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Rwandan Genocide

"Rwanda wants to live on" - Gabriele Nissim interviews Yolande Mukagasana

The survivor to the Rwandan genocide tells about the building of a peaceful Rwanda 17 years after the worst atrocities. In the writer's opinion the Rwandan Righteous, including those who saved the persecuted and those who witnessed the truth against genocide denial, should be honoured in a Garden in Kigali. Video and Editorial inside.


Dallaire, the unheeded witness - presented by journalist Luciano Scalettari

Dallaire, the Canadian commander of the blue helmets in Rwanda, tried many times to denounce the genocide without succeeding in stopping it.
According to Mr. Scalettari Dallaire is "a valuable witness of what happened in Rwanda and how it was prepared, planned, and scientifically carried out. And a key figure in the denounciation - which he is carrying on - of the events occurred in the course of the genocide and against all genocides".


Peace Nobel Prize to Rwanda Righteous - support the initiative with a signature

The Gardens of the Righteous Committee supports the campaign promoted by the association BeneRwanda to assign the prestigious prize to Zura Karuhimbi, Yolande Mukagasana and Pierantonio Costa, who opposed the genocide in Rwanda in 1994.


Archive of Rwanda genocide set up in Kigali

The archive collects thousands documents, photographs and videos of survivors, witnesses and perpetrators of the massacres. The material was partly published online in the archive Website.


16th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide

Commemoration held by the association Bene Rwanda on 10th April in Rome with nomination of Rwanda righteous for the Peace Nobel Prize. A major event will take place at the United Nations premises in New York and Geneva.


Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide

From 7th to 13th April Rwanda commemorated the 15th an niversary of the genocide in which more than one million people were murdered. Commemorations will take place also in Tanzania and Uganda, where the persecuted refugees flew then. There has recently been a new awakening of the criticism targeted at the International Criminal Court set up in Arusha (Tanzania).


Rwanda 1994

the extermination of Tutsis and moderate Hutus

From 6 April to 16 July 1994 Rwanda, a small country of Central Africa's region of the Great Lakes, was the scene of the genocide against the Tutsis and the moderate Hutus perpetrated by the extremists of the Hutu Power and the members of Akazu.
The region of Rwanda-Burundi, which was explored at the end of the Nineteenth century by the Germans, is assigned by the Society of Nations to Belgium for a mandate, in 1924. Fortified by the physiognomic theories of the Nineteenth century, Belgians placed their trust on the Tutsi ethnic group, which had conquered the crown around the Sixteenth century, unifying the country and establishing a feudal regome subjugating Hutus and Twas. In 1933 Belgians added the ethnical belonging to the Tutsis or Hutus to the data of the Rwandan ID cards.

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Paul Rusesabagina

the hotel manager who rescued one thousand two hundred people from the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda