Archive for February, 2011

By Catherine MeidellFebruary 11, 2011

After the tragic Rwanda genocide of 1994, many aspects of Rwandan society changed, including women’s power in government, said Jean Dominique Gumirakiza, an applied economics graduate student. (more…)

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As provided by the White House–March 25, 1998

Thank you, Mr. President. First, let me thank you, Mr. President, and Vice President Kagame, and your wives for making Hillary and me and our delegation feel so welcome. I’d also like to thank the young students who met us and the musicians, the dancers who were outside. I thank especially the survivors of the genocide and those who are working to rebuild your country for spending a little time with us before we came in here. (more…)

By Prof. Gerise Herndon–December 5, 2010

Freedom of speech and freedom of the press: for most U.S. citizens, these self-evident ideals form our nation’s foundation. Rwanda, the site of the most efficient genocide in history with a million Tutsis dead after 100 days, complicated how I make sense of those terms. (more…)

By Frank Chalk

Revision of an address to the Sixth Annual History in the Making Conference, Concordia University, 11 March 2000

I. THE PROBLEM BEFORE US

At the start of the 21st century, the slogan “Never Again” threatens to become an empty phrase, mocking our lack of humility and our pretensions to omniscience in preventing genocide. The examples of the failures of the international community to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity continue to multiply: Rwanda, Burundi, East Timor, Bosnia, and Kosovo represent only the tip of the iceberg. (more…)

23 June 2005

Of the eight international judges selected for the new War Crimes Chamber in the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gerald Gahima of Rwanda has credentials the others do not. (more…)

Dear Gerald,

You have lately teamed with Nkiko Nsengimana, Condo, Musangamfura, Ingabire, Rusesabagina, Kayumba, Karegeya, Murwanashyaka, and your brother Rudasingwa etc to tell the world that you are the latest beacons of economic development, democracy, rule of law, independent and impartial justice, human rights etc for Rwanda. (more…)

By Chloe S Manchester–July 22, 2010

There has always been a great deal of intrigue as to why certain people and certain parts of the world are cursed with such a greater deal of suffering than others. (more…)