Kagame’s Next 7 Years, And The Path To Glory – Or Slippery Road To Heartbreak (Part II)

The potential quandary for Kagame is that Rwanda could become his “Hotel California” of which The Eagles famously sung: he can check out, but he can never leave.

After Kagame’s 99% Vote Win, An Alternative View Of Rwanda And The Untravelled Road Ahead (Part 1)

In this election Kagame was really not running against Frank Habineza or Philippe Mpayimana. His real competition were three “invisible” candidates – Rwandan history, Rwandan geography, and the Rwandan land.

CRISIS IN THE GREAT LAKES 5: Circling The Wagons, And The Smell Of Diamonds, Oil, And Money In Air

UNLESS you are from Southern Africa, then perhaps you haven’t heard that a young smart businessman called Khulubuse Zuma is engaged to Swazi Princess Fiksiwe. Fiksiwe is half-sister to Swaziland King Mswati. Mswati’s many extravagant weddings, harem, the Umhlanga (the annual reed where young maidens parade  barechest before the monarch) over which he presides, are perhaps the most famous things …

CRISIS IN THE GREAT LAKES 1: For Rwanda It’s Back To 1996… And For Tanzania It’s Back To Uganda 1982

A clash in DRC between Rwanda forces and Tanzanian troops, should it ever come to pass, would there not be so new. It could be said to be a reacquaintance after 31 years.

The World According To Kagame: People Who Have Power, A Lot Of Power, Should Use It Wisely (And Who He’d Like To Succeed Him)

 So what does Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame REALLY think about accusations (which he denies) that he, or at least some key figures in the Rwandan government and military, are the patrons of the Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group M23 that recently captured the eastern city of Goma? What does he think of “international justice”? Is Rwanda going to blink …