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On 14th March, in #Kigali, #Rwanda, @MosengoOmba, the General Secretary of @CAF_Online, called me a “mercenaire” (mercenary) because of my journalism, which criticises, FACTUALLY, what is going wrong in CAF. I am going to ask him who the real mercenary in African football is.
For the first time in the history of @CAF_Online, we have a General Secretary that is NOT the LEGAL national of any African country. Yes, he is of #DRC descent. But he has no legal citizenship of any country in #Africa. I will explain…
Under the laws of the Democratic Republic of Congo, dual nationality is strictly forbidden by law. Once you take up the nationality of another country, you CANNOT be a national of DRC. @MosengoOmba is a citizen of #Switzerland, and lost his DRC nationality, as a result.
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It’s a big shame that #Rwanda, a smaller and far less resourced country than #Nigeria @Nigeria, the so-called “giant of Africa” 😂😏 has better, more sophisticated security checks at their major airport. I’ll explain…
Before getting to the main #Kigali airport terminal, the major security checks are done. Cars taking passengers to the airport are put through an automatic car scanner, while the driver of the car and passengers go through their own checks, within the same zone.
After the driver and passengers go through the body scanners and metal detectors, they wait for the car to come through the automated 🚗 scanner. If it’s ‘clean’, it rolls through and the driver and passenger(s) get in and drive to the terminal…
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.@CAF_Online #AfricaSuperLeague Exclusive: The planning and management of this new event, to start in August 2023, are in the hands of the THREE ITALIAN men you see below. Who are they and what are their roles? Keep reading, as I make my posts, on this thread.
This is former Italian tennis player Eno Polo. A consultant to @FIFAcom, he is the CEO-designate of the company that will be formed to manage the #AfricaSuperLeague, outside @CAF_Online. The company is to be based in #Kigali, #Rwanda. Image
This is Romy Gai, @FIFAcom’s Chief Business Officer and former CEO of the UAE Football League. He was Chief Revenue Officer at @juventusfcen for 14 years. Gianni Infantino has put him in charge of developing the #AfricaSuperLeague concept. Image
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1/26. It is our pleasure to introduce the #NewGeneration, a group of young negotiators from vulnerable developing countries who are at #COP27. The work to support them is led by @Rininreallife with @MoreCamilla for @IIED and @HeidiMareeWhite for @LossAndDamage.🧵
2/26. Adama Sonia Fatimata Bandé (@adama_sonia) is an environmental lawyer specialising in environmental and social safeguarding from #Burkina Faso where she works on rural electrification projects and is a #ClimateChange researcher.
3/26. Based in Ouagadougou Adama is following #LossAndDamage for Burkina Faso at #COP27 and is supported by @Irish_Aid through @IIED.
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Dear Mayor @PudenceR, Dear CEO @cakamanzi,
our restaurant @LoungeTania was closed yesterday, August 12, by the @RemeraRwanda E.S. for apparent "#noisepollution". #Kigali #RwOT #Rwanda
We are located in a commercial area in Gishushu (with little to no residential presence) and have been operational since February 2020. We have been organizing events on our front yard (mainly acoustic live band or DJ) since October 2021.
In May 2022, we received apparent "noise pollution" warnings/a 150K fine. Since June, we moved our events at the back, facing offices (M&M Plaza, Tele 10, RDB etc). Yesterday, @RemeraRwanda decided to close the restaurant after a complaint from a citizen living in Nyarutarama.
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THREAD: #Rwanda, is it the best choice?

As we have all had had time to mull over the extraordinary revelations from last week, we thought it might be now a good time to dissect through some of the issues
This thread will focus on Rwanda in relation to the #PritiPatel deal. 1/
Most of you will have heard of #Rwanda from "Hotel Rwanda" a film that tells a bit about the Genocide that happened in the country in 1994 - in 100 days between April-July - >800,000 Tutsi people were killed in a national Genocide.
Rwanda has been rebuilding itself ever since. 2/
Why is it important that we dissect this deal from the #Rwanda angle?

