Category Archives: Africa

Call to de-legitimise Rwandan upcoming presidential elections

Peter Mutabaruka in the clip, spokesperson of Amahoriwacu campaign, is asking the international community not to recognise the results from the Rwandan presidential elections to be held on August 4th, 2017.

The reason of the campaigner’s call is the refusal by president Paul Kagame to allow politicians presently living in exile to return home. But there is more to that, as one can understand listening to what he says about the Rwandan leader and the situation in Rwanda.

The typical case where the Rwandan president has practically declared some Rwandan politicians in exile as persona non grata is of Father Thomas Nahimana, leader of Ishema party, and members of his delegation. They were stopped on two occasions from taking any flight going to Rwanda from any location around the world.

On November 23rd, 2016 the mentioned political party’s delegation was held on standby (in transit) for three days at Kenyatta International Airport, because Kigali had instructed Kenya Airways not to allow the team on its aircraft. They had to go back where they had come from because they couldn’t enter their country.

Two months later, on January 23rd, 2017 the same instructions were this time given to the airline company Brussels Airlines which had among its passengers Father Thomas Nahimana and his colleagues. They were again trying to return home to register their party in Rwanda.

President Kagame is cornered and afraid. His regime in power since 1994 seems at the end of the road. He killed and imprisoned his political opponents inside and outside the country. Let’s not highlight much his bad governance or some of his crimes in DRC against Congolese and Rwandan hutu refugees in that country.

Even if the Rwandan president had been characterised by good policies for his citizens, which is not unfortunately the case, 23 years in power is a too long period to demand change of political leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need of denouncing Rwanda and Uganda for violating DRC country

DRC TELEMA: An Appeal To Global Solidarity

Picture courtesy of Don’t Be Blind This Time

Congolese youth are pursuing a sublime and dignified social justice struggle in the heart of Africa. They are calling on people of goodwill throughout the globe to stand with them as they seek to transform the social and political landscape of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The youth make up the majority of the over 70 million Congolese. The median age is 18 years old.

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Nkrumah on the significance of the Congo for Africans

It is incumbent on us to take our stand by our brothers (and sisters) in the Congo in the full knowledge that only Africa can fight for its destiny.” – Kwame Nkrumah.

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Kwame Nkrumah

“I Am Because You Are,” says a highly valued motto from the African philosophy of Ubuntu.

I am not Congolese, but African. There are presently more than 50 other nationalities on the continent. Some countries are advancing in the right direction and at speedier pace than others.

For a number of years, I have been following closely what is going on in my beloved Africa. As anyone concerned by the well-being of their motherland. Continue reading

Milton Allimadi on Museveni’s genocides in East and Central Africa

It could be rightly argued that western attitudes towards the most criminals in power in the Great Lakes region of Africa are of racist nature. Yes they are in the sense that African lives don’t matter.

It is hardly understandable that millions of Africans could be killed systematically by local political and military leaders, without the so called “civilized nations of the planet” raising their voices to get the criminals in front of a court of justice.