Monthly Archives: April 2011

Personal experiences tell the story best

Cynics in the old East African countries call them ‘lunatic resorts’. There is Kamenge ‘kwa Rojanti’ (Le Gentil) in Burundi, Mirembe in Tanzania, Mathare in Kenya, Butabika in Uganda and Ndera in Rwanda. All are psychiatric hospitals which, when mentioned … Continue reading

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“Remaking Rwanda” or “Wishing to deconstruct Rwanda”?

The inseparable pair of Scott Straus and Lars Waldorf is a pair in despair. Their very credibility as scholars (the first as Associate Professor and the latter as Senior Lecturer), is on the line. In a last-ditch effort, they’ve drawn … Continue reading

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Small homemade solutions for a united Rwanda

Father Ubaridi Rugirangoga, the Catholic parish priest of Nyamasheke in south-western Rwanda, is a man who believes that every human is necessarily possessed of inherent love for fellow humans. He was convinced of that after 1963, after 1973 and even … Continue reading

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Hail to the dignity of Rwandans, despite all!

Yesterday was 17th Genocide Commemoration Day in Rwanda, the day Rwandans begin a season of sorrow that lasts three months. For the 17th year, they are taking time to remember the culmination of the disembowelment of their family. The genocide … Continue reading

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Rusesabagina as guilty as the terrorists and fugitives he pleads for

In 1954 when Rupfure Thomas and Nyirampara Keziya were blessed with the birth of a bouncing baby boy in their remote Nkomero home of south-western Rwanda, in the wildest of their imaginations they had no inkling that this bundle of … Continue reading

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