Posts Tagged ‘Hate’

By Greg Marinovich

Last night I attended a talk by Dr Charles Mironko at Johannesburg’s Vega college. Moronko is a Rwandan anthropologist who specializes in genocide. (more…)

By Oscar Kabatende

Last week was dominated by the last three days of the national week of remembrance of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Contemplating the barbarity systematically meted out on a section of Rwandans in a bid for extermination even for a paltry seven days out of 365 is no small matter. (more…)

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush –Religion Editor, Huffington Post

A woman recently loaded her four children into a mini-van and drove it into the Hudson River drowning all but one of her children. (more…)

By: Dele Olojede—Newsday May 4, 2004

GASHORA, Rwanda — Valerie Bemeriki would like the world to know that, all in all, she was only doing her duty. (more…)

By Cassandra Cotton

In a country where “…radio has become like the voice of God…”1[1], it should come as no surprise that the media, and in particular, the radio, played a central role in an ethnic conflict as bloody as any known in recent history. (more…)

By: Tom Ndahiro

Introduction

Between April and July 1994, the world tried to ignore the annihilation of Tutsi in Rwanda. Today, it is impossible for anyone to forget the genocide. In particular, for survivors – those I call “living victims” – the genocide is a daily reality: it stole their friends and relatives, their plans and aspirations, and continues to haunt them. Raphael Lemkin argued that genocide is coordinated plans to destroy the essential foundations of the life of a group so that it withers and dies like a plant that has suffered blight. Genocide is a crime against all of humankind; against all notions of human civilisation. But it is also a deeply personal crime committed against individuals who re-live the memories of the genocide like a vicious, recurring nightmare. Survivors remain victims of the perpetrators, many of whose ongoing preoccupation is to alter or erase the world’s memory of the genocide. (more…)