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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Byinshi Utamenye ku Bumwe n’Ubwiyunge bw’Abanyarwanda

Nitwa Dusabemungu Ange de la Victoire. Nize Itangazamakuru n’Itumanaho muri Kaminuza y’U Rwanda. Kuva ndi muri Kaminuza kugeza Ubu nkunda gusoma cyane ariko nkunda no gutekereza cyane nkandika. Mu myaka maze nandika mu Itangazamakuru nkunda kwandika ku nkuru zivuga u Rwanda cyane haba ku rwego rw’Igihugu cyangwa Mpuzamahanga kuko numva bimfasha. Ikinzinduye si Ukuvuga ko nzi kwandika cyangwa iki, ahubwo nifuje kugusangiza...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Provisional Statistics Show 9706 Tutsi families extinguished in 19 Districts

The provisional results of the Study conducted by the Genocide survivors in 19 Districts of Rwanda shows that 9706 Tutsi families of 42 647 persons extinguished during the 1994 genocide Against Tutsi where all members of these families, children and parents were all exterminated, RNA reports. The study cites cases as in the Rukumberi Sector of Ngoma District (East) where...

Rwanda Peacekeepers celebrate 70th Anniversary of UN Peacekeeping

Rwandan peacekeepers joined their colleagues in respective missions and the World in general to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of UN peacekeepers under the theme “70 Years of service and sacrifice”. “As we recognize a legacy of service and sacrifice around the world, I am also committed to taking action for peacekeeping — action to make our operations safer and more...

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...

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...

#Kwibuka24: I was 6, Twenty-four years later I remember!

Twenty-four years later, we remember what we know, what we have lived through and yet the consequence that we are experiencing today. It is our duty to remember and not to forget to avoid recurrence of the Tragedy in our very Own Rwanda and Elsewhere in the World. We remember the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

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