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  • Will the UN Security Council Impose a Palestinian State?

    11/03/2014 8:52:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 3, 2014 | Joseph Puder
    Will the UN Security Council Impose a Palestinian State?Posted By Joseph Puder On November 3, 2014 @ 12:25 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments January, 2015 does not bode well for Israel at the United Nations (UN). The UN Security Council (UNSC) will officially induct five newly elected non-permanent member-states replacing outgoing Rwanda, S. Korea, Australia, Argentina and Luxembourg, representing all the global regions. Unfortunately for Israel, the incoming states, particularly Venezuela and Malaysia, are hostile to the Jewish state. The other three, Angola, New Zealand, and Spain are pondering their position on recognizing Palestine as a full member-state...
  • Rwanda Starts Testing American Visitors for Ebola

    10/22/2014 6:56:20 AM PDT · by xzins · 3 replies
    Hey, West: Not everyone in Africa has Ebola. In fact, most Africans are scared you'll give it to them Rwanda is not cool with the fact that the U.S. and Spain have Ebola. Not cool at all. The African nation about 2,600 miles east of Liberia hasn’t had a reported case of Ebola yet. Perhaps that spotless record is why its government announced Tuesday that it will screen all Americans and Spaniards trying to enter the nation. That’s right, some Africans are saying you’re too much of an infection risk to enter their country. Now American and Spanish visitors will...
  • Rwanda requires US, Spain visitor health reports

    10/21/2014 6:19:18 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 9:13 AM EDT | Associated Press
    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Rwanda says that Rwanda's Ministry of Health is requiring visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to health authorities.
  • New Iraqi Defense Minister Warns Kurds

    10/19/2014 6:20:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    BasNews ^ | October 19, 2014 | unattributed
    New Iraqi defense minister Khaled al-Obeidi has delivered his first official speech, insisting that the Kurdistan Region must hand back terrorists that have been living in the KRI. Al-Obeidi is a Sunni, was approved as the new Iraqi defense minister along with Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban, a Shia, who was appointed interior minister. “The Kurdistan Region should hand back criminals who have been charged with terrorist acts to the federal government, so they can face justice,” said Al-Obeidi. “The Kurdistan Region security forces and Iraqi police should arrest all those criminals, as they are threats to the security and stability of...
  • Man Wanted for War Crimes in Rwanda Caught Crossing Northern U.S. Border

    08/12/2014 8:11:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 12, 2014 - 3:43 PM | Paul Lagarde
    A Rwandan man wanted for his alleged role in his country’s 1994 genocide was apprehended in northeastern Maine last week after illegally crossing the U.S.-Canadian border. Jean Leonard Teganya was arrested August 3 after a local resident of Houlton, Maine reported a “suspicious person” walking in the woods near the Canadian border, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) press release. […] Teganya is an ethnic Hutu, the majority group in Rwanda. In 1994, he worked as a medical intern at the University Teaching Hospital of Butare, where Hutu extremists killed over 200 patients and staff members who...
  • Declassified U.N. Cables Reveal Turning Point in Rwanda Crisis of 1994 (The Smoking Gun)

    06/06/2014 12:44:36 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    NY Slime ^ | June 3, 2014 | Mark Ladner
    WASHINGTON — On April 12, 1994, six days after a plane carrying Rwanda’s president was shot down, setting off a wave of killings, Madeleine K. Albright, the American ambassador to the United Nations at the time, sent a cable to the State Department proposing that the United States take the lead in pushing to withdraw most of the United Nations peacekeeping force operating there. Ms. Albright’s tersely worded cable, recently declassified, starkly captures the reluctance of the United States to respond to the deepening crisis in Rwanda. When most of the United Nations force was withdrawn shortly afterward, leaving the...
  • Susan Rice Forbids Israel from Criticizing Kerry

    05/18/2014 7:12:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 61 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 02/06/14 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    Who the hell does National Security Advisor Susan Rice think she is? Does she believe in freedom of speech? How else to explain her disdainful tweet: “Personal attacks in Israel directed at Sec Kerry totally unfounded and unacceptable.” Unacceptable? Is it only Israel that has no right to criticize him? Has Rice forgotten that Israel, like the United States, is a democracy that enshrines the freedom of speech? There has been a penchant of late by those in the Obama Administration to treat Israel like an errant schoolboy. When Israel Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said, according to media reports, that...
  • Remembering a massacre [Anniversary of Democrat Clinton ignoring murder of 800,000 Africans]

