Will Rwandans allow Kagame to Circumvent Democracy….again

ON RWANDA’S PRESIDENTIAL TERMS LIMIT IN THE 2003 RWANDAN CONSTITUTION AS AMENDED: There is no legal instrument or methods to circumvent the terms limit save for a coup which would suspend or abrogate the Rwandan Constitution in its entirety. A systematic move to drop presidential terms limit, to allow the incumbent to run for the same office after his two constitutional terms expires in 2017, is gaining momentum in Rwanda. Top Kagame regime officials are on a crusade to popularize their plan to drop term limit from the constitution. No…

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How to end Rwanda’s PR problem

The time has come for Kigali’s most powerful to make a loud and public cry for security for all Rwandans, even those who are critical of them. As the festive season comes to an end and Valentine’s flowers begin to wither, the year’s first heavy rains have fallen on Kigali. I’ve spent just enough time here to know that the rains say one thing to most Rwandans: April is coming. And along with April comes “kwibuka” (commemoration or remembrance time) when many leave Rwanda but many more stay and join…

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Rwanda: A State without a Statesman

In reaction to President Paul Kagame’s 9th National Dialogue (Umushyikirano) at the Parliament Buildings, Kimihurura Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa responded on his Facebook page to the controversial remarks made by President Kagame. Below is the entirety of his message and assessment of the speech given: By: Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa It was an annual event that has been erroneously baptized national dialogue. It is neither national nor even a dialogue. Paul Kagame and his RPF-a minority in a political and ethnic sense- use the occasion to harass Rwandans who are not in…

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