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Rwanda Génocide

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.

What Will It Take To Truly 'Never Forget' Rwandan Genocide

Nina Iliza | Posted 05.23.2014 | Impact
Nina Iliza

For many people April is the month to commemoration the Rwandan genocide; it is the month to pay homage to those who lost their lives. However, to me, April is just another month I try live without remembering the genocide.

The Hardest Apology in the World

Erin Griffin | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Erin Griffin

In 2009, after almost five months in Rwanda, an overwhelmed 21-year-old boarded a plane back to the United States with a promise to "tell the world we are sorry."

The Fine Line of Genocide History

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 04.06.2014 | Media
Stephen D. Smith

When reporting genocidal incidences, historians take on a heavy responsibility. Just 20 years after the genocide committed against the Tutsi of Rwanda, many of the protagonists are still alive and grappling their own narratives, and still feeling their pain.

The UN, Rwanda and the 'Genocide Fax' -- 20 Years Later

Simon Adams | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Simon Adams

On this grim anniversary we should derive some solace from the fact that much has changed since 1994.

Syria, the DRC and the 'Responsibility to Protect': the US Double Standard

Kambale Musavuli | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Kambale Musavuli

The U.N.) says the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the world's deadliest since World War II. The Congo catastrophe, however, has gone largely unnoticed by the world's media, and global leaders have placed the crisis on the back burner.

A Cultural Cure for Post-Genocide Rwanda: Drumming and Ice Cream

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Corinna Clendenen

A long-standing tradition In Rwandan society prohibited women from touching the drums or even approaching the drummers. When asked why, men told her drums are too heavy for women to handle. To which she answered, 'Let's see how strong we are.'

Will Syria Be Obama's Rwanda?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

So now we have Russia and the UN serving as guarantors that Syria will somehow declare and destroy its chemical weapons arsenal. But how will we know we've found them all? And how long will the process take?

Catskills Journeys: Guarded Memories of the Holocaust

Steven Kurlander | Posted 08.12.2013 | New York
Steven Kurlander

I have lived the Holocaust my whole life. Early on, my consciousness was considerably wrought by my relationship with my survivor mother, her often intense and destructive interactions with her family and the different ways she and they coped with their past.

History Comes to Chicago

Clemantine Wamariya | Posted 07.31.2013 | Chicago
Clemantine Wamariya

Many of us might feel removed from the Holocaust of 60 years ago and the Rwandan genocide of 19 years ago. But what is not so distant from us, and anyone can still feel, is that terrible hatred continues to surround us.

Rise of Global Citizen Patriot

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Choosing between loyalty to country and consideration for fellow global citizens has all along been a false choice.

Differences Between Rwanda and Syria Highlight Challenges of Intervention

David W. Kearn | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
David W. Kearn

Despite the violence, depravity and human suffering they share, Syria and Rwanda are very different conflicts. There is sound reasoning for President Obama to proceed carefully and cautiously.

The Country That Bans Plastic Bags

Tom Carver | Posted 04.15.2013 | World
Tom Carver

When you suffer a genocide as a people or a nation it can empower you to achieve extraordinary things. It gives you a rare, not to say unique, opportunity to start again.

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.

Rice's Failure in Rwanda Precludes Her From Becoming Secretary of State

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Better that Susan Rice remain where she is. An ambassador whose spinelessness perfectly matches the organization she's in.

Why Does the United States Cover the Rwanda Aggression on Congo?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 11.29.2012 | World
Georges Ugeux

I happen to know something about Congo, Rwanda and Kivu, a province on the Eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has become th...

Surviving the Unspeakable

Barbara Becker | Posted 12.29.2012 | Books
Barbara Becker

Nishimwe, I was told by a mutual friend, had been raped during the country's 100-day killing spree and had subsequently contracted HIV. She was 14 years old at the time.

Nations Compete for UN Security Council Seats; Rwanda Provides Drama

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 12.19.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Australia, Argentina, Luxembourg, South Korea... and Rwanda won seats on the UN Security Council for a two-year term. Rwanda provided the drama because its election came after charges it was stoking a rebellion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.