Archive for November, 2010

By Tom Ndahiro[1]

In post-genocide Rwanda, hate propaganda remains rife. The only difference between now and pre-July 1994, is that the genocidaires are not in power. (more…)

By RNA Reporters November 15, 2010

The loose coalition of troubled opposition parties is again under threat after the Green Party was ordered to live the block by the African Green Federation (AGF) – a coalition of green parties in the continent. (more…)

By Magnus Mazimpaka November 16, 2010

Rwandan prosecution is asking the United States to help investigate Paul Rusesabagina, a man wrongfully portrayed as a hero in the movie, Hotel Rwanda. (more…)

By Jina Moore

Fifteen years after Rwandan Hutu massacred hundreds of thousands of their Tutsi countrymen, one survivor and the man who cut off her hand tell the horrible truth about the genocide and explain how, even with so much suffering between them, they eventually made peace. (more…)

Gerard J DeGroot April 30, 2008

Rwanda’s people, refusing to be trapped in or defined by the 1994 genocide, are writing a new chapter in their history, finds Gerard J DeGroot on a visit to Kigali. (more…)

By Shelly Barclay

The definition of genocide, as described by the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with the intent to destroy in whole, or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such (a) Killing members of the group; (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) Forcible transferring children of the group to another group. (more…)

By Alex de Waal–African Rights, 1994

The last three years have seen humanitarian organizations calling for military intervention in Bosnia, Somalia, Rwanda and elsewhere. Both relief agencies and human rights organizations have vocally implored the United Nations, or individual Western countries, to dispatch troops to strife-torn nations facing humanitarian disaster. (more…)

By Alison Des Forges
In the ten years since the Rwandan genocide leaders of national governments
and international institutions have acknowledged the shame of having failed
to stop the slaughter of the Tutsi population. (more…)

By Rainer Chr. Hennig, afrol News, 2001

The 1994 Rwandan genocide, killing an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus, is made even more incomprehensible by the documented participation of many representatives of Rwandan church societies. How could God fearing nuns, and even a bishop, take part in the most cruel crimes against humanity committed on African soil? (more…)

By DAVID SCHEFFER –April 5, 2004

Ten years ago today, the Rwandan genocide — the most concentrated slaughter of human beings in our generation — began.

During 100 days in 1994, an estimated 800,000 women, children and men, mostly ethnic Tutsis, were massacred. These murders were instigated by Rwandan government, military and media leaders and carried out by thousands of machete-wielding Hutus. Resurgent massacres plagued the countryside for years thereafter. (more…)