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
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
The following is an extract from a long article initially published by Global Research News. It is authored by The Rwanda Youth for Leadership and Change Initiative. The piece points out the state of discrimination against Hutus and their oppression in Rwanda despite president Kagame claiming reconciliation and economic progress. And sad is the reality that US and UK continue sustaining the regime unconditionally like at the time of South African apartheid when the two countries persisted doing business with Pretoria until the wind of change became irreversible. Rwandans, Africans and the rest of the world need to stand strongly firm against Kagame’s apartheid in Rwanda, because not only does it affect the lives of more than 90% of Rwandans, but because it also jeopardize regional peace. More than 8 millions, particularly in Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda have died since his movement unleashed its hordes of terror all over the Great Lakes area since 1st October 1990 up to now. Continue reading
Seleka rebels. Picture courtesy The Guardian
This is yet another African state to fall under a UN mandate. Facilitating instability then playing the savior card through UN peacekeeping missions is becoming the trend for former colonizers and imperialist forces. If Africans are well aware of whose interests that UN really works for they should seek hard to get back as quickly as possible total sovereignty of the Central African Republic from the UN mandate. Continue reading
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Tagged Africom, Central African Republic, DRC, France, Francois Bozize, Michel Djotodia, MINUAR, MONUC, MONUSCO, Rwanda, UNSC