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Rwanda : Samvura family, “25 years later, our wounds are still open”

25 years ago, the Samvura family lost 18 people, killed by soldiers of the Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA). Théodore Mpatswenumugabo, the son of patriarch Samvura, tells us about the massacre that killed his family members. He also wishes to extend his testimony tribute to the other family members who died, direct or indirect victims of […]

Rwanda : Samvura family, “25 years later, our wounds are still open”
Constance Mutimukeye, October 1, 2019

Rwanda : My youth in the 1930 Prison from 1995 to 2005

Imagine that you are 18 years old, with your life ahead of you and your head full of dreams. Like the majority of Rwandans, you are in the aftermath of the genocide perpetrated against the Tutsis in 1994. You were almost killed during the genocide and now you are trying to rebuild your life. You […]

Rwanda : My youth in the 1930 Prison from 1995 to 2005
Constance Mutimukeye, August 24, 2019

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: Gilbert Nshimiyimana “my testimony, my truth, my pain”
Constance Mutimukeye, May 10, 2019

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 […]

Rwanda: “I would like my pain to be recognized”
Ruhumuza Mbonyumutwa, April 16, 2019

Rwanda: “which lesson have we learned?”

On this Saturday the 21st of April 2018, Jambonews met with Didier Niyibizi, 36, survivor of the atrocities committed against the Hutu in April 1994 by the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). Didier is the oldest of a family of 5 children. Currently he lives with his wife and three children in Brussels. Didier recalls his childhood in […]

Rwanda: “which lesson have we learned?”
Ruhumuza Mbonyumutwa, May 2, 2018

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