Posts Tagged ‘Romeo Dallaire’

By Gunnar Willum and Bjørn Willum

UN Secretary-General Boutros-Boutros Ghali has tried to cover up that his own secretariat deliberately stopped warnings coming from Rwanda about plans by Hutu extremists to kill Belgian soldiers in order to initiate a genocide of Rwanda’s Tutsi population. (more…)

By Trevor Wilhelm, THE WINDSOR STAR

Post-traumatic stress, suicide attempts and alcohol abuse — even Canada’s most famous soldier was not immune. (more…)

Ajax students consider Lt.-Gen. Dallaire a hero

Reka Szekely–Apr 15, 2011

AJAX — Some Ajax students met their hero when retired Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire visited the school named in his honour on April 14. (more…)

By Eddie Rwema–April 14, 2011

A Carleton University professor thinks pulling the plug on a program that supports the development of journalism in Rwanda would be a mistake. (more…)

Op-ed by Stephen Kinzer–Boston Globe April 1, 2011

ONE OF THE most effective arguments in favor of American intervention in Libya is that it is necessary to prevent “another Rwanda.’’ But the situation in Libya has nothing in common with what happened in Rwanda. Repeat: nothing in common. (more…)

WATERLOO — The world was not listening to Romeo