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Rwanda Génocide

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

Georges Ugeux | Posted 11.29.2012 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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.

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...

Class War in the USA

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 05.07.2012 | Home
Rebecca Tinsley

When Americans suggest the wealthiest members of society might pay a little more tax, they are not unleashing Mao's Red Guards, or Rwanda's Interahamwe. They are debating the relative costs we should all bear for being privileged enough to live in a healthy, safe democracy.

Working, Not Begging in Haiti

Willa Shalit | Posted 04.15.2012 | Impact
Willa Shalit

I'm flying back to Haiti, remembering words spoken to me nearly a decade ago: "We are not beggars!" The speaker was Rwandan master weaver Pascasie Mukabuligo.

Two Cultures, Two Genocides, One Story

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home
Bernard Starr

David's harrowing memories from Eastern Europe at the hands of the Nazis and Jacqueline's genocide experiences in Rwanda, although more than half a century apart, are hauntingly similar.

Coloring Brighter Futures For Rwandan Children Born Of Rape

Posted 12.22.2011 | Impact

For children born of rape in Rwanda, living the life of a poverty-stricken outsider is expected. But Foundation Rwanda is trying to change that. F...

Africa Mourns Death Of Christopher Hitchens

Michael Mungai | Posted 02.17.2012 | Impact
Michael Mungai

Africa has just lost one of its greatest allies in the fight for human rights.

Criminalizing Mass Murder: 65 Years After The UN's First Condemnation Of Genocide

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Menachem Rosensaft

We must keep in mind that while posthumous justice for the victims of genocide is an important consideration, the most critical imperative has been the prevention of future carnages. One need only look at Darfur to realize that this goal is far from accomplished.

Kinyarwanda: Forgiveness is Freedom

Andrew Himes | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Andrew Himes

On disclosing our own crimes and failures, we can be forgiven. By acknowledging the painful truths of the past, we can reconcile with our enemies and repair our broken society.

From Chicago, Music in the Key of Life

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 02.02.2012 | Chicago
Gail Vida Hamburg

Lullaby is in a larger sense an aria for the brave women of Congo, Rwanda and elsewhere who have experienced sexual violence, and who have risen out of the ashes like phoenix.

On the Road in Rwanda

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home
Marcia DeSanctis

Here in Karama, the Tubeho Association, which consists of 76 women and 34 men all afflicted with HIV, decided on honey as not only a logical high-return commodity indigenous to the fertile hills of Southeast Rwanda.

Curtis M. Wong

Empowering Women In Post-Conflict Societies | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.30.2011 | Impact

When asked about her personal and professional inspirations, Gretchen Steidle Wallace names neither an A-list celebrity nor a political figure but, ra...

Nyiramasuhuko: The Mother Who Awarded Rape For Murder

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 06.12.2015 | Home
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

The wheels of international criminal justice may be slow, but turn they will, and as Pauline Nyiramasuhuko's case would come to illustrate, they can generate important judicial outcomes.

Independence Day

Victoria Uwonkunda | Posted 09.11.2011 | Home
Victoria Uwonkunda

A few days into their new life as an independent country, South Sudan has a long and steep road ahead of them.