Well put simply - its because the British gov #BorisJohnson #PritiPatel are deliberately not telling you, if they did, most Britons would be appalled & disgusted at how bad the scheme is for RW & refugees. 3/
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10 photographers, 2 cars, 16 days on the road, Nairobi to Bujumbura.

Pick a comfortable seat. This is a long thread.

Welcome onboard.

Images by @OneTouchMediaKe members.

#OnetouchLive #AfricanTravel
We originally wanted to do Nairobi - Namibia. Instead of cancelling the entire trip when finances refused to cooperate, we changed our destination to Bujumbura.

We even appeared on NTV’s The Trend with @LarryMadowo to share our vision.
We were @paulobuna @truthslinger @joemakeni @efi_m @AmungaTheGreat @iamnyingez @nkatetei Joe Were and Esmeralda DeSouza, aka Onetouch - a visual art collective documenting & showcasing the beauty and cultures of Africa to shift perceptions from the common narrative.
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En #Afrique centrale actuellement où la population de #Kigali a été confinée jq au 26 juillet, qqs réflexions et témoignages en vis à vis de la situation en France et les contrastes saisissants des situations. Un décalage terrible qui interroge sur ce que nous devenons.
En #France le débat fait rage entre obligation vaccinale, passe sanitaire et des actes de violence sont commis contre des centres de vaccination. Des propos indignes sont tenus concernant la vaccination... tandis qu'en #Afrique c'est l'urgence sanitaire... Allons voir...
Cette photo à #Kigali est une queue pour la vaccination. Hélas, il n'y a pas assez des vaccins. Le programme au #Rwanda est de vacciner 30% de la population en 2021 et 60% en 2022 !
Vous voyez le débat si décalé avec ve qui se passe en France ?
En attendant que se passe t il ?...
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[A LA UNE A 21H] La #France porte des responsabilités "accablantes" dans le génocide des Tutsi au #Rwanda, selon un rapport cinglant d'historiens remis aujourd'hui à @EmmanuelMacron. #Kigali salue "un pas important vers une compréhension commune du rôle de la France" #AFP 1/5
@EmmanuelMacron [A LA UNE A 21H] Le ministre de l'Education @jmblanquer a annoncé que dans les 19 départements concernés par le reconfinement régional, un seul cas de Covid dans une classe entraînerait désormais sa fermeture, contre trois cas auparavant #AFP 2/5
@EmmanuelMacron @jmblanquer [A LA UNE A 21H] L'Organisation mondiale de la santé (@OMS_fr) a demandé d'urgence 10 millions de doses de vaccins pour 20 pays qui en sont toujours privés, en plein regain des contaminations au coronavirus dans le monde #AFP 3/5
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Génocide des Tutsi du #Rwanda : la France porte des "responsabilités lourdes et accablantes" selon un rapport d’historiens remis aujourd’hui à @EmmanuelMacron #AFP
@EmmanuelMacron Si la France a “failli” au #Rwanda "rien ne vient démontrer" qu'elle s'est rendue "complice" du génocide qui a fait au moins 800.000 morts selon l'ONU, selon ce rapport #AFP
@EmmanuelMacron Paris a été “aveugle face à la préparation" du génocide au #Rwanda selon les conclusions de ce rapport consultées par l'#AFP avant leur publication
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#Rwanda #UN #Kigali #TheHauge #lawsuit

Félicien Kabuga was on the run for 26 years. He is considered one of the suspected masterminds behind the genocide in Rwanda and was arrested in France on May 16, 2020. Now he has to answer before a UN court in The Hague.
According to today's first hearing, the well over 80-year-old businessman is accused of genocide as well as aiding and abetting it in a number of cases. Kabuga is said to have financed and equipped the Hutu militia Interahamwe,
which carried out the majority of the murders of at least 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu in 1994, and the accused directly for the radio and TV broadcaster RTLM, which was involved in the genocide and his public calls for massacres of the Tutsi minority were responsible.
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The #DefundThePolice campaign is a precursor. We forgot the US signed up to the #UN #Kigali Principles. UN police troops can intervene in the US during armed conflicts. An EO by #Obama supporting the principles and a bill HR 1111 that seems as an early framework for it See thread
"’s U.N. peacekeepers have the clear authority to safeguard the innocent -- but it is still applied unevenly. That’s why the principles and best practices for civilian protection laid out in #Kigali are so important. ..." B. #Obama 28/09/2015…
The mission of UN Police is to enhance international peace and security by supporting Member-States in conflict, post-conflict and other crisis situations.…

