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Oct
31

Rwanda: A Home and A Prison

At the time when Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmanese woman opposition leader is free from seven years of house arrest, and Birtukan Miduska, the Ethiopian woman opposition leader gets some freedom after two years ofimprisonment, another African woman leader of the opposition,…

Oct
31

(Burundi and Rwanda) Presidents’ Widows Appeal Obama Immunity for Indicted Murderer

Dec. 5, 2011 – Oklahoma City, OK. The widows of two African Presidents slain in the 1994 missile attack on the Presidential plane that triggered the “Rwanda genocide,” filed notice with the 10th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals challenging “head-of-state” immunity granted to…

Oct
31

The ‘Rwandan Despot Leader Brand’

The Intrinsically Defective ‘Rwandan Despot Leader-Brand’ The Uganda Journalist, Mwenda is Struggling to Market   (NEW YORK ) – The Rwandan tyrannical ruler, General Paul Kagame, is known for his excessive and brutal control of the media for his warfare. The former rebel…

Oct
31

Why Rwanda will not let go the eastern D.R. Congo

The recent revelations of the material and military support to Rwanda’s Congolese rebels of M23 have cast a chill in diplomatic relations with the DRC. But for a long time, the Rwandan regime earns huge profits by controlling financial and geo-strategic province of…

Oct
31

Victims of Tutsi genocide: Controversial Statistics

The New Times, a national English language newspaper recently quoted Dr Jean Pierre Dusingizemungu, the president of Ibuka, an umbrella body of Genocide survivors: “Ibuka strongly condemns President Kikwete’s statement as no negotiation is acceptable with a known terrorist group that is responsible…

Oct
31

Paul Kagame admits to abusing his army officers and directors

Recently, Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda, agreed to meet Jeffrey Gettleman, a New York Times’ editor. In his article, Jeffrey wrote, among other things, how Paul Kagame admitted to his habit of beating his subordinates on a regular basis. In 2009, Kagame…

Oct
31

Former Rwandan Official Worries That Kagame’s Adminis­tration Is Back­sliding Into Mass Murder

  When Burundian fishermen first discovered bodies in Lake Rweru on the border of Rwanda this July, the Rwandan government quickly denied involvement in the apparent murders. Months later, up to 40 bodies remain unidentified, and more have turned up, prompting the State…

Oct
31

Rwanda: A dead American officer used to discredit Human Rights Watch

Who has interest in tarnishing the image and the work of Human Rights Watch in Rwanda? Who would go the extra mile in creating a fake 55-page report to discredit one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights?…