Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Posted by Ann Garrison at 3:47 PM
Audio link: http://goo.gl/mYYV.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Posted by Ann Garrison at 8:48 AM
Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza spoke to Womens International News Gathering Service about "the Pucinella secret that so many knew but pretended not to know" in July 2010, a month before the UN confirmed it.
by Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza
U.N. report on human rights abuse, including genocide, in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been explosive in the international community, but it simply confirms what has long been a “Pucinella” secret that many knew but pretended not to know. So many atrocities were committed, some during broad daylight, in both Rwanda and Congo, during this time that they could not be concealed forever.
What happened in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the subject of the report by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), was just a continuation of a pattern of atrocities that Kagame’s Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) committed after seizing power in Rwanda, encouraged by the silence and complacency of the international community.
Read more at San Francisco Bay View, National Black Newspaper, http://sfbayview.com/2010/on-the-u-n-report-on-congo-genocide/.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Posted by Ann Garrison at 9:32 AM
Rwanda Genocide survivor Claude Gatebuka and Spanish "End Impunity in Rwanda" activist Susana Sanz Guardo on WBAI, Sept. 18, 2010:
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Posted by Ann Garrison at 12:13 PM
Rwandan President Paul Kagame was sworn in to serve another seven-year term on September 6, 2010, eleven days after the explosive August 26th leak of a UN report documenting genocide committed by his army in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The official publication of the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), leaked to Le Monde on August 26th, has been postponed until October 1st, 2010, to give those countries accused, most notably Rwanda and Uganda, time to prepare responses. Its UNHCHR investigators mapped and collected evidence of "the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed within the territory of the Democratic Republic of Congo between March 1993 and June 2003," including massacres of Rwandan Hutu refugees and Congolese Hutus, hunted down from Congo's far eastern to
far western borders, in what some call "the Congo Genocide."
Read more at San Francisco Bay View, http://sfbayview.com/2010/kagame-sworn-in-after-u-n-report-of-guilt-in-congo-genocide/.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Posted by Ann Garrison at 7:47 AM
KPFA Radio News on the leaked UNHCHR report documenting the RPA's massacres of Hutu people in Congo, and Kagame's threat to withdraw Rwandan "peacekeepers" from Darfur and Haiti if it's included in the official, 10.01 version:
Rwandan "peacekeepers" prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft in Sudan after a stop in Abeche, Chad, on Oct. 4, 2005. The peacekeepers are departing the region and returning to Rwanda after a six-month deployment supporting the African Union Mission. DoD photo by Master Sgt. David D. Underwood, Jr., U.S. Air Force.