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The Rwandan government's virulent reaction against the Leaked UN report, are in total contradiction with the hate speeches of President Paul Kagame, who has often praised the actions of the Rwandan army in the DRC. Watch the video to learn more
President Paul Kagame of Rwanda was today sworn in for a second seven-year term in a colourful ceremony at the Amahoro stadium in Kigali. In his speech Kagame took a swipe at western governments accusing them of constantly interfering with the running of other legitimate governments to push their own agenda. President Mwai Kibaki was among the 14 heads of state and government present at the function. Duncan Khaemba reports from Kigali.
Paul Kagame just won a second seven-year term as president of Rwanda. It was a resounding victory with a majority of 93.8 per cent. Credited with turning the country around after the horrors of the 1994 genocide, Rwanda is now well-developed with a thriving economy. But critics say the price of that is a flawed democracy. Kagame has been accused of suppressing critical media, arresting those who challenge his ruling party and barring some candidates from the elections. On this episode of Talk to Jazeera, Rwanda's president talks to Andrew Simmons about those accusations and his main priorities for his second term.
Tens of Thousands of RPF Supporters celebrate after Paul Kagame's landslide win
Paul Kagame, Rwanda's incumbent president, has won a landslide victory in the country's presidential poll. The electoral commission said Kagame got 93 per cent of the vote. In an exclusive interview, Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons asked Kagame to respond to charges that he blocked genuine challengers from standing in the election.
Rwandans are preparing to vote for their country's presidential election as campaigning comes to an end. Paul Kagame, the incumbent president and candidate for the ruling party, has gained massive popularity from both ethnic Tutsis and Hutus who recognise his leading role in boosting the country's economy. But more and more people are questioning his record on democracy amidst claims of a violent crackdown on opposition supporters in the run up to the election. Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from the capital Kigali. [August 8, 2010]
Paul Kagame, RPF presidential candidate for 2010 Elections, addressed supporters in Gatsibo, Eastern Province. 5 August 2010-Part 1
Paul Kagame, RPF presidential candidate for 2010 Elections, addressed supporters in Gatsibo, Eastern Province. 5 August 2010
Paul Kagame adresses to RFF Supporters in Rusizi
Paul Kagame adresses to RFF Supporters in Rusizi
Paul Kagame adresses to RFF Supporters in Nyaruguru
Paul Kagame adresses to RFF Supporters in Ruhango
Paul Kagame adresses to RFF Supporters in Ruhango
Paul Kagame addresses to RPF Supporters in Karongi
Paul Kagame addresses to RPF Supporters in Nyabihu
Paul Kagame addresses RPF supporters in Rulindo,Northern Province, 22 July 2010
Allan Stam, former US Special Forces Communications Specialist and professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, gives insight on understanding the Rwandan Genocide. The event was at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy on Wednesday, February 18, 2009. 4:00--5:30 pm in Annenberg Auditorium, 1120 Weill Hall.His previous work on war outcomes, war durations, mediation, and alliance politics appears in numerous political science journals including the American Political Science Review, International Security, and the British Journal of Political Science. He has received several grants supporting his work, including three from the National Science Foundation. His books include Win Lose or Draw (University of Michigan Press, 1996) and Democracies at War (Princeton University Press, 2002), The Behavioral Origins of War (University of Michigan Press, 2004). He received his Ph.D. from Michigan in 1993 and was the 2004 recipient of the ISA's Karl Deutsch award. Before completing his undergraduate degree at Cornell University.
