alert status : Genocide alert


Genocide stage:

6- polarization


Affected groups:

  • hutus

  • tutsis

Current situation:

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


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...

KIGALI, Rwanda — Twenty-five years ago, Rwanda descended into an orgy of violence in which some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were massacred by the majority Hutu population over a 100-day period in what was the worst genocide in recent history.

The massacres, mostly by gangs wielding machetes, swept across Rwanda and groups of people were killed in their homes and farms and where they sought shelter in churches and schools....

Twenty-five years ago, the Rwandan government launched a meticulously planned genocide against its Tutsi minority. It killed approximately 800 000 people in 100 days.

We can’t reflect on the history of the 1994 genocide without considering the critical role the media played in both inciting and prolonging the violence. 

In the summer of 1993 the government, ruled by the pro-Hutu National Revolutionary Movement for Developme...

Jean Pierre Gasasira was just 17 years old when he saw soldiers and militiamen drag a Tutsi doctor outside a hospital in Rwanda.

“He was begging for mercy,” Gasasira testified in US District Court in Boston Wednesday. “He was saying ‘I just work as a doctor. I help those in need.’ ”

The attackers showed no mercy, Gasasira said. One of the men raised a small ax over the doctor and killed him.

That man is here in the courtroom, Gas...

      American jurors on Monday started probing the case involving Jean-Leonard Teganya, a Rwandan embroiled in an immigration fraud trial, after he concealed his role in the Genocide back in Rwanda as he processed asylum to stay in the US.

      In Rwanda, Teganya is an indicted and wanted Genocide suspect over his role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi is in Ngoma District, the former Butare Prefecture in the c...

Older Posts >

Please reload