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Rwanda, 20 years after: the fake story

This is the title of a new film about Rwanda which is far better than Hotel Rwanda.

Twenty years after the tragedy, the President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, the media, the “humanitarian” organizations, much of the political class and the pro-Israeli networks continue to accuse France of involvement in the Rwandan genocide. For those behind the dominant narrative since, Tustis are the victims of crimes against humanity committed by the Hutus pro-French; never their share of blame is highlighted; never the sordid reasons behind the massacres are explained; never the negative role of foreign powers who had an interest in causing the disaster is mentioned. It is time to take the case to square one and dare say, with supporting evidence that the official story was manipulated.

This film asks the forbidden questions:

Which foreign power has trained Tutsi rebel leaders, including the current President of Rwanda Paul Kagame?

Who shot down the plane of President Juvenal Habyarimana, an assassination that triggered the largest massacre that Africa has seen since World War II?

Why some NGOs have cultivated strange close relationships with the RPF? Under whose pressure did the Arusha Peace Agreement (1993) pave the way for the victory of the RPF?

What is the geostrategic objective pursued by the United States, Britain and Israel in these dramatic events?

With assistance from journalists and authors Pierre Péan and Patrick Mbeko, the former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Colonel Robardey, technical assistant judicial police in Rwanda, and the ultimate interview with Michael Hourigan, the investigating ICTR to the UN.

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The Rwandan genocide: What Africans should learn?

On April 6th, 2014, it is exactly 20 years since the assassination of two African presidents namely Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda and Cyprien Ntaryamira of Burundi occurred, and US, UK and other interested parties have obstructed every effort to get the perpetrators of that horrible act prosecuted. Continue reading

The blog “Rising Continent” has four years aiming to make a difference in Rwanda and Africa

Victoire Umuhoza Ingabire, imprisoned leader of FDU-Inkingi. She was sentenced to 15 years of jail last December.

Victoire Umuhoza Ingabire, imprisoned leader of FDU-Inkingi. She was sentenced to 15 years of jail last December.

The first post “On Kagame’s Rwanda” was written on February 27th, 2010. A month earlier, Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, chairperson of FDU-Inkingi, a Rwandan political party from the opposition which operates from exile, had returned to Rwanda. This was on January 16th. I had been to her farewell meeting in Brussels on January 9th, 2010. Her charisma had again touched me. I was going to become one of her millions of Rwandan supporters despite her imprisonment since October 14th, 2010.

The blog was meant to be a channel to update her followers and friends with information regarding her political struggle inside Rwanda. This was one aspect that I wanted to highlight. I aimed as well for the blog to be that window through which anyone could learn what was going on in other parts of the African continent. Since the start of the new millennium, it is claimed rightly or wrongly that the 21st century is going to be the African century, meaning the period during which Africans are going to cease to be seen as the underdogs but become fully part of the global community as equal human beings as the rest. Continue reading

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Indifference contributes to the Congolese tragedy

The actress in the video clip is Western.

She looks as an ordinary citizen going about her daily business. She does not seem to notice where she is putting her feet.

Dead bodies she passes over to continue her journey appear to be inconveniences that don’t disturb her conscience, though they should.

Whose fault that these bodies of Africans have become so trivialized that Westerners don’t seem to notice that there are millions of citizens from the Great Lakes region [Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda] who are dying without much notice?

The beneficiaries of the ongoing genocides, war crimes, crimes against humanity being committed in that region are responsible.

These are multinationals, particularly mining companies from US, UK, Germany, Belgium, and other countries, plus regional governments, especially Rwanda and Uganda, who are pulling the strings for the commission of those crimes.

The created chaos and humanitarian tragedy plus the ensuing impunity which are devised for crimes being committed allow the predators to continue exploiting Congolese resources at the expense of nationals.

For more information on what is going on in DRC and the Great Lakes region and how to play your part, you are invited to a number of events, depending on where you live.

October 16th, 2013, Geneva: Conference on the exploitation of Congolese mineral resources and impacts on human rights. http://www.scribd.com/doc/171629068/www-dbbtt-org-Conference-Invitation

October 19th, 2013, London @Piccadilly Circus: Dying in the Great Lakes, which is a citizens’ action to raise awareness on the millions of lives being wasted in that region for more than 2 decades. https://www.facebook.com/events/293157754158988/?fref=ts

October 20th to 26th, 2013, US and across the world: Congo Week, mainly at university campuses. Many and varied activities are run about DRC to bring to the attention of the world what this country is experiencing as especially a human tragedy. http://www.congoweek.org/

Let’s also be clear here. Highlighting the indifference of the Westerners about what is going on in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes in general could be seen as pointing the finger. This would be too easy to think that the West again should be seen as the savior of Africa.

It is today more than 2 decades that this tragedy is ongoing. On October 19th, 2013, we will be at Piccadilly Circus playing our part to stop it. Please JOIN US in this movement to end the indifference against human tragedy.

It is more than two decades that this tragedy is ongoing. On October 19th, 2013, we will be at Piccadilly Circus playing our part to stop it. Please JOIN US in this movement to end the indifference against African human tragedy.

No. We Africans need to take responsibility. Westerners should be shown the part they have to play once we have played ours: taking the lead in solving our problems. For DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Somalia, Sudan, Mali, Libya, Egypt and so forth, Africans have to stand up against what is going wrong in their respective countries. Nobody else will do on their behalf.

We have to understand that nobody develops nobody. People and nations develop themselves. That is the reality of the civilized jungle.

Chaos in DRC: UN peacekeepers and the “strategy of the Blue Angel.”

By Patrick Mbeko

UN peacekeepers

UN peacekeepers

On 14 July 1960, the Security Council passes a resolution in accordance with the wishes of the Congolese government, which asks Belgium to withdraw its troops from the territory of the Republic of Congo and authorizes the Secretary General of the UN, Dag Hammarskjöld, to provide technical military assistance to the Congolese government until Congolese armed forces are able to assume fully their responsibilities. Continue reading