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Rwanda – Justice: 20 years later, an uncompleted job

Twenty years after the genocide, justice has been done but not entirely. Some of the planners are still free. Arms traders, politicians or bankers who made it possible have not been prosecuted. And crimes committed by the victorious army have not been punished. Twenty years after the genocide of one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus,…

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Rwanda’s Ties with Neighbours Still Strained by Genocide

Rwanda is straining to mend relations with some of its neighbours, and previously close partner states, twenty years after the genocide against Tutsis and moderate Hutus. Relations with the Democratic Republic of Congo are still tense over the presence of remnants of the genocide forces, which regrouped under the Democratic Forces for Liberation of Rwanda,…

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Economy – a new Rwanda is emerging

In 20 years, Rwanda has achieved remarkable progress on the economic and social fronts, partly because it made good use of substantial foreign assistance. Even some opposition leaders admit that 20 years after the genocide, Rwanda achieved undeniable progress on the economic and social fronts. When the Rwandan Patriotic Front took over Kigali on the…

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Rwanda – Kagame for the third term?

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame may be on his way to extend his stay in office after a second term. A process is under way to decide whether or not the constitution can be changed to allow him to seek a third term when his current term expires in 2017. The prospect of this change has…

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Rwanda – Hard times for the opposition

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  On October 30, 2012, the Kigali High Court found Victoire Ingabire Umohoza, opposition leader and president of the United Democratic Forces-Inkingi (FDU-Inkingi) party, guilty of conspiracy to undermine the Rwandan government and of denying the genocide. She was sentenced to 8 years in prison, a year after her arrest in Kigali. According to her…

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Advocacy

The land right, a first remedy to injustice.

Hunger and homelessness continued to rise in major North American cities. Unemployment, employment-related problems, and low-paying jobs are likely contributing to hunger. High housing costs…

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Baobab

Spider and the Lion.

0ne day Spider went to the river to fish. It must have been Spider's lucky day, for the fish swarmed around him until at last he…

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Youth & Mission

Letter to Pope Francis from African Youth.

A group of young people living in Nairobi who regularly meets at Shalom House has written a letter to Pope Francis on the occasion of the…

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