The dictator Kagame at UN

The dictator Kagame at UN
Dictators like Kagame who have changed their national constitutions to remain indefinitely on power should not be involved in UN high level and global activities including chairing UN meetings

Why has the UN ignored its own report about the massacres of Hutu refugees in DRC ?

The UN has ignored its own reports, NGOs and media reports about the massacres of hundreds of thousands of Hutu in DRC Congo (estimated to be more than 400,000) by Kagame when he attacked Hutu refugee camps in Eastern DRC in 1996. This barbaric killings and human rights violations were perpetrated by Kagame’s RPF with the approval of UK and USA and with sympathetic understanding and knowledge of UNHCR and international NGOs which were operating in the refugees camps. According to the UN, NGO and media reports between 1993 and 2003 women and girls were raped. Men slaughtered. Refugees killed with machetes and sticks. The attacks of refugees also prevented humanitarian organisations to help many other refugees and were forced to die from cholera and other diseases. Other refugees who tried to return to Rwanda where killed on their way by RFI and did not reach their homes. No media, no UNHCR, no NGO were there to witness these massacres. When Kagame plans to kill, he makes sure no NGO and no media are prevent. Kagame always kills at night.

30 Jun 2014

[AfricaWatch] Offering to Disarm in Congo, After 20 Years of War

 


Offering to Disarm in Congo, After 20 Years of War.

KIGOGO, Democratic Republic of Congo — Shortly after midday in this village nestled in clouds, the progenitors of the long, dirty war across Central Africa came out of the jungle and laid down their guns.

Not all the gunmen in their ranks: 83 guerrillas were present, along with their wives and children.

And not all their guns: The cache included several ancient rifles, some rusty mortars and two Vietnam-era, American-made machine guns.

But the gesture, wrapped in pomp and ceremony in the presence of foreign diplomats and United Nations officials, was a new twist in a war that has pitted tribes and nations against one another for 20 years and left a trail of rapes and massacres across a vast, mineral-rich section of the continent.

The weapons cache included several ancient rifles, some rusty mortars and two Vietnam-era, American-made machine guns.

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The members of the militia, the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda — composed of ethnic Hutus from Rwanda and known by its French initials, F.D.L.R. — said they were willing to give up their guns for good if they were allowed to go home and negotiate power with their archnemesis, the Rwandan government. The leaders shed their camouflage for ill-fitting black suits. A marching band played.

The tableau presented a tricky political test for foreign powers trying to end the Democratic Republic of Congo's long war.

"We want to go back to Rwanda, but after dialogue with the Rwandan government so we can share in the prerogatives of the country," the militia's executive secretary, Wilson Irategeka, said in an interview, in a house tucked behind a banana grove, before the ceremony on June 9.

The F.D.L.R. has been hiding in villages like Kigogo for two decades and terrorizing them, too. One of its leaders, Sylvestre Mudacumura, is wanted by the International Criminal Court because of his role in the 1994 genocide of ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda. Five of its leaders are under arrest in Germany. Ten are on a United Nations sanctions list and barred from traveling.

Congolese national police officers in front of the 83 Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda guerrillas who surrendered in Kigogo.

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The week before, 105 troops disarmed north of here.

"We want to show the international community we are serious, we are committed, we are ready to be part of the process for peace," Mr. Irategeka said. He asked diplomats from the Southern African regional bloc to relay the group's political demands to Rwandan officials.

Few see this as realistic. United Nations officials are cautiously backing the effort, though one said the prospect of political talks was as likely as former Nazis joining Israel's Legislature. The United States is opposed to negotiating with a group that has a history of committing atrocities.

Rwanda has since accused the United Nations of trying "to sanitize F.D.L.R. genocidaires." In a letter Thursday to the Security Council, Rwanda's United Nations envoy, Eugène-Richard Gasana, chided it for trying to secure a travel ban exemption for an F.D.L.R. leader so that he could discuss the disarmament efforts with a senior envoy. "Any further delay in eliminating this group and its ideology would only serve to cause further harm and suffering to the region," Mr. Gasana said.

