alert status : Genocide alert


Genocide stage:

6- polarization


Affected groups:

  • hutus

  • tutsis

Current situation:

  • the hutu extremists are harassing the ethnic groups listed above. 


September 9, 2020

Government critic who left Rwanda in 1996 arrested abroad in unnamed location on international warrant, police say.

Paul Rusesabagina - known for saving more than 1,000 people in the hotel he managed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, a story later told into the Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda - has been arrested on terror charges.

The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) said in a statement on Monday the 66-year-old government critic h...

August 26, 2020

Ex-top military official Aloys Ntiwiragabo is investigated in France over role in killing spree that left 800,000 dead.

Rwanda has issued an international arrest warrant for former Rwandan spy chief, Aloys Ntiwiragabo, who is under investigation in France over his role in the African country's 1994 genocide.

Prosecutor-general Aimable Havugiyaremye told reporters on Tuesday Rwandan authorities "have investigated his ca...

July 28, 2020

Le 3 juillet dernier, la Cour d’appel de Paris confirmait le non-lieu dans l’affaire de l’attentat de 1994 contre l’avion du président rwandais Juvénal Habyarimana, attentat considéré comme le déclencheur du génocide. La justice française lève donc les poursuites contre les proches de l’actuel président rwandais Paul Kagamé. Après cette décision rendue à huis clos, RFI a pu consulter cet arrêt, où l’on peut lire les motivation...

Decades after the 1994 genocide, the countries have contested the wording of a UN resolution to remember its victims.

As the bodies piled up in the streets of Rwanda 26 years ago, no amount of spin could disguise the crime. There were no sealed camps; the massacres were in broad daylight. Yet in the UN security council the UK and US governments avoided the question of mass killing and saw only a civil war.

This bolstered argumen...

Félicien Kabuga, 84, had been on the run for 23 years, since he was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on multiple charges of genocide.

A Nairobi newspaper in 2002 carried a photograph of the fugitive Felicien Kabuga.  Credit...George Mulala/Reuters

PARIS — He was behind the radio station whose hate-filled invectives turned Rwandan against Rwandan, neighbor against neighbor, even spouse against spouse. He...

April 24, 2019

Twenty-five years ago this month, more than 800,000 Rwandans, mostly Tutsi, were slaughtered over the course of 100 days by members of the country's Hutu majority.

Among those who lived through the terror is Clemantine Wamariya. Her memoir, The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War And What Comes After, recounts in wrenching detail her six-year trek in search of refuge from her country's killing fields. Co-authored with Elizabe...

April 13, 2019

Scott Chacon from Dublin, CA, USA - Ntrama Church Altar, CCBY 2.0. 

MUHANGA, Rwanda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It would be ridiculous to ask 48-year-old Assoumpta who infected her with the AIDS virus. In the 100 days that spanned Rwanda’s genocide in 1994, she doesn’t know the number of times she was raped, let alone which men raped her.

“I only remember the first. He was my neighbor. Someone...

Five people living in the UK are being investigated by Scotland Yarddetectives after a referral from Rwanda over allegations relating to the genocide 25 years ago. 

An estimated 800,000 Rwandans, mostly Tutsis but including some moderate Hutus, died in 100 days of slaughter and ethnic cleansing between April 7 and July 1994.

The war crimes unit, part of the counter-terrorism command, received a referral from...

April 9, 2019

When Gadi Habumugisha was 2 years old, he was forced to flee his home in Rwanda with his older sister. It was April 1994, and violence was escalating after the death of the president, as ethnic tensions erupted. Crossing the border to seek safety in refugee camps in the neighboring Congo, the pair were eventually orphaned by the killings.

April 7 marks 25 years since the Rwandan genocide. Over the course of 100 days, an estimat...

Un atentado que derribó el avión en el que viajaba el presidente el 6 de abril de 1994 desató una ola de masacres que en apenas tres meses dejó más de un millón de muertos. Los antecedentes de la matanza y la dificultosa recuperación del país

Ruanda tenía 8 millones de habitantes a principios de la década del 90. El 89,9% eran hutus y el 9,8% eran tutsis. El conflicto entre estos dos grupos étnicos llevaba ya varios siglos de h...

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