Capt (Rtd) Logan Ndahiro

The RPA’s quest to stop Genocide and subsequent liberation of Rwanda

Towards the end of August 1993, Bravo mobile force (my unit) moved from Kiyombe to Kivuye, before moving to Miyove in December 1993. On April 6, 1994, we heard that Habyarimana’s plane had crashed and that Genocide had started, that our 600 hundred strong force deployed in Kigali to protect...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 12:00 AM

The 8th February 1993 offensive by RPA forces

This is another chronicle of the 1990-1994 Liberation War by the Rwanda Patriotic Front/Army (RPF/A) that liberated the country and ended the Genocide against the Tutsi. In this segment, Capt (Retired) Logan Ndahiro, who was part of the Liberation Struggle, continues to delve into the ceasefire...

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 12:00 AM

Ceasefire and re-structuring of RPA units

This is yet another chronicle of the 1990-1994 Liberation War by the Rwanda Patriotic Front/Army (RPF/A) that liberated the country and ended the Genocide against the Tutsi. In this segment, Capt (Retired) Logan Ndahiro, who was part of the Liberation Struggle, tackles the ceasefire period that...

Monday, January 9, 2017, 12:00 AM

Expansion of territory and the Mukarange targeted enemy shelling

This is yet another series of the 1990-1994 Liberation War by the Rwanda Patriotic Front/Army (RPF/A) that liberated the country and ended the Genocide against the Tutsi. In this segment, Capt (Rtd) Logan Ndahiro, who was part of the four-year liberation struggle, takes us through the heavy...

Monday, September 19, 2016, 12:00 AM

Liberation Diaries: The capture of Mulindi and re-establishment of RPF/A headquarters

This is a continuation of a narration by Capt (Rtd) Logan Ndahiro of the 1990-1994 Liberation Struggle as he remembers it. In the previous parts, he recounted key moments of the struggle including the liberation of political prisoners in Ruhengeri Prison and the subsequent battles that...

Monday, July 4, 2016, 12:00 AM

The capture of territory - The Agasentimita

This is a continuation of a narration by Capt. (Rtd) Logan Ndahiro of the 1990-1994 Liberation Struggle as he remembers it. In the previous parts, he recounted key moments of the struggle including the liberation of political prisoners in Ruhengeri Prison and the subsequent battles that...

Monday, May 16, 2016, 12:00 AM

From canopy to open savannah; an incursion into Akagera National Park

In this serialised article, Capt (rtd) Logan Ndahiro, who took part in the 1990-94 liberation struggle, gives an account of some of the fiercest battles that marked the war. In the previous piece, the author recounted in detail the harsh life in the bamboo thicket of the Volcanoes’ National...

Monday, February 1, 2016, 12:00 AM

Recalling the fierce battles of Ruhengeri

In this serialized article, Capt (rtd) Logan Ndahiro, who took part in the 1990-94 liberation struggle, gives an account of some of the fiercest battles that marked the war. In the last piece, the author revisited the surprise attack on Ruhengeri prison on January 22, 1991, during which RPA set...

Friday, January 8, 2016, 12:00 AM

Liberation Diary: the attack on Ruhengeri and release of political and other prisoners

The 1990-94 struggle to liberate Rwanda, launched by the Rwanda Patriotic Army, a military wing of the RPF-Inkotanyi, was characterised by many tribulations, with the killing of top commanders–including the first Chairman of the High Command–in the early days of the attack, and the prowess...

Thursday, August 27, 2015, 12:00 AM

Reminiscing on a liberation struggle under an exceptional commander

I am not talking about history which deals with tales of the past, mine is a story I vividly lived during the struggle to liberate my country. It was during the early days of this struggle, after the demise of the late RPA commandant Major General Fred Rwigema that I heard of the arrival of Major...

Monday, August 3, 2015, 12:00 AM

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