“Those who think they can keep picking, cutting our banana leaves because we are short stems; boy, you don’t know how much you have deceived yourselves. They even say we are accused of stealing the wealth, the minerals of Congo. One thing we are not and that is what makes us [strong], we are not thieves. We work for what we have and what we get.

We are not going to engage in skirmishes that could have been avoided, we are not going to violate anybody’s sovereignty or territorial integrity will be respected, but we so much demand that that happens in our case as well. And people along the border can go to bed at night knowing they will have security for them to sleep all night. Short of that, we will make somebody else spend sleepless nights.” President Kagame | Swearing-in of New Minister and State Minister in the Ministry of Health | 30 November.