Posts Tagged ‘Belgium’

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…)

EFF HORWITZ
Special to The Gazette

BUTARE, Rwanda — Some of the men in the dusty yard of Butare Central Prison
remember Pierre Célestin Halindintwali as a schoolmate or party guest. But more
often, he’s recalled as the man who hid bodies. (more…)

By Romeo Dallaire & Hugh Segal–October 13, 2010

Changes in law, capabilities and posture – at home and internationally – will inform the new century’s responsible interventions. (more…)

By Dr. Gregory H. Stanton[1] ©2002 Gregory H. Stanton

In 1994, 500,000 to one million Rwandan Tutsis along with thousands of moderate Hutus, were murdered in the clearest case of genocide since the Holocaust.  The world withdrew and watched.  To borrow a Biblical metaphor, we passed by on the other side. (more…)

Between half a million and a million people out of Rwanda’s total population of 8 million, died in a few weeks between April and June 1994. This article gives a brief account of how, and why and what role Western governments played. (more…)