ChanningTatumUnwrapped.com - Footage from the Q&A given by Rwandan President Paul Kagame after the premiere of the political documentary 'Earth Made of Glass' at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 26, 2010. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum are executive producing the film through their production company 33 & Out. On August 6th, 2008, against the backdrop of the world's deadliest war in neighboring Eastern Congo, Rwandan President Paul Kagame issued a report detailing the French government's hidden role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Three months later, his closest aide, Rose Kabuye is arrested by France on charges of terrorism. Meanwhile, Jean-Pierre Sagahutu, a genocide survivor haunted by his father's unsolved murder, scours the Rwandan countryside on a fifteen-year-search for clues - ultimately finding himself confronted with his darkest desire being face-to-face with his father's killer. As President Kagame fights to free Rose from France and finally expose the shocking truth about what truly happened in Rwanda fifteen years ago, Jean-Pierre journeys to the scene of the crime, and the doorstep of a killer, to uncover the chilling facts behind his father's death. As each relentlessly pursues the truth they find themselves faced with a choice: to take revenge or turn the other cheek... Despite having never met, the story of a President and an ordinary citizen become inextricably linked in this groundbreaking film. Bound by a deep love of country, an insatiable need ...
In Kigali, at a ceremony memorializing the 16th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide, on 04.07.2010, Paul Kagame referred to opposition presidential candidate Victoire Ingabiré Umuhoza as "some lady," refusing to say her name. In the same speech, which was supposed to honor a million Rwandans who lost their lives to the violence concluding Rwanda's four year, 1990- 1994 civil war, Kagame spoke to his fury with any Rwandans who would dare to seriously run against him in this year's presidential election, saying that "if they want a fight, we will give them a fight they will never forget."
On April 7th, 2010, in his address at the Kigali Memorial Center, Rwandan President Paul Kagame blamed "you," a conveniently flexible and expandable category, and all those calling for political space and press freedom, for the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, in which a million Rwandans died. This is the English language section of his English and Kinyarwanda address particularly concerned with press freedom. For the entire English language section of the address, click bit.ly One week after this address, on April 14, 2010, Kagame's "High Media Council" shut down the independent African language newspapers that most Rwandans depend on. See: bit.ly
Kagame insisted he has nothing to do with the continuing civil war in mineral-rich Congo, even though he acknowledged that Rwandan troops intervened there a decade ago in an attempt to stop rebel groups from returning to Rwanda. The war became the largest and most destructive conflict in African history, costing more than 5 million lives, as various groups and foreign armies fought for control of Congo's land and mineral resources. "I cannot be blamed for the problems of Congo or any other country," Kagame said. "There are the Congolese who have their own country, who are supposed to manage it, who are supposed to govern it. It has nothing to do with me." Article wrote by Tom Evans, CNN March 15, 2010 8:09 pm EDT
(CNN) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame hit back Monday at human rights activists who say he's behaving like an autocrat and fueling a bloody civil war in Rwanda's neighbor, Congo. "If you are talking about people in the human rights community from outside... I have an issue with this," Kagame said, 16 years after he was hailed as a hero for ending a genocide that killed at least 800000 people. "You tend to make a judgment of a country, 11 million people, on what a couple of people have said and (they) don't take into account what Rwandans say." Kagame added, "Nobody has asked the Rwandans ... it's as if they don't matter in the eyes of the human rights people. It's our own decisions in the end." He said everyone in Rwanda has to play by the rules and be accountable. "There has to be leadership to make things move in the right direction," Kagame stated. Kagame's comments came a month after the New York-based group, Human Rights Watch, said opposition activists are facing increasing threats, attacks, and harassment ahead of Rwanda's presidential election in August. Human Rights Watch said opposition party members have suffered serious intimidation by individuals and institutions close to the government and Kagame's ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). The RPF took power in 1994 after its army swept into the capital of Kigali and overthrew the Hutu-dominated government responsible for the massacre of hundreds of thousands of Rwandans, most of them members of the minority ...
On February 7, 2010, I spoke to the Rwandan FDU-Inkingi Party's presidential candidate Victoire Ingabiré Umuhoza, on the phone from San Francisco, California to Kigali, Rwanda. Though she is the broad-based FDU-Inkingi's candidate, she has not yet been allowed to register her party or her candidacy, and it now seems unlikey that any candidates with a chance of winning will be allowed to enter the race.
REPORTERS - After 100 years of French as the official language in Rwanda, President Paul Kagame has led his country to join the British the Commonwealth. What are the reasons behind this move?
