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?

Rwandan singer’s death in custody prompts calls for inquiry

Channel 4 News has revealed secret audio recordings by #Rwanda’s best-known gospel singer #KizitoMihigo who died in recent days, allegedly in prison. Click to watch the video below

Genocide Survivors Speak Out Over The Suspected Assassination Of Kizito Mihigo

A group of nearly 40 genocide survivors and their friends petitioned the Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, today, adding their voice to the call for a joint-international inquiry into the suspected assassination of their fellow genocide survivor, Gospel Singer and Peace activist Kizito Mihigo. For media inquiries please contact Dr. Philippe Basabose, at bafilipo@gmail.com  February 21, … Continue reading Genocide Survivors Speak Out Over The Suspected Assassination Of Kizito Mihigo

Op-Ed: Germany paid Holocaust reparations. Will the U.S. do the same for slavery?

Los Angeles Times: Born as a white girl in the segregated South, I’ve spent most of my adulthood as a Jewish woman in Berlin. This double perspective has fueled my resolve to explore America’s fraught relationship with its history. It is easy to point to the differences between the Holocaust and the enslavement and abuse … Continue reading Op-Ed: Germany paid Holocaust reparations. Will the U.S. do the same for slavery?

Rwandan Government Behind The Killings Of Dozens Of Genocide Survivors, Diane Rwigara

Diane Rwigara, a prominent Rwandan Critic and 2017 Presidential hopeful, accuses the Rwandan government’s security forces to murder many dozens of genocide survivors including Jean-Paul Mwiseneza who was brutally killed last month. The government has not commented on these allegations yet. In an open letter addressed to President Paul Kagame today, Ms. Rwigara, a genocide … Continue reading Rwandan Government Behind The Killings Of Dozens Of Genocide Survivors, Diane Rwigara

EARLY RELEASE OF ICTR CONVICTS: THE PRACTICE BEYOND THE OUTRAGE

For years, hardly anyone paid much attention to issues of incarceration, rehabilitation, release and reintegration of convicted génocidaires by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Until a year ago when the government of Rwanda, alongside former ICTR officials, academics and NGOs, expressed outrage at the idea of the early release of genocide convicts. And now the … Continue reading EARLY RELEASE OF ICTR CONVICTS: THE PRACTICE BEYOND THE OUTRAGE

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

A Baby Step In The Right Direction:  US Senate’s Resolution Observing the 25th Anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda

The Democratic Senator of New Jersey, Bob Menendez, today introduced a Resolution marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, which cost the lives of over one million people. “This April we join with the people of Rwanda and the global community to solemnly commemorate the 25th Anniversary of this terrible moment in history,” said … Continue reading A Baby Step In The Right Direction:  US Senate’s Resolution Observing the 25th Anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda

Reparation for Genocide Survivors is a Human Right

  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 Tutsi in 1994 genocide and 70 years … Continue reading Reparation for Genocide Survivors is a Human Right

Holocaust: Dutch rail firm NS to pay families compensation

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...

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...

Archives Reveal: PR Motive Guided Israel in Aiding Rwanda Genocide Victims

Newly published letters show that the desire to 'score a PR victory' – not empathy – was key in decision to offer help to victims of Genocide in 1994. Read more to discover the revealed shameful discussions that were going on in Israel while survivors were still bleeding. The story of Israel arming the ‘‘Genocidaires’’ in 1994 is another disturbing issue that I will discuss in the upcoming posts. Albert

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 … Continue reading Inzira iracyari ndende ngo abarokotse Jenoside bishyurwe imitungo yasahuwe

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 … Continue reading MINIJUST n’uturere ntibumvikana ku manza za Gacaca z’imitungo

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 … Continue reading The Government & ICTR speak out on reparation for survivors

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 … Continue reading ICTR holds final hearings

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 … Continue reading Defence asks ICTR to acquit Nyiramasuhuko who was sentenced to life

Exclusive: United States’ secrets about Rwanda genocide revealed

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 year before the 1994 slaughter began that … Continue reading Exclusive: United States’ secrets about Rwanda genocide revealed

Ibintu 6 bidasanzwe byagaragaye mu gutangiza kwibuka21

Uyu munsi itariki 7 Mata 2015, u Rwanda n’amahanga bibutse jenoside yakorewe abatutsi ku nshuro ya  21.  Ubutumwa bwatanzwe bwiganje ku zihe ngingo? Ni ibiki bidasanzwe mu mitegurire byagaragaye ugereranyije no kwibuka ku nshuro ya 20 n'izindi nshuro zabanje? 1.Nta mihango rusange yatumiwemo abaturage basanzwe yateguwe ku rwego rw’igihugu. Byari bimenyerewe ko imihango yo gutangiza … Continue reading Ibintu 6 bidasanzwe byagaragaye mu gutangiza kwibuka21

Obama speaks on 21st anniversary of the Genocide

Today the white House issued a press release in remembrance of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The statement posted on the official web site of the white house reads: Twenty-one years ago today, a genocide began that would claim the lives of more than 800,000 Rwandan men, women, and children and mark … Continue reading Obama speaks on 21st anniversary of the Genocide