Rwanda Genocide Memorial Museums, For now, 2 decades when Rwanda is branded for the genocide. In 1994 reports of uncalled for systematic mass murder within Rwanda surfaced the all country. No immediate efforts where done to stop the killings which went viral. he tribal-based ethnic violence. With the Tutsis the victims and the Hutus as the perpetrators left about 250,000 people murdered.
Today the people of Rwanda embrace peace and reconciliation and are committed to fight the ideology of genocide. There are 6 genocide memorials spread throughout the country which are wandering proofs in memory of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and the people who lost their lives. The memorial sites include the Gisozi memorial site the major and the others are the Murambi Memorial Centre, Bisesero Genocide Memorial Centre and Ntarama Genocide Memorial Centre and others at Nyamata and Nyarubuye.
The joint forces of the Hutu’s who largely hunted down and massacred almost all the Tutsis as well the Hutus who sympathized with the Tutsi. More was even children of 10 years women and all ordinary Hutus willingly were tide in blind hatred of mob mentality towards the Tutsis.
The 1994 Rwanda genocide was architected by the cabinet chief of defense, Colonel Theoneste Bagosra who was in charge of training the Interahamwe militia for about a year. In a calculative manner Bagosora’s militia first killed the Hutu Prime Minister Agatha Uwilinguyimana who was moderate. Also killed 10 Belgium UN peacekeepers which prompted Belgium to withdraw their troops which smoothed the beginning of genocide.
Then the Rwandan army with Interahamwe teamed up all over the country. Looting, killing, and drawing road blocks to prevent all Tutsis from escaping. All international bodies fled Rwanda aspect its destiny, the Rwandan army and Interahamwe went beyond DR. Congo and Burundi killing all victims. Furthermore, the victims were left with no escape opportunity, does who took refuge in church were betrayed by priests who noticed the killer. It was also the same case with refugee camps where over 2 million people were butchered.
After the Rwanda army the Rwanda people’s force RPF had taken control, UNAMIRA was reinforced and given more mandate in July but all was late. Then a legal commission was set up in Arusha Tanzania to try those accused to involve in the massacre. But the chief principles had fled from Rwanda and took refuge in other countries which refused to hand them over. These included colonel Theoneste Bagosora was protected in Kenya by President Moi, and Ferdinand Nahimana the director of the notorious Radio Television des Mille Collins. Which encouraged the Hutus to butcher the Tutsis was protected in Cameroon. But currently Ferdinand Nahimana was arrested and is facing charges for spearheading the genocide.
Meanwhile, this stunning was constructed in the memories of an estimated number of about 250,000 people. Who are buried in a single mass grave. The museum farther explains much of how the world experience the unfolding naked and unfilm bloodshed of the 1994 genocide. No rush if decide to dedicate a time, this memorial site. Serves to educate about how the Genocide against the Tutsi took shape and examines genocide in the 20th century.
Furthermore, Kigali genocide memorial is situated in Gesozi northern of the capital Kigali (about 20 minutes’ drive) off the capital. At the cost of USD15 experience an informative audio tour alongside the divisive colonial background in Rwanda. The wall of names is dedicated to those who died and is a work still in progress. Many of the victims’ names have yet to be gathered and documented. But many of the victims buried in the massive graves are unknown.
It’s a small center which is located at Kicukiro a suburb southeast of the city center towards Kigali international airport. The site only displays a simple tiled top of 4 mass graves where over 4000 butchered Tutsis are buried who had taken refuge in the Ecole Technique Officielle.
There are ten stone columns which mark the spots where the 10 Belgian peacekeepers where killed as the genocide sparked off. They were arrested from the home of the moderate Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana whom were deployed to protect. This was done by the presidential guards who disarmed these peacekeepers and brought them here before they were killed.
Rwanda Genocide Memorial Museums, The chaotic hundred days of craziness in Rwanda, still memories still extend to Kibuye southern Rwanda. The St Pierre church is a fabulous, cool and holds strong proves for the 1994 violence. The church’s interior is adorned with beautiful mosaics and vivid stained-glass windows. The outside made of small bricks annex displays skulls and bones of some of the 11000 people who were killed here.
Biserero village is at the outskirts of Kibuye about 30km. It’s another incredible genocide memorial center for the 2 past decades after the madness. Here were over 50,000 brave Tutsis who fled with hope of evading their aggressors the Interahamwe. For about a month this group had managed to defend its self from the murderers using mere farming tools. However, on 3rd may Hutus added more reinforcement of the militia group. Which butchered more than half of the refugees and before the French army intervened in June Tutsis were fewer than 1300.