Posts Tagged ‘Mahmood Mamdani’

By Andrew Stobo Sniderman

If machetes (rise and) fall in Africa and no American voters are listening, do American politicians care? No, says history. “If every member of the House and Senate had received one hundred letters from people back home saying we have to do something about Rwanda,” a senator explained in 1994 after the United States stood by while 800,000 people were butchered in three months, “then I think the response would have been different.” No one wrote, and popular silence abetted official indifference. (more…)

By Gitura Mwaura– May 5th, 2007

Unlike with the previous regimes, Rwanda’s current official view is that Rwandans are one and the same people, with the law not recognising the identities of Hutu, Tutsi and Twa. (more…)