Posts Tagged ‘NGOs’

Billets d’Afrique N° 172, September 9, 2008

Beyond simplistic political interpretations or a so-called orchestration of complicity, the contents of the Rwandan report on French implication in the genocide of 1994 require France to open a broad national debate. (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. (more…)

By Gerald Caplan

First Published Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009

Earlier this month the RCMP arrested a 37-year old Rwandan man, Jacques Mungwarere, in Windsor, Ont., and charged him with genocide during the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi in his home country. (more…)

Written by Al McKay on September 28, 2010

“Thou shalt not be a victim.
Thou shalt not be a perpetrator.
Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander”
¬Yehuda Bauer (more…)

By Patrick Karuretwa Published: Friday, December 4, 2009

“Mr. Z”‘s freedom bolsters confidence of those who said the mass killings in Rwanda were not planned. The recent encouraging news of the arrest in Germany of two of Rwanda’s suspected criminals, Ignace Murwanashyaka and Straton Musoni, overshadowed the latest development in the appeal chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).  (more…)

By JEAN-PAUL KIMONYO, Wednesday, October 13 2010

Conceding that the genocide accusations against the Rwandan army are no longer tenable after the publication of the final UN mapping report on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s comments, human rights organisations that had supported the double genocide thesis have ceased to refer to the alleged crimes in their latest reactions. (more…)

By Medecin Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders

November 10, 1994


The situation in the camps for Rwandese refugees in Tanzania and Zaire cannot be sustained. Humanitarian relief organizations may well be forced to halt their humanitarian relief activities. The security situation in the camps is deteriorating. Refugees do not enjoy adequate protection and live in fear for their lives with killings and disappearances becoming regular events. Refugees are being threatened and killed for wishing to return to Rwanda by the militia. (more…)

Jean Baptiste Kayigamba, who lost most of his family in the Rwandan genocide, wonders why Britain and France are harbouring the major perpetrators and whether recent legal changes will make a difference. Is Europe a safe haven for Rwandan mass killers? This is the question I ask myself every day. (more…)

By: William G. Thom


The overthrow of Zaire’s President Mobutu Sese Seko, for 31 years a fixture of political dominance in central Africa, in an eight month military campaign, was a shocking development. To understand the downfall of Mobutu’s Zaire, an appreciation of both the military realities and the regional political dynamics of the 1990s is required. Further, this article will make the case that the war in Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo (DROC), fits into the fabric of evolving patterns of military conflict in sub-Saharan Africa that have unfolded during the era of independence. (more…)

Human Rights Watch,  July 1996                    Vol. 8, No. 2 (A)


The region of North Kivu in eastern Zaire has been the site of recurrent interethnic violence since 1992, often carried out with the complicity of Zairian regional and national leaders and the Zairian security forces. The explosion of violence in 1993 pitted the mostly Zairian Tutsis and Hutus against other Zairian ethnic groups in the region, but the situation was exacerbated by the arrival in Goma of some 720,000 largely Hutu refugees from Rwanda after the genocide in July 1994.1 (more…)