Rwanda: A government with deep pockets and shallow morals

By: Jennifer Fierberg The US State Department made a strong statement today in regards to the ongoing reports of the arrests and disappearances of dozens of Rwandans over the last two months. The statement by Marie Harf, Deputy Department Spokesperson, and Office of the Spokesperson US State Department stated in part: “Rwandan authorities held individuals incommunicado for periods up to… Read More

Rwanda’s president accused in death of ex-spy chief Patrick Karegeya

PRETORIA, South Africa -- The death of a former Rwandan spy chief in South Africa has renewed opposition claims that Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, is orchestrating the killings of political dissidents – allegations denied by the Rwandan government. Patrick Karegeya, the 53-year-old former head of Rwanda's foreign intelligence service, was found dead on New Year’s Day on the bed in... Read More

How the Mighty have fallen…

A small country in the heart of Africa it is facing an uphill PR and financial battle. Over the last few weeks Rwanda has seen dramatic cuts in foreign aid that amounts to tens of millions of dollars. All of these actions seem to be sparked by the United Nations Group of Experts report that provided overwhelming evidences that Rwanda… Read More

What will President Kagame learn from the sentencing of former President Mubarak?

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW In this age of technology, email, instant messaging, Facebook and Twitter, information is available in an instant. Twitter has become an open forum for politics in nearly every country and for every reason. During the last few years, the world has witnessed some politicians engaging journalists and constituents in cyber disagreements almost as if they think… Read More