Genocide

Kwibuka26: How France knew Habyarimana was planning Genocide but continued support

The National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) on Monday, May 4, revealed how France was aware that the Habyarimana regime in 1994 was planning a genocide, but continued to support it. It is also clear, the Commission notes, that the government at the time had a plan to...

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 4:32pm

Rwandan community in Ghana commemorate Genocide virtually

Rwandan diaspora in Ghana, and friends of Rwanda on Sunday, April 26th, held a virtual commemoration to honour the over a million victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Like other events organised to mark the 26th commemoration of the Genocide, the event was held virtually due to...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 11:13am

Kwibuka26: France 'hosted senior leaders of Hutu Power during Genocide against Tutsi'

France is the only country that continued to collaborate with the genocidal government in Kigali during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) has said.  According to Monday's media brief by the Commission, on how the Genocide...

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 5:48pm

Kwibuka26: Murambi murderers roam freely in France, DR Congo

Some key people who participated in the killing of more than 50,000 Tutsi who had taken refuge in Murambi, 26 years ago, live unhindered in France, according to the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG). April 21, 1994 is the day thousands were murdered, in cold blood, at the...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 11:15pm

Kwibuka26: The Mwulire massacres in the eyes of Genocide survivor Uwambaye

Mwulire Sector in Rwamagana District is one of the areas where hundreds of the Tutsi fleeing from killers in places such as the former Bicumbi Commune initially sought refuge, in April, 26 years ago.  They did not know that it would be a major killing site where many would perish at the...

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 7:41am

Editorial: While some are fighting the virus, others are fighting their demons

The coronavirus pandemic has dominated the world’s media sphere. Everyone is running helter-skelter trying to contain it, some with success while others have more or less raised their arms in despair. Rwanda has managed to keep it under control even though the tracking of possible...

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 12:27am

The healthy but weighty burden of forgiveness

The national Genocide against the Tutsi commemoration week may have ended last April 13 but we’ll never cease to remember. Not only during the full bloody hundred days before its halt but for all the days after. And as we continue to remember, so do we, to be amazed. The manifestation of...

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 12:27am

Genocide: Most of the wiped out families were from ‘Zone Turquoise’

Majority of the families that were completely wiped out during the Genocide against Tutsi were located or had fled to the south-western part of the country, in an area where a French military operation dubbed Operation Turquoise was deployed.  The operation by the French paratroopers,...

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:04am

Commemoration week ends with call for increased efforts in fight against genocide ideology

While concluding the week-long commemoration week on Monday, April 13, the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide(CNLG) called for additional efforts in combating genocide ideology. The commemoration week is part of the 100 days in which the 1994 genocide against Tutsi took place and...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 10:44am

Volleyball played ‘big role’ in reuniting Rwandans – Karekezi

Léandre Karekezi, president of the Rwanda Volleyball Federation (FRVB), says that volleyball was at the forefront – among sports – in shaping a peaceful and shared future for Rwandans after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Volleyball is one the sports that were greatly devastated...

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 12:20am

Editorial: Documenting our tragic history key to preserving national consciousness

More than a million people lost their lives during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, the fastest genocide in recorded history. Twenty-six years later, the slaughter remains an indelible mark of our collective memory – and will forever be the case. The majority of Rwandans –...

Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 12:05am

Umutoni’s 26-year search for her family

At 28 and like many others her age, Grace Umutoni is what you would call an ordinary young woman.   Educated and now gainfully employed, Umutoni is ready to begin the next chapter of her life, which she hopes will include children. However, there is a void in her life that needs to be...

Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 9:39am

French broadcaster accused of Genocide revisionism

Ibuka France and the CRF (Rwandan community living France) have demanded a public, on-air apology from a major French public radio channel which recently aired a revisionist chronicle about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi as Rwanda marks the 26th commemoration. France Inter, also, part of...

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 11:03pm

Kagame appreciates world leaders for commemorating with Rwanda

President Paul Kagame Thursday extended appreciation to leaders from different parts of the world for joining Rwanda to commemorate the 26th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi. Rwandans across the country and elsewhere on Tuesday were joined by friends to remember more...

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 2:30pm

Pandemic or none, the sharpness of the 1994 pain shall never diminish

The eerie calm that reigned in the streets and housing estates of Kigali last Tuesday 7 felt like a sword of Sophocles hanging over our heads more than this coronavirus plague could ever do. You felt that the searing sombreness was cutting sharply through the heart of every Rwandan. Last...

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:15am

Editorial: Still a long way to go in the fight against Genocide ideology

Yes, it is the season when the worms come out of the woodwork. Those are none other than Genocide deniers, perpetrators – and for the last few years – their offspring that have taken over the mantle of their parents. It is difficult to comprehend what drives that kind of hatred; the...

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:10am

Genocide survivor on remembering the past and fighting ideology

Brave Olivier Ngabo is a Genocide survivor and a programme manager at IBUKA. The latter is an umbrella organisation of Genocide survivors associations, in charge of planning, strategizing, fundraising and overseeing all the programmes and projects that are being implemented at the national level....

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:05am

Genocide victims extracted from Kayonza dam now 78

The community initiative to exhume victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi from the water dam located between sectors of Ruramira and Nyamirama in Kayonza District has on its third day found 52 bodies. This brings the total number to 78 Genocide victims waiting for decent burial; following...

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 5:50pm

Kwibuka 26: Arsenal joins Rwanda in commemoration

Arsenal Football Club on Wednesday, April 08, joined Rwanda in commemorating the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi that claimed over a million lives. This year's commemoration is running under the theme: “Remember-Unite-Renew”. In a pre-recorded video, Arsenal players reiterated...

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:13am

How a rural Genocide survivor became a model farmer

Eugenie Mukarubayiza and her family were in Rutsiro District in Western Province, Kibingo sector, with her family, when the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi started. They survived Interahamwe militia in the area and fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo via Lake Kivu.  They got to...

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:08am

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