People seeking asylum in the UK could now be relocated to Rwanda under a controversial deal blasted by international human rights groups and other humanitarian organizations as “shockingly ill-conceived” and contrary to international obligations as well as international refugee law. Media reports say the government plan would see some single men who arrive in Britain […]
“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 […]
UK -Rwanda asylum deals, the Pact of Shame.
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 […]
Decision on the dissolution of IBUKA Belgium postponed
This Thursday, December 9, 2021, the non-profit organization IBUKA Belgium, appeared before the Brussels Commercial Court, in the context of a dissolution proceeding initiated for non-filing of annual accounts. After the debates, the hearing was again postponed to February 17, 2022, and the fate of the association was put in the hands of its members. […]
IBUKA-Belgium – soon to be dissolved by Belgian justice?
IBUKA Mémoire et Justice ASBL”, The Belgian entity, will appear before the Commercial Court of Brussels, this Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., in the context of a dissolution procedure initiated for non-filing of its annual accounts. According to several corroborating sources, the administrators of IBUKA-Belgium have not filed the association’s annual accounts, required […]
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 […]
Who from Macron or Kagame got the best deal?
Three things to learn from the Macron / Kagame “arrangement”… 1° Genocide and/or complicity of genocide charges can be negotiated… The first thing to learn from the reconciliation between Emmanuel Macron and Paul Kagame is that genocide charges can be negotiated… For 27 years, the RPF and its relays have told anyone who will listen, […]
“ISO NI NDE”? – the concern of a whole generation?
On April 8th, 2021, as Rwanda just entered the Commemoration Week, a certain Lonzen RUGIRA released a paper called “ISO NI NDE? The relentlessness of genocide deniers” in what seems to be a rebuttal to JAMBO asbl members, which he considers as “the resurgence of denial of the genocide against the Tutsi”. First and foremost, […]
Rwanda: Where is Innocent Bahati ?
More than fifty days after the disappearance of Rwandan poet Innocent Bahati Moussa, there are grave concerns about his whereabout and his fate. There has not been any sign of life from him since the 7th of February 2021, and his family, friends and the general public continue to wonder what happened that day in Nyanza, in southern […]
Brussels, Paris, Geneva, The Hague, Lyon: Rwandans are fed up
Tuesday February 16, 2021, at 1 p.m. Hundreds of Rwandans spontaneously demonstrated in several European cities to demand the release of Yvonne Idamange. They also demanded the end of the violation of fundamental rights of Rwandan citizens, whether living in the country or in exile. Demonstrations have taken place simultaneously in Brussels, Paris, The Hague, […]