Video | Dancing for Disarmament In Kigogo, Democratic Republic of Congo, a ceremony in the presence of foreign officials celebrated the disarmament of rebels from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, or F.D.L.R.

Even in this village, F.D.L.R. forces once burned houses and looted crops. Now, on a grassy field, they stood expressionless in five straight rows. Most wore tracksuits and knee-high rain boots. The few who agreed to talk to a reporter said they had left home 20 years ago, some as children, when a Tutsi-led guerrilla group swept into Rwanda to stop the genocide and then drove into eastern Congo in pursuit of the Hutu perpetrators. Clouds rolled in and out.

A big unknown hovered: Was this just a delaying tactic by the F.D.L.R. to avoid being trounced by United Nations peacekeepers? Or was it a genuine offer from rebels worn out by fighting?

Either way, it came at a pivotal moment for the United Nations mission here.

Having recently quashed a Rwandan-backed guerrilla group called M23 and then taken on a radical Islamist group near the Ugandan border called the Allied Democratic Forces, United Nations peacekeepers are under immense international pressure, not least from Rwanda and its supporters, to stamp out the original combatants of this war, the F.D.L.R.

The group's offer of voluntary disarmament has compelled United Nations forces to defer military action while diplomats seek a negotiated settlement.

Tackling the F.D.L.R. is not a military matter alone, acknowledged the United Nations' top military commander in Congo, Lt. Gen. Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz. It is also political. The militants live among civilians, General dos Santos Cruz said, and they should be given a chance to disarm.

"It is a very special moment," the general said. "If the process develops, you disarm people. You bring peace without war."

He took pains to add that he had not ruled out military force.

He may not be able to wait forever. Russ Feingold, the United States special envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa, urged United Nations forces to go after the fighters militarily if they, including their senior leaders, did not surrender completely in the coming weeks.

"If this drags on through the summer, there's no excuse not to take strong action against the F.D.L.R.," he said.

Mr. Feingold flatly dismissed the notion of negotiations. "People involved in genocide, who are included in this group, are not entitled to dialogue," he said.

For the ceremony in Kigogo, United Nations helicopters flew in, one after the other, with foreign dignitaries. Herds of children gathered. Under a tin roof sat a half-dozen ambassadors, listening intently, committing to nothing. "All those in the bush should come out," said the Namibian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Wilbard Hellao.

The United Nations estimates that there are fewer than 2,000 active F.D.L.R. fighters left in Congo. In recent years, thousands have run away from their units and surrendered to peacekeepers, who have sent them back to Rwanda.

The ones coming out of the bush now are being housed, fed and guarded by the United Nations in temporary camps. Congo has suggested sending them to the west of the country, far from the Rwandan border. Discussions are also underway to find a third country in which to resettle some former combatants.

To listen to Mr. Irategeka's rendition of the last 20 years is to hear a narrative that contrasts sharply with that of the Tutsi-led Rwandan government. The F.D.L.R. members see themselves as protecting Hutu minorities in Congo, in particular from Rwandan-backed guerrilla groups. This is not entirely unfounded. One such guerrilla group, M23, has plundered the mineral riches of eastern Congo and left a trail of terror in the countryside. A former M23 leader, Bosco Ntaganda, faces 18 counts of war crimes in the International Criminal Court.

Mr. Irategeka cannot avoid the subject of war crimes committed by those in his own ranks. Asked whether those people should face trial, he offered something close to a commitment to the idea of justice.

"There might be some people in our ranks like that," he said vaguely. "We accept the I.C.C."

A rebel revue pounded on drums, sang and danced. "See," said an F.D.L.R. major who called himself Adhonis, "we have lived in the forest 20 years, but we haven't forgotten our culture." Adhonis said he was not ready to disarm yet. He said he would return to the forest after the ceremony.