    04/15/2014 7:43:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    World Magazine ^ | Jamie Dean
    Editor’s note: This story contains graphic descriptions of violence. Roger Winter arrived in Rwanda shortly after one of the worst genocides in modern history began unfolding in April 1994. His self-imposed task as director for the U.S. Committee for Refugees: document atrocity. Two decades later, his memories are vivid: “What you see in photographs, I see in my mind frequently. You really don’t lose it.” This April marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide—an abominable campaign of violence that left some 800,000 victims dead in 100 days....
  • Rwandan invasion of DR Congo feared

    09/14/2013 3:08:41 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 21 replies
    AFP via Fox News ^ | September 14, 2013 | AFP
    WINDHOEK (AFP) – Southern African nations on Saturday expressed concern at the growing number of Rwandan troops on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and said it hoped an invasion was not imminent. A statement from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional body said it was concerned "at the deployment of Rwandan troops along the common border" and "expressed the hope that Rwanda is not contemplating to invade". ... The UN accuses Rwanda of backing the M23, a charge the country has adamantly denied. The rebels in turn have accused the Congolese army of joining forces against...
  • Why The Intervention In Libya, Kosovo & Maybe Syria, But Not In Rwanda, Sudan & Gassed Kurds?

    09/01/2013 12:09:39 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    9/1/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    It seems to be "show me the Muslim" or "show me the oil." Blacks and Christians in Sudan and Rwanda get the near genocide treatment and the U.S. does not intervene. Nor did we hit Saddam real hard when he gassed many and more Kurds in Iraq. Coptic Christians in Egypt were treated very harshly even before the military ousted Morsi, but did the U.S. intervene? No. Kosovo intevention: Muslims involved. Libya: oil and Muslims. Syria: Muslims, and in a region region where instability could affaect oil prices. But Christians there --- who cares about them, right? Rand Paul is...
  • [Rwanda Pres] Paul Kagame: I asked America to kill Congo rebel leader with drone

    05/19/2013 5:53:18 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 2 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 18 May 2013 | Chris McGreal in Kigali
    Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, has rejected accusations from Washington that he was supporting a rebel leader and accused war criminal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by challenging a senior US official to send a drone to kill the wanted man. ... "I told him: 'Assistant secretary of state, you support [the UN peacekeeping force] in the Congo. Such a big force, so much money. Have you failed to use that force to arrest whoever you want to arrest in Congo? Now you are turning to me, you are turning to Rwanda?'" he said. "I said that, since you...
  • U.N. attack helicopters hit rebels in eastern Congo

    11/17/2012 1:51:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/17/12 | Jonny Hogg | Reuters
    KINSHASA (Reuters) - United Nations attack helicopters hit rebel positions in eastern Congo on Saturday after insurgents gained ground in heavy fighting with government troops, the U.N. said. The clashes to the south of the town Kibumba mean the rebels have advanced to within 30 km (18 miles) of Goma, the closest they have been to North Kivu's provincial capital since a rebellion exploded in the eastern provinces eight months ago. North Kivu governor Julien Paluku said the army retreated to the southern outskirts of the town after M23 rebels - a group of soldiers who mutinied in April -...
  • Wikileaks - Sudanese Launchpad for Egyptian Attack On Ethiopian Dam

    09/21/2012 8:59:57 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 11 replies
    All Africa ^ | September 3, 2012 | Toby Collins
    Egyptian authorities fearful of a monopoly on Nile waters received agreement from Khartoum to build an airbase in Sudan, to launch attacks on Ethiopian damming facilities, claims the anonymous media outlet; Wikileaks. Wikileaks has leaked files allegedly from the Texas-based global intelligence company, Stratfor, which quote an anonymous "high-level Egyptian source," claiming the Egyptian ambassador to Lebanon said in 2010 his nation would do anything to prevent the secession of South Sudan because of the political implications it will have for Egypt's access to the Nile. The Nile is vital in providing fresh water to the people and agricultural projects...
  • Gorillas filmed performing amazing feat of intellectual ability

