Will the West create its next failed state in Burundi?


KPFA Weekend News, 11.07.2015

Charles Kambanda told KPFA that the West is trying to create a failed state whose resources will then be easier to control.

Kagame's spy chief Karake under arrest


Rwandan President Paul Kagame's intelligence chief, Emmanuel Karenzi Karake, has been arrested with a European Arrest Warrant based on a Spanish indictment charging him with genocide, the massacre of Hutu civilians in Rwanda.

UN Security Council responds to African Great Lakes Regional flashpoints

KPFA Weekend News, 05.02.2015

Rwandan and Ugandan troops have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, during the past two weeks, but reporting is scant and neither the US, the UN Security Council, nor any other members of the international community have spoken to this, the latest Rwandan and Ugandan violation of Congo's sovereignty. The international community has instead been focused on the constitutional crisis in Congo's neighbor, Burundi.

Congolese protest election delay: 'Non Kabila Rwandais'

KPFA Weekend News, 01.24.2015
Congolese took to the streets this week to protest until the Congolese Parliament backed down on changes in election law that would have allowed President Joseph Kabila to remain in power beyond Constitutional term limits. Reuters photographed graffiti in the streets of Kinshasa that said "No Kabila Rwandais," or "No to Kabila the Rwandan."

'Friends of Victoire' launched to free Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire

KPFA Weekend News, broadcast 01.17.2015
Friends of Victoire has launched in England, France, Belgium, and Canada, and invited all peaceloving people to join them to free Victoire Ingabire and bring peace to the Great Lakes Region of Africa.



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