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EXCLUSIVE: Frank Habineza’s Brutal Journey to 2017 Ballot Paper

EXCLUSIVE: Frank Habineza’s Brutal Journey to 2017 Ballot Paper

The day was October 30, 2009. There was a near stampede when a group of people tried to gather at a pre-arranged location in Kigali. In a split second…

Can Rwanda Police all Troubled Countries?

Can Rwanda Police all Troubled Countries?

Peacekeeping Rules May Have to Change to Avoid What Happened in Rwanda While South Africans were piecing themselves together after stamping out apartheid, up north in 1994, Rwanda was tearing…

Powering Rwanda’s Remotest Areas Back to Life

Powering Rwanda’s Remotest Areas Back to Life

Until 2009, each able home in Mulindi village located in Kirehe district had to pay Rwf 3,000 per month to local businessman David Nduwumwami for electricity. He owned the…

Rwanda’s Greatest Risks

Rwanda’s Greatest Risks

The 15 Risky Projects That Could Have Brought Down Government When the late founding father of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew took over power in 1959, a simple but radical formula…

Meet the People to Whom Vernier Caliper Was Applied

Meet the People to Whom Vernier Caliper Was Applied

It is a Wednesday morning of 1956, Monsignor Eulade Rudahunga then a young priest, had concluded the morning mass in Save parish, the first ever in Rwanda located in Butare…

The Killers Deliberately Spared Sylvestre Rusanganwa to be “Museum Tutsi”

The Killers Deliberately Spared Sylvestre Rusanganwa to be “Museum Tutsi”

His assignment was to graze cows that had been looted. He was also charged with slaughtering them, roast the meat for his bosses who were out at “work” all day…

Tears for the Victims: The World Leaders Who Cried for Genocide Victims

Tears for the Victims: The World Leaders Who Cried for Genocide Victims

Former US President George W. Bush asked the Secret Service to move out. The First Lady of Benin Mrs Claudine Tallon couldn’t hold back her tears. Renowned comedian…

Neither “Tutsi” nor “Hutu”: The Pain of Arabs Before and During Genocide

Neither “Tutsi” nor “Hutu”: The Pain of Arabs Before and During Genocide

Saidi Yahaya 31, is a Rwandan of Arab descent whose parents intermarried with Rwandans and Belgians on both sides of his family tree. At the start of genocide against the…

Here is a Copy of the Notorious Blacklist for Tutsis

Here is a Copy of the Notorious Blacklist for Tutsis

All days were traumatic since the 1960s for the Tutsi in Rwanda but September 21, 1992 brought a new painful development in the long plan to wipe out the ethnic…

A Day at Home with Elderly Genocide Widows

A Day at Home with Elderly Genocide Widows

After losing her entire family in the genocide 23 years ago, Marrianne Mukarusine 79, has found a new family: Thanks to a government housing initiative, she now shares her life…

At 101 Years: Carolina Nyirangegera has Lived the Hate, Killings and Personal Loss

At 101 Years: Carolina Nyirangegera has Lived the Hate, Killings and Personal Loss

On July 26, 1959, 43-year-old Carolina Nyirangegera, a mother of seven, attended Sunday Mass at Kiruhura Parish in Huye District, Rwanda’s southern province. A small part of…

Untold Story of the Mother of Ingabire Victoire and the Spanish Connection

Untold Story of the Mother of Ingabire Victoire and the Spanish Connection

Time check; 7:30 am in Kankuba village, Kankuba cell in Mageragere sector, Nyarugenge district -15kms from the capital Kigali. Despite the rainy Monday morning, people keep flocking the market…