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.

31 Jul 2014

[AfricaRealities] 3 African leaders cancel trip to U.S. over Ebola outbreak; Obama still plans summit

 

3 African leaders cancel trip to U.S. over Ebola outbreak; Obama still plans summit
 
The U.S. issued a travel warning Thursday for three African countries hit by an outbreak of deadly Ebola, but the White House said President Obama will go forward with a summit in Washington next week featuring African leaders.
The State Department issued the travel warning for Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, the three countries hit hardest by the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
But White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Mr. Obama has no plans "at this point" to alter or cancel the summit schedule, set for Monday through Wednesday. The White House is billing the conference as the largest gathering of African leaders ever in Washington, including some representatives from the nations where the contagion is spreading.
Mr. Earnest said the Centers for Disease Control has determined there is "no significant risk in the United States" from the Ebola outbreak.
The president of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, has canceled his trip to Washington due to the deadly Ebola outbreak in his country. He said in a statement online that he is canceling his planned trip to Washington as he declared a health emergency in his country. The leaders of Guinea and Liberia also reportedly are canceling their plans to attend the summit.
Mr. Koroma is implementing measures aimed at tackling the Ebola virus, including quarantines and a ban on most public meetings.
The Ebola outbreak has killed more than 729 people across West Africa and has infected two U.S. health care workers.
"Fellow citizens, this is a national fight, and it behooves all of us to stand together to promote the truth about this deadly disease," Mr. Koroma said. "Ebola is real, and we must stop its transmission."
Rep. Alan Grayson, Florida Democrat, has asked the Obama administration to restrict travel into the country from anyone who lives or has recently visited the three countries suffering from the breakout.
Mr. Grayson, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wants the State Department to ban citizens of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone from entering the U.S., including any travelers who have visited those countries in the past 90 days.
Among those officials invited to attend the summit are the leaders of Guinea and Liberia, which also are experiencing the Ebola outbreak.
Mr. Schultz said the White House is continuing to monitor the Ebola crisis closely. He said the Centers for Disease Control has said "this is not a risk to the U.S. at this time."
On Wednesday, the Peace Corps announced it was pulling all 340 volunteers from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia in response to the outbreak of the highly contagious disease, which kills up to 90 percent of those infected.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced that certain borders of the country will be closed until the contagion is under control.
A Liberian health official told CBS News the Ebola outbreak is now beyond the control of its government.
 

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[AfricaRealities] Fw: *DHR* OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA / by EUGENE DIOMI NDONGALA-English version

 



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OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA / by EUGENE DIOMI NDONGALA

par FreeDiomi le 31 juillet 2014

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OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

