Kwibuka 26

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

It is April again—we are locked-down, but this time not for being killed!

It is April again, and we are on lock-down but this time not for being killed! This time is very different, the world has been shaken by an infectious virus. It spreads fast like the fire of burning houses on the hills or like the screams of innocent people we heard in those few evenings we...

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 3:30pm

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

Genocide survivor on helping others through therapy

Our interview was done over the phone but even then, it was easy to sense Emmanuella Mahoro’s grit and composure. As a survivor of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, she believes that the ink never really dries on any of our experiences. This is why she looks back at her past with a...

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:06am

Ibuka condemns destruction of Genocide survivors’ property

Ibuka, the umbrella organization of Genocide survivors’ associations has condemned people targeting genocide survivors as the country marks the 26th commemoration of 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The warning follows four cases of genocide ideology recorded on April 7 and 8 in...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 8:37pm

Kwibuka 26: Rwandan peacekeepers remember

Rwandan police peacekeepers in their different UN missions, on Tuesday, joined the rest of Rwandans and friends of Rwanda to mark the 26th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Every April 7, Rwandans and friends of Rwanda across the globe, join to pay tribute to over one million...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 3:49pm

How Genocide has shaped Rwandan art

The arts industry, was in 1994 used by the government of the time to incite hatred and genocide against a section of Rwandans. Considering the influence of this sector, the negative ambition was attained, culminating in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi that claimed over a million people....

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 3:48pm

Today in History: Creation of a genocidal government

On April 8, 1994, Théodore Sindikubwabo, the then speaker of parliament announced the formation of an interim government, of which extremism against the Tutsi was the sole criterion to make it to the cabinet. Sindikubwabo had with support of the Akazu, an inner-circle of anti-Tutsi extremists,...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 3:45pm

Elderly Genocide survivors reflect on their lives, share tips for young people

In 2015, elderly survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi whose entire families were wiped out were brought together in Iminganzima hostels in different parts of the country. They were dubbed "Intwaza" wich can translate to one who perseveres.  At the Impinganzima...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 3:26pm

Beyond 100 days: The scale of the Tutsi genocides

To foreigners, the Genocide against the Tutsi lasted for 100 days, from April 7th to July 4th 1994. But to Tutsi survivors, their relatives and to all Rwandans, the genocide lasted for thirty years. The right timeline of the genocide against the Tutsi extends from 1st October 1959 to 24th...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 12:30pm

Rwanda honours Genocide victims

Rwandans and friends of Rwanda will Tuesday, April 7, commence weeklong activities organised to mark the 26th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. This year’s commemoration will focus on the impact of digitising historical records of the Genocide, and the role of youth in...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 10:33am

Unusual circumstances won’t stop us from commemorating – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has said that unusual times, such as the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, would not stand in the way of Rwanda commemorating the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Kagame was addressing the nation through a televised message as Rwandans across the country and...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 7:59am

PICTORIAL: Kwibuka26 in pictures

President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame lay a wreath in honour of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi during the official 26th Commemoration Ceremony at Kigali Genocide Memorial.  President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame observe a moment of silence in...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 1:57am

Kwibuka26: Rwandans in China commemorate

More than 500 Rwandans based in China joined the rest of the world on April 7, to commemorate the 26th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The function was led by James Kimonyo, Rwanda’s Ambassador to China. Rwandan communities across different cities including Beijing,...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 1:28am

UN office on Genocide prevention pays tribute to victims

Adama Dieng, the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General for the Prevention of Genocide has joined other global leaders to comfort Rwandans in the 26th commemoration of the Genocide against Tutsi. In his video remarks on Tuesday, the former registrar of the International Criminal...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 12:24am

UN boss Guterres mourns Genocide victims

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres had joined Rwanda in marking the 26th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. On Tuesday, April 7, Rwanda commenced a 100-day-long period of commemorating Genocide against the Tutsi in which over a million innocent lives...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 5:51pm

Six ways to commemorate during COVID-19 lockdown

As Rwandans pause to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, this year, there are changes to how people will remember the victims of the Genocide due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown. The usual commemoration discussions at village level and elsewhere that attract big...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 3:36pm

President Kagame's speech on the occasion of 26th commemoration of Genocide against Tutsi

Fellow Rwandans, friends of Rwanda, We are at a familiar time of year when expressing what is in our hearts and minds is very difficult. We join together to remember for the 26th time, as we always have and will continue to do. Let me begin by thanking Rwandans around the country, as well...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 1:39pm

Genocide: Remembering the 15,593 wiped-out families

One of the tragedies that Rwandans were left to grapple with after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi is the reality of completely wiped out families. A family is considered wiped out when both parents and all the children are killed. After decades of collecting information about families...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 1:05pm

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