Posts Tagged ‘Interahamwe’

By Onesphore Sematumba

1. Who are the FDLR?

A shapeless entity, a “state within a state,” a phenomenon – there are a lot of descriptions in the Congo for the “Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda” (FDLR). (more…)

“Master and Slaves”: Daily life in the FDLR-controlled areas of Mwenga and neighbouring territories in South Kivu (more…)

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…)

By Ndahiro Tom

Sometimes songs of praise go to false characters. Because of the movie ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Paul Rusesabagina was made a Hollywood star and a conqueror of hearts. (more…)

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

A sevenday sensitisation workshop on various government development programmes targeting ex-militias in Karongi District, ended with a call on participants to contribute towards national development. (more…)

May 27, 2011

The Security Council today welcomed the arrests this week of two fugitives wanted by the United Nations tribunals set up to try those responsible for the worst crimes committed during the Balkans conflicts of the 1990s and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. (more…)

James Karuhanga– May 6, 2011

Kigali — A top UN official has welcomed the trial, of two leaders of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) militia that kicked off Wednesday in a German court. (more…)

FLORENCE RADULL
Correspondent

Seventeen years ago this month the systematic and calculated massacre of an estimated one million Tutsi’s and moderate Hutu’s took place in Rwanda, in a matter of only 100 days. (more…)

Yom Hashoah begins at sundown May 1. We consider it our duty to not just remember those so savagely deprived of life and liberty in the Shoah, but also never to forget the horror of a modern nation creating factories of death with the same cool precision it applied to building automobile factories. We want to make that collective memory the foundation for preventing future genocides. (more…)