Posts Tagged ‘Belgium’

By Dr. Wandia Njoya[1]

Rwandans are remembering the genocide of Tutsis 14 years ago, which was the culmination of a racist script written in Europe and then rehearsed in the continent for over 100 years with an African cast. (more…)

By Chloe S Manchester–July 22, 2010

There has always been a great deal of intrigue as to why certain people and certain parts of the world are cursed with such a greater deal of suffering than others. (more…)

Friday was a very full and very sobering day. At my request Mr. Mundeli had contacted a taxi driver named Samuel that I’ve used before and arranged for him to take us out to Nyamata and Ntarama, two genocide memorial sites about 30 km outside of Kigali. Samuel was prompt at 9:30, and we loaded into his old Carola to start out. (more…)

By Stephen Ruvebana

Research context

On 6 April 1994, the airplane of the Rwandan president exploded in the skies above Kigali. Belgian peacekeepers reported seeing two rockets fired toward his plane from the vicinity of a camp belonging to the Rwandan Presidential Guard and army commandos. (more…)

By Madalina Elena Nan–October 4, 2010

“The Contracting Parties confirm that genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish.” (more…)

First published in Intelligence and National Security, Vol.20, No.3, September 2005, pp.440 – 465.

For most of its history the United Nations was reluctant to deal with intelligence, and major powers were reluctant to share intelligence with it. But as the UN’s peacekeeping operations intensified in some of the world’s hot spots in the early 1990s, the UN found it both necessary and wise to create an information analysis capability at UN headquarters in New York. (more…)

By Jean Mukimbiri

Abstract

Drawing upon a book by J.M. Lecomte on the genocide of the Jews by the Nazi Germans, the author examines the seven stages in the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda. These stages, which do not necessarily follow one another in time but may overlap, can be classified in the following way: (i) definition of the target group on the basis of some criteria; (ii) registration of the victims; (iii) designation or outward identification of the victims; (iv) restriction and confiscation of goods; (v) exclusion from professions, working activities and means of transportation, among other things; (vi) systematic isolation; (vii) mass extermination. (more…)

The leaked report accuses Rwanda’s leadership of mass murdering Hutu refugees in Congo. Once seen as heroes for ending the 1994 genocide – they’re now billed as villains. But oversimplified claims don’t serve justice, and may have dangerous consequences for regional progress. (more…)

By Stephen R.Shalom (From Z Magazine, April 1996, with corrections and footnotes)

For a hundred horrendous days in 1994, genocide took place in the small African country of Rwanda. The term “genocide” has been used with varying degrees of precision, but even under the most demanding definition there is no doubt that the events in Rwanda between April and July 1994 qualified as genocide. (more…)

By Lindsey Hilsum. London Observer Service. September 10, 1995

KIGALI, Rwanda — “I couldn’t even kill a chicken,” said Paulina Nyiramasuhuko, the minister for women and the family in Rwanda’s ousted Hutu government. (more…)