Posts Tagged ‘Hutu’

The dismissive statement issued by Katrina Swett, the president of the Foundation, in regard to demands by many of the genocide survivors who lived the hell that was the Hôtel des Mille Collines in 1994 is not only unfortunate, but puts the credibility of the Lantos Foundation in a precarious situation. (more…)

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Discrimination and its promotion through hate propaganda disturb peace and can pave the way to massive human rights violations such as genocide. (more…)

At four years old, Yannick Tona saw people being hacked to death with machetes, women raped in the streets, and was hunted by people trying to kill him. (more…)

Since 2004 in the United States and in Canada, Paul Rusesabagina, the man upon whom Don Cheadle’s character in Hotel Rwanda is based, has been celebrated as the Oskar Schindler of the Tutsi genocide. (more…)

By Tom Ndahiro

There is a saying that only love beats milk. In our language, Kinyarwanda, the month of April is called Mata. Amata is milk. In April, 1994, Rwanda was soaked in the blood of the Tutsi.

The memories and lessons from the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda live with us. Despite the fact that these recollections are painful, they must be maintained by everyone who cares. This is the only way that humanity will be able to prevent similar genocides from ever happening again. (more…)

By Roxana Hegeman, The Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. — A woman whose husband and three young children were slaughtered during the 1994 Rwandan genocide cried Thursday as she identified from the witness stand the U.S. man she contends led a mob attack up a mountain where she and many others had sought refuge from the ethnic carnage that was sweeping the African nation. (more…)

WICHITA, Kansas (AP) – A woman whose husband and three young children were slaughtered during the 1994 Rwandan genocide cried Thursday as she identified from the witness stand the U.S. man she contends led a mob attack up a mountain where she and many others had sought refuge from the ethnic carnage that was sweeping the African nation. (more…)