From Spain to Australia, world sees Trump as he is. A man who could incite another Rwanda

by Rashmee

Posted on August 7, 2019


Donald Trump’s media-whisperer, Kellyanne Conway, has been doing the rounds to explain that it’s racist to call the US president racist. That it’s a dangerous lie to say the president tells dangerous lies. Ms Conway is a fluent and accomplished master of spin. She has a way with words and has often, in the past … Continue reading “From Spain to Australia, world sees Trump as he is. A man who could incite another Rwanda”

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Rwanda, DRC etc are all beset by PLEP, the Pakistan Low Expectations Phenomenon

by Rashmee

Posted on August 7, 2017


Roughly 17 African heads of state have either already rolled back or are in the process of rolling back term limits, a dismal reality that I’m going to call the Pakistan Low Expectations Phenomenon or PLEP. Which is to say, that low international expectations mean the costs of bad behaviour are low. And that the … Continue reading “Rwanda, DRC etc are all beset by PLEP, the Pakistan Low Expectations Phenomenon”

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Kagame’s Rwanda is planning a national network of ‘drone ports’. No, really

by Rashmee

Posted on November 1, 2015


When I visited Kigali a few years ago, it was obvious that President Paul Kagame had, to put it politely, a tremendous hold on his country. This is hardly a contentious statement but if further proof were needed, how about the October 29 vote in the lower house of Rwanda’s parliament to allow Mr Kagame … Continue reading “Kagame’s Rwanda is planning a national network of ‘drone ports’. No, really”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK