Posts Tagged ‘BBC’

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…)

By JEAN-PAUL KIMONYO, Wednesday, October 13 2010

Conceding that the genocide accusations against the Rwandan army are no longer tenable after the publication of the final UN mapping report on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s comments, human rights organisations that had supported the double genocide thesis have ceased to refer to the alleged crimes in their latest reactions. (more…)

By: Andrew Anthony The Observer, Sunday 25 April 2010

Linda Polman believes the business of international aid – from Ethiopia to Rwanda to Afghanistan – is only helping gangsters and fighters, while innocent victims suffer on. (more…)

By: Tom Ndahiro


Between April and July 1994, the world tried to ignore the annihilation of Tutsi in Rwanda. Today, it is impossible for anyone to forget the genocide. In particular, for survivors – those I call “living victims” – the genocide is a daily reality: it stole their friends and relatives, their plans and aspirations, and continues to haunt them. Raphael Lemkin argued that genocide is coordinated plans to destroy the essential foundations of the life of a group so that it withers and dies like a plant that has suffered blight. Genocide is a crime against all of humankind; against all notions of human civilisation. But it is also a deeply personal crime committed against individuals who re-live the memories of the genocide like a vicious, recurring nightmare. Survivors remain victims of the perpetrators, many of whose ongoing preoccupation is to alter or erase the world’s memory of the genocide. (more…)