CNARED: CAMELEON MAIS SURTOUT….CANCRE

Le Cnared vient de demander  la mise sur pied d’un gouvernement de transition, qui sera suivi par des élections libres et transparentes. A première vue ces déclarations semblent sensées et honnêtes, à part qu’elles sortent d’une bouche de profession « menteur ». Nous avons assisté ces dernières années, et en particulier les huits mois écoulés, aux prouesses vertigineuses de ce mensonge qui eut comme  point d’orgue, l’explosion de la bombe Maingain (elle  emporta la machoire de celui qui l’a lancée). Encore cette fois en effet, ce Cnared, qui n’est plus que l’ombre de lui-même, a menti. Bon caméléon, quand il arborait  les couleurs de l’IKIBIRI, il s’est lâchement retiré des élections jugées internationalement comme justes et transparentes. C’était en 2010. Cet acte antipolitique et antidémocratique a coupé les organes régulateurs d’une bonne démocratie, c’est-à-dire, une opposition responsable. Au contraire, cette soi-disante opposition a commenceé à échaffauder des calomnies de plus en plus grosses, contre le pouvoir légitime, en utilisant les radios non gouvernementales gagnées à sa cause, pour préparer, non des élections, mais un renversement du gouvernement. Des paroles grosses, l’opposition radicale est passée à l’organisation des rébellions armées,  dans le but d’étouffer le système électoral. Toujours en allant crescendo, elle arriva au paroxysme le 13 mai 2015, avec la tentative de coup d’état. Quand donc le Cnared parle d’élections, il ment purement et simplement. Il n’est pas capable de les organiser. Parce qu’il lui manque l’esprit démocratique. En cette matière, le Cnared est un cancre. Le cancre est cet élève qui va à l’école – une bonne école-, qui a de bons professeurs, mais qui n’apprend jamais rien. Sinduhije ne vit-il pas en grande partie en France ? Nyangoma ne séjourne-t-il pas longuement en Europe ? Tenez le cas de Marine le Pen. Cela fait des décénies que son parti existe, mais il n’a jamais conquis aucune région. Ce n’est pas pour cela que cette dame, ou son père Jean Marie Le Pen va prendre des canons ou des mitrailleuses pour prendre Paris par force. Ils attendent leur tour quand le peuple souverain leur donnera des voix. Et alors pourquoi Sinduhije voudrait-il prendre d’assaut Bujumbura, avec ses Sindumuja, quand il peut attendre les élections ? Cela veut dire qu’il n’a rien compris de la démocratie.  Il est l’un des nombreux cancres du Cnared. Les bonnes intentions ne rassasient personne, il faut des actes. L’unique voie à parcourir pour eux est de créer un parti politique, et de le présenter devant le tribunal électoral du peuple. Tout le reste est une fatigue inutile. Ni ugukora ubusa nk’umwana….

ET LE BURUNDI SAUVA L’AFRIQUE DU ZELE DE LA ZULU

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Dlamini Zuma, Secrétaire UA

Le sommet des chefs d’Etat en charge de la sécurité au sein de l’UA vient de se conclure. Il semble avoir été long; la question burundaise a retenu les pairs jusque tard dans la nuit; la décision est restée en suspens jusqu’au lendemain, c’est-à-dire aujourd’hui 30/01/2016. A la fin,  nous poussons un ouf de soulagement, le Burundi n’a pas été forcé de prendre 5000 troublemakers; les sindumuja des quartiers nous suffisent. Mais au fait, étaient-ils vraiment décidés à les envoyer ? Moi je n’y ai jamais cru (voir article précédent). La représentation théâtrale qui s’est à peine jouée comprend: une vraie corruption,  une naïveté (vraie ou feinte) et une correction.

La corruption est l’oeuvre de l’UE, en particulier de la Belgique, à travers son fougeux vieillard Louis Michel. Les déclarations haineuses de ce dernier contre le gouvernement du Burundi se comptent par milliers et sa volonté d’en découdre avec le Président Nkurunziza a été manifestée energiquement à plusieurs reprises. Chaque instrument pouvant nuire à Bujumbura a été essayé: l’armement des rebelles, le financement de l’opposition radicale, les accusations aux Nations Unies, le Tribunal Russel, le gel des aides, la fabrication de fausses preuves accablantes par Maingain, avocat belge…; il serait donc illogique d’exclure la main belge des manigances de l’UA. La Secrétaire de l ‘UA,  Madame Zuma insistait pour envoyer au Burundi une force pour laquelle même les Nations Unies avaient eu une réserve; le zèle de cette zulu ne peut s’expliquer que par deux facteurs: l’ignorance vraie, ou la feinte naïveté ensemble avec le pot-de-vin; ou elle n’a pas compris le jeu qui se jouait, ou elle a feint de ne pas comprendre parce que corrompue (par la Belgique).

Le fait est que la Commission Sécurité de l’UA a engagé le Continent sur une pente dangereuse. Et l’Occident attendait ce faux pas, car les grands analystes ont déjà démontré que l’Europe et les USA sont partis pour la recolonisation des nations faibles. En substance, le Burundi serait devenu un précédent, qui aurait servi à frapper tout le Continent. Chaque fois qu’un pays a un peu de troubles à l’intérieur, l’Occident (à travers l’UA) devrait y envoyer des troublemakers (peacekeepers !), pour démolir le peu qui restait encore debout. Imaginez que demain l’on envoie des soldats au Sénégal, à cause du problème de la Casamance ! Encore faut-il s’assurer que l’insistance pour envoyer cette force au Burundi n’était pas bidon (juste pour dire aux financeurs de l’UA que l’on a fait le possible…), tout en sachant que les chefs d’Etat ne l’accpeteraient jamais; ils n’en n’ont pas les moyens; pas même l’Europe, qui est en crise économique. Toutefois, l’Europe se serait bien contentée de l’acceptation du principe de l’intervention forcée. Heureusement il a été rejeté.

Le Sommet des Chefs d’Etat n’a fait que redresser cette plaisenterie de mauvais goût de la Commission Sécurité de l’UA, en réaffirmant la souveraineté du Burundi; charbonnier est maÎtre chez soi. Ouvrir la boîte de Pandore aurait été une catastrophe pour notre Continent; mais le Coeur (Burundi) a tenu bon. Par sa fermeté, il vient de sortir l’Afrique du guêpier où sa Commission Sécurité l’avait abandonnée.

