General Paul Kagame at the Mozambican warfront

General Paul Kagame moves with decisiveness in military affairs. See how his military won battles in Mozambique. The Rwandan strongman should apply same mindset in ending the chronic loss of taxpayers’ money. The Auditor-General has shown how US$80 million of Rwanda’s pension is invested in companies that have not paid…


General Paul Kagame’s prides himself in running a tight ship aka the Singapore of Africa. The departing Auditor General Biraro’s last report shows otherwise. According to the 2019/2020 Auditor General’s Report, three state-owned enterprises (SOEs) made an accumulated loss of RWF40,174,346,915 or US$39.6 million. In addition, 62 contracts involving government entities worth RWF216,107,478,986 or US$212.5 million were delayed and remain at risk. Meanwhile, government entities had abandoned altogether contracts worth RWF11,726,700,897 or US$11.5 million. Lastly are the completed state assets that are inactive – these are worth RWF21,747,324,739 or US$21.3 million. The combined accumulated losses, delayed contracts, abandoned projects and assets lying idle add to an extraordinary amount of US$284.9 million. Mr Auditor General Biraro, you did your job. Stay tuned.


Her Royal Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint Hassan from Jordan.

General Paul Kagame has launched his Rwanda Atomic Energy Board (RAEB). Kagame’s RAEB is chaired by a gentleman by the name of Lassina Zerbo from Burkina Faso. Perhaps, the most interesting board member of RAEB is her Royal Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint Hassan from Jordan. The appointment of the RAEB’s officials was announced by the Kagame cabinet on October 13, 2021. Meanwhile, the Russian government which is providing the nuclear technology stated on October 7, 2021 that it is training 70 people to staff RAEB and that the construction of nuclear centre is underway in Rwanda. Will RAEB takeoff? Stay tuned.


Obadiah Biraro, the retiring Auditor General of Rwanda

General Paul Kagame has retired Obadiah Biraro, Rwanda’s Auditor General who exposed the regime’s corruption like no other. He persistently revealed how Rwanda’s pension money was invested in companies that did not not earn any income. Biraro’s 2015 Report described the ugly situation as follows: “There were 16 equity investments…


Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar landed in Rwanda on what was billed as “a private visit

General Paul Kagame has been ignored of the leadership of the US Democratic Party and its Joe Biden-led Administration since coming to power in January 2021. Kagame was not among the 40 world leaders including 5 African presidents invited by US President Biden to the Virtual Summit on Climate in…


Before General Paul Kagame built his iron curtain between Rwanda and Uganda in 2019, there was a thriving trading relationship between the two countries. In the case of formal trade, Rwanda held 5.27 percent share of the Ugandan market, while Uganda’s share of the Rwandan market was 6.85 percent. The…


General Paul Kagame keeps dreaming of how to turn Rwanda into an African hub that instantly transforms Rwanda into the Singapore of Africa. One of such Kagame pipe dreams was adding value to gold via a state-of-the-art gold and precious metal refinery hub in Kigali. That is how Aldango Ltd…


General Paul Kagame and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin

General Paul Kagame has over the years announced many grand plans that would turn Rwanda into a world-class showcase. Such plans included the railroad connecting Rwanda to Tanzania’s seaport of Dar Es Salaam; a railroad connecting Rwanda to Kenya’s seaport of Mombasa; One Laptop per Child to transform education for…


General Paul Kagame’s government is losing its effectiveness in manipulating statistics. This is shown by Rwanda’s 2019/2020 mining sector data. According to Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), revenue collection from mining royalties was a mere US$2.8 million. This was a decrease of 40 percent compared to the 2018/19 fiscal year. But…

David Himbara

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