Tag: Africa

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 ishobora kuzamwicira muri gereza. Kanda hano wiyumvire

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‘My father, the rapist’: Hidden victims of Rwanda’s genocide

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 read this moving story as it appeared

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The Darkest Day That Only Survivors Can Understand

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 many other survivors who lost their beloved

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How the Southern Africa States Became a Safe Haven for Genocide Fugitives

  The extradition of a genocide convict, Vincent Murekezi, yesterday, marks the beginning of a long-overdue obligation of Malawi—a southern African country that has been criticized for sheltering genocide fugitives for more than two decades. While Malawi is not the only country to extradite genocide suspects recently, Malawi becomes perhaps the first southern Africa country

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A Great Woman Called Zula Karuhimbi

Sula (Zula) Karuhimbi, who died Dec. 17 at the impressive age of 106, lived her whole life in the village of Musamo in central Rwanda, where she is celebrated as a hero. A Hutu widow born into a family of healers in the Gitarama district, she is remembered as one of the so-called indakemwa (righteous): Hutus who

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Ubuhamya: Naguzwe Ibihumbi 20

Sinaherukaga kumva ubuhamya bukora kumutima! Muri iyi video Rasta Rurangirwa Darius (Jah Bone D), aravuga itotezwa yanyuzemo kuva akivuka nk’umututsi, Imfu nyinshi yasimbutse mbere no mugihe cy’irimburabatutsi  rya 94. Nubwo imvi zimaze kuba uruyenzi kumutwe we,  hari aho agera ikiniga kikamufata, amarira agashoka ava mu maso ye yabonye byinshi. Mu gace ko hagati, avuga birambuye

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Abajenosideri ruharwa batavugwa kenshi

Jenoside igitangira, Abahutu b’iwacu ntabwo bitabiranye ibakwe impuruza yo gutsemba Abatutsi. Byafashe hafi icyumweru kugirango benshi mu Bahutu twari duturanye batangire “gukora” nk’uko babyitaga. Hari abajenosideri-ruharwa bavugwa gake, nyamara nibo leta yifashishije mu gutinyura abandi abahutu basanzwe, kwica nta mpuhwe mu duce dutandukanye tw’igihugu. Abo bicanyi babarirwa mu bihumbi, na magingo aya baridegembya, nta numwe uragezwa imbere y’ubutabera ngo aryozwe ibyaha yakoze. Abo bicanyi ni bande? Bagize ruhare ki muri jenoside? Kuki kubageza imbere y’ubutabera bikomeje kuba agatereranzamba? Mu mirongo mike ikurikira ndagerageza gusubiza ibi bibazo.

The little Known Genocide…

When you think about the word Genocide today, the 1994 Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi by Hutus and the Holocaust by the Nazis pops up quickly in mind. Very few know the first genocide of the 20 th century that wiped out over 80% of indigenous Namibians– Herero and Namaqua. A textbook genocide also done by the Germans. Learn more…

Rwanda genocide survivor helping refugees heal: “We can grow from trauma”

Germany’s public international broadcaster (DW) published an inspiring story yesterday of Esther Mujawayo, a genocide survivor who rose above her own trauma and now giving back to her community in Germany.  Read her full story of courage and resilience below:

Inzira iracyari ndende ngo abarokotse Jenoside bishyurwe imitungo yasahuwe

Imyaka irenga makumyabiri n’umwe abacitse ku icumu babuze ababo barenga miliyoni, n’imitungo ibarirwa mu mamiliyari menshi y’amanyarwanda isahuwe indi igasenywa muri jenoside yakorewe abatutsi mu 1994. Icyumweru cyasojwe ku itariki 29/06/2015,  kitiriwe icyumweru cy’ubufasha mu mategeko , Leta n’abafatanyabikorwa ba sosiyete sivile bari barahiriye kurangiza imanza hafi ibihumbi 50 Leta ivuga ko zitegereje kurangizwa. Iyi

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MINIJUST n’uturere ntibumvikana ku manza za Gacaca z’imitungo

