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, abasangwa mu ishyamba cyangwa mu mayira bigaragara ko bishwe n’abantu batazwi, ndetse n’abo twumva bishwe n’inzego […]
1994-2018! Can you believe it's 26 years already? Yes, 26 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 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 6 years ago to serve as a space for reflection on justice and memory after this tragedy.
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 ibaruwa ye yibanze ku barokotse Jenoside kuko u Rwanda rukiri mu minsi 100 yo kwibuka. Avuga […]
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. The government has not commented on these allegations yet. In an open letter addressed to President […]
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 Rwanda, alongside former ICTR officials, academics and NGOs, expressed outrage at the idea of the early […]
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 imizi mu ishavu, umwihariko inkuru z’abarokotse irimburabatutsi zihuriyeho. Yambwiye ati: “Icyakonze ku mutima ni ubutwari bw’iz’amarere […]
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 among 100 men or more who raped me, I could not tell the father.” Click here to […]
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 Rwanda’s local newspaper Igihe and umuseke. Family relatives believe the victim, Jean-Paul Mwiseneza, was assassinated in […]