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The coronation of neocolonial opportunist Paul Kagame as president of the "African Union."

Jul 5, 2018
Luwezi Kinshasa


Settler-colonialist Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and "African Union" president Paul Kagame (right) sit at the "President's Residence" in Jerusalem

 

The rotating presidency of the “African Union” (AU) has gone this year, 2018, to Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda and leader of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF).

He is the darling of the white imperialist leaders since his capture of power in 1994.

Just to be clear, there is no such thing as united Africa under the AU, which is the “legitimization of the balkanisation of Africa.”

The economic power is in the hands of looters disguised as multinationals, corporations, investors, donors, trades, aid to developments, etc.

Also, the RPF is not a front in defense of the people, but an alliance between U.S. white imperialists and the Tutsi African petty bourgeoisie, exiled in Uganda.

One must bear that in Rwanda, the successive colonial legacy of Germans and Belgians sought to obscure the colonial and class difference by emphasizing the tribal/phenotype differences amongst the colonized Africans.

Despite sharing a common neighbourhood and language -Kinyarwanda- even the blackness of the skin and hair curliness of Tutsi and Hutu were not enough.

The white oppressors’ emphasis on the height difference and the nose type became the main contradictions between black people.

It is quite clear that whatever the physical differences between Tutsi and Hutu, they were and are less than those between Africans and foreign European colonizers.

The differences that existed among Africans were based on social production; those who raised cattle were Tutsi pastoralists and those farmers who tilled the land were Hutu agriculturalists.

Despite the fact that the rulers were essentially Tutsi, which is a contradiction since the Hutu are the majority, the Hutu were not homeless.

The Tutsi did not own the whole land and most of the land in Rwanda was a communal land, not a private.

Only the King had the authority to distribute the communal land.

This changed with the arrival of German and Belgian colonists who aggravated the class differences by creating local chiefs with power to distribute land and spread private ownership at the expense of collective ownership.

That is how a tiny minority of Tutsi elite collaborated with Belgian colonialism.

Towards the end of the ‘50s, the Belgians switched sides, and accompanied the Hutus petty bourgeoisie.

In 1959 and 1962, with the help of Belgian colonial rulers, Hutu leaders forced Tutsis to flee to neighbouring countries’ particularly in Uganda and Tanzania.

Kagame and the core of the RPF were part of those Rwandan refugees who fled Rwanda to Uganda and elsewhere.

U.S. funded Museveni and Kagame to dislodge France from Rwanda

Kaguta Yoweri Museveni and his National Movement of Resistance (NRM) were the first to seize power against the regime of Milton Obote.

They were backed by the U.S., Britain and neocolonial regimes in the region such as Joseph Mobutu and Arap Moi from Congo and Kenya respectively. Museveni seized power in Uganda in 1986.

Kagame, like many young Tutsi exiled in Uganda, joined Museveni’s National Resistance Movement, where they emerged as key cadres of the organization and the subsequent neocolonial government that was put in place.

With the collapse of Soviet bloc and the end of the Cold War, it was clear that it was a question of time before the armed exiled Rwandan Tutsi soldiers, rich with their guerrillas experience inside the NMR in Uganda, were motivated to return to Rwanda to contest for power.

Paul Kagame and Kaguta Yoweri Museveni are two of the leaders William Jefferson Clinton and Tony Blair mocked when they used to refer to them as new breed of African leaders, back in the ‘90s.

Clare Short, Tony Blair’s former secretary of state for international development, said this of the Rwandan tyrant “Oh, Kagame Is Such a Sweetie.”

The international white bourgeois press adores Paul Kagame. They never consistently expose his war crimes and crimes against humanity in Rwanda and Congo.

They are full of praise of the Rwandan miracle under the leadership of Kagame.

The truth is that Kagame is a key running dog of U.S. imperialism.

He fronted the scramble of Rwanda between the U.S and France predators in the ‘90s, which led to the Rwandan genocide.

This resulted in the murders of 1 million Africans.

Paul Kagame is presented as the man who ended the genocide when the world failed to act, which is a lie.  

First of all, Kagame and his funders (U.S. and U.K. backers) negotiated that he could not capture power through an electoral contest, because Tutsi are a minority in Rwanda, where they make less than 15 percent of the population.

Secondly, the U.S. and the Kagame RPF rejected power sharing between Hutu and Tutsi petty bourgeoisie.

The Arusha peace accord that advocated power sharing was used to buy time as the RPF prepares for war to seize all power.

According to David Peterson and Edward S. Herman in the “Politics of Genocide,” they wrote “Eventually, the RPF was able to achieve a legal military presence inside Rwanda, thanks to a series of ceasefires and other agreements.

These agreements led to the Arusha Peace Accords of August 1993, pressed upon the Rwandan government by the United States and its allies, called for the “integration” of the armed forces of Rwanda and the RPF, and for a “transitional,” power-sharing government until national elections could be held in 1995.

“These Peace Accords positioned the RPF for its bloody overthrow of a relatively democratic coalition government, and the takeover of the Rwandan state by a minority dictatorship.”

Thirdly, Kagame is accused of sparking the genocide when his forces shot down the plane carrying two Rwandan and Burundi Hutu presidents.

Until now, the U.S. government has blocked any attempt to investigate this horrendous assassination.

Opportunists Kagame and Museveni leading U.S. assault on Africa

Paul Kagame was trained on military tactics at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

He was willingly trained to maim and kill for U.S. interests. 

The U.S. and U.K. trained many of the RPF leaders at Jinja military base in Uganda.

To many, the Rwandan genocide was incomprehensible.

How can African people who speak the same language and have the same names butcher each other like that?

First of all, we must state that France, the U.S., Canada, Britain and all the predators around the world agree to devour African resources while murdering African people and other colonized people. This is the norm.

That means killing, murdering, starving, mutilating and raping Africans is the least concern for all forces whose main objective is to loot our wealth and labor.

The U.S. law codified in its constitution that Africans were three-fifths of human beings.

The U.S. ruling class has engineered the locking up of millions of Africans and disenfranchised millions from the right to vote.  

This is a country where not long time ago, lynching was actively enjoyed in society by regular white families, who bought souvenirs of dismembered African bodies at the occasion.

The U.S. is a country that had not allowed Africans to vote until 1964; that is after the formal access of most of African countries to “fake” independence.

 

In the U.S. today, the police murder unarmed Africans for no other reasons than they are colonized Africans and it is seen around the world on social media.

The U.S. is a country born out of genocide and maintained at the expense of Africans and Indigenous people in America.

To unite with the U.S. government is to unite the U.S. genocidal policies. Kagame and Museveni are employees of U.S. international colonial state!

Smash U.S International Colonial State!

Smash African Petty Bourgeoisie Opportunism!

 

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