    07/24/2012 7:44:59 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 28 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | July 23, 2012 | Bob Yirka
    Researchers working in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda have filmed gorillas dismantling snares set by poachers to catch smaller game. Previously, anecdotal evidence had suggested that silverback gorillas had been seen dismantling snares. In this instance it was two young blackback, mountain gorillas that were involved. The team, part of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund's Karisoke Research Center, filmed first a silverback motioning towards the snare. Next, two young male blackbacks arrived on the scene, surveyed the situation, then proceeded to take apart the snare, avoiding being caught in it in the process.
  • VISIONS OF DEATH, TALES OF MERCY A Continent of Contradictions

    03/10/2012 7:13:38 PM PST · by LadyDoc · 3 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | Jan Feb 2012 | M.P. Summers
    It has been nearly five years since I bade farewell to El Fasher, the provincial capital of North Darfur... There is, I have been told, an Eastern Orthodox tradition that glorifies the ascetic and contemplative serenity that is found in the wilderness in general and the desert in particular. When I reflect on the sand-swept austerity of Darfur and the spiritual wealth that abounded there, I begin to comprehend that wisdom.... (in a talk with a peacekeeper from Rwanda, the author is told) “Our horror started through hate and indifference. It has ended with love and forgiveness. That is a...
  • Youth Movement Promotes US Military Presence in Central Africa

    03/08/2012 7:00:29 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 58 replies · 4+ views
    The Intel Hub ^ | March 8, 2012 | Nile Bowie
    Edward Bernays believed that society could not be trusted to make rational and informed decisions on their own, and that guiding public opinion was essential within a democratic society. Bernays founded the Council on Public Relations and his 1928 book, Propaganda cites the methodology used in the application of effective emotional communication. He discovered that such communication is capable of manipulating the unconscious in an effort to produce a desired effect – namely, a capacity to manufacture mass social adherence in support of products, political candidates and social movements. Nearly a century after his heyday, Bernays’ methodology is apparent in...
  • Canada played for a sucker

    01/28/2012 5:17:23 AM PST · by Clive · 15 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2012-01-28 | (editorial page)
    Alleged Rwandan war criminal Leon Mugesera played Canada's ponderously slow judicial and immigration systems like a concert violinist, but now he is finally where he should have been more than a decade ago. And that's in Rwanda, and a jail cell in Kigali. We trust his accommodations are suitable. Rwanda, in turn, has promised Canada that Mugesera would get a fair trial on charges that he incited the 1993-94 genocide of millions of the Tutsi minority by marauding Hutu militiamen. Canada, in turn, should promise Canadians to speed up the system to that no alleged war criminal can ever again...
  • UN wants accused Rwandan war criminal deportation delayed

    01/11/2012 5:27:37 PM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    cbc.ca ^ | 1-11-12 | CBC news
    Léon Mugesera hospitalized after losing appeal of deportation order. The United Nations Committee against Torture has asked Canada to delay the deportation of alleged Rwandan war criminal Léon Mugesera. Defence lawyers for the former Rwandan Hutu politician have successfully lobbied the UN commission to investigate their claims Mugesera faces torture or death if he is sent back to his native country. It's not clear whether Canada considers the UN commission's request to be legally binding. The UN's intervention comes at the 11th hour of Mugesera's anticipated Thursday deportation. Justice Michel Shore denied Mugesera's appeal for a delay on his deportation...
  • (Hillary) Clinton Cites Rwanda, Bosnia in Rationale for Libya Intervention

    03/27/2011 7:06:40 AM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 27, 2011 | JakeTapper
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton emphasized the humanitarian rationale for the U.S. military intervention in Libya, recalling instances from recent history when a lack of U.S. intervention had left hundreds of thousands dead. In an interview with ABC News’ Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper on “This Week,” Clinton said that the United Nations-backed military intervention in Libya “is a watershed moment in international decision making. We learned a lot in the 1990s. We saw what happened in Rwanda. It took a long time in the Balkans, in Kosovo to deal with a tyrant. But I think in what has...
  • Mosquitoes 'disappearing' in some parts of Africa (scientists are unsure as to why)

