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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...

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...

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...

Victoire Ingabire, if you love the Rwandan people, also love their collective Identity

I disagree with whoever wants to tell me how I should live and the way I should think. I do not agree with the imbroglio-politicians whose views are full of bitterness and complicated disagreements whose impacts destroy psychologically a small ambitious citizen who is working to make a positive change in her/his family. Those are some views of citizens who...

Genocide: Rwandans struggle with trauma twenty five years on

Twenty five years since the 1994 genocide against Tutsis, Rwandan citizens continue to struggle with trauma with the latest report by the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide showing that the issue is not exclusive to survivors alone. The Executive Secretary of CNLG, Jean-Damascene Bizimana, told The New Times in an exclusive interview...

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...

Minister Sezibera Underscores Africa’s history of mercenaries

Rwanda's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Richard Sezibera has underscored Africa’s history of mercenaries, saying they have “presented a grave threat to the independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity of Member States”. Dr. Sezibera was speaking on behalf of President Paul Kagame at the UN Security Council High-Level Presidential Debate...

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...

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...

Aegis Trust short course on “Genocide and Mass Atrocities” Kicks Off

From this Monday 16th July 2018 to 20th July, The AEGIS Trust is holding a short course on “Genocide and Mass Atrocities: Actors, Causes and Responses”. The five-day course will feature: (1) lectures to be delivered by Rwandan and non-Rwandan academics and practitioners; (2) facilitated experience-sharing and, (3) field visits. The class is being attended by academics, teachers, trainers, policymakers and...

U.S. Embassy Provides Additional USD $100,000 grant for Cultural Preservation to CNLG

KIGALI, Rwanda, 2nd November 2018-/ African Media Agency/-The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the award of an additional USD $100,000 grant (approximately 88. million RWF) from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation to the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG). This grant, which is the second phase of a partnership started in 2015, will be used...

Central African Republic, 14 armed groups reach peace deal

A peace deal has been reached between the Central African Republic government and 14 armed groups after their first-ever direct dialogue aimed at ending years of conflict, the United Nations and African Union announced on Saturday. Details of the deal were not immediately available. Talks began Jan. 24 in Sudan's capital, Khartoum. "I am...

High-level ministerial meeting on refugees in the Great Lakes Region

As of October 2018, over 11 million people are uprooted in the Great Lakes region due to armed conflicts and insecurity. This number is composed of 7.2 million internally displaced persons and 4.4 million refugees and asylum seekers originating from Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and South Sudan.

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...

Rwanda Ministry of Infrastructure Unveils Clean Water facility to Nyamata residents

As part of the 24th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, the State Minister for Water and Energy in the Ministry of Infrastructure, Germaine Kamayirese unveils, on Friday, 25th May 2018, clean water facility to residents of Rutobotobo village in Nyamata Sector of Bugesera District, in the Eastern province of Rwanda. 20 families, Genocide Survivors are living in Rutobotobo...

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...

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...

RDF rotates its peacekeepers in Darfur

Rwanda Defence Force continues rotation of 53 Infantry Battalion (Rwanbatt51) with 7 Infantry Battalion (Rwanbatt53) deployed in the African Union-United Nation Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The first batch of 133 officers and men of Rwandan Battalion 53 (RwanBatt53) were airlifted on 15 January 2019 aboard RwandAir from Kigali to El...

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