Accusations of Plunder and even murder continue to dog Malawi Former President Joyce Banda Southern. Africa 

Accusations of Plunder and even murder continue to dog Malawi Former President Joyce Banda

Malawi Former and first Female President continue to live in exile where she has been unable to run away from accusations of First Cashgate Benefactor and lately accusations of arranging and sponsoring the Murder of Anti-Corruption Bureau official late Issa Njaunju. Advertisment Advertisment

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South African police fire teargas as university fees protests spread Southern. Africa 

South African police fire teargas as university fees protests spread

South African police fired teargas in clashes with students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday and arsonists torched a building at another campus overnight as protests over tuition fees spread. Advertisment The unrest erupted at a Johannesburg university three days ago after the government announced a rise of up to 8% in 2017 fees – well above the inflation rate. Advertisment

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Does the U.S. Support Destabilization in the DR Congo? Central Africa 

Does the U.S. Support Destabilization in the DR Congo?

One of the most profound and saddening statement I have read recently was made by Kambale Musuvuli, a Congolese activist and spokesperson for Friends of the Congo; he said, “Congo is a test for humanity. Future generations will ask why it took two decades to stop killing of Congolese reaching 6 million dead.” Advertisment Why indeed. The more one follows the developments in Central Africa the angrier one should become.  Weeks ago a subcommittee hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives was held with guest speakers including Assistant Secretary of…

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Rwandan Youth and political commitment Central Africa 

Rwandan Youth and political commitment

 On the 10th of November Alice Muhirwa, a young Rwandan lady, was awarded the annual prize of Jeunesse engagée (Committed Youth). This prize was given by the Canadian section of the International Network of Women for Democracy and Peace (RifDP) and is distributed to young people who, through their actions and commitment, have contributed greatly to peace and democracy. This year the theme was ‘let us be masters of our own destiny’ and it’s within the annual activity around commitment that Alice Muhirwa was chosen for the prize. Advertisment Alice…

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‘I would go down in flames if that is what is required’ – Ambassador Susan Rice Central Africa 

‘I would go down in flames if that is what is required’ – Ambassador Susan Rice

Susan Rice, the current U.S. Ambassador to the U.N has been the target of a media and twitter frenzy calling on her to take swift and concise action in Central Africa by im Advertisment posing sanctions on the Rwandan Government for backing M23 rebel group that is currently terrorizing Eastern Congo in both weaponry and military orders. Yet, she has remained silent. Much as she did in 1994 in President Bill Clinton’s administration. Rice was quoted making unsavory comments to the French Envoy to the UN about the DRC which…

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Rwanda: Tomorrow, political prisoner Ingabire will be sentenced Central Africa 

Rwanda: Tomorrow, political prisoner Ingabire will be sentenced

This time after several postponements, hesitations and international mood-sensing, Paul Kagame’s regime has finally decided to sentence the opposition leader, the 2012 Sakharov prize nominee, Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza. It’s tomorrow 30 October at 10:00 High court time. Sources confirm that a special cell in MPANGA central prison has been already prepared for her before this symbolical ruling by the High court. From different corners of the country, some RPF followers have been prepared for national radio and TV live and studio call-in congratulating messages to the regime for the…

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UNSC condemns M23, expressed deep concern by neighbors support of Mutineers Central Africa 

UNSC condemns M23, expressed deep concern by neighbors support of Mutineers

Security Council Presidential Statement on the situation in eastern DRC Advertisment 1. The Security Council expresses its deep concern regarding the deteriorating security and humanitarian crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) due to ongoing military and other destabilizing activities of the 23 March Movement (M23) as well as other armed groups. 2. The Security Council strongly condemns the M23 and all its attacks on the civilian population, United Nations peacekeepers and humanitarian actors, as well as its abuses of human rights, including summary executions, sexual and gender…

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Rwanda joins UN Security Council despite damning Congo report Central Africa 

