A 63-year old genocide survivor woman found dead, beheaded, in Nyamababe District, in the southern province of Rwanda.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Originally posted on strongblacktree Stories/Poetry:
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.…
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 […]
Guest blog post by Mireille Ishimwe. A few weeks ago as I was visiting my family during spring break, I learned that according to a census done by the National Institute of […]
I spoke to France 24/Spanish Channel, yesterday. They asked me my views on forgiveness and reconciliation. I have to admit that the duo is certainly NOT my favorite topics to discuss. Next, […]
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.
Can we only imagine the indignation a contemporary series using a similar approach to the Holocaust would have raised? If the BBC had decided to broadcast the story of a woman who, having believed all her life to be a survivor of the Holocaust, discovered that she was, in fact, one of the victims of the attacks by Allied forces that the German people suffered during World War II?
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.
French judges have rejected a bid by survivors of Rwanda’s genocide to reopen an investigation into claims that French troops were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people they had promised […]
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…
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…
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 […]
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.
Jaqueline Murekatete, the Founder and president of Genocide Survivors Foundation, adds her voice to the bulk of imminent personalities calling to revisit the potential decision to grant unconditional early release of genocide […]
Abarokokeye Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu Murenge wa Nyarugenge mu Karere ka Nyarugenge, bahangayikishijwe no kubona ba ruharwa bidegembya. Umuntu ntiyakeka ko nyuma y’imyaka 24 Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu Rwanda ihagaritswe, hashobora […]