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Rwandan Genocide

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...

The children of the genocide

25 years ago Rwanda's genocide began. It lasted 100 days and killed about a million people. One of the most profound consequences that the genocide has left in Rwanda is that of the difficulty of integration and the psychological trauma that the so-called “children of the killers” experience. These are thousands of children born from the rapes used as a weapon of war during the days of the massacres, who have now become adults. 

The Righteous of Rwanda

The Genocide against the Tutsis that took place in Rwanda in 1994 was surely the shortest and fastest of history: it lasted three months, and over those three months 1.074.017 were killed. My family had always been a Tutsi family, therefore persecuted ever since the onset back in 1957...

Remembering by fighting genocidal ideology

Editorial by Françoise Kankindi, Bene Rwanda

The 22nd Day of Memory of Genocide against the Tutsis, Kwibuka 22, focuses on the theme of the struggle against the genocidal ideology that has 

For a Garden of the Righteous in Rwanda

Yolande Mukagasana, GARIRWA founder and relentless witness to the Rwandan Genocide honored in the Garden of the Righteous in Milan, held a ceremony in Kigali to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the tragedy and plan the creation of the Rwandan Garden of the Righteous. 

The new Rwanda

21 years have gone by since the shooting down, in the night of 6/7 April 1994, of the plane of President Habyarimana, that started genocide in Rwanda. The country is the third African power, pointed towards future and reconstruction. But what is the role of the past in this process?

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