UK: Contributing to Genocide in Rwanda

31 December, 2016 — Mark Curtis

By Mark Curtis

An edited extract from Web of Deceit: Britain’s Real Role in the World

In the hundreds of media articles on the 1994 Rwanda genocide, there is barely a mention of Britain being a permanent member of the UN security council and in any way responsible for what happened. I recounted Britain’s role in my previous book, The Great Deception, so I will not repeat everything here. Since then, however, another book, by Linda Melvern, an investigative journalist, confirms the quite terrible British, and US, role.

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Stealing Mineral Wealth for Corporate Interests: U.S. Bankrolled Mass Murder of Millions in Central Africa

3 December 2020 — Internationalist 360°

Jeremy Kuzmarov

William J. Perry, the U.S. Defense Secretary from 1994 to 1997, speaks with Rwandan dictator Paul Kagame. Perry helped secure the delivery of weapons to Kagame that were used to attack Congo and exterminate Hutu refugees in eastern Congo. [Source: therwandan.com]

A new book reveals how U.S. Presidents of both parties unleashed the CIA in the Congo to do the dirty work of greedy corporations, causing misery, mutilations and massacres of such magnitude they dwarfed even the wildest accounts depicted in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.

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Congo in the Abyss By Ann Garrison

17 October 2018 — Black Agenda Report

The aggression of Western governments has inflicted multiple holocausts on the Congolese people, Congolese historian Bénédicte Kumbi Ndjoko tells Ann Garrison.

This week I spoke to Swiss Congolese historian and activist Bénédicte Kumbi Ndjoko about recent developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who said, “In Congo, globalized capitalism creates permanent chaos.”

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Pambazuka News 842 20 October 2017: Kenya on the brink

20 October 2017 — Pambazuka News

Contents

1. Features http://www.pambazuka.net/en/issue.php/current/#cat_1
2. Announcements http://www.pambazuka.net/en/issue.php/current/#cat_3

Features

 Step back from the brink https://www.pambazuka.org/democracy-governance/step-back-brink

*An open letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Rt. Hon Raila Odinga* ICJ-Kenya https://www.pambazuka.org/author/icj-kenya

The ruling Jubilee coalition insists repeat presidential elections must go on next Thursday. The opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) has called for a boycott and nationwide protests on that date. Unless the election is called off now, and efforts made to cool off tempers, Kenya could implode.

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Twenty Years Ago: Rwanda, Installing a US Proxy State in Central Africa. The US was Behind the Genocide By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

6 April 2014 — Global Research

Author’s note
The world  is currently commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. The official story is that the genocide directed against the Tutsi population was triggered by the Interhamwe militia of the Hamyarimana government in the wake of plane crash which led to the death of president Habyarimana. The evidence suggests that the United States played a covert role in shooting down the plane.

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Obama in South Africa: Washington tells Pretoria how to ‘play the game’ in Africa By Patrick Bond

1 July, 2013 – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

US President Barack Barack Obama’s weekend trip to South Africa may have the desired effect of slowing the geopolitical realignment of Pretoria to the Brazil-India-Russia-China-South Africa (BRICS) axis. That shift to BRICS has not, however, meant deviation from the hosts’ political philosophy, best understood as “talk left, walk right” since it mixes anti-imperialist rhetoric with pro-corporate policies. Continue reading

Obama in South Africa: Washington tells Pretoria how to ‘play the game’ in Africa By Patrick Bond

1 July, 2013 – Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

US President Barack Barack Obama’s weekend trip to South Africa may have the desired effect of slowing the geopolitical realignment of Pretoria to the Brazil-India-Russia-China-South Africa (BRICS) axis. That shift to BRICS has not, however, meant deviation from the hosts’ political philosophy, best understood as “talk left, walk right” since it mixes anti-imperialist rhetoric with pro-corporate policies. Continue reading

Black Agenda Report 15 May 2013: The More Effective Evil, When Prosecutors Are Crimimals

15 May 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

The More Effective Evil

by Your World News

For some time now, Black Agenda Report has been calling the Obama administration not the lesser of two but the more effective evil, able to enact measures that white Democrats or Republicans could not without massive public opposition. Continue reading

Africa: Imperialism’s High Mark of Conquest in the 21st Century By Glen Ford

10 April 2013 — Black Agenda Report

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford

The US-NATO military curtain has fallen the length and breadth of Africa. “Zimbabwe and tiny Eritrea are among the few nations on the African continent that have not yet been absorbed into the AFRICOM matrix.” Continue reading