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
Monday, August 16, 2010
A call for a different and sustainable Rwanda
The decade before the African independence saw in 1959 what historians have called the Rwandan revolution where the Hutu enslaved from birth majority and excluded Tutsi minority managed to become owners of their destiny in the years that followed.
Fifty years on the spirit and values of the Rwandan revolution have been crashed. Rwanda has fallen in the hands of a local and international mafia type of political leadership which is using oppressive policies of the past to control and use the population for its own greed. Voices of the oppressed people are nowhere represented in the sphere of politics or any other institutions of the country. Surprisingly the mercenaries in power claim to be more Rwandans than any other constituency around.
When a nation of deliberately impoverished people under the pretense of economic liberalism is subject to discrimination and exploitation, raising awareness about its oppression is not being divisive, genocidaire, genocide denier, national security threat, but only a call for justice and fairness.
When black Americans and black South Africans vigorously opposed discriminative policies that racist oppressors imposed on them, they were only after their fundamental human rights of association, freedom of speech, owning a property, access to decent education and employment, having space to determine and decide their own destiny.
Paul Kagame regime has now been exposed for what it is: a criminal institution which rules over a country pursues a selfish agenda and lives on lies laundered through PR machinery costing millions of dollars. Different reactions from the main partners of Rwanda after the results of the undemocratic presidential elections of 2010 come short of the usual praises of the Rwandan government.
What Rwanda has experienced in recent months and which culminated in a masquerade of presidential election on August 9th, 10 calls every Rwandan from all ethnic groups young and old, literate and illiterate, inside and outside the country, rich and poor, and friends everywhere of the real Rwanda and not the one of oppressors, to come out more than at any other time of the country’s history to stop a criminal political system led by Paul Kagame.
By coming out together and taking back their destiny into their hands Rwandans can bring and give to their country a trans-formative revolution which can and will undoubtedly address effectively current and future political economic and social challenges.