“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”

By: Jennifer Fierberg Rwanda is often touted as a “financial success story” in many publications yet the smoke screen of propaganda quickly dissipates when the reality of facts and statistics confront the mirage. While there certainly are development successes in the country since the war in 1994 the cover up of the financial challenges are much deeper in number. In 2009,  an paper entitled “Rwanda Today: When Foreign Aid hurts More than it Helps,” was published by co-authors Dr. Emmanuel Hakizimana of the University of Quebec in Montreal and American…

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By: Emmanuel Hakizimana and Gallican Gasana The alarm clock has been brutal for many Rwandans this Monday, April 14, 2014: Rwandan police had announced the arrest of a young Rwandan renowned musician, Mr. Kizito Mihigo, a young journalist, Mr Cassian and Ntamuhanga a young demobilized Rwandan army (RDF), Paul Dukuzumuremyi. Beyond the fact that they are survivors of the 1994 genocide Tutsis who were arrested during the commemoration of the 20 th anniversary of the genocide, it is mainly the charges brought against them leaders who spread the excitement and stupor in…

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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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