Kinshasa, 7/27/2014
Mr. Président,
                      I am writing to you in the name of freedom of speech, civil and political freedoms, as universal values flouted in Democratic Republic of Congo.
                      For this purpose, I want to submit to your attention the case of political prisoners languishing at this time in  "death houses", which are  the congolese prisons, because of their political opinions.
                       I would like to express my profound concern regarding the will of congolese government to amend the actual Constitution in order to extend the number of term of the outgoing president
                       With this in mind, I ask you to take immediate actions according to your last message to  United States Congress, concerning Congo Kinshasa, in order to protect the peace and right of political alternation as the fundamental element of a true democracy.
                     The last presidential and legislative election that occurred in Congo in November 2011, have been characterized by fraud and lack of credibility of the results published by the electoral commission.
                     That is why  it is legitimate to ask the following question regarding the legal capacity of a political majority based on a massive electoral fraud :
                            " Can the current political majority in DRC  claim  Legality, Legitimacy as well as  Opportunity to amend the actual Constitution?"
                            I believe that the current conjectural majority lack of Legality, Legitimacy and even Opportunity to amend the fundamental law in order to sustain in power.
                             It is necessary that a real national debate take place on the limits of power after questionable and contested elections as well as the necessity to respect the fundamental rights of Congolese citizens who continue to be victims of this unfair government.
                             A debate that your administration should support, in the respect of the resolution 2098/ 2013 of CSNU, to promote peace an democracy in DRC, those values that have a real importance for your administration.   You have shown it  in your last message to the Congress concerning DRC and his  subsequent Order.
                             It would be impossible to talk about democracy and human rights in Congo without mentioning the issue of political prisoners, a category of Congolese citizens to which I belong because of my claim of election transparency in DRC.
                            The tentative to obstruct my freedom of movement,   whereas I was an elected deputy of the city of Kinshasa in the ranks of the political opposition, my illegal invalidation as national deputy, the violation of all my rights in order to neutralize me through a parody of trial that were unfair and disrespectful of the rights of defence, all these persecutions have led to a rogue sentence that constitutes a violation of the obligations to which the DRC is subject under the international law.
                                Additionally, I am subject to physical and moral tortures and the will of my torturers to place my family in a situation of "civil death".
                               Unfortunately, the false accusations against me and my imprisonment are not isolated cases in Congo – Kinshasa.
                               Under the Kabila government, a large number of lawsuits have been brought against political opponents, defenders of human rights and intrusive investigation by the security services are systematically  ordered to identify sources and to track journalists who denounces sensitive information  concerning their country.
                                This obsessive tendency of the Kabila government to repress political opponents and its aversion to any public manifestation promoted by the opposition, is undemocratic and cannot continue at the present era, when Africa needs a free Congo.
                                In order to allow the emergence  of a New Congo in Central Africa region, a Congo that we want respectful of individual and collective freedoms and able to take advantage of its enormous economic potentialities, Congolese people need the rule of law in their country.
                                  I believe that the adoption of repressive measures against individual freedoms as well as the willingness to  detain  political opponents,  constitute a political strategy that is dangerous for instable Great Lakes equilibriums, violating the commitment signed in Addis Ababa Global Accord, to promote democratic process and reconciliation in DRC.
                                   You are certainly aware that necessary and urgent reforms of Justice, Army, and Security Services are deliberately forgotten by the kabila regime, which persists in its decadent inertia,  in order to conceal its reprehensible acts, bad governance, general corruption and abuse of human rights.
                                    Similarly, all those who denounce the indifference of the actual regime regarding real issues of Congolese citizen such as their extreme and widespread poverty, their lack of information,  are considered as enemies to destroy.
                                     I find it extremely worrying that the current Congolese government continues to use security emergencies to justify deaths of unarmed citizens who are scarified in the name of  repressive stability, as in December 30,  2013 and in July 22,  2014 at Kinshasa.
                                     The United States support human rights in order to establish good relations among states and among peoples.

 Consequently, I pray your administration to :

  •  Support the release of political prisoners unjustly detained because of false records assembled by the security services to keep them away from the political scene;
  •  Support the political Alternation in DRC;
  • Support the holding of a national debate about the resumption of democratic process in DRC;
  • Continue to protect human rights as well as civil and political freedoms of Congolese citizens, and this in the name of international conventions (the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the International Agreement on Civil and Political Rights).
  • Support the adoption by the American congress of sanctions against all those who conspire against democratic process in DRC and the inalienable right of Congolese citizens to vote   as well as to elect their leaders by free elections.
In my case, I am ready to pay –  and I am already paying –  the price to live one day in a free society.
Respectfully yours,
Eugène DIOMI NDONGALA,
Chairman of Christian Democratic Party ,
Political Prisoner.

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The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: The Case for Doing More in Congo

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: The Case for Doing More in Congo