Mr. Irategeka led the diplomats to his combatants. The sole woman, who identified herself as Sgt. Maj. Imanuelle, 35, marched up and told them she was ready to give up guns for politics.

Later, she said she had no family left. Her parents had been killed. Her husband had disappeared in the fighting. Her children, ages 4 and 5, were both dead.

Another disarmed rebel said he had come to Congo in 1994, when he was 12. His parents were dead. He did not know anyone in Rwanda.

A third said he was 19 when he fled and had not spoken to relatives in Rwanda since then.

What they would do if they returned home after 20 years in the bush remains unclear.

Mr. Irategeka read to the end of his prepared remarks: "Long live international solidarity. Long live pacific coexistence between people and states. Long live peace in the Great Lakes region."

Boys climbed to the highest branches as the ceremony began. In this village of strife, this was the biggest celebration they had known.

The sun burned hot by 1:30. Mr. Irategeka unveiled four paltry piles covered in tarpaulin. There lay perfect pyramids of guns. There were two American-made M16s, most likely sent to Congo in the years Mobutu Sese Seko was president. There were several AK-47s, one corroded mortar and assorted bullets. About 70 percent of the guns still worked, the United Nations concluded.

Afterward, the F.D.L.R. leaders and the diplomats flew out of Kigogo on a United Nations chopper. Clouds rolled in once more.

A woman named Kika Bulambo, 62, pointed to the velvety green hills before her. She said she had fled there when the F.D.L.R. swept through here years ago. "They burned houses," she said. "They looted fields. They raped. They left us with no clothes."

And not just the F.D.L.R., Ms. Bulambo said. There were once rebels backed by the Congolese Army, and also ones backed by Rwanda. Now, only the banana groves were battered as the helicopters whirred over the village.

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27 Jun 2014

[AfricaWatch] Rwanda: The UN is formally asking Paul Kagame's regime to start negotiations with FDLR

 


Rwanda: The UN is formally asking Paul Kagame's regime to start negotiations with FDLR

By Bosco Mutarambirwa
Princeton, New Jersey

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June 26, 2014 
 
The UN is formally asking Paul Kagame's regime to start negotiations with FDLR.

If you can't beat them, join them. Kagame considers FDLR to be a criminal organization, and FDLR considers Kagame's regime to be a criminal organization. Since Rwanda cannot let all its "criminals" perish, Rwanda should promote forgiveness, and possibly general amnesty. Truth and Reconciliation is the only way to go. So, Ms. Mushikiwalando, you should rejoice instead of getting bitter about this new development. You should always remember this: RPF murdered your brother, not FDLR.

Timing is everything. Rwanda is rotationally presiding over UNSC during the upcoming month of July. As such, UNSC wanted to debate this issue now because Rwanda may refuse to include it on the agenda for next month.
 
More details to come.
 

Photo: The UN is formally asking Paul Kagame's regime to start negotiations with FDLR.    If you can't beat them, join them. Kagame considers FDLR to be a criminal organization, and FDLR considers Kagame's regime to be a criminal organization. Since Rwanda cannot let all its "criminals" perish, Rwanda should promote forgiveness, and possibly amnesty. Truth and reconciliation is the only way to go. So - Ms. Mushikiwalando - you should rejoice instead of getting bitter about this new development. You should always remember this: RPF murdered your brother, not FDLR.    Timing is everything. Rwanda is rotationally presiding over UNSC during the upcoming month of July. As such, UNSC wanted to debate this issue now because Rwanda may refuse to include it on the agenda for next month. More details to come.

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[AfricaWatch] RNC Youth League South Africa Press release

 


Rwanda National Congress Youth League S. A Press release

Press release NO 001/22/06/2014

On Sunday 22 June 2014, the Rwandan National Congress (RNC) youth in South Africa met in an extraordinary congress in Cape Town. The RNC youth wishes to inform Rwandan and the international community on the following.


