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 Ugadnan violation of Congo's sovereignty. The international community has instead been focused on the constitutional crisis in Congo's neighbor, Burundi.

Increasing instability and political repression in African Great Lakes Region

 
KPFA Weekend News, 04.26.2015

Instability and political repression are increasing in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, as the presidents of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda seek to remain in power beyond constitutional term limits, and as Rwandan and Ugandan troops cross into Congo yet again. 

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza, DR Congo's President Joseph Kabila, and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame

 

Kibeho and Srebrenica: Ed Herman on the politics of genocide

 
KPFA Weekend News, 04.25.2015

Professor Ed Herman explains the politics of genocide manifest in media coverage of the 1995 massacres in Kibeho and Srebrenica.
 

Uganda's Museveni to seek re-election in his 30th year in office

 
KPFA Weekend News, 04.18.2015

Three presidents in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Burundi's Nkurunziza, DR Congo's Kabila, and Rwanda's Kagame, are all doing their best to stay in office beyond constitutional term limits. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, however, doesn't have to overcome term limits because Uganda's Parliament abolished them in 2005. He has already announced that he will run again in 2016, his thirtieth year in office.
 

UK Foreign Office calls on Rwanda to restore BBC Gahuza


KPFA News, 03.15.2015

The UK Foreign Office called on the Rwandan government to lift the ban on its BBC broadcast in the language of Rwanda and Burundi in Rwanda. The government banned the native language broadcast after the BBC broadcast "Rwanda's Untold Story," a documentary which upends conventional belief about the Rwandan massacres of 1994 and the government in Rwanda today. 
 

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