fix articles 7137, rwanda
Pacifica Radio, Rwanda, and DR Congo (tags)
As the stand-off at the Pacifica Radio Foundation offices in Berkeley continues, I have to ask myself why Pacifica matters. Is it worth such a constant struggle? One reason I answer yes is the truth that makes its way onto Pacifica airwaves about Rwanda, DR Congo, the whole Great Lakes Region of Africa, and the US/Pentagon responsibility for the most lethal conflict since World War II. News reports about this are not consistent across the network, or across the broadcasts of different stations, but some of Pacifica's reporting on this fulfills its oft repeated claim to bring you news that no one else will. This is one example: the voice of Keith Harmon Snow, included in this 02.12.2014 KPFK report, is heard on RT and Press TV, but certainly not on NPR, or any major TV network outlet in the U.S. or Canada.
Why is Obama Silent Over the New Congo War (tags)
The last Congo war that ended in 2003 killed 5.4 million people, the worst humanitarian disaster since World War II. The killing was directly enabled by international silence over the issue; the war was ignored and the causes obscured because governments were backing groups involved in the fighting. Now a new Congo war has begun and the silence is, again, deafening.
Rwanda in Peril, Ingabire and Ntaganda Behind Bars (tags)
The broadest context of this story is resource war for the mineral and fuel resources require to sustain advanced weapons manufacture and war. I keep reporting the details, but that is the broad context of ongoing repression and peril in Rwanda, and the ongoing holocaust in D.R. Congo.
The Rwandan Patriotic Front’s bloody record and the history of U.N. cover-ups (tags)
On Aug. 26, the French newspaper Le Monde revealed the existence of a draft U.N. report on the most serious violations of human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo over an 11-year period, 1993-2003.1 The massive draft report states that after the Rwandan Patriotic Front’s takeover of Rwanda in 1994, it proceeded to carry out “systematic and widespread attacks” against Hutu refugees who had fled Rwanda to neighboring Zaire (now the DRC) as well as against the Hutu civilian population of the DRC in general. Crucially, it concludes that the pattern of these attacks “reveal[s] a number of damning elements that, if they were proven before a competent court, could be classified as crimes of genocide.”
The world turned its back on Rwanda in 1994? (tags)
Paul Kagame has been blackmailing the Western world for "turning its back on Rwanda" in 1994 ever since, but this 1994 news clip reports that he actually threatened to fire on UN peacekeepers as though they were enemy combatants, if they tried to stand between him and his Rwandan Patriotic Front Army and the government's Rwandan Army.
Rwanda's Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza speaks to Womens International News Gathering Service (tags)
Rwanda’s FDU-Inkingi Party leader, peace and social justice activist Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, spoke to Ann Garrison for Womens’ International News Gathering Service (WINGS) in July 2010, near the close of Rwanda’s 2010 presidential election year, which was really an election stage play complete with election observers from the U.S. and the U.K. Incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame was “re-elected” on Aug. 9, receiving 93 percent of the vote, an implausible victory in any pluralist democracy, though 3 percent less than the 96 percent he received in Rwanda’s 2003 presidential election.
Africa advocates to Obama; don't recognize Kagame election (tags)
President Obama said, in his 2009 speech in Accra, Ghana, that America should support strong institutions and not strong men. However, in the case of Rwanda, this has been no more than rhetoric. Rwandans, like most Africans, cheered Obama’s election, hoping that it might signal a new, more peaceful and cooperative relationship between the U.S. and Africa, but Obama has expanded AFRICOM, the U.S. Africa Command, and now he remains silent as Rwanda’s strongman, President Paul Kagame, prepares a sham presidential election to retain his brutal grip on power.
Rwanda: FDU blames police torture after Muhirwa faints in court (tags)
FDU-Inkingi Party leader and presidential candidate Victoire Ingabire reported that the FDU's treasurer, Alice Muhirwa, mother of two, fainted in a Rwandan courtroom yesterday due to untreated torture wounds inflicted by the Rwandan Police.
