The Republic of Rwanda was proclaimed on 28 January 1961. The republic was then confirmed later that year by a referendum on the 25th of September. During the 60 years of the republican regime, Rwanda has yet to fully enjoy true political life. Except for very brief and rare periods, this time is best characterized by […]
Carine Kanimba: “In the name of my father, Paul Rusesabagina” – hero of the movie Hotel Rwanda
This Thursday 31 December 2020 marks 4 months to the day since Carine Kanimba, Paul Rusesabagina’s youngest daughter learned of her father’s detention in Rwanda “I was sleeping in Washington at my sister’s side and around 3-4am we were woken up during the night by various phone calls. We were sent photos of my father […]
Is the RPF Getting Back Into Politics?
Rwanda: Denial of the Genocide against the Hutus
Guest Contribution by Rudatinya Mbonyumutwa. All genocides are faced with their negation. The genocide perpetrated against the Hutus of Rwanda by the RPF (Rwandan Patriotic Front) of Paul Kagame, over more than a decade, since early 1991 is no exception to the rule. Yet denying a proven crime is not only an act of solidarity […]
Mrs Victoire Ingabire a victim of bravery and resilience in Rwanda
On Saturday 13 June, the Rwanda investigation Bureau (RIB) carried out a search at the home of Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, a political opponent of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), Rwanda’s ruling party. The aim of the search was to find evidence that Mrs Ingabire has links to armed groups. RIB’s spokesperson said the search was […]
The Kizito Affair: A hunting tale as told by the hunted
Originally published in French by Clarisse A. Mukundente et Philibert Muzima On March 10, 2020, the NGO Global Campaign for Rwandans Human Rights published the first of a series of three documentaries entitled “Kizito Mihigo’s journey of the cross: from the explanation of death to death itself”, translated from the original titled in Kinyarwanda: “Inzira y’umusaraba […]
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 […]
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: 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 […]