Society

Congo Rapport Mapping: Les peuples de l’Est du Congo méritent Justice et Vérité.

Nommé Prix Nobel de la Paix pour son grand travail de traitement des femmes victimes des violences sexuelles à l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo, le Docteur Dénis Mukwege, gynécologue obstétricien basé à l’hôpital de Panzi au Sud Kivu, fait l’objet d’articles, des commentaires d’internautes et des messages de soutien venant de partout: ONG internationales, diplomates occidentaux, Union Européenne, ...

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‘Could you be loved’ – on the closure of the Chronicles.

‘Don’t let them fool ya, or even try to school ya! Oh no! We’ve got a mind of our own, so go to hell if what you’re thinking isn’t right!’ – Bob Marley, Could you be loved.   On the closure of The Chronicles: The Chronicles frequently whitewashed Genocide ideologues and promoted unwarranted ethnic division and social tension. Such content sins ...

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‘RPF: The age of accountability’

Last Friday marked, in my opinion, a turning point in the life of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). Many of us were still young during the 1996-1997 Kicukiro I and II defining meetings that set the RPF on its current governance course. After running these few miles, it seems the time has come to service the engine and refresh cadres’ ...

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Bwitare the soldier, Nkusi the teacher, rest in power.

When our children ask, we’ll say we lived with heroes, we’ll relate stories of men, and tales of women, who gave their hearts, dedicated their youth, their minds for the love for this land, A land which took all from us, a place hard to live, a country which wisdom would advise to flee and avoid; that’s the country to ...

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The designation: “Genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi” has become “Jus Cogens”; Latin for: “Peremptory Norms” of international law.

On Monday 5:01pm, the United Nations adopted a resolution 74/273, recognizing April 7th as the “International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda”. However, upon adoption by consensus of all 193 members of the UN General Assembly, including the United States of America and the United Kingdom, the two nations expressed reservations on the text, ...

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The Boston Boys.

‘La historia es nuestra y la hacen los pueblos’ (History is ours and it is made by the people) – Salvador Allende (1908 – 1973) Last year a company named ‘ECA International’ generously upgraded Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city from a 3 to a 2 in terms of safety and lifestyle. These types of grading are requested at top dollar by charities, foreign offices and high fly ...

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Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.

In a previous article, I argued that politics in Rwanda is a role, not a career. People are routinely appointed to serve and move on whenever the time comes in total non-events. Ugandan media and David Himbara frequently make a big fuss out of Rwandan appointments and demotions of civil servants. Himbara is claiming that Rwanda’s ‘ministry of foreign affairs ...

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