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Projet: Talk show club de la presse "Urubuga rw'itangazamakuru"

Activité:Summary of weekly radio talk-show « Emission Club de la Presse: "Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru "


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Elections constitute an important element in liberal democracy. They are a viable means of ensuring the orderly process of leadership succession and change and an instrument of political authority and legitimation. The failure of elections or their absence largely defines the predominance of political dictatorships and personalized rule in Africa. The current wave of democratic enthusiasm has evoked a process of competitive and multiparty elections.

 This has provided a platform for the civil society to make political claims on the state. However, both the structure and process of elections, the former being the organizational infrastructure for managing elections and the latter, the precepts and procedures of elections, remain largely perverted. Election rigging and brigandage, violence and election annulment are common practices.

The trend is towards a reversal to the old order of despotic political ruler ship under the guise of civil governance. Elections in their current form in most African states appear to be a fading shadow of democracy, endangering the fragile democratic project itself.

The Government of Rwanda has deployed force protection troops to the Central African Republic, under an existing bilateral agreement on defense. The deployment is in response to the targeting of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) contingent under the UN Peacekeeping force by rebels supported by François Bozizé.

Rwandan troops also contributed to ensure a peaceful and secure general elections scheduled on Sunday 27 December 2020, twenty-two months after the peace agreement which was reached between the government and fourteen armed groups.

“Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru” (Club de la Presse) of this Sunday 27-12-2020 broadcast in synergy by ten radios across the country and a Television (TV Isango star) focused on “Presidential elections in Africa: Uganda and Central African Republic”

Invitees :

  1. Robert MUGABE/Analyst
  2. Etienne GATANAZI/Journalist

The invitees said that the war-torn African countries in the run-up to the by-elections in Uganda and Central Africa was tragic to see people destroying the country because of the thirst for power

They pointed out that Africans often go to power created by the power of the great powers of Europe and the United States for the benefit of the regime rather than the will to serve citizens.  So that even when they go to power they serve their own interests and self-interest not interest of the population.

The invitees talked also about the Central African elections and the role of the Rwandan Armed Forces in the deployment, saying that it was necessary for the RDF to contribute to the unrest that could have taken the lives of civilians.

They kept questioning whether the election required an election by appointing leaders, where Mugabe Robert said the election was not the one that would determine who would lead it, as it was put in place early by a powerful system, people only vote by ritual.

All of these issues will keep Africa in a state of crisis if its people are not mentally retarded, so that everyone stops working for their own stomach and instead tries to work together.

They said that elections are the only way to get good leadership when it is done well, but also that even if it is done badly it is better than not.

The guests concluded by saying that the electoral crisis in Africa is a matter of time.

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