VISITE DU CONSEIL DE SECURITE: QU’AVONS-NOUS GAGNE ?

Il est trop tôt pour évaluer complètement les retombées positives de la visite de la délégation de l’UNSC, mais certaines se dégagent d’elles-mêmes, d’autres sont sous entendues.

Le premier bénéfice, c’est l’éclatement de la bulle de mensonge, au contact avec la réalité. Pour être vrai, une bonne fissure menaçait déjà d’emporter le barrage des sindumuja: le faux de Maingain, qui avait été échaffaudé  pour influencer la délégation onusienne, mais qui au contraire leur a ouvert les yeux, en même temps qu’il fermait définitivement la bouche à la Belgique. Les propagandistes anti-Burundi tablaient sur la grande distance géographique qui sépare les décideurs du monde et notre pays, et ils se plaçaient à mi-chemin come des intermédiaires; de faux intermédiaires.

Le deuxième gain, c’est la reconnaissance officielle du Président Nkurunziza. Après tout le tapage de l’opposition radicale qui a peur des élections comme le chat a peur de l’eau, beaucoup de nations restaient courtoisement muettes quant à la reconnaissance de leur pair. Et les opposants espéraient de trouver une « solution » sans lui. Maintenant ils peuvent déchanter. Le Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies lui a rendu visite, lui a serré la main et l’a appelé par le nom « Excellence Monsieur le Président de la République ». Le Président Nkurunziza est la solution, et non une partie du problème. Les gens attentifs ont noté que dans différents interviews, les délégués ont parlé de « gouvernement » du Burundi, et non de « régime ». En effet, les pouvoirs amis ou qu’on reconnait pleinement sont des gouvernements; ceux qu’on hait ou qu’on ne reconnait pas sont des régimes.

La troisième retombée positive est  la mise du Rwanda sur le banc des accusés devant les Nations; une accusation concise et  sans détour. Désormais Kagame sait que tout le monde le sait. Même ceux qui voudraient l’utiliser comme tueur à gage se sentent observés.

La quattrième récolte positive de cette visite est le déclin de la MAPROBU. Bien que beaucoup d’analystes la tiennent  comme un épouvantail pour pousser le gouvernement du Burundi à négocier avec ses opposants, elle n’en constitue pas moins un motif de préoccupation pour une nation qui n’est vraiment pas en guerre, et qui a une armée professionnelle pour assurer sa sécurité. Lancée par l’UA sur pression  ou très probablement sur soudoiement de l’UE (en particulier la Belgique), cette force de 5000 unités viendrait semer le chaos, comme en RDC où elle n’a rien résolu. La délégation du UNSC a été claire: il ne faut pas des solutions militaires pour des problèmes politiques. Cette position tire de l’embarras l’UA, qui ne sait pas comment elle aurait rassemblé  ces troupes, et comment elles auraient financées, pour aller défendre un peuple en paix.

Pour dire que ce qui vient, ne vient pas toujours pour nuire.

 

GENOCIDE RWANDAIS: UN MENSONGE QUI DURE DEPUIS 20 ANS. Par Prof. Ed Herman

 

Rwanda, the Enduring Lies: A Project Censored Interview with Professor Ed Herman

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This is the transcript of an interview broadcast on the Pacifica Radio Network’s Project Censored Show on KPFA Jan. 1, 2016, and on other Pacifica stations during the following week, with guest host Ann Garrison:

Project Censored/Ann Garrison: Happy New Year, and welcome to the Project Censored show. Thanks to Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff for inviting me, Ann Garrison, to guest host.

Today we’re going to talk about regime change engineered by the U.S. government and its allies in East and Central Africa. We’re going to talk about Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 1990s and Burundi today, where we’re still hoping for a better outcome.

‘Enduring Lies’ coverAerial bombing campaigns make U.S. wars for regime change in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria highly visible and absolutely undeniable, but the corporate and state press don’t describe U.S. sponsored wars in Africa as such if they talk about them at all. Millions of African people have nevertheless lost their lives or seen their lives destroyed in U.S. sponsored wars for regime change and natural resources in Africa.

For more than a year now, Western policymakers and press have warned of a genocide in Burundi like that in Rwanda in 1994, and called for a so-called humanitarian intervention to override Burundi’s national sovereignty and replace President Pierre Nkurunziza with a president more to their liking. They tell us that they’re campaigning to stop genocide and mass atrocities, or often, for short, “to stop the next Rwanda,” which is what they told us when they took us to war in Libya and Syria.

One of the founding documents of humanitarian interventionist ideology is our U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power’s “Bystanders to Genocide,” an essay decrying America’s failure to stop the Rwandan Genocide, which she expanded into her book, “The Problem from Hell: America in the Age of Genocide.”

Here with me to talk about this is University of Pennsylvania Emeritus Professor of Finance Edward S. Herman, co-author, with Noam Chomsky, of the classic “Manufacturing Consent.” Herman is also the co-author of “The Politics of Genocide” and “Enduring Lies: Rwanda in the Propaganda System 20 Years Later,” with researcher and writer David Peterson.

We’re going to talk about the enduring lies about Rwanda, which “humanitarian” interventionists now repeat as they pursue regime change in Burundi.

Welcome, Professor Ed Herman.

Ed Herman: I’m happy to be with you.

AG: Professor Herman, could you start by telling us why you and David Peterson describe the enduring lies about what really happened in Rwanda as the greatest success of the propaganda system in the past two decades?

EH: In this book, Ann, we describe the fact that Paul Kagame, the leader of Rwanda, has killed more than five times as many people as Idi Amin. He invaded Rwanda in 1990 and carried out a war of conquest there that ended sometime in 1994. He invaded the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1996 and went in and out of that country for years, killing what the U.N. itself admitted was probably more than 4 million people.

Paul Kagame, the leader of Rwanda, has killed more than five times as many people as Idi Amin. He invaded the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1996 and went in and out of that country for years, killing what the U.N. itself admitted was probably more than 4 million people.

He runs a dictatorship in Rwanda, where he gets 93 percent of the vote in a country where 90 percent of the people are Hutu who consider him to be a conqueror, a terrorist leader. And yet he’s considered, in the West, to be a hero, a savior.

