Rwanda

Counter hate-driven movements, Guterres urges, reflecting on genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

As the world marks the grim anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which Hutu and others who opposed the massacre were also killed, the United Nations Secretary-General called for concerted efforts to defeat hate-driven movements to prevent history from repeating itself. 

News in Brief 1 April 2021

  • Protect all those fleeing Myanmar, UN offices urge countries in the region 
  • UNHCR urges greater protection for Sahel communities after deadly attack 
  • Rwanda massacre must not be forgotten amid today’s extremist threat: Guterres 
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COVID-19 vaccines touchdown in Sudan and Rwanda

Through the UN-led vaccine initiative COVAX, Sudan and Rwanda have become the latest beneficiaries to receive the lifesaving COVID-19 inoculation, UN agencies reported on Wednesday. 

Peacekeeper killed in ‘heinous attacks’ in Central African Republic

The UN Secretary-General has called for action to ensure accountability for “heinous attacks” in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday that left a Rwandan peacekeeper dead and another wounded. 

FROM THE FIELD: The genocide survivor helping others avoid starvation

During the 1994 Genocide Against The Tutsi In Rwanda, Liberee Kayumba avoided starvation thanks to emergency rations from the World Food Programme (WFP). Today, she is helping to ensure that Burundian refugees in the country have enough to eat.

FROM THE FIELD: Growing potatoes in the air: agricultural innovation in Rwanda

A Rwandan entrepreneur is pioneering the use of innovative farming technology that, he believes, is set to play a major role in feeding the growing population in his country, amid increasing pressure on arable land.

As UN turns 75, multilateral milestones show successes and ‘how much remains to be done’ – Kagame

In a virtual address to the UN General Assembly’s annual general debate, the President of Rwanda on Tuesday noted that while milestones on gender, climate and development have demonstrated the achievements of multilateral action, they also serve to remind “how much remains to be done”.

‘Stand strong’ for justice over impunity, Security Council hears

In tackling the myriad global challenges posed by COVID-19, the world must not ignore the perils of endemic hatred and division, and instead, “stand strong” in the face of those who favour impunity over justice, a senior UN judge told the Security Council on Monday.

UN welcomes arrest of top genocide suspect, Félicien Kabuga

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the arrest on Saturday of one of the world’s most wanted fugitives, his Spokesperson said in a statement.

‘Say no to hate speech and xenophobia’, urges Guterres, marking 26 years since genocide in Rwanda

Remembering the more than one million people who over the course of just 100 days, were systematically killed in Rwanda, 26 years ago, the UN chief underscored on Tuesday that “we must never again let such an atrocity occur”.