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Rwanda Génocide

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.

Runway to Rwanda: Reflections of a Fighting Pacifist

Anjhula Mya Bais | Posted 10.24.2012 | Impact
Anjhula Mya Bais

Do I pay the price in my fashion career? Absolutely. I've been told by many an agent to "dumb it down," yet I do it in reverse.

Rwanda's Genocide and Lessons America Hasn't Learned for Syria

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

It behooves the Western leaders and the American government who are being critical of Rwanda's Kagame to learn from the Rwandan experience and finally agree to put an end to mass slaughter and to seriously punish all those who engage in it.

Why I'm Traveling to Rwanda in the Middle of My Congressional Campaign

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

All this could be dismissed as something that happened 18 years ago and does not much matter now. But as we've learned, history is always destined to repeat itself.

Bisesero: The Hill of Resistance

Noam Schimmel | Posted 07.12.2012 | World
Noam Schimmel

On July 4 Rwandans commemorated Liberation Day -- the end of the genocide. But liberation is also a process, and an ongoing one which urgently needs support.

How to Make Population Growth Reverse Itself

Carl Safina | Posted 07.11.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

If our values change, we might use science and technology to save us. If our failed values persist, science and technology will only press our accelerator.

The Indie on Demand Movie Review: Kinyarwanda

Dan Persons | Posted 06.12.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This time, we're looking at Kinyarwanda, a new drama in which director Alrick Brown uses a fractured timeline and mutable genres to portray how the Rwandan genocide of 1994 looked to those trapped in its madness.

Rwandans Speak Kinyarwanda

Alrick Brown | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home
Alrick Brown

Africa brought Ishmael, Joshua, and I together, and it also brought Kinyarwanda into my life. The film has empowered Rwandans to share their stories with the world. Their story is not about genocide. Their story is about faith, hope, life, love and forgiveness.

Rwanda, Syria and the Responsibility to Protect

Simon Adams | Posted 06.04.2012 | World
Simon Adams

"Where is the world?" This is a question we have seen Syrians scrawl upon crude placards in Homs and elsewhere. And while the diplomatic mission of Kofi Annan must be vigorously supported, the time has arrived to begin contemplating other measures.

New Hampshire Woman Wasn't Rwandan Genocide Culprit, Relatives Say

AP | Posted 05.08.2012 | Crime

CONCORD, N.H. — Testimony has ended in the case of a New Hampshire woman who prosecutors say committed acts of violence during the Rwanda genoci...

Contemporary Visions Of Africa

Posted 03.07.2012 | Arts

So much contemporary photography these days is conceptual, self-referential and didactic, it becomes easy to forget the immense power of a human story...