In The New Yorker, he was described as the Abraham Lincoln of Africa. For a man who has outdone Idi Amin, I think this is miraculous.

The only way we can explain it is that he serves the ends of the United States, but it’s still a miracle that a man with that record can, in the free press of the United States, be considered a noble spirit.

A Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) soldier walks by the the site in the capital city Kigali of the April 6, 1994, plane crash that killed Rwanda's President Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundi's President Cyprien Ntaryamirain in this May 23, 1994, photo. - Photo: Jean Marc Boujou, AP

In the capital city Kigali, a Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) soldier walks by the site of the April 6, 1994, plane crash that killed Rwanda’s President Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundi’s President Cyprien Ntaryamirain in this May 23, 1994, photo. – Photo: Jean Marc Boujou, AP

AG: In other words, everything we’ve been told is wrong. And I can add that the enduring lies are so successful that that includes much of what’s been broadcast here on Pacifica Radio and published in any number of left liberal outlets. Any attempt to edit the Wikipedia entry on the Rwandan Genocide triggers so many edit alerts that it starts a Wiki editing war until the Wikipedia authorities declare a ceasefire with no changes made. That Wikipedia entry is all but written in stone.

Now, can we just go through the chapter headings in your book, each of which addresses one of the enduring lies?

EH: Yes, let’s do that.

AG: Since you’ve already given us some background and context, let’s start with Chapter Two: “The RPF invasion and low-level aggressive war that never was a ‘civil war.” People who know the story of the Rwandan Genocide only through the movie “Hotel Rwanda” are likely to think that it was an explosion of tribal bloodletting that began and ended in 100 days’ time in 1994.

Those who know that it was actually the final 100 days of a four-year war are likely to believe that it was the end of the Rwandan Civil War. There is an entry in the Wikipedia on the Rwandan Civil War. Why is this an enduring lie?

EH: Well, there was no major ethnic conflict in Rwanda back in late 1990. What happened in October 1990 was an invasion of armed forces from Uganda. This was a group of Tutsi, several thousand Tutsi soldiers, who were part of the Ugandan army.

They entered, they pushed several hundred thousand Hutu farmers out of their homes in northern Rwanda, and they were pushed back, but they kept coming. And the United States and its allies gave them assistance.

They pressed the Rwandan government to sign an Arusha agreement in 1993, which gave Kagame’s Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) and its army a lot of power in Rwanda. But it also provided for an election to be held about 22 months after the agreement was signed, and the RPF could not have won that election. So they made sure they didn’t have to win that election, Instead, they resumed the war on April 6, 1994, and by July 1994, they had conquered Rwanda.

A 1993 Arusha agreement provided for an election to be held about 22 months after the agreement was signed, and the RPF could not have won that election. So they made sure they didn’t have to win that election. Instead, they resumed the war on April 6, 1994, and by July 1994, they had conquered Rwanda.

So the whole period from October 1990 to, say, July 1994 was a period in which the RPF was engaged in subversion and readying itself for a final war of conquest. So it was a war. I would say this was a war.

AG: OK, now let’s consider Chapter Three: “‘Hutu Power extremists’ did not shoot down Habyarimana’s Falcon 50 jet.” Juvenal Habyarimana was the president of Rwanda from 1973 until he was assassinated in 1994, a little more than a year before these elections were supposed to happen.

He was a Hutu, a member of Rwanda’s Hutu majority who had overcome centuries of Tutsi subjugation with independence in 1960. He died while returning home, along with Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira, also a Hutu, when his plane was shot out of the sky above Rwanda’s capital Kigali.

After four years of war and massacres, which had driven a million Rwandans to the outskirts of Kigali, where they were camped as internal refugees, this convinced the Hutu population that the Tutsi army was coming to kill or subjugate them all again, and some Hutu began to kill Tutsi. Now, the Rwandan government narrative is that Hutu extremists assassinated Habyarimana because he might have blocked their genocidal plans. What’s the truth?

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania

Image: The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania

EH: There’s no evidence of these genocidal plans, and the Hutu would have won the upcoming election.  The election was foreclosed by the assassination and conquest by Kagame.

But we don’t have to speculate about this. The Rwanda tribunal actually carried out an investigation of who shot the plane down back in 1996 and 1997.  They appointed a 20-man group to carry out this study. These investigators hired by the tribunal  came up with a report in 1996, based on what they thought to be credible witness testimony by members of the RPF, that Kagame had planned the assassinwhen the tribunal found that theation and carried it out.

When this report was presented to the prosecutor of the tribunal, she consulted the United States and then canceled the investigation. And, from 1996 to the present, although the shoot-down of this plane is widely thought to be the event that triggered the genocide, the tribunal hasn’t looked into it and the U.N. hasn’t looked into it beyond that.

These investigators hired by the Rwanda tribunal produced a report, in 1996, based on what they thought was credible witness testimony by members of the RPF, that Kagame had planned the assassination and carried it out. When this report was presented to the prosecutor of the tribunal, she consulted the United States and then canceled the investigation.

There’s lots of other evidence that the shoot down was carried out by Kagame, and it was logical too because he couldn’t win an election. So, to attain power by conquest, he shot the plane down.

And another point that shows that he was the villain in the case is that when the plane was shot down on April 6, 1994, his forces were ready and were in action within two hours of the shoot down, whereas the alleged plotters were completely bamboozled and confused and put up almost no resistance. So anyway, the evidence is compelling that the shoot-down was carried out by Kagame, and it’s logical. But most critically, it’s a proven fact.

AG: And even, whether you believe the evidence or not, Paul Kagame and his forces were the only ones who stood to gain by Habyarimana’s assassination and what happened afterwards, right? Otherwise they would have lost to Habyarimana and his party in the next year’s election.

EH: Yes, he’s the only gainer from it.

AG: OK, let’s move on to Chapter Four: “Rwandan genocide by the numbers.” When Professor Allan Stam wrote to a U.N. official to ask how he estimated that the dead in Rwanda were 500,000, the U.N. official responded that he couldn’t quite remember, but they knew they needed a really big number.

The numbers that eventually came to be most widely accepted were that 800,000 to 1,000,000 Tutsi and a few Hutu moderates who tried to protect them died at the hands of Hutu extremists. Why is this impossible?

