Rwanda: Abaryankuna, the resistance in action
Abaryankuna, the Rwandan Alliance for the National Pact, is a group of Rwandans, most of whom are young, who share the common goal of eradicating deep-rooted resentments among Rwandans by using the “Ryankuna” method. Ryankuna is a man who lived in Rwanda in the 15th century. Refusing to see Rwanda torn apart by and 11- year old […]
Rwanda : Trial of Journalist Phocas Ndayizera
On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, the trial of journalist Phocas Ndayizera and his 12 co-accused began. The trial that should have started on September 18 was already postponed twice. At the beginning of the hearing, when the judge asked the accused if they acknowledged the facts alleged against them, they pleaded not guilty, thus retracting […]
Aimable Karasira: a prophet in Rwanda
Since the beginning of the summer 2019, one name has particularly ignited discussions among Rwandans in and outside the country: Aimable Karasira, a professor of information technology at the University of Rwanda. The forty-year-old lecturer became mostly famous on social media networks, especially on YouTube, where his many interviews accumulated several millions views in just […]
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 […]
Tutsi survivors calling out Paul KAGAME.
How is this possible? It all started with an open letter from Diane RWIGARA on July 15 In this letter, the former presidential candidate dares to call out Rwandan President Paul Kagame on extrajudicial killings that are currently raging in Rwanda as well as in the diaspora, and which are increasingly affecting Tutsi survivors of […]
“Genocide as an example” – Interview with Fabrice Epstein, author of the book
Fabrice Epstein is a thirty-year-old lawyer, also known to be an innovator of the law by uberisingpractice of the law. In 2019, he published a book entitled “Un génocide pour exemple”, it is in this context that he accepted to give us an interview. Jambonews: Mr. Epstein, thankyou for this interview, can you please introduce […]
Rwanda: Paul Kagame’s Top 10 chilling speeches
On Saturday, March 9, 2019, during his speech at the annual national leadership retreat in Gabiro, Paul Kagame acknowledged the responsibility of his services in the assassination of Seth Sendashonga. Referring to the information in Gérard Prunier’s book, Kagame justified this murder in these terms: “ ” They are elements of truth in what Prunier wrote, we […]
Rwanda’s debt: What stakeholders should be aware of (Part Two)
As of end of 2017, each household in Rwanda owed close to US$1,700 according to the amount contracted by the government with creditors on international and local markets. This amount is forecasted to increase as Rwanda will inevitably be borrowing throughout the coming years. An estimated US$ 1,250 of Rwanda government debt per household was owed in foreign currency […]
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 […]
Rwanda: What crimes were committed against the Hutus and Tutsis?
The crimes that were committed, mainly in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo from 1 October 1990, against Rwandans, Hutus and Tutsis cannot be summed up in a single word or assigned a specific name without the risk of globalising and falsifying history indefinitely. An all-encompassing term for all these crimes? At present, the […]