Journalist from Burundi
Rwanda is undergoing the kind of reconstruction process that is impressive. That is the impression that one gets upon arrival. There is order within the Rwandan society. Coming back to the UN Mapping report it appears to be the kind of report that has issues of authenticity. When one gets to hear what was said in the conference it appears to me that as someone coming from a neighbouring country, that the authors of this particular report were wrong on some of the major contents and assumptions in it. As a journalist we have to question the objectivity of such reports. I say so because the reality on the ground is completely different from what the report purports to represent.
Sawadogo Abdou Karim
A journalist from Burkina Faso
It is my very first time in Rwanda and I must say that I am impressed with the kind of reconstruction efforts that is on going. I have learnt so much about the UN Mapping Report on the DRC including hearing first hand views and opinions of Rwandans on this topic.
I think that there is some bias in this report from what we have learnt in this conference. I now have a different perspective regarding reports that touches on topics like this one. We have been questioning the timings of this report especially when one looks at the reconstruction efforts in Rwanda. The report seems to be part of attempts geared towards creating some damage to these reconstruction efforts.