Rwanda joins UN Security Council despite damning Congo report

Congolese ambassador declares ‘sad day for Africa’ as Rwanda joins council in spite of accusations it backs DRC rebellion Advertisment Rwanda’s election to the UN Security Council on Thursday was branded a major embarrassment in the wake of a UN report claiming that the country is fuelling a violent uprising in a neighbouring country. Rwanda was unopposed in its bid for a non-permanent African seat on the Security Council – previously held by South Africa. . Advertisment

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“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot” Central Africa 

“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot”

By: Jennifer Fierberg Advertisment Holding too much information and working closely with the government in Rwanda can be a lethal combination. This was evidenced again on Monday when the body of Theogene Turatsinze was found after having been missing since Friday night in Mozambique. Sources held report that he had been abducted by unknown assailants and was never seen alive again.  The cause of his death has been unofficially declared as drowning but the official cause of death is still being investigated. His hands were found bound behind his back…

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Rwandan military ‘tortured’ civilians Central Africa 

Rwandan military ‘tortured’ civilians

Kigali – Amnesty International on Monday accused Rwandan military intelligence services of engaging in torture, unlawful detention and enforced disappearances of civilians. Advertisment The human rights group said in a report members of a Rwandan military intelligence department, known as J2, had tortured civilians with electric shocks, beatings and sensory deprivation to force confessions. J2 also held civilians in military detention without charge or trial for months on end, Amnesty said. Rwanda’s Ministry of Justice said on Sunday that while some illegal detentions had taken place, these abuses were handled…

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“He is a killer. He is a dictator. He can’t stand any opposition.”:Lt Joel Mutabazi Central Africa 

“He is a killer. He is a dictator. He can’t stand any opposition.”:Lt Joel Mutabazi

 THE assassins came at night, when their target was alone, and knocked on his apartment door. They had been hunting him for weeks. Advertisment Joel Mutabazi, an Israeli-trained commando, had fled his own intelligence service after suffering 17 months of solitary confinement and torture and was about to divulge his government’s darkest secrets. But it wasn’t Mossad who were after him. Nor was it the KGB or China. The killers, he claims, were from one of Britain’s closest African allies. Mr Mutabazi, who served for 20 years as President Paul…

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Opposition still under attack In Rwanda Central Africa 

Opposition still under attack In Rwanda

By: Jennifer Fierberg Advertisment In the wise and profound words of Winston Churchill: “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police … yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home — all the more powerful because forbidden — terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.” ― Winston Churchill, Blood, Sweat and…

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There can be no impunity for those who violate human rights Central Africa 

There can be no impunity for those who violate human rights

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW Advertisment Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, told members of the press that Rwanda is expecting to be voted as the African representative at the 2012 United Nations Security Council election to be held on 18 October 2012 during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly, to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.   With the support of East African Community (EAC) and the African Union (AU), Rwanda has put its bid out for the 2013 -2014 rotating seat…

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On a sunny afternoon in Boston… Central Africa 

On a sunny afternoon in Boston…

  Advertisment Rwanda Day 2012 By: Jennifer Fierberg At the corner of Dartmouth and St. James in Boston, Massachusetts about one hundred people gathered for two separate but related reasons. On the one side were approximately a dozen supporters for President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and directly across the street just over one hundred people gathered to protest the arrival and hosting of His Excellency in this American city. About a dozen supporters from inside The Westin Copley came out with signs while singing and dancing in celebration of this…

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Rwandan politician Andrew Muganwa languishes in jail as trial stalls Central Africa 

Rwandan politician Andrew Muganwa languishes in jail as trial stalls

By : Nelson Gatsimbazi Advertisment It is more than five months since the leader of the unregistered Rwanda opposition political party NPDP-Ihumure was arrested and remanded at the Kimironko Prison in the capital Kigali charged with divisionism, organizing an illegal protest and obtaining money by false pretense. Court documents show that Muganwa’s trail has stalled because of his refusal to defend himself without a lawyer after his request to Advocates without borders failed to respond to his request for support. Critics allege these are charges the government of Rwanda regularly…

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Turkey And The PKK: Mutual Violence Is Not The Answer Middle East 

