Gen. Romeo Dallaire Testifies at the ICTR

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One of the most important witnesses from the 1994 genocide, Canadian General Romeo Dallaire recently made his appearance at the UN Tribunal for Rwanda . Dalliare was commander of the UN mission...

Commemorating the Past for a Better Future

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The Kigali genocide memorial stands atop Gisozi Hill in Kigali Rwanda . Here, the Rwandan government with the assistance of Aegis trust has created a place for the commemoration of the...

Death Penalty, Peace and Reconciliation

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Between 1994 and the year 2003, the National Courts in Rwanda tried over 5,000 genocide cases and sentenced over 698 people to death. It is a sentence that sits well with...

REBUILDING FROM THE ROOTS: Children, Peace and Reconciliation

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One of the greatest challenges facing Rwanda, is how best to build a lasting peace among all its citizens, following the genocide of 1994. The National Unity and Reconciliation Commission has encouraged...

Rwanda Jails Former President Bizimungu

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Kigali - A Rwandan court sentenced former president Pasteur Bizimungu on Monday to 15 years imprisonment for charges that included creating a militia and inciting violence in a country still scarred...

Rwandan Media: Judging the Past, Looking to the Future

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By Mary Kimani, KIGALI - All over Kigali there is the new sound of music and programming coming through the airwaves. It is the sound of Radio 10, the first in a...

A Year After the Release of Prisoners: HOW PEOPLE VIEW GACACA

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KIGALI - In May 2003 thousands of prisoners who had confessed to genocide were released and returned home. A year since their release some have begun to take an active role...

Truth and Reconciliation: The Way Forward for Rwanda?

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By Geoffrey Mutagoma, KIGALI - On the eve of the year 2003 Rwandan president Paul Kagame issued a presidential decree which would see 18,000 prisoners released from Rwandan jails a month later. The...
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Coming Home: Rwanda’s Child Soldiers in DR Congo

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By Geoffrey Mutagoma, KIGALI - Ten years after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, a generation of children continue to fight ideological wars against Rwanda from the Eastern parts of the Democratic Republic...

Repatriating and Rehabilitating Rwanda’s Ex-Combatants

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KIGALI - Ten years after the 1994 genocide Rwanda faces the challenge of demobilizing, repatriating and reintegrating thousands of former government soldiers and militia men who fled into the Democratic Republic...

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