A group of nearly 40 genocide survivors and their friends petitioned the Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, today, adding their voice to the call for a joint-international inquiry into the suspected assassination of […]
Flash Radio/TV: Abarokotse Jenoside yakorewe abatutsi mu karere ka Gakenke mu ntara y’Amajyaruguru baravuga ko bashengurwa no kubona imitungo y’imiryango yazimye ibyazwa umusaruro na bamwe mu bagize uruhare mu kwica iyo miryango. […]
At first, many things did not make sense in my 10-year-old mind. I could not understand why we, the Tutsi, were hiding, being murdered in cold blood and our houses being burnt down while our Hutu neighbors were just living a normal life. Going to the market, bars, even celebrating weddings. But I quickly understood one thing: that being a Tutsi, or at least being identified as such, was a terrible crime punishable by horrific death. I also realized that my parents and grandparents were guilty of this crime too – the crime of having been born. A crime against the very who we were-Genocide.
11 cattle belonging to a genocide survivor were hacked with a machete yesterday in what looks like a hate crime designed to intimidate, threaten and harass the survivors. For an outsider, this […]
Like the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, decent burial for thousands of Holocaust victims also appears to be a luxury that not everyone could afford. Nearly 80 years on, thousands of Jewish bodies are still being discovered across Europe. Click to read how over a 1000 Jewish remains were found at a former Belarus Jewish Ghetto recently.
The role of France in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi has become a piece of common knowledge now. Watch France 24 report revealing new documents suggesting that orders not to […]
A team of genocide survivors launched on Monday this week, a new website designed to serve as a central database of names, photographs, and brief biographies of over one million people murdered […]
Mu magambo asa no kwishongora, Bishop Rucyahana yasobanuye imvugo ye yafashwe nko gukomeretsa abarokotse Jenoside..
Today, January 27th, 2019 marks the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. At this occasion, I suggest you watch this incredibly inspiring story of a Holocaust survivor sharing how he survived after 3 years […]
When my family and 1 million more Tutsi were being hacked by machetes in Rwanda, the United States refused to intervene because preventing genocide was not a ’’ National Security’’ matter. From now on, that will not be a valid excuse anymore…
Researchers at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University – in collaboration with a Rwandan therapist and genocide survivor – have taken a close look at the genocide against the Tutsi people of Rwanda almost a quarter of a century after it occurred. The children of Tutsi survivors who weren’t even born at the time of the slaughter are among those most affected by trauma, according to the new Israeli study, which has just been published in the journal Psychiatry Research…
Abarokotse jenoside bakomeje kwamagana ibyatangajwe na Musenyeri John Rucyahana ari nako benshi bibaza ikibyihishe inyuma. Mu nyandiko yasohotse mu kinyamakuru Igihe.com mu mpera z’icyumweru gishize Rucyahana yavuze ko “bitumvikana uburyo uwahigwaga ariwe […]
One of the most inspiring survivors of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi, Reverien Rurangwa, got married yesterday in a colorful ceremony in Kigali. Rurangwa rose above incredible adversities to live almost […]
2019 is just around the corner. The number of our readers continues to expand and our commitment to challenge injustice and indifference grows even stronger. I believe that each and every aspect […]
Mu nyandiko y’ubushize nanditse ko kugira abarokotse nk’indorerezi mu mihango yo kwibuka ababo ari umuco ucuramye ukwiye kurangirana no Kwibuka 25. Uyu munsi ndavuga ku bindi bintu 2 bikwiye kujyana no kwibuka […]
Sula (Zula) Karuhimbi, who died Dec. 17 at the impressive age of 106, lived her whole life in the village of Musamo in central Rwanda, where she is celebrated as a hero. […]
Today is World Human Rights Day. Right now, the rights of genocide survivors to get adequate and prompt reparation remains in limbo. This is obviously in stark violation of article 8 […]
I read many books about the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi and this is definitely another must-read book. Originally published in French as La femme aux pieds nus, The Barefoot woman is a new English translation of a moving story about a Tutsi woman who did everything to protect her children from the genocide. The author, Scholastique Mukasonga, refuses to let her family’s story be forgotten. Click to read the summary of the book as written by The New York Times’ Parul Sehgal early this week.
