Rwanda

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 8th, 2014
0 Comments
217 Views
By Alex Ntung It was the middle of the night when we arrived in Kigali and the first thing that struck me about this war-devastated city was the continual yapping and barking of dogs. There were more strays than usual because so many had lost their owners; unfed, they wandered around fighting with ea...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 8th, 2014
0 Comments
157 Views
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
In Article
Apr 7th, 2014
0 Comments
147 Views
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Apr 7th, 2014
0 Comments
156 Views
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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 7th, 2014
0 Comments
158 Views
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...
By IAfrica
In Photo Gallery
Apr 6th, 2014
0 Comments
872 Views
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Apr 5th, 2014
0 Comments
674 Views
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 5th, 2014
0 Comments
190 Views
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Hottest News
Apr 5th, 2014
0 Comments
85 Views
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
In Article
Apr 3rd, 2014
0 Comments
155 Views
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...