Kagame: ‘Permanent Aid Can Make a Person Become Useless’

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By Gahiji Innocent, News of Rwanda. President Paul Kagame gave a rare interview to the Harvard International Review on the heels of a new investment deal with China and the establishment of sovereign fund that has raised some Rwf 15 billion in two weeks. But even with Chinese cash and investments pouring into Rwanda, Mr Kagame says the ultimate decision about the development of Africa remains with Africans. With regard to Rwanda, Kagame said: “No nation, even the ones who supported the genocide, owes us a favor…. I have said many times to our people, ‘Why should the taxpayers of another nation put food in our mouths and for how long?'”

UN Documents and Belgian Peacekeeper Implicate French Authorities in Rwanda GenocideDes documents de l’ONU et un casque bleu belge impliquent les autorités françaises dans le génocide à Rwanda

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By Linda Melvern, Liberation | Translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. A recently discovered United Nations list revealed that on the eve of the 1994 genocide the Rwandan army possessed French ground-to-air missiles that France was banned from exporting at that time. Belgian peacekeeper Yves Teyssier testified that the night before the April 6, 1994 attack he was blocked by Rwandan army from entering the Camp Kanombe area, and the next day he heard a UN colleague’s voice report on UN radio that two missiles were fired at president Habyarimana’s plane from the camp. (English|French)

Rwandan Leader Paul Kagame Blasts West for Harboring Genocide Suspects (UPDATED)Kagame accuse l’Occident de ne pas poursuvire des génocidaires

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By Staff, AFP via Raw Story. As Rwanda marked the 18th anniversary of a Tutsi massacre, President Paul Kagame accused Western countries of failing to apprehend genocide suspects on their territory. “As we remember those we lost, some of those who killed them are still moving freely in some capitals of the so-called free world.” – Paul Kagame. UPDATE: Arpil 18th, Uwikindi extradited to Rwanda; he is alleged to have led a group of killers to look for and exterminate Tutsi civilians. (English | French)