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Recently, there was an FDRL attack in @MusanzeDistrict which left some innocent #Rwanda-ns killed and others injured. Among the rebel group, was a young man, who, before joining FDRL, was doing his masters in Kampala, after graduating on a govt scholarship at @Uni_Rwanda!
To young people:

The govt gives you a scholarship, you study, you graduate, you continue for masters, you are intellectual, then suddenly someone comes and offers you a so-called well paying job, you agree without even thinking twice, you go, you join the rebel groups...
you finally attack your country, wait, all this is insane!

Think critically before making any decision about such things. The person offering you that job is not your relative, not your friend, he has no pity for you. Ask yourself the way he loves you, what made him choose you?
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#DistantJustice Africa book tour THREAD

2 to 24 May 2019

From Cape Town to Kigali....

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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:

ijr.org.za/2019/04/05/inv…
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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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1/ It's fair to say @UNPeacekeeping🇺🇳 is currently in a financial crisis caused largely but not solely by the 🇺🇸 Trump administration. Here's a thread explaining the state of play undocs.org/a/73/809
2/ First a caveat: the numbers fluctuate regularly so what follows are just snapshots. @UNPeacekeeping & its troop- & police-contributing countries (T/PCCs) are reimbursed after the fact. Here's an explainer of how it works via @ipinstGO theglobalobservatory.org/2018/10/in-us-…
3/ When UN Member States don't pay their @UNPeacekeeping dues in full and on-time it hurts 1) T/PCCs; 2) mission effectiveness in the field; and 3) the reputation of the UN's🇺🇳 general effective system for financing #PeaceOperations.
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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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This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the #RwandaGenocide, which claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and left many more homeless

Here's a look at how it all unfolded...

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In 1990, rebels of the Tutsi-dominated Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) invaded northern Rwanda from neighbouring Uganda

The RPF’s success prompted President Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu, to speed up political reforms #RwandaGenocide #Rwanda
In August 1993, Rwanda and the RPF signed a deal to end years of civil war, allowing for power-sharing and the return of refugees

But President Habyarimana was slow in implementing it and a transitional government failed to take off #Rwanda #RwandaGenocide
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Exactly.

Remembering how British columnists use words like cockroaches and talk of using gunboats on refugees. That language paved the way for the slo-mo national suicide attempt now underway.
I have been thinking how we reach for the trajectory of hate filled rhetoric —> dehumanisation —> violence.

I have done threads about this too. They are meant to be warnings against our worst selves. But also warnings to those vulnerable and rallying, organising cries.
But what of those with diminishing power deploying hateful rhetoric?

Do fading empires dissolve in bitter self-hatred?

Thinking Brexit....yes, it’s far right, hateful, stupid thuggery. But the greatest harm is to UK itself.
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Re-upping this thread since today the *President of the United States of America said that asylum seekers from brown countries were "not humans" but "animals."

#Rwanda #Holocaust #Genocide
I apologize for mistaking the quote above ("not human").

He actually said they were not people.
"What no one seemed to notice...was the ever widening gap, after 1933, between the government and the people."

"They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-1945" by Milton Mayer

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On Dec 12 there were 505 #Ebola cases reported in #DRCongo -- 2 dys later it's 521, w/>30 cases in the large city of Butembo. "Control" seems elusive.
Here are some reasons for rising concern (see my thread):
National elections are days away (Dec 23) & violence is rising. 2 dys ago someone set fire to the election warehouse, destroying 1000s of voting machines in Kinshasa.
MORE
aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/f…
One of the est'ed 60 militias operating in the #Ebola area of No Kivu is the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR). Shots were fired X-border in #Rwanda, killing 2 Rwandan soldiers on Dec 9. Escalated border tension, Hutu v Tutsi. MORE
ewn.co.za/2018/12/15/two…
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I want to share some 'secrets' about Rwanda. How can a country rise from a bloody past and become an emerging powerhouse in business, tourism, tech and environment...all in less than 25 years?

This is the story of why everyone deserves a FIELD TRIP to Rwanda! #Rwanda

A Thread.
1a. Rwanda is incredibly focused on Rwanda. It sounds like something that every country should do but the truth is many countries are more loyal to their greed or their corruption. So, after the Genocide of 1994, Rwanda buckled up and took the bull by the horns. Here's how...
1b. Rwanda has built a national identity (RWANDAN) and gradually evolved from tribal classifications of Hutu, Tusti, Twa or whatever artificial classification divided them in the first place. In Rwanda, everyone is RWANDAN first!

See more here -
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This retraction by @AlJazeera actually raises more questions than answers, and to my mind at least, brings to the fore, the fact that our Federal Republic of Anyhowness, has gone global...
Yesterday, asides @AlJazeera_World, other news outlets, including the Twitter only news outlet, @spectatorindex said that #Nigeria's ambassador had attended the opening of the American Embassy in #Jerusalem.
Isreali outlets such at @TimesofIsrael and @HamodiaIL also ran with the news. @haaretzcom actually went so far as to publish an infograph that included #Nigeria's name as one of the country's "celebrating with them" on the grand new opening...
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No surprise,
Posing at, attending #Burundi radicals opposition meetings, @RFI's @rutwesdras confirms (again) relentless anti-ruling party bias that has been noticed throughout @RFI's coverage of #Burundi

Dear @rutwesdras @AFP @AFPAfrica, @RFIAfrique @RFI and others,
will you update your article on #Burundi refugees who recently came from #Rwanda with comments of said refugees ?
or are you planning a full article on this matter ?
Video testimonies of refugees COMING BACK to #Burundi were completely ignored by the same medium
🤔but today, -written- refugees testimonies suddenly matter again to @RFI @AFPAfrica @rutwesdras

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: "while the Nkurunziza government has accused regional actors (aka #Rwanda) of meddling to fuel conflict in the country, these allegations have remained largely false."

It is now (very) safe to ignore @issafrica from credible knowledge sources on #Burundi
Let's recall this:
#Burundi has showed 35 pieces of evidence to the @_icglr accusing #Rwanda of fueling #BurundiCrisis,
The @_icglr is the same organ which investigated on #Rwanda's accusations against #Burundi, of hosting Interhamwe (No proof found)
However, #Rwanda conveniently refused to allow @_icglr to investigate #Burundi's claims (which, again, are already backed by 35 pieces of evidences.)
Apparently, this is enough for @priyal_singh & @issafrica to conclude that the claims are false.
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A Contributor to controversial report against @BurundiGov is found to have been previously financed by the #EU
«L'#UE exprime sa grande déception»
@JohnFisher_hrw: «c'est scandaleux...»
@UKmissionGeneva: «deplorable attempt...»
#HRC36 #Burundi
#Twenga
#EU expresses its will to improve relationship with #Burundi,
(acknowledging that the relationship was indeed bad ? )
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#Burundi Insider Series: Lies and Manipulation. The affair between a small country and genocide.
#Burundi Insider Series: God & country they live and breathe; United & strong beyond politics. This is Burundi's military. Valor. Courage.
#Burundi Insider Series: Not so friendly neighbor. Undeniable proof of #Rwanda's hand in #BurundiCrisis
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