Kwibuka23

Kwibuka23: Increase punishment for Genocide ideology, says Ibuka. By James Karyhanga, The New Times.  Not only should the law punishing the crime of Genocide ideology be made tougher but the government and civil society too need to up their momentum … Continue Reading »

Apology

Rwandan genocide survivors welcome Pope’s apology. Survivors hope Pope Francis’s Monday statement will help secure arrests of fugitive clergy implicated in 1994 violence. By Ivan Nganwa, Anadolou Agency. KIGALI, Rwanda. Survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide have welcomed an apology … Continue Reading »

Trust Fund

Ibuka Roots for Trust Funds to Support Genocide Survivors. By Jane Nabukera, News of Rwanda. Ibuka, the umbrella of Genocide survivors associations is engaging government of Rwanda and the United Nations (UN) to establish a fund that will support survivors’ … Continue Reading »

IBUKA Interview

Despite Challenges, Genocide Survivors Feel More Hopeful Today – Ibuka Chief. Interview by Eugene Kwibuka, The New Times. Rwandans and friends of Rwanda across the world last week started a week-long commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. In … Continue Reading »

Kwibuka22

Kwibuka22: Over 3,800 volunteers to help trauma victims. By James Karuhanga, The New Times Ibuka, the umbrella organisation for Genocide survivors’ associations, has prepared 3,800 social workers to help trauma victims during the 22nd commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against … Continue Reading »

ICTR Closes

International Criminal Tribunal closes. By Alastair Leithead. BBC News. The small, dusty town of Arusha in northern Tanzania is the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro, to the beauty and the wildlife of the Serengeti. But for 21 years, a small courtroom … Continue Reading »

Reparations

Genocide survivors hopeful of reparations as ICTR winds up. By Edwin Musoni, The New Times.  The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), yesterday, heard the last arguments in the appeal case involving former minister for family affairs and women development … Continue Reading »

Property

Will Genocide convicts ever pay back all looted property? By Eugene Kwibuka, The New Times. First Published: March 20. As far as Aloys Rwamasirabo can recall, it’s been about eight years since a Gacaca court in his Western Province’s Nyange … Continue Reading »

Reparation & Reconciliation

The 20th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in April 2014 renewed discussions about justice and reconciliation in Rwanda. Rwanda’s restorative justice sentenced thousands of perpetrators to reparation (often a monetary compensation) at the gacaca (community courts). However, many … Continue Reading »

Outrage

The BBC’s recent “Rwanda: The Untold Story” provides a highly imbalanced account of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi, with no challenge to its selection of sources and materials, nor checks on the assertions made. Sadly, it serves to fuel … Continue Reading »