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Rwanda: Minority Tutsi regime or ruling Tutsi bourgeoisie?

Rwanda: Minority Tutsi regime or ruling Tutsi bourgeoisie?

By Didas Gasana Here is why I disagree with folks who say we have a minority Tutsi regime. The main psychological characteristic of the ruling Tutsi bourgeoisie in Rwanda and their hostages is a mix of ethnic supremacism and the mindset of a community besieged and [Read More]

Arms Embargo on Rwanda is of Paramount Necessity

Arms Embargo on Rwanda is of Paramount Necessity

A general and complete UNSC arms embargo on all deliveries of weapons and military equipment to Rwanda is the ideal remedy to save millions of innocent civilians in Rwanda, DRC and Rwandan’s neighboring countries. [Read More]

Is Obama Calling Out Congo’s Neighbors Enough For Peace In The Congo?

Is Obama Calling Out Congo’s Neighbors Enough For Peace In The Congo?

During his state visit to Tanzania, responding to a question from a Congolese journalist, President Obama said “the countries surrounding the Congo, they've got to make a commitment to stop funding armed groups that are encroaching on the territorial integrity and [Read More]

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

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

A fake report in the name of a dead expert: Who in Rwanda has interest in tarnishing the image and the work of Human Right Watch in Rwanda? Who would go the extra mile in creating a 55-page report to discredit one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated [Read More]

The Fifth of 5 Illusions a Naïve Visitor to Rwanda Falls for

The Fifth of 5 Illusions a Naïve Visitor to Rwanda Falls for

It is an illusion to say that Rwanda is zero-tolerant for corruption, Paul Kagame plays three dominant roles that render him quite literally the ‘owner’ of Rwanda thereby making the conception of “conflict of interest” a sick joke [Read More]

The Fourth of 5 Illusions a Naïve Visitor to Rwanda Falls for

The Fourth of 5 Illusions a Naïve Visitor to Rwanda Falls for

What sort of export software, systems, or outsourced work then is presently being performed in Rwanda after 13 years of implementing President Kagame’s NICI Plan? ICT project in Rwanda are propaganda hot air. A Google server/station would probably need some 50 megawatts [Read More]

The Third of 5 Illusions a Naïve Visitor to Rwanda Falls for

The Third of 5 Illusions a Naïve Visitor to Rwanda Falls for

Rwandan parliament, its women majority notwithstanding, is a toothless rubber stamp of the one-man iron-fist rule and an illusion. What you have in Rwanda instead is yet another PR-inspired fake branding shamelessly masqueraded as “women empowerment.” [Read More]

The Second of 5 Illusions a Naïve Visitor to Rwanda Falls for

The Second of 5 Illusions a Naïve Visitor to Rwanda Falls for

The post-1994 Rwandan history hardly paints a journey to reconciliation and long-term stability but an illusion. This is President Paul Kagame’s regime, a one-man thing demanding total allegiance in which a single diverging/independent thought is enough ground to become [Read More]

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The Fall of M23 – A Very Expensive Loss to Many

The Fall of M23 – A Very Expensive Loss to Many

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Rwanda: Use of Child Soldiers is Finally Beginning to Catch up

Rwanda: Use of Child Soldiers is Finally Beginning to Catch up

The Rwandan ruling party RPF has used child soldiers known as “kadogo” or “little ones”: children aged 15 and [Read More]

Rwanda: Minority Tutsi regime or ruling Tutsi bourgeoisie?

Rwanda: Minority Tutsi regime or ruling Tutsi bourgeoisie?

By Didas Gasana Here is why I disagree with folks who say we have a minority Tutsi regime. The main psychological [Read More]

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