    08/27/2011 1:08:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies
    BBC.co.uk ^ | 8/27/11 | BBC News
    Malaria-carrying mosquitoes are disappearing in some parts of Africa, but scientists are unsure as to why. Figures indicate controls such as anti-mosquito bed nets are having a significant impact on the incidence of malaria in some sub-Saharan countries. But in Malaria Journal, researchers say mosquitoes are also disappearing from areas with few controls. They are uncertain if mosquitoes are being eradicated or whether they will return with renewed vigour. Data from countries such as Tanzania, Eritrea, Rwanda, Kenya and Zambia all indicate that the incidence of malaria is dropping fast. Researchers believe this is due to effective implementation of control...
  • War Zone? (Peoria Mob Yells 'Kill all the White People')

    06/26/2011 10:17:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 111 replies
    Peoria Pundit ^ | 6/26/11 | Peoria Chronicle and Paul Wilkinson, author
    This is a reprint from the Peoria Chronicle’s web site. It was posted by CJ, the sites owner and written by Paul Wilkinson. Paul is the President of the Altamont Park Neighborhood Association. I know Paul and he is the most straight forward person I’ve met. He has no need to embellish or to lie. That means this is true and it’s an outrage. I hope Mr. Jackson of the local NAACP reads this and responds. That will be interesting. This is nothing more than hate and race war against whites. Here is the posted letter: Tonight, around 11 p.m.,...
  • Africa: Amnesty Reports on Sub-Saharan Africa's Human Rights Record

    05/28/2011 2:43:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 1+ views
    AllAfrica ^ | 13 May 2011 | Amnesty International
    The armed conflict in Darfur, Sudan, intensified throughout the year, resulting in tens of thousands of newly displaced people, some of whom crossed into neighbouring Chad. Civilians were directly targeted in some attacks by armed groups and by government forces. Parts of Darfur remained inaccessible to humanitarian organizations and the joint UN-African Union (AU) mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Humanitarian workers and UNAMID staff were frequently abducted in Darfur, following a pattern similar to that seen in eastern Chad in recent years. Various mediation efforts during the year produced no tangible results. Repression by the Sudanese authorities continued in Darfur, with...
  • Obama demanding gay rights support at UN body

    03/22/2011 8:09:54 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 35 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | March 22, 2011 | Bradley Klappe
    Although it is not in the form of binding resolution, the American push for U.N. action has helped win over a handful of new countries to the cause. A resolution could be brought to a vote later this year. The issue of gay rights has polarized nations at the U.N. for years. And despite growing acceptance for homosexuality in Western nations and parts of Latin America, lawyers say there is still a gap in human rights treaties for the protection of gays against discrimination and mistreatment. "We are very concerned that individuals continue to be killed, arrested and harassed around...
  • BREAKING: Feeding tube restored to immigrant woman unable to pay Jesuit hospital

    03/11/2011 3:23:18 PM PST · by wagglebee · 332 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/11/11 | Peter Smith
      Rachel Nyirahabiyambere and one of her grandchildren. WASHINGTON, D.C., March 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Rwandan immigrant woman and survivor of the horrors of the 1994 genocide who had her feeding tube removed because a U.S. Catholic-affiliated hospital deemed her care too expensive, apparently will not die of starvation and dehydration thanks to a court order and the efforts of her children. Rachel Nyirahabiyambere, a 58-year-old grandmother and refugee from war-torn Rwanda, had been denied food and water since Feb. 19 after her feeding tube was removed by order of her court-appointed guardian. Now 21 days later and still...
  • The Hills are Alive with the Sounds of Rwanda : 17 years after the genocide, a resurgent economy

    02/27/2011 8:33:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/24/2011 | Deroy Murdock
    Kigali, Rwanda — Rwanda is like a black Switzerland. Its nickname is “The Land of a Thousand Hills.” This is a gross understatement. Beyond the runway at the airport here in the nation’s capital, one struggles to stay on flat ground for long. In every imaginable direction, hills roll, small mountains dwarf tea plantations, and dramatic, volcanic peaks vanish into the clouds. Curvaceous bends on narrow byways penetrate lush valleys and craggy canyons. On twisted roads, a modest miscalculation could trigger a treacherous and likely fatal tumble into oblivion. Given the terrain that they have been dealt, Rwandans farm everything...
  • What's Missing from Healthcare in Rwanda? (A formerly war-torn country has excellent healthcare!)

