Archive for April, 2011

By Thijs Bouwknegt and Sophie van Leeuwen, The Hague Published on: 18 April 2011

1994 – Blood is being shed on the thousands of hills of Rwanda. On 27 April of that year, Jacqueline decides to flee the country, together with her partner Wolfgang Blam and their baby Friedrich. They leave in an ambulance but are stopped by Hutu militia in Mugonero. (more…)

By Mike O’Sullivan | Los Angeles
Two of the worst atrocities of the 20th century started in the month of April: the killing of 1.5 million Armenians in Ottoman Empire Turkey in 1915 and 1916, and the slaughter of 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda in 1994. Scholars and survivors say the process of healing is not easy. (more…)

Sam Nkurunziza–17 April 2011

Ngororero — Victims of the infamous Nyange massacres during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi were yesterday honoured at an emotional function held in Ngororero District. (more…)

Stephen Rwembeho–17 April 2011

Kirehe — On Friday, over Rwf 12 million were raised in a fundraising drive to help Genocide orphans in Nyarubuye in Kirehe District. (more…)

Frank Kanyesigye–17 April 2011

Nyanza — The remains of 6000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi were, yesterday, accorded a decent burial at Nyanza Memorial Centre in Kicukiro District. (more…)

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush –Religion Editor, Huffington Post

A woman recently loaded her four children into a mini-van and drove it into the Hudson River drowning all but one of her children. (more…)

Friday, 15 April 2011

A visit to Rwanda on 6 April provided the greatest positive shock in this analyst’s professional career.

If you have any doubt that an African country can emulate the best performance seen in emerging Europe or Asia over the past few decades, then please allow us to take you to Kigali to challenge these assumptions. (more…)

By Andrew Mathis, Progressive Geopolitics Examiner–April 15th, 2011

Today’s San Francisco Bay View featured an interview with Peter Erlinder, who is the defense attorney for Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, who is herself chair of the Unified Democratic Forces, a coalition of Rwandan citizens working since 2006 to challenge the régime of Paul Kagame. (more…)

By Megha Mohan–April 8th, 2011 On BBC

Miles from the Rwandan capital Kigali’s centre, tucked between bustling Senegalese and Ghanaian eateries, street butchers, pavement markets and the odd informal cinema, the Gisimba orphanage is not exactly easy to find. (more…)

By Ngabo Michael–15 April 2011

Susan Thomson has consistently written very damaging articles on Rwanda in the name of ‘constructive criticism’. She always tries to create a misleading impression that she is ‘defending’ Rwandans from the perceived repressive Government, when instead she is attempting to poison unsuspecting minds against Rwanda. (more…)