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The Future of Nostalgia

Francis Levy | Posted 09.04.2016 | Home
Francis Levy

Margalit Fox's Times obituary of Svetlana Boym, the Curt Hugo Reisinger professor of Slavic languages and literatures and comparative literature at Harvard ("Svetlana Boym, 56, Scholar of Myth and Memory Dies, NYT, 8/22/13) discusses one of her works, The Future of Nostalgia.

Burundi, Politics of Ego and Not Ethnicity?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Ethnicity is a tool rather than the cause for the reappearance of discord in Burundi. As means to rationalize his grab for perpetual office, President Pierre Nkurunziza has reached into the bag of tricks of stoking fear of "the other." That is a zombie from the past that can rise from the dead.

Staring at Skulls For Far Too Long

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 02.03.2013 | Home
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.

Exhaust the Limits: New Book Speaks to One Man's Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles "Chic" Dambach's exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much...

Renewable Energy Expert Steve Smith Mitigates Conflicts in Congo, Rwanda, Sudan

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

Multi-tasking is de rigueur these days, so it comes as no surprise that renewable energy expert and conflict resolution specialist Steve Smith has his hands full. His specialty comes from years of practice.

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

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...

Protect the Protectors

Kathleen Cravero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kathleen Cravero

For all the humanitarian workers killed in the past ten years, not one investigation has reached a clear conclusion after which someone was punished. Nor has any government been held accountable.

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

Joseph Sebarenzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joseph Sebarenzi

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

Conflict In Congo Rages On Despite 49 Years Of Independence

Huffington Post Contributor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By Rebecca Hamilton Goma, DRC - Jimmy Makozo is ten years old. He should be in school. Instead, he is on the streets of Goma desperately reaching ou...

Genocide in April

Heidi Kingstone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Heidi Kingstone

I mention April because that month kept coming up as I toured room after room in the genocide museum. One by one 20th century genocides, like the stacks of the bodies of their victims, piled up.

Congo: Rwandan Hutus Seek Repatriation, UN Overwhelmed

Washington Post | Stephanie McCrummen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With their wives and children, the Rwandan militiamen are arriving from the bush here in eastern Congo by the truckload. Skinny and tired, they have v...

Rwandan Troops Invade Congo To Wipe Out Hutu Militias

afrol News, Lesotho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Hundreds of Rwandan troops have crossed into eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to hunt down Rwandan Hutu rebels under a December agreement between ...

Rwandan Musician Convicted of Genocide for Making Songs of Hate

Sean Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sean Jacobs

The New York Times reports that a famous Rwandan musician, Simon Bikindi, has been convicted of incitement to genocide.