Rwandan Dictator Paul Kagame vs Rwandan Activist Yvonne Idamange Iryamugwiza, Feb 2021

Rwandan activist  Ms Yvonne Idamange Iryamugwiza was arrested by Rwandan national police, known as RNB, in the evening of February 15, 2021. She was accused of and condemned for inciting an uprising, publication of rumours, intentional assault and battery, genocide denial,  and blocking the enforcement of government orders.  In early 2021, Ms Yvonne Idamange Iryamugwiza  became suddenly a prominent activist after she made statements and recorded videos that went viral on social media, pointing to widespread assassinations  and disappearances of opposition leaders and government critics and abuses, corruption and other massacres by the Rwandan governent and military and the ailing Rwandan dictator General Paul Kagame (see AfroAmerica Network here:Rwanda: Opinion on Yvonne Iryamugwiza Idamange's Farewell Address. Her arrest  and condemnation for just expressing opinions have been widely criticized by activists around the World.

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Colonel Theoneste Bagosora

Colonel Theoneste Bagosora, one of the Rwandan military heroes who fought against the rebel forces seeking to reinstall a repressive ethnic monarchy following the Rwandan independance, has died. He was 80 years old.  Colonel Theoneste Bagosora was in detention in Bamako, the country of Mali, West Africa,  after a widely controversial sentence to 35 years  in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda (ICTR) for crimes of genocide and wars crimes  allegedly committed during the 1990-1994 Rwandan civil war.   Accused of being one of the top leaders during the 1990-1994 Rwandan civil war and genocide,  Colonel Theoneste Bagosora, during  lenghty trials, mistrials, unproven accusations, acquittals, and retrials, was finally sentenced, despite obvious lack of evidences and merits.  According to sources close to the family, Colonel Bagosora died of natural death, after a visit by his family members and with the hope of overdue justice in Rwanda and for all Rwandans.

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Alaa Salah, Kandaka or Nubian Queen, leading protests in Sudan, in April 2019

This year some African dictators were deposed or killed. Those deposed include Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and Guinean President Alpha Condé.  Chadian President Idriss Déby was killed. Meawhile, many African dictators remain in power, including some already featured among AfroAmerica Network African ruthless dictators of 2018 (see AfroAmerica Network African Dictators Who Mattered In 2018: Congolese Joseph Kabila, Rwandan Paul Kagame, Ugandan Yoweri Museveni of Dec 27, 2018). New dictators are also joining the ranks.

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Joshua Tuyishime aka Jay Polly's Umusaraba wa Joshua

We are the captives of who we are and where we come from;  that we do not dare to speak up is not that ours brains are empty.  In life, a wise man watches out; the fact is that currently our hearts are full of pain and  worries". These are some of the lyrics that have allegedly landed the Rwandan renowned rapper Joshua Tuyishime aka Jay Polly, into a lengthy detention by Rwandan Police  since April 2021. On September 1, 2021, only a few hours after a court hearing in which his request for release while awaiting trial was denied, he was dead.  On social media and other circles, it is alleged that the music icon was killed for criticizing the Rwandan government for widespread repression against critics, being responsible for rampant poverty, ethnic discimination, and other human rights abuses and being connected to military leaders plotting a coup, including Gen Fred IbingiraRwanda Defence Force Chief of Staff  of the Reserve Force and  Retired Lt Gen  Charles Muhire.

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