Archive for October, 2010

By Tom Ndahiro

True, Ingabire is a biological parent to kids. Equally true, she stands as custodian of Hutu extremism and leader of hardcore genocidaires worldwide. (more…)

By Tom Gjelten

Carnegie Corporation of New York established the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict in May 1994 to address the looming threats to world peace of intergroup violence and to advance new ideas for the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict. (more…)

Reuters 1Apr 2004 Westerners Shun 10th Anniversary Rwandan Genocide By REUTERS Filed at 11:30 a.m. ET KIGALI (Reuters) – Western leaders were conspicuously absent from a list of foreign dignitaries scheduled to attend memorial ceremonies in Kigali next week marking the tenth anniversary of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. (more…)

By: Stephen D. Lowe, Associate Dean and Professor, Erskine Theological Seminary

The world stood by and did nothing for one hundred days from April to July 1994. At that time Rwanda was one of the poorest countries in the world on a par with my wife’s adopted homeland of Haiti. (more…)

During the early weeks of slaughter international leaders did not use the word “genocide,” as if avoiding the term could eliminate the obligation to confront the crime. (more…)

ABC Radio National – Background Briefing: 21 February 1999

[This is the print version of story]

Program Transcript

Bronwyn Adcock: In the space of just 100 days in 1994, around 800,000 people were murdered in a systematic and vicious genocide. This crime took place in the small central African nation of Rwanda. The rivers of Rwanda clogged with mutilated bodies and churches and schools filled with thousands of corpses. (more…)

By Darryl Li

For 100 days in the spring and summer of 1994, millions of Rwandans witnessed, participated in or otherwise lived through a nationwide campaign of extermination – a collective effort whose rhythm was in many ways regulated by the broadcasts of Radio-Télévision Libre des Milles Collines (RTLM). ‘The graves are only half empty; who will help us fill them?’ (more…)

Atlantic Unbound | March 14, 2002
Samantha Power, the author of “A Problem From Hell,” explores why America—the home of Holocaust awareness—did all but nothing to stop the genocides of the twentieth century. (more…)

by Dana Steinberg

May 17, 2004

In Rwanda today, the government makes no distinction between its two main ethnic groups, Hutus and Tutsis: ethnic identity cards are banned and national unity is promoted. (more…)

The Atlantic Monthly | September 2001
by Samantha Power

The author’s exclusive interviews with scores of the participants in the decision-making, together with her analysis of newly declassified documents, yield a chilling narrative of self-serving caution and flaccid will—and countless missed opportunities to mitigate a colossal crime. (more…)