Posts Tagged ‘Paul Rusesabagina’

By Tom Ndahiro

United States of America is a country known for her philanthropists. Some of them offer millions of dollars to help various causes.

Big or small, a donation is a token of approval of the cause and recognition of the importance of assisting those in need.

The money of generous people has improved the lives of refugees the world over, and giving hope to thousands who have been affected by natural calamities or wars. (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 Meisha Perrin, Special to the Orlando Sentinel

Paul Rusesabagina, whose efforts during the 1994 Rwandan genocide were portrayed in the Academy Award nominated film “Hotel Rwanda,” spoke at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Feb. 15 about what it was like to be “face-to-face with the devil” — and ended up being face-to-face with critics and naysayers. (more…)

Pan Butamire–1 April 2011

In 1954 when Rupfure Thomas and Nyirampara Keziya were blessed with the birth of a bouncing baby boy in their remote Nkomero home of south-western Rwanda, in the wildest of their imaginations they had no inkling that this bundle of joy would one day shake the hand of the most powerful man on earth. (more…)

By Felix M. NDAHINDA

The Hague Peace Palace – premises of the International Court of Justice among other institutions – hosted on 26th April 2008 a controversial event under the catchy title:   “Conference on Peace and Development in the Great Lakes Region of Africa”. The gathering featured Mr “Hotel Rwanda” Paul Rusesabagina who was made famous worldwide by a 2004 Hollywood movie for his “heroism” in saving lives of more than a thousand peoples during the infamous genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994. (more…)

By Tom Ndahiro

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. He has won several awards as an unequaled ‘Humanitarian’ as he describes himself. (more…)

By Tom Ndahiro

Exactly two years ago, February 25, 2009 Paul Rusesabagina was a guest of Lehigh University in the United States. (more…)