Genocide against the Tutsi: A moral test everyone failed

Genocide is the first, last and most serious crime against humanity, and its prevention the single most important commitment of the countries who in 1945 joined as the United Nations. The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was voted by UN member states two years...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 4:01 AM

Early release of genocide criminals one more betrayal

In what was later called one of the most ignominious resolutions in the history of the Security Council, the abandonment of Rwanda came late in the evening of April 21, 1994. It was at 10. 30 pm when the Security Council of the United Nations voted to withdraw its peacekeeping force from Rwanda,...

Friday, April 21, 2017, 12:00 AM

Setting the record straight

Editor, I have the following comments in regard to the article entitled: BOOK REVIEW - The Great Deception: UK’s role in 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that was published in The New Times of Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The first published account of the shameful behavior of the UK and US in...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 12:00 AM

Who will bring UN Judge Theodor Meron to account?

The unexpected announcement that the génocidaire Ferdinand Nahimana was freed from prison under an ‘early release’ provision was met at first with incredulity and thoughts inevitably turned to survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and how they felt. Nahimana was the...

Friday, December 23, 2016, 12:00 AM

Kwibuka22: Rwanda and international conspiracies

The 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide is of unique and symbolic importance. It was the first truly universal, comprehensive and codified protection of human rights. It was the world’s response to the Nazi Holocaust in Europe and it enshrines the promise of...

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 12:00 AM

GENOCIDE DENIAL & ICTR LEGACY: ITV News wrong to give platform to Rwanda's Genocide mastermind

It was billed as a world scoop: the Africa correspondent for ITV, John Ray, had gained access to a top security prison in Mali which housed the men behind Africa’s “final solution.” Until now these Rwandans had remained as silent as the memorials to their victims, we are told,...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 12:00 AM

20 years later, Genocide denial abounds

ANOTHER DAY, and comes another piece of research. The work goes on and there is still so much to do.  The circumstances of the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi demand the most precise documentation, the painstaking seeking out of information in order to arrive at as close an approximation of the...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 12:00 AM

Twenty years after the genocide, we have learnt nothing from Rwanda

WHEN Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire, the former UN force commander in Rwanda and now a Canadian senator, calls once again for urgent action to protect civilians at risk in an impoverished African country, one would expect the whole world to listen, particularly on the eve of the 20th...

Monday, April 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

We may soon learn France’s role in the Rwanda genocide

The trial this week of a Rwandan genocide suspect in a Paris courtroom is a well-earned victory for the French human rights groups who lobbied so hard and so long for justice. The milestone trial signals the end of France as a safe haven for génocidaries.  But more than this, the trial...

Friday, February 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

Journalists pursuing genocide fugitive Kabuga flee Kenya

Two Kenyan journalists who claim to have discovered that genocide fugitive, the Rwandan millionaire financier Felicien Kabuga, is continuing to find a safe haven in Kenya, have fled Nairobi following death threats.One of them, whose escape has been facilitated by Amnesty International, is seeking...

Saturday, September 22, 2012, 12:00 AM

OBITUARY : Twelve years after, Claude Dusaidi’s legacy lives on

To many, the slaughter in Rwanda in 1994 was an outburst of tribal violence, a society run amok. But these were convenient descriptions only and hid a greater truth, for here was the direst of all human situations - the planned and systematic elimination of a people. With the death of Claude...

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 12:00 AM

France and genocide: the murky truth

How far was Mitterrand’s Government involved in the slaughter of hundred of thousands of Rwandans? There is remarkable television footage shot in the first days of the genocide in Rwanda. It shows a large room in the French Embassy in Kigali filled floor to ceiling with shredded documents. This...

Sunday, August 10, 2008, 12:00 AM

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