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Rwandan Genocide

Teaching about genocides

Yair Auron is an Israeli historian, scholar and expert specializing on Holocaust and genocide studies. We interviewed him about the upcoming international conference “The Study of the Shoah and Genocide - 20th Commemoration of the Rwanda Genocide”, that will take place at the Open University on November 4-5. 

"And if Kagame told the truth?"

Weekly magazine Le Point features the full story of the controversy between Kigali and Paris about the responsibility of France in the Rwanda genocide. 

"Let's educate children to responsibility"

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.

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 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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André Sibomana

an independent journalist in the Rwandan Genocide