Weekly magazine Le Point features the full story of the controversy between Kigali and Paris about the responsibility of France in the Rwanda genocide.
Today's youths are the hope for Rwanda's future. Yolande Mukagasana leads a state programme to help reconstruction 20 years after the genocide, and is also the chairwoman of GARIRWA, the association for the Righteous in Rwanda, that is gaining more and more followers.
Rwanda is preparing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the genocide with a number of initiatives. The core of this program is contained in three key words: remember, unite, renew. Remember, to honor the memory of all those who lost their lives during the genocide and offer comfort to their families, unite, to nourish a spirit of reconciliation that allows the rebirth of the country and the national spirit, and renew, to have the vision a future of hope for the younger generation.
Alain and Dafroza Gauthier are two "genocide hunters" who have dedicated more than 13 years to track down and bring perpetrators of the 1994 Rwanda genocide to justice.
Alfred's father was killed by Donata's in the 1994 genocide, but the two kids decided to get married. And now their love is an example of reconciliation for Rwanda, a country called as "Africa's Singapore".
30 years jail were handed down to the former army chief, accused of leading the men involved in the genocide started on 6 April 1994. Year terms were handed down also to the chief of the paramilitary police Augustin Ndindiliyimana and two officers who masterminded the murder of Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana.
In 1994 in just 100 days the Hutu extremists killed more than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus. On 9 April 2011 the association Bene-Rwanda onlus commemorates the genocide with an event at Rome's Teatro Eliseo, with the participation, among others, of Gabriele Nissim, Moni Ovadia and Françoise Kankindi.
General Romeo Dallaire has been honoured with a tree in the Milan Garden of the Righteous Worldwide for trying everything possible to stop genocide in Rwanda.
7 April 2011, 11.00 a.m.
Ceremony at the Giardino dei Giusti di tutto il mondo - Milan
Journalist and Solidarity exponent Konstanty Gebert presents the figure of the Blue Helmets General who tried everything possible to stop the Rwandan genocide.
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 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".
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.