Rwanda: No Release for Genocidaire Bagosora

KIGALI, 10 April 2021 – The Rwandan government has welcomed a court ruling rejecting a request for early release by convict genocide mastermind Theoneste Bagosora. Judge Carmel Agius, President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT),...
Rwanda: France Grants Access to Genocide Archives

Rwanda: France Grants Access to Genocide Archives

PARIS, 7 April 2021 – France is providing the public access to key archives relating to the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, covering the four years to its start 27 years ago. French authorities had hitherto resisted requests and accusations alleging French complicity in...
Rwanda: Podcast on Genocide Debuts on Spotify

Rwanda: Podcast on Genocide Debuts on Spotify

KIGALI, 6 April 2021 – The Kwibuka story, which details the 100 days of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide against the Tutsi, premiers as a podcast on Wednesday. Hosted by Jean-Damascène Bizimana, the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for the Fight against...
Africa: Calls for a Pandemic Treaty

Africa: Calls for a Pandemic Treaty

NAIROBI, 31 March 2021 – More than 20 world leaders have called for a new global treaty to help the world prepare for future pandemics, according to a joint op-ed published by several newspapers. Twenty-five heads of government and international agencies come...
Rwanda: Attacks on Freedom of Expression

Rwanda: Attacks on Freedom of Expression

NEW YORK, 31 March 2021 – Rwandan authorities should stop harassing, immediately release, and drop all charges against YouTube commentators and bloggers, a rights group has said. The victims are facing abusive prosecutions that violate freedom of expression, Human...
Rwanda: Reaction to France’s Report on Genocide

Rwanda: Reaction to France’s Report on Genocide

KIGALI, 30 March 2021 – There are mixed reactions among Rwandans following the release late last week of a report on France’s role in the 1994 Rwanda Genocide. The report concluded that there was a “failure” on the part of the then French president, Francois...
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