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Nyarubuye’s ‘Simba’ The Cannibal that Roasted and Ate Tutsi Hearts

Nyarubuye’s ‘Simba’ The Cannibal that Roasted and Ate Tutsi Hearts

Daniel Rugayamukama was notorious for hunting down every Tutsi . Whenever he grabbed victims, he would cut them and remove their hearts, roast them and eat them – this ritual was…

Meet the People to Whom Vernier Caliper Was Applied

Meet the People to Whom Vernier Caliper Was Applied

It is a Wednesday morning of 1956, Monsignor Eulade Rudahunga then a young priest, had concluded the morning mass in Save parish, the first ever in Rwanda located in Butare…

The Killers Deliberately Spared Sylvestre Rusanganwa to be “Museum Tutsi”

The Killers Deliberately Spared Sylvestre Rusanganwa to be “Museum Tutsi”

His assignment was to graze cows that had been looted. He was also charged with slaughtering them, roast the meat for his bosses who were out at “work” all day…

Tears for the Victims: The World Leaders Who Cried for Genocide Victims

Tears for the Victims: The World Leaders Who Cried for Genocide Victims

Former US President George W. Bush asked the Secret Service to move out. The First Lady of Benin Mrs Claudine Tallon couldn’t hold back her tears. Renowned comedian…

Neither “Tutsi” nor “Hutu”: The Pain of Arabs Before and During Genocide

Neither “Tutsi” nor “Hutu”: The Pain of Arabs Before and During Genocide

Saidi Yahaya 31, is a Rwandan of Arab descent whose parents intermarried with Rwandans and Belgians on both sides of his family tree. At the start of genocide against the…

Here is a Copy of the Notorious Blacklist for Tutsis

Here is a Copy of the Notorious Blacklist for Tutsis

All days were traumatic since the 1960s for the Tutsi in Rwanda but September 21, 1992 brought a new painful development in the long plan to wipe out the ethnic…

A Day at Home with Elderly Genocide Widows

A Day at Home with Elderly Genocide Widows

After losing her entire family in the genocide 23 years ago, Marrianne Mukarusine 79, has found a new family: Thanks to a government housing initiative, she now shares her life…

At 101 Years: Carolina Nyirangegera has Lived the Hate, Killings and Personal Loss

At 101 Years: Carolina Nyirangegera has Lived the Hate, Killings and Personal Loss

On July 26, 1959, 43-year-old Carolina Nyirangegera, a mother of seven, attended Sunday Mass at Kiruhura Parish in Huye District, Rwanda’s southern province. A small part of…

Helene Nayituliki: The Heroine Who Detests Speaking About Her Life

Helene Nayituliki: The Heroine Who Detests Speaking About Her Life

Even before the Genocide against Tutsi, Chantal Mukazayire 42, a genocide survivor and mother of three had understood that Tutsi were not meant to enjoy the same rights as the…

How Niyitegeka Saved 104 Tutsis From Jaws of Death

How Niyitegeka Saved 104 Tutsis From Jaws of Death

For hiding 104 Tutsi in his home while Interahamwe militia were combing villages looking for Tutsi to kill, Sosthene Niyitegeka didn’t know his selfless act would earn him a…