#Kigali #DefundThePolice #MartialLaw2020
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1. Ce 21 décembre, 1471 réfugiés #rwanda-is (dont 71 membres du #FDLR, milice extrémiste composée de génocidaires & cie) sont rentrés de #RDC. Parmi eux, se trouverait Angeline #Mukandutiye, qui a participé au génocide des Tutsi du #Rwanda. #Kwibuka25…
2. Cette inspectrice des Ecoles primaires de la commune urbaine de Nyarugenge était à la tête des #Interahamwe du secteur Rugenge, quartier de Kiyovu, où elle « opérait » en coordination avec le préfet Tharcisse Renzaho et la Conseillère Odette Nyirabagenzi (pour ne citer qu’eux) ImageImage
3. Pour en savoir plus sur le rôle de #Mukandutiye et de ses comparses, relire les minutes du procès de Tharcisse #Renzaho, ouvert le 8 janvier 2007 (Affaire n° ICTR-97-31-T) devant la Chambre de Première Instance du #TPIR.
#Kwibuka25 cc @RIB_Rw
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#DistantJustice Africa book tour THREAD

2 to 24 May 2019

From Cape Town to Kigali....…
Foggy, blustery day in Cape Town. But it'll be clear & bluster-free when @tmurithi12 & I launch our books on international criminal justice in Africa @_IJR_ 5:30pm today.

Full house but I'm told some seats can be squeezed at the back if you RSVP here:…
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1. En cette période de commémoration, je voudrais parler de Rose, une grande dame pour laquelle je veux tenir nos mémoires en éveil. Sa vie a basculé entre le 22/04 et le 17/06/1994. Chaque jour jusqu'au 17/06, je vais vous parler de celle qu'elle fut #laVieDeRose #Rwanda #RwOT🇷🇼
2. Comme toute chronique, l’itinéraire de vie que je vais vous raconter est divisé en plusieurs périodes. L'histoire de Rose suit le calendrier de l'Histoire de son pays natal, le Rwanda : avant 1959, entre 1959 et 1994, entre avril et juillet 1994 et après 1994. #laVieDeRose
3. Elle s’appelait donc Rose, et elle était aussi belle que la reine des fleurs. Comme ne tarderait pas à le démontrer son parcours accidenté de jeune fille, de femme, de mère puis de veuve, Rose appartenait à la version la plus résistante de l’arbuste dont elle porte le nom.
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When I was in #Rwanda in 2017 to commemorate the #GenocideAgainstTheTutsi, I struggled with how best to honour the survivors who so generously shared their stories.Was it in retelling of unimaginable horrors they were subjected to?Or in celebrating survival,resilience & strength?
I shared stories of survival and courage. And I also took home in my heart resilience and joy. Remembering #Kigali Independent University student survivors #Kwibuka25
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Today marks 25yrs since the genocide against the Tutsis in #Rwanda. The international community stood by as more than 800,000 people were slaughtered in 100 days.
In 2017, I was honoured to be in Rwanda for the commemoration. #RwandaGenocide
A thread I wrote in #Kigali in 2017 during the ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsis. There are 250,000 Tutsi victims of the 1994 genocide buried at #Kigali Genocide Memorial #Rwanda #Kwibuka25
Kwibuka means Remembrance. It was an honour to join The Walk to Remember in #Kigali two years ago to remember the #GenocideAgainstTheTutsi. I send love and solidarity to friends in #Rwanda who are remembering today, the 25th anniversary. #Kwibuka25
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