Press Review

The ‘Rwandan Despot Leader Brand’

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The General’s public-relations team and lobbyists must find a Western university to decorate their principal with an honorary doctorate, for as minor a government function as repairing a 25km road. One of General Kagame’s public-relations agents is Andrew Mwenda, a prominent and respected Ugandan journalist.

Rwanda: A Home and A Prison

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Ms Victoire Ingabire, starts her time in prison in Rwanda 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 of imprisonment

Rwandan troops in the Kivus?

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There have been more and more reports of Rwandan troops in the Kivus this past week. Internally, MONUSCO military intelligence has reported unconfirmed allegations of two RDF battalions in Walikale to help out with the Congolese army’s operations there. The head of the UN mission, Roger Meece, however, says these allegations are unfounded.