Today is World Human Rights Day. Right now, the rights of genocide survivors to get adequate and prompt reparation remains in limbo. This is obviously in stark violation of article 8 of the human rights declaration that we celebrate today. 25 years after the annihilation of Rwanda’s […]
The German government yesterday returned human remains of the Herero and Nama genocide victims from present-day Namibia. The remains had been stored in German’s hospitals, museums, and universities for decades for scientific experiments to prove the racial superiority of white Europeans.
As I read about this moving development, I realized that one key factor is strikingly at the core of all major genocides of the 20th century…
On March 25, 1998, President Bill Clinton expressed regret for failing to halt genocide in Rwanda, saying that he didn’t “fully appreciate the depth and the speed with which [Rwandans] were being engulfed by this unimaginable terror.” But U.S. officials in Rwanda had been warned more than a […]
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 […]
According to the Rwandan daily newspaper IzubaRirashe.MukamuraraSpeciose, a 52-year-old genocide survivor, was found dead on February 3, 2014, in her house located in the Rulindo district in the northern province of Rwanda. Jurithe Mujijima is the Executive Secretary of the sector of Cyinzuzi where she lived. He said Mukamunana […]
Top officials of the Fund for the Support of Genocide Survivors (FARG) were on Thursday tasked by lawmakers to explain errors that were noticed in coordination and implementation of their directives that cost taxpayers millions of francs. Appearing before the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC), FARG officials were […]
The survivors of 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda descended upon The Hayden Creek Inn in Cooperstown, NY on September 5-7. It was a typical September weekend in Cooperstown, the weather was becoming cool and the landscape was rustic and calm. The story, however, was anything but […]