Mu myaka 25 ishize, imihango yo kwibuka abazize jenoside yakorewe abatutsi yagiye ihindura isura uko umwaka ushize undi ugataha. Abacitse ku icumu n’imiryango irengera inyungu zabo ni na ko bagiye basa n’abahezwa […]
According to the article that appeared on BBC today, the Netherlands’ state-run rail company NS has agreed to set up a commission to compensate Holocaust survivors for transporting Jews to a Nazi transit camp.
Isn’t this another stark reminder that we, the survivors of Genocide against the Tutsi , need to keep calling for reparation against those who made the extermination of over 1 million Tutsi possible? The list is too long: The Government of Rwanda and its donors, IMF, World Bank, a dozen French and Belgian banks, countries such as France, Egypt, South Africa, UK, China, …that sold weapons to Rwanda during and slightly after genocide, despite the UN arm embargo in 1994…
Now try to answer this question: Should Israel, the state that rose from the ashes of the Holocaust recognize and acknowledge a genocide when it happens to other people? Mass graves where […]
Sinaherukaga kumva ubuhamya bukora kumutima! Muri iyi video Rasta Rurangirwa Darius (Jah Bone D), aravuga itotezwa yanyuzemo kuva akivuka nk’umututsi, Imfu nyinshi yasimbutse mbere no mugihe cy’irimburabatutsi rya 94. Nubwo imvi zimaze […]
Aho kuguhomba yaguhombya! Ngiryo izina Kizito Mihigo yahisemo kwita indirimbo ye nshya yasohoye none, nyuma y’imyaka hafi 5 amaze muri gereza. Naherukaga kwandika kuri Kizito Mihigo ubwo namaganaga ikinamico Leta yateguye kuva […]
A co-winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize called Monday for a global fight against genocide and sexual violence, pledging to be a voice for victims around the world. […]
The virtues of forgiveness in many different contexts of life are manifold and well known. Forgiveness can encourage and enable healing, peaceful relations, improved individual and social welfare, and psychological well being. […]
Reconciliation and forgiveness became a trending experiment used by the Government of Rwanda and some money-hungry NGOs since the end of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi. Soon, the neediest of the […]
Watch Corey Harbaugh, a Michigan-based genocide educator, speaking at our annual genocide commemoration event, in remembrance of over 1 million lives lost during the 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi. If you would […]
Guest post by Jean de Dieu Musabyimana:
Mugihe abacitse kw’icumu tukirwana n’ibikomere ryadusigiye, ubwiyunge n’intero iterwa buri gihe ngo tuyikirize. Harya ubundi uwacitse ku icumu yiyunga nande? Ahatari ubutabera n’imbabazi, nta bwiyunge buhaba! Ibi byombi se byagezweho? Dore uko mbibona…
Ten years ago, the book “The Men Who Killed Me” was published. It gave 17 of the survivors a stage upon which they could share their photos, harrowing experiences, and narrative with the world, to bear witness to the crimes committed against hundreds of thousands of others. Four out of the 17 have sadly deceased already due to…
Kwitwa cyangwa kwiyita uwacitse ku icumu rya jenoside yakorwe abatutsi cyane cyane kubatuye hanze y’u Rwanda bisigaye bisa nkaho ari umudeli ugezweho…
Guest post by Mireille Ishimwe:
The song Mbahoze nte by Uwera Florida was playing in my earphones today, since I learned about the tragic passing of Fabienne Isimbi, a genocide survivor of almost my age. Ishimwe reflects on the tragic passing of her fellow young survivor, the cause of her death, and what it means to other survivors…
The German government yesterday returned human remains of the Herero and Nama genocide victims from present-day Namibia. The remains had been stored in German’s hospitals, museums, and universities for decades for scientific experiments to prove the racial superiority of white Europeans.