Realizing that the Rwandan government headed by President Paul Kagame continues to unapologetically kill, murder, massacre and abduct Rwandans in enforced disappearances, detaining them on trumpeted- up allegations in addition to its segregationist  and impoverishment policies of a segment of the population whereas wealth is concentrated in the hands  of a clique in the corridor of power around the President;

Considering that, without a shadow of doubt,  President Kagame's Government murdered RNC Comrade Colonel Patrick Karegeya on 31 December 2013 and thereafter issued irresponsible, provocative and rude statements portraying the departed as deserving the death he died;

Considering that subsequently after Karegeya's murder agents operating under President Kagame's direct orders on 5 March 2014 attacked the residence of comrade General Kayumba Nyamwasa with the aim of murdering him as well and that he survived, thanks to God;

Considering the irresponsible, inciting and arrogant utterances President Kagame  delivered at Nyabihu in the Western Province of Rwanda on 05 June 2014 stating that in addition to kidnapping and enforced disappearances, his government is going to shoot at the peaceful civilian population of Rwanda in broad day on suspicion of endangering  state security;

Considering that on 15 June 2014 security services shot at one Eric Hakizimana while in police custody and handcuffed  alleging that the attempted to flee;

Considering Rwanda National Congress policy that promotes Rwandan youth development, contribution and participation in solving the problems that Rwanda encounters today;

Rwanda National Congress Youth in South Africa organized and met in an extraordinary congress in Cape Town on 22 June 2014 and resolved for the following

  1. The RNC youth in South Africa acknowledges and thanks the RNC leadership and particularly supports its efforts and unreserved commitment in the struggle to free Rwanda from tyranny and dictatorship. The leadership has been instrumental in highlighting to the Rwandan people and the world at large Kagame's politics of deceit, fear, intimidation and threats. The leadership has awaken Rwandans  and encouraged them to overcome fear, unite in view to free themselves from a dictatorship regime that continues to oppress and murder the people of Rwanda
  2. The RNC youth strongly condemn state-sponsored murders and killings, brutality and carelessness that President Paul Kagame continues to rely on to ensure his hold on power and his irresponsible style of governance.
  3. The RNC youth calls on President Kagame for an unconditional and  immediate release of all political prisoners and all those who are detained for expressing their opinions as a fundamental human right
  4. The RNC youth calls upon all Rwandans wherever they are throughout the world in particular the youth to stop its passivity, rather to unite and support the efforts of the RNC leadership in view to get rid of the tyranny that is heading for our extermination
  5. The RNC youth calls upon the international community in particular the United Nations to take comprehensive, acceptable and immediate measures against President Kagame to ensure that he stops killings, torture, abductions, enforced disappearances, trumpeted-up charges or any other forms of mistreatment against the people of Rwanda. The RNC youth reminds the United Nations of its passivity in the years leading up to and in the course of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi and its failure to intervene. After the genocide, Rwandans continued to be killed inside and outside Rwanda, like in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as per the UN Mapping Report 2010 which has been shelved without adequate action being taken
  6. The RNC youth calls upon the African Union (AU), the Southern African Development and Economic Community (SADEC), the East African Community (EAC) to seriously consider the situation of Rwanda and take adequate measures to ensure that the brutality, ruthlessness and tyranny against the people of Rwanda by President Kagame stops immediately
  7. The RNC youth is cognizant of the continued efforts of the South African Government in ensuring the security of all Rwandans who live in it. We call upon the SA Government to thoroughly investigate and bring to book the assassins and accomplices in the murder of Colonel Patrick Karegeya on 31 December 2013 as well as all those who attacked or facilitated the attack at the residence of General Kayumba Nyamwasa in March 2014.
  8. The RNC youth calls upon President Paul Kagame for open, unconditional and unreserved talks with all political opposition without undue delaying tactics or justifications. We call upon President Kagame to particularly consider the call from the RNC leadership when he still has chance to do so.
  9. The RNC youth Congress instituted a South African based RNC Youth League – South Africa , named INTAGANZWA whose objectives, goals and strategies will be communicated soon
  10. The RNC youth in South Africa will extend its initiative beyond the South African borders and beyond the RNC platform with a particular focus on Rwanda to ensure that the country is rid of Paul Kagame's tyranny and dictatorship in the near future
  11. The RNC Youth congress elected the following personalities as the leaders of the INTAGANZWA
    1. Chairman: Mr. Ronald GUMIRA
    2. Vice-Chairman:  Mr. Calixte NSABIMANA, alias SANKARA
    3. Secretary General: Mr. Elisha SHYIRAMBERE
    4. Treasurer general:  Mr. Jean – Paul MUNYANEZA
    5. Women's Affairs Commissioner: Ms Aliane UMUHOZA
    6. Advisors:

