Since July 2021, the Rwandan army has been deployed in Mozambique to fight an insurgency by militants linked to the Islamic State in Cabo Delgado province. Vice Admiral Hervé Bléjean, Director General of the European Union Military Staff said on Jan. 26, 2022, that Rwanda had requested “financial support through the European Peace Facility, and […]
US Secretary of State referring to “genocidal violence” and “reconciliation” in Rwanda; a new hope for Hutu survivors?
Opinion article submitted for publication On August 10th and 11th, 2022, the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Kigali for a two-day visit. As per the usual protocol reserved for VIPs, the Rwandan Government took him to the Genocide Memorial in Kigali and invited him to leave a message in the book […]
Is the Rwandan army becoming the Wagner of France and Europe?
Reflections and proposals on the current crisis between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda/M23
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 […]
Why did the Government of Rwanda fail to impose its narrative in the case of Paul Rusesabagina?
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will be in Rwanda on August 10-11 to discuss, among other things, the “wrongful detention of U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident Paul Rusesabagina”. A clear and firm statement from the Government of the United States, poles apart from the narrative of the Government of Rwanda, who has been portraying Paul […]
Rwanda: “They told us they would kill us after the CHOGM” Aimable Karasira
On Monday, May 30, 2022, one year to the day of his arrest, Aimable Karasira, a former university professor, once again appeared before a Rwandan court, where he denounced the conditions of his detention, claiming that he was tortured, such as beatings, sleep deprivation, and comparing his treatment to the way blacks were treated under […]
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 […]
UK -Rwanda asylum deals, the Pact of Shame.
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 […]
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. […]