When Kagame arrived to speak at Oklahoma Christian University on April 30, 2010, he was met by protesters, including Rwandan American Claude Gatebuke. – Photo: Kendall Brown

When Kagame arrived to speak at Oklahoma Christian University on April 30, 2010, he was met by protesters, including Rwandan American Claude Gatebuke. – Photo: Kendall Brown

EH: It’s impossible because the number of Tutsi in Rwanda, back in 1994, was way under 800,000. In fact, the best figure one could come up with in those early years was based on the census, the Rwandan census of 1991, which gave the Tutsi numbers at about 590,000.

So if all of them were wiped out, it wouldn’t come anywhere near 800,000. But all of them weren’t wiped out. After the war, the best estimate, which was by a Tutsi survivors’ group, was that there were 400,000 Tutsi still there.

So let’s say there were 600,000 beforehand and afterwards there were 400,000, that means 200,000 dead Tutsi. If there were 800,000 killed and 200,000 of them were Tutsi, 600,000 of them must have been Hutu.

If it was a million, 800,000 of them must have been Hutu. And it’s completely logical that the Hutu were the greatest victims by number, because this was an invasion by a Tutsi army.

If a million Rwandans were killed in 1994, 800,000 of them must have been Hutu. And it’s completely logical that the Hutu were the greatest victims by number, because this was an invasion by a Tutsi army.

I conclude, as do Christian Davenport and Allan Stam, who did a very careful study of the killings in 1994, that many more Hutu were killed than Tutsi. And my estimate would be that it was between a 2 to 1 and 5 to 1 ratio, probably more like 4 to 1. That’s my best point estimate.

AG: OK, and because this is a very sensitive subject, I want to add that this was a tragedy for everyone in Rwanda. Hutus and Tutsis died.

Now let’s move on to Chapter Five, “The West’s alleged ‘failure to intervene.’” The story of the West’s failure to intervene to stop the Rwandan genocide has become the starting point of all the campaigns to go to war to “stop the next Rwanda.” What’s wrong with this story?

EH: What’s wrong with it is that the West was intervening from the very beginning. The West supported Kagame’s invasion in 1990. He was trained at Fort Leavenworth. And the United States and Britain pressed the Rwandan government to allow the RPF to penetrate and bring armed forces into Rwanda.

Just before the shoot down of the plane on April 6, 1994, the United States caused the U.N. to withdraw some of its troops. That was an intervention.

After the shoot down and the mass killings really started, the government of Rwanda called repeatedly for a ceasefire repeatedly, but Kagame did not want it because he knew he could win. And therefore the United States did not support any ceasefire and it recognized Kagame’s government after three more months of war.

It’s absolutely untrue that the West failed to intervene. They did intervene, but they intervened to support the man who was engaging in this war of conquest in Rwanda.

It’s absolutely untrue that the West failed to intervene in Rwanda in 1994. They did intervene, but they intervened to support the man who was engaging in this war of conquest in Rwanda.

AG: I think that really needs emphasis. People have been led to believe that the massacres began and Paul Kagame and his army moved to stop them. What actually happened was that the massacres began and Paul Kagame resumed the war to win, at all costs.

EH: Yes, that’s true. In fact one could say that all the dead people were collateral damage. The aim of the United States was to support Kagame’s takeover, and if vast numbers of people were killed, it was a cost that we were prepared to accept.

But it doesn’t look good, so we have to say that we failed to intervene; we failed to stop it. Well, in fact, we not only failed to stop it, we actually supported the mass killing.

One could say that all the dead people were collateral damage. The aim of the United States was to support Kagame’s takeover, and if vast numbers of people were killed, it was a cost that we were prepared to accept. We not only failed to stop it, we actually supported the mass killing.

AG: Yes, Professor Allan Stam has reported that the Pentagon estimated collateral damage of 250,000 people, a quarter of a million. It turned out to be closer to a million.

EH: I can believe it.

AG: Those are some pretty grim numbers. The Pentagon, according to Professor Allan Stam, estimated that the collateral damage for putting our guy Kagame in power in Rwanda would be 250,000 Rwandan lives and it turned out to be closer to a million. Let’s take a breath and a musical break and we’ll be back shortly.

Musical interlude: Rwandan gospel music

Kizito Mihigo

Image: Rwandan gospel singer Kizito Mihigo is now serving a 10-year prison sentence in Rwanda.

AG: And that was Rwandan gospel singer Kizito Muhigo, a Rwandan Tutsi who is now serving 10 years in a Rwandan prison for singing those lyrics for both Hutu and Tutsi who died in the Rwandan massacres. The lyrics are:

Even though genocide orphaned me

Let it not make me lose empathy for others

Their lives too were brutally taken

But not qualified as genocide

Those brothers and sisters

They too are humans, I pray for them

They too are humans, I comfort them

They too are humans, I remember them

AG: Now we return to our conversation with Professor Ed Herman, co-author, with David Peterson, of “Enduring Lies: The Rwandan Genocide in the Propaganda System 20 Years Later.” Chapter Six: “The ICTR delivers victor’s justice.” The International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda is hailed as a great triumph of international justice, mostly in the corporate and state press. What was it in fact?

Rwandan refugee children plead for permission to cross the bridge to Congo, then Zaire, during the 1994 Rwandan massacres. – Photo: AP

Image: Rwandan refugee children plead for permission to cross the bridge to Congo, then Zaire, during the 1994 Rwandan massacres. – Photo: AP

EH: It did deliver victor’s justice. The first part of that statement is therefore correct. That it was a great triumph of international justice is a complete fallacy because victor’s justice is not international justice. Victor’s justice is a kind of revenge and, in fact, the ICTR served as a virtual arm of Kagame and the Rwandan state.

It went after only Hutu, although, as I pointed out a while ago, the majority of killings were killings of Hutu in Rwanda. But of course the RPF could not be brought to trial.

And of course the shoot-down of Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana’s plane. When the tribunal found that Kagame’s forces were the ones who had shot down Habyarimana’s plane, it canceled any further investigation. That’s victor’s justice and a triumph of international injustice.

AG: They actually fired the prosecutor, Carla Del Ponte, who had said that she was going to indict President Kagame for assassinating President Habyarimana.

EH: The prosecutor who dropped the case was Louise Arbour, but Carla Del Ponte actually did try, as you say, to go after some RPF people. She was not allowed to do it. She was fired shortly thereafter. Again, this is true victor’s justice.

