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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Rwandanlivesmatter.site: Cry for justice
On the 28thof June 2019, a new Rwandan website was launched. “Rwandanlivesmatter, cry for justice” is an initiative led by the new generation of Rwandans, the generation that was under 15 years old in 1994, tired and saddened by seeing Rwandans’ lives being wiped out in the open and the general response being indifference. For […]
Rwanda: Gilbert Nshimiyimana “my testimony, my truth, my pain”
Gilbert Nshimiyimana was born in 1985 in Rwanda. From April 6, 1994, fightings between the Rwandan Armed Forces (RAF) and the Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA) took place in the Remera district where he resided. He fled with his family and went into exile in former Zaire, now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). […]
Rwanda: “I would like my pain to be recognized”
On April 6, 1994, the plane carrying President Habyarimana was shot down over Kigali. On the morning of April 7, 1994, Pauline Kayitesi, who was in Poland, received a call from her father who was particularly worried and anxious. “There is chaos in the country, the President’s plane has just been shut down. It is […]