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When the Victors Tell the Story: The UN’s Victims in Rwanda, By: Captain Amadou Deme

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A book review By: Jennifer Fierberg “History isn’t all fact–it’s just the story the victors tell to keep themselves in power. And it’s been a slow revision. The more time passes, the easier it becomes to reinvent the past.” There…

International Envoys for the Great Lakes Region call for decisive actions against the FDLR

PRESS RELEASES 2015 Nairobi, 02 January 2015 – Today, 2 January 2015, marks the expiration of the six month grace period granted by the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for…

Prosecution seeks life behind bars for Rwandan musician

Musician Kizito Mihigo, seen here speaking to the media in Kigali in on April 14, 2014, has been on trial along with three co-accused on charges including co...

A popular Rwandan musician who has pleaded guilty to plotting attacks against the central African nation’s leaders should face life behind bars, a state prosecutor argued Monday. Kizito Mihigo has been on trial along with three co-accused on charges including…

Rwanda: The so-called ‘economic miracle’ is a mirage

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Most observers, including Kagame’s critics of his horrendous human rights record seem to have swallowed his storyline that he has built a formidable economic powerhouse, his suppression of freedoms notwithstanding. The critics see something of a trade off between development…

Rwanda: The abduction of witness Gafirita reveals another weakness of the French investigation on the downing of President Habyarimana plane.

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FDU-Inkingi is saddened by the kidnapping of key witness Emile Gafirita that occurred in a Nairobi suburb in Kenya last November 13, 2014. Former body guard to President Kagame, Emile Gafirita was due to give evidence early December in France…

Statement on Mass graves near Kigali Prison (1930)

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Great Lakes Human Rights Link is seriously concerned with recent discovery of a mass grave near the Kigali Main Prisons commonly known as 1930; the discovery comes at a time when many innocent Rwandans have continued to disappear, extrajudicial, summary…