    02/12/2011 10:42:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/12/2011 | Deane Waldman
    A recent online article posted on NY Times Live tells a great medical success story in Rwanda. The author describes the opening of a "Harvard quality" hospital in Butaro, Rwanda where they had previously had no medical facilities at all. The 150-bed Butaro hospital was built in only two years at a cost of R40-million. (The cost of a comparable hospital in the U.S. would be 225-300 million USD). The physical structure itself is designed to scrub the air twelve times per hour to reduce risk of airborne infection. Here, that requires multi-million dollar machines. The Butaro hospital has...
  • US signs anti-ICC immunity pact with Bhutan

    05/21/2003 2:58:18 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 230+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | May 21 2003 | AFP
    The United States has signed a deal with Bhutan giving US citizens in the country immunity from prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC), the State Department said Tuesday. The deal with Bhutan brings to 34 the number of countries with which the United States has signed so-called "Article 98" agreements exempting US citizens from the court's jurisdiction, said Lynn Cassel, a department spokesman. Bhutan and Bosnia-Herzegovina both agreed to the pacts on May 16 but the deal with Thimphu was not announced until Tuesday. Washington refuses to support the ICC, arguing that it could become a forum for politically...
  • Rwanda’s Economic Miracle (country with genocidal past follows free market path to prosperity)

    12/13/2010 7:54:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/13/2010 | Deroy Murdock
    Kigali, Rwanda — It must puzzle Rwandans to watch the loud squabbling between and within America’s political parties over keeping old tax cuts for just two more years. President Obama on Tuesday defended his tax-cut deal with Republican lawmakers by calling them “hostage takers.” Obama’s fellow Democrat, New York congressman Anthony Weiner, complained that the president “seems to go from zero to compromise in 3.5 seconds.” The Washington Wrestling Federation is a world away in style and substance from today’s Rwanda. During a four-day visit here, I found that the enthusiastic consensus for pursuing the free-market path out of poverty...
  • Ted Turner - "Rwanda is just as clean a country as Switzerland" (Law Compels Monthly Clean Up)

    11/28/2010 9:45:11 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    ABC News This Week ^ | November 20, 2010 | ABC News This Week
    TURNER: Or don't have any money. One thing they can do is pick up trash. That's what I do. We're in New York now and yesterday I walked around the block and I picked up trash and put it in the garbage -- AMANPOUR: I don't believe you. TURNER: I swear to God. Absolutely. I pick up trash in Atlanta. AMANPOUR: Why? TURNER: Because I want to set a good example. President Kagame of Rwanda has passed a rule that on the third Saturday of each month, the entire country has to go out from 8 - 11 and pick...
  • Today is United Nations Day: Top 10 Reasons I Hate the UN

    10/24/2010 9:49:23 AM PDT · by mikalasukala · 3 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    Top 10 Reasons I Hate the UN10. UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationMay 28, 2009:I’d think that seriously advocating book burning at any time would disqualify you, since presumably there are equally qualified candidates for the UN’s cultural heritage agency who’ve never advocated destroying cultural heritage. But Israeli society is toxic anyway – especially compared to the glory that is the contemporary Egyptian public sphere – so no loss:Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni, a candidate for the top job at the United Nations culture agency UNESCO, apologised on Wednesday for calling for Israeli books to be burnt… Hosni...
  • Congo examines mass graves to find proof of revenge genocide on Hutus

    09/19/2010 4:59:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Guardian ^ | Sunday, September 12, 2010 | Ofelia de Pablo and Javier Zurita in Goma Tracy McVeigh in London
    A diplomatic row is raging over a draft of a UN report, leaked to the press late last month, that accuses Rwandan President Paul Kagame's troops of massacring Hutu refugees who had fled to neighbouring Zaire, now Congo, after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda of Tutsis and moderate Hutus that left 800,000 dead. The intervention of Kagame's forces has been credited with ending the 1994 killings. The Rwandan government reacted furiously to the UN draft last week, calling it "outrageous" and describing its claims as "immoral". The government is now threatening to pull troops out of UN peacekeeping duties in...
  • Rwandan opposition journalist shot dead: police

