Secretary Blinken’s visit to Rwanda and the DRC is taking place at a critical time. The Congolese people are more than ever revolted against Rwanda’s interference in the affairs of their country. The Rwandan population, although silent because under the yoke of a dictatorship, is going through a tense period. The resurgence of the M23 […]
Reflections and proposals on the current crisis between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda/M23
Rwanda’s Diplomacy of Lament in the M23 Crisis
The conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), involving the M23, is escalating to a new level. The involvement of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the announced support of the UN, Burundi’s firm decision to back the DRC, and the DRC’s sovereign determination not to yield, are complicating Kigali […]
Paul Rusesabagina’s Release: A Triumph for Democracies over Rwandan Autocracy
The recent release of Paul Rusesabagina, a prominent government critic and human rights advocate, is a testament to the power of democracy and international pressure in standing up to authoritarian regimes. Rusesabagina, best known as the hero of the Hollywood movie “Hotel Rwanda,” was kidnapped from Dubai in 2020 and forcibly taken to Rwanda, where […]
Time for the US to let go of Kagame
Rwanda under Paul Kagame is the typical authoritarian regime that the African people no longer want. Paul Kagame is a head of state who came to power by force of arms almost 30 years ago, who has won three presidential elections with Soviet-style scores and who, by his own admission, “plans to run for another […]
M23 Rebirth and Kagame imperialism a Burden for East African Community.
Regional integration is premised on the assumption of the coming together of the nations to attain a common goal through cooperation. Regional economic and political integration allowing the free movement of goods, services, people, and capital between national markets as well as forming federations have been on Africa’s agenda since independence in the 1960s. Whatever […]
“Living in constant fear”: My 10 years of experience as a journalist in Rwanda.
Power in most democratic countries is divided between the legislature, executive and judiciary. In democratic countries, news media is considered the fourth power, it is a segment of society that influences the political system by advancing public views. In contrast, in an authoritarian system, media is considered by those in power as either a tool […]
Happiness Index, why is Rwanda rounding out the bottom Five?
Opinion article by Prudence Nsengumukiza In the East African community (EAC), Rwanda tops the list of unhappy people with 3.3 score. Uganda ranked the best in the region at 117 with 4.6 score, followed by Kenya at 119, and Tanzania third (139). For the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi and South Soudan no data were […]
Rwanda: J.D. BIZIMANA the extremist, sworn in as Minister of Unity; what to expect?
On July 14, 2021, the Government of Rwanda announced the creation of a new ministry to deal with matters previously entrusted to national commissions. It was about taking over the missions from famous National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNGL in French), as well as from the more discreet National Unity and Reconciliation Commission […]
Rwanda: Denial of the Genocide against the Hutus
Guest Contribution by Rudatinya Mbonyumutwa. All genocides are faced with their negation. The genocide perpetrated against the Hutus of Rwanda by the RPF (Rwandan Patriotic Front) of Paul Kagame, over more than a decade, since early 1991 is no exception to the rule. Yet denying a proven crime is not only an act of solidarity […]
Rwanda: “Have we really embraced the path of Never Again”?
On April 6, 1994 at around 8:30 p.m., while it was descending on Kigali, the plane carrying Presidents Habyarimana and Ntaryamira was shot down over Kigali. The next day, as the RPF launched a general offensive on Rwanda, the genocide against the Tutsis began in areas controlled by the then government. On April 7 1994, […]