Genocide

The Genocide against the Tutsi started before 1994 - says convict

Shiny iron roofs dot a massive lowland in the southwest of Eastern Province. A short distance away from Bugesera district offices, in Mayange Sector, a young lady rides her mother on a bicycle to shop for breakfast. She is headed to Mbyo, a small trading centre on the main road to Nemba border...

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 6:54pm

Genocide: Supreme Court upholds 30-year jail sentence for Bandora

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the 30-year jail sentence for Genocide convict Charles Bandora which he had earlier been handed by the High Court’s specialised chamber for international crimes in 2015. The bench, that had Chief Justice Prof. Sam Rugege as presiding judge, ruled that the...

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 12:39am

Remains of over 62,000 Genocide victims to get decent burial

Remains of over 62,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi recovered from areas around Kabuga trading centre last year, will be laid to rest later this month at Nyanza Genocide Memorial. The memorial is located in Kicukiro District. The remains, which were discovered in Kabuga between...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 8:39am

How Genocide survivors joined forces to beat poverty trap

A group of 10 vulnerable female Genocide survivors are optimistic of their future thanks to support from Genocide Survivors Fund (FARG) that helped them to create a credit and saving association. The women, who were granted Rwf800,000 in 2013, live in Biryogo Cell of Nyarugenge District. Today,...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 12:30am

Kwibuka25: FARG restores hope for young Genocide survivors

After the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, most survivors such as orphans and widows had lost all hope for the future. The country’s economy had collapsed and it was difficult to see how it could get on its feet again. 1995 figures show that Rwanda’s domestic resources only accounted...

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:15am

Bugesera swamps, where countless Tutsi families were exterminated

At one end of five-hectares of eucalyptus trees in Ntarama Sector is a memorial for victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi who were killed in a papyrus thicket on the banks of River Akanyaru. There are no bodies buried inside the memorial because they all perished in the marshland, part of...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:02am

Kwibuka25: How reconciliation groups have fostered cohesion among Huye residents

Have you ever heard about the tale of Nyagakecuru k’Ibisi bya Huye? The legend goes that this old woman had her home on the slopes of Butare, in the present day Huye District. According to folklore, Ibisi Bya Huye was the home to a certain Nyagakecuru who was a strong political opponent to...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:24am

Genocide: Rwandans struggle with trauma twenty five years on

Twenty five years since the 1994 genocide against Tutsis, Rwandan citizens continue to struggle with trauma with the latest report by the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide showing that the issue is not exclusive to survivors alone. The Executive Secretary of CNLG, Jean-Damascene...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:18am

Kwibuka25: Why the focus is on the youth

Rwanda has recorded significant progress in rebuilding and rehabilitating its citizens twenty-five years after the Genocide against Tutsi. However, majority of the citizens still suffer the consequences of the atrocities. Ahead of the 25th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi, The New...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 2:14am

35% of Genocide survivors have mental health problems – RBC

About 223,500 people sought consultation in public hospitals for mental health related treatment last year, the Director of the Psychiatric Care Unit at the Rwanda Biomedical Center, Dr Jean-Damascene Iyamuremye, has said. 10 per cent of the above are new patients while 35.6 per cent are survivors...

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 12:44am

Renovation works on Rukumberi Genocide memorial site underway

Survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Ngoma District, Eastern Province, are relieved to finally see a suitable memorial site being installed in Rukumberi Sector. For nearly two decades, they had to put up with the ruins of the current memorial site where more than 38,000 bodies of...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 11:55am

EDITORIAL: When will Genocide deniers get back to reality?

The pack is circling again, it is approaching that time of the year when they can smell the blood of those they - and their allies - spilled in 1994. Again, Brussels in Belgium, a hotbed of Hutu extremism and Genocide deniers, will today again become the launching pad of yet another attempt to...

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:42am

Rwanda condemns Belgium-based genocide negationist organisation

The Government on Friday strongly denounced the actions and activities of the Seth Sendashonga Institute (IScid), a Belgium based organisation that facilitates debates which seek to repeatedly deny the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. “The Seth Sendashonga Institute (IScid) is organising a...

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:36am

Kagame seeks global participation in fight against genocide denial

As Rwanda prepares to mark the 25th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi and the country’s liberation, President Paul Kagame has called for concerted efforts in the fight against genocide denial. Kagame made the call while addressing foreign envoys during the annual diplomats...

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:16am

New bid to extradite genocide fugitive Sylvère Ahorugeze

Prosecution has announced plans for a fresh bid to have Sylvère Ahorugeze extradited to Rwanda from Denmark, to answer charges of genocide and related crimes committed in 1994. A former Director General of what is now Civil Aviation Authority, Ahorugeze has for years lived freely in the...

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 9:25am

Why history matters

In a little over a month and a half, Rwandans will be commemorating the Genocide against the Tutsi. Though it really doesn’t bear thinking about, the period is important in the history of Rwanda. It is a time to remember the victims of the genocide and express solidarity with the survivors...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 8:52am

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

Rwf3b earmarked for Genocide commemoration activities

Approximately Rwf3 billion will be spent on the activities to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi. According to the 2018/19 revised national budget proposal, the funds will be drawn from the recurrent non-wage budget. The budget will mostly go into renovating...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:00pm

Murekezi faces Genocide charges after his extradition from Malawi

Vincent Murekezi, a Genocide fugitive who has avoided capture for the past 15 years, was on Monday morning brought to Rwanda and handed to Rwanda Correction Service (RCS) by their Malawian counterparts. Murekezi, who was serving a jail sentence for fraud-related charges in Malawi, was deported to...

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 3:25pm

Why I became a leadership coach

My Coach Jessie asked me, “Annet, why leadership and why should we even care about the subject?” My response was “how much time do you have, because it’s a long story?.” Give me a brief version” she said. In this article I share a bit of my response. I was born...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 11:56am