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 […]
Brussels, Paris, Geneva, The Hague, Lyon: Rwandans are fed up
Tuesday February 16, 2021, at 1 p.m. Hundreds of Rwandans spontaneously demonstrated in several European cities to demand the release of Yvonne Idamange. They also demanded the end of the violation of fundamental rights of Rwandan citizens, whether living in the country or in exile. Demonstrations have taken place simultaneously in Brussels, Paris, The Hague, […]
Carine Kanimba: “In the name of my father, Paul Rusesabagina” – hero of the movie Hotel Rwanda
Is the RPF Getting Back Into Politics?
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 […]
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 […]
Rwanda: “We want to know the fate of our disappeared loved ones” – Claudine Mukashema
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: Prison, torture, and forced disappearance: Venant Abayisenga is or would have been 31 years old today.
Born on 10 July 1989 in Rwanda, Venant Abayisenga is or would have been 31 years old on this 10 July 2020. He was barely a year old when war broke out in Rwanda on 1 October 1990, and he was a child throughout the years when the country was on turmoil. In 1995, at […]
Rwanda: “Have we really embraced the path of Never Again”?
On April 6, 1994 at around 8:30 p.m., while it was descending on Kigali, the plane carrying Presidents Habyarimana and Ntaryamira was shot down over Kigali. The next day, as the RPF launched a general offensive on Rwanda, the genocide against the Tutsis began in areas controlled by the then government. On April 7 1994, […]
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 […]