(GIN)—Somebody had to do it. With President Obama reported to be breaking a record in visits to African countries, someone had to ask: “How many presidents have visited Africa while in office? And where exactly have they gone?” A Washington Post blogger popped the question. And, the answers were pitiful. Before Obama’s current trip, American […]
(GIN)–Pressure continues to build over a BBC documentary that challenges the generally accepted story of the Rwandan genocide, and questions whether Rwandan President Paul Kagame was a peacemaker or contributor to a horrific mass murder. This weekend, hundreds of protesters in Rwanda’s Eastern Province marched in their respective districts to denounce “Rwanda’s Untold Story,” a […]
(GIN)—Fears are growing that the Central African nation of Burundi is sliding back into a battlefield as the country heads into an election cycle in 2015. The ceasefire that ended 12 years of brutal conflict in 2005 could be unraveling as the current President Pierre Nkurunziza cracks down on supporters of the opposition. Early this […]
(GIN)—Six days before Rwanda would explode in a genocidal bloodbath, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations saw the storm clouds on the horizon and pushed to send all peacekeepers home, despite signs of an imminent disaster. In a recently declassified cable, Ambassador Madeleine K. Albright advised the Department of State that a “window of […]
(GIN)—On the 20th anniversary of one of the worst massacres on the African continent—the Rwandan genocide—a Rwandese couple is still reliving the nightmare as they search for perpetrators in foreign countries complicit in crimes against humanity. Last month, Dafroza Gauthier and her husband Alain gave testimony against former Rwandan intelligence chief Pascal Simbikangwa in Paris. […]
(GIN)—Six years after obtaining political asylum in South Africa, former Rwandan intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya died under mysterious circumstances in a hotel room in Johannesburg. South African police say the dissident appeared to have been strangled with a rope and a bloodied towel found in the hotel room safe. Mr. Karegeya was a colonel under […]
Former President Bill Clinton, on an African tour with daughter Chelsea, praised the Rwandan government lead by President Paul Kagame despite increasing evidence that Rwanda is backing ruthless rebels in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo.