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Rwandan Community in Costa Rica Hold Kwibuka24

Rwandan Community in Costa Rica Hold Kwibuka24

Seeing big Rwanda diaspora communities hold Kwibuka24, one may think that some Rwandans did not have that opportunity to be part of the commemoration because they are a small Rwandan community. However, some countries with no foreign missions were not left out, and this is the case of Costa Rica…

Senior Police Officer Narrates the Suffering of Tutsi in New Book

Senior Police Officer Narrates the Suffering of Tutsi in New Book

Erratum: The previous version of the story has been modified to reflect the following changes. – In the original story, we wrote that the author was born in Ndiza, in current Muhanga district, but his real birthplace is Nyakizu in Nyaruguru district. – CP Dr Nyamwasa’s article that…

How Kwibuka24 Brought the World to Rwanda

How Kwibuka24 Brought the World to Rwanda

From Middle East in Israel where ethnic cleansing took place 85 years ago to the countries from Africa, Caraib and Pacific-ACP bloc, and from the Far East, in India to Northern America and the West, the Rwandan community introduced the world to commemoration of Genocide against Tutsi, one of…

Rwanda’s Aegis Trust Gets Global Award for Fight against Genocide

Rwanda’s Aegis Trust Gets Global Award for Fight against Genocide

Aegis Trust, a British NGO which manages the Kigali Genocide Memorial and other campaigns to prevent Genocide worldwide will today receive the Raphael Lemkin International Award – second edition. Since 2013 when it was launched, the Raphael Lemkin International Award, is conferred on people, international organizations and NGOs for outstanding contributions…

Kwibuka 24: Commemoration Week Ends, But Memories are Still Fresh

Kwibuka 24: Commemoration Week Ends, But Memories are Still Fresh

The Kwibuka 24 – Commemoration Week where Rwanda remembers victims of Genocide against Tutsi has concluded today, April 13, 2018. This afternoon, the Rwanda flag was raised back to full mast, but remembering the lost ones will continue for the next one hundred days. It has been an uneasy week…

Woman Gang Raped During Genocide Exposes Perpetrators 24 Years Later

Woman Gang Raped During Genocide Exposes Perpetrators 24 Years Later

Vestine Mukanyana giving testimony of how she was gang raped in Kamonyi district, formely Gitarama prefecture During the entire 100 days period of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, Vestine Mukanyana, then 19 years old, was gang raped by two men who had discovered her from dead bodies. One of the…

RPF Did Not Look at Our IDs to Rescue Us – Genocide Survivor

RPF Did Not Look at Our IDs to Rescue Us – Genocide Survivor

The Rwandan community in the United Kingdom, friends of Rwanda and the diplomatic community have come together to commemorate the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. The event that helped people gathered to remember who are not familiar with Rwanda to understand the context of the tragedy brought together 300 people in…

CAF President Ahmad Joins Rwandans in Genocide Commemoration

CAF President Ahmad Joins Rwandans in Genocide Commemoration

Ahmad Ahmad, the CAF President The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Mr. Ahmad has sent a solidarity message in tribute to the victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. According to Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA), the CAF President Ahmad expressed his and continental football confederation’s…

Hailing From a Notorious Interahamwe Family, Kayiranga Rescued 3 Tutsi Children

Hailing From a Notorious Interahamwe Family, Kayiranga Rescued 3 Tutsi Children

Isidore Kayiranga, a protector of covenant’umurinzi w’igihango’ almost risked his life while trying to rescue the Tutsi. In the middle of Interahamwe who included his brothers, he managed to rescue three tutsi though he wished to rescue as many as possible Isidore Kayiranga, was 28…

DNA Analysis Could be Used to Identify Genocide Victims

DNA Analysis Could be Used to Identify Genocide Victims

Ibuka, the umbrella of Genocide survivors’ association has proposed use of the DNA forensic analysis to identify exhumed bodies of victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Every other year, new remains of victims of genocide against Tutsi are discovered, and in most cases without the contribution of genocide…