Erlinder released as Kagame cracks down on his own (tags)
As U.S. Law Professor Peter Erlinder was released, after three weeks incarceration in Rwanda, Kagame cracked down hard on his own. Rwandan Umuvugizi journalist Jean Leonard Rugambage was assassinated in Kigali Rwanda on June 24, 2010, after publishing a report that Rwandan President Paul Kagame had ordered the attempted assassination of General Kayumba Nyamwasa in South Africa.
Ogetto warns of dangerous international legal precedent in Rwanda (tags)
Kennedy Ogetto, Kenyan lawyer and Defense Counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda warned that Rwanda's arrest of American Law Professor Peter Erlinder sets a very dangerous international legal precedent. Ogetto, is now in Rwanda's capitol, Kigali, defending Erlinder, who was arrested on May 28th, for speech crime, in Rwanda. He said that the prosecution's use of statements Erlinder made as a defense lawyer at the ICTR as evidence against him will make it impossible for defense lawyers to safely defend anyone in international courts.
Africa's female Mandela? Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza on trial (tags)
Opposition presidential candidate Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza stood before a judge in Kigali, Rwanda, on April 22, after the Kagame government arrested and charged her with "associating with terrorists" and "genocide ideology," a crime unique to Rwanda which includes "divisionism" and "revisionism," meaning politics, and/or attempting to revise the received history of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide.
Kagame government accuses real-life Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina of terrorism (tags)
Rwanda has accused real-life Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina of violent conspiracy, along with arrested and indicted Rwandan presidential candidate Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza.
Reverend Rick Warren on Trial, in the Court of Public Opinion (tags)
Rev. Rick Warren, the best known advocate of California's Proposition 8 gay marriage ban, has staked his reputation as an international humanitarian on his alliance with Kagame, and on his Rwandan and Ugandan HIV/AIDS ministries, which are infamous for hijacking PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, in service to his abstinence-only-until-heterosexual-married -monogamy-for-life agenda. And now Kagame has been sued, in an Oklahoma Court, for guilt in the Rwanda Genocide and the Congo War, which have together cost 7 million African lives.
Lawsuit alleges Rwandan President triggered Rwanda Genocide (tags)
Oklahoma City - On Thursday, 04.29.2010, three attorneys filed a wrongful death lawsuit, in an Oklahoma City federal court, alleging that Rwandan President Paul Kagame ordered the political assassinations that triggered the 1994 Rwanda Genocide.
Rwanda accuses Hotel Rwanda hero of 'Double Genocide Theory' (tags)
Rwanda's government has accused Paul Rusesabagina, the Rwandan exile played by actor Don Cheadle in the movie Hotel Rwanda, of being a "revisionist" who "harbors the Double Genocide Theory." A "revisionist," in Rwanda, is someone who dares to challenge the received history of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide. The "Double Genocide Theory" is the belief that Hutus, as well as Tutsis, were victims of genocidal violence in 1994.
Grenades, gunshots, and Feingold's call for rigthts in Rwanda (tags)
On March 5th, three days after Senator Russ Feingold, Chair of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Africa, called for the opening of political space in Rwanda, grenades exploded again in Kigali, with 16 people hurt, some critically.
Rwandan opposition party leaders remain in Rwanda, despite threats of arrest and assassina (tags)
Rwandan opposition party leaders remain in Rwanda, despite threats of arrest and assassination. Spain's Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos has announced that the EU will send an Election Observer Mission to witness the campaign and August polls.
Rwanda: grenade attacks, arrest and assassination threats (tags)
On Feb. 19, grenades exploded at a bus station, a restaurant, and a building site in Kigali, Rwanda, in the tense run up to Rwanda's 2010 presidential election on August 9th. Opposition candidates reported threats of arrest and assassination.
Election Rwanda: Who will be allowed to run? (tags)
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have both called on the government of Rwanda to stop attacking opposition parties in the country's 2010 presidential election. Few Americans realize that the Rwandan Army, under President Paul Kagame, is the Pentagon's proxy in Africa.
