Kwibuka 26

Rwandan youth and the fight against Genocide ideology

MOST OF the young people of today did not witness the evil that befell Rwanda 26 years ago; however, they have been affected by its dire consequences in one way or another. With the 26th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi upon us, it is important to acknowledge the role of the...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 1:04pm

Trans-generational trauma: Why we should be on the lookout

Born a few days after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that claimed his father, Maurice Ntugungira, 25, describes his childhood as having been weaved with threads of fear, anger, anxiety and curiosity. “I learned about my father’s death even though my mother whose relatives were...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 1:03pm

Kwibuka26: AU Chair calls for arrest of Genocide fugitives on African soil

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat has urged all African nations to bring to book Genocide fugitives, as well as combat genocide ideology and denial. He made the remarks through a statement issued on April 7, 2020 the day on which Rwanda starts...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 11:52am

Musanze High Court chambers to be turned into Genocide memorial

Officials in Musanze District have announced plans to turn the former Ruhengeri Court of Appeal, currently the High Court Detached Chamber of Musanze into a Genocide memorial. The decision, according to officials, is in line with efforts designed to accord decent burial to hundreds of people who...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 10:58am

Kwibuka26: Ibuka outlines trauma help guidelines

The umbrella organisation of Genocide survivors’ associations, Ibuka, has issued guidelines to help Rwandans, particularly those who survived the Genocide against the Tutsi, to access mental health support from the confines of their homes. The guidelines come at a time when the government...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 8:34am

Genocide deniers are fighting a losing battle, the world will continue to mourn with us

On December 23, 2003, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution designating 7 April as the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda.   The UN General Assembly on January 26, 2018 drafted a resolution where April 7, was marked as the International Day of...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 4:53am

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 - 4:01am

26 years later, more than half of Genocide fugitives have found safe haven in Africa

Rwandans will today, Tuesday, April 7, commence activities to commemorate the more than a million lives lost in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, for the 26th time. Twenty-six years later, one of the biggest challenge Rwanda continues to grapple with is bringing to book key perpetrators....

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 4:01am

EDITORIAL: 26 years after the Genocide, Rwandans have learned to take the upper hand

Even today, it still begs for comprehension, that 26 years ago, in the hills of this country, a madness never seen before was unfolding; a human instigated lunacy. Within one hundred days, the lives of over a million people had been snuffed out under the glare of the world’s media and...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 2:27am

Kwibuka26: A look at genocide studies in schools, the challenges

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again,” runs a quote by Maya Angelou, an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. Rwanda is one of the countries that have a very difficult history. A history of...

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 12:26am

No launch of Kwibuka26 activities at district level

The National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) on Friday, April 3, announced two major changes in the recently announced commemoration programme. The calendar came to implement the Government's preventive measures amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. As of now,...

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 11:44am

Kwibuka26: Media welcomes role in commemoration

As the genocide commemoration period is drawing closer, The National Commission for fight against Genocide (CNLG) has announced some changes to the commemoration activities due to the coronavirus outbreak. The changes will effectively affect the communal discussions that usually attract big...

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 12:46am

Kwibuka26: CNLG reveals commemoration programme

Although cases of coronavirus continue to rise, the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) has said that commemoration activities for the 26th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi will proceed. In an exclusive interview with The New Times, Jean-...

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 11:51pm

Preparations for Genocide commemoration to proceed despite coronavirus outbreak

Preparations for this year’s 26th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi are underway across the country despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak  According to Jean Damascene Bizimana, CNLG’s Executive director, nothing will halt the preparation process ...

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 5:17pm

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