Posts Tagged ‘Democratic republic of Congo’

May 4, 2011

The trial against two men accused of masterminding atrocities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has opened in Stuttgart. Never before has FDLR militia been made accountable for its crimes before a court. (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 Tom Ndahiro

One of the world’s great under appreciated scandals is the role of Catholic Church officials in the Rwandan genocide of 1994, its bloody aftermath in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the continuing campaign to popularize a revisionist history of the genocide that would advance the malign agenda of those who actively believe that the ‘job is not complete.’ (more…)

Kigali, Feb 07, 2011 (The New Times/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX)

Rwandan fugitive, Patrick Karegyeya, is reported to be raising an armed force purportedly to help the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG), with funding from the United Nations (UN). (more…)

BY MAGNUS MAZIMPAKA–FRIDAY, 18 MARCH 2011

37 men accused of a spate of attacks across Rwanda are alleged FDLR agents (more…)

By Chris McGreal May 16, 2008

To the outside world it has become as known as Africa’s First World War with its foreign armies and invasions, and ceaseless killing and dying that seems to achieve nothing. (more…)

By Rose Gasibirege for ISN Insights 19 September 2008

In the last amendment of the May 2008 Rwandan Constitution, the correct designation of the 1994 tragedy of Rwanda is now called the “Tutsi’s Genocide.” This was done to confirm the historical truth for those who would deny the genocide, one of the worst crimes against humanity. (more…)

By: Chris McGreal, The Guardian, Friday 16 May 2008

To the outside world it has become as known as Africa’s First World War with its foreign armies and invasions, and ceaseless killing and dying that seems to achieve nothing. (more…)

By: Mary Braid

Wednesday, 3 March 1999

THE HUTU rebels’ trademark is death by machete. Five years ago the same murderous militiamen were raping, hacking and bludgeoning their way across Rwanda, at the vanguard of the genocide in which at least 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus died. (more…)

By: Tom Ndahiro

Introduction

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…)