Tag: Tutsi

‘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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Impano Idasanzwe

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  ibihe bigoye cyane hashize ibyumweru bike jenoside

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GAKENKE: Imitungo y’imiryango yazimye yigaruriwe na bamwe mu babishe

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 igacungwa n’imiryango iharanira inyungu z’abarokotse. Umwe yagize

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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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Here Is Why Genocide Survivors Are Not Compensated, 25 Years On

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 is divisive,  logistically impossible, the Government and

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How well has Rwanda healed 25 years after the genocide?

“No other country today has so many perpetrators of mass atrocities living in such proximity to their victims’ families”. Read the entire article as it appeared in the Ecomimist today, to understand the twists and turns of Rwanda’s post-genocide dilemma and the unique ordeal genocide survivors have to face on daily basis.

A well-known #Genocide Survivor Gets Married

One of the most inspiring survivors of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi, Reverien Rurangwa, got married yesterday in a colorful ceremony in Kigali. Rurangwa rose above incredible adversities to live almost a normal but at times astonishing, life. Every single inch of Rurangwa’s body bears witness to unspeakable atrocities Tutsis endured at the hands

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Our most-read stories of 2018

2019 is just around the corner. The number of our readers continues to expand and our commitment to challenge injustice and indifference grows even stronger. I believe that each and every aspect of Genocide survivors’ life is a story worth telling—their opinions, their fears, and their hopes. As I look back on our most-read pieces

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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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‘The Barefoot Woman’ Keeps a Mother’s Memory Alive

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.

Igice cya 1: Ibintu bikwiye Kurangirana no Kwibuka25

Mu myaka 25 ishize, imihango yo kwibuka abazize jenoside yakorewe abatutsi yagiye ihindura isura uko umwaka ushize undi ugataha. Abacitse ku icumu n’imiryango irengera inyungu zabo ni na ko bagiye basa n’abahezwa kurushaho, mu gufata ibyemezo birebana no kwibuka n’imicungire y’ingaruka za jenoside muri rusange.  Mu gihe dusatira Kwibuka25, ibintu bikurikira bikwiye kurangirana n’imyaka 25

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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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Kizito Mihigo: Aho Kuguhomba Yaguhombya

Aho kuguhomba yaguhombya! Ngiryo izina Kizito Mihigo yahisemo kwita indirimbo ye nshya yasohoye none, nyuma y’imyaka hafi 5 amaze  muri gereza. Naherukaga kwandika kuri Kizito Mihigo ubwo  namaganaga ikinamico Leta yateguye kuva ashimutswe mu kwezi kwa kane 2015, agatambagizwa imbere y’itangazamakuru asa n’uhatwa kwemera ibyaha,  kugeza akatiwe imyaka imyaka 10 y’igifungo. Nakoze umwuga wo kuburanira

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Corey Harbaugh: Somos Hermanos, We Are Brothers!

Watch Corey Harbaugh, a Michigan-based genocide educator, speaking at our annual genocide commemoration event,  in remembrance of over 1 million lives lost during the 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi.  If you would like to learn about one of the darkest chapter in human history through stories, poetry, and getting insight as to who we are

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Ubwiyunge mu Mboni y’Uwarokotse Jenoside

Guest post by Jean de Dieu Musabyimana:
Mugihe abacitse kw’icumu tukirwana n’ibikomere ryadusigiye, ubwiyunge n’intero iterwa buri gihe ngo tuyikirize. Harya ubundi uwacitse ku icumu yiyunga nande? Ahatari ubutabera n’imbabazi,  nta bwiyunge buhaba! Ibi byombi se byagezweho? Dore uko mbibona…

They Remember. Do you?

Ten years ago, the book “The Men Who Killed Me” was published.  It gave 17 of the survivors a stage upon which they could share their photos, harrowing experiences, and narrative with the world, to bear witness to the crimes committed against hundreds of thousands of others. Four out of the 17 have sadly deceased already due to…

World without Genocide: Not a dream…

A must watch video. The United Nations released a profound video featuring Jacqueline Murekatete, sharing  the first survivor testimony at the UN- organised commemoration of the genocide against the Tutsi. The only survivor in a family of nine, Murekatete bravely shared her story at the first annual commemoration of the International day of reflection on

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