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RDTJ19 March 2013

In ‘Stand with Rwanda: Now is no time to cut aid’ , an article appearing on Foreign Policy.Com on 21

February 2013, Tony Blair and American billionaire Howard Buffet called on the international community not to freeze their financial support for Rwanda. Their plea, targetting in particular to their respective countries (Rwanda’s biggest donors) came after the UN Group of Experts Reports released in July and November 2012 which revealed that Rwanda was spending money intended for the promotion of social and economic projects on military meddling in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to violating DRC territorial integrity, Rwanda has been found to support M23, a deadly rebel group opperating in eastern DRC which has displaced 900 000 people, left millions of others dead, and whose leaders are wanted by International Criminal Court. Blair and Buffet argue that because Rwanda has developed economically and has been paying the World Bank debts, the international community should continue to support President Kagame regardless of his implication by various UN Experts or Special Rapporteurs and human rights organisations reports in committing flagrant human rights violations in DRC as well as in Rwanda.

The Blair and Buffet article was met with dismay by the Rwandan Platform for Dialogue, Truth and Justice (RDTJ). RDTJ strongly stresses that economic development should not be applauded when it is known to be at the cost of political oppression of the majority of the population in Rwanda; war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Rwanda and DRC; and exploitation of mineral wealth in the DRC. What’s more, Rwanda has a large and growing disparity of wealth between a small elite and the majority who remain excessively poor.

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Venant Habiyambere 21/03/2013 09:36


Les arguements de Tony Blair me rappellent les racistes sudafricains qui justifiaient leur régime d'apartheid par les progrès économiques réalisés en Afrique du Sud. Certes l' Afrique du Sud
avaient construit plus de routes que la Tanzanie, mais n'empêche que ce régime était une honte pour l'humanité.


En Allemagne, les néo-nazis disent encore Aujourd'hui que Hitler a construit des autoroutes, crée des emplois, réalisé pas mal de progrès industriels (automobile, armements), ect... Pour les
nazis, le génocide et les crimes de guerre de Hitler sont un petit accident de l'histoire. T. Blair en défendant Kagame emboîte, sans se gêner l'idéologie naziste. Pour lui, faire massacrer des
NEGRES congolais (de nature desorganisé) n'est pas du tout grave pourvu que le Rwanda progresse. Plus raciste que ca, on meurt


 


Venant Habiyambere