Posts Tagged ‘Rwanda Government’

Stephen Rwembeho–The New Times 18 November 2008

Kigali — In 1994, unknown people brought down President Juvenal Habyalimana’s plane killing him instantly. He was returning from Arusha after signing a peace agreement between his government and the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF). (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…)

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), July 20, 1995


The repatriation of about two million Rwandan Hutu refugees from countries neighboring Rwanda has come to a virtual standstill. (more…)

“Given genocide’s legal and moral opprobrium, if freedom from it cannot be enumerated as an absolute right, then absolute rights do not exist.” Click here to read the full article by Michael J. O’Donnell: GENOCIDE, THE UNITED NATIONS, AND THE DEATH OF ABSOLUTE RIGHTS

Human Rights Watch Report 1995


After a year in exile, the perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide have rebuilt their military infrastructure, largely in Zaire, and are rearming themselves in preparation for a violent return to Rwanda. Waging a campaign of terror and destabilization against the new government in Kigali, they have vowed, in the words of one official of the former Rwandan government, Col. Theoneste Bagasora, to “wage a war that will be long and full of dead people until the minority Tutsi are finished and completely out of the country.”1 (more…)

By Kurt Mills


A simmering humanitarian and security crisis in Eastern Zaire came to a head in late 1996 when a civil war broke out and hundreds of thousands of refugees returned to Rwanda. Many different actors were involved in the complex situation in this unstable part of Africa, including governments—both local and international—rebel groups, genocidaires, the UN, and NGOs. The focus of this chapter is to examine the role of one key actor—the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. (more…)

Jean Kambanda’s testimony in the ICTR-Day one