AG: OK, Chapter Seven: “The alleged Hutu conspiracy to commit genocide that never was.” The idea that Rwanda’s majority Hutu conspired to wipe out the Tutsi minority is central to the Rwandan government’s official narrative. What’s the truth?

EH: Actually, the belief that there was a conspiracy to commit genocide is swallowed by the ICTR, by Human Rights Watch and many, many commentators. But the tribunal itself, when it had to come to grips with this, couldn’t find any such conspiracy.

They did believe that there was a genocide, and certainly there was mass killing, but a conspiracy to commit genocide would have had to take place before the shoot-down of the plane on April 6, 1994.

And so when high level people in the Hutu government were brought to trial and there was an attempt to find that they actually had a plan, the tribunal couldn’t find it. In this book, we studied 15 top trials where the prosecution attempted to prove a conspiracy to commit genocide, and in all 15 the tribunal found that there was no evidence for a conspiracy.

A Rwandan refugee father and his baby barely cling to life in Kibumba refugee camp, Goma, Zaire, in July 1994. – Photo: Debbie Morello, USN&R

Image: A Rwandan refugee father and his baby barely cling to life in Kibumba refugee camp, Goma, Zaire, in July 1994. – Photo: Debbie Morello, USN&R

There was killing, which they called genocide, but they could not find any pre-April 6, 1994, plan to commit genocide. So they rejected this argument, but the defenders and apologists for Kagame continue to talk about this conspiracy to commit genocide.

AG: Yes, I have noticed this, that the press doesn’t hesitate to repeat this, that there was a conspiracy before April 6, even though no court at the International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda convicted anyone of that crime.

EH: Yes, it’s a remarkable fact that wipes out many of the claims about what happened in Rwanda.

AG: OK, let’s move on to Chapter Eight, “Did Paul Kagame’s RPF really ‘stop the genocide’?” This is the story that’s made him a celebrity in Western capitals. What’s the truth?

EH: Well, as I’ve been saying, Kagame actually started the genocide. He carried out the war. He refused to accept any ceasefires during the killing period. And I have made the case that more people were killed by Kagame’s RPF than were killed by any Hutus.

Kagame actually started the genocide. He carried out the war. He refused to accept any ceasefires during the killing period. And I have made the case that more people were killed by Kagame’s RPF than were killed by any Hutus.

I think this idea that he stopped the genocide is the inverse of the truth. He started the genocide and in fact it never ended, because after he conquered the country, he didn’t stop killing Hutu. And within a short time, he went in to start killing Hutu and do other things in the Congo, where vast numbers of Hutu were killed.

I would argue that, insofar as there was a genocide in Rwanda in 1994, it can be credited to Paul Kagame. And there was a second, bigger genocide in the Congo that was also Paul Kagame’s doing.

So he’s a double genocidist, and one could argue too that Bill Clinton was a partner in this. Bill Clinton is arguably a genocidist.

AG: Yes, and one would hope that people might consider that in this upcoming election year. I know that people from this part of the world are very concerned about the likelihood of Hillary Clinton’s election.

Paul Kagame is a double genocidist, and one could argue too that Bill Clinton was a partner in this. Bill Clinton is arguably a genocidist.

Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea are led by Paul Kagame on a tour of Rwanda health clinics in July 2012. – Photo: Cyril Ndegeya, AP

Image: Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea are led by Paul Kagame on a tour of Rwanda health clinics in July 2012. – Photo: Cyril Ndegeya, AP

Now, Chapter Nine: “Africa’s World War: Kagame’s alleged pursuit of ‘genocidaires’ in Zaire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the death of millions.” What’s wrong with Kagame’s claim that his troops and proxy militias were in DR Congo for nearly 20 years to hunt down the Hutu genocidaires guilty of killing Rwanda’s Tutsi in 1994?

EH: Well, one problem is there were no “genocidaires.” There were members of the Rwandan army that had been beaten and dispersed, but they were not genocidaires. That’s baloney.

And he knows who did the killing, that he himself with his forces did most of the killing. But also, the army that was in the Congo, the old Hutu army, was no longer a real force. It had been defeated and these people had been dispersed in the Congo. They did not constitute a real threat to Rwanda.

So this claim was really, essentially, a big lie that Kagame was using with the support of the United States to continue attacking in the Congo. I mean you couldn’t say, “I’m going into the Congo to exploit their rich resources.”

No, you had to have a better excuse, and so the excuse was that there were these people who had committed planned genocide in Rwanda out there in the Congo and he was going in after them.  For 20 years. This is baloney but it’s been very effective.

Kagame couldn’t say, “I’m going into the Congo to exploit their rich resources.” No, he had to have a better excuse, and so the excuse was that there were these people who committed planned genocide in Rwanda in the Congo and he was going in after them.  For 20 years. This is baloney but it’s been very effective.

It’s one reason why the ICTR, the tribunal, and the continuous prosecution of Hutu in Rwanda played into Kagame’s hands. He could argue, look, these people are being tried and convicted.

These are people who’ve committed genocide and there are some of them out there in the Congo, so I must hunt down these evil criminals. It’s a wonderful propaganda gambit. And it was swallowed in the West and he was not stopped.

So we’re dealing here with really mass killing. And yet there’s no tribunal that’s ever been established to try anybody for these crimes that tower over even what happened in Rwanda. Why is that? It’s because he’s a U.S. client and he’s serving U.S. and British interests in this resource rich Democratic Republic of the Congo.

AG: OK, now finally Chapter 12: “The role of the U.N., human rights groups, media, and intellectuals in promulgating the standard model, otherwise known as the official narrative of the Rwandan Genocide.”

'Enduring Lies' Table 2 Rwandan Genocide pro-con articles 2004-2014 by Ed Herman

EH: Well, the United States has been the superpower that has dominated what has happened in this area in the Congo and in Rwanda. The American people know almost nothing about the area, and since the United States has had a strong position of support for Kagame and for the invasion of the Congo, that dominated all the institutions that were associated with it.

The U.N. – most of its reports – were really supportive of the invasion. They swallowed the conspiracy to commit genocide line. They provided the tribunal.

It’s true that they did have some reports, like these reports I mentioned, that talked about mass killing in the Congo, but they couldn’t avoid that because this was such an enormous volume of killing, and there were millions of refugees. So the U.N. had to confront it, and they had to speak a certain amount of truth.

