Picture by Amma Fosuah Poku – London protest held on 25/01/15 against Boko Haram’s atrocities in Nigeria.
Some years ago I remember reading in one edition of The Economist how different countries valued the lives of their citizens. Japan topped the ranking. Africa as a whole was at the bottom of the index that the newspaper had put together.
There is ample evidence of different worths of lives around the world if one looks at how mainstream media report and by so doing influence how they are dealt with anywhere or simply generally perceived. Continue reading
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
When International Criminal Tribunal prosecutor Carla Del Ponte learned from a Canadian newspaper in 2000 that the Rwandan Patriotic Front and its leader Paul Kagame were prime suspects in the April 6, 1994, assassination of the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi, she reportedly said: “If it is the RPF that shot down the plane, the history of genocide must be rewritten”. Robin Philpot
Joweri Museveni and Paul Kagame
On 20th and 21st October 2014, London is hosting the Global African Investment Summit. Presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Joweri Museveni of Uganda are among the heads of states who will be attending. It is an undeniable fact that Africa requires a lot of capital from external investors for its development. Continue reading
Kagame personality in the commission of genocides in the Great Lakes region inspires artists. This is one of the results of his inspiration. At least once he won’t be around, his life will have served many purposes.
By Bosco Mutarambirwa
There are many who wish [the Rwandan president Paul] Kagame was hit as a way to get rid of a mass murderer who won’t leave Rwandans alone. What remains unknown is, though, whether Kagame’s sudden death would help or hurt Rwanda’s reconciliation process – or the region’s for that matter. Rwanda has already lost many leaders to extra-judiciary murders. From kings Musinga and Rudahigwa to presidents Kayibanda and Habyarimana. And now Kagame?
The region itself has lost several of leaders to assassinations by the very Kagame. Presidents Ndadaye, Habyarimana, Ntaryamira, Kabila -all of these lost their lives to Kagame’s bloody hands.
Therefore shooting Kagame in broad daylight, killing him Torrijos-style (plant an explosive device on his plane), or John Garang style – these may seem to be the easiest methods to get rid of Kagame, the Hitler of Africa. Continue reading