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Rwanda Génocide

Never Again: Are We Still Remembering Or Starting To Forget?

Lee Bycel | Posted 07.20.2011 | Religion
Lee Bycel

As the decades pass, regrettably, the incomprehensible nightmare become part of history and seems to be replaced by new nightmares. We seem to be forgetting a lot all the time.

Rwanda Rises: A Lesson in Hope

Francine LeFrak | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Francine LeFrak

Let's face it, our world has seen better days. Take a look at the newspaper on any given day and you'll find enough tragedy and disaster to send you s...

Inspiration to Action: Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda

Rachel Olstein Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachel Olstein Kaplan

The Village today is home to nearly 400 orphans and vulnerable children who have a home, a family, access to education, health care and counseling.

Blaming the Messenger: A Response to 'One Man's Rwanda' by Tristan McConnell

Pia Sawhney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pia Sawhney

McConnell took it upon himself to critique the work of Gourevitch, one of the first to reconstruct the events of the Rwandan genocide. What has emerged is a tired piece, constructed more from the confines of an armchair than observations from the field.

BikeTown Africa: Transforming Rwanda

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maria Rodale

BikeTown Africa provided 120 bikes to the families supported by Foundation Rwanda. Many of them are HIV-positive, and all of them are outcasts in a society that is struggling to recover.

Tackling Energy Poverty

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

I met with Pearson when she was in New York City to launch "Lifeplayer," an MP3-enabled radio that she described as bridging "Internet, cellular, media player, and radio technologies."

Deadly Silence: Rwanda's Never Again Is Once Again?

Alice Gatebuke | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alice Gatebuke

Due to Rwanda's economic progress, some of which is unfortunately derived from Congolese minerals and "supply side economics," human rights abuses are mere inconveniences to those strictly focused on economic growth.

Kagame's American Political Prisoner

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Erlinder may hold political opinions at the fringes of the debate. However, to see this man consigned to unlawful imprisonment by the lowest elements of the Kagame sycophants because of his political views is a grave disappointment.

Peter Erlinder Charges in Rwanda: A Genocide Survivor's Perspective

Freddy Umutanguha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Freddy Umutanguha

Every Rwandan I know would place our right to protect our nation's peace and stability ahead of Peter Erlinder's right to endanger them.

Spring Cleaning in Rwanda

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Ruxin

Rwanda can move forward by giving everyone something to lose: people with some wealth and opportunity (and more and more Rwandans have both of these things) are less likely to turn to the politics of hate.

Rwandan Arrest of U.S. Lawyer Motivated by Politics

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marjorie Cohn

Professor Peter Erlinder, noted criminal defense lawyer and past president of the National Lawyers Guild, was arrested in Rwanda for "genocide ideology."

Despite Living Through Genocide, One Can Still Seek Out The Goodness In People

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

A friend from Rwanda visited me on Friday. During the genocide, she lost 100 of 103 family members. Even after all that happened, you can see her calm and her goodness in the light of her eyes.

Understanding Rwanda's Journey

Dr. Jean Paul Kimonyo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Jean Paul Kimonyo

Why is substantive change so important to Rwanda? Less well known is the fact that beyond the tragic event itself, the genocide was also symptomatic of a long-term economic, social and political bankruptcy.

Mutsinzi Report On The Rwandan Genocide Reveals Assassination Was A Coup

newyorker.com | Philip Gourevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I have obtained, and am posting here, the first English-language copy of a massive new report by a Rwandan investigative commission into the assassina...

Why The Right Is Wrong On Ft. Hood

Azam Nizamuddin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azam Nizamuddin

In the Ft. Hood aftermath, we shouldn't allow right-wing hooliganism, wherever it stems from, to dictate how we view tragedies and interpret human beings with cultures and religions separate from our own.

In Support of the Struggle for Democracy in Burma

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
José Ramos-Horta

The new officer corps emerging in Burma should know that they have a historic opportunity to save their country and restore Burma's place in the world.

On a Hillside in Rwanda, Orphans Find Semblance of Normalcy

Judy Flumenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Judy Flumenbaum

For one week in May, we lived and worked at the beautiful Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in rural Rwanda. The youth village houses 125 teenagers who were orphaned by the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Callixte Kalimanzira Sentenced To 30 Years For Rwandan Genocide

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A U.N. court trying masterminds of Rwanda's 1994 genocide Monday gave a 30-year jail sentence to a former interior minister accused of tricking thousa...

The US Senate Apologized for Slavery. But We Ain't Gettin' 40 Acres and a Mule!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

We can all feel relieved there is an official acknowledgment that something terrible was done to black people. Yet the reality is way too much time has passed for this apology to really mean anything.

Genocide Prevention Rather Than Response Gains Favor In Policy Circles

Huffington Post Contributor | John Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Last week, the United Nations Security Council traveled to Ethiopia, Rwanda, Congo and Liberia to discuss Africa's hotspots -- areas that are threaten...

Not the Time to Declare Victory

Jean-Marie Guehenno | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jean-Marie Guehenno

Policy making must not be based on wishful thinking. Congo has not yet reached a strategic turning point.

The Next Catastrophe in the Congo

Colin Thomas-Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Colin Thomas-Jensen

The U.N. will undermine its already limited credibility with frustrated Congolese civilians if this offensive against the FDLR goes ahead as planned.

A New Hope to End Genocide

Andrew Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Slack

Does the Obama administration plan to commemorate the Rwandan genocide by letting another innocent 1,000,000 Africans die?

Rwanda 15 Years Later: A Survivor's Reflections

Jacqueline Murekatete | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacqueline Murekatete

I ask myself what, if anything, the world had learned in the 15 years since the Rwandan tragedy? How close are we to fulfilling the vow of "Never Again" that was promised over 60 years ago?

Stars Light 'Candles For Rwanda' For Genocide Survivors (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Susan Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Morgan

On this tragic anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, 10,000 candles are being lit in Kigali. The ceremony is the beginning of a mass global remembrance, which will continue for a hundred days.