Uyu munsi abayisilamu bizihiza umunsi mukuru wa Eid al-Fitr natekereje ku mpano idasanzwe umuyisilamu umwe yampaye igihe nk’iki mu myaka 25 ishize. Sinibuka neza itariki uyu mugabo yampereye iyi mpano ariko uwo munsi isoko rya Kinazi ryari ryaremye! Ni mu mpera z’ukwezi kwa munani, umwaka wa 1994. Byari […]
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.
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. Bavuga ko kuba ababishe ari bo bahindukiye bagasubira mu mitungo yabo ari agashinyaguro, bagasaba ko bayikurwamo […]
Many ordinary Hutu made a deliberate choice to slaughter the Tutsi, just as others chose to resist the urge to kill the Tutsi including Simeon, who hid and saved me and a dozen other Tutsi during the genocide.
By Noam Schimmel, First published at Mcgill university’s Center for Human rights and Legal Pluralism today. If you were asked to consider what would be a just sentence for someone who organized and implemented the mass murder of several thousand – possibly tens of thousands or hundreds of […]
Originally posted on ericlr.wordpress.com:
A year came, it was the seventh day of april 1994. I remember the hundred endless darkest days when fear nocked on the doors of tutsis. With confidence and support they rushed, machetes and swords they carried. Cries of innocent children heard…
Every genocide survivor has at least one darkest day in his life. A day that made his entire life fall apart forever. A day that only those who lived it can understand. May 7th is that trying date for my wife, her brothers, our best friend Frida and […]
Throughout the conferences I attended in the United States lately, I raised up, again and again, the issue of lack of adequate reparation for the survivors of Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, 25 years on. In response I got the same old story from the officials: reparation […]