Exposing Rwanda’s truth deniers

Hunted Rwandan refugees in DRC in 1997

Hunted Rwandan refugees in DRC in 1997

For more than twenty four years, millions of people from the Great Lakes region, namely Ugandans, Rwandans, Congolese and Burundians have died and their survivors suffered in silence from official narratives driven by external interests and certainly direct beneficiaries of atrocities committed to control territories and minerals beneath their grounds.

And when a global media of the status of BBC dares revealing untold sides of the story, those who benefited from the misery of the African victims now come out loud attacking fiercely the broadcaster for having uncovered and shown on television part of the hidden truth that has been for so long deliberately hidden to protect their interests or those of their masters.

I am giving you for your own appreciation here the link to the BBC TWO Documentary – Rwanda Untold Story [the film accused of denying the Rwandan official narrative] and a letter written by a number of western pro-Kagame intellectuals who are among the accusers.

Among those so called 38 scholars I have written about or met 4 of them for different reasons. Either their interests in the atrocities crossed my concerns in a particular way. These are Linda Melvern, Jean-Francois Dupaquier, Dr. Phil Clark, Richard Jonhson.

I sat with Clark in a television/discussion panel about peace in Rwanda and Eastern Congo. He published a book on Gacaca justice system which is prefaced by Paul Kagame.

If you are one of the millions of victims of Paul Kagame living either in Rwanda, Uganda, DRC, Europe, America or elsewhere, or simply a citizen of the world with empathy for the suffering caused, please could you take a few minutes to write a message of support to BBC for uncovering the truth through their documentary?

You can find the link to contact BBC here. In less than 3 minutes, and 3 lines consisting of 300 syllables, you can help restore the truth of the millions of our dead and those that Paul Kagame continues dumping in lakes, rivers, holes, prisons, etc even today. BBC needs all the support of all truth lovers from everywhere.


2 responses to “Exposing Rwanda’s truth deniers

  1. It’s untrue that Kagame wrote a preface to my book on gacaca (http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_Gacaca_Courts_Post_Genocide_Justice.html?id=_wvpChu33tUC&redir_esc=y), so I would appreciate a correction by the anonymous author of this piece.


    Phil Clark.


    • Dear Phil, my apologies for the mistake. Back in August 2009, when we sat together at that discussion panel of Vox Africa on the political and humanitarian situation in DRC at the time, you showed me one of your books, with Paul Kagame’s name on its initial pages. Unconsciously I thought that to be the preface to the book. You mentioned that you had researched and written about the Gacaca justice system. I did not retain the title of the book. I later on without knowing referred to it as being focused on Gacaca.

      After some investigation on my part, especially after your complaint, apparently the book in question is instead this one: “After genocide: transitional justice, post conflict reconstruction and reconciliation in Rwanda and beyond,” that you co-authored with Zachary Kaufman. I admit I haven’t read it, but the person I contacted who read it confirmed that Paul Kagame had a chapter in it, so does a certain Tom Ndahiro, someone with disputable academic credentials, that many people opposed to the RPF system know well in the regime propaganda machinery.
      Thanks for your advance understanding.
      Ambrose Nzeyimana


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