1994 Genocide against the Tutsi

25 Years Later, A Generation Blossoms

This article was originally published on July 11th, 2019. What differentiates this year’s Liberation is that it also signifies the passage of a quarter of a century — the time that it takes for a new generation to bloom. Therefore, we would like to celebrate this commemoration month...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 5:07pm

Remains of Genocide victims found at Rubavu airstrip

Officials and residents of Rubavu district since Tuesday morning are working tirelessly to exhume remains of bodies believed to be victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, which were found at Gisenyi Airport last week. The remains were found after workers at the airstrip who were digging...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 12:19am

Diaspora Rwandans call for laws punishing genocide denial abroad

Rwandans living and working abroad have challenged the Senate to push for the enactment of laws punishing denial and minimisation of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, globally. They made the appeal on Monday in Kigali during a meeting with the Rwanda Senate. The meeting intended to encourage...

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 2:11am

Former Chief Justice Mutsinzi is dead

The first post-Genocide Chief Justice, Jean Mutsinzi died Thursday morning at King Faisal Hospital after a short illness. This has been confirmed by family sources, who said he was admitted at the Kigali-based hospital two days ago after he developed some unspecified complications. He was 81...

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 4:36pm

EDITORIAL: What next now for the Habyarimana conspiracy theorists?

Les faits sont têtus indeed; facts are very stubborn. It seems former President Juvénal Habyarimana’s ghost will not give respite to those he considered close but stabbed him in the back, or rather, shot him down. A few weeks shy of the 25th anniversary of his shooting down and the...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:16pm

I&M Bank supports a widow as part of the commemoration activities

On Friday, 18th August 2018,a team of I&M Bank staff led by the Managing Director Mr. Robin Bairstow travelled to Rwabicuma Sector, Nyanza province for the handing over ceremony of a house built for Madam Elina Mukandekezi, who is a genocide survivor. The CSR activity was as a result of the...

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 11:43pm

A few good deeds could salvage a sallied image

For many decades, the Catholic Church held sway in Rwanda. It acted as both a political and religious organ, did not pay taxes yet it was the biggest landowner and had assets covering the country. It owned nearly all the schools and therefore had a hold over future leaders. In short, it held the...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:09am

French court to deliver verdict in appeal by two Genocide convicts

After two months of trial, a verdict is expected this Friday from a French Court in an appeal hearing where two Rwandan Genocide convicts living in France made a desperate final attempt to reverse or lessen a life sentence slapped on them in 2016. The appeal case of Octavian Ngenzi and...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 12:05pm

RwandAir commemorates former staff killed in genocide

Staff members of the national carrier RwandAir on Friday visited Nyanza Genocide Memorial in Kicukiro District where they commemorated the lives of their former colleagues who were killed during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. The ceremony involved families and friends of the 17 victims that...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 1:42am

Government welcomes life sentence against Genocide suspect in Sweden

The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) has commended the Swedish judiciary after it handed a life sentence to Théodore Rukeratabaro, a Rwandan, for his role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The Stockholm District Court Wednesday found him guilty of genocide and crimes...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 12:29am

Kwibuka24: Reflecting on the rescue operation at Saint Paul

When the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi started, hopeless Tutsi who were targeted could go places to find haven and most of them flocking churches and church run facilities believing no killings could take place in holy sanctuaries. Little did they know that humanity had been lost and bad...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:59am

ETO massacres: CNLG condemns Belgian court ruling on withdrawal of peacekeepers

A Belgian appeals court ruling on Friday that cleared their government of recalling its peacekeepers from Rwanda during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi which left 2,000 people to face death, is seen by the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) as being politically...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 1:58am

British envoy: Rwanda’s frustration over Genocide suspects in UK well founded

The British government will continue working with their Rwandan counterparts in efforts to bring to book five Genocide suspects that are currently in their country; the British High Commissioner to Rwanda, Jo Lomas, said last Friday. Addressing a news conference, Lomas said that though the...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 11:12am

BRD donates cattle to Gisagara Genocide survivors

The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) on Friday donated 11 dairy cows to Genocide survivors in Ndora Sector in Gisagara District to help empower them economically. The donation was made ahead of commemoration event that the district held on Saturday. The bank also contributed Rwf4 million towards...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 2:20am

Rwanda says UN court can still salvage its credibility

There are two suggestions for the Mechanism for the International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) to consider if it is to salvage its credibility and, by extension, its legacy, according to Rwanda’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Amb. Valentine Rugwabiza. She was addressing the UN...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:46am

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