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Rwanda Génocide

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.

20 Years After Genocide, Rwanda Honors Its Victims

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 03.28.2014 | World

NYARUBUYE, Rwanda (AP) — Rows of human skulls sit in glass cases near the red brick Catholic church here. Some are cracked in half; holes are punche...

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?

Woman Sentenced In Rwanda Genocide Fraud Case

AP | LYNNE TUOHY | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. — A federal judge on Monday sentenced a New Hampshire woman to the maximum 10 years in prison for lying about her role in the 1994...

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.

New Hampshire Woman Had Secret Role In Rwanda Genocide

AP | LYNNE TUOHY | Posted 04.24.2013 | Crime

CONCORD, N.H. — A woman convicted of lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide to obtain U.S. citizenship could be sent back to the count...

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.

A Girl Named Divine Learns to Read

Mike Kelleher | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Mike Kelleher

A beautiful little first-grade Rwandan girl named Divine read to us, and we all melted. Her warmth and genuineness, her joy in sharing her reading skills and in showing us how she could write her name on the blackboard made us smile and think about her wonderful gifts.