Rwandan opposition threatened by ruling RPF (tags)
Rwandan President Paul Kagame and the ruling RPF Party have been preventing opposition candidates from registering and fielding candidates in Rwanda's August 2010 presidential election and their excuse is always genocide, the 1994 Rwanda Genocide. But, leading opposition candidate Victoire Ingabiré Umuhoza disputes the history of the 1994 genocide, at great risk.
Disputed histories of the Rwanda genocide (tags)
I was alarmed to read Amil Omara-Otunnu's one-sided history, "Rwanda Genocide: Lessons for Human Rights Advocacy," in the Black Star News, as tension around Rwanda's disputed genocide history increases prior to the August 2010 presidential election.
Rwanda's 1994 genocide and 2010 elections (tags)
The memory, consequence, and disputed histories of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, loom large in Rwanda's memory. Whether openly discussed or not, they will hugely influence the nation's 2010 national election.
Planting Bio-fuelds, in Rwanda, while Rwandans go hungry (tags)
On November 9, 2009, Benoit Ndagijimana, Deputy Secretary General of the United Democratic Forces of Rwanda, a.k.a., the UDF-IINKINGI, a dissident Rwandan political party, protested the Rwandan government's dedication of 10,000 hectares of land, in Eastern Rwanda, to produce bio-fuels, in a consortium with U.S.-based Eco-Fuel Global and UK-based Eco-Fuel Positive.
Global Greens stand with Rwandan Greens (tags)
The Global Greens today called for urgent and clear intervention by Rwandan President Paul Kagame to assure the democratic rights and security of the peaceful, democratic, green activists who participated in the Founding Congress of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) held on the 30th October 2009.
Green Party banner over Rwanda (tags)
By giving democratic forces in Rwandan an internationally recognizable banner to rally round, the international Greens have helped Rwandan Greens kick a hole in the huge and hugely evil IMF/World Bank/U.S.-U.K. State Department/Rev. Rick Warren lie about Paul Kagame's Rwanda, and, about the covert U.S. War in Central Africa---the most lethal, but least understood, conflict in the world.
Journalist Snow Offers Alternative View of Africa (tags)
Independent journalist Keith Harmon Snow began his February 5 presentation at San Diego's World Beat Center with a promise to "piss you off" — and he succeeded. He took on innumerable progressive sacred cows, including the United Nations, the Peace Corps, the Nation magazine, Jane Goodall and Ben Affleck, and he presented an alternative view of recent African history focused on the role of Uganda, Rwanda and the U.S. in the continued war and exploitation in the Congo.
The Great Rwanda "Genocide Coverup" (tags)
Everyones seen Hotel Rwanda. What they may not be aware of is that the 'genocide' in Rwanda in 1994,which had its origins with the assassination of president Habyarimana (a Hutu), seems to have been carried out by now president Kagame. Whereas Habyarimana was backed by France and Belgium, Kagamas supporters are UK and US....the same pair who have been attacking Zimbabwes government. The evidence is that the pentagon enabled the assassination of president Habyaimana to facilitate 'regime change' in Rwanda. This implicates US and UK govts in genocide. THATS NOT ALL. There is evidence US interfered in the ICTRs investigations, as reported by australian policeman-turned-lawyer Michael Hourigan.
Vaccines Not Enough to Stop Spread of TB, Health Officials Say (tags)
KIGALI — Rwanda’s Ministry of Health last month formally banned the traditional “sharing of straws” that locals here employ to drink beer.
HBO and PBS - Home of the Israeli Fanatic and Jewish Extremism in the Media (tags)
A more than blunt review of the hypocrites running the media, specifically PBS and HBO
Prosecute The Washington Post for War Crimes (tags)
"What Katharine Graham warned against 26 years ago has already come to pass. The Post has moved considerably to the right of its readership base, which finds itself alienated from and revolted by the paper's robotic echoing of the administration's war propaganda."