20th anniversary of Rwandan Genocide commemorated by Paul Rusesabagina

  As the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide draws near, one of the event’s most well-known figures, Paul Rusesabagina, the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” spoke at Rackham Auditorium to more than 700 people as part of the University’s commemoration of the ethnic cleansing. During his address, Rusesabagina outlined the history of the Rwandan Civil War, as well as its aftermath and lasting effects on the country and surrounding region. “I hope that the students and the whole world around the University, and all the people who…

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Wiesel is a Hero, Kagame has Blood on His Hands

By Paul Rusesabagina As a Rwandan genocide survivor, Paul Rusesabagina was disturbed to hear that the NYU Bronfman Center and Jewish Values Network is providing a forum for Rwandan President Paul Kagame to polish his image & tell more lies to the international community. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sep. 24, 2013 One is a Hero, the Other has Blood on His Hands Paul Rusesabagina released this statement today regarding the upcoming event with Elie Wiesel and President Paul Kagame sharing the same stage in New York. “As a Rwandan genocide survivor,…

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Rwanda: A sick nation in need of healing

On November 28, 2011 the first annual roundtable on Rwanda Truth and Reconciliation: The Process Begins was held at The International Humanitarian law Institute of Minnesota. In attendance was Dr. Ali Galayd, the Former Prime Minister of Somalia, Paul Rusesabagina, honored worldwide for his heroic actions during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, recipient of the 2005 U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom and the 2011 Lantos Human Rights Prize. Also in attendance was  Robert Flaten, former U.S. Ambassador  to Rwanda from 1990-1993, who was witness to the events leading up to the…

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Lantos Foundation to Honor Rwandan Humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina

For Immediate Release October 6, 2011 2011 Lantos Prize to be awarded in November WASHINGTON, DC – The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice is proud to announce that Rwandan humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina will be the 2011 recipient of the Lantos Human Rights Prize. The formal presentation of the award will take place in Washington, DC on November 16th, 2011. Paul Rusesabagina is widely hailed as a hero of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. As a hotel manager during the time of the conflict, Rusesabagina was able to provide shelter…

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