Monthly Archives: August 2012

Rwanda’s war with blanketed bullies

Looking at the unending journeys Rwandan officials are making to and from a litany of cities, one wonders why they are so agitated. If they are not in Kinshasa or Goma, they are in Addis Ababa, Kampala or New York. … Continue reading

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Africa mourns a “visionary and gallant” son

In Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia has lost a great son and perhaps the greatest leader the country has had in a long time. And, equally, Africa has been robbed of a voice that commanded attention on the articulation of the African … Continue reading

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Only regional leaders can bring peace to D.R. Congo

Last Sunday (12.08.12), the journey of three Ugandan helicopters bound for Somalia was cut short when they crashed high up in Mount Kenya. Seven crew members have been confirmed dead (May their souls rest in peace). Even so, the quick … Continue reading

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Who will exorcise the D.R. Congo’s stone curse?

Today, the area around Rutshuru, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is under the glare of scrutiny. This has not always been the case. From the time of independence in 1960, all regions of DRC have been in the grip … Continue reading

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Is mocking international justice this expensive?

Panic buttons have been hit over Rwanda and the sirens are blaring. Everybody would be well advised to ignore the noises but for the damage they are inflicting. Hapless Congolese are being evicted from their homes in their hundreds of … Continue reading

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