How did Sankara become a Uganda and Burundi problem?
In a perfectly choreographed court drama, Sankara confessed to 100% of the crimes the Rwandan state had alleged. But there was more. His confessions sharply turned from Rwanda to Uganda and Burundi. In his confession, Sankara stated as follows:
”I have been working with people from the Intelligence in Burundi…We met Ugandan military officials. There was a scheduled meeting with Brig. Gen Kandiho [Head of Uganda’s military Intelligence] but on the day of the meeting, he had an emergency so he sent a Colonel. We requested for military and diplomatic support and by the end of the meeting we were given a positive answer. By the time of my arrest, our delegation was in the process of going back to Uganda to collect on the promise.”
Here is the thing — Kagame and his security organs seized and held Sankara for a month and a half. Paraded him like a caged animal to the media. Dragged him to court. And then Sankara not only admitted to all charges but also became a star witness against President Museveni’s Uganda and President Pierre Nkurunziza’s Burundi. The two neighbours suddenly became the focus of Sankara’s guilty plea.
Kagame thinks the entire world is stupid. Uganda and Burundi should not be deterred by his craziness!