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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Susan Thompson may be a post-doctoral fellow but her blog is another one with an irrational view of the situation in Rwanda, in my view. Like so many external observers she has zero interest in actual development particularly anything that benefits the mass of the people who live in poverty. She also feels that the result of the policies of the present gov't will be [another] genocide. As a Canadian, she knows best obviously.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 6:06:00 AM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

Anon, you need to give evidence for your claims if they are to be taken seriously.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 12:51:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just go back through her blog and read the postings and the comments. Happily some more balanced bloggers are currently active.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 1:07:00 PM

Blogger Nkunda said...


So, according to your wisdom, every academic who contradicts the RPF is "irrational"? How pathetic and irrational!
I hope you are not one among hundreds of cyber cops hired by the RPF regime to post comments on different forums that reiterate Kigali's view.
If you are, good luck!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 6:44:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't like the RPF or Susan Thompson's blog because it seems to me that she accepts the views of genocidaires about the state of Rwanda uncritically. Like seemingly everyone in the country I now live in, she's chosen a side. What I suspect this country needs at the moment is an ability to question the established "sides" since neither is particularly wonderful (although I'd take the RPF over the genocidaires every day of the week if I actually had to make a choice - which I don't, thank you Mr. Kagame).

On a side note, I'd love to see a bit more attention paid to opposition in Rwanda not named Victoire Ingabire. I'm almost at the point where I think she's an RPF plant. They'll reveal hard links between her and the FDLR sometime in July and then tell the international community, "see what happens when you allow opposition parties in this country". From what I've heard she's barely known in the countryside. The Green Party on the other hand, seems amateur (for now) but interesting.

Longish-time reader, first time poster. Keep up the good work

Thursday, April 01, 2010 4:36:00 AM

Blogger Nkunda said...

Anon...Rwanda is more complicated than you think. It is not all about Kagame and the genocidaire. The majority of Rwandans do not fit/fall under either category.

I'd be very interested in reading why you consider " Ingabire Victoire" to be "an RPF plant." Assuming you don't work for the CIA...how did you find out?

Also, you say "I'd love to see a bit more attention paid to opposition in Rwanda not named Victoire Ingabire..."

Other than the Green Party, PS Imberuka, What opposition are you referring to? You seem to know so much about Rwanda. Are you an insider?

Thursday, April 01, 2010 9:14:00 AM


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