President Paul Kagame last week won presidential elections by 95 percent of the vote. Such high performance was common in Sadam Husseinâ€™s Iraq and other dictatorships. Basing on this analogy, many observers have concluded his victory was a product of political repression. But such an approach ignores the internal political dynamics that drive Rwanda and thus strip it of its history, context and specificity. A serious discussion of Rwanda must be rooted in its internal dynamics.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
DO THE HUTU AND TUTSI OD RWANDA NURSE ACIENT HATRED
In the summer of 1995, former US president, Jimmy Carter, organised a conference on Rwanda in Tunis to â€œconvince the RPF to be more ethnically inclusive by appointing Hutu politicians to cabinetâ€. In attendance were the presidents of Rwandaâ€™s neighbours: Zaireâ€™s Mobutu Sese Seko, Ugandaâ€™s Yoweri Museveni and Tanzaniaâ€™s Ali Hassan Mwinyi. Rwandaâ€™s Pasteur Bizimungu was in attendance as well as former Tanzanian president, Julius Nyerere. During the coffee break, they sat down for an informal chat with Carter.
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Sunday, August 1, 2010
WHY MUSEVENI IS WRONG ON SOMALIA.
I read with particular keenness President Yoweri Museveniâ€™s article on July 25 where he defended Ugandan troop presence in Somalia. I use the words â€œparticular keennessâ€ because I highly respect Museveniâ€™s analysis of security issues. While his article is strong and persuasive, I was not convinced about intervention in Somalia.
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