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The US Government has renewed the emergency declaration on Burundi and indicated that the situation in Burundi has been marked by killing and other violence against civilians, unrest, the incitement of violence, and significant political repression which threatens the peace, security, and stability of Burundi and the region. The US Government also indicated that the … Continue reading US Government renews emergency declaration on Burundi ahead of 2020 sham elections
It is now three months that Ben(jamin) Rutabana, the commissioner of Capacity Development in Rwanda National Congress (RNC) disappeared when he was going/coming to/from Uganda on an RNC mission. Jerome Nayigiziki, the Coordinator of RNC categorically denied that Ben Rutabana was sent to Uganda on an RNC mission while Kayumba Nyamwasa preferred silence on this … Continue reading Adeline Rwigara Confirms that Ben RUTABANA is in the hands of RNC.
This month, the denier of Genocide against the Tutsi, Judi Rever, gave lectures at Flemish universities without an expert response. How does this fit within the academic principles of truth and honesty? By Jos van Oijen “The principles of truth and honesty are considered as fundamental to a community of scholars.” This motto can be … Continue reading “Judi Rever and the academic principles”
Paul Rusesabagina and Faustin Twagiramungu continue to fund and mobilize terror groups like MRCD/FLN to be involved in terror activities in different parts of Rwanda. For instance this month alone, Rwanda’s National Police presented to the public and the media four men who were arrested in connection with grenade attacks in Rusizi district, Western Rwanda. … Continue reading Belgium should handover Paul Rusesabagina and Faustin Twagiramungu to Rwanda or take them to court
There are signs of the deepening political crisis in Burundi and things are likely to get even worse as the period towards elections nears. Burundi remains unstable, with dead bodies often showing signs of torture still being discovered throughout various provinces, high-profile assassinations on the rise, and discontent within the army and in CDD-FDD is … Continue reading What next for Burundi, as Pierre Nkurunziza turns to be like a vulture dissatisfied with its breakfast corpse?
The bodies of two Ugandan Nationals killed while assaulting Rwanda National police were handed over to Uganda on Tuesday 12 November 12, 2019 at the border in a ceremony attended by authorities on both sides. The Rwandan team, led by the Mayor of Nyagatare district David Claudian Mushabe, handed over the bodies of Job Ebindishanga … Continue reading Nyagatare: Two dead bodies were handed over to Ugandan authorities in a peaceful atmosphere.
Yesterday Rwandan National police officers on patrol intercepted a group of smugglers who had crossed on Rwandan territory using porous borders from Uganda. According to eye witnesses, the smugglers were violent and even assaulted Rwandan police officers prompting them to react in self- defense and shoot to death two of the smugglers identified as; Ebindishanga … Continue reading Two violent smugglers shot by Rwandan Police on patrol.
The business day; https://businessday.ng/ on 07 November 2019 released an article entitled; “The danger of an unchallenged myth: The lie that is Rwandan President Paul Kagame” by David Hundeyin. The article sorely mischaracterizes the reality of Rwanda’s health sector and development in general as well as Rwanda’s journey to recovery by publishing fake news. In … Continue reading David Hundeyin story about Rwanda and Nigeria, an illustration of lazy journalism and hunger to be an overnight expert.
Burundi is barrelling towards a crisis as it nears 2020 elections. Many Burundians and external actors are infuriated and justifiably so by Pierre Nkurunziza’s actions and failure to bring peace in Burundi or make headway on army reform and delimitation over years. Nkurunziza’s intransigence stands in stark contrast to the desperation of Burundians to find … Continue reading Pierre Nkurunziza, a Thorn in the Flesh for Burundi’s Long-awaited Stability
As the political situation evolves in Uganda, everyone wonders who is safe and who is not? It is evident that Museveni is using all his powers to die while a leader and to stop the opposition from exposing his weaknesses. In his quest for power, Museveni is now seeking support from those he made poor. … Continue reading Uganda: a hostage of Museveni and his family and those close to them