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Rwandan Genocide

Remember, Unite, Renew

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.

"Without hate or vengeance"

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. 

"Ours is a story of reconciliation

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".

Rwanda, military convicted for genocide - by the UN's International Court

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.

"Je ne veux pas rester une victime" - speech by Yolande Mukagasana, survivor of Rwandan genocide

The writer tells about some terrible experiences she lived during the mass murder and demands UN Countries to pass a law against denial and revisionism. In French.

The memory of the Rwandan genocide - commemoration

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 Fran├žoise Kankindi.

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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Mbaye Diagne

The Senegalese UN Captain who tried to stop the genocide in Rwanda