UBUMWE

Any mention of ethnicity in Rwanda conjures up images of division, genocide —which is precisely the image the people of Rwanda have managed to change over the years. “Can’t we all just get along?” One might recall the statement made by Rodney King, whose mistreatment by the Los Angeles police was caught on video. The incident was widely considered a racially-charged vicious act and in turn divided the city; triggering the 1992 South Central Los Angeles riots. The plaintive call by Rodney King is one that resounds in my mind when I think about the root causes of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi. Some attribute it to Colonialism; which as a result brought forth division among Rwandans. Whatever the...

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Don't get lost in Heaven.

Driving whilst listening to a song you love can cleanse a tired and dirty soul. The sentimental sound waves can have you this close to diverting from the initial course - and drive away from the troubles of this cruel world; with your favorite song promising to be everything to you on that liberating journey. Chicco - Sixolele Baba This 1999 South African song speaks to my spirit better than anything that has ever been allowed beyond my ear wax. I discovered it back in 2007 [while living in London - where I spent 14 years of my life] when being homesick felt like an actual sickness only music from the motherland could heal. This song allowed me to revisit memories from 'home' this world was not able take away...

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