But essentially, the U.N. supported the U.S. position. And even during the Rwanda crisis in 1994, the U.N. did nothing when Kagame put a lot of military people right in Kigali. They let him get away with it.

The human rights groups also did poorly. Human Rights Watch was an outrage from the beginning, following the standard line.

And the media, moving forward to April 2014, and the 20th anniversary of the 1994 massacres, have supported the Western propaganda line.  When that anniversary made headlines, the bias of the mainstream media was dramatic. Thus 20 advocates for the standard model were given ten times as many bylined articles ad distinguished dissenters from that model; most of the dissenting experts couldn’t get into the mainstream media at all. And particularly terrible were the U.S. and British media.

Of the 20 dissenters from the standard model, there were a grand total of 17 articles, and most of them were in France. And most of these experts that were dissenters could never get into the mainstream media at all. And particularly terrible were the U.S. and British media.

The photo of this distraught child has become emblematic of the 1994 Rwandan massacres.

Image: The photo of this distraught child has become emblematic of the 1994 Rwandan massacres.

AG: OK, now that we’ve gone through most of the enduring lies, what similarities do you see between Rwanda 1990 to 1994 and what’s happening in Burundi now?

EH: Well, one very important similarity is that the United States and its allies are trying for regime change in Burundi, just as they did in Rwanda. They wanted to get rid of the Habyarimana government, a social democratic government in Rwanda. They don’t like the social democratic government in Burundi and they’re trying to get rid of it.

Another thing is that they’re talking of intervention here based on the fact that the head of state of Burundi has taken a third term, which is contested on a constitutional basis. And it’s ridiculous that the great powers should be upset about a third term, when they’re supporting Kagame, who is a dictator and who has his chief contestant, Victoire Ingabire, in jail and claims to get 93 percent of the vote.

It’s ridiculous that the great powers should be upset about a third term for Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, when they’re supporting Kagame, who is a dictator and who has his chief contestant, Victoire Ingabire, in jail and claims to get 93 percent of the vote.

They swallow that and don’t bother him at all, but here they’re going after the Burundian state, which is by comparison with Rwanda a wonderful democracy, and it is a social democracy.

AG: They have objected to Kagame’s plan to run for another term, but that’s their only objection.

EH: Yes, after all these years of atrocities.

And there’s also intervention more directly in Burundi now. There’s strong evidence that the Kagame government has been intervening in Burundi and that it’s trying to stir up agitation and killings that will cause more tension and upheaval in Burundi. This is all in preparation for further intervention to “save the people from genocide.” It has a familiar ring to it.

AG: Yes, it does. On page 20 in your book, you write, “At the time, meaning in the 1990s, and in contrast to the crises in Syria, Ukraine and Iraq today, Boris Yeltsin’s Russia was a non-factor in the U.N. Security Council and a rubber stamp for the United States.” Since you wrote that, Russia and China have used their veto power to keep the Security Council’s Western powers from passing resolutions to censure Burundi’s President Nkurunziza for seeking a third term in office or to approve humanitarian intervention “to stop genocide.”

‘Justice Belied’ coverNothing has yet come to a formal vote and veto, but the U.S. and E.U. keep failing to get the language they want into resolutions that are passed. Most recently, they asked the Security Council to approve an intervention by 5,000 African Union troops. It responded instead that it welcomed contingency planning in case an intervention was needed, but without giving its approval. How do you think this might play out?

EH: That’s a tough one. I’m just hoping that the Russians and the Chinese will stand firm and that the situation in Burundi will not deteriorate. If it does, if the destabilization efforts of Kagame and probably the United States are successful and it becomes increasingly violent, then it’s going to be tougher to stop the approval of that intervention from the African Union troops.

I just hope that doesn’t happen, but it’s very hard to predict. It’s an ominous situation.

AG: Is there anything else you’d like to say in closing?

EH: Well, what I’d like to say is that this issue on Rwanda and the struggles there and the work of the ICTR, it’s a very complicated issue, so I would urge people to get this book that we put out, which has a lot of detail.

But there are also some other really excellent books on the work of the ICTR and other international courts. There’s a very good book called “Justice Belied: The Unbalanced Scales of International Criminal Justice,” and it’s an anthology edited by Sébastien Chartrand and John Philpot. “Justice Belied” – it’s a critical work on the workings of the international justice system.

‘Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa’ coverAnd many of the writers are very familiar with Rwanda and the issues in Africa and it’s even argued by some of the writers that the international justice system, as it’s now working, is really an arm of U.S. foreign policy.

It’s even argued by some of the writers that the international justice system, as it’s now working, is really an arm of U.S. foreign policy.

AG: And here I think we have to mention Robin Philpot’s book as well, “Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa, from Tragedy to Useful Imperial Fiction,” and the CIUT-Toronto Taylor Report, which has kept the truth about this story alive for nearly two decades. The Taylor Report airs at 5 pm Eastern time every Monday on CIUT-89.5fm-Toronto.

Professor Ed Herman, thank you for speaking to the Project Censored show.

EH: It was a pleasure, Ann.

The transcript of this interview previously appeared in the San Francisco Bay View.

Oakland writer Ann Garrison writes for the San Francisco Bay View, Black Agenda Report, Black Star News,Counterpunch and her own website, Ann Garrison, and produces for AfrobeatRadio on WBAI-NYC, KPFA Evening NewsKPFA Flashpoints and for her own YouTube Channel, AnnieGetYourGang. She can be reached at anniegarrison@gmail.com. In March 2014 she was awarded the Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Democracy and Peace Prize for promoting peace in the Great Lakes Region of Africa through her reporting.

 

COMMUNIQUE DU GOUVERNEMENT 24/1/2016

COMMUNIQUE DU GOUVERNEMENT A L’ISSUE DE LA VISITE D’UNE DELEGATION DU CONSEIL DE SECURITE DES NATIONS UNIES

 

  1. Du 21 au 22 Janvier 2016, une forte délégation du Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies a effectué une mission au Burundi, pour se rendre compte de la situation politique et sécuritaire qui prévaut dans le pays.

 

  1. Le Gouvernement du Burundi remercie le Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies pour avoir pris l’initiative de se rendre au Burundi afin d’être en contact avec la réalité sur terrain malgré les images négatives et les rapports alarmistes véhiculés par les détracteurs qui ne cessent de présenter le Burundi comme un pays meurtri où ne coule que le sang, et par conséquent une destination dangereuse.

