Kagame’s outstanding impunity: could it come to an end?

Watching the BBC TWO documentary – Rwanda’s Untold Story – which was broadcast on the British television on Wednesday 1st, October 2014, one question comes to mind: for how long will the Rwandan president Paul Kagame remain unpunished for his numerous crimes?

In the programme there are a few revealing facts, some more striking than others. I picked the following one where an academician indicates the foolishness of the official narrative regarding the number of Tutsis who died.

Professor Allan Stam of the University of Michigan who did field research on the Rwandan “genocide” explains that:

“If a million people died in Rwanda in 1994 – and that’s certainly possible – there is no way that the majority of them could be Tutsis.”

“How do you know that?” asks reporter Jane Corbin in the programme.

“Because there wasn’t enough Tutsis in the country,” answers the academician.

The academicians calculated that there had been 500,000 Tutsis before the “genocide” in Rwanda. 300,000 survived. This led them to their final controversial conclusion.

Furthermore, in the making of the programme, the producer director John Conroy indicates numerous difficulties the BBC team came across.

It would’ve quite been remarkable for example for the journalist interviewing Nyamwasa if she had asked the later what he would say to Marie Bamutese, hutu woman survivor who is also among the interviewees, knowing that he commanded the forces that killed her parents.

The entire programme shows General Kayumba Nyamwasa and other former Kagame’s collaborators as only victims, though it is also well documented that they were part and parcel of the RPF system which destroyed the core of the Rwandan society and extended atrocities beyond national borders into the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

When the Producer Director of the programme John Conroy presents Nyamwasa saying that  he” is now seen by many as one of the few people who could present a credible threat to Rwanda’s leader,” is he referring to the many Westerners with such views?

That might be the case. Unfortunately the general is considered by the majority Hutu particularly as no different from his former boss Kagame and today his fierce enemy.


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