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RWANDA: Walk to remember

`Small idea’ by high school students has become global anti-genocide movement Kampala, Uganda | STEPHEN NUWAGIRA & FRANCIS BYARUHANGA | A sea of dark mass captures my attention as I head towardsthe Rwandan Parliament on this cloudy Saturday evening. It’s a mass of people clad mostly in black or dark …

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COMMENT: Rwandans commemorate genocide

Reflect on the history of policy and practice of memory, justice, and recovery in the country over the past 24 years COMMENT | SAMANTHA LAKIN | Rwanda is commemorating the 24th anniversary of the 1994 Tutsi genocide. This claimed the lives of between 800,000 and one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus …

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Rwanda genocide suspect wanted in France held in Cameroon

Paris, France | AFP |  A former Rwandan policeman has been arrested in Cameroon on suspicion of involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, a judicial source in France, where he is wanted over the killings, told AFP. Philippe Hategekimana was arrested in Yaounde, Cameroon’s capital, on March 30 under an …

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Genocide against the Tutsi’ recognised by UN

Kampala, Uganda | FRANCIS BYARUHANGA | With one month left for Rwanda to commemorate 24 years since the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, the United Nations General Assembly has unanimously adopted a decision on the “International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda”. The decision corrects …

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Germany asks US court to drop Namibian genocide suit

Berlin, Germany | AFP | The German government said Friday it had asked a US court to throw out a lawsuit brought by indigenous groups from Namibia seeking reparations for the genocide of their peoples under German colonial rule. It was the first time Berlin has formally responded to the …

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Man faces French trial for ‘complicity’ in Rwanda genocide

Paris, France | AFP | A Rwandan man accused of transporting militiamen to the scene of a massacre during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda will face trial in France for “complicity” in crimes against humanity. Rwandan authorities have accused Claude Muhayimana of involvement in the killing of thousands of people …

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UN sees early warning signs of genocide in C. Africa

United Nations, United States | AFP | Renewed clashes in the Central African Republic are early warning signs of genocide, the UN aid chief said Monday, calling for more troops and police to beef up the UN peacekeeping mission in the strife-torn country. Some 180,000 people have been driven from their …

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UN details horrific rape, murder in Central Africa

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP |  A damning United Nations report on Tuesday alleged horrific crimes in the Central African Republic including rape, murder, torture, kidnapping and the use of child soldiers, which could amount to war crimes and even genocide. The UN said “appalling” crimes over 12 years …

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Finally, Rwanda gets the apology it is owed

The church had refused to  acknowledge, let alone apologise for,  its notorious role in setting the stage for, enabling and ultimately participating in the genocide By Gerald Caplan April 7 marked  the 23rd anniversary of the genocide of Rwanda’s Tutsi by the country’s Hutu majority, and the Roman Catholic Church …

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