On Sunday 30 August 2020, on the occasion of the International Day for the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, Jambonews met with Claudine Mukashema, a Belgian of Rwandan origin who for more than 22 years has been wondering about the fate of her father who disappeared in Rwanda. In a video sent to the editorial staff […]
Rwanda: Where is Innocent Bahati ?
More than fifty days after the disappearance of Rwandan poet Innocent Bahati Moussa, there are grave concerns about his whereabout and his fate. There has not been any sign of life from him since the 7th of February 2021, and his family, friends and the general public continue to wonder what happened that day in Nyanza, in southern […]
Rwanda: “We want to know the fate of our disappeared loved ones” – Claudine Mukashema
Belgium, France, Canada, USA, Australia: new tributes planned for Kizito Mihigo
Nearly two weeks after the announcement of the tragic disappearance of the singer Kizito Mihigo, officially following a “suicide” in which no one believes, emotion and indignation remain strong within the Rwandan, Burundian and Congolese community, but also in the four corners of the world where foreign media continue to devote headlines to the apostle […]
Kizito Mihigo: “Rwanda reconciled by Christ”.
“If I had to choose a name for myself, and that name should signify what I am, or what I would like to be from the bottom of my heart, my name would be “Rwanda reconciled by Christ” Kizito Mihigo, March 2015. It is in 2011 that the man whom France24 calls “the apostle of Rwandan reconciliation” settled in […]
Rwanda: DALFA-Umurinzi, 2020 for a change of mentality
In her end-of-year message to Rwandans, Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, the President of the opposition political party DALFA Umurinzi, urges the Rwandan authorities and population to change their mentality to better embrace participatory democracy. According to her, this is a necessary condition for lifting the country out of poverty and no longer being ranked among the […]
When Contested Narratives of Identity and Victimhood are Victims of Politics
Talking or writing about Rwanda has become very politicized. After two decades, Rwanda and its representatives dictate what should be said, who says it, and more importantly, what is acceptable and unacceptable. This silencing ideology is currently seen in the response to my article entitled Denied Victimhood and Contested Narratives: The Case of Hutu Diaspora. The […]