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In this gidital era, it is often said that tweets are not endorsements but one wonders what happens when one makes Foreign Policy on Twitter. It is a common practice that all sorts of policymakers are using Twitter to promote their policies and condemn their adversaries and Tweet offensives have become a favored method of … Continue reading RWANDA – UGANDA: President Museveni playing diversionary politics to draw sympathies in regards to Katuna/Gatuna border issue
Will an International investigation ever bring the dead back to life, why are the so called rights groups and propagandists hostile to the Government of Rwanda keep on playing cheap politics and propaganda over Kizito Mihigo who decided taking one's own life intentionally? The death of Kizito Mihigo has been turned into a political capital … Continue reading OPINION: Suicidal death exploitation for political gains by anti-Rwanda propagandists
It is disappointing to read articles by Uganda’s media in regards Uganda - Rwanda relations. It is clearly evident that there is ongoing malicious media campaign to frustrate the implementation of Luanda MoU and other ongoing efforts to normalize relations between Uganda and Rwanda. The tone of stories coming from Ugandan media houses strongly suggests … Continue reading LUANDA MoU: Uganda has deported two operatives of RUD-Urunana while keeping a significant number of RNC operatives
As Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye is elected as CNDD-FDD party flag bearer, what is the likely chance that the new President will succeed in bringing about real change and making progress in the fight against poverty, corruption and normalization of relations with neighboring countries? It is no doubt that CNDD-FDD flag bearer will win the country's … Continue reading BURUNDI: is the next President, Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye likely to succeed in bringing about real change?
Since January 1, 2020, the National Commission for fight against Genocide intends to highlight some of the activities that were carried out as part of the planning of the genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi in 1994. This excerpt gives a glimpse of the period from January 9 to 15 between 1991-1994. The actions against journalists … Continue reading GENOCIDE DENIAL: a glimpse of events involving of planning of The Genocide against the Tutsi
After 12 months in power, Félix Tshisekedi has yet to find a way to stand out from his influential predecessor and, above all, to meet the pressing expectations of his fellow citizens. Just over a year ago, Tshisekedi was sitting next to a Joseph Kabila. He was without his khaki fatigues and goatee and although … Continue reading DRC: One year in and Félix Tshisekedi is yet to make his mark
Evariste Ndayishimiye was on 26 January 2020 selected as the presidential candidate for the CNDD-FDD ruling party. Many people believe that the 2020 elections are not INCLUSIVE, as hundreds of thousands of Burundians have been forced into exile. The line of argument is that the elections are based on the new flawed constitution adopted in … Continue reading Nkurunziza’s choice: transfer of power or survival ruse?
Burundi stands at a crossroads with the upcoming elections likely to tear the CNDD-FDD party into parts. As Burundian go to the polls in May 2020, the country risks relapsing into broad internal infightings within the CNDD-FDD Party over a number of unresolved issues within the party. President Nkurunziza is causing an implosion in the … Continue reading Burundi’s upcoming elections, bracing for CNDD-FDD internal party unrest and future uncertainty
Recently, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has made commendable efforts to put an end to the terrorism of armed groups which, since 1994, have been spreading terror in its territory. Several of their military leaders have been killed by the Congolese army, including their leader, General Sylvestre Mudacumura; others were captured and hundreds of … Continue reading The Genocidaires in political outfit: the case of Marcel Sebatware, commissioner of the FDU-Inkingi in Belgium
Ugandan media like chimpreports that has been heavily involved in propaganda war fare continue to trade fake news aimed at misleading the public that relations between the two countries have attained stability and momentum therefore there are positive signs for the two countries to manage their differences and avoiding disputes. Commenting about the article, Rwanda’s … Continue reading Uganda’s propaganda media playing mind games to discourage Rwandan businessmen going to China for importations