Posts Tagged ‘Tutsi’

By Révérien Rurangwa

Révérien Rurangwa was a devout Catholic until the Rwandan genocide left his body scarred and his faith shattered.

Like many Rwandans, Révérien Rurangwa was brought up in a staunchly Catholic family. His village, Mugina, on the main road south from the capital, is dotted with one-room churches and a convent. In 1994, at the time of the genocide, there were 30 nuns living close by, and two Spanish priests. (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…)

Arusha, May 6, 2011 (FH) – The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Hassan Bubacar Jallow, has lodged a notice of appeal against the judgement of the Tribunal for not convicting of conspiracy to commit genocide former Rwandan Director in the Ministry of Women and Family Affairs, Jean-Baptiste Gatete. (more…)

Starting Sunday, people across the country will take time out of the coming week to remember the Holocaust. Whether it is during a special service at a synagogue or church, at an educational museum program, or in the privacy of their own homes — both those with a direct connection to Adolph Hitler’s genocide of 6 million Jews during World War II and those who only know its atrocities from stories told will reflect upon those horrific events and the lives they took as part of the National Days of Remembrance (May 1-8). (more…)

By Sara L. Bloomfield –May 1, 2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sixty-five years ago at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, 22 defendants stood in the dock. They represented a cross-section of Nazi diplomatic, economic, political and military leadership, and became the first people in history to be indicted for crimes against humanity. (more…)

By Dan Pine Thursday, April 28, 2011

To Mike Abramowitz, the Shoah was one shoah too many. That’s why the former Washington Post reporter now heads the Committee on Conscience, established by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. His mission: alert the world to emerging crimes against humanity, wherever they may take place. (more…)

By Jacob Alexander–Apr 28, 2011

KIGALI, Rwanda (BP)–From the small window of the Kenya Airways jet, I looked down on the beautiful green mountains of Rwanda as we slowly made our descent to the Kigali airport, where 17 years ago an airplane carrying Rwanda’s president was shot down, sparking one of the most evil acts of humanity in my lifetime. (more…)