Rwanda

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 8th, 2014
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20 years ago the 1994 Rwandan genocide started. In just 100 days some 800,000 to a million people were killed. The world stood by, the international community did literally nothing. The phrase “never again” coined after the Holocaust got an empty phrase. Although, very ironically, Rwanda was on the U...
By IAfrica
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Apr 7th, 2014
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Michel Chossudovsky/ Anjan Sundaram The civil war in Rwanda was a brutal struggle for political power between the Hutu-led Habyarimana government supported by France and the Tutsi Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) backed financially and militarily by Washington. Ethnic rivalries were used deliberately in...
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Apr 7th, 2014
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She lost her baby daughter and her right hand to a manic killing spree. He wielded the machete that took both. Now this woman and man work together on a group for genocide survivors. By: Jason Straziuso The Associated Press, Published on Sun Apr 06 2014 NYAMATA, RWANDA—She lost her baby daughter and ...
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Apr 7th, 2014
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Canada passed a war crimes act 15 years ago, but only one Rwandan sits in a Canadian jail convicted of horrors committed back home. Mike Mclaughlin / THE CANADIAN PRESS file illustration In October 2009, Desire Munyaneza stood to hear the Quebec court sentence him to life imprisonment, the first pers...
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Apr 6th, 2014
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The prison in Kigali was, in some ways, much like any other overcrowded, sordid, smelly and downright scary jail in Africa. But unlike others, filled with petty criminals, debtors, murderers and thieves, this one was filled – overfilled – with just a small cross-section of those accused of participat...
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Apr 5th, 2014
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On April 6, 1994, a plane carrying Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana was shot down by unidentified assailants. The next day, the killings began. Over the next three months, as the international community stood by, an estimated one million Rwandans—Tutsis and moderate Hutus—were systematically sla...
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Apr 5th, 2014
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by Rachel Strohm As the 20th anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide approaches on April 7, people who don’t usually pay much attention to African politics will be seeing two main types of commemorative stories about the country.  The first will focus on the incredible progress that Rwanda h...
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Apr 5th, 2014
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By:Associated Press UNITED NATIONS — U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power says she’s going to Africa not just to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide but to spotlight ethnic killings in Central African Republic and the potential for violence in Burundi. Power said in an interview F...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 3rd, 2014
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By Omar McDoom Rwanda’s genocide, twenty years ago this month, symbolizes the zenith of ethnic violence in Africa and international indifference toward it.   How did this defining event change our world?  It is true that mass atrocity is still not a ghost of the past and international inaction in the...
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Apr 3rd, 2014
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by Eze Martins-hassan Esomchi The litanies of inept leaders Nigeria has produced will leave lee kaun Yew, the Singaporean magical leader in utter onderment. From the military to the civilian rulers the best Nigerian leaders could do was to oil the wheel of poverty and penury. Worst still, is the pain...