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1994-2021! Can you believe it's 27 years already? Yes, 27 years have now passed since the start of the Genocide against the Tutsi in which an estimated one million women, men, and children were brutally massacred. Of them were both my parents, three sisters, and countless members of my extended family. I survived. Like most of you readers, I ask myself what to do with this bonus gift of life? Well, that is a question!
In an attempt to add some meaning to my survival, I created this blog 8 years ago to serve as a space for reflection on justice and memory after this tragedy. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy writing them.

Abarokotse Jenoside bo mu Igicumbi Bageneye Ubutumwa Abayobozi b’u Rwanda

Nyuma y’ukwezi, Umuryango Igicumbi-Ijwi ry’abarokotse Jenoside yakorewe abatutsi utangijwe, uyu muryango uratabariza bamwe mu barokotse jenoside bakomeje gukorerwa akarengane gatandukanye harimo kwicwa kuri bamwe, no kunyagwa imitungo ku bandi. Umuryango Igicumbi uratangaza ko aho akarengane gakorerwa abarokotse jenoside kageze atari ibyo gucecekwa.

Impaka Ku Muryango Igicumbi Zatumye Uwacitsekwicumu Yirukanwa Muri Ibuka-USA

Nyuma y’uko twanditse tunenga itsinda ryatangije umuryango wiswe IBUKA- USA kudakorera mu mucyo, iri tsinda ryirukanye bamwe muri bagenzi babo barokotse Jenoside yakorewe abatutsi nyuma y’impaka ku ishingwa ry’umuryango Igicumbi-Ijwi ry’abarokotse Jenoside. Izi mpaka zabaye muri icyi cyumweru ku rubuga nkoranya mbaga (WhatsApp Group) rwatangijwe n’iri tsinda rya […]

In conversation with Kizito Mihigo, the gospel singer who died in a Rwandan jail

Isolated from friends and family, struggling to pay bills and blacklisted from the nation’s airwaves — newly released recordings reveal why the popular gospel singer , genocide survivor and peace activist Kizito Mihigo attempted to flee Rwanda in February 2020….“You can’t work or draw inspiration from your Christian faith, to give a universal message. You must only be inspired by those in power, from the president [Paul Kagame] … The only thing they want is for us to sing the praises of President Kagame,” he said.

Inzira Y’Umusaraba Wa Kizito Mihigo

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 afungiye muri gereza ya 1930, akayoherereza inshuti ze ziba mu mahanga kuko yatekerezaga ko n’ubundi Leta […]

Où Vas-Tu, Rwanda?

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 […]