i.      Jean de Dieu MUTABAZI

ii.      Edgar NKURUNZIZA

iii.      Amatus IRAGUHA

Done in Cape Town, 22 June 2014

 

Ronald GUMIRA

RNC Youth League "INTAGANZWA" Chairman in South Africa

 

 

 


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26 Jun 2014

[AfricaWatch] AFRICA/CONGO DR - "Address the problem of Rwandan Hutu militias once and for all" ask the missionaries

 


Kinshasa - The recent armed clashes at the border of the two Countries between the military of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, shows, according to the missionaries of the Network for Peace in the Congo, that the strategy of Kigali to fund armed groups in the North Kivu has now been discovered. The Rwandese government has been forced to allow the army to intervene directly to control a region rich in natural resources.

One of the pretexts used by Rwanda to intervene in the north-east of the DRC is the presence in the area of the FDLR , a Rwandan Hutu militia installed in the DRC, whose members are often accused of having participated in the Rwanda genocide of 1994."In fact, the FDLR are quite a threat for the Congolese population, victims of their intolerable abuses: arbitrary arrests, theft of agricultural products, death threats, burning of villages and physical torture", said the communiqué of the Peace Network for the Congo, sent to Fides.

In recent weeks, nearly 200 members of the FDLR and the Congolese army have surrendered to the UN Mission in Congo. Those who are willing to go back to Rwanda will return to their country within the framework of disarmament and reintegration already planned. The others will be expelled from the Rwandan border and temporarily transferred to the interior part of the Congo, waiting to find third Countries willing to accept them. "These two proposals will probably be difficult to achieve", the statement said. "The first, because few members of the FDLR will be willing to be repatriated to Rwanda", where they fear for their lives. "The second, because many politicians and members of Congolese civil society are absolutely opposed to their transfer to the interior part of the Country, because they fear an increase in insecurity in an already extremely unstable situation".It is therefore necessary that the international community promotes dialogue between the two Countries so that they delineate the border of the FDLR and resolve the issue.

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Congo autopsies reveal 'executions' in Rwanda clash


Congo autopsies reveal 'executions' in Rwanda clash

Congolese soldiers on patrol on the border with Rwanda - 14 June 2014
Confusion has surrounded the circumstances of the border clashes on 12 June

Autopsies on five bodies returned by Rwanda to the Democratic Republic of Congo show they were probably executed, a military source has told the BBC.

The bodies were handed over following border clashes between the two countries armies earlier this month.

DR Congo says they began when a corporal was kidnapped by Rwandan soldiers who crossed the border.

Rwanda says the men were killed in combat after they attacked Rwandan soldiers on its territory.

The neighbours have had a fractious relationship since the 1994 Rwandan genocide, when those accused of involvement in the killings of an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus set up a militia in eastern DR Congo.

Hill location disputed

The BBC's Maud Jullien in DR Congo's capital, Kinshasa, says the autopsy report concluded that the five men who were returned to DR Congo after the clashes had wounds to the head - two inflicted by a sharp object, three by bullets.

It also found that all of the men had been shot several times in other parts of the body, including the thorax and the abdomen, and at close range. One of the men had been shot eight times in the back.

