Africa Sports World 

Why sport can boost equality and peace

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth has outlined how sport can be harnessed to boost international development by “changing perceptions and altering attitudes”. Speaking at the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda, Patricia Scotland said the “wide appeal and reach” of sport can be used to “accelerate progress” in areas such as gender equality and political inclusivity. She said: “With the spirit of goodwill and through the respect and understanding which are signature characteristics of the Commonwealth Sport Movement, mutual encouragement flourishes across boundaries of regional and national affiliation…

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Africa Featured Mozambique Southern Africa World 

The Mozambique peace deal that is ‘here to stay’

On Thursday the much talked about peace deal between the government and the opposition in Mozambique was signed. The country’s President Filipe Nyusi and the leader of the main opposition party Renamo signed the deal which is said to be a permanent ceasefire agreement. It is meant to put an end to years of fighting that led to the death of over 1 million people. Feuding factions fought on opposing sides during a 16-year civil war until a ceasefire in 1992. But fighting has still be ongoing since 1992 requiring…

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South Sudan’s Warring Factions Sign Peace Deal

ENLARGE South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, left, exchanges documents with rebel leader Riek Machar, right, in Arusha, Tanzania, as Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete looks on. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES   KAMPALA Uganda—Warring factions in South Sudan have signed an agreement to reconcile the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement party, officials said on Thursday, in the latest effort to resolve the conflict that has ravaged the oil-rich nation for more than a year. Under the deal, signed in the northern Tanzanian city of Arusha, the parties agreed to “reunify and reconcile” the three…

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FDLR: Why President Kagame will not negotiate

By: Jennifer Fierberg The Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) remain a topic of much debate among those who research and spend time in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. There are a few schools of thought as to who this group is and what their motives are. The first school of thought is the ‘official narrative’ provided by the Government of Rwanda which states that the FDLR planned out and committed genocide in 1994, fled into the DRC to live in refugee camps in order to escape…

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Committee for unity, peace and reconciliation in Rwanda

  Press Release February 23, 2013 – In the previous century, the history of Rwanda has been characterized by divisions and destructive wars. Rwandans have clashed and killed each other’s brothers and sisters. The root of such evil has been the struggle for power, poor governance using terror, ethnic discrimination, regional discrimination, persecution, dictatorship, as well as lack of respect for human rights and taking Rwandan people hostage by successive governments. Rwandans in general have not been granted freedom and independence of thought in order to contribute to the betterment…

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Rwanda Peoples Party Calls for an end to the ongoing Grenade attacks in Rwanda

Gothenburg – Sweden, 31/03/12 Our Ref: RPP-KRN/30M/JK-1730/12/JVK/KRN-GA03 Ref:  KIGALI – GRENADES ATTACKS Today, another day another tragedy has blanketed our country as the people of Rwanda have continued to endure the most persistent brutality of killings and persecutions for over five decades. This has also been attributed to by the total incompetence and failures of all Rwanda governments that come and go including that of president Kagame and his RPF regime, to protect the lives and properties of Rwandan people. Just in a space of three months, there have been…

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Rwanda: Peaceful change is not dangerous

In an interview conducted with John V. Karuranga, President of the Rwanda Peoples Party, who lives in exile he expresses his current concerns for Rwanda and his vision of a peaceful and prosperous nation. JF: Did the interview you recently did with a local online news outlet in Rwanda reach the intended audience and what was the reaction? Yes, it reached the audience of the Rwandan government that we had been seeking all along. For example, the Rwandan Government recognized the existence of our party, the Rwanda Peoples Party, and…

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