Wednesday, October 3, 2012

James Putzel Parroting Ugandan Golooba-Mutebi

UPDATE 12:23: James Putzel's article promoted by ONE campaign director transparancy/accountability Alan Hudson on twitter:
Suspending aid to - timely arguments against, from the LSE's James Putzel

Today the Guardian publishes the astonishing  quote by some James Putzel:
"The evidence is much more mixed and it's complicated. Of course there are some ethnic and family links across the border, but generally the Rwandan government has been judicious in staying its hand."
He has written an article on international support for state building in Rwanda together with Frederick Golooba-Mutebi in 2009 in the book Do No Harm. Golooba-Mutebi is a Political Scientist and Senior Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research in Uganda. He has been a Research Associate of the Crisis States Research Centre at London School of Economics and Political Science. Frederick Golooba-Mutebi visited the London School of Economics, where James Putzel works, in 2008. Golooba-Mutebi is part of Uganda's propaganda machine. In 2010 Golooba wrote on Rwanda:
'There is no country in this region and possibly in the world, where citizens are given the opportunity to engage in conversation with their leaders and to vet their performance on this scale
Yet another example of how East African politics works.

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