    06/25/2010 11:42:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/25/10 | AFP
    NAIROBI (AFP) – A Rwandan journalist who accused the regime of attempting to assassinate a dissident general in Johannesburg was gunned down in Kigali, police said Friday, fuelling tensions ahead of August elections. Jean-Leonard Rugambage's colleagues and media watchdog Reporters Without Borders alleged Thursday's killing was linked to reports alleging the involvement of President Paul Kagame's services in the assassination bid. "He was killed in front of his house when he was going home at 10 pm last night," police spokesman Eric Kayiranga told AFP by telephone, adding that the "unknown gunman" responsible for the attack had fled. Rugambage ran...
  • Darlene Zschech continues to "Shout to the Lord" and bring God's Hope to Rawanda

    06/18/2010 8:19:57 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 95+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 06/18/2010 | Dan Wooding
    She is determined that the people of this genocide-scarred country are not forgotten EXPORT, PA - Australian Darlene Zschech is acclaimed all over the world as a singer, songwriter, worship leader and speaker, most notably for her involvement in the music from Hillsong Church, Sydney, over many years. Although she has achieved numerous gold albums and her songs are sung in many nations of the world, her success simply stands as a testimony to her life's passion to serve God and people with all her heart. As a songwriter, Darlene is perhaps most famous for the chorus "Shout to the...
  • A Dirt-Poor Nation, With a Health Plan (NYT barf alert)

    06/14/2010 2:43:54 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 32 replies · 431+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 14, 2010 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    MAYANGE, Rwanda — The maternity ward in the Mayange district health center is nothing fancy. It has no running water, and the delivery room is little more than a pair of padded benches with stirrups. But the blue paint on the walls is fairly fresh, and the labor room beds have mosquito nets. Inside, three generations of the Yankulije family are relaxing on one bed: Rachel, 53, her daughter Chantal Mujawimana, 22, and Chantal’s baby boy, too recently arrived in this world to have a name yet. The little prince is the first in his line to be delivered in...
  • U.S. law professor charged in Rwandan court

    06/05/2010 8:21:33 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 3 replies · 341+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 6-5-10 | Edmund Kagire
    KIGALI, Rwanda — A Rwandan judge has charged a U.S. lawyer with denying Rwanda's 1994 genocide and publishing articles that threaten the country's security. Peter Erlinder pleaded not guilty to the charges during a five-hour court hearing late Friday in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. "It is the first time I have come to know that my obscure publications back in America were that bad and could amount to genocide denial," Erlinder told the court. He suggested it may be a case of misinterpretation or misunderstanding. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison. Erlinder was upset when the...
  • War clouds gather as nations demand a piece of the Nile

    06/04/2010 2:52:34 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 38 replies · 992+ views
    The Times ^ | 6/4/2010 | Tristan McConnell, Nairobi and Addis Ababa
    The Nile supplies almost all of Egypt’s fresh water and three quarters of Sudan’s. Both countries claim historic rights over it but neither controls its sources. For thousands of years Egypt has jealously defended its right to use the Nile’s waters as it pleases. Now, amid warnings of conflict and crop failure, the balance of power is starting to change as other countries make new claims on the water. Last month most of the countries that occupy the Nile’s headwaters signed an agreement granting themselves greater control of the river and removing a colonial-era veto, held by Egypt for more...
  • Race and Politics (Thomas Sowell)

    04/05/2010 8:01:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies · 1,171+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | April 6, 2010 | Thomas Sowell
    Few combinations are more poisonous than race and politics. That combination has torn whole nations apart and led to the slaughters of millions in countries around the world. You might think we would have learned a lesson from that and stay away from injecting race into political issues. Yet playing the race card has become an increasingly common response to growing public anger at the policies of the Obama administration and the way those policies have been imposed. When the triumphant Democrats made their widely televised walk up Capitol Hill after passing the health care bill, led by a smirking...
  • 'Merchant of death' Victor Bout indicted for trying to buy US planes to ferry arms around world

