Fred Nkusi

CAR: How sexual misconduct of UN peacekeepers contravened its mandate

On August 12, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon dismissed the UN Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), General Babacar Gaye, for multiple allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeepers under him. It came following...

Monday, August 17, 2015, 12:00 AM

Will Paris conference on climate change come to fruition?

In December 2015, governments across the globe will gather for one of the biggest events intended to adopt a new universal agreement on climate change that will be applicable to all parties in addressing global annual emissions of greenhouse gases by 2020. During the two week 20th Conference...

Monday, August 10, 2015, 12:00 AM

ITV's Kambanda interview: There are restrictions to freedom of expression

A couple of weeks ago, former Rwandan prime minister Jean Kambanda was featured in an interview with the UK-based ITV News in which he claimed innocence despite his conviction by the ICTR for genocide and crimes against humanity that occurred in Rwanda in 1994.  Kambanda’s conviction...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 12:00 AM

Green Party's term limits case: The glaring loopholes in the 'amicus curiae' brief

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Rwanda flatly spurned a submission by the Centre for Human Rights represented by Kevin Gatete to act as a ‘friend of the court’ (known as amicus curiae) in support of an earlier petition filed by the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda against the...

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12:00 AM

Is recognition of Genocide in the eye of the beholder?

On Wednesday July 8, 2015, Russia vetoed a draft United Nations Security Council resolution that would have formally recognized the Srebrenica massacre as genocide. The resolution was commemorating 20 years of the Srebrenica genocide, which was proposed by the UK and provoked a firestorm of...

Monday, July 27, 2015, 12:00 AM

Amendment of constitution is not an international taboo

Multitudes of Rwandans across the country have intensified calls for the amendment of the Constitution to remove the presidential term limits set out in Article 101 of the Constitution to give them a chance to re-elect President Paul Kagame into office beyond 2017. The clause provides two term...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 12:00 AM

Arrest of Karenzi Karake: How the UK violated his immunity

On Saturday June 20, 2015, Rwanda’s Head of the National Intelligence and Security Services, Lt. Gen Karenzi Karake, was arrested in London while on official visit by the UK on a European arrest warrant following a request issued by a Spanish judge. The Chief of Intelligence and 39 other...

Monday, July 13, 2015, 12:00 AM

Let’s embrace each other

Editor,It’s surprising to learn that about 2,100 Congolese government soldiers and 700 policemen surrendered to the rebel group M23, as the rebel offensive approached Sake about 30 kilometres south of Goma. I think, the rebels should welcome these soldiers with open hands and they should...

Saturday, November 24, 2012, 12:00 AM

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