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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
The current stand-off in RNC reminds me of an old proverbial expression that “curses are like chickens, they always come home to roost.” Meaning that the bad things that someone has done in the past have come back to bite or haunt the individual. This is the exact scenario of what is happening to Kayumba … Continue reading Chickens have come home to roost, the case of Kayumba Nyamwasa and his RNC terror group in a state of disarray.
The political crisis in Burundi is entering into another phase, without a clear resolution or trajectory in sight. Burundi remains unstable, with dead bodies often showing signs of torture still being discovered throughout various provinces, high-profile assassinations on the rise, and targeting of former CNDD-FDD party members. Violence against perceived opposition supporters continues. In Kirundo, … Continue reading Increased persecution against former members of CNDD-FDD party in Burundi.
Drocell Nyirarudodo, a Rwandan mother who was tortured together with her 14 year old daughter Aimerance Uwimana. A 40 year-old Rwandan was battered to death 'with her own daughter, while in Uganda. She narrated the ordeal to Medics who treated her on Monday at cyanika, saying that she had gone to Uganda to visit her … Continue reading Mother and daughter severely tortured in Uganda, another sign of Uganda’s security organs cruelty against Rwandans
Uganda’s Intelligence sponsored media like the Informant, Softpower and Command1post are beating war drums inciting the public to fight Rwanda. Such media are competing to become Hero to propaganda, intimidation and fake news. To claim that Rwanda and its president are targeting Uganda’s oil and therefore President Kagame should be crushed before 2021 for Uganda … Continue reading OPINION: For How Long Will Buffoons Use Uganda’s Oil as a Scapegoat to Cover Their Nakedness?
It is a real bad season to be a member of armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the moment. The speed by which they are being picked up one-by-one is easy to send shudders in the spines of those still at large. One would be tempted to ask; why now? The Congolese … Continue reading It is a successful hunting season in DRC
Parliament has decided to do an inquiry into the Isimba bridge works marred by allegations of corruption.The House failed to come to a consensus on the statement presented by the Uganda’s ministry of energy and mineral development. The ministry projects that the bridge connecting Kayunga and Kamuli districts will be ready for commissioning by December … Continue reading Uganda’s Parliament to investigate Isimba Bridge works another sign of how corruption is institutionalized in Uganda
Imbonerakure militia has extorted donations for the upcoming 2020 elections, in many cases with threats or force, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Members of the imbonerakure militia have blocked access to basic public services for those who cannot show a receipt for their payment. The 48-page report, “‘We Let Our Children … Continue reading Elections ‘Levy’ in Burundi Opens Door to Abuse by Imbonerakure Militia