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Oct
31

Facing a Dictator Kagame: By Which Way?

In 1990, the RPF and her armed wing the RPA invaded Rwanda, promising, among others, the restoration of democracy, rule of law, human rights and an end to a refugee problem. The revolution begun with a prophet, but 21 years later, it has…

Oct
31

President Paul Kagame, Deliver These Promises & We Let You Rule Us Forever!

President Paul Kagame has cultivated an image of an impeccable economic moderniser especially in high tech field of ICT. It does not seem to matter to him that his sequencing and completion rate are exceedingly poor. For example connecting Rwandan districts with fibre optics…

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

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

 ILLUSION 2: Rwandans are now reconciled On arrival, our gullible guest to Rwanda has been received by highly courteous immigration officials. And after collecting her luggage downstairs, her plastic bags have been taken away to protect mother earth. And once outside, her taxi…

Oct
31

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

ILLUSION 3: Rwanda is a role model in empowering women As our gullible visitor moves steadily from the airport and reaches the Nyarutarama junction, she is shown by the taxi driver a magnificent set of buildings sitting on top of an imposing hill.…

Oct
31

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

ILLUSION 5: If our gullible visitor has over the years swallowed the idea that Rwanda is zero-tolerant for corruption, that is because every year you see screaming around the world such headlines as “Rwanda is the least corrupt state in the East African…