The New York Times fixation with fiction

“Not long ago, Mr. Rusesabagina was the toast of America, feted by Oprah Winfrey, awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom” a recent New York Times (NYT) article that brought together four journalists to cover the story of a man who recorded himself declaring war on Rwanda only to...

Sunday, September 27, 2020, 7:57 AM

Opinion: Partisan views on Rwanda: Who is the real culprit?

In a letter published by The Guardian on September 16th, 2020, Martin Plaut - who presents himself as a senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London- accused Andrew Mitchell of expressing partisan views on Rwanda as the British MP argued that, if...

Sunday, September 20, 2020, 7:48 PM

People like Roger Boyes take Africans for fools

According to an ancient Chinese military treatise, the Art of war, “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles”. One thing is certain, Rwanda knows its strengths and weaknesses as well its enemies. However, most of its detractors...

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 11:28 AM

Opinion: Do bystanders to genocide need reminding that moderation is for Rwandans to define?

Among the things that have not changed since the last genocide of the 20th century claimed more than 1 million Tutsi lives is the way in which bystanders and accomplices to the crime have attempted, time and again, to not only rewrite history but also to impose the contours of acceptable speech in...

Monday, September 14, 2020, 9:22 AM

Mukwege and Co fear the truth more than they fear Kabarebe

“Afrique positive” published an article titled General Kabarebe’s claim on the UN Mapping Report, Rwandan refugees, and Dr. Mukwege. Its author, Masako Yonekawa, describes herself as a member of the Japanese NPO RITA-Congo, and claims “to counter-argue about Gen....

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 10:03 AM

Paranoia has Museveni seeing spies everywhere

Uganda’s media has been running a story about Rwandan spies. This time it is Ugandans of Rwandan origin or those with Rwandan spouses who are being labelled spies, according to a New Vision story titled “Senior Police, Army officials face death over espionage” which was...

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 8:41 PM

Ugandan diplomat’s reasons for Nkurunziza’s Ugandan passport inconsistent with actual practices

In an article published in yesterday’s Sunday Monitor, Adonia Ayebare, Uganda’s permanent representative to the UN among other things reveals how one time Kampala issued the deceased president of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, with a passport. During his life, the public very much was...

Monday, June 15, 2020, 6:03 AM

‘Rugari Rwa Gasabo’ by Mighty Popo is a journey back in history

I can almost hear the hissing of the woods as a natural mystic flows into the air surfing on the drive of a mystifying “Inanga” riff.  Soon, the drums enter the partition and I feel the Eternal Fire of Gihanga crackling through space and time. Gihanga…the legendary,...

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 3:27 PM

US Senate should know unrepentant Ingabire was in leadership of blacklisted terror group

Victoire Ingabire is manipulating the ignorance of an American pastor, Innocent Justine, a resident of North Carolina.  In his May 18, 2020 “Letter to the Senate Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy Expressing Concerns of Human Rights”, the misinformed pastor throws...

Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 9:26 PM

The Guardian feeds its readers with refugee porn

On 27 April, The Guardian, a UK paper, carried a sensational article by Sally Hayden titled, “Rwanda Police Chief accused of sexual assault of child refugee at UN Centre.” The article appeared a day before the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) released its findings on accusations...

Friday, May 1, 2020, 7:05 PM

Neil Edwards urgently needs a mentor and I volunteer for that thankless task

The American intern is back again looking for attention, probably bored by the Covid-19 confinement somewhere in Washington DC. Neil Edwards, an intern at the formerly prestigious Council on Foreign Relations, is also allowed some intern privileges to blog for John Campbell of the same institute...

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 8:34 AM

Uganda prefers the FDLR version of genocide, ignores UN resolution

Yesterday, Uganda’s minister of state for regional affairs, Philemon Mateke, commented on the firing of Olivier Nduhungirehe, Rwanda’s former minister of state for East African affairs. “I warned him! The problem with these young people is that they never listen to the elders....

Monday, April 13, 2020, 8:06 AM

What if Rwanda encouraged victims of Uganda’s torture to form a human rights association?

Before the Uganda-Rwanda crisis intensified Presidents Museveni and Kagame met on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa to talk about the increase in RNC activities in Uganda. Museveni claimed to know nothing about it but promised to look into the matter on his return to Kampala...

Sunday, March 8, 2020, 6:37 PM

Is Museveni serious on normalizing relations with Rwanda?

President Museveni is back to his usual game: Saying one thing to one group or individual, then turning around and saying another to another group or individual. After leaving the Gatuna quadripartite summit, Museveni addressed the people of Kabale town who had been primed beforehand for a...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 8:32 PM

In water-boy role, Peter Fabricius fabricates reality of Uganda-Rwanda crisis

Guilt is a rope that wears thin. President Museveni is using his guilt of being in bed with the Rwandan genocidaires of the FDLR, their RUD Urunana and MRCD-FLN breakaway dissidents, the terrorists of the RNC and his associated persecution of innocent Rwandans to manipulate and subdue the gullible...

Monday, March 2, 2020, 12:00 AM

Gatuna border closure: Museveni cites his meddling as origin of the problem

On his way from the Gatuna quadripartite summit last week, President Yoweri Museveni made several stops including in Kabale where he addressed small crowds. He told them the border closure was a result of an internal conflict within the RPF that had some of them flee from Rwanda. “The origin...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 7:45 PM

Museveni still lying about the root cause of the Uganda-Rwanda crisis

After the Gatuna Quadripartite Summit on Friday, February 21, President Museveni met with a thin crowd of Ugandan border residents who had been pressuring him all along to take the Angola MoU seriously so that the common border with Rwanda could be opened and their economy and livelihoods - which...

Monday, February 24, 2020, 1:12 AM

Uganda-Rwanda crisis far from over

The tone of stories coming from Uganda strongly suggests the current crisis involving the two countries is far from over. Since the beginning of the year, Uganda's mainstream media such as The New Vision, The Daily Monitor, The Independent have all persisted in a distortion campaign that make...

Monday, February 10, 2020, 12:16 AM

Uganda’s obsession with Gatuna border; entitlement at the root of crisis

Most Rwandans who have been following the Uganda-Rwanda crisis ask themselves why Ugandans appear to have zeroed in on the border so much to the exclusion of the concerns of Rwandans and to have numbed themselves to the suffering of our loved ones who remain incarcerated – and tortured...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:21 AM

Africa Intelligence distortions betray CMI and RNC links

On November 1, 2019, Africa Intelligence, a French online website ran a story titled “Belligerence of Kampala and Kigali backfires”. The story deliberately distorted facts and it is clearly visible it was written or edited by Uganda intelligence in collaboration with the Rwanda National...

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 11:25 PM

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