A Congolese army soldier looks at a GPS device on 15 June 2014 near Kanyesheza hill, near the border with Rwanda - 15 June 2014
Rwanda say the clashes occurred on its soil and Google is not a reliable source on border demarcations

A military source in Goma told the BBC it was unlikely that these wounds had been inflicted during combat and it was probable that the men had been executed.

Earlier, DR Congo's Information Minister Lambert Mende said it was clear from the photographs that the five men, one of whom he says was a Congolese soldier, were executed.

Rwanda's government said the five were Congolese soldiers who engaged in a fire fight with Rwandan troops in Rwanda's Busasamana district and that it did not know the exact circumstances of their deaths.

Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said she was waiting for a regional group of experts - mandated to monitor events on the border - to deliver its investigation into the incident.

The experts' report, seen by the BBC, says that at the two sites where Rwanda said the Congolese men were killed in combat, no traces of empty cartridges were found.

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The report, which was not signed by Rwanda, also includes a Google Earth map showing that the hill at the centre of the dispute - which Rwanda says is in its territory - is inside DR Congo.

The Rwandan military said the report was misleading and added that Google Earth was not a credible reference for border demarcation.

Rwanda has been accused by the UN of playing a part in the unrest in eastern DR Congo over the years, a charge it denies.

Most recently it was accused of backing a rebellion by the M23 - a mainly ethnic Tutsi movement, which was defeated by the Congolese military and a special UN brigade in November.

In May, the FDLR rebel group - formed by Hutu militiamen accused of involvement in the 1994 genocide - began a disarmament process.

More than 100 of its fighters surrendered to the UN for repatriation to Rwanda - though no military or political leaders from the 1,500-strong group were amongst them.

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Troublesome neighbours

  • April-June 1994: Genocide of Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda
  • June 1994: Paul Kagame's Tutsi rebels take power in Rwanda, Hutu fighters flee into Zaire (now DR Congo)
  • Rwanda's army enters eastern Zaire to pursue Hutu fighters
  • 1997: Laurent Kabila's AFDL, backed by Rwanda, takes power in Kinshasa
  • 1998: Rwanda accuses Kabila of not acting against Hutu rebels and tries to topple him, sparking five years of conflict
  • 2003: War officially ends but Hutu and Tutsi militias continue to clash in eastern DR Congo
  • 2008: Tutsi-led CNDP rebels march on North Kivu capital, Goma - 250,000 people flee
  • 2009: Rwanda and DR Congo agree peace deal and CNDP integrated into Congolese army
  • 2012: M23 mutiny led by former CNDP leader Bosco "Terminator" Ntaganda
  • 2013: M23, which Rwanda denies backing, is defeated

M23's decline raises hopes of DR Congo peace

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-“The enemies of Freedom do not argue ; they shout and they shoot.”

The principal key root causes that lead to the Rwandan genocide of 1994 that affected all Rwandan ethnic groups were:

1)The majority Hutu community’s fear of the return of the discriminatory monarchy system that was practiced by the minority Tutsi community against the enslaved majority Hutu community for about 500 years

2)The Hutu community’s fear of Kagame’s guerrilla that committed massacres in the North of the country and other parts of the countries including assassinations of Rwandan politicians.

3) The Rwandan people felt abandoned by the international community ( who was believed to support Kagame’s guerrilla) and then decided to defend themselves with whatever means they had against the advance of Kagame’ guerrilla supported by Ugandan, Tanzanian and Ethiopian armies and other Western powers.

-“The enemies of Freedom do not argue ; they shout and they shoot.”

-“The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.”

-“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”

-“I have loved justice and hated iniquity: therefore I die in exile.”

The Rwanda war of 1990-1994 had multiple dimensions.

The Rwanda war of 1990-1994 had multiple dimensions. Among Kagame’s rebels who were fighting against the Rwandan government, there were foreigners, mainly Ugandan fighters who were hired to kill and rape innocent Rwandan people in Rwanda and refugees in DRC.

