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Rwanda Génocide

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 | World
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 | World
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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 10.09.2011 | World
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 | World
Victoria Uwonkunda

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

Rwandan Woman Becomes First Female Convicted Of Genocide

AP | By SUKHDEV CHHATBAR | Posted 08.24.2011 | World

ARUSHA, Tanzania (AP) -- The U.N. Court trying suspects of the 1994 Rwanda genocide found a female former government minister and her son guilty of wa...

Top Rwandan Genocide Suspect Captured In Congo

AP | Posted 07.27.2011 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — The suspected leader of an extremist Hutu militia was arrested in eastern Congo after years on the run, a Congolese official s...

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.

Ex-Army Chief Gets 30 Years For Role In Rwandan Genocide

AP | Posted 07.17.2011 | World

ARUSHA, Tanzania — A court has sentenced Rwanda's former army chief to 30 years in prison for ordering killings during the 1994 genocide. The I...

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.