Posts Tagged ‘BBC’

 

It’s ten years since the genocide in Rwanda when one million people were massacred. Since then, Irish aid agency Trocaire has been helping Rwandans rebuild their lives. (more…)

By FREDERICK GOLOOBA-MUTEBI

On the night of Friday January 21, Rwandans and Rwanda watchers went to bed with a momentous piece of news: Exiled dissidents Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, Patrick Karegyeya, Theogene Rudasingwa and Gerald Gahima, had formed a rebel group to fight the Kagame government. (more…)

By Gitura Mwaura– May 5th, 2007

Unlike with the previous regimes, Rwanda’s current official view is that Rwandans are one and the same people, with the law not recognising the identities of Hutu, Tutsi and Twa. (more…)

By Tom Giles

By late afternoon, they looked like water lilies cloaking the river’s surface.

Only when the light reflected off the water did you catch a truer glimpse of them: bodies by the dozen, bloated and obscene, floating together downstream. Bit by bit, you built up a picture of something human in the expanse – a back, an arm, the slope of a neck. (more…)

By Jean Baptiste Kayigamba –New internationalist, June 2006

As a Tutsi and a genocide survivor, my account here is not neutral, but a deeply personal one. It is a narrative of how I survived an attempt to annihilate all Tutsi in Rwanda and of the events I witnessed first-hand in the lead-up to, and during, the genocide. (more…)

Reuters 1Apr 2004 Westerners Shun 10th Anniversary Rwandan Genocide By REUTERS Filed at 11:30 a.m. ET KIGALI (Reuters) – Western leaders were conspicuously absent from a list of foreign dignitaries scheduled to attend memorial ceremonies in Kigali next week marking the tenth anniversary of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. (more…)

By Patrick Karuretwa Published: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 18, 2010

Rwanda is right to prosecute an American law professor who suggested 1994 killings not a genocide. On June 20, 1994, the BBC’s Marc Doyle sent a stern memo to his London-based editors. (more…)