Archive for April, 2011

Appeals judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) removed Peter Erlinder as the defense counsel for a Rwandan genocide convict. The US lawyer was sanctioned because he failed to show up at a hearing of his client, Major Aloys Ntabakuze, last month. (more…)

By Joe Stumpe (AFP)

WICHITA, Kansas — An octogenarian Rwandan went on trial in Kansas Tuesday, accused of lying about his role in the 1994 genocide in his home country to secure US citizenship. (more…)

Ivan R. Mugisha–28 April 2011

Rwandan youth in the U.S vowed to resist negative ideologies which may come from their lecturers and relatives and instead focus on contributing to the development of their nation. (more…)

By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press – Tue Apr 26, 2011

WICHITA, Kan. – An 84-year-old immigrant accused of participating in the 1994 Rwandan genocide went on trial Tuesday in Kansas in an immigration case that the Justice Department says is the first of its kind in the U.S. (more…)

By Rohan Viswanathan–April 24, 2011

All throughout my elementary and middle school years, I was educated on the numerous genocides of the 20th century: the Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur. I was told to look at these events as the worst acts of inhumanity ever committed; however, these events all took place after the Armenian genocide. (more…)

I studied post-conflict development and the aftermath of civil war and genocide during my junior year in Rwanda and Northern Uganda. It was an incredibly eye-opening, transformative and at times difficult experience. I lived with host families while living in both countries. (more…)

By Joseph Rwagatare

Another book on Rwanda by non-Rwandans is now on sale in bookshops and on the internet. Remaking Rwanda: State Building and Human Rights after Mass Violence, edited by Lars Waldorf and Scott Strauss, was officially launched yesterday. (more…)

The ongoing Genocide commemoration period, has seen various institutions and groups visit vulnerable Genocide survivors, including widows and orphans, and generously donating foodstuff and other essential household items. (more…)

By Oscar Kabatende

Last week was dominated by the last three days of the national week of remembrance of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Contemplating the barbarity systematically meted out on a section of Rwandans in a bid for extermination even for a paltry seven days out of 365 is no small matter. (more…)

Edmund Kagire–18 April 2011

Members of the Rwandan Diaspora in the Republic of Korea, on April 17, commemorated the 1994 genocide perpetrated against the Tutsis, in the capital Seoul. (more…)