Posts Tagged ‘international community’

Frank Kanyesigye–12 April 2011

Tokyo — The Embassy of Rwanda in Japan, last week, joined the world to honour victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.The 17th commemoration was preceded by a prayer for Genocide survivors and victims of the Tohoku Pacific Earthquake and Tsunami that hit Japan last month. (more…)

Rwandan case has created awareness that the international community is watching and will not condone leaders who perfect impunity

NAIROBI (Xihua) — Rwanda’s High Commissioner to Kenya George William Kayonga on Tuesday called on the rest of the world to learn from the Rwandan experience and avoid situations that could lead to acts of genocide or crimes against humanity. (more…)

CNN April 06, 2004

Western powers bear “criminal responsibility” for Rwanda’s 1994 genocide because they did not attempt to stop it, the commander of the U.N. peacekeeping force in the country at the time has said. (more…)

By Susan Allen, M.D., M.P.H.

Over the last 20 years, HIV emerged as the #1 cause of death in African adults, and the Rwanda genocide became the most concentrated mass murder in recorded history. Though one catastrophe surfaced slowly and inexorably while the other smoldered for years before exploding in 1994, the lessons learned are similar. (more…)