Late Maj. Gen. Fred Gisa Rwigema, at times pitting him against our current President to stir bad atmosphere among Rwandans.  Their president also pays publicized visits to Rwandan families and claims affinity to ...

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The end of FDLR and of misery.

Five years ago, when a UN intervention brigade deployed in DRC was preparing a major attack on the FDLR, Faustin Twagiramungu, a Rwandan political comic living on welfare in Belgium announced that he and friends would come to the militia’s rescue. As I write this, the FDLR is being shelled in eastern Congo’s forests in what is likely to be ...

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How Ruling parties do business.

An essay about the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF)’s Business Arm: It isn’t an easy fit for political parties in power to run clean, efficient and profitable businesses. So many things can go wrong and often do. Most parties have tried and failed, others still run white elephants, parasites to the systems they rule. Yet a political party without a stable ...

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