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Kagame Warns on Widespread Bloodletting in Burundi

Rwandan President Paul Kagame

President Paul Kagame has expressed strong reservations over the continued bloodshed in Burundi, dosage cost http://celiac-disease.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-options.php saying Bujumbura’s tactic is to avoid open mass killings but commit few in many areas of the conflict-torn country.

“The strategy here is…no mass killings in the open – just a few in as many places spread over time, http://darkon.org/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/classes/em-tickets-bookings.php ” said Kagame on his official Twitter handle.

The President’s remarks came against the backdrop of hate messages against him and Rwanda circulated in Bujumbura in the last few days.

Anti-Tutsi speeches and attacks against Kagame were also delivered in Bujumbura by leaders of Burundi’s ruling party, CNND-FDD.

The hate speeches were condemned by United States as unacceptable.

Burundi believes Rwanda has been training rebels to remove troubled President Pierre Nkurunziza from power, a charge Kigali vehemently denies.

On the other hand, Kigali suspects Nkurunziza’s government has been using militia groups including DRC-based Rwanda genocidal outfit FDLR to terrorise Rwandans especially of Tutsi background in Burundi.

“On the situation of Burundi as an African and especially Rwandese, I have painstakingly concluded history is awash with lesson but little learning,” said Kagame on the countries’ history of mass killings.

“With all disturbing evidence and facts available everyday of senseless killing of people, how can the only ‘helpful’ response be diversion?’” wondered the Rwandan leader whose RPF rebel movement stopped the 1994 genocide.

On hate messages, Kagame said “no amount of provocation against Rwanda is going to draw us into this and not any solution is going to come from it.”

Known for speaking his mind, Kagame said “whomever advised and assisted the leaders of Burundi in this – even from afar has only added misery to the tragedy. Can only wonder, why?”


He also exposed the role of FDLR in Burundi’s political turmoil: “The ‘final solution’ as it were – that is why FDLR has been present from the beginning – shared ideology.’”

Kagame was implying the leadership in Burundi shares the Hutu FDLR’s extremist ideology of exterminating the Tutsi.

He expressed sadness that “too much politicking over the issue has been the main response even willing to outsource the problem for relief to the culprits.”

Burundi slipped into anarchy after Nkurunziza sought a third term in office amid opposition protests.

Government responded with an iron-hand, leaving a trail of destruction of lives and property.


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