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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: Denial of the Genocide against the Hutus
A Rwandan woman on her knees carrying her baby on the back on the road to Goma, Zaïre, in 1994. Numerous Rwandans had fled the gruesome progress of the RPF from the other side of the boarder heading to what was once called Zaïre.
Contribution Externe, October 1, 2020

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: “We want to know the fate of our disappeared loved ones” – Claudine Mukashema
Ruhumuza Mbonyumutwa, August 30, 2020

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, […]

Rwanda: “Have we really embraced the path of Never Again”?
Ruhumuza Mbonyumutwa, April 8, 2020

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 […]

The Kizito Affair: A hunting tale as told by the hunted
Jambonews, March 29, 2020

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 […]

Aimable Karasira: a prophet in Rwanda
Ruhumuza Mbonyumutwa, November 24, 2019

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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