    02/17/2010 6:34:15 PM PST · by Cindy · 26 replies · 679+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS.com ^ | February 17, 2010, 7:38 pm | Alison Gendar
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "Bout and American-born pal Richard Chichakli were accused of creating a new business, Samar Airlines, which they thought was clean of any connection to their own bloody dealings. Starting in the summer of 2007, Samar Airlines started making deals for airplanes and crews to ferry contraband between the United States and Tajikistan, the indictment said." SNIPPET: "The Russian-born Bout is accused of wiring $1.7 million from bank accounts in Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Russia through banks in New York City and Salt Lake City to finance the scheme." SNIPPET: "Bout, who is accused of supplying weapons to real...
  • BBC apologises over gay execution debate

    12/17/2009 4:18:21 PM PST · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 734+ views
    Nine News ^ | December 18, 2009
    The BBC has apologised after complaints about an online debate which asked: "Should homosexuals face execution?" in response to proposed anti-gay legislation in Uganda. Critics flooded the British broadcaster's website after it launched the provocative debate ahead of a World Service Africa Have Your Say feature. The headline question asking if gays should face execution was later changed to: "Should Uganda debate gay laws?" and the BBC World Service admitted the original version overstepped the mark. "The original headline on our website was, in hindsight, too stark. We apologise for any offence it caused," the director of BBC World Service,...
  • Rights Group Warns of Rwanda Anti-Gay Draft Law

    12/17/2009 12:04:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies · 1,029+ views
    VOA ^ | 12/17/2009 | Alan Boswell
    A coalition of human rights groups is condemning a proposed amendment to Rwanda's criminal law that would criminalize homosexual behavior and advocacy. Meanwhile, Rwanda's northern neighbor, Uganda, is receiving heat for a "draconian" anti-gay bill being debated in its legislature. The coalition Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders says the draft language to criminalize homosexuality could be voted on in the Rwandan lower house of parliament by Friday.  The draft code would then pass to the Rwandan senate for approval. The amended language for Article 217 acquired by the group would give offenders - those who "practice," "encourage,"...
  • Rwandan Grand Prix (video)

    12/15/2009 2:52:29 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies · 643+ views
    YouTube ^ | December 3, 2009 | uploaded by mattharding2718
    Filmed with students during a video production course at the Orphans of Rwanda school in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • Rwandan Archbishop encourages people to "come back to Jesus" during visit (Anglican Open)

    09/18/2009 12:50:25 PM PDT · by mnehring · 3 replies · 271+ views
    LONGMONT — One of the founders of the Anglican Mission in the Americas is in Colorado this week to encourage people to turn to Christ. Rwandan Archbishop Emman-uel Kolini, who is staying with a Longmont family this week, will deliver a sermon Sunday morning in Broomfield. The service is open to the public. “He’s seen as our spiritual father in terms of the formation of this church,” said the Rev. Gerry Schnackenberg, senior pastor of Epiphany Anglican Fellowship, which has worship sites in Longmont, Broomfield, Lakewood and north Boulder. “He really had the vision and courage to go against the...
  • Dr. Nancy 'Jealous' Of Health Insurance Coverage In . . . Rwanda

    07/27/2009 1:34:12 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies · 744+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Conservatives are used to hearing liberals gloat about how the island paradise that is Cuba provides free health care to its fortunate denizens. Apparently there's now yet another country that we have to look up to: Rwanda. On her MSNBC show this afternoon, Dr. Nancy Snyderman proclaimed herself "jealous" of Rwanda, which reportedly provides health insurance coverage to 90% of its citizens. Snyderman's guest was Mary Robinson. The former President of Ireland is now in charge of "the Ethical Globalization Initiative" at the hoity-toity Aspen Institute. Snyderman seemed intent on drawing her guest into making invidious comparisons between the US...
  • Ex-U.S. President Bill Clinton urges Africans to team up for economic growth

    09/23/2002 8:14:17 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 33 replies · 389+ views
    Associated Press | September 23, 2002
    ACCRA, Ghana, Sep 23, 2002 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Monday urged Africans to team up to fight poverty, saying boundary-less cooperation means boundless economic potential. "Through cooperation and collaborative efforts, termites have been able to pull down strong edifices," Clinton said. "Bees have been able to build houses for humans to tap heir honey from." Clinton, who is in Africa to promote efforts to fight AIDS and encourage economic development, was speaking to an assemblage of government ministers, traditional rulers and academics at the launch of Ghana President John Kufuor's Foundation for...
  • (U.K. Prime Minister Gordon) Brown: Internet Means No More Rwandas

