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Rwanda: Getting Hard To Believe in Kagame’s PR Genius

It’s getting hard for me to believe in Kagame’s PR genius, given his worse than flimsy excuses for denying the poitical rights of the opposition, his allegations that journalists were responsible for the bombings, and, now, his goverment’s charge that Paul Rusesabagina is a “revisionist” and “Double Genocide Theorist,”

Ann Garrison –


1 gigi { 03.19.10 at 8:32 am }

Garrisson, i need to know what you feel when you meddle in the business of another. is it because you are an american or because you are smarter than them?

2 Chief Editor { 03.19.10 at 9:28 am }

You should comment on the content of her article. Give facts and show that what Ms Garrison writes is erroneous! That is the spirit of the debate.
So, I hope you’ll only comment if you have something useful to say.

3 A Scrantonian { 03.21.10 at 2:53 pm }

According to a recent Washington Post article:
“Rwanda is one of the few nations in the developing world spending more on education than on the military.
Kagame re-wrote the constitution such that his party cannot have more than 50 percent of the seats in parliament.
Though Kagame is from one ethnic group, his Prime Minister and 70 percent of his cabinet are from the other.
Thirty percent of elected officials at the level of municipality, parliament, and cabinet are required to be women; and a world-leading 56 percent of parliament is now women.
The country is secure and the World Bank’s Doing Business report recognized Rwanda as the greatest reforming nation in the world last year.”

4 Colored Opinions { 03.30.10 at 7:35 am }

A Scrantonian: The article you quote is written by Kagame’s closest advisors , Michael Fairbanks. In that same article Fairbanks denies Kagame’s role in formenting war in eastern Congo and the fact that Kagame is suppressing opposition parties at home. Michael Fairbanks sounds like Alice in Wonderland when he describes Kagame’s Rwanda. I like fairy tales, don’t get me wrong. But just don’t try to force your utopian projects on us, Michael.

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