Africa Great Lakes Democracy Watch
Welcome to Africa Great Lakes Democracy Watch Blog. Our objective is to promote the institutions of democracy,social justice,Human Rights,Peace, Freedom of Expression, and Respect to humanity in Rwanda,Uganda,DR Congo, Burundi,Sudan, Tanzania, Kenya,Ethiopia, and Somalia. We strongly believe that Africa will develop if only our presidents stop being rulers of men and become leaders of citizens. We support Breaking the Silence Campaign for DR Congo since we believe the democracy in Rwanda means peace in DRC. Follow this link to learn more about the origin of the war in both Rwanda and DR Congo:http://www.rwandadocumentsproject.net/gsdl/cgi-bin/library
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Clinton questions Rwanda’s democracy
The US Secretary of State, Ms Hilary Clinton, has said that recent political developments in Rwanda threaten to undermine its young democracy and its path development. The former US First Lady stressed this at her Diplomacy Briefing on Sub-Saharan Africa countries on Monday where she talked about her country’s relationship with countries in the Sub-Saharan countries.
“Recent events in Rwanda threaten to undermine its own remarkable progress by beginning to move away from a lot of the very positive actions that undergirded its development so effectively,” Ms Clinton said in a statement that was sent to Daily Monitor from the Africa Media Hub based at the US Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa.
She added: “The US remains very supportive of Rwanda, however, and is in discussion with Rwanda’s government to see steps taken to reverse those actions.” Recently, senior army officers in Rwanda have been arrested while some like former Chief of Staff Lt. Gen.Kayumba Nyamwasa have fled to exile.
Opposition leader Victoire Ingobire is facing charges of allegedly participating in the 1994 genocide. The head of the country’s football governing body Brig. Gen. Jean Bosco Kazura was also arrested for travelling to South Africa to watch World Cup football without clearance.