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United Kingdom's Proxy Wars in Africa: The Case of Rwanda and DR Congo:

The Rwandan genocide and 6,000,000 Congolese and Hutu refugees killed are the culminating point of a long UK’s battle to expand their influence to the African Great Lakes Region. UK supported Kagame’s guerrilla war by providing military support and money. The UK refused to intervene in Rwanda during the genocide to allow Kagame to take power by military means that triggered the genocide. Kagame’s fighters and their families were on the Ugandan payroll paid by UK budget support.


· 4 Heads of State assassinated in the francophone African Great Lakes Region.
· 2,000,000 people died in Hutu and Tutsi genocides in Rwanda, Burundi and RD.Congo.
· 600,000 Hutu refugees killed in R.D.Congo, Uganda, Central African Republic and Rep of Congo.
· 6,000,000 Congolese dead.
· 8,000,000 internal displaced people in Rwanda, Burundi and DR. Congo.
· 500,000 permanent Rwandan and Burundian Hutu refugees, and Congolese refugees around the world.
· English language expansion to Rwanda to replace the French language.
· 20,000 Kagame’s fighters paid salaries from the British Budget Support from 1986 to present.
· £500,000 of British taxpayer’s money paid, so far, to Kagame and his cronies through the budget support, SWAPs, Tutsi-dominated parliament, consultancy, British and Tutsi-owned NGOs.
· Kagame has paid back the British aid received to invade Rwanda and to strengthen his political power by joining the East African Community together with Burundi, joining the Commonwealth, imposing the English Language to Rwandans to replace the French language; helping the British to establish businesses and to access to jobs in Rwanda, and to exploit minerals in D.R.Congo.



Thousands of Hutu murdered by Kagame inside Rwanda, e.g. Kibeho massacres

Thousands of Hutu murdered by Kagame inside Rwanda, e.g. Kibeho massacres
Kagame killed 200,000 Hutus from all regions of the country, the elderly and children who were left by their relatives, the disabled were burned alive. Other thousands of people were killed in several camps of displaced persons including Kibeho camp. All these war crimes remain unpunished.The British news reporters were accompanying Kagame’s fighters on day-by-day basis and witnessed these massacres, but they never reported on this.

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25,000 Hutu bodies floated down River Akagera into Lake Victoria in Uganda.

25,000  Hutu bodies  floated down River Akagera into Lake Victoria in Uganda.
The British irrational, extremist, partisan,biased, one-sided media and politicians have disregarded Kagame war crimes e.g. the Kibeho camp massacres, massacres of innocents Hutu refugees in DR. Congo. The British media have been supporting Kagame since he invaded Rwanda by organising the propaganda against the French over the Rwandan genocide, suppressing the truth about the genocide and promoting the impunity of Kagame and his cronies in the African Great Lakes Region. For the British, Rwanda does not need democracy, Rwanda is the African Israel; and Kagame and his guerilla fighters are heroes.The extremist British news reporters including Fergal Keane, Chris Simpson, Chris McGreal, Mark Doyle, etc. continue to hate the Hutus communities and to polarise the Rwandan society.

Kagame political ambitions triggered the genocide.

Kagame  political  ambitions triggered the genocide.
Kagame’s guerrilla war was aimed at accessing to power at any cost. He rejected all attempts and advice that could stop his military adventures including the cease-fire, political negotiations and cohabitation, and UN peacekeeping interventions. He ignored all warnings that could have helped him to manage the war without tragic consequences. Either you supported Kagame’ s wars and you are now his friend, or you were against his wars and you are his enemy. Therefore, Kagame as the Rwandan strong man now, you have to apologise to him for having been against his war and condemned his war crimes, or accept to be labelled as having been involved in the genocide. All key Kagame’s fighters who committed war crimes and crimes against humanity are the ones who hold key positions in Rwandan army and government for the last 15 years. They continue to be supported and advised by the British including Tony Blair, Andrew Mitchell MP, and the British army senior officials.

