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Tom Carver

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Human Ingenuity Is Part of Rwanda's Awakening

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2014 | 6:36 PM

It's hard to believe the Rwandan genocide happened 20 years ago. In April 1994, I was a young BBC reporter who had spent three years covering South Africa's remarkable lurching journey towards democracy. That month, South Africans had elected Nelson Mandela as the country's first black president; it...

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The Country That Bans Plastic Bags

(2) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 4:04 PM

When you suffer a genocide as a people or a nation it can empower you to achieve extraordinary things. It gives you a rare, not to say unique, opportunity to start again. A few weeks ago, I returned to Rwanda for the first time since I covered the genocide as...

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