PAUL KAGAME’S ENDLESS DIPLOMATIC GAMBLES

By: Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa The saga between Kagame and France continues. It is a familiar story that sometimes sounds like a children’s fairy tale. The latest is France recalling its Ambassador to Kigali, whom many have referred to as a French RPF cadre. But what is the reason behind this decision? Kagame does not want the new French nominee to the diplomatic post in Kigali because “she is too close to the French Foreign Minister”, Alain Juppe, whom Kagame considers “hostile to Rwanda’s interests!” Judging from the past rhythm of…

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Zimbabwe Expels Libyan Ambassador

Zimbabwe has given Libya’s ambassador to Harare 72 hours to leave the country. Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi said Tuesday the decision was made after the Libyan embassy declared its allegiance to Libya’s Transitional National Council. Last week during a protest, Ambassador Taher Elmagrahi and embassy staff members burned the flag used by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. They then raised the flag being used by the anti-Gadhafi TNC. Mumbengegwi told reporters Zimbabwe does not recognize the TNC as Libya’s legitimate government. African countries have split on whether to recognize the…

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