 

  1. Au cours de son séjour, la délégation a pu rencontrer les différents acteurs de la société burundaise, les politiciens, la société civile, ainsi que les officiels dont les représentants du Gouvernement, son Excellence le Président de la République en tête, avec qui ils ont pu échanger en toute franchise sur les réalités qui prévalent au Burundi.

Le Gouvernement est particulièrement satisfait que la délégation ait accepté de parcourir une bonne partie du pays par route, et qu’elle a pu constater que la paix et la sécurité dans le pays ne font plus objet de doute, sans oublier la chaleur et l’accueil lui réservés par la population burundaise.

  1. Il convient de rappeler que cette mission intervient après que le Conseil de Paix et de Sécurité de l’Union de l’Union Africaine ait pris la décision de proposer l’envoi au Burundi d’une force militaire de 5.000 hommes appelée «  Mission Africaine de Prévention et de Protection» , MAPROBU en sigle.
  2. Le Gouvernement du Burundi profite de l’occasion pour inviter encore une fois, le Conseil de Paix et de Sécurité de l’Union Africaine à emboîter le pas au Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies, et effectuer une visite dans le pays, et ce pendant un temps suffisant pour   parcourir le territoire burundais afin de se rendre compte à son tour de la réalité politico-sécuritaire qui prévaut pour le moment.

 

En effet, le Gouvernement du Burundi reste convaincu que les décisions prises par le Conseil de Paix et de Sécurité de l’Union Africaine, y compris l’envoi de troupes étrangères sur place l’ont été sur base de rapports erronés ou manipulés, donc en méconnaissance totale des réalités profondes du pays.

 

  1. Pour ce qui le concerne, le Gouvernement du Burundi reste toujours ouvert à collaborer avec tous ses partenaires tant l’Union Africaine, les Nations Unies et les autres acteurs qui œuvrent pour aider à trouver une solution aux problèmes qui se posent au Burundi, mais dans le respect de sa souveraineté.

                                               Bujumbura, 24 janvier 2016

LE SECRETAIRE GENERALGOUVERNEMENT

ET PORTE PAROLE DU GOUVERNEMENT,

Philippe NZOBONARIBA.

A POWER-FUL BLOW FROM AUNT SAM-ANTHA

SamantaUn fulgurant coup de poing de la part de Samantha Power a envoyé au tapis  l’opposition radicale. Dans l’interview qu’elle a donné à la presse à la fin de la visite de la Délégation du Conseil de Sécurité de l’ONU au Burundi,  elle a dit:

1) « le gouvernement doit cesser de se lamenter sur le fait que les médias diffusent des INFORMATIONS FAUSSES ». Elle reconnait explictement  que l’opposition lui avait servi jusque là des manipulations et des montages, relayés par la presse. Elle vient d’ouvrir les yeux. Il était grand temps.

2) »Nous rejetons avec vigueur l’usage de la force par l’opposition pour arriver à ses objectifs. L’opposition doit arrêter la violence et le gouvernement doit être plus flexible ». Un désaveu sans appel pour les Sindumuja,  Forebu et autres cnaRed-Tabara.

3) »Nous avons décidé de sanctionner Alexis Sinduhije parce qu’il a opté pour le recours à la violence au Burundi, des preuves sont là ». Le seigneur de la guerre, qui se veut aussi chef de file  de l’opposition à travers son parti MSD, a écopé d’une sanction de la part des USA; cela conforte le gouvernement qui a aussi emprisonné beaucoup de  membres de ce parti; ils avaient sequestré et blessé des policiers  au cours d’une manifestation violente. Samantha Power s’est ainsi débarrassée d’une amitié embarrassante, qui pouvait compromettre sa carrière diplomatique et politique. En effet, les auteurs des violences actuelles dans les quartiers sont télécommandés par la filière Sinduhije et l’inoxydable filou, Buyoya. Et Samantha Power, par sa liaison avec Sinduhije a semblé pendant longtemps leur complice ou plutôt leur instigatrice. Elle vient de lever l’équivoque, laissant à découvert ces maitres de l’intrigue, comme si les buissons où ils se cachaient avaient brûlé.

Il reste à imaginer leur prochain mensonge.

 

ACCUEIL CHALEUREUX DES MEMBRES DU UNSC

Les membres du conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies ébahis par le calme et l’accueil chaleureux des burundais.

Pour ceux qui suivent l’actualité burundaise à travers certains médias belges et français, pour ceux qui suivent les agitations de certains personnalités politiques belges à propos de la situation burundaise, pour ceux qui suivent ce qui se passe sur les réseaux sociaux sur le Burundi, l’heure de vérité a sonné, elle a sonné depuis que les membres du conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies sont sur terrain pour s’en quérir de la réelle situation qui y prévaut.

De leur descente d’avion, ils ont trouvé les burundais souriants, accueillants et calmes, ils ont serré la main aux imbonerakure qu’on présentait comme de monstres. En contemplant les rives du lac Tanganyika, dans un hôtel aux abords de la plage, les membres du conseil de sécurité des Nations-Unies ont savouré la fraîcheur du vent non pollué de Bujumbura. Certains d’entre eux qui n’avaient jamais mis le pied sur le sol burundais n’en reviennent pas. Ils croyaient que le Burundi, c’est l’enfer, ils croyaient que les burundais sont malheureux, que les batutsi vivent dans la cachette de peur d’être tué, ils croyaient que les rebelles contrôlent une partie de Bujumbura bref, ils croyaient au pire pure. Hélas. C’est la honte dans les rangs des insurgés, c’est le ridicule dans les rédactions de certains médias occidentaux, l’humiliation totale chez les belges Louis Michel et Bernard Maingain. Tout ce monde qui présente le Burundi comme un enfer sont bouche-bée.

