Archive for the ‘state terrorism’ Category

Claudien Mushabe’s Question at Umwiherero

March 30, 2018

At the end of the 2018 Umwiherero w’abayobozi b’inzego z’ibanze or Local Government Retreat,  Claudien Mushabe started asking a question about land grabbing in eastern Rwanda. Paul Kagame’s reaction to this was spectacular. He interrupted Mushabe, told the Minister of Justice that he “doesn’t want to hear this issue again”. He then went on to say that this isn’t an issue to be handled in a court of law. One can’t help but wonder where else Kagame want this issue to be handled, if not in a court of law.

During the 1990-94 war, the RPF killed and displaced Hutu peasants in the former Byumba prefecture (today’s Eastern region) by the hundreds of thousands and when the war was over, some Tutsi returnees considered the place to be their own property, claiming it used to belong to their forefathers back in the 50ies. Could the reason behind Kagame’s nervous and threatening reaction be that he doesn’t want questions raised about crimes he himself took part in?

Hutus who survived RPF pogroms in that region didn’t dare say anything and became landless paupers.

Today in Rwanda Tutsi people routinely grab their Hutu neighbor’s land and get away with it. The justice system doesn’t work, as court orders are constantly bypassed or ignored by powerful, well-connected Tutsi.

Here is the video. Mushabe raises the issue at 1:53:17

 

 

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Another Rwandan Opposition Member Murdered

May 13, 2017

RWANDA : ASSASSINATION MR. DAMASCÈNE HABARUGIRA, MEMBER OF THE FDU-INKINGI

Read the story from the FDU Inkingi website

Rwandan Jails Burning Again

April 3, 2017

The prison of Kimironko caught fire last week, reportedly on the 31st of March. Witnesses say they heard a lot of gunshots being fired, but the government was quick to dismiss such reports as unfounded rumors.

That was before an amateur video came out in which you can distinctly hear shots being fired.

Today it seems inmates started throwing stones at the jail’s manager’s office and it was raining stones in the streets near the jail walls.

The police had to intervene.

Under Paul Kagame’s regime, Rwandan prisons have been known to catch fire spontaneously, sometimes several jails being affected in the same period. In one case a mass grave was “found” by the authorities after such a fire had devastated a prison in Northen Rwanda. Around 5000 bodies. The government declared those were “victims of the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi.” In the same period thousands of people in the same region had gone missing, and Kagame’s government said they had probably left the country to seek employment or business opportunities overseas.

 

See the report in Kinyarwanda

Paul Kagame on How Lies Have a Shelf Life.

March 16, 2017

I can’t believe I’m quoting Paul Kagame today. At the closing of the 14th Umwiherero retreat he really did spill the beans.

“There are things you lie about and people believe you…but there are matters you can’t fool people about”. “Poverty…you may say that you have eradicated poverty all you want, but as soon as we open the door we find poverty at our very doorstep”…

“You can’t hide that.”

“Power distribution, building industries…there is no power. “Sorry we can’t serve you a cold drink because of power shortage…”

“Building hospitals…how can you accept funds to build a hospital and when the donors come to visit, they find and empty building with no doctors instead of a functioning hospital?”

 

Watch the whole speech on YouTube.

Genocide of the Acholi by Museveni

January 13, 2017

Olara Otunnu speaks about the atrocities committed by Museveni against the Acholi population in northern Uganda.
Here is the video

Corneille speaks at last.

October 26, 2016

Corneille Nyungura, the famous Rwandan-Canadian singer recently published a book in which he describes how Paul Kagame’s men murdered Corneille’s family. An article by Bernard Desgagné (in french). Here is the article .

 

How President Kagame Sacrified Women During the 1990-1994 War

March 19, 2016

Here is an interesting testimony from a female former RPF combatant on how that organization has been and still is treating women.

 

RPF woman combatant

There is no country that divides the world opinion as Rwanda; A success model of post-conflict recovery yet a renowned repressive police state at the same time. Prime of what makes Rwanda a global star is a facade of women emancipation, but as Lieutenant Jeanne Umulisa, in a personal testimony, portrays, Rwanda’s women empowerment is simply a PR stunt.

Read more

 

Former RPF soldiers testify on mass murdering Hutus and Tustis.

December 7, 2015

This video is a testimony by former members of the RPF military on how they committed genocide against Hutus, killing Tutsi witnesses in the process. In the video they mention how the RPF massacred the Gogwe Tutsis in 1993 to discredit Habyarimana’s government and how the RPF used that as an excuse to break the ceasefire.  They talk about one instance in 1994 when they rounded up around 100 young Tutsi men who were suffering from PTSD and bashed in their skulls one by one, using agafuni, a used, worn hoe, a tool RPF men have been known to use whenever they need to kill people without using guns.  They talk about how they eviscerated a 17-year old Hutu girl near Base in the northern part of Rwanda and how they shot a woman in the vagina after killing both her sons and how they proceeded to kill the entire village of around 50 households which they suspected of supporting Hutu rebels. I remember that such horrible acts were reported in the media as “counterinsurgency operations”.

Canadian journalist Judi Rever’s family threatened

October 12, 2015

Another journalist experiences Paul Kagame’s terror machine.

http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2015/09/25/terror-as-method-a-journalists-search-for-truth-in-rwanda/

US Policy Toward Rwanda – Congressional Hearing held on May 20, 2015

May 25, 2015

Check this one out, folks. Very informative congressional hearing about Rwanda. The hearing was held on May 20, 2015, by the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the United States House of Representatives to discuss the need to change US Policy toward Rwanda.