Tag Archives: Paul Kagame

African Union (AU) summit calls for mass withdrawal from ICC

6 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Aaron Brooks, The East African Monitor
Following a debate at the African Union’s annual heads of state summit in Addis Ababa on Tuesday, the regional bloc voted for all member states to withdraw from the Interational Criminal Court (ICC). However, the resolution is non-binding with Nigeria and Senegal the only countries to oppose a withdrawal.
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Ban tells African leaders at their summit to stop use of legal loopholes or undemocratic means to “cling to power”

1 Feb

Editor’s Note:

Can there be any better example and lesson to what the United Nations Secretary-General is putting before African leaders at their regional summit than the crime Pierre Nkurunziza has committed on the people of Burundi; or, among others, the TPLF’s gigantic engagement to end its rejection by the people and protests against its robberies and illegitimate rule through torture, mass execution, mass imprisonments and disappearances of Ethiopians; or the systematic persecution Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni are committing on the peoples of Rwanda and Uganda respectively?

While these are all good points about the international community is fully aware, I am disappointed in the UN Chief failing to mention the TPLF in Ethiopia, more particularly in the face of its horrendous human rights crimes and mass murder of university and high school students in Oromia region of Ethiopia!


Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

“Leaders must protect their people, not themselves…I commend those leaders who committed to stepping aside and respect constitutional term limits.”

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told African leaders on Saturday they should not use legal loopholes or undemocratic constitutional changes to “cling to power”, and that they should respect term limits.
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Israel-Rwanda multi-million dollars deal; Kigali to engage in business of hosting Israel-expelled African refugees

8 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Edmund Kagire, The EastAfrican

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has confirmed media reports that Kigali is finalising a multimillion dollar deal that will see it host illegal immigrants that Israel intends to expel.
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Paul Kagame’s doctor shot dead Wednesday in Kigali, not unusual for Rwandan leader’s politics

27 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by East African correspondent, AfricaReview

Rwanda national police are investigating circumstances under which President Paul Kagame’s former personal doctor was shot dead by a policeman on duty Wednesday evening.
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Case studies: Authoritarianism and the securitization of development in Africa – Chad, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda 

30 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    “For those who hoped to see the strengthening of human rights in Africa, with increasing governmental accountability and transparency, and with more inclusive and participatory forms of politics, this [situation – African resistance, erosion of Western dominance and the securitization of development] would not be good news.”

    – Jonathan Fisher and David M. Anderson, Authoritarianism and the securitization of development in Africa

New hypotheses and fresh arguments have been coming for a long time now to explain what has been shaping the post-Cold War relations between Western donor states on one hand and aid recipient African states and – to an extent – Eastern European governments on the other.
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Why I quit as Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s economic advisor: his tyranny and lies

27 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by David Himbara*

For Western governments, financiers and opinion leaders, Rwandan president Paul Kagame offers a Faustian bargain: Overlook my brutal behavior, and I will offer you a model for economic growth in an African nation.

As with Dr. Faustus, who sold his soul to Satan, Kagame’s admirers will be bitterly disappointed.
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S. African court finds 4 Rwanda-sent assassins guilty of shooting Kagame critic

30 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A South African court on Friday found four men guilty of trying to kill an exiled critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, in a case that had strained diplomatic ties between the two countries.
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Absolute power corrupts P. Kagame absolutely: His tribulations trump his triumphs – a must watch

10 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Courtesy of NTV and Youtube

Paul Kagame is credited with transforming Rwanda. However, just like Meles Zenawi he rule with fear as his weapon. Kagame also sends assassins in foreign countries. After he got his former intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya was murdered last January in South Africa, Kagame boisterously noted, “You cannot betray Rwanda and get away with it”.
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