Posts Tagged ‘Victoire Ingabire’

By Ellie Levenson—The Guardian, Tuesday 31 March 2009

It is 15 years since the Rwandan genocide. Should it be part of the national curriculum? Since 1991, teaching the Holocaust has been a mandatory component of the national curriculum, taught in history to students between the age of 11 and 14. (more…)


Thursday 11 January 2007

If France ever doubted that the new Rwanda was a lost cause then the news that the tiny African state had established a cricket board was final confirmation that it had gone over to the other side. (more…)

By Tom Ndahiro

In 1968, Jon Gresley, an American, graduated from college and entered the US Peace Corps.  He says: “The year of 1968 has some particular significance to many of us living in the United States.  It names a generation.” (more…)

By Tom Ndahiro

During the genocide of 1994, Gaspard Gahigi was the editor in chief of the infamous RTLM radio. Forced to seek sanctuary in eastern Zaire after the defeat of their military and political allies, Gahigi and his colleagues started a newspaper in exile called Amizero, ostensibly as part of the humanitarian needs of the refugees. (more…)

By Lama Magabo

As we celebrate this year’s Black History Month, let’s try and shade some light on the perplexity behind the Tutsi genocide, so that instead of feeling sorry for the victims, we can be better informed hopefully, and prevent the holocaust from happening again. (more…)

Genocide is distinguishable from all other crimes by the motivation behind it. Towards the end of the Second World War, when the full horror of the extermination and concentration camps became public knowledge, Winston Churchill stated that the world was being brought face to face with ‘a crime that has no name.’ (more…)

Tracing the origins of a genocide is a treacherous undertaking. If simply recording the ‘facts’ can be difficult, due to the chaotic and brutal disregard of human existence and culture, then tracing the social, cultural and political origins/causes is highly problematic. (more…)