Should We Thank France For Arresting Kabuga Félicien?

Well, I am not sure. Look,  France's long-time indifference and complicity with the genocidaires are too large that they overshadow a late gesture like arresting the 84-year old Kabuga. It is a shame to the French intelligence and all the justice institutions that the world's most wanted genocide fugitive like Kabuga has been living comfortably … Continue reading Should We Thank France For Arresting Kabuga Félicien?

Où Vas-Tu, Rwanda?

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 […]

BBC: Bamwe mu bacitse ku icumu rya jenoside bandikiye Perezida Kagame

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 bandika iryo kete Prudent Nsengiyumva avugana na Philippe Basabose umwe muri abo 28. Ni umwarimu muri kaminuza ya Memorial muri Canada.  Kanda hano … Continue reading BBC: Bamwe mu bacitse ku icumu rya jenoside bandikiye Perezida Kagame

Dore Impamvu Urupfu Rwose Rugomba Gukurikirwa n’Iperereza

A Guest post by  Author, Happy A. Umwagarwa. Hashize iminsi, amezi cyangwa imyaka, dusoma inkuru z’Abanyarwanda bapfuye ku buryo butari ubw’ikirago. Ndavuga abasangwa mu nzu zabo cyangwa mu magereza biyahuye, abagongwa n’imodoka, abasangwa mu ishyamba cyangwa mu mayira bigaragara ko bishwe n’abantu batazwi, ndetse n’abo twumva bishwe n’inzego z’umutekano kubera impamvu zitandukanye zirimo kuba bari … Continue reading Dore Impamvu Urupfu Rwose Rugomba Gukurikirwa n’Iperereza

Intwari Ntamenye Izina

  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 imizi mu ishavu, umwihariko inkuru z'abarokotse irimburabatutsi zihuriyeho. Yambwiye ati: "Icyakonze ku mutima ni ubutwari bw'iz'amarere by'umwihariko intwari yambohoye, umusirikare w’ inkotanyi ntamenye … Continue reading Intwari Ntamenye Izina

The Recent Murder Of A Rwandan Genocide Survivor Reveals Little-Known Challenges That Survivors Face In Rwanda.

A Rwandan man survived the genocide against the Tutsi only to be murdered in cold blood 25 years later. Neighbors who spoke at the funeral three weeks ago had no slight doubt of who might be responsible for the murder and why. ‘’These are not just thugs as some local government officials suggested. Jean-Paul Mwiseneza … Continue reading The Recent Murder Of A Rwandan Genocide Survivor Reveals Little-Known Challenges That Survivors Face In Rwanda.

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 … Continue reading Impano Idasanzwe

Why the ordinary Hutu Killers Were Not Just Following Orders Blindly

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.

25 Years Later, A Past That Is Ever-Present

At first, many things did not make sense in my 10-year-old mind. I could not understand why we,  the Tutsi, were hiding,  being murdered in cold blood and our houses being burnt down while our Hutu neighbors were just living a normal life. Going to the market, bars, even celebrating weddings. But I quickly understood one thing: that being a Tutsi, or at least being identified as such, was a terrible crime punishable by horrific death. I also realized that my parents and grandparents were guilty of this crime too – the crime of having been born. A crime against the very who we were-Genocide.

Ni iki cyihishe inyuma y’amagambo yavuzwe na Musenyeri Rucyahana?

Abarokotse jenoside bakomeje kwamagana ibyatangajwe na Musenyeri John Rucyahana ari nako benshi bibaza ikibyihishe inyuma. Mu nyandiko yasohotse mu kinyamakuru Igihe.com mu mpera z’icyumweru gishize Rucyahana yavuze ko “bitumvikana uburyo uwahigwaga ariwe ugaruka akavuga uko jenoside yakozwe kandi yari mu bwihisho’’. Rucyahana yongeyeho ko ibyo bigomba guhinduka, abakoze jenoside nabo bakajya batanga ubuhamya mu gihe … Continue reading Ni iki cyihishe inyuma y’amagambo yavuzwe na Musenyeri Rucyahana?

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 … Continue reading Our most-read stories of 2018

Igice cya 2: Ibintu Bikwiye Kurangirana no Kwibuka 25

Mu nyandiko y’ubushize nanditse ko kugira abarokotse nk’indorerezi mu mihango yo kwibuka ababo ari umuco ucuramye ukwiye kurangirana no Kwibuka 25. Uyu munsi ndavuga ku bindi bintu 2 bikwiye kujyana no kwibuka 25. Gutegeka abacitse ku icumu ibyo bavuga n’ibyo batavuga mu buhamya Kuvuga ubugome abahutu badukoreye n’agahinda kadashira jenoside yadusigiye, bisigaye bisa n’imbyino yavuye … Continue reading Igice cya 2: Ibintu Bikwiye Kurangirana no Kwibuka 25

Igice cya 1: Ibintu bikwiye Kurangirana no Kwibuka25

Kinazi Memorial, Southern Province, is home to around 60,000 victims. Bodies were thrown in a mass grave in a place called Rutabo nearby.  Photo: Pitt Rivers Museum 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 … Continue reading Igice cya 1: Ibintu bikwiye Kurangirana no Kwibuka25

Can Genocide Survivors Forgive the Perpetrators?

Reconciliation and forgiveness became a trending experiment used by the Government of Rwanda and some money-hungry NGOs since the end of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi. Soon, the neediest of the survivors became the mouses in the laboratory of forgiveness and reconciliation processes. Today, no single month goes by without seeing the survivors being … Continue reading Can Genocide Survivors Forgive the Perpetrators?

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...

The Plight of my People

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...

Top 5 Rwanda Genocide Survivors on the move in 2018

Frederick Nietzsche is not usually my favorite philosopher, but he was right when he said ‘’ What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger’’. These survivors are different in many ways but they all share two things in common: They miraculously defied death by Hutu’s machete in 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. They not only survived … Continue reading Top 5 Rwanda Genocide Survivors on the move in 2018

#KofiAnnan ’s Unaccountable Legacy #genocide #Rwanda

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.
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The Dark legacy of #KofiAnnan

When I woke up late this morning, the news stories about the death of former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, greeted me. I had to bite my tongue, however, to honestly mourn this man, who, once assumed an office with the power to make decisions of life and death over many lives including my own … Continue reading The Dark legacy of #KofiAnnan