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Rwanda Génocide

20 Years Later, Rwanda Is Succeeding

Josh Ruxin | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Josh Ruxin

Rwanda had to create something virtually unique in Africa: government that was corruption-free, a plan to turn away foreign aid as soon as possible, and a reliance on business standards to encourage competition and efficiency.

The Next Frontier in Rwanda

Mark Shriver | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Mark Shriver

"What good is that if our babies and mothers are dying? They must be the priority."

20 Years After the Genocide in Rwanda: Lessons Learned and Unlearned

Ban Ki-moon | Posted 06.07.2014 | World
Ban Ki-moon

The international community cannot claim to care about atrocity crimes and then shrink from the commitment of resources and will required to actually prevent them. Global leaders should do more to prevent the preventable, and to counter the cruelty taking place before our eyes.

Rwandan Man And His Genocide Victim Now Friends

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 04.07.2014 | World

NYAMATA, Rwanda (AP) — She lost her baby daughter and her right hand to a manic killing spree. He wielded the machete that took both. Yet today, de...

Wails, Sobs Mark 20 Years Since Rwanda Genocide

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and KATHERINE SULLIVAN | Posted 06.07.2014 | World

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Displaying both pride and pain, Rwandans on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of a devastating 100-day genocide that saw pack...

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.

Obama Pays Tribute To Victims Of Rwanda Genocide

AP | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is remembering the victims of the Rwandan genocide, an event he says was "neither an accident nor unavoidab...

Eline Gordts

5 Staggering Statistics For Why We Can Never Let A Tragedy Like Rwanda's Happen Ever Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.07.2014 | World

On April 6, 1994, a plane carrying Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana and his Burundian counterpart was shot down above the Kigali airport, crashin...

How Rwandan Women Rebuilt Their Country 20 Years After Genocide

Women's eNews | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact

By Women's eNews Staff After the genocide two decades ago, Rwandan women, including the late Aloisea Inyumba, buried some 800,000 victims of massac...

Torn Apart by War and Genocide, a Father and Son Reunited

Crystal Wells | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

When asked about his childhood, Jean Bosco Ngwabije, 33, remembers two things -- fighting and running.

Can We Go Now?: 20 Years After the Rwanda Genocide, Lessons Still Unlearned

World Vision | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
World Vision

We smelled the bodies before we saw them. We approached on a dirt track muddy from two weeks of the rainy season. Trees and high shrubs obscured all but the tip of a roof, but a cross told us St. Francis Catholic Church at Karubamba was just around the corner.

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 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.

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.