Tag Archive | France

Djibouti Is Hot

How a forgotten sandlot of a country became a hub of international power games. By Monte Reel | March 23, 2016 Photographs by Guillaume Bonn/INSTITUTE Bloomberg News The bartender measures a shot of Johnnie Walker Red Label in a steel jigger and dumps it over ice. A waitress sets the glass on a tray and […]

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France’s Hollande: Eritrea ‘Becoming Empty’ as Residents Leave

French President Francois Hollande (r) talks to President of the European Council Donald Tusk at an informal summit on migration in Valletta, Malta, Nov. 11, 2015. VOA News Last updated on: November 11, 2015 5:10 AM French President Francois Hollande says Africa needs more international development aid in order to curb the flow of migrants […]

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Rwanda: French Court Blocks Rwanda Genocide Suspect Extradition

A French court has said no to the extradition of a Rwandan genocide suspect, accused of inciting the murder of monks in the monastery where he worked. Campaigners say they hope Joseph Habyarimana will face trial in France. Habyarimana faces charges of complicity in genocide and crimes against humanity in Rwanda for his alleged part […]

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Djibouti dreams of being ‘new Dubai’

From Kenya’s Daily Nation   The Djibouti port. ADUALEM SISAY | NATION MEDIA GROUP DJIBOUTI, Sunday For years the Horn of Africa nation Djibouti was seen by foreign powers as a far-flung military outpost overlooking the Gulf of Aden. Now the strategic port wants to capitalise on its key position on one of the world’s […]

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China negotiating for Horn of Africa military base, Djibouti says

From The Times of India AFP | May 9, 2015, 11.02 PM IST Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh said Beijing’s presence in his strategically-placed country would be “welcome”. (AFP photo) DJIBOUTI: China is negotiating a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti, the president said, raising the prospect of US and Chinese bases side-by-side in the […]

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We must soldier on, Kagame tells Rwandans

By: EUGENE KWIBUKA PUBLISHED: April 08, 2015 The challenges Rwandans have had to contend with over the past 21 years have helped strengthen their resolve to stand up for their rights and recommit to a better future despite the efforts of those who deny the Genocide and would rather see Rwanda fail, President Paul Kagame said yesterday. […]

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COULD FRANCE SOON FACE A PUBLIC RECKONING OVER ITS ROLE IN THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE?

By Penelope Starr  April 8, 2015 On April 7, the International Day of Reflection on the Rwandan Genocide, France announced it was going to declassify a trove of documents from that era to help shed light on the events that unfolded over two decades ago. This is a significant announcement for France, which is seen has having been […]

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France’s Deadly Diplomatic Game

The entrapment of FDLR summits by Lonzen Rugira ON JUNE 26 an ugly game took a dangerous twist. A game that has taken on different dimensions, tactics, and actors while retaining the same objective: to overthrow the regime in Kigali. As recent as early this year it acquired a diplomatic tact that that made it […]

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Why Won't France Own Up to Its Role in the 1994 Rwanda Genocide?

Why Won’t France Own Up to Its Role in the 1994 Rwanda Genocide?

Rwanda’s New Times reports that Francois Leotard, France’s Defence Minister during the the 1994 Rwandan genocide where up to a million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were brutally murdered, defended the infamous Zone Turquoise that shielded the genocidaires. The New Times stated that during a forum held in April of this year in Paris, Leotard said […]

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