Author Archives: Aimable Mugara

“Terminator” in jail at the ICC, a historic moment for Rwanda

General Bosco Ntaganda, an accused war criminal who has been nicknamed “the Terminator” by Congolese people was detained at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague on March 22, 2013. This ended a saga that has started a few … Continue reading 

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Woman who tried to run for presidential elections ended up getting 8 years in jail instead

US citizens are preparing to have their time at the ballot box this November 6, 2012 to choose their president. As most people would agree, there are some things that could be improved in the US presidential elections. But one … Continue reading 

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June 24th, 2012: Second anniversary of first ever political protest against Paul Kagame

I came across an article that reminded me of the brave Rwandans who risked their lives and their freedom on June 24, 2010 by peacefully protesting against General Kagame’s dictatorship in Rwanda. The article covered many important points that I … Continue reading 

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Canada’s Harper Government Attitude on Rwanda: Can Some Genocides Be Justified?

Recent actions by Stephen Harper’s government in Canada make us wonder whether the current Canadian government believes that some genocides are more equal than others. Mr. Harper’s ministers make it seem as if they believe that some genocides are tolerable … Continue reading 

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This International Human Rights Day, dear Rwanda, how about some introspection?

Sixty three years ago, on December 10, 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Political leaders representing different countries from around the world took a stand. They stood by a document that … Continue reading 

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Can you please go to jail quietly madam, pretty please?

Imagine if you were on trial for crimes punishable with up to 30 years in jail. Imagine if the judges then told your lawyers that the lawyers have no right to cross-examine the state’s so-called witnesses. This is what happened … Continue reading 

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Canadian Federal Judges Say A Rwandan Is Guilty Because He Is Alive‏

From: Aimable Mugara To: Subject: Canadian Federal Judges Say You Are Guilty Because You Are Alive Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 08:46:52 -0400 Dear Tamsin McMahon, It is with great sadness that I read your article of March 30, … Continue reading 

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As Egypt moves into the modern world, Rwanda remains in medieval times

For 18 days the whole world watched in suspense as the people of Egypt rose up against a dictator who had ruled them with an iron fist for 30 years. Every day we wondered how this would all end. Would … Continue reading 

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“I’m ready for a peaceful resistance until the final victory” – Mrs Victoire Ingabire

The following words by Rwandan opposition leader give hope to democracy activists in Rwanda: “I’m ready for a peaceful resistance until the final victory”. Read more at

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Rwandan Opposition Leader’s Message from Jail

It is sad how human beings repeat the same mistakes that other human beings before them have made. Not too long ago in South Africa, the oppressors there instituted an Apartheid system against an innocent majority of the population. These … Continue reading 

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