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Report: Rwandan Women appeal against Increasing GBV cases as a result of Impunity

Gender Experts explains that there are four types of Gender Based violence namely, sexual violence, physical Violence, psychological and economic violence. According to Nkundimfura Rosette, the Gender Mainstreaming Officer in the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF) “A number of Rwandans have misunderstood the concept of Gender” while at the same time others are not able to describe which...

Bugesera: Irreversible Pardon to Genocide Perpetrators

The Story is all about Genocide perpetrators and Genocide Survivors who are enjoying the fruits of Unity and reconciliation as a result of an extensive fellowship and effort of the Government of Rwanda and its partners who saw that people should put aside bad history and start writing a new chapter of their lives. The community is located in Bugesera...

Rwanda 2nd Safest Country in Africa

The Gallup Global Law and Order index, the world’s leading survey on social trust and safety, has published its latest report on the state of security and safety around the world. While most of the report’s findings support general beliefs and expectations, the numbers and data highlighted some rather surprising trends, most notably with many countries in the MENA region—viewed...

Fight against terrorism: G5 Sahel thanks Rwanda for Force funding

Issoufou Mahamadou, current Chairman of the G5 Sahel, thanked the Government of Rwanda and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) for their contributions to the G5 Sahel Joint Force (FCG5S) Trust Fund. Issoufou thanked the two donors while he was visiting the G5 Sahel Headquarters this week. In March 2018, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame contributed $1 million to the...

Macron officially invited to Kigali for 25th commemorations of Genocide against Tutsi

According to information reaching Jeunne Afrique, Emmanuel Macron was officially invited to the 25th commemorations of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi on April 7 in Kigali. Paris has not yet communicated its response but this invitation marks a decisive step in the rapprochement between France and Rwanda after the election of Emmanuel Macron.

Were land conflicts among the causes of Genocide against Tutsi?

On the second Day of the Ongoing Short course organized by AEGIS TRUST on “Genocide and Mass atrocities”: causes, actors and responses; the land conflicts problem in pre-Genocide period has been debated to find out whether land issue was or was not among the causes of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. Though this topic was brought on the table of...

A Message of Gen. Kabarebe that still makes sense today

Seven years ago, Former Rwandan Minister of Defense who is the current Advisor of President Kagame on Security matters assured that FDLR rebels can’t resist even an hour on Rwandan territory adding that rebels cannot succeed in capturing Rwanda. The Former Defence Minister General James Kabarebe was giving a detailed explanation of the events that...

Empire Hima-Tutsi, Inyito igamije gukomeza Akaduruvayo mu Karere k’Ibiyaga bigari

Nubwo umutwe w’Iyi nyandiko utari buhite ukwinjiza neza neza mubiwukubiyemo gusa ikigamijwi kuri iyi nyandiko ni ukukwereka ko ibibera muri Aka karere k’ibiyaga bigari bisa n’aho hari abo bitera kunguka mu gihe abandi babihomberamo bityo bigatuma hari abahora bifuza ko aka karere kaguma mu ntambara ndetse bagakoresha nuko bashoboye kugira ngo n’umuturage wo ku rwego rwo hasi...

Ndi Umunyarwanda: ” If you have nothing to contribute, your identity becomes meaningless”

On Friday 26th October 2018, President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame attended Unity Club Dinner where four "Abarinzi b'Igihango" were awarded for their outstanding acts of courage and humanity displayed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. President Kagame began address by thanking “Abarinzi b'Igihango" for their acts of courage during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi The recipients are...

Seven UN Peacekeepers killed in DRC

United Nations Secretary-General António Gutteres condemned the killing of seven peacekeepers on Wednesday serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is also confronting a lethal Ebola outbreak. His spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, said on Thursday that one Tanzanian and six Malawian ‘blue helmets’ were killed during joint operations carried out by the UN stabilization mission and the Government’s forces, known...

UN General Assembly elects Moroccan as judge to int’l court for Rwanda and Yugoslavia

UNITED NATIONS (Rahnuma): The UN General Assembly on Tuesday elected Mustapha El Baaj of Morocco as a judge to the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, which deals with cases left over by the UN tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda. In a vote on Tuesday morning, the...

Genocide Scars: Father Ubald recommends Tête-à-tête conversation as a Cure

When we talk about Father Ubald Rugirangoga, immediately what comes in our minds are the yearly healing prayer and the reconciliation preaching between Genocide perpetrators and the survivors of this inhumane act that caused the death of more than one million Tutsis killed in a hundred days from the month of April in 1994 up to July when soldiers...

How IBYISHIMO’s Journalist plunged into the suspicious trap of spreading Divisionism

It started the days before the Miss Rwanda 2019 final competition which took place on Saturday 26th January 2019. An Evangelist Niyibizi Steven was heard in a video shared through the social media saying that "If Mwiseneza Josiane does not win the Miss Rwanda crown, then the one who will win will be called"...

AUDIO- Day of the Laity Focus on Reconciliation and Environment Protection

The Catholic Church in Rwanda celebrated Laity Day by calling on the Christians to reconcile not only amongst them but also to reunite for the protection and Conservation of the environment including forests and water. The Following audio section is a Kinyarwanda Version containing a message read by a Laic Couple at the Regina Pacis Parish in Kigali City. But everywhere...

French MP born in Kigali will represent Macron at the Commemoration of the Genocide Against the Tutsi

TOPAFRICANEWS has learned that a French Member of Parliament born in Kigali will represent Macron at the Commemoration of the Genocide Against the Tutsi He should be, after Nicolas Sarkozy, the second French president to visit Kigali since the genocide. But Emmanuel Macron invited by Paul Kagame, choses not...

End of the War in South Sudan

South Sudan celebrated a new peace deal on Wednesday as fervent hopes of an end to a conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people were tempered by widespread scepticism that the fragile agreement will hold. The deal, which is meant to end a civil war that began in 2013, commits forces loyal to President Salva Kiir, and the...

Huye: 1,123 out of 6739 genocide convicts want to meet survivors to seek forgiveness

Closing the Unity and Reconciliation Month in Huye District in the Southern Province of Rwanda, Today, 1,123 out of 6739 genocide convicts of Huye Prison have written letters requesting to meet with genocide survivors in order to seek forgiveness. In Rwanda, many Genocide convicts have been showing the willingness to accept their crimes and request pardon to Genocide Survivors. The Government...

Communiqué of the High-Level Consultative Meeting of Heads of State and Government on the situation in DRC

Following consultations between the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) and President of the Republic of Rwanda, H.E. Paul Kagame, and leaders of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), a high-level consultative meeting of Heads of State and Government took place today, 17 January 2019, at the...

Bishop Hakizimana, the Catholic priest behind the survival of 2000 Tutsis at St. Paul

When the 1994 Genocide started, Tutsis who feared being killed, flocked churches and other places of sanctuary but many did not survive. Killers could force their way in and thousands were massacred. Others were fed to the killers by the men of God. However, hundreds of Tutsis who had taken refuge at Saint Paul Church in downtown Kigali found a safe...

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Somalia recalls its Geneva envoy over abstaining from vote

MOGADISHU (Halbeeg News)-Somali ambassador to Switzerland, Faduma Abdullahi Mohamed was Saturday summoned by the country’s Foreign ministry over abstaining from UN Human...