When the Victors Tell the Story: The UN’s Victims in Rwanda, By: Captain Amadou Deme

A book review By: Jennifer Fierberg “History isn’t all fact–it’s just the story the victors tell to keep themselves in power. And it’s been a slow revision. The more time passes, the easier it becomes to reinvent the past.” There is no lack of books written about Rwanda and specifically about the war that was started in 1990 by the Rwandan Patriotic Front led by now President Paul Kagame. Many books claim to hold the truth of this war, other seek to disprove truths that others find.  Unfortunately, none of…

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Norway’s Supreme Court Upholds Extradition Of Rwanda Genocide Suspect

Norway’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday in Oslo, that a 42-year-old, Eugene Nkuranyabahizi should be extradited to Rwanda to stand trial over alleged involvement in the 1994 genocide in the Central African country. Nkuranyabahizi, a former school teacher, was accused of taking part in massacres that killed about 7,500 people. The four judges were unanimous in their ruling, which upheld two lower court decisions that there were sufficient grounds for Nkuranyabahizi’s extradition. They said as part of the case, the courts heard testimony from witnesses compiled by Norwegian police investigators who visited…

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Alex Obote-Odora’s Dishonest Response to Peterson and Herman on the ICTR and BBC

Alex Obote-Odora’s dishonest response to us on the ICTR and BBC Edward S. Herman and David Peterson It is widely recognized by independent analysts and observers of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) that it is a creature largely of the United States and Britain, established in late 1994 to support the Rwandan dictatorship of Paul Kagame’s Tutsi-led Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), and that it has imposed a system of “victor’s justice” that is the epitome of injustice. This is displayed most prominently by the ICTR’s exclusive focus on…

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Tanzania: We won’t be ready to join any combined attack against the rebels because not all people in eastern DR Congo are FDLR rebels

“As a country (Tanzania) we won’t be ready to join any combined attack against the rebels because not all people in eastern DR Congo are FDLR rebels,” Bernard Membe, Tanzania’s Minister for Foreign Affairs told the media in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania, hence rejecting, for some observers, the urgency of conducting military operations against Rwandan rebels and refugees based in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) . The declaration by the Tanzanian Foreign Affairs Minister comes after the Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete gave a cautious support on efforts to free Eastern…

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HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF AS THE UNITED NATIONS DECLARES WAR AND ABANDONS RWANDANS AGAIN

Today, 8 January 2015, is another landmark date in the continuing tragic story of Rwanda and the Great Lakes region. The President of the UN Security Council has just issued a statement declaring war against the FDRL. This comes after U.S Special Envoy to the Great Lakes, Russ Feingold, sounded the trumpet call on 30 December 2014. The coercive will of the United States Government was reflected immediately in the statement of all international special envoys to the Great Lakes ( UN, EU, AU, US, Belgium) on Jan 2, 2015.…

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Kagame started the genocide in Rwanda, then Congo

In protest of Rwanda Day, Atlanta, Georgia, Sept. 20, 2014 Click to enlarge To the City of Atlanta, former Mayor Andrew Young and Bernice King: Individuals and organizations listed below have come to know that the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, is organizing what he calls Rwanda Day, a meeting with the Rwandan Diaspora and the American public in the city of Atlanta. We, the Congolese and Rwandan Diaspora, indigenous of the Congo and Rwanda, together with friends of these two countries, denounce and strongly condemn the fact that the…

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KAGAME’S IMPERSONATION AND PARANOIA: THE DEADLY COMBINATION

Authored by Eng Emmanuel Ngarambe Rwanda is thousands of years old. Kings have ruled and left. Presidents have faked democracy and undemocratically left. Rwanda has remained. Rwanda will remain. Unlike us Rwandans, Rwanda is everlasting. Our ancestors lived in Rwanda and died. Like you and me, Kagame will die one day. Rwanda will never die. Rwanda will always be there for our descendants to call home. This is how important Rwanda is. Unfortunately, today’s Rwanda seems to have been overshadowed by President Kagame. He has been made to believe that…

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Is Peace in Rwanda and in The Great Regions of Africa Achievable?

By: Nziyyumvira Bosco Since The Rwandan Patriot Front (RPF) invasion on October 01, 1990, as well as during period post invasion, RPF has had a reputation of undermining any chance of a peaceful resolution and has instead waged terror, arbitration, kidnapping and killing of politicians and other everyday Rwandans who dared ask questions. Recently on June 05, 2014 in NYABIHU in western region (Gisenyi), General and President Paul Kagame made it clear that he is going to shoot perceived enemies in broad daylight. Going back prior to 1994, the then…

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The Death of a Hero, Captain Mbaye Diagne

Submitted by: Jennifer Fierberg Amadou Deme, Former Captain and Military Intelligence Officer of UNAMIR Force under Commander General Romeo Dallaire in Rwanda1994 before and during the genocide wrote a moving tribute to his friend and colleague, Captain Mbaye Diagne. Captain Diagne is remembered as a hero during the Rwanda Genocide in 1994 for his selfless act in order to save hundreds of Tutsi who would certainly have met certain death. By: Amadou Deme In Memoriam Our late Brother in Arms Capt. Mbaye Diagne In the course of this book “When…

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Rwanda: The Victims Who Weren’t Commemorated

By Andy Piascik.   A solemn ceremony was held in Rwanda last month to mark the 20thanniversary of the mass killings in that country in 1994. Corporate media from the United States and the rest of the world covered the event in some depth, underscoring the horrible deaths of hundreds of thousands killed by the state and Hutu civilians. Dignitaries and politicians from around the world, including several from the United States, attended a commemorative event that included an emotional reenactment of the bloodletting.   Entirely uncommented on was the sickening…

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