“We sacrifice more than people realize for this cause”

A conversation with Dr. Gerald Gahima By Jennifer Fierberg Recently at a conference sponsored by the Royal African Society in London and organized by Dr. Phil Clark, Professor at London University,  numerous academics presented research works on a variety of topics regarding the state of Rwanda under twenty years of post-conflict governance under the Rwandan Patriotic Front since the 1994 Genocide. Topics of the conference ranged from agricultural issues, youth in Rwanda, political opposition and peace building. Due to the nature of the conference, being an academic conference, no direct…

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For true reconciliation, you must first know the truth

Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa testifies in Spain By Jennifer Fierberg In a brief statement on social media today, Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa, founding member of the Rwanda National Congress, made the following statement: PRESIDENT PAUL KAGAME RESPONSIBLE FOR THE KILLING OF NINE SPANISH CITIZENS Today, 14/10/2013, I appeared before the Spanish Investigative Judge Andreu Merelles to testify that President Paul Kagame is responsible for the death of nine Spanish citizens. Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa Madrid, Spain Dr. Rudasingwa testified in three specific areas before Judge Andreu Merelles covering the downing of former President…

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Has torture ever been a secret in Rwanda?

 By: Jennifer Fierberg Another damming report has been released about Rwanda. Amnesty International published a report on October 8, 2012 condemning the “unlawful detention and torture by military intelligence” and urging Rwanda to investigate such findings.  The report “Shrouded in Secrecy” is based on seven research visits to Rwanda between September 2010 and June 2012.  Amnesty International conducted over 70 interviews for this report including with individuals previously detained by the military, family members of people disappeared and lawyers. This report explains in great detail how “Between March 2010 and…

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Gerald Gahima: “Root Causes of Conflict Must be Addressed”

As Rwanda commemorates 18 years since the genocide that claimed the lives of some 800,000 people, a former Rwanda chief prosecutor has warned that the likelihood of renewed conflict, even conflict along sectarian lines, is very real in Rwanda. Gerald Gahima said the Rwandan society has the challenge of ensuring that violence like that experienced in the past does not recur. “Today, I believe that violence is almost inevitable if there is no political change in Rwanda, said Gahima who also served as Vice president of the Rwanda Supreme court.…

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