Turkey And The PKK: Mutual Violence Is Not The Answer

By :Dr. Alon Ben-Meir Turkey’s President Erdogan has claimed that military operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) will continue until “the very last rebel is killed.” What is puzzling about this statement is that after more than 30 years of violence that has claimed the lives of over 40,000 Turks and Kurds, Erdogan still believes he can solve the conflict through brutal force. However, he is fundamentally mistaken, as the Kurds’ long historical struggle is embedded in their psyche and provides the momentum for their quest for semi-autonomy that…

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Wedding Anniversary: A Happy Moment or A Curse? People 

Wedding Anniversary: A Happy Moment or A Curse?

BY: PRINCE BLESSISNGS BEZA Advertisment I patiently waited for my 6th July to clock. It seemed it was taking too long, but the memories of my wedding day were so afresh. While it is true that during a wedding, the wedding couple, AKA the TWO, hardly enjoy it after being exhausted with the preparations necessary for a day we all call BIG, its fortunate that all the toils and labors and expenses incurred in the course are soon forgotten, and all everyone sees is the happy Two dancing in hall,…

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Rwanda Not A Park, Its People Not Trees – says Kagame At Yale Central Africa 

Rwanda Not A Park, Its People Not Trees – says Kagame At Yale

By Patrick Bigabo Advertisment It is a pleasure for me to be at Yale, and I thank the MacMillan Centre for the invitation to speak with you today, and for the warm welcome. It is often said that it is the special privilege of friends to speak frankly and openly to each other and that’s what I hope for here today. Advertisment

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United Nations: Malawi President implores world body for better world trade policies Southern. Africa 

United Nations: Malawi President implores world body for better world trade policies

Advertisment Malawi President Arthur Peter Mutharika on Tuesday took world trade policymakers by the lapel when he lobbied for pro-growth policies that will lift poor nations out of economic stagnation. His remarks came when he presented before the United Nations General Assembly a speech titled “The Sustainable Development Goals: A Universal Push to Transform Our World” Advertisment

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DRC: Authorities must not fan the flames of unrest with violence Africa Central Africa 

DRC: Authorities must not fan the flames of unrest with violence

The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must show restraint in their handling of protests to ensure that they do not inflame tensions in the country, and conduct thorough, prompt, impartial and transparent investigations into killings and violence that took place at opposition rallies in Kinshasa yesterday, Amnesty International said today. Advertisment Advertisment

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Africa Tourism: Analyzing gender aspects of the tourism industry Travel Tips 

Africa Tourism: Analyzing gender aspects of the tourism industry

Tourism plays an important role in promoting sustainable development, as it integrates social, economic and environmental aspects that highly impact humanity. Therefore it would be indisputable to say that the gender perspective cannot be left out when discussing sustainable development; particularly because tourism is a major employing sector for both men and women. Then again, as it has been the case in many sectors, it is argued that the tourism industry is in one way or another bigoted against the female gender; especially in the area of women’s participation in…

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Pan-Africanism? Leaders 

Pan-Africanism?

The principle or advocacy of the political union of all the indigenous inhabitants of Africa. Advertisment Pan–Africanism Minkah Makalani – Rutgers University Pan-Africanism represents the complexities of black political and intellectual thought over two hundred years. What constitutes Pan-Africanism, what one might include in a Pan-African movement often changes according to whether the focus is on politics, ideology, organizations, or culture. Pan-Africanism actually reflects a range of political views. At a basic level, it is a belief that African peoples, both on the African continent and in the Diaspora, share…

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Rwanda’s Rampaging Rebel Force Central Africa 

Rwanda’s Rampaging Rebel Force

Published in:  International Herald Tribune Despite supporting a brutal rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda is about to take a seat on the U.N. Security Council. Advertisment Few countries dare challenge the Security Council the way Rwanda does; even fewer get away with it. Yet on Tuesday, despite backing an abusive rebel group that has attacked U.N. peacekeepers in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda will take a two-year seat on the council. At the famous horseshoe table, Rwanda will get to make life-and-death decisions on the future…

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