Rwanda

US continues to demand Nkurunziza stand down in Burundi

 

KPFA Weekend News, 07.19.2015

Burundi's presidential election is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 21st. Nevertheless, the US State Department continues to demand that President Pierre Nkurunziza stand down.

 

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.
 

Would Hillary Clinton change new US policy on Rwanda?



The new US policy toward Rwanda, opposing constitutional change to allow President Paul Kagame to stay in power, has garnered wide attention. Friends of the Congo's Maurice Carney warns that it might well changed if Hillary Clinton becomes the next US president. 
 

Western power and press versus Burundi's President Nkurunziza



Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza
Should incumbent Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza be allowed to run for election again?  Most Western powers and Western press say no. 

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.

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