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Rwandan Genocide

Les Justes du Rwanda et la valeur universelle de leur exemple

Nous, les Rwandais, nous nous sentons engagés dans le projet que Gariwo est en train de construire dans le monde entier pour faire connaître le concept universel des Justes de l'humanité et apprendre aux jeunes à s'engager pour le respect des droits de l'homme, la protection de la dignité humaine et coexistence pacifique entre tous les peuples. La prévention des génocides à toutes les époques sera toujours la tâche des hommes justes qui peuvent faire la différence par leur exemple.


Rwanda blames France for letting the 1994 genocide happen

A report commissioned by the Rwandan government, published on Monday, says France “enabled” the Tutsi genocide. The report comes less than a month after the release of a similar report commissioned by the French government, at a delicate time for the relations between France and Rwanda.


From Vichy to Rwanda, France reconsiders its past

The 27th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide was marked by the release of a report called La France, le Rwanda et le génocide des Tutsi (1990-1994), commissioned by President Emmanuel Macron in 2019 and presented on March 26, 2021. The report, which was put together by a cluster of French historians, prompted soul-searching about France’s responsibilities in having turned a blind eye to genocide preparations.


“My Forgiveness, My Justice.”

As a teenager, Mr. Kalima lost both parents and other family members during the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. During the genocide, he survived a serious head injury inflicted by a machete and hiding in a swamp for over a month. His survival was made possible by a man who risked his own life to save his.

The Anthropologist Craig T. Palmer interviewed Mr. Kalima about his life and his choice to forgive the genocide perpetrators.


The affectionate woman

Beatrice Murekatete is one of the Rwandans who out of compassion decided to take care of more than 10 children, orphans of the 1994 genocide committed against the Tutsi. "After Genocide committed against Tutsi I saw the orphans in my neighbourhood, I said to myself that may be it would add to the cost, but I had to do what it takes to help those children".


Rwanda, the Righteous, and Hope for Humanity

The slaughter only took 100 days. Thousands of other members of the Tutsi category were tortured and raped during the same period, and thousands watched loved ones die. As a teenager, I was wounded during this genocide and saw loved ones murdered. I survived because a man threw his body on top of me to absorb the blow...


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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Antonia Locatelli

she was murdered for having denounced the Rwandan Genocide