Kwibuka25

Genocide commemoration held in Finland

Rwandans, friends of Rwanda and Finnish authorities on Friday convened at the Oodi Helsinki Central Library in Finland where they paid tribute to victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi. The event that was organised by the Rwandan embassy in Stockholm—which also serves other Nordic...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 9:23pm

Patrick Cyubahiro: Chess federation impressed by the youngster’s steady rise

Kevin Ganza, the Rwanda Chess Federation president, has praised the continued progress of teenager Ben Patrick Cyubahiro, who bagged a trophy as the Best Junior in the tough international section of the just concluded 2019 Genocide Memorial Chess Tournament in Kigali. When the two-day tournament...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 10:02am

Kwibuka 25: police officers urged to maintain an impartial society

The Executive Secretary of the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), Dr. Jean-Damascène Bizimana has urged Police officers to uphold the cardinal principles of impartiality, rule of law and fighting any form of impunity. Dr. Bizimana was speaking on Thursday, at Rwanda...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:36pm

Kwibuka25: We have a place to claim – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has thanked Rwandans and friends of Rwanda for their contribution towards rebuilding the country after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The Head of State delivered the message yesterday while officiating at the start of a mourning week to mark, for the 25th time, the 1994...

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 3:46pm

25 years after the Genocide against the Tutsi, trauma healing needs to be at the centre of peace and development efforts

As Claudine draws water from the ground at her home in rural Rwanda, nothing in her demeanour suggests that she has been to hell and back. Her focus is intense as she works the hand pump to fill her bucket with water. As she pauses for a rest, the pensive look in her eyes somewhat betrays her...

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 9:17am

Kwibuka25: World leaders join in lighting flame of remembrance

Leaders and representatives of countries on Sunday morning joined President Paul Kagame and First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame in lighting the frame of remembrance in commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The lighting of the flame and laying of a wreath at the Kigali Genocide Memorial...

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 1:35pm

How music, arts have played a role in combating genocide ideology

Rwanda is commemorating 25 years after the Genocide against the Tutsi, which claimed over a million people. Two decades and a half later, the country is on the right path to full recovery but one of the key challenges along the way has been genocide ideology. While in some cases, especially...

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 11:31am

Kwibuka25: Russian lawmakers join Rwandans to commemorate

The president of the Senate, Bernard Makuza, has asked Russian members of parliament to leverage the strength of their country into helping arrest genocide fugitives around the world, and bring them to justice. A delegation of members of the Russian parliament is in the country to participate...

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 4:06am

Kwibuka25: The Rwanda prejudice

Imagine a British girl reading political science at Oxford who writes a rather mediocre thesis on a ‘Truth and reconciliation commission in Zimbabwe’. Her thesis is marked with a ‘pass’, but upon graduation she walks into McKinsey Consult as a partner to manage a hefty...

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 3:02am

Kwibuka25: reliving the horror in an ICTR courtroom

It is a day she will never forget as long as she lives, she says. She is seated in the witness box, scared of the intimidating environment she finds herself in – full of foreigners, none of whom could fathom or perhaps care what she went through during the Genocide against the Tutsi...

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 2:17am

Trauma experts deployed to offer support during Kwibuka25

For many, the Genocide commemoration period brings back traumatic memories.With activities to mark the 25th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi set to begin today, stakeholders have come up with strategies to deal with trauma cases that tend to occur during this period. Prior to...

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 1:15am

Reflecting on the 25th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi

It has been 25 years since Rwanda slid into the abyss. The killings happened in broad daylight, yet many of us — individuals, media outlets, entire governments — turned away, or failed to grasp the unfolding events. And that includes me. As a reporter covering foreign affairs...

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 1:06am

Juvenal Habyarimana: 21 years of tyranny and treachery?

By the middle of Shakespeare’s most famous play, Macbeth, the title character of the Scottish king is portrayed as a man sinking under the mass of his own crimes. Years of ‘vaulting’ ambition led him to launch a coup, kill the previous ruler and his supporters and seize power...

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 12:51am

How can the youth in Rwanda contribute to the fight against genocide ideology?

By definition, genocide ideology is an aggregate of thoughts characterised by conduct, speeches, documents and other acts aiming at exterminating or inciting others to exterminate people basing on ethnic group, origin, nationality, region, colour, physical appearance, sex, language, religion or...

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 11:29pm

Kwibuka25: Memorial garden to be launched at Nyanza

As part of activities related to the 25th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, more than 500 youths will on April 8 attend the launch of a memorial garden at Nyanza Genocide Memorial in Kicukiro District. According to Geoffrey Bizimungu, the Director of Youth Social and Ethics...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:06am

Genocide fugitives should not go unpunished – Kenya Senate Speaker

Leaders of countries that harbour Genocide fugitives should do their best to make sure that they are tried and punished for the crimes they committed, the Speaker of Kenya’s Senate has said.  Kenneth Lusaka made the remarks on Thursday after touring Kigali Genocide Memorial at...

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 12:36am

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

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

How a school won the war against Genocide ideology

When the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi ended, its perpetrators never ceased to cause havoc but would from time to time make incursions in the country from the jungles of neighbouring DR Congo and elsewhere in the country. The attacks, which mostly affected the north-western parts of the country...

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 9:28am