Opinion article submitted for publication On August 10th and 11th, 2022, the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Kigali for a two-day visit. As per the usual protocol reserved for VIPs, the Rwandan Government took him to the Genocide Memorial in Kigali and invited him to leave a message in the book […]
US Secretary of State referring to “genocidal violence” and “reconciliation” in Rwanda; a new hope for Hutu survivors?
Why did the Government of Rwanda fail to impose its narrative in the case of Paul Rusesabagina?
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will be in Rwanda on August 10-11 to discuss, among other things, the “wrongful detention of U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident Paul Rusesabagina”. A clear and firm statement from the Government of the United States, poles apart from the narrative of the Government of Rwanda, who has been portraying Paul […]
Decision on the dissolution of IBUKA Belgium postponed
This Thursday, December 9, 2021, the non-profit organization IBUKA Belgium, appeared before the Brussels Commercial Court, in the context of a dissolution proceeding initiated for non-filing of annual accounts. After the debates, the hearing was again postponed to February 17, 2022, and the fate of the association was put in the hands of its members. […]
Rwanda: J.D. BIZIMANA the extremist, sworn in as Minister of Unity; what to expect?
On July 14, 2021, the Government of Rwanda announced the creation of a new ministry to deal with matters previously entrusted to national commissions. It was about taking over the missions from famous National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNGL in French), as well as from the more discreet National Unity and Reconciliation Commission […]
Who from Macron or Kagame got the best deal?
Three things to learn from the Macron / Kagame “arrangement”… 1° Genocide and/or complicity of genocide charges can be negotiated… The first thing to learn from the reconciliation between Emmanuel Macron and Paul Kagame is that genocide charges can be negotiated… For 27 years, the RPF and its relays have told anyone who will listen, […]
“ISO NI NDE”? – the concern of a whole generation?
On April 8th, 2021, as Rwanda just entered the Commemoration Week, a certain Lonzen RUGIRA released a paper called “ISO NI NDE? The relentlessness of genocide deniers” in what seems to be a rebuttal to JAMBO asbl members, which he considers as “the resurgence of denial of the genocide against the Tutsi”. First and foremost, […]
Talking about the crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) is not denying any genocide!
Footage from the conference of March 9, 2020 at the French Senate floor, now published in full. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtVvQzhj2BI&list=PLAYdWiNiUsqdOpumOpzGayvoKCJUTLJIX The conference “Africa of the Great Lakes, 60 years of tragic instability” aimed to look back at the conflicts that has devastated the region from the early sixties to the present day. In view of the foreseen […]
Genocide against Hutu in Rwanda and the DRC: the end of omerta?
Referring back to the open letter of the 60 “scientists” who had protested against the conferences of Judi REVER in Belgium On Tuesday October 8th, an open letter signed by sixty “academics, scientists, researchers, journalists and historians” was published in the two largest French-speaking Belgian dailies, with the aim of canceling Judi REVER’s lectures and […]
Honouring all assassinated political figures: A step towards achieving a solid reconciliation in Rwanda
A recent contribution to the understanding of the crimes committed against the people of Rwanda in 1990’s, by Rudatinya Mbonyumutwa, a practicing lawyer specializing in criminal law, cites political assassination crimes among others. Rudatinya explains that perpetrators of political assassinations did not target the victims due to their ethnicity but rather on the basis of […]