Aid that kills: The British Budget Support financed Museveni and Kagame’s wars in Rwanda and DRC.

Aid that kills: The British Budget Support  financed Museveni and Kagame’s wars in Rwanda and DRC.
Genocide propaganda and fabrications are used by the so-called British scholars, news reporters and investigative journalists to promote their CVs and to get income out of the genocide through the selling of their books, providing testimonies against the French, access to consultancy contracts from the UN and Kagame, and participation in conferences and lectures in Rwanda, UK and internationally about genocide. Genocide propaganda has become a lucrative business for Kagame and the British. Anyone who condemned or did not support Kagame’s war is now in jail in Rwanda under the gacaca courts system suuported by British tax payer's money, or his/she is on arrest warrant if he/she managed to flee the Kagame’s regime. Others have fled the country and are still fleeing now. Many others Rwandans are being persecuted in their own country. Kagame is waiting indefinitely for the apologies from other players who warn him or who wanted to help to ensure that political negotiations take place between Kagame and the former government he was fighting against. Britain continues to supply foreign aid to Kagame and his cronies with media reports highlighting economic successes of Rwanda. Such reports are flawed and are aimed at misleading the British public to justify the use of British taxpayers’ money. Kagame and his cronies continue to milk British taxpayers’ money under the British budget support. This started from 1986 through the British budget support to Uganda until now.

Dictator Kagame: No remorse for his unwise actions and ambitions that led to the Rwandan genocide.

Dictator Kagame: No remorse for his unwise actions and ambitions that led to the  Rwandan genocide.
No apologies yet to the Rwandan people. The assassination of President Juvenal Habyarimana by Kagame was the only gateway for Kagame to access power in Rwanda. The British media, politicians, and the so-called British scholars took the role of obstructing the search for the truth and justice; and of denying this assassination on behalf of General Kagame. General Paul Kagame has been obliging the whole world to apologise for his mistakes and war crimes. The UK’s way to apologise has been pumping massive aid into Rwanda's crony government and parliement; and supporting Kagame though media campaigns.

Fanatical, partisan, suspicious, childish and fawning relations between UK and Kagame

Fanatical, partisan, suspicious, childish and fawning relations between UK and Kagame
Kagame receives the British massive aid through the budget support, British excessive consultancy, sector wide programmes, the Tutsi-dominated parliament, British and Tutsi-owned NGOs; for political, economic and English language expansion to Rwanda. The British aid to Rwanda is not for all Rwandans. It is for Kagame himself and his Tutsi cronies.

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This blog reports the crimes that remain unpunished and the impunity that has generated a continuous cycle of massacres in many parts of Africa. In many cases, the perpetrators of the crimes seem to have acted in the knowledge that they would not be held to account for their actions.

The need to fight this impunity has become even clearer with the massacres and genocide in many parts of Africa and beyond.

The blog also addresses issues such as Rwanda War Crimes, Rwandan Refugee massacres in Dr Congo, genocide, African leaders’ war crimes and crimes against humanity, Africa war criminals, Africa crimes against humanity, Africa Justice.

-The British relentless and long running battle to become the sole player and gain new grounds of influence in the francophone African Great Lakes Region has led to the expulsion of other traditional players from the region, or strained diplomatic relations between the countries of the region and their traditional friends. These new tensions are even encouraged by the British using a variety of political and economic manoeuvres.

-General Kagame has been echoing the British advice that Rwanda does not need any loan or aid from Rwandan traditional development partners, meaning that British aid is enough to solve all Rwandan problems.

-The British obsession for the English Language expansion has become a tyranny that has led to genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, dictatorial regimes, human rights violations, mass killings, destruction of families, communities and cultures, permanent refugees and displaced persons in the African Great Lakes region.


- Rwanda, a country that is run by a corrupt clique of minority-tutsi is governed with institutional discrmination, human rights violations, dictatorship, authoritarianism and autocracy, as everybody would expect.