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Rwanda: 20 years after the genocide, a state of fear | Pambazuka

Rwanda has made remarkable progress to rebuild after the genocide. But the country is in the grip of a ruthless Tutsi oligarchy that has silenced everyone who doesn’t agree with President Kagame. His critics are either dead, in jail or exile. The struggle for a just and free nation should be intensified. Henry Makori is an editor with Pambazuka News. ...

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Diplomats try to rally Rwanda support for DR Congo peace | GlobalPost

A UN Security Council delegation urged Rwanda Monday to help put an end to the myriad of armed rebel groups operating in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The diplomatic mission to the country came days after Rwanda was slapped with US sanctions for allegedly backing ethnic-Tutsi Congolese rebels who recruit child soldiers. For more on this story, ...

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Congo, Rwanda Must Commit to Peace for World Bank’s $1 Billion | Businessweek

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said the lender’s $1 billion pledge to Africa’s Great Lakes region obliges countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda to adhere to a peace accord signed in February. Kim is traveling in the region with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon amid renewed fighting between rebels and the Congolese army in eastern Congo, ...

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Peace-building courses in Rwanda help next generation learn from past | Veronique Mistiaen, guardian.co.uk

More than 60% of Rwanda’s population is under the age of 24, so their understanding of the genocide is shaped by their families and communities. “There are resentments and ideologies that children learn from their parents and wider communities, and these feelings pose a threat to long-term stability and the economic and social development of the country,” says Dr James ...

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Rwandan in Norway Given 21 Years in Genocide Case | ABC News

A Norwegian court on Thursday convicted a Rwandan man living in Norway for participating in the 1994 genocide in his home country and sentenced him to 21 years in prison. The Oslo District Court found Sadi Bugingo, 47, guilty of complicity in the premeditated killings of at least 2,000 people belonging mainly to the Tutsi ethnic group. It singled out ...

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Exit strategies out of Goma | Pambazuka

With the on-going conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo with the emergence of Rwanda’s proxy, M23, Theogene Rudasingwa puts forward five exit strategies to facilitate a long-term solution to problems in the region The international community (read: western powers) have put pressure on Kagame to have his creation and proxy, M23, withdraw from Goma. President Kabila is being pressurized ...

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Rwanda: Eight-Year Sentence for Opposition Leader | Human Rights Watch

(Nairobi) – The guilty verdict on October 30, 2012, in the case of opposition party leader Victoire Ingabire is the culmination of a flawed trial that included politically motivated charges. The High Court in Kigali found her guilty of conspiracy to undermine the established government and denying the genocide, and sentenced her to eight years in prison. Ingabire, president of ...

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