Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, imprisoned woman leader of the Rwandan political party of the opposition FDU-Inkingi. On December 13th, 2013 she was sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment. Her crime: having in 2010 attempted to challenge democratically through elections the Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame.
Five years have just passed. It was on October 14th, 2010 when she was first sentenced. Her flame of real peace and reconciliation among Rwandans demands being kept alive.
On January 09th, 2010 I was in Brussels at the farewell event that gathered more than 300 people to see Victoire Ingabire going back to Rwanda. A week later she landed in Kigali.
What she encountered in the hands of the Rwandan Patriotic Front once there has been widely reported and documented by different news outlets and human rights organisations. Continue reading
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Tagged Africa, Africa Greatlakes Region, Africa Union, Africom, aid, Amnesty International, AU, Ba-Ki Moon, Barack Obama, Democracy, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denis Mukwege, Deo Mushayidi, DfID, EU, FDLR, FDU-Inkingi, Floribert Chebeya
By Darius Sunray Murinzi
We are Africans. We are not Charlie.
Picture of Ba Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General, by Don’t Be Blind This Time
In Rwandan political parlance FDLR means Hutu [at some extent, it means simply Africans, because when the Rwandan president kills instinctively Tutsi and Hutu as documented by BBC TWO Rwanda Untold Story, he does not care about the identity of his victims – editor’s emphasis]. Anyone who disagrees with the Tutsi dominated RPF government is immediately accused of being FDLR. Some media outlets, even some famous individuals who support the RPF tend to imply in their speeches, that the word Hutu means killer.
Hutu refugees have been killed in Congo from 1996 up to now. Continue reading
These are mainly young Rwandan hutu orphans who are survivors of many raids of RPF funded militias operating in Eastern Congo. They live behind the lines of FDLR rebels under their protection against those attacks. They engage in daily prayers requesting divine protection of their forces.
The January 2nd, 2015 deadline has passed without the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR in its french acronym) completely disarming. That should have been expected if one considers that these rebels are protecting themselves and Hutu refugee populations surviving miserably in the areas they control. Continue reading
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Tagged AU, FDLR, ICGLR, Jakawa Kikwete, Joweri Museveni, Martin Kobler, MONUSCO, Paul Kagame, Russ Feingold, SADC, UN
When the Rwandan president Paul Kagame talks of Rwandans, he does not refer to Hutus that he can with impunity treat this way, less like even animals. Since July 94, hundred thousands of them who were not systematically eliminated and cleansed from entire areas of the country, ended up in these places where nobody will ever knows exactly how many died there.
In the census of 1991, there were three ethnic groups in Rwanda, recorded proportionally as in the following statistical figures: HUTU (85%); TUTSI (14%); and TWA (1%). These numbers might have significantly changed since for different reasons, the main one being war.
According to today’s upheld propaganda, prevalent especially since 1994 and which is found in many circles dominated by TUTSI extremists across the world, HUTU are genocidaires. Continue reading
Skulls displayed at The Rwandan Genocide Murambi Memorial
September 2014, the Rwandan president Paul Kagame is in US. It is the UN month and the majority of world leaders pass by the UN headquarters in New York to address their peers and the rest of the world audience on issues they think are worth discussing for the betterment of our humanity. After a few weeks of internal rumbling inside the RPF inner circle and some political clean-up on his part, it is re-branding time. Continue reading