Has Rwanda addressed the root causes of a genocide?
This opinion piece was submitted by Teta Sineyase Introduction On the occasion of the 25thcommemoration of the genocide against the Tutsi, many Rwandans as well as citizens of the world in general have once again repeated “never again”. However, one wonders what is being done to prevent and avoid another genocide or another mass atrocity in […]
Rwanda : The link between stigma, hatred and genocide – Part 1
Opinion article submitted by Constance Mutimukeye “A lifetime of writing taught me to be wary of words. Those who appear to be the clearest are often the most treacherous. One of these false friends is precisely “identity”. We all think we know what that word means, and we continue to trust him even when, insidiously, […]
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 […]
Pondering the RPF’s responsibility in the genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda
Every year during the month of April, Rwandans, home or abroad, commemorate the tragic events that took place in their country in April 1994. The horrific killings of that period are regarded as a dark history of Rwanda. Yet, the current ruling party’s official version of the genocide against the Tutsi is completely different from […]
Rwandan Health Sector today – who is accountable for what happens?
Services of the Rwandan public health system remain suboptimal and coercive as patients are held captive in certain centers when they fail to pay their medical bills and civilians are arrested for not paying their health insurance. One does not need to be fully acquainted with the direct responsibilities of the Rwandan minister of health […]
Rwandan refugees in Zambia under attacks by locals
Opinion piece submitted by Lionel Nishimwe Zambia has been and continues to be a haven of peace and a sanctuary for many Rwandan refugees and nationals. Some of us were trained in Zambia and everything we are is a result of the hospitality that was extended to us by the good people of Zambia since […]