Archive for the ‘Genocide Denial’ Category

By Tom Ndahiro

One evening in November 2008, I was listening to Kinyarwanda news over the BBC, when I heard the voice of Jean Marie Vianney Ndagijimana. (more…)

Over the years, we’ve covered some vicious and despicable pieces in the media, many of them published in The Guardian. But amongst the many commentaries and analyses of the Gilad Shalit prisoner deal, one by Deborah Orr in The Guardian’s print edition really plumbs the depths. (more…)

By Tom Ndahiro

Genocide deniers have the same discourse. (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…)

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 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…)

By Eddie Rwema–Apr 14, 2011

More than 200 Rwandan genocide survivors gathered on Parliament Hill on April 7 to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the brutal killing of more than one million men, women and children as a result of the 1994 genocide orchestrated against Tutsis in Rwanda. (more…)

By Dominique Elshout 14 April 2011

Ask bookseller and storyteller Chiel Lijdsman a question and he’ll fire away. As he puts it: “My shoes have been in Kigali since 1987. In Mozambique I was shelled out of the country. I cleared off to Rwanda, only to find that the preparations for the genocide had just started.” (more…)

Joseph Rwagatare–12 April 2011

Opinion

Ousmane Sembene, the Senegalese writer and film maker, made a profound definition of a slave. He wrote that it is not the person who is forcibly put in chains and kept in a cage that is the real slave, but the one who willingly accepts the chains spiritually (in the wider sense of the word) and intellectually. By this definition, Sembene raised the debate on slavery to another plane. (more…)

By Tom Ndahiro–April 12 2011

In April 1998, over 150 of the world’s most respected thinkers, scholars and authors signed a petition affirming that denial of genocide is a form of aggression that perpetuates genocide itself.[1] (more…)