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Rwanda Génocide

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.

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.

Rwanda Queen-Killing Genocide Suspect Arrested In Uganda

AP | GODFREY OLUKYA and RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda — A top suspect wanted for orchestrating the killings of thousands of people in Rwanda's 1994 genocide – including childre...

Mutsinzi Report On The Rwandan Genocide Reveals Assassination Was A Coup | 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...

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.

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...

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...

Rwandan War Crimes Verdict Issued In Canada; First Of Its Kind

AP | AMY LUFT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MONTREAL — A Rwandan man was found guilty Friday of war crimes during his country's 1994 genocide, becoming the first person convicted under a n...

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.

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.

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?