DENIAL: arguing against an anxiety provoking stimuli by stating it does not exist. on this one Kagame denied the report of the UN experts about his involvement in supporting M23 and requested for another team of experts.
DISPLACEMENT:taking out impulses on a less threatening target. when some european countries cut off their aids to rwanda, Kagame created the Agaciro foundation and forced his people to put in money not willingly but by force.
PROJECTION: placing unacceptable impulses in yourself onto someone else. Kagame after loosing aids from european countries, he said the aid was nothing.
RATIONALISATION: supplying a logical or rational reason as opposed to the real reason. Kagame is saying that is being targeted because he refused to do what europeans wanted him to do.
SUBLIMATION: acting out unacceptable impulses in a socially acceptable way. When officiating the agaciro foundation, Kagame described himself as a shock absober.