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Kagame Running Out of Credit
[Worldpress.org]Kigali -Sitting in the Amahoro national stadium, it was impossible not to be deeply moved by the sight of the performers lying face down in the grass, chillingly representing the dead. From the speakers the words were projected, "Don't worry, the U.N. will come to save us." Then white actors crowded into a white Land Cruiser wearing blue berets and drove away, symbolically abandoning the country to its fate.

Rwandan Genocide - Security Council Told Failure of Political Will Led to 'Cascade of Human Tragedy'
[UN News]The Security Council today marked the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by calling on all countries to recommit to prevent and fight such serious crimes, as a senior United Nations official warned that many of today's conflicts reveal that protection of populations from atrocities remains "lagging and elusive."

Media Forum to Discuss Hate Speech in Journalism
[New Times]More than 150 delegates converge in Kigali tomorrow and Friday to discuss how the media in Africa can report more responsibly, thus preventing disastrous hate speech. The conference has been organised by the media fraternity in the country in partnership with regional and global media leaders and stakeholders.

AGRIC Players Should Intervene to Save Coffee Sector
[New Times]FOR THE last six years now, Rwanda's coffee sector has suffered from the effects of the 'potato taste' defect. The potato taste defect, which researchers say is caused by an insect pest, the antestia bug, compromises the quality of specialty coffee on the global market, while the bug affects coffee output.

I Rubbed Shoulders With Death Only to Be Saved By a Calf - Survivor
[New Times]Suleiman Rusarika, a second born in a family of nine and the only survivor from his family watched helplessly as his parents and sibling were butchered by the Interahamwe militia during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

How Kizito Mihigo Planned to Gain Power Through Terror
[New Times]In a statement released on Monday, the Police announced it had arrested artiste Kizito Mihigo and two accomplices, Cassien Ntamuhanga and Jean Paul Dukuzumuremyi, following a thorough investigation in a plot to conduct terrorism acts in key buildings within the City of Kigali and assassinate Rwandan leaders.

NGOs Honour Genocide Victims
[New Times]Members of international Non Government Oganisation (NGO's) working in Rwanda on Monday visited Kigali Memorial Centre to pay homage to victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Musicians Speak Out On Kizito Mihigo
[New Times]ONE OF RWANDA'S renowned musicians Kizito Mihigo has confessed to being involved in terrorist activities. Kizito and three others are accused of planning attacks, with the aim to overthrow the government, to assassinate government officials and to incite violence.

Rwanda to Host World Export Devt Forum 2014 in September
[New Times]Rwanda will host the 14th World Export Development Forum in September, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), said in a statement.

RRA to Sponsor More Genocide Orphans
[New Times]Rwandan Revenue Authority (RRA) has stressed the need to help more Genocide survivor students acquire higher education.

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Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people.

UN vows to learn lessons of Rwanda genocide failures
Rwanda on Wednesday warned not enough was being done to prevent future mass atrocities as the United Nations passed a resolution pledging to heed the lessons from the country's 1994 genocide. The UN Security Council adopted a resolution solemnly calling on states "to recommit to prevent and fight against genocide and other serious crimes against international law." The resolution "underscores ...

Deputy Secretary-General's remarks at Security Council Meeting to mark the 20th Commemoration of the Genocide in Rwanda
The genocide in Rwanda is one of the darkest chapters in human history. These are the words of the Secretary-General, deeply moved, in Kigali last week.

Rwanda Genocide's Tough Lessons On 'Othering'
Creators of the new documentary "Coexist" spoke to Rwandan genocide survivors about forgiveness and reconciliation. Now they're bringing those lessons to American students.

Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people.

UN apologises for Rwanda inaction
The diplomat who was president of the UN Security Council in April 1994 apologised today for the council's refusal to recognise that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people.

Secretary-General's remarks at the 20th Commemoration of the Genocide in Rwanda
We come together to remember, unite and renew. We join forces to pay tribute to the victims of the genocide in Rwanda 20 years ago -- and to recognize the courage of the survivors and the resilience of the country in the 20 years since.

Amid growing prosperity, Rwanda's post-genocide generation comes of age
Over half of Rwanda's 11 million people were born since 1994, the year of the genocide. What matters to them is to change the image that comes to mind when one hears the word 'Rwanda.'

Apology issued over Rwandan genocide
The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council’s refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people.

Musician, Journalist Arrested In Rwanda
(KIGALI, Rwanda) — Police in Rwanda said Monday they have arrested a journalist and a musician for alleged links to opposition groups. Kizito Mihigo, a genocide survivor and prominent singer and composer of music on the genocide, and Cassien Ntamuhanga, who until recently was the director of a Christian radio station, were among three people…

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