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Rwanda Génocide

Rwanda Demands a Muscular Morality

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

This past week saw the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide that took the lives of nearly one million Tutsis between April and June, 1994.

How a Film Could Get You 25 Years in Jail!

Terry George | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Terry George

Paul Kagame has used his impressive achievements, (and the continuing guilt of the West) to mount a sophisticated International PR campaign to counter the accusations that he is a ruthless dictator.

A Closer Look at Where Rwanda's Lethal Weapons Came From

Tim Gallimore | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Tim Gallimore

By its own admission, the Rwanda government bankrupted its economy to pay for those weapons.

It's a Hard Life for Children in Rwanda, But There's Hope in Their Eyes

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

I was reminded of the plight of these children when my wife and I recently visited Rwanda for the 20th Anniversary Commemoration of the Rwandan genocide.

Passion, Fashion and Development

Keneuoe Mphutlane | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Keneuoe Mphutlane

The objects were picked on the basis of their use to the young girls in their daily lives and conducted in different provinces of Rwanda. It revealed that the majority of the girls picked the sewing machine over the other objects.

Rwandan Genocide: Remembering the 'Other' Casualties

Dr. Elise Collins Shields | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
Dr. Elise Collins Shields

The unique trauma rape victims endured, the horrors, impacts them to this day. While a massacre affects all survivors, consequences for Rwandan women is compounded through lasting impact of sexual violence.

Syria: 'Never Again' Is Now

Kristin Wright | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Kristin Wright

Politicians and government leaders often excuse their inaction on Syria with words like "complicated." And we know that many government leaders once felt the same way about Rwanda.

20 Years After Genocide in Rwanda, Violence Against the Global Poor Still a Reality

Gary Haugen | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Gary Haugen

Billions of the poorest people throughout the developing world know in a terrible and personal way the same truth the Rwanda genocide taught me: Violence has the power to destroy everything -- and is unstopped by our other responses to poverty.

Twenty Years After, Rwanda Remembers: A Tribute to My Country

Rosine Urujeni | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Rosine Urujeni

Forgiving doesn't mean loving or hugging the one who was once hunting you down and trying to exterminate your "people." It is, rather, learning how to live in peace with him again.

This Man Murdered Her Baby During Rwanda Genocide, And She Chose To Forgive Him

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact

Would you be able to befriend the person who killed your 9-month-old and severed one of your hands with a machete, leaving you for dead? Alice Mukarur...

20 Years Later, Rwanda Is Succeeding

Josh Ruxin | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Josh Ruxin

Rwanda had to create something virtually unique in Africa: government that was corruption-free, a plan to turn away foreign aid as soon as possible, and a reliance on business standards to encourage competition and efficiency.

The Next Frontier in Rwanda

Mark Shriver | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Mark Shriver

"What good is that if our babies and mothers are dying? They must be the priority."

20 Years After the Genocide in Rwanda: Lessons Learned and Unlearned

Ban Ki-moon | Posted 06.07.2014 | World
Ban Ki-moon

The international community cannot claim to care about atrocity crimes and then shrink from the commitment of resources and will required to actually prevent them. Global leaders should do more to prevent the preventable, and to counter the cruelty taking place before our eyes.

Rwandan Man And His Genocide Victim Now Friends

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 04.07.2014 | World

NYAMATA, Rwanda (AP) — She lost her baby daughter and her right hand to a manic killing spree. He wielded the machete that took both. Yet today, de...

Wails, Sobs Mark 20 Years Since Rwanda Genocide

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and KATHERINE SULLIVAN | Posted 06.07.2014 | World

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Displaying both pride and pain, Rwandans on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of a devastating 100-day genocide that saw pack...

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.

Obama Pays Tribute To Victims Of Rwanda Genocide

AP | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is remembering the victims of the Rwandan genocide, an event he says was "neither an accident nor unavoidab...

Eline Gordts

5 Staggering Statistics For Why We Can Never Let A Tragedy Like Rwanda's Happen Ever Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.07.2014 | World

On April 6, 1994, a plane carrying Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana and his Burundian counterpart was shot down above the Kigali airport, crashin...

How Rwandan Women Rebuilt Their Country 20 Years After Genocide

Women's eNews | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact

By Women's eNews Staff After the genocide two decades ago, Rwandan women, including the late Aloisea Inyumba, buried some 800,000 victims of massac...

Torn Apart by War and Genocide, a Father and Son Reunited

Crystal Wells | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

When asked about his childhood, Jean Bosco Ngwabije, 33, remembers two things -- fighting and running.

Can We Go Now?: 20 Years After the Rwanda Genocide, Lessons Still Unlearned

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

We smelled the bodies before we saw them. We approached on a dirt track muddy from two weeks of the rainy season. Trees and high shrubs obscured all but the tip of a roof, but a cross told us St. Francis Catholic Church at Karubamba was just around the corner.

On 20th Anniversary of Rwandan Genocide, Remembering Isn't Enough

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

While it appears that no amount of remembrance can possibly stop the next genocide from occurring, we must keep trying and we must remain ever vigilant to the signs of impending action such as those that have scarred our past.

20 Years Ago, Genocide in Rwanda

David Moshman | Posted 06.01.2014 | World
David Moshman

The Rwanda genocide may seem like a black hole in history, forever beyond human understanding from which no light can ever escape. But historical events can be meaningfully explained and Rwanda is no exception.

Rwandan Women Bear the Heaviest Burden of our History

Jeannette Kagame | Posted 05.31.2014 | World
Jeannette Kagame

To the unsung heroines, I salute you for bearing, with such incredible grace and admirable strength, the burden of our horrific history.

Rwandan Women Bear the Heaviest Burden of our History

Jeannette Kagame | Posted 12.05.2014 | World
Jeannette Kagame

To the unsung heroines, I salute you for bearing, with such incredible grace and admirable strength, the burden of our horrific history.