As I read about this moving development, I realized that one key factor is strikingly at the core of all major genocides of the 20th century…
China continues to take the best out of Rohingya’s misfortune. This article reveals the disturbing role of China and Russia in the on-going ‘Genocide’ of Rohingya…
What is the modern-day threshold for prosecuting war crimes and genocide? The crimes perpetrated against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar have made that as much of a legal question as a fraught political […]
Frederick Nietzsche is not usually my favorite philosopher, but he was right when he said ‘’ What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger’’. These survivors are different in many ways but they […]
Since 1994 Hategekimana Gervais had eluded authorities that had been looking for him in connection with committing genocide in the current Muhanga district. During the 1994 genocide against Tutsi, the suspect was […]
(Watch Video). Today, she would have turned 76 years old. Her name is Alison Des Forges. For many in the human rights world, Dr. Alison Des Forges needs no introduction. This eminent […]
The news stories about the passing of Kofi Annan continue to float around in the media. Philip Gourevitch, one of the best writers on Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi makes his voice count as well. He eloquently discusses how Kofi Annan failed to express any shred of remorse towards his actions or inactions during the genocide of Tutsi in Rwanda and other mass atrocities crimes of the 90s. Gourevitch’s piece in the New Yorker today is definitely a must-read. Click to read more.
When I woke up late this morning, the news stories about the death of former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, greeted me. I had to bite my tongue, however, to honestly mourn […]
The National Public Prosecution Authority of Rwanda (NPPA) in 2017-2018 issued 218 indictments against fugitives of the 1994 genocide, Prosecutor General Jean Bosco Mutangana said yesterday on Twitter. Click here to […]
Kizito Mihigo/ Photo internet Kigali Friday 27/02/2014: A well-known Rwandan singer and a genocide survivor Kizito Mihigo, has been sentenced to ten years in prison by a high court in Kigali for […]
The 2015 human rights’ world report indicates that Rwanda continues to target anyone suspected to have any link with opponents. Genocide survivors were not spared too. Many young survivors have been killed […]
Justus Uwayesu, rescued at 9 from the streets of Rwanda, is enrolled as a freshman at Harvard.Credit Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist for The New York Times The New York Times BOSTON — Nine […]
Dr. Pierre Damien Habumuremyi, Ministiri w’intebe ucyuye igihe. Photo Ihinduka ry’abagize guverinoma ryabaye kuri uyu wa kane taliki 24 nyakanga 2014 nta gushidikanya ko ariyo nkuru ikomeje kwiganza mu itangazamakuru ryo mu […]
As the world commemorates the 20th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, renewed efforts supporting survivors to realize their right to reparation are gaining traction. Following a call from […]
Rucagu Boniface/Photo internet Mu gihe urubanza rwa Senateri NZIRASANAHO Anastase wahamijwe icyaha cya jenoside agakatirwa igihano cyo gufungwa burundu y’umwihariko rukomeje mu rukiko rukuru, hakomeje kwibazwa niba bwana RUCAGU Boniface na Generali […]
Photo: Uwacitse ku icumu n’umwana we mu nzu yabo iva imbere y’ikidendezi cy’amazi yaretse mu ruganiriro. Kibirizi, Gisagara. Raporo y’umugenzuzi mukuru w’imari ya Leta y’umwaka w’imari turangije wa 2013-2014 nkuko bimaze […]
Mu ijoro ry’ejo ku itariki ya 06, ukuboza, 2013, uwacitse ku icumu rya jenoside witwa Leonard Ntagorama wo kigero cy’imyaka 42 yishwe atewe ibyuma. Ntagorama usize abana bagera kuri batanu yari umuyobozi […]
Reflections on Article 8 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the right to effective remedy for survivors of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda to mark Human Rights Day
Yesterday marked the 64th anniversary of the adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which Human Rights Day marks each year on 10th December. The UDHR came into […]
The Guardian July 7, 2020. As the bodies piled up in the streets of Rwanda 26 years ago, no amount of spin could disguise the crime. There were no sealed camps; the […]
Mukamana Sarapia abayeho ubuzima bugoye. Reba video y’ubuhamya bwe hano Source: Real Talk Channel Ukeneye gufasha uyu mubyeyi watwandikira muri comment tukakumenyesha inzira wanyuramo. Ends.
