By Jennifer Fierberg Recently, BBC Two in London produced a compelling documentary which featured prominent leaders from the Rwandan opposition, scholars, genocide survivors and former RPF members who all testified to their knowledge of what happened in 1994 during the…
Ntaganda should be arrested and made to answer for his crimes, rather than being allowed to walk freely in Goma,” said Anneke Van Woudenberg, senior researcher at Human Rights Watch. “He is a threat to the people of eastern Congo and is making a mockery of the Congolese government’s policy of zero tolerance for human rights abuses
There seems to be no precise standard procedures on how to recognize and deal with acts of genocide. Since the convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide, there have been crimes that were officially characterized as genocides. In places like Rwanda, Yugoslavia or Sudan, conclusions were formally reached by different entities.
Since year 1990, the United States provided financial support and military training to the army that today stands accused, in the UN mapping report, of mass killing of hundreds of thousands of refugees while engaging in illegal mining and looting of Congo natural resources.
Months before the UN report was published, she was the first female Rwandan to publicly defy Kagame’s regime, on Rwandan soil, by mentioning war crimes committed to Hutu people during RPF military campaigns. Arriving Rwanda since 16 years, besides acknowledging the Genocide against Tutsi, she equally mentioned crimes against humanity committed to Hutu people in history of Rwanda.
“The lies we’ve been told for a long time. The truth about the Rwandan genocide. What they’ve never said about the real culprits…”: After the release of the final version of the UN report on genocide in Congo, Patrick Mbeko reposted one of his articles on the Rwandan genocide, an article which prompted to him several threats…
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is publishing a vitally important report cataloguing the atrocities committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo between 1993 and 2003. Those who go through its 500-plus pages cannot fail to be touched by reading of the horrors the Congolese people have suffered and continue to suffer.
The Rwandan government’s virulent reaction against the Leaked UN report, are in total contradiction with the hate speeches of President Paul Kagame, who has often praised the actions of the Rwandan army in the DRC.