Author: Katy Migiro
MBYO, Rwanda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Frederick Kazibwemo was 25 years old when he killed nine neighbours during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.
“On April 7, the day after the president’s plane crashed, the local authorities called all of the Hutu in the village for a meeting.
Burmese officials have begun the first national census in three decades, but are refusing to allow people to class themselves as Rohingya.
The UN, which is helping to carry out the census, said all Burmese should be allowed to choose their own ethnicity.
But Burmese officials said the Muslim Rohingya must call themselves Bengali or they would not be registered.
Prominent activist Irene Fernandez (pic) is in critical condition at the Serdang Hospital after suffering heart failure while on her way to attend the release of the findings of the Bersih’s People Tribunal on the 13th general election this morning.
Amir Hussain, a Rohingya Muslim, lost a dozen members of his family to sectarian violence in Myanmar last year. He fled to Nepal where the country’s policy on refugees has left him among hundreds trapped, jobless and mired in debt.
He lives with his family in a tiny room in a house where walls have collapsed, water drips through holes in the roof and an open concrete stairwell is a potential deathtrap for his two young children.