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My Return to Rwanda and the Forgotten Crisis Next Door

Rachel Kiddell-Monroe | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Rachel Kiddell-Monroe

As we remember the Rwandan genocide of 20 years ago, my hope is that we will look next door to the Democratic Republic of Congo and the everyday emergency that is bringing a people to its knees.

Mute Witnesses to Horror in Rwanda and Cambodia: The Stations of the Skulls on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.06.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

They are 5,250 miles apart, one in Asia, the other in Africa. But in each, huge piles of human skulls bear mute witness to the genocidal horrors of the last quarter of the 20th century when the world should already have learned better from the enormity of the Nazi Holocaust. Once the Chao Ponhea Yat High School, Pol Pot turned it into Security Prison 21 (S-21), where of the nearly 20,000 who passed through its satanic doors only a dozen survived. It was just one of scores of such hellholes where prisoners were beaten, tortured with electric shocks, burned with searing hot metal and water-boarded among other torments.

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.

Developing Peace: Social Entrepreneurship in Troubled Regions

Student Reporter | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Student Reporter

By Elise Hunter, MBA/MS candidate at Erb Institute, University of Michigan Starting a social enterprise in a region that has experienced genocide may...

Terminus for the Terminator?

Diana Jenkins | Posted 03.20.2013 | World
Diana Jenkins

Bosco Ntaganda, one of the most wanted war criminals in the world, unexpectedly has surrendered to the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda and asked to be sent to The Hague to face trial at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.

Creating Global Opportunities -- Rwanda Partnership Trains Women for Hotel Jobs

Bill Marriott | Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact
Bill Marriott

There's an old adage that says, "If you educate a woman, you educate a generation." That is what Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes, founder of the Akilah Institute for Women, is doing in Kigali, Rwanda.

Healing The Grandchildren Of Rwandan Genocide

Suzanne Skees | Posted 06.15.2012 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Julienne was just four during the 1994 genocide. She is HIV-positive and works as an artisan for this member-owned women's collective through The Ih...

Craft And Commerce: Indego Africa's Transforming Power

Zandile Blay | Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact
Zandile Blay

Indego Africa creates a powerful new paradigm for brands seeking to help the people of Africa by giving them a hand up instead of a hand out.

Rwanda: Healing the Scars of Genocide

David Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Weiss

As you pass through the country, it is hard to imagine that these same streets in this country the size of Hawaii were the scene of one of the worst human slaughters of the late 20th century.

From Maryland to Rwanda: Linking Communities to Prevent Disease

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

Access to life-saving vaccines should not be determined by the lottery of birthplace and every child deserves a healthy future, whether they are born in Baltimore or Bangalore.

Rwanda: When 'Never Again' Happened Such a Short Time Ago

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Pollack

We've never traveled anywhere quite like Rwanda. The country's wounds may never completely heal, especially when "never again" happened here such a short time ago.

Famine and Plenty, Both in Times of Drought

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Ruxin

In Rwanda and across Africa, the Millennium Villages project has demonstrated that food scarcity can be all but vanquished if the required resource management, investment and political will are available.

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.

Tharcisse Renzaho, Ex-Rwanda Governor, Sentenced To Life For Genocide By UN Tribunal

AP | SUKHDEV CHHATBAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ARUSHA, Tanzania — A U.N. war crimes tribunal sentenced a former governor in Rwanda to life in prison Tuesday after finding that he was one of t...

Bono's (RED) Campaign Sees Red Over Shortcomings

New York Times | Ron Nixon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A year ago, staff members at the Treatment and Research AIDS Center could barely cope. Patients, unable to find care elsewhere, flowed in from every c...