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Tony Blair & Co should be ashamed of continuing backing Paul Kagame

I have learnt history, especially the one about the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany, the alliances he developed to achieve his political and expansionist ambitions. Towards the end of his devastating foolishness, those who had been his accomplices in the crimes tried to step away from him. They too did not find a glorious end.

Paul Kagame, the Rwandan president, is a contemporary case of incarnated evil of the same magnitude as Hither if not even much bigger. That personalities like the former British prime minister Tony Blair or former US President Bill Clinton continue supporting him, knowing well what they know about his crimes, it is only them who can be comfortable with their own attitude.

But time will catch up with them in due course.

SADC tells Rwanda to stop immediately its interference in DRC and SADC

Southern African Development Community Heads of States at their 32nd Summit held in Maputo – Mozambique on August 18th, 2012

In an unusual move between African countries, Heads of states tell one of their own to behave. Africa Dictators online news outlet reported the story:

“Rarely do African heads of state publicly denounce one of their own – Kagame is so bad that it has come to this. The Rwandan autocrat’s isolation is bound to reach the African Union itself. South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will shortly become the chairwoman of the African Union (AU) Commission. Paul Kagame was one of the most ferocious opponents of Dlamini-Zuma’s candidacy. Now her SADC region has fingered Kagame as a trouble-causer.” Continue reading

Ghana/ Ethiopia: When leaders’ death tests institutions’ strength

Across Africa, we have witnessed time and again countries where sudden death of a leader has been cause of a major human tragedy. This was the case in Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Egypt only to name a few, and this at different times of their recent or past history.

Unfortunately, not many cases have differed from that dramatic picture, which associates death of a leader with that of a sizable number of their subjects like in ancient pharaonic myths.  Continue reading

Arizona in the picture of massacres, and Fox news, CNN, MSNBC do not report the news

Imagine the entire state of Arizona is massacred, and the press keeps deliberately the news under wrap. Though again hypothetically that state might have in its soil unknown reserves of minerals very indispensable for US and other developed countries’ industries of automobile, aerospace, and technology, its people don’t seem to have much worth in comparison to what can be extracted from the land they live on.

American journalist, Jennifer Fierberg, whose work focuses on the Great Lakes region of Africa, invites US public to imagine what it would feel like if the Congolese tragedy was close to home.  I reproduce here one of her articles which first appeared on Salem-News site.

One has to wonder if the international community had asked the people of the Congo permission to mine their minerals without displacing, murdering and raping them what would their answer had been. Continue reading

ICC’s credibility hangs on indicting Paul Kagame

The Rome Statute which created the International Criminal Court entered into force on 1 July 2002 after ratification by 60 countries. The Court was established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.  Continue reading