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Mute Witnesses to Horror in Rwanda and Cambodia: The Stations of the Skulls on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.06.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

They are 5,250 miles apart, one in Asia, the other in Africa. But in each, huge piles of human skulls bear mute witness to the genocidal horrors of the last quarter of the 20th century when the world should already have learned better from the enormity of the Nazi Holocaust. Once the Chao Ponhea Yat High School, Pol Pot turned it into Security Prison 21 (S-21), where of the nearly 20,000 who passed through its satanic doors only a dozen survived. It was just one of scores of such hellholes where prisoners were beaten, tortured with electric shocks, burned with searing hot metal and water-boarded among other torments.

Staring at Skulls For Far Too Long

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 02.03.2013 | World
Molly Sprayregen

On our third night in Rwanda, I heard a low-pitched barking from somewhere down the hill. The only time I heard a dog all week. It didn't last long, and I wondered if he lived nearby, somewhere in the neighboring village. Or maybe he was just passing through, almost, but not quite ready to come home.

Mutsinzi Report On The Rwandan Genocide Reveals Assassination Was A Coup | Philip Gourevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I have obtained, and am posting here, the first English-language copy of a massive new report by a Rwandan investigative commission into the assassina...

Rwanda: Heeding History's Lessons Before It's Too Late

Joseph Sebarenzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph Sebarenzi

For Rwanda to thrive, economic performance, for which President Kagame deserves credit, must be coupled with political reconciliation and strong democratic institutions.

Rwanda: It Was 15 Years Ago Today

Jane Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jane Wells

April 7th 1994 was the day the Rwandan genocide officially began. Over the following 100 days over 1 million Tutsi and moderate Hutus were murdered in...

Hutu Rebels Return To Rwanda After Years In Congo Hideouts | By Stephanie McCrummen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The 958 Express arrived at last. In the early-afternoon sun, Leonard Hakorimano, with his wife and two sons, squeezed into a crowded bus that was soo...