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Kigali Working Hard to Divide and Confuse the Opposition

“In a time of Universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act”-Orwell

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame The murder of Patrick Karegyea of the Rwandan National Congress (RNC) has left the political opposition as well as Rwandans in the diaspora who support them raw yet determined.

His murder continues to be investigated by the South African Police who have refused to comment on an open investigation. Back in Rwanda President Kagame and his political leaders have had a lot to say about the death of Karegeya both in the press and on social media outlets.

Read Full Article (Jan-07-2014 18:47)

Suspected Ritualists Dump Baby in Festac Swamp. Hands Bound, the Baby`s Organs Removed (GRAPHIC)

A source says a similar sacrifice was performed at the same place, the same period last year.

(FESTAC LAGOS, Nigeria) - Baby killed in ritual in Nigeria Who are the parents of the baby girl that was dumped in a swamp by suspected ritualists at 6th Avenue, Festac, Lagos, on Monday?

This is the question agitating the minds of hundreds of people who besieged the area to catch a glimpse of the unfortunate baby. The bizarre act was carried out at about 12 noon.

Read Full Article (Jan-07-2014 14:49)

Arrest of Rwanda`s Director General of National Security Service

Investigations continue and news will be updated as information is obtained.

(WASHINGTON, DC) -  Emmanuel Karenzi Karake The Director General of the National Security Service in Rwanda, Emmanuel Karenzi Karake has been placed under arrest in an undisclosed facility in Rwanda.

Sources held in Rwanda state he was arrested due to frequent and high volume of unexplained phone traffic between him the slain Patrick Karegeya.

Read Full Article (Jan-06-2014 12:17)

Patrick Karegeya`s Last Letter

Rwanda's political system marginalizes the majority of the population from political participation.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Kayumba Nyamwasa I am writing to inform you that the current situation in Rwanda is one of those that ought to be of the greatest and urgent concern to those in the international community who have genuine concern about international peace and security in general and in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa in particular.

The majority of the people of Rwanda, we believe, share a common perception that policies of the international community have not reflected principled support for the development of democratic and inclusive institutions...

Read Full Article (Dec-06-2013 17:31)

Ex-Kagame Escort Tortured, Threatened; US Urges Fair Trial

“I am afraid he’ll be beaten some more,” the wife said, crying. “He thinks he will die next time.”

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Joel Mutabazi -- a former escort of President Paul Kagame A Rwandan refugee who was illegally returned to Rwanda to face trial on rebellion charges has pleaded guilty after being severely beaten in detention, his wife and a rights activist have confirmed.

Joel Mutabazi -- a former escort of President Paul Kagame that was kidnapped in October from Uganda where he had been living in a UN safe house -- had originally pleaded not guilty to charges of terrorism, planning an uprising against the state, and murder.

Read Full Article (Dec-04-2013 13:44)

Power is Dangerous Unless You Have Humility
A Conversation with Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa

Now retired, this Rwandan businessman is a leader in Africa as an industrialist who has spent 52 successful years manufacturing tobacco, tea, snack foods and cement.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Jennifer Fierberg of and Mr. Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa of Rwanda. After a long flight to Washington DC, Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa sat down with this writer for an exclusive two-hour interview.

Upon meeting him, one can immediately sense that Mr. Ayabatwa is a humble man with an obvious desire to improve the business community of Africa as well as empowering the lives of Africans through support in their business ventures. He is a soft-spoken man with a welcoming smile that never left his face no matter the topic.

Read Full Article (Dec-04-2013 10:41)

Zimbabwe: Martha Tholanah summoned to stand trial on charges of running an

Human Rights Ambassador for,William Nicholas Gomes is deeply concerned by the ongoing mistreatment of GALZ members and the shrinking space for civil society in Zimbabwe in light of similar charges being brought against other human rights defenders, such as Abel Chikomo.

(Washington, D.C) - William Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for On 4 December 2013, human rights defender Ms Martha Tholanah was summoned to appear in Rotten Row Magistrate Court. She has been charged with running an “unregistered” organisation under Section 6 (iii) of the Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO) Act and will appear in court on 12 December 2013.

Martha Tholanah is Chairperson of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ).

Read Full Article (Dec-02-2013 14:41)

RWANDA: `We sacrifice more than people realize for this cause`

A conversation with Dr. Gerald Gahima.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Dr. Gerald Gahima and Jennifer Fierberg MSW Academics at a recent London conference presented research works about Rwanda's twenty years of post-conflict governance under the Rwandan Patriotic Front in the period following the 1994 Genocide. Topics of the conference ranged from agricultural issues, to youth in Rwanda, political opposition and peace building. The event, sponsored by the Royal African Society in London, was organized by Dr. Phil Clark, Professor at London University.

Due to the nature of the academic conference, no direct quotations or information can be used in any publication. Journalist received this requirement the night before the conference began.

Read Full Article (Nov-30-2013 16:27)

New, Unpublished Facts Around the 1985 Death of American Primatologist Dian Fossey in Rwanda

Bernard De WETTER had regular contacts with Dian Fossey up until the brutal murder of the famous American primatologist.

(BRUSSELS) - Back in Rwanda and Bernard De WETTER Was the famous American primatologist actually killed by poachers in the Virunga Forest in 1985? The author of the book, a Belgian naturalist who was working in Rwanda at the time, reveals unpublished facts and gives his own, different version about the murder.

Bernard De WETTER was in charge of anti-poaching operations in world-famous Volcanoes National Park during several years as from 1984. From 2009 to 2011, he lived again in the Volcanoes area of Rwanda, this time as the manager of a high-end mountain lodge.

Read Full Article (Nov-01-2013 19:11)

First-Hand Observation

Kenya’s vibrancy
Is just a vibe
With little viability.

(UGANDA) - Kenya When you live in East Africa
In the vicinity of Kenya;

When you collate
Books like IT’s OUR TURN TO EAT
With what you see in flesh
Where democratically elected MPs
Pass draconian Bills
Just to piss of those
Who coveted their turn
To gorge themselves;

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