Monthly Archives: July 2013

With the Arab world in rubble, is the Great Lakes Region next?

26th July 2013 There is a campaign for “constructed confusion”. No other reason can explain why Human Rights Watch (HRW) could not hire a researcher (rather, proof-reader?) so as to avoid betraying the trust of its followers due to a … Continue reading

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With the DRC bleeding, can the UN dare claim legitimacy?

Reports coming out of eastern DRC are that its army, FARDC, and one out of a slew of rebel factions in the country, M23, are in the thick of a flare-up of fighting again, after a short lull. As is … Continue reading

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Rwanda can be tops in corruption-cleanliness

This year’s Transparency International corruption index report has been commented on and I need not belabour the point. However, in view of the great effort the government of Rwanda invests in fighting corruption, it is worth re-examination by all who … Continue reading

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Beware, the leaks of June are back!

July 4th 2013 These UN Groups of Experts remind me of my childhood in the Belgian Congo (DR Congo today) in the early 1960s. I remember how we used to react when, say, a Kabila – it’s a common name … Continue reading

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