Archive for May, 2011

By Révérien Rurangwa

Révérien Rurangwa was a devout Catholic until the Rwandan genocide left his body scarred and his faith shattered.

Like many Rwandans, Révérien Rurangwa was brought up in a staunchly Catholic family. His village, Mugina, on the main road south from the capital, is dotted with one-room churches and a convent. In 1994, at the time of the genocide, there were 30 nuns living close by, and two Spanish priests. (more…)

By Tom Ndahiro

There is a saying that only love beats milk. In our language, Kinyarwanda, the month of April is called Mata. Amata is milk. In April, 1994, Rwanda was soaked in the blood of the Tutsi.

The memories and lessons from the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda live with us. Despite the fact that these recollections are painful, they must be maintained by everyone who cares. This is the only way that humanity will be able to prevent similar genocides from ever happening again. (more…)

Arusha, May 6, 2011 (FH) – The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Hassan Bubacar Jallow, has lodged a notice of appeal against the judgement of the Tribunal for not convicting of conspiracy to commit genocide former Rwandan Director in the Ministry of Women and Family Affairs, Jean-Baptiste Gatete. (more…)

James Karuhanga– May 6, 2011

Kigali — A top UN official has welcomed the trial, of two leaders of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) militia that kicked off Wednesday in a German court. (more…)

By Pan Butamire

Sometimes you are ashamed when you read what outsiders write about Rwanda. You are ashamed because you realise that there are some who know the truth and express it better than you and yet you are the creator of that truth. Rwandans should be prepared to be the messengers of their truth and only pay attention to constructive criticism. (more…)

By RNA Reporter–Thursday, 05 May 2011

Kigali: The World Bank has approved an investment guarantee of  $140 million as part of the support to the Kivu–Watt project, which is dedicated to implement an integrated methane gas extraction and production facility with its associated 25 megawatt power plant in Lake Kivu (west), official sources said on Thursday in Kigali. (more…)

By Roxana Hegeman, The Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. — A woman whose husband and three young children were slaughtered during the 1994 Rwandan genocide cried Thursday as she identified from the witness stand the U.S. man she contends led a mob attack up a mountain where she and many others had sought refuge from the ethnic carnage that was sweeping the African nation. (more…)