Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, has boldly lashed-out the West on their hypocrisy in posing as human right police. In an interview with the France24 network, the President expressed his displeasure on how western countries through their sponsored institutions continue to project African in negative headlines.
Speaking specifically to a new EU human right report which casts many negative images about human right standard in Rwanda, Paul Kagame called it “rubbish” and “ridiculous”
He noted that Rwanda today is a different country compared to what it was 25 years ago.
He challenged the programme’s host to look at what he called Europe’s failing human rights record, especially its treatment of migrants.
“[Europe] is violating people’s rights, with this problem of people being bundled and sent back to sink in the Mediterranean and so many people being mistreated in your own country,” he said.
Mr Kagame added that the West’s criticisms are tinged with a superiority complex:
“You really need to stop this superiority complex nonsense about human rights.
“You think you are the only ones who respect human rights, all others are about violating human rights. No, we’ve fought for human rights and freedoms for our people much better [than]you people who keep talking about this nonsense.”
He urged Europe to focus on solving their own problems first before painting others with their negative inks.