Category Archives: Human Rights

Kagame refuses his political opponents to fly back home

ishemapartyLeaders of the Rwandan political party Ishema were on Wednesday 23/11 on their way back home, but instead found themselves blocked in transit at Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya.  Rwandan authorities demanded Kenya Airways not to allow them onboard on the flight they were meant to take from Nairobi to Kigali.
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Rwanda: Police arrests FDU-Inkingi national committee members

Silvain Sibomana – Member of FDU-Inkingi interim executive committee

In an note released this Sunday 26/08/12 and intended to the general public, Boniface Twagirimana, one of the top members of the unregistered Rwandan political party FDU-Inkingi of imprisoned Ms Victoire Ingabire, indicates that his colleague official of the same party, Silvain Sibomana, has been severely injured the night before by Rwandan Local Defence Forces [LDF], when he went to the rescue of a neighbour, Dominique Shyirambere, from another political party of the opposition, PS-Imberakuri. Continue reading

KONY 2012: Humanitarianism of Colonialism?

By Voice of Africa Radio [Bro. Omowale and Sis. Kai]

When US based non-profit organisation Invisible Children released their 30 minute documentary KONY 2012 online on March 5 2012, it almost instantaneously went viral breaking all records.  Within four days over 20 million people had viewed it.  Now that figure is over 100 million.  The premise of the film, told through the eyes of former child soldier Jacob, is that Joseph Kony, leader of the Uganda based Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is “’the World’s worst war criminal’ on par with Hitler and Osama Bin Laden, is responsible for unspeakable atrocities and the disappearance of 30,000 children in his campaign against the government of President Yoweri Museveni.  The poster for the film features the peace dove superimposed on the entwined logos of the USA Democratic and Republican parties with the slogan “one thing we can all agree on.”  KONY 2012 ultimately calls for military intervention to pursue Kony and bring him before the International Criminal Court (ICC) by December 2012, when the campaign ends.  and gets the sanction of President Obama  in the form of a letter officially authorizing 100 combat-ready military ‘advisors’ to help track down Kony and the LRA. Continue reading