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Kagame sworn in after UN report of Congo genocide (tags)

Rwandan President Paul Kagame was sworn in to serve another seven-year term on September 6, 2010, eleven days after the explosive August 26th leak of a UN report documenting genocide committed by his army in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Oakland outraged by Mehserle verdict: involuntary manslaughter (tags)

Oakland - Riots broke out in Oakland California, on Thursday night, after a Los Angeles jury in the Johannes Mehserle case reported a verdict of "involuntary manslaughter, with a gun."

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.

Oakland, California prepares for verdict in Mehserle trial (tags)

The City of Oakland, California is on edge awaiting the jury's verdict, expected next week, in the trial of former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) cop Johannes Mehserle for fatally shooting Oscar Grant at a BART station on New Year's Day, 2009. Oakland's Police Chief, anticipating riots, ordered riot control exercises.

Lawmakers cutting mass transit are as guilty as BP in the Gulf (tags)

Has anyone stopped driving because of what's happening to the Gulf of Mexico? How many are free to choose, even if they would? The U.S.A.'s stupid stimulus funds went to build freeways while mass transit was cut back and fares were raised all over the country. Every federal legislator behind the stimulus freeway building spree should be held responsible for the death of the Gulf Coast, as much or more than British Petroleum. Even now, the cuts to mass transit continue, as the oil volcano erupts with no end in sight.

Lawmakers cutting mass transit are as guilty as BP in the Gulf (tags)

Has anyone stopped driving because of what's happening to the Gulf of Mexico? How many are free to choose, even if they would? The U.S.A.'s stupid stimulus funds went to build freeways while mass transit was cut back and fares were raised all over the country. Every federal legislator behind the stimulus freeway building spree should be held responsible for the death of the Gulf Coast, as much or more than British Petroleum. Even now, the cuts to mass transit continue, as the oil volcano erupts with no end in sight.

Lawmakers cutting mass transit are as guilty as BP in the Gulf (tags)

Has anyone stopped driving because of what's happening to the Gulf of Mexico? How many are free to choose, even if they would? The U.S.A.'s stupid stimulus funds went to build freeways while mass transit was cut back and fares were raised all over the country. Every federal legislator behind the stimulus freeway building spree should be held responsible for the death of the Gulf Coast, as much or more than British Petroleum. Even now, the cuts to mass transit continue, as the oil volcano erupts with no end in sight.

Kagame arrests presidential candidate Bernard Ntaganda (tags)

Bernard Ntaganda, Rwandan opposition presidential candidate, and Didas Gasana, Editor of Rwanda's banned newspaper, Umuseso, spoke to KMEC Radio on April 18th. Gasana has since fled to Uganda and Ntaganda was arrested in Kigali this morning. Last night Ntaganda put out an urgent message that his assistant, Mr. Sibomana Rusangwa Aimable, had disappeared at 8 p.m., after a meeting held at the head office of P.S.Imberakuri in which the Party had decided to organize demonstrations today, June 24th, 2010.

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.

Kagame threatens challenger with prison for talking to press (tags)

May 14, 2010---The Rwanda New Times reported that Rwandan Prosecutor General Ngoga threatened to jail Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza for speaking with press. Ingabire has not been allowed to register to formally run against Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

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.

Museveni and Kagame attack independent press (tags)

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Rwandan President Paul Kagame are attacking independent press amidst increasing strife and deadly violence, which many charge the Museveni and Kagame governments are themselves responsible for.

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.

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.

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.

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