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: Political opponent sentenced to 7 years in prison for denouncing an assassination attempt against him
On 16 December 2022, Théophile Ntirutwa, a Rwandan political opponent and former member of Victoire Ingabire’s Dalfa-Umurinzi party was sentenced to 7 years in prison by the High Court, Rwamagana detached chamber, on the grounds that he had spread “false information or harmful propaganda with intent to cause a hostile international opinion against Rwandan Government“, […]
Why did the Government of Rwanda fail to impose its narrative in the case of Paul Rusesabagina?
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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
Carine Kanimba: “In the name of my father, Paul Rusesabagina” – hero of the movie Hotel Rwanda
This Thursday 31 December 2020 marks 4 months to the day since Carine Kanimba, Paul Rusesabagina’s youngest daughter learned of her father’s detention in Rwanda “I was sleeping in Washington at my sister’s side and around 3-4am we were woken up during the night by various phone calls. We were sent photos of my father […]
Is the RPF Getting Back Into Politics?
The Republic of Rwanda was proclaimed on 28 January 1961. The republic was then confirmed later that year by a referendum on the 25th of September. During the 60 years of the republican regime, Rwanda has yet to fully enjoy true political life. Except for very brief and rare periods, this time is best characterized by […]
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 […]