Minisiteri y’Ubutabera, n’Abahagarariye inzego z’ibanze kuva ku rwego rw imirenge, kugera ku rw’Uturere n’Intara zose, kugeza ubu ntibavuga rumwe ku kibazo cy’umubare w’imanza za Gacaca ku bangije imitungo mu gihe cya Jenoside zigomba kurangizwa. Min. Busingye yavuze ko habaye gutekinika iyo mibare. Ahanini ikibazo gishingiye ku mibare, kandi Leta yarihaye igihe ntarengwa ko izo manza

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Rwanda: U.S. lawmaker seeks probe into human rights abuse

The chairman of a U.S. congressional subcommittee has called for a full investigation into the growing human rights abuse against civil society activists and political dissidents. Chris Smith, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said an international team of investigators should be given “unfettered access” to government officials, logbooks and audio recordings

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#Rwanda Genocide Survivors getting poorer as FARG changes strategy

The New Times Rwanda wrote today: Thousands of the survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi are vulnerable, many of them elderly without relatives to look after them. Although the fund for support of Genocide survivors (FARG) has been doing a lot to see that vulnerable Genocide survivors, widows and orphans, among others, are

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Survivors’ perspective on ICTR and memorialisation efforts

Mrs. Samantha Lakin, a Ph.D. candidate at The Strassler Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, and I  have last month authored a short paper on justice and memorialization in post-genocide Rwanda. The paper was first published by the International Bar Association (IBA). We have analyzed the ICTR and memorialization efforts in Rwanda from the perspective of survivors, including interviews with

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The Government & ICTR speak out on reparation for survivors

Kigali 23/04/2015: As Rwandans await the final verdict in the longest ever trial by ICTR that has spanned 14 years, the reparation of Genocide survivors still hangs in balance. If no decision is taken about the reparation of survivors before the tribunal winds up by December, efforts to hold the international community to account for

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ICTR holds final hearings

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has held its final hearings into crimes carried out during the 1994 genocide in which 800,000 people died. In more than 20 years of operation, the UN-backed court has indicted 93 people for their roles in the violence. It was the first international tribunal to deliver verdicts in relation

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Defence asks ICTR to acquit Nyiramasuhuko who was sentenced to life

Arusha, April 14, 2015 (FH) –  Lawyers for Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, the only woman held by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), on Tuesday called for her to be acquitted on appeal. The plea came as appeals hearings started for Nyiramasuhuko, former Minister of Family Affairs, in the last case before the Tribunal. The appeals

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Gicumbi: Yirukanye umugore we amuhoye ubututsikazi

Umugabo witwa Nshimiyimana Theophile utuye mu Kagari ka Nyarutarama mu Murenge wa Byumba mu Karere ka Gicumbi yishimira ko “Abubatsi b’Amahoro” bamufashije gusubirana n’umugore we yari yarirukanye amuhoye ubwoko bwe. Nshimiyimana avuga ko yashakanye n’umugore we witwa Muhimpundu Jacqueline mu mwaka w’1997 nyuma aza gucengezwamo amatwara na Mama we amumwangisha kuko ari umututsikazi. Nyuma yo

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Uwarokotse yakubitswe azirikwa amaboko n’amaguru bagerageza no kumufata ku ngufu

Ahagana mu ma saa kumi z’igitondo cyo ku wa 13 Mata 2015, mu Karere ka Rusizi mu Murenge wa Bugarama mu Kagari ka Pera mu Mudugudu wa Kinamba, umugore warokotse Jenoside yakorewe abatutsi mu w’1994 witwa Solina Mukantagozera yasohotse ajyanye umwana we kwiherera afatwa n’abantu babiri  nyuma yo kumubaza urutonde rw’abandi bacitse ku icumu baramuzirika

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Catholic church vs Rwanda Genocide against Tutsis: 21 years of denial

Jean Ndorimana, a Roman Catholic Brother, has criticised his church for alleged complicity in the Genocide against the Tutsi. Addressing thousands of students and residents in Nyagatare District, on Thursday, Ndorimana said despite clear signs that a genocide was in the pipeline, the Church remained silent. A religious brother is a catholic who commits to

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