Stopping history from repeating itself: The case of forcefully displaced people from Rwanda and the need for a durable solution through political means.

Desire Nkuba


The first recorded flux of refugees from Rwanda occurred in 1959. Since that year, various initiatives aimed at finding a sustainable solution to the issue of Rwandan replacement, as well as national unity and social cohesion, including but not limited to rhetoric and policy developed didn’t succeed to settle the issues. Currently, we still have many Rwandans in exile and the government is not yet ready to offer a room for inter-rwandans dialogue. Also, implementation of the human rights frameworks as well access to political in the country are still major challenges to a conducive atmosphere for all the refugees to return and may later on result in further insecurity. This article argues that there is an urgent need for inclusive inter-rwandans talks based on the Arusha agreement model to lay a foundation for political stability. To do so, regional as well as international efforts are required to foster the dialogue that is fundamental for the return of the refugee, durable peace, security and development in Rwanda as well in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

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International Journal of Community Development

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