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French town cancels Genocide memorial event

Civil society organisations and survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi living in France have accused the French government of politicising the commemoration of the Genocide by canceling two major remembrance events and boycotting others. The French government recently cancelled the unveiling of a monument to honour victims of the [...]

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    Walk to Remember to be taken to grassroots

Walk to Remember to be taken to grassroots

The annual Walk to Remember events will soon be conducted at the local government level, lead organisers and government officials have revealed. Marc Gwamwaka, one of the initiators of the Walk to Remember, says they are now looking at making the ordinary people more involved in the marches, which seek to [...]

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    Rwanda’s Kizito Mihigo and Cassien Ntamuhanga arrested

Rwanda’s Kizito Mihigo and Cassien Ntamuhanga arrested

One of Rwanda's best-known musicians and a leading journalist have been arrested and accused of links to an opposition group and rebels. Cassien Ntamuhanga, the director of a Christian radio station, was arrested on Monday, a police statement said. Singer Kizito Mihigo was picked up on Friday. They are accused of links to [...]

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Mkapa calls for strengthening of EACJ

  Mkapa calls for strengthening of EACJ

Former President, Benjamin William Mkapa has called for the strengthening and empowering of the Arusha-based, East African Court of Justice to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war [...]

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Behind the 20th Genocide commemoration performances

On Monday, during the official opening of the 20th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi at the Amahoro National Stadium, artistes got on stage in front of a [...]

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Kenya buries her head in the sand as Rwanda confronts her horrific past

  Kenya buries her head in the sand as Rwanda confronts her horrific past

Is President Uhuru Kenyatta willing to own up to the historical injustices perpetrated by his father’s administration and set in motion redistributive and restorative processes? The question became a hot topic [...]

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Caf asks Rwanda to upgrade facilities

  Caf asks Rwanda to upgrade facilities

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has asked Rwanda to upgrade the facilities in order to host a successful 2016 African Nations Championship (Chan) tournament. Caf’s Secretary General Hicham El Amrani [...]

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1994 Genocide against Tutsi worse than Holocaust – Grant

  1994 Genocide against Tutsi worse than Holocaust – Grant

Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant has said the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi was worse than the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the mass murder of millions of Jews during World [...]

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Kenyatta’s Genocide commemoration statement

  Kenyatta’s Genocide commemoration statement

Statement by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, April,7, 2014. I join you today, pleased to be here but bearing a heavy [...]

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