Gatete Nyiringabo Ruhumuliza

The New York Times’ apology of terrorism

‘Until lions learn how to write, the story of the hunt will always glorify the hunter’, an African saying goes. It is not uncommon for the West to manufacture a hero for Africans. When they do, they pick a simple mind, ‘an ordinary man’; teach him to speak English, French...

Saturday, September 26, 2020, 2:26 PM

The restless life and death of Kizito Mihigo and HRW in Rwanda

On August 17, 2020, Human Rights Watch (HRW) came out of self-imposed silence on Rwandan matters to publish a communiqué: ‘Rwanda: 6 Months On, No Justice for Kizito Mihigo’. In my next article as part of a series on denial of the genocide against Tutsi, I will come back to the...

Friday, August 21, 2020, 7:00 AM

Double genocide conspiracy in the DRC (Part II): made up report, made up victims

Many of the genocidaires managed to escape through the cracks of the ‘U’ and deeper into Zaire. The RPA pursued them, leading to what would later be known as the First Congo War. Many Congolese people like to speak of the Congo Mapping Report as proof of 5, 6 and at times 10 million...

Friday, August 14, 2020, 8:42 AM

Double genocide conspiracy in the DRC (Part One): When Mukwege meets Fayulu

Since the reception of a Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Denis Mukwege a Congolese gynecologist obstetrician, recognized for his work of treating women victims of sexual violence in the decades long armed conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the South Kivu based doctor wants to do politics in...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 9:47 PM

Presumption of innocence is fundamental but not absolute

I would like to weigh in on the Prosecutor General’s decision to freeze assets of suspects while being investigated for embezzlement, tax-evasion, misuse of public funds and other forms of fraud. The prosecutor further indicated that they will be going after unjustified assets owned by the...

Thursday, July 30, 2020, 12:10 PM

The designation “Genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi” has become “Jus Cogens” of international law

Kigali – On Monday 5:01pm, the United Nations adopted a resolution 74/273, recognising April 7 as the “International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda”. However, upon adoption by consensus of all 193 members of the UN General Assembly, including...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

Kabuga’s arrest: The impending judgement day!

If we have learned anything in the last twenty-six years after the genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi, is that impunity leads to denial, which in turn impedes reconciliation. There is an obvious ideological abyss separating young people who grew up in Rwanda under the politics of unity and...

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 2:43 PM

Families in high-risk zones were not expropriated but evacuated

In Palestine whenever a surgery goes well, the family congratulates the surgeon, if it doesn’t, they praise Allah. In Israel when a surgery goes well they praise God, if it doesn’t, the blame the surgeon. In Rwanda too, when a sinister occurs, people praise God, when government...

Friday, December 27, 2019, 12:58 AM

The African pilgrimage in Rwanda

This afternoon, Governor Jean-Marie Vianney Gatabazi of the Northern Province in Rwanda tweeted a picture of hundreds of Ugandans boarding home-bound buses after a pilgrimage to Kibeho, a Catholic holy site in South-Western Rwanda.  A previous tweet shows the same Ugandan...

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

Warped personal opinions vs 25 years of rebuilding Rwanda’s justice system

It is a mistake to think that declarations published in foreign media might somehow put pressure on the Rwandan government to exonerate crimes committed by Rwandan citizens.  These articles often define Rwanda as a country with no rule of law, accuse the president of interfering in judicial...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 12:18 AM

British lawmakers don’t make laws in Rwanda

Kigali — ON Monday, November 4, 2019, members of the British parliament wrote a letter to President Kagame, pleading for the release of former military officers Tom Byabagamba and Frank Rusagara. ‘Have they released Julian Assange whose incarceration a UN human rights group of...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

How Canadian journalists tricked a Rwandan girl to tell a spy story- at her own expense

Two days ago, a Canadian journalist, one Chantal Lavigne collaborated with a Genocide denier Judy Rever and a Belgian chief spy Guy Rapaille to frame a young Rwandan lady seeking asylum in Canada into telling a sensational story — at her own expense. Having gone to Canada for studies, the...

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 12:45 AM

Rwanda: Africa’s green experiment

Reading political economy at university in the last decade, one is undoubtedly thrust into a raging debate on green revolution, between developed and developing nations, with the former asking the later to pursue an environment friendly industrialization, and the latter retorting that it is simply...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 12:26 AM

AfCFTA: Sealing the cracks in the broken jar

Kigali – ‘Africa cannot just remain a story, about the huge potential that never materializes. Something has to give’ Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda and AU Chairperson (2018). On March 21, 2018, an Extraordinary Summit of the African Union (AU), was held in Kigali-Rwanda, for...

Friday, October 18, 2019, 8:04 AM

The unholy alliance between Ugandan mainstream media and RNC’s Itahuka

A volunteered ‘eye witness’ in the death of late Fred Rwigema was interviewed on ‘Radio Itahuka’ a US-based genocide denial mouthpiece, constructing a conspiracy theory on how the hero might have been killed. Soon after, New Vision, Uganda’s state-owned newspaper...

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 12:54 AM

'Rwigemists of the 25th hour!’

I saw the article on Late Fred Gisa Rwigema in Uganda’s New Vision, again…  The pettiness in the Ugandan polity is amazing, they instrumentalize Rwandan heroes to sinister political ends. Whenever they do something wrong to Rwanda, they glorify...

Friday, October 4, 2019, 4:30 PM

Request to extradite Rwandan citizens to South Africa: A legal opinion

The South African prosecution recently said in the media that they will issue extradition requests of two Rwandan nationals, Ismael Gafaranga and Alex Sugira in order to respond before courts to the allegations of the murder of Patrick Karegeya. This legal opinion canvasses four...

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

If the Rwandan government targets its dissidents, who is targeting its friends and allies?

In 1994 in the aftermath of the genocide against the Tutsi most Western media attention was focused on refugee camps in Goma, Zaïre, where killers, having exterminated Tutsi and burned the country had fled to.  Since western aid follows western media, most of it was focused on that region...

Monday, September 2, 2019, 1:27 AM

Media and their hidden objectives

I was caught up in other assignments when the polemics emerged on the appointment of the new mayor of the city of Kigali, Dr. Pudence Rubingisa. He had not spent 25 minutes at City Hall when the first torpedo from the media was lunched - rather below the belt. Call it baptism of fire! I...

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

Africa has made history: The AfCFTA is in full force!

Kigali –  ‘Africa cannot just remain a story, about huge potential that never materialises. Something has to give’ - Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda and Chair of African Union Reforms. Other than the creation of the organisation of African Unity and the decision to...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 8:22 AM

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