Monday, April 27, 2009

Marion Grace Wooley: "I can't go into detail,people are allways reading"


Marion Grace Wooley, a british expat, lives and works in Kigali since 2007 with her two cats Sula and Ishueri. She writes in her last post: BBC Local Off-Air in Rwanda about the BBC local program that was taking off the air. She expresses the confusion in Kigali. People are talking about Paul Rusesabagina, one of the strongest critics of the current regime in Kigali. She also expresses her own fear to talk about the taboo-subject: Crimes committed by the RPF. In that context she writes down this terrible line which you can only find in countries where secret services are allways on the look out to track down potential political opponents: "But it is a very thin tightrope and stuff I can't go into detail in on a blog - as recently reminded, people are always reading." She is witnessing the fact that tensions are rising due the current debate surrounding upcoming elections in 2010, the suspension of budgetsupport by the Netherlands and Sweden and Paul Rusesabagina's clear message reaching ever larger audiences, as reported in the article "Rusesabagina: ‘Rwanda back to ethnic servitude system’" by Olivier Nyirubugara on his website olny.nl. Paul Rusesabagina was invited as Keynote speaker by the ruling Dutch Labour Party last saturday at the annual "Afrikadag". Olivier Nyirubugara, a dutch based journalist with a special focus on the Great Lakes Region, has a lot of unique content, to paraphrase Marion Grace Wooley's words: I can't go into detail, go visit his website and continue reading.

Marion Grace Wooley also writes for a blog called Kigaliwriters together with Daddy Ruhorahoza: a film maker (see his personal blog), Gatete Thierry Kevin: (Association Rwandaise Pour la Defence des Droits) de l'Homme, and jr Snitch. This blog is not open to the public, considering who these kigali writers are, this blog must be a gold mine of juicy details.

Chris Blattman writes on his influential blog "The Rwandan government has suspended BBC radio service. Kagame's descent into classic autocracy continues..."

Jean Manirarora, a Rwandan living in the US, commented on the article "Rwanda Rising:A New Model of Economic Development" in which he referred to a recent report, entitled “Rwanda Today: When Foreign Aid Hurts More Than It Helps” which is an economic analysis of the situation in Rwanda today prepared by the Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundatio.

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