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 […]
The attack on President Habyarimana’s aircraft: 25 questions pointing towards Paul Kagame as guilty
“If it turns out that the RPF committed the attack, the history of the genocide must be rewritten (…), it will cast the RPF under a completely different light, because so far the RPF has been considered in the West both as the victims and saviours who stopped the genocide” This sentence, uttered by Carla […]
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, […]
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 […]
Talking about the crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) is not denying any genocide!
Footage from the conference of March 9, 2020 at the French Senate floor, now published in full. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtVvQzhj2BI&list=PLAYdWiNiUsqdOpumOpzGayvoKCJUTLJIX The conference “Africa of the Great Lakes, 60 years of tragic instability” aimed to look back at the conflicts that has devastated the region from the early sixties to the present day. In view of the foreseen […]
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 : Trial of Journalist Phocas Ndayizera
On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, the trial of journalist Phocas Ndayizera and his 12 co-accused began. The trial that should have started on September 18 was already postponed twice. At the beginning of the hearing, when the judge asked the accused if they acknowledged the facts alleged against them, they pleaded not guilty, thus retracting […]
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 […]
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 : 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 […]