Matthew Ndirima

Museveni incited smugglers and can't undo it by a stunt

Last week, a statement from the office of the president of Uganda began circulating among social media groups, but was roundly dismissed as a hoax assoon as it appeared. The skepticism was generated by the vile and provocative language directed at Rwanda, as contained in the instructions the...

Monday, August 10, 2020, 9:33 PM

Leon Mugesera is sticking to his playbook never mind that it didn't work in Canada

Last week convicted genocide criminal, Leon Mugesera, was back in court this time appealing the life sentence he was handed in 2016. The basis of the appeal, he says, is on account that the judge who presided over the case distorted the content of his infamous 1992 speech in Kabaya, Gisenyi...

Monday, June 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

How money, petty politicking protected Félicien Kabuga from justice for 26 years

It’s not often that you hear of a criminal, anywhere, wanted by multiple jurisdictions with a $5 million bounty on his head, taking a casual morning walk in his neighbourhood. But that’s exactly what Rwandan native and genocide crimes fugitive Félicien  Kabuga did. His...

Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 11:43 PM

Kampala created the conflict with Rwanda and knows how to end it; don’t mislead Ugandans

As soon as it was announced that former Minister of State in the Rwanda Ministry for Foreign Affairs in charge of East African affairs, Olivier Nduhungirehe, had been removed from office, Uganda's Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) predictably sought to milk the story to create a...

Saturday, April 11, 2020, 10:01 PM

Museveni just couldn’t take down his long-time enforcer without smearing Rwanda

Rwandans and many others in this region are now used to the Uganda government familiar ruse that has sought to portray Rwanda as the bogeyman every time the Kampala regime has found itself in a mess of its own making. And, during presidential elections in that country, the regime has always...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 5:31 PM

Appointing an arsonist for a fire chief was Museveni’s stroke of genius

Uganda’s political and military luminaries have, for some time, been articulating bellicose rhetoric directed against Rwanda and it is becoming increasingly clear that the most prominent and powerful among them can’t wait to see President Yoweri Museveni shoot his guns across the border...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

Another innocent Rwandan in CMI custody turns up dead as Uganda’s security agency digs in its heels

Just when the people in Rwanda and in Uganda were beginning to sleep easy hoping that the dispute between the two countries was soon coming to an end, Uganda’s Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) throws a bomb in the peace process, that leaders of both countries, Presidents Paul Kagame...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

Releasing 9 innocent Rwandans is a good place to start but Museveni needs to go the whole hog

When news media reports emerged that the Uganda government had released nine innocent Rwandan nationals who had been incarcerated in a Ugandan military jail for periods ranging from two to three years without trial, government leaders in Rwanda welcomed the news, with cautious optimism....

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 5:30 PM

In adding the extra assignment to Mateke’s Day job Museveni knew he was getting value for his money

A closer look at the individual officials in the Uganda government, who have been tasked to work hand in glove with the terrorist groups working to destabilize Rwanda, brings to mind Lord Polonius’ famous line “Though this madness be, yet there is method in it,” in William...

Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 2:07 AM

As Uganda works to derail the Luanda Agreement in real time, turns out it’s a movie Rwandans have seen

Observers and experts of the Great Lakes regional political trends, as well as people of Rwanda, are beginning to feel a sense of déjà vu, as the Uganda government continues to violate the Luanda Agreement signed by Presidents Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni in Luanda, Angola in August...

Friday, November 29, 2019, 8:27 PM

When Uganda’s CMI and RNC hunting down of Rwandans evokes memories of 1994 Genocide

As news story headlines detailing illegal detention, torture and traumatization of innocent Rwandan nationals going about their businesses, including transiting passengers, atrocities which are perpetrated by Ugandan security agencies, largely the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI),...

Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda-Uganda crisis: What led to the 1999-2000 Kisangani fighting is a matter of public record

With the bellicose language coming from certain circles of the government establishment in Kampala, and a section of the Ugandan media, including Andrew Mwenda’s assertion that the Uganda army considers the 1999-2000 fighting in Kisangani between Rwandan and Ugandan troops “unfinished...

Friday, June 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

Museveni’s frustrated efforts to turn Rwanda into avassal state don’taugur well for regional stability

For the last quarter of the century, efforts by the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni to subjugate Rwanda and run it as his vassal state have been in plain sight for anyone who has bothered to look. However, the firm stand by the Government and the people of Rwanda against this modern-day...

Friday, May 31, 2019, 12:00 AM

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