Certes la sécurité n’est pas totale à 100%, justement parce que les armes à feu sont encore entendus dans quarte quartiers contestataires de Bujumbura mais, rien à signaler dans le reste du territoire national. C’est comme la Belgique avec sa commune de Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, et c’est pas pour autant que les belges sentent le besoin des troupes étrangères. Qu’à cela ne tienne, le Burundi ne sombrera pas. Les images de liesse des hutus et des tutsi pour accueillir ces missionnaires de l’ONU le prouvent. Les mensonges du génocide en préparation que les opposants mettent en avant n’a pour d’autres objectifs que d’en profiter pour déstabiliser les institutions démocratiquement élus. Ils n’ont pas d’accise au niveau de la population burundaise, ils ont peur des élections et c’est compréhensible qu’ils se déchaînent en tentant tous les coups mêmes les suicides. Quoi d’étonnant d’entendre ici et là des déclarations fantaisistes de rébellions formées, juste pour espérer être convié aux négociations!  Mais le plus cynique c’est le Général Niyombare Godefroid qui va diriger une rébellion à partir de l’au-delà. C’est Un Fantômas!

Nous espérons que le gouvernement du Burundi va redoubler d’effort pour sécuriser sa population, et surtout continuer à montrer sa bonne fois de dialoguer avec tous les burundais de toutes les sensibilités pour ne pas donner une brèche aux détracteurs. A tous ceux qui ont encore les illusions que Nkurunziza Pierre est fini, ils ont encore du pain sur la planche jusqu’en 2020. Un diplomate onusien a dit recensement que la question du départ de Nkurunziza Pierre ne se pose plus, il est le président et il le reste, que c’est plutôt la question de la sécurité de la population burundaise qui se pose. Et moi quand je disais que le Burundi a de la chance, un croyant m’a interpellé et m’a dit  » non c’est pas la chance, c’est la main du Seigneur, Dieu plus puissant que les puissances occidentales, qui veille sur le Burundi « . IN GOD, WE CAN.
Roberto Bacinoni, Burundi-24

 

 

BURUNDI – USA : ENFIN LE SOURIRE

 

La Commission du Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies est arrivée hier jeudi 21/01/2016 à Bujumbura. Elle a été accueillie dans l’allegresse à l’aéroport international de Bujumbura. Le long du parcours jusqu’à l’hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika où la délégation est logée,Eelle a été acclamée par la foule de burundais massée le long du parcours, jusqu’à l’hotel Clubdu Lac Tanganyika où elle est logée. Dans la soirée, le Ministre des Relations extérieures et de la Coopération Alain Nyamitwe a offert un diner aux hotes du Burundi. Samantha Power, l’ambassadrice des USA à l’ONU semble décontractée. Peut-être surprise parce que la situation que les ennemis du Burundi lui ont racontée est aux antipodes de la réalité.

 

VRAI GENOCIDE CONTRE LES HUTU EN 1972: TEMOIGNAGE D’UN SURVIVANT

 

HISTOIRE VRAIE D’UN GÉNOCIDE COMMIS AU BURUNDI: Le génocide contre les Hutus en 1972 – Par Frederic Nzeyimana

Le génocide contre les Hutus en 1972, Premier génocide enregistré en Afrique de l’Est avant celui du Rwanda

ATTENTION A : Maitre Bernard Maingain (avec copie pour France 3).
Cabinet Maingain, Rigaux & Gomree, Fax : 00 32 2 663 30 91, E-mail : bm@xirius.be

OBJET : Témoignage de Fréderic Nzeyimana sur la disparition de son père Ndimbane.

Monsieur Maitre Maingain,

De toute évidence, vous souhaiteriez raconter une histoire vraie d’un génocide commis au Burundi ? Si c’est le cas, pas besoin de mentir. Ni faire des montages. Nous, membres du Collectif des Survivants et Victimes du génocide Hutu de 1972, avant et après, allons vous en fournir. Nous ne racontons pas des histoires. Nous n’inventons rien. Nous témoignons. Sur ce que nous avons vu et vécu. Dans notre chair. Afin que ce génocide soit reconnu. Que justice soit faite. Et que des responsables soient punis un jour.

À partir du 29 avril 1972, le régime militaire de l’époque au Burundi à dominance Tutsi, dirigé par le colonel Michel MICOMBERO, a organisé les arrestations, l’exécution et la disparition des hommes et des femmes de tous âges, dont l’unique crime était d’être nés de l’ethnie Hutu. Des centaines de milliers d’innocents, dont la mémoire est occultée reposent toujours dans des fosses communes. On parle d’environ un demi-million de tués en 1972.Dont mon papa Térence Ndimbane. Enseignant à l’école primaire de Musongati, province Rutana. Tués dans des circonstances similaires au montage mensonger que vous venez de retirer des ondes. Un autre montage quoi. De Tutsi qui auraient été tués par des « Hutus génocidaires » afin de trouver un prétexte pour éliminer tous les Hutu éduqués et autres ciblés sur tout le territoire national. . Quelque part à Rumonge (sud du Burundi) Vous pouvez la raconter celle-là à la télévision. Elle est vraie. Vous en recevrez des centaines de milliers d’autre venant de partout dans le monde. Similaires au mien que je vous envoie avec une centaine d’autres. Les autres membres du collectif m’ont promis de vous faire parvenir les leurs. Et ils tiendront parole. Afin que vous appreniez à ressentir, ne fut-ce qu’un peu, la douleur de ces autres ».

J’avais 11 ans et en cinquième année primaire quand, vers 11 heures dans la matinée, une camionnette Peugeot 404 de couleur blanche, est arrivée dans la cour de l’école. C’était l’inspecteur des écoles primaires. Il invite tous les enseignants de l’école à participer à une réunion d’urgence. Puis donne congé à toutes les classes pour le reste de la journée. La réunion, avait lieu au chef-lieu de la commune plutôt qu’à l’école même. Six classes, avec Six enseignants. Quatre d’ethnie Hutu et deux d’ethnie Tutsi. Justin et Theodore. Finalement la réunion dura plus d’une journée. Puis plus d’une semaine. Puis plus d’un mois. 44 ans après, mon père n’est toujours pas rentré de la réunion. Des six enseignants de l’école primaire de Musongati, aucun des quatre Hutus n’en retournera. Seuls les deux enseignants Tutsi reviendront et reprendront du travail. D’autres enseignants Tutsis seront envoyés pour remplacer les quatre enseignants Hutu disparus. À JAMAIS.

En mémoire de mon père Ndimbane Terence

Frederic Nzeyimana, son fils,
Coordonnateur International
Collectif des Survivants et victimes du génocide Hutu de 1972 (avant et après)

Gatineau-Ottawa, le 18 Janvier 2016

 Source: Burundi-24