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Oct
31

Dispatches: Lifting the Lid on Rwandan Repression

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, who is giving a speech at London’s Chatham House today, is viewed by his admirers as the man who saved the nation – who brought stability and rapid economic development to a country devastated by genocide now 20 years…

Oct
31

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off”

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 Rwandan Genocide as well as how…

Oct
31

Case Gafirita – J. Busingye “The Rwandan government trusted the French magistrates”

Johnston Busingye is the Rwandan Minister of Justice. Kigali denies being involved in the kidnapping of Emile Gafirita witness the last hour in the attack against the plane of former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana in 1994. Interview Johnston Busingye Rwandan Minister of Justice.…

Oct
31

Families of two Canadian priests killed in Rwanda still wait for justice

GEOFFREY YORK AND JUDI REVER From left: Canadian priests Guy Pinard and Claude Simard, and Paul Kagame, then leader of the rebel Rwanda Patriotic Front, just after the 1994 genocide began. Today his ambassador blames their death on ‘thugs’ and ‘stray bullets.’ (REUTERS)…

Oct
31

Statement on Mass graves near Kigali Prison (1930)

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 or arbitrary executions.…