    06/19/2009 6:15:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 363+ views
    UPI ^ | June 19, 2009
    Foreign policy is no longer restricted to "a few elites," British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said in an interview with The Guardian. "You cannot have Rwanda again because information would come out far more quickly about what is actually going on and the public opinion would grow to the point where action would need to be taken," he said. The interview with the embattled prime minister, which covered a number of areas, is to be published this weekend. Brown talked of how Twitter and other ways of communicating electronically have been used in Iran this week, subverting the government's efforts...
  • Arrest of Kenyan Exposes Massive Global Arms Trade

    02/25/2002 8:08:26 PM PST · by Wallaby · 8 replies · 1,121+ views
    Africa News | February 25, 2002 | The East African
    Not for commercial use. Solely to be used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. Arrest of Kenyan Exposes Massive Global Arms Trade The East African Africa News February 25, 2002 Monday Kenya L AST WEEKEND'S arrest of Kenyan-born Sanjivan Ruprah, who is alleged to be a part of a major arms smuggling operation to Africa, has brought into the open the extent of the multi-million dollar illegal business. The whereabouts of Bout remain unknown. Some media reports say he is in Moscow, while others say he is in the Congo or the United Arab Emirates. An international ...
  • “Merchant of Death” Trial Still Looms

    05/28/2009 7:17:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 496+ views
    tna ^ | 05.28.09 | William F. Jasper
    The Russian parliament and media refer to him merely as a “Russian businessman.” But to much of the rest of the world, Viktor Bout is known as the “Merchant of Death,” the most notorious member of the dark fraternity of global weapons traffickers who arm terrorist organizations, as well as the tyrannical regimes and brutal warlords and militias responsible for horrendous genocidal slaughters over the past two decades. Since his March 2008 arrest in Bangkok, Thailand, in an elaborate U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sting, Viktor Bout has been in Bangkok’s Klong Prem Special Prison awaiting trial. The U.S. Department of...
  • 4 arrested in kidnap plot

    05/11/2009 5:45:02 AM PDT · by tm61 · 19 replies · 1,356+ views
    Roanoke.com ^ | 5/9/2009 | Amanda Codispoti
    Four men accused of planning to kidnap two Roanoke County women and hold them for ransom were indicted Thursday in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. Joshua Kasongo, 19, of Roanoke; Mohammed Hussein Guhad, 19, of Roanoke; Luke Musa Elbino, 19, of Vinton; and Anthony Eugene Muse, 18, of Roanoke are each charged with conspiring to kidnap and attempted kidnapping. Guhad and Muse are students at Patrick Henry High School. Elbino is a student at Virginia Western Community College.
  • Blair hails Rwandan revival as 'inspiration to the world'

    05/10/2009 2:09:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 1,063+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/10/09 | AFP
    KIGALI (AFP) – Former Prime Minister Tony Blair on Sunday praised genocide-scarred Rwanda as "an inspiration to the world," after talks with President Paul Kagame. "Rwanda has in a remarkably short period of time become a role model for Africa," said Blair, highlighting the small central African state's tourism industry just 15 years after a genocide that that left around 800,000 people massacred during a 100-day carnage. "A country that was once a no-go area attracted more than a million visitors in 2008," Blair stated. "It is one of the most stable countries in Africa," he added.
  • Rwanda: Genocide Fugitive Arrested in the U.S. (Naturalized Citizen in Kansas)

    04/27/2009 12:47:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 628+ views
    The New Times ^ | 25 April 2009 | Felly Kimenyi
    A Burundian national suspected to have participated in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi has been arrested in the United States. Lazare Kobagaya, 82, is a naturalised US citizen who was arrested in the State of Kansas after it was found that he had misinformed the authorities there when he applied for citizenship in 2005. Kobagaya, according to an indictment issued by the US Department of Justice, is accused of having spearheaded killings in the former Nyakizu Commune in the Southern Province. Besides having had a role in the Genocide, the Burundian who resided in the former Butare Prefecture during...