Monthly Archives: June 2012

Independence Day is nigh; but so is Liberation Day

Day after tomorrow, Sunday 1st July, will remind us all of the Sunday fifty years ago when Rwanda got her independence – unfortunately! That’s why it should be a day for reflection, as a trusty voice has observed. That independence … Continue reading

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The gentle giants of this land we know not

Last 16th June was Kwita Izina day. Judging by the sizeable number of high-profile international figures regularly in attendance at this yearly event, there is no doubt that this Rwandan ceremony of naming baby gorillas has taken pride of place … Continue reading

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The blizzards of lies will never wash

June 15 2012 A story goes that two kids had a chat-up with President Kagame when one time he met with their family. After the chat, the boy, puzzled, turned to his younger sister and exclaimed: “But he does not … Continue reading

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While the DRC burns, the West plays roulette

It is really very sad to see how the whole misery visited on our troubled neighbour, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is being treated by the entire collection of Western organisations. Instead of focusing their effort on identifying … Continue reading

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False accusations: the price Rwanda pays for taking a stand

A lot has been said about the anger raised in this country by the UN’s latest accusation, as evidenced by friends’ comments in these pages, and I hate drawing from the same murky waters. But I find it irresistible as … Continue reading

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