Monthly Archives: November 2013

Can Africans be allowed to dream?

It’s saddening to see the impassioned loathing with which our DR Congo brothers and sisters react to any Rwandan who expresses an opinion on their country. It seems there are some who think that Rwandans can actually harbour any hatred … Continue reading

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Can the Great Lakes Region dare hope for peace?

8th November 2013 Mr. Martin Kobler, head of the UN peace-keeping force in DR Congo, is reported to have sworn to turn his attention on other rebel groups, starting with the greatest remaining menace, FDLR, now that the Congolese army … Continue reading

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Cry, the beloved DR Congo

1st November 2013 Yesterday a number of psychologists were said to have found that people tend to tell lies more in the afternoon than in the morning. It’d be interesting if they also carried out their experiment on the international … Continue reading

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Together, Africans stand as the formidable lone ranger

25th October 2013 I was checking the facebook page of a Johnny-come-lately member of a group of critics of the Rwandan government when I saw this sketchy but interesting cartoon on President Paul Kagame. I looked up the page because … Continue reading

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Sankara lives on in his ideas

18th October 2913 The commemoration of Sankara’s death seems to have elicited little interest in Africa, if one is to go by how it hardly received any mention in the African media. As they rather too often do, Africans seem … Continue reading

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Who is in charge in DR Congo?

So, the peace deal between the D.R. Congo and M23 is as dead as dodo. And President Kabila is cheering, instead of grieving. The energy presidents of the regional countries have expended coaxing the two parties into sitting down with … Continue reading

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Can “The Singapore of Africa” be a reality?

Friday 27th April 2013 Rwandans who read Hon AbuBakr Ogle’s article in this daily of last Wednesday titled “Rwanda is well positioned to be ‘The Singapore of Africa’” must have felt good. Who wouldn’t, seeing one who acknowledges the efforts … Continue reading

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