Today the white House issued a press release in remembrance of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The statement posted on the official web site of the white house reads: Twenty-one years ago today, a genocide began that would claim the lives of more than 800,000 […]
1994-2018! Can you believe it's 24 years already? Yes, 25 years have now passed since the start of Genocide against the Tutsi in which an estimated one million women, men and children were brutally massacred. Of them were my both parents, my 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 5 years ago to serve as a space for reflection on justice and memory after this tragedy.
Leta y’u Rwanda yihaye igihe kingana n’umwaka cyo kwishyuza ku ngufu abatsinzwe imanza z’imitungo zaciwe n’inkiko Gacaca bakanga kwishyura. si Ubwambere icyakora yihaye igihe, nyamara ikibazo kikaba kimaze imyaka irenga 21. Minisitiri w’Intebe Anastase Murekezi yagaragaje iki kibazo cy’abatsinzwe imanza z’imitungo binangiye kwishyura ku bagize Inteko Ishinga Amategeko, […]
The Rwandan President Paul Kagame, commented on the highly controversial ”murder” of Rwigara Assinapol, a prominent business man and a survivor of genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Rwigara’s children petitioned the president himself calling for an independent investigation over the mysterious accident of their parent. In a […]
A woman who singled out members of Tutsi minority tribe in Rwanda for death lied on her application for U.S. citizenship, an appeals court affirmed last week, and must complete her sentence for the crime. Beatrice Munyenyezi’s husband, Arsene Shalom Ntahobali, led the Interahamwe militia of Rwanda’s then-ruling […]
Regis Umugiraneza has emerged winner of this year’s Innovative Entrepreneurship Award organised by Survivors Fund, Youth Employment and Training Programme and Association of Student Survivors (AERG). Umugiraneza, who pitched a business idea about a sweet pasta project for producing spaghetti from sweet potatoes, beat other nine contestants to […]
Our Analysis Better late than never! The New Times Rwanda published two consecutive articles on the need to provide reparation for survivors. It is very encouraging that the state media is now covering sensitive topics such as reparation for survivors. The issue of reparations including compensation was considered […]
As far as Aloys Rwamasirabo can recall, it’s been about eight years since a Gacaca court in his Western Province’s Nyange Sector in Karongi District ordered several Genocide convicts to pay him about Rwf3.5 million for destroying his house and looting his cows and furniture during the 1994 […]