Editor’s Note: The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit blog series is a collection of posts discussing efforts to strengthen ties between the United States and Africa ahead of the first continent-wide summit. On August 4, Brookings will host “The Game Has Changed: The New Landscape for Innovation and Business in Africa,” at which these themes and more will be explored by prominent experts. Click here to register for the event.
As leaders prepare to gather for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit next week in Washington, there is welcome news from the forgotten continent:  While there remains considerable turbulence and a more dispersed threat from Islamic extremists than ever before—from Nigeria to Mali, Libya to Somalia, and now even Kenya—overall security trends on the continent are in fact favorable. Mortality rates from all kinds of warfare have been approximately cut in half in recent years. The African Union is playing a more constructive and unified role in addressing regional and intra-state conflicts than was previously the case. Flashy terrorist attacks are more frequent than before, but, at least at present, the old-fashioned and highly brutal civil wars are fewer in number and more restrained in intensity than at almost any time in Africa’s roughly half century of independence.
The United States and like-minded states should build on this positive momentum with two new initiatives at the summit.  One is a proposal to send a brigade of American combat forces to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in support of the U.N. peacekeeping mission there and to reinforce the progress that the DRC has begun to experience over the last couple of years, in terms of disarming and concluding peace agreements between the government and the various rebel groups.  That progress is very fragile and far from adequate for the well-being of the nation’s people or the prospects for future stability within the DRC.  But it is real, and hopeful, and provides a rare opportunity for the United States to support and strengthen local solutions to the conflict. The United States should focus its security agenda in Africa foremost on the DRC because, while the entire continent deserves attention, the country is one of the continent’s two or three “pivotal states” given its size and location—and also the place where the prospects for near-term progress appear most real. Second, the United States and partner nations should seek to rescue an earlier victory in Libya from the current jaws of defeat, mayhem and anarchy with a much more robust train-and-equip effort to get Libyan security forces on their feet so they may establish control over the various militias and criminal gangs.
There would be much resistance in America to any such ideas, of course, underpinned by the nation’s war fatigue in general, and its desire to do less abroad. With the broader Middle East in such turmoil, the moment may seem strange for a big proposal on a greater military role in Africa. And, of course, as I mentioned in a piece earlier this year, “America’s military role and experiences in Africa have been generally unhappy. The 1993 ‘Black Hawk Down’ tragedy in Somalia was the most notorious case and contributed to President Clinton’s decision to stay out of Rwanda’s genocide in 1994, with much regret.”
While insecurity remains a major challenge for the continent, still, there is an opportunity to support the momentum of a growing number of countries that are moving toward peace. And there is a significant group of international actors helping to consolidate this peace. Beyond the French role in Cote d'Ivoire, Mali and the Central African Republic, African states are stepping up to the plate, as the efforts by Ugandan and Kenyan forces in Somalia demonstrate. China has also increased its direct involvement in African security affairs, dispatching combat troops to Mali, engaging in mediation in South Sudan, carrying out naval escort missions in the Gulf of Aden, and contributing financially and militarily to the African Union, as noted by my colleague Yun Sun. Additionally, Japan has provided 400 self-defense forces personnel as part of the U.N. mission in South Sudan.
The United States has already deployed a small contingent to help Uganda pursue the Lord’s Resistance Army while maintaining special operations forces in Djibouti to pursue al-Qaida. It is also trying to help Nigeria in a targeted way with the rescue of the missing schoolgirls, kidnapped by the Boko Haram extremist movement.
Most recent U.S. efforts have worked through Africa Command to build capacity in African states through programs such as the Global Peace Operations Initiative and the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership.  These efforts, aimed at helping to set up an architecture that allows well-equipped African-led troops to be deployed rapidly are worthy, if generally small-scale, and should continue.
But there is a case for doing even more, and it is strongest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Libya. In the DRC, despite the creation of a rapid reaction brigade in recent months to strengthen the U.N. presence and take on militias such as the M23 group, Congolese forces remain weak. In addition, health care, education and other national institutions remain dysfunctional or simply absent in the country’s east. The general absence of the state will continue to compromise the quality of life and very survivability of vulnerable groups such as the young, women having children, the elderly and the sick. The best path towards a more hopeful future is a systematic effort by the United States and other outside powers to strengthen and reform Congolese security forces. Given the enormous distances and logistical challenges involved, this requires more than a few dozen trainers in traditional missions, but a deployed force on the ground such as an advise-and-assist brigade or Security Force Assistance Brigade to complement the nearly 20,000 U.N. forces, mostly from other African states, now in place.
In Libya, the real strategic loss has been a missed opportunity to help strengthen and stabilize the new Libyan government. The new proposed mission need not be large or costly. But the minimalist approach that the international community has followed to date has left the country worse off than it was under Moammar Gadhafi. Militias roam the streets; oil production and national GDP are way down; and institutions, including those providing education and health care, are barely functional. As part of a larger international effort, several hundred American troops in a training role could make a major difference. In so doing, they could also help reduce the spillover risks posed by renegade and extremist groups to neighboring countries like Mali, Tunisia and Algeria.
There are, of course, risks from any such increased American role in African conflict zones. But this country’s general casualty aversion is not what it was in 1993, when tragedy in Somalia led to the rapid end of a U.S. military role there. Going forward, the political stakes in such a mission would appear to be less—as, admittedly, would the political reward for any successes that U.S. forces helped achieve. In a broader historic sense, helping transform Africa from a zone of conflict to a zone of hope could prove a durable and notable accomplishment.


[AfricaRealities] Fw: Institutional racism in the UK banking sector

 


It is all about discrimination on grounds of race. Institutional racism in the UK is everywhere.It is part of British culture.