Well, I am not sure. Look, France’s long-time indifference and complicity with the genocidaires are too large that they overshadow a late gesture like arresting the 84-year old Kabuga. It is a […]
PARIS — One of the most-wanted fugitives accused of financing the 1994 Rwanda genocide against the Tutsis was arrested in a Paris suburb early on Saturday, the French police said, ending a […]
Iyumvire ubuhamya bwa Kizito Mihigo mu ijwi rye bwite aho asobanura inzira y’umusaraba yanyuzemo kugeza yishwe. Ni amajwi bwite ya Kizito we ubwe yabashije kwifata mu kwakira tariki 6, 2016 ubwo yari […]
Channel 4 News has revealed secret audio recordings by #Rwanda’s best-known gospel singer #KizitoMihigo who died in recent days, allegedly in prison. Click to watch the video below
A guest article by Philibert Muzima, a genocide survivor and author. Lorsque les rescapés du génocide des Tutsi du Rwanda sont traités de négationnistes, de faux survivants et, par effet de ricochet, leurs êtres chers tués durant le génocide devenant de “fausses victimes”, cela donne des frissons et la […]
Umugwi w’abanyarwanda 28 bacitse kw’icumu rya jenoside yabaye mu Rwanda muri 1994 bandikiye ibaruwa Perezida Paul Kagame bamushikiriza impungenge bafise ku macakubiri bavuga yuko ariko arabibwa mu barokotse jenoside. Twashatse kumenya icatumye […]
Mu mpera z’icyumweru gishize twandikiye Perezida Kagame. Komeza usome ubone ibaruwa irambuye n’urutonde rw’abayohereje…
Los Angeles Times: Born as a white girl in the segregated South, I’ve spent most of my adulthood as a Jewish woman in Berlin. This double perspective has fueled my resolve to […]
A Guest post by Author, Happy A. Umwagarwa. Hashize iminsi, amezi cyangwa imyaka, dusoma inkuru z’Abanyarwanda bapfuye ku buryo butari ubw’ikirago. Ndavuga abasangwa mu nzu zabo cyangwa mu magereza biyahuye, abagongwa n’imodoka, […]
Ejo hashize nkimara gusoma ibaruwa ifunguye Diane Rwigara yandikiye Perezida Paul Kagame ku iyicwa ry’abarokotse jenoside, navuganye n’inshuti yanjye, Felix, nawe warokotse jenoside, mubwira iyo nkuru y’urucantege. Mu magambo ameze nk’ubuhanuzi, Felix […]
Diane Rwigara, umunyapolitiki utavuga rumwe n’ubutegetsi mu Rwanda, yandikiye ibaruwa ndende Perezida Paul Kagame amumenyesha ko ahangayikishijwe n’iyicwa ry’abarokotse Jenoside, ndetse n’abandi batayirokotse avuga ko rikorwa n’inzego zishinzwe umutekano. Yavuze ko mu […]
Diane Rwigara, a prominent Rwandan Critic and 2017 Presidential hopeful, accuses the Rwandan government’s security forces to murder many dozens of genocide survivors including Jean-Paul Mwiseneza who was brutally killed last month. […]
For years, hardly anyone paid much attention to issues of incarceration, rehabilitation, release and reintegration of convicted génocidaires by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Until a year ago when the government of […]
Mu gitondo cy’uyu munsi dukangutse, nabajije umukobwa wa mabukwe icyamukoze ku mutima ku munsi nk’uyu twibuka urugamba rwo kwibohora. Yabaye nk’uhumeka asuhuza umutima, menya ko inkuru agiye kumbwira ari inkuru ishora […]
The Recent Murder Of A Rwandan Genocide Survivor Reveals Little-Known Challenges That Survivors Face In Rwanda.
A Rwandan man survived the genocide against the Tutsi only to be murdered in cold blood 25 years later. Neighbors who spoke at the funeral three weeks ago had no slight doubt […]
A 24-year-old Rwandan whose mother was raped in the genocide tells the BBC how he came to learn of the circumstances of his birth. “My son kept asking who his father was. But […]
A Genocide survivor man was found dead yesterday in his native neighborhood of Nyamata, a dozen miles east of the capital Kigali. Police found his beheaded body lying on the ground, reported […]