It will take time for Rwandans, especially those who suffered or witnessed the genocide, to trust France again.
Former fighters described Ongwen as a model fighter and an effective commander – but testimony in his trial detailed the former child soldier’s alleged personal role in the rape of underage women.
Kabuga’s arrest marks the beginning of a long legal process in which the prosecution faces numerous challenges.
Between 1992 and 1994, the former regime is said to have imported 581 tonnes of machetes into Rwanda. This figure appears to establish that the genocide was planned. But is this number accurate?
Given the contested success of transitional justice in Rwanda, the arrest showcases the mixed record of international justice.
Though genocide survivors would ideally want Kabuga to be prosecuted in Rwanda, it won’t be possible, for legal or political reasons.
This spring marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and the 10th year since the Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka. The world knows what happened in Rwanda. What about Sri Lanka?
Stories about the 1994 genocide in Rwanda have been evolving as descent narratives telling about journeys through hell.
Rwanda is a paradox – a ‘development miracle’ and an authoritarian state.
A dictionary of African politics reveals the witty and insightful political terminology that people in different African countries use.
Despite the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 1948, signatories have never made an effort to end mass killings.
Throughout the entire period, central political power has been almost absolute.
Kofi Annan’s tenure began after the reintroduction of two important international security lexicons – peacebuilding and human security.
Kofi Annan was the first UN employee to rise to the position of Secretary General but his tenure also had a darker side.
As Rwanda marks the 24th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, much more needs to be done to unite the country.
The genocide memory in Rwanda is diverse and dynamic.
Genocide doesn’t begin with mass murder. It’s a long, insidious process that can be stopped before it’s too late.
The West needs to push for local action against Islamic State’s reign of terror in the Middle East. States in the region must find solutions to the conflicts to bring peace and stability.
Very little is known about suicide and suicide attempts during modern genocides – but we do know there is an aftermath of suicide among victims.
The 1994 Rwandan genocide evokes shame, despair, and revulsion.Yet, the events warrant reflection and remind us about the risks of looking the other way.