UN Women: Michelle Bachelet’s Resignation Opens Hopes for Rwandan Louise Mushikiwabo

United Nations  Women (UN Women) Founding Executive Director and Former President of Chile Michelle Bachelet has resigned from her position as the head of  UN Women. Michellel Bachelet resigned after  less than three years at the top of the organization (see our article Chilean Michelle  Bachelet to Lead UN Women of September 15, 2010, here) ….

Read More

Is Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister Mushikiwabo on the Way Out?

Sources in Rwanda tell AfroAmerica Network  that Louise Mushikiwabo is on her way out. “The decision is pretty much done. She will be gone just after the elections,” the sources told AfroAmerica Network. “She has become a hot potato right now. After the BBC debacle, the blunder in Peter Erlinder  case, and now the row…

Read More

Is Mushikiwabo Ignorant, a Liar, or disloyal?

New York – Louise Mushikiwabo, the self-styled,  hard talking Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs gave an interview to New York Times published on April 28, 2010 (see here) around unprecedented repression unleashed by the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) against the opposition.  The RPF is dominated by the ethnic Tutsi minority, that has been repressing the…

Read More

“Maybe It is Time To Talk to Your Armed Opposition,” Ugandan Yoweri Museveni Tells Rwandan General Paul Kagame

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni,  has  called Rwandan dictator General Paul Kagame, on Thursday  November 7, 2013, to urge him to talk to his armed opposition before it is too late, sources within the Rwandan Defense Forces (RDF) leadership close to General Paul Kagame told AfroAmerica Network. Yoweri Museveni is the last in a string of  African…

Read More

Defeated and Almost Decimated, Rwandan Military Backed M23 Congolese Rebels Throw in the Towel

“ The Directorate of Movement of March 23 informs the national and international community that it has  decided from this day on, to put an end to its rebellion and to pursue, by purely political means, the search for solutions to the root causes that led to its creation. The chief of general staff and the…

Read More

UN Security Council on Great Lakes: Rwanda Subdued, Tanzania Maintains Stand, Threatens to Deal With Enemies Like It Did With Idi Amin

“Allow me also to thank … Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Mary Robinson for [her] valued contributions and briefings.” “we[Rwanda] urge the UN’s Special Envoy, Mary Robinson, to play an active part in seeing through the Kampala talks without much further delay. Her engagement would be a welcome and helpful contribution….

Read More

End Any Support to the M23 and Withdraw Military Personnel from Eastern D.R.C: US Government Tells Rwandan General Paul Kagame

“Well, we believe there is a credible body of evidence that supports the key findings of the Human Rights Watch report, including support by senior Rwandan officials to the M23 and of Rwandan military personnel in the D.R.C. We call upon Rwanda to immediately end any support to the M23, withdraw military personnel from eastern…

Read More

Negotiate With Armed Opposition Without Precondition, Belgian Foreign Affairs Minister Tells Rwandan Leaders

“It is clear that dialogue with all the forces that are often referred to as negative if they do not take up arms, if they agree to talk (…), it is primarily a national priority,  and then in  the strategic interest of the Great Lakes region, “ said  Belgian Foreign Affairs Minister  Didier Reynders said…

Read More

I will Just Wait For You At the Right Place And I will Hit You, Rwandan General Paul Kagame Threatens Tanzanian Jakaya Kikwete

  “Those people [Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete] you just heard siding with Interahamwe and FDLR  and urging negotiations… negotiations?  Me, I do not even discuss this topic, because I will just wait for you [Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete] at the right place and I will hit you! He[Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete]  did not deserve my answer….

Read More

US Government to Push For Direct Peace Talks Among African Governments and Their Moderate Armed Opposition?

President Barack Obama is visiting Africa late June to early July 2013, his first trip to Africa since he began his second term. He will travel to Southern, Eastern, and Western Africa, visiting South Africa, Tanzania, and Senegal. During his meetings with African leaders,  President Obama  will most likely emphasize the primacy of direct peace…

Read More