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Zimbabwean born becomes first black to win Miss London

In May this year Zimbabwean born Vimbai Chapungu made history by winning the Miss London 2019 beauty pageant. She thus became the first black woman to hold the title. It gave Vimbai the chance to represent the city in the Miss England pageant this month. Vimbai is a student undergoing her masters degree at a top university in London. She… Read More

Rwanda: “Guilt Should Not Blind Us” to Rwanda Abuses, Says Expert

INTERVIEW By Julia Crawford The surprise June 20, 2015 arrest in London of Rwandan spy chief Karenzi Karake on a Spanish arrest warrant brought strong protest from the Rwandan government. Karake is currently free on bail, pending hearings in October on whether he should be extradited to Spain to face war crimes charges. Stephen W. Smith is professor of African… Read More

Who Is Afraid Of The Rwanda Regime?

By: David Himbara The building which houses the Rwandan High Commission in London belongs to president Paul Kagame. The Rwandan government rents it from him. This is one of the case studies of good governance that Rwanda should be praised for: centralisation of assets and revenues in one place. Contrary to what some would think, this is not a case… Read More

The Global African Investment Summit

Letter to the Global African Investment Summit The Global African Investment Summit Savoy Hotel –London, UK, 20-21 OctoberSeptember 28, 2014. Re: Protest Against Torture, Murder and Disappearance of Rwandans inside and outside the country We welcome your decision to host the Global African Investment Summit this October on 20-21 in London. While the Summit is an important step in building… Read More


Malmo, Sweden, 04/06/2012Ref: RPP-0001-CNK/J03-GN01-DRC/C-JKV/CD/12J03 Today is not a day for pointing fingers and trading accusations as to who is supporting who or who is fighting who in the DRC.  But it should be a day for consoling and showing our sympathy for the thousands of Congolese citizens who have been displaced and made homeless in their own country, and many... Read More