HSBC closes some Muslim groups' accounts


HSBC bank has written to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations in the UK to tell them that their accounts will be closed.
The reason given in some cases was that to continue providing services would be outside the bank's "risk appetite".
The wife and teenage children of a man who runs a London based Islamic think tank have also been contacted.
HSBC said decisions to close accounts were "absolutely not based on race or religion".
"We do not discuss relationships we may or may not have with a customer, nor confirm whether an individual or business is, or has been a customer.
"Discrimination against customers on grounds of race or religion is immoral, unacceptable and illegal, and HSBC has comprehensive rules and policies in place to ensure race or religion are never factors in banking decisions."
The bank said it was "applying a programme of strategic assessments to all of its businesses" after a $1.9bn fine in 2012 over poor money-laundering controls.
"As a result of these ongoing reviews, we have exited relationships with business and personal customers in over 70 countries.
"The services we provide to charities are no exception to this global review," the bank added.
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They have put us now in a very, very difficult situation - this is the only account we have"
Mohammed Kozbar
Finsbury Park Mosque in north London was written to by HSBC on 22 July.
The only reason given for the intention to close its account was that "the provision of banking services… now falls outside of our risk appetite".
In the letter, the bank notifies the treasurer of the mosque that it will close the account on 22 September.
Khalid Oumar, one of the trustees of the mosque, questioned the motives behind the letters.
"The letters that have been sent and the letters that we received do not give any reason why the accounts were closed in the first place," he said.
"That has led us to believe that the only reason this has happened is because of an Islamophobic campaign targeting Muslim charities in the UK."
'Astonishing'
The mosque's chairman Mohammed Kozbar told the BBC: "The bank didn't even contact us beforehand. Didn't give us a chance even to address [their] concerns.
"For us it is astonishing - we are a charity operating in the UK, all our operations are here in the UK and we don't transfer any money out of the UK. All our operations are funded from funds within the UK."
Until 2005, the mosque was run by Abu Hamza, who in May this year was convicted of terrorism offences in the United States.
"The positive work we have done since taking over over from Abu Hamza to change the image of the mosque, there is nothing really that can explain [HSBC's decision]," says Mr Kozbar.
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It is unsettling. I am not used to being addressed in those terms. It's like I have done something wrong"
Anas Al Tikriti
"They have put us now in a very, very difficult situation - this is the only account we have."
Mr Kozbar says HSBC's decision could have negative repercussions for the bank.
"We are sure that our community will be frustrated, and might consider closing their accounts themselves with HSBC if the bank doesn't reopen our account, or at least give us an explanation."
Jeremy Corbyn, the local MP for Finsbury Park, says he has worked with the mosque ever since it was built.
"Over the past 10 years, it has developed into a superb example of a community mosque supporting local people and providing facilities for all faiths if they need it.
"I am shocked and appalled at the decision of HSBC."
'Unsettling'

Anas Al Tikriti was born in Baghdad but has lived in the UK for several decades. His family has also received letters. He runs the Cordoba Foundation, a think tank on Islamic issues set up in 2005 in order to address, he says, the relationship between Europe and the Middle East.
He, his wife and his sons aged 16 and 12 all received separate letters this week from HSBC informing them that their accounts would be closed in September. This time, no reason was given.
Mr Al Tikriti says he has banked with HSBC since the 1980s and has rarely been overdrawn.
"It is unsettling. I am not used to being addressed in those terms. It's like I have done something wrong. The involvement of my family disturbs me. Why the entire family?"
"I can only speculate - and I wish someone from the bank could explain [why the accounts were closed]. The organisations are mainly charities and the link is that many of them if not all of them are vocal on the issue of Palestine."
"It would be a great shame if that was true. As I'm left to speculate, that's the only reason I can come to."
His think tank, the Cordoba Foundation, which also banks with HSBC, was also told that its account will close, with an almost identical letter to that sent to the Finsbury Park Mosque, and dated the same day.
'Alternative arrangements'
Ummah Welfare trust, based in Bolton, has distributed £70m to projects in 20 countries. It has had a presence in Gaza for 10 years.
In a letter, also dated 22 July, HSBC gave Ummah the same reason for closing its account that it had given to the Finsbury Park Mosque - that "provision of banking services now falls outside our risk appetite".
It then gave the charity two months' notice of its decision to close the trust's accounts.
"You will need to make alternative banking arrangements, as we are not prepared to open another account for you," the letter continues.
Mohammed Ahmad, who runs Ummah, says it is a dream customer for a bank and always in credit.
He asked HSBC in a meeting why the accounts were closing, but says the bank's representative gave them no answer.
Mr Ahmad says that they "have always tried to work within a legal framework and accommodate banks, if, for example, there was an issue with sanctions".
Mr Ahmad says he thinks HSBC has made its decision because of its work in Gaza, where he says Ummah provides "ambulances, food aid, medical aid, and grants."
"We make sure we go out of the way to work with organisations that are non-partisan. What we do now is we do a check on Thomson Reuters and make sure that there is no link whatsoever with blacklisted organisations. We don't want to damage our relief efforts. We have tried our best to be non-partisan as much as possible."
A government official the BBC spoke to said they did not believe this was the result of government action but reflected a decision the bank had taken itself based on its own risk analysis.
In December 2012, HSBC had to pay US authorities $1.9bn (£1.2bn) in a settlement over money laundering, the largest paid in such a case. It was alleged to have helped launder money belonging to drug cartels and states under US sanctions.
In August last year, it was reported that HSBC asked more than 40 embassies, consulates and High Commissions in the UK to close their accounts. At the time, the bank said "HSBC has been applying a rolling programme of "five filter" assessments to all its businesses since May 2011, and our services for embassies are no exception."
The Charities Commission has confirmed that it is not investigating any of the organisations involved and says that if the charities don't have a relationship with a bank it could harm public trust in their work.
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US-Africa Summit: Join Us for a Peaceful Demonstration

 

US-Africa Summit: Join Us for a Peaceful Demonstration

You are invited to a Peaceful Demonstration to advocate for Good Governance and Human Rights in Africa
 
When:   Wednesday, August 6th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where:   Bernardo de Galvez Statue, Memorial near the State Dept in Washington, D.C. 
    
(Location: Virginia Ave & 22nd St NW, straight east of Kennedy Center)
Metro: Foggy Bottom Station on the Blue and Orange Lines (
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Leaders from Africa will gather in DC for the US-Africa Summit on August 4-6, 2014. We, the civil society, the African Diaspora, the friends of Africa and human rights advocates want to press for democratic reforms, the strict respect of constitutional term limits and human rights across Africa. 
Conctact:  bazemo@afjn.org or call 202-817-3670
Looking forward to seeing you there.
AFJN team

Event Location

Bernardo de Galvez Statue, Memorial near the State Department
Close to Virginia Ave & 22nd St NW, straight east of Kennedy Center
Washington , DC  20520

Directions

Metro: Foggy Bottom Station on the Blue and Orange Lines


30 Jul 2014

USAmerican Government Surveillance - Threatens Journalism, Law and Thus Democracy: Report

USAmerican Government Surveillance -
Threatens Journalism, Law and Thus Democracy: Report
Interviews with dozens of leading journalists and attorneys found that U.S. government overreach is eroding critically important freedoms
The impunity with which the American government spies on journalists and attorneys is undermining the American people's ability to hold their leaders accountable, thus threatening the core of our democracy, charged a joint report published Monday by two leading rights organizations.

The report—With Liberty to Monitor All: How Large-Scale US Surveillance is Harming Journalism, Law, and American Democracy, published by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch—draws from extensive interviews with dozens of top journalists, lawyers and senior government officials. What the authors found is that recent revelations of widespread government surveillance have forced many professionals to alter or abandon work related to "matters of great public concern."

According to the report, "Surveillance has magnified existing concerns among journalists and their sources over the administration’s crackdown on leaks." With increasing prosecution of whistleblowers, restrictions on communication between intelligence officials and the media, and snitch programs for federal workers, journalists say that their sources have become "increasingly scared to talk about anything."

"It's a terrible time to be covering government," NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten told the report authors.

Further, journalists are forced to employ elaborate means of communicating with their sources, such as encryption and "burner" phones, which hampers their work.

The report argues that these increasing impediments have resulted in "less information reaching the public," thus having a "direct effect on the public’s ability to obtain important information about government activities, and on the ability of the media to serve as a check on government."

"Secrecy works against all of us," said Dana Priest, a reporter for the Washington Post. "What makes government better is our work exposing information. It's not just that it's harder for me to do my job, though it is. It [also] makes the country less safe."

Similarly, lawyers say that government surveillance has crippled their ability to maintain confidential correspondence with their clients, threatening the trust, free exchange of information, and potentially the security of those involved.

Jason Wright, a member of the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps who does work before the Guantanamo commissions, told the researchers that he and his colleagues are "fearful" that their communications with witnesses abroad are being monitored and consequently, attempts to build their case "might put people in harm's way."

The authors charge that this amounts to the "erosion of the right to counsel," which they say is a "pillar of procedural justice under human rights law and the US Constitution."

"The US holds itself out as a model of freedom and democracy, but its own surveillance programs are threatening the values it claims to represent," said report author Alex Sinha, Aryeh Neier Fellow at HRW and the ACLU. "The US should genuinely confront the fact that its massive surveillance programs are damaging many critically important rights."

Along with the report, the groups published this video highlighting their work.
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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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SUMMARY : THE TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE BRITISH BUDGET SUPPORT AND GEO-STRATEGIC AMBITIONS

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.

Paul Kagame' actvities as former rebel

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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.