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By Kurt Mills

Introduction

A simmering humanitarian and security crisis in Eastern Zaire came to a head in late 1996 when a civil war broke out and hundreds of thousands of refugees returned to Rwanda. (more…)

By Kurt Mills

Introduction

A simmering humanitarian and security crisis in Eastern Zaire came to a head in late 1996 when a civil war broke out and hundreds of thousands of refugees returned to Rwanda. Many different actors were involved in the complex situation in this unstable part of Africa, including governments—both local and international—rebel groups, genocidaires, the UN, and NGOs. The focus of this chapter is to examine the role of one key actor—the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. (more…)

Kurt Mills, Ph.D. Politics Department Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA 01075 USA ngorongoro@mac.com
Richard J. Norton Professor of National Security Affairs United States Naval War College Newport RI 02841 USA nortonr@nwc.navy.mil

Introduction
The history of the Rwandan genocide of 1994 has its roots, at least partly, in the displacement of thousands of Rwandan refugees. A similar displacement of refugees is also a critical component in understanding the aftermath of the genocide. The aftermath, among other things created the conditions for the eventual overthrow of the Zairian dictator Mobutu Sese Seko and what is referred to as Africa’s first continental war. (more…)