Students in Stephen Kinzers international relations seminar on Rwanda took turns engaging Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, via teleconference. Topics ranged from womens rights to trade relations, rural development to nuclear energy.
Alex Chamwada and President Paul Kagame
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Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, sits down with Fareed Zakaria to discuss his country. In this excerpt he talks about Dambisa Moyo's book Dead Aid and his goal to wean Rwanda off foreign aid. He also talks about China's economic influence (July 19, 2009).
What about US and European double standards relative to war and genocide? What about all of the deaths in Iraq, why didn't the International Criminal Court go after US leaders for causing a war resulting in the deaths of at least 1 million Iraqis? Anglo-Saxons and other European groups go to great lengths to show unity when they have leaders who have carried out policies resulting in mass killings of brown and black peoples. Why should Africans become disunified to appease whites? Is that not beneficial to the roundtable of white leaders? Charles Taylor of Liberia who is on trial at the International Criminal Court has stated what some of us already knew which is that the CIA helped him breakout of jail in Liberia. Will members of the CIA be held accountable? What can African Americans and others in the African Diaspora do to invest strategically in Africa?
www.newsweek.com/id/207403?from=rss Kagame didn't rely on outsiders to build his crucial success, which was political rec-oncil-iation. He started out by following the standard model in which perpetrators of violence were prosecuted and then jailed. "But soon we had 130000 in jail—and many more [suspects] outside," Kagame said. "The genocide in our country involved a huge percentage of our population, both in terms of those who were killed and those who killed." So Kagame arrived at the idea of using an indigenous system—gacaca courts, essentially local village councils where people confess and are punished but are mostly forgiven and reintegrated into the communities from which they came. As The New Yorker's Philip Gourevitch has pointed out, this has led to a unique situation among postgenocide countries. In Germany, Jews fled (to America and Israel). In the Balkans, the various sides were separated into ethnic enclaves or distinct nations. But in Rwanda, killers and the relatives of their victims live side by side, in every village in the country, and together are building their future.
Does Africa need more aid? There is an edge to Kagame's independence. He is dismissive of international advice, pointing out that Western experts told him his reconciliation plans were flawed and that his country was "unviable" economically. He has fueled the conflict in neighboring Congo by supporting local warlords and militias, and he accuses United Nations peacekeepers of exacerbating the problems there. He is not a supporter of the International Criminal Court, even though it indicted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for actions that resemble, in smaller degree, the genocide in Rwanda. "International justice is a fraud," Kagame said to me, arguing that French officials, for instance, should be tried for helping to train and arm the Hutu--dominated military that carried out the Rwandan genocide. "Why does it appear strange that justice would apply to somebody in Europe who has a responsibility? They can never do wrong, therefore justice does not apply." www.newsweek.com
Kigali — President Paul Kagame, who currently is on a working visit to the United States, was to address the World Technology Summit in New York late yesterday.
According to a release from the Office of the President, at the invitation of the World
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7 July 2009. Press conference with Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda.
Kigali — Two Presidents, with fond memories of the struggle. That briefly sums up what President Paul Kagame and President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda highlighted in the epic tale of a struggle that led the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) to power in Rwanda
Kigali — The anti corruption battle is only intensifying and those who thought government could lose the momentum are in for a surprise, President Paul Kagame told reporters on Wednesday.
Speaking in a press briefing, Kagame said the leniency within
African leaders meeting in South Africa have hit out at the international criminal court over what they called unfairness to the continent. Leading the onslaught, Rwandan President Paul Kagame feels that the ICC is biased against Africa and questioned its jurisdiction. Are these accusations justified? ... ICC Paul Kagame Ocampo south Africa Alex Chamwada international criminal court jurisdiction Kenya
6/2/09. Massachusetts State House. Boston Children's Chorus collaboration with Rwandan singers/dancers to perform for US Fund for UNICEF Children's Champion Dinner, with special guests, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and his wife Jeanette, who were honored by UNICEF for their work in promoting education and economic development in Rwanda. ... "boston children's chorus" unicef "president paul kagame" "jeanette kagame" rwanda