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Features

Rwanda: 20 years after the genocide, a state of fear

Henry Makori (2014-04-24)


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Rwanda has made remarkable progress to rebuild after the genocide. But the country is in the grip of a ruthless Tutsi oligarchy that has silenced everyone who doesn’t agree with President Kagame. His critics are either dead, in jail or exile. The struggle for a just and free nation should be intensified

Absolute power at any price

Theogene Rudasingwa (2014-04-24)


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General Paul Kagame ordered the shooting down of the plane in which President Habyarimana and President Cyprien Ntaryamira of Burundi, French citizens, and all others on board were killed on 6 April 1994. This assassination triggered the genocide. Since then President Kagame has imposed a reign of terror to keep himself and the ruling party in absolute power.

The peace that was not: Rwanda 20 years after the genocide

Alice Gatebuke (2014-04-24)


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It is 20 years since the genocide. The former rebels who ‘liberated’ the country now preside over Rwanda. But everywhere one sees evidence that the freedom they sought as rebels remains out of reach for the general population. An equal and just Rwanda is needed

Danger of criticising Rwandan government in post genocide era

Rene C Mugenzi (2014-04-24)


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20 years after the end of the genocide in Rwanda, Rwandans both at home and abroad still live in fear of their government, which goes to unimaginable lengths to hunt down and kill dissidents. The international community must band together to uphold the freedom and human rights of all Rwandans worldwide.

Kagame and the murder of millions in Congo and Rwanda

Glen Ford (2014-04-24)


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For 20 years, Kagame has posed as the soldier who stopped the Rwandan genocide, when all evidence and logic point to him as the main perpetrator of the crime

20 years of trying to cover up the truth in vain

Antoine Roger Lokongo (2014-04-24)


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Despite powerful backing from the West and strong media influence, there have emerged some important facts which call into question the widely-accepted narrative of what really happened in Rwanda in 1994 and the identities of those responsible

The Paul Kagame doctrine after 20 years

Theogene Rudasingwa (2014-04-23)


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After 20 years, the silent terror of Paul Kagame’s regime continues. Domestically there is a lack of democracy. In terms of foreign policy there is pillage and plunder of neighbouring DRC, killing of Rwandan dissidents and preying on the guilt of the international community to deflect any criticism

Mutabazi's dilemma and Rwanda's post-genocide collaboration

Kim Harrisberg (2014-04-24)


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The Rwandan Genocide has resulted in a complex web of victimhood, with different groups and individuals suffering in distinct and overlapping ways. The path towards recovery, both individual and national, requires a coming together of various organisations, each contributing what they can to the process

‘Rwanda and the new scramble for Africa’: A review

Dan Glazebrook (2014-04-24)


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This new book is an essential read for anyone interested in understanding the roots of the Rwandan tragedy – which are to be found not so much in ingrained ethnic hatred, as in the West’s determination to propel a sectarian client movement to power through the gradual destruction of state authority, at any cost

Was Clinton's "no genocide" dictate on Rwanda meant to ensure Kagame's military victory in 1994?

Milton Allimadi (2014-04-23)


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By opposing the designation of the 1994 conflict in Rwanda as “genocide,” Clinton not only opposed armed intervention but helped the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) into power. Many developments show a US preference for an RPF military takeover instead of the upholding the Arusha Peace Accords

Rwanda’s proxy wars for imperialist interests

Samir Amin (2014-04-24)


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Rwanda, a military dictatorship, plays a key destabilising role in the Great Lakes region to benefit its imperialist partners, US and UK, whose primary interest is the mineral wealth in Eastern DR Congo. Democratic forces should work had to expose imperialist agendas and weaken Western influence in the region

Rwanda: Africa’s 21st century epitome of endogenous development

Nawiri Nerima (2014-04-24)


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Post- genocide Rwanda has managed to rebuild on a development model that relies on Rwandan history, knowledge and people. It is marked by participatory political and economic processes, value of the Rwandan culture and heritage and the mobilization of internal forces as well as community work.

Rwanda: A complex paradox

Engy Said (2014-04-24)


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The process of peacebuilding undertaken in Rwanda provides evidence that healing and reconciliation are possible but they are not a one day thing. Trauma healing and reconciliation is a process that needs support from the community

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