When International Criminal Tribunal prosecutor Carla Del Ponte learned from a Canadian newspaper in 2000 that the Rwandan Patriotic Front and its leader Paul Kagame were prime suspects in the April 6, 1994, assassination of the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi, she reportedly said: “If it is the RPF that shot down the plane, the history of genocide must be rewritten”. Robin Philpot
Some of the victims of hatred planted by Tutsi extremists in the Rwandan society for their insatiable hunger of political power.
Kigali, the Rwandan capital, does not have a sewage system. As a consequence, each house has to dig in the ground a deep hole and cover it to receive the human wastes of the household. That was the common understanding for every Rwandan about such holes. However, during the 90/94 civil war, an intensive digging of holes [potential mass graves] appeared in Kigali, even in compounds where they existed already and had been built in the usual process of developing properties, and did not demand some repair. Continue reading
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Tagged Genocide, Rwanda, US
All the wars appear similar. They are consequences of interests just and unjust. When one looks back to the years [94/97] which saw the creation of the coalition which toppled Mobutu Sese Seko, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo [then called Zaire], it is difficult to fully comprehend that those countries and institutions which were involved at the time measured rightly or only approximately what we see presently in the Great Lakes region.
Humanly speaking, it becomes even beyond reason to assume that there are out there politicians, military people, and businessmen from global corporations interested in mining particularly -whose interests are so important that they can allow willingly that millions and millions of people die for them to achieve what they want.
However we have to accept that this is part of the human nature: the capability of inflicting harm so broadly that human beings become the worse animals around.
Viewing and listening to this video clip will enable anyone interested in knowing some important parts of what is going on today in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the overall region to enlighten themselves.
Six to eight million of people died. The majority of the deaths occurred mainly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A significant number of the dead has been Congolese. There have however also been Rwandans, Burundians and Ugandans among those victims.
While the Rwandan president Paul Kagame masterminded and implemented the strategies for the killing of civilians using among many other tactics a manipulative narrative on regional issues, he ensured that the flow of Congolese mineral resources continued without too much of international outcry. Continue reading
Jean Baptiste Icyitonderwa: one of the four who are still detained by the police and whose head has been seriously injured by the beating according to sources in Kigali. With his colleague Emmanuel Ntakirutimana, they are in a very critical condition.
On Tuesday September 17th, 2013 we reported about the 40 Rwandan students who were highhandedly taken into custody by the police in Kigali. Luckily some 20 were released the same day, but for the rest of the group people were still unaware of where they were detained.
Boniface Twagirimana, who spoke on Radio Ijwi Rya Rubanda on Wednesday evening, reported from Kigali that four detainees, namely Jean Baptiste Icyitonderwa, Martin Ntavuka, Emmanuel Ntakirutimana, and Samuel Hitimana, were also still in detention. The police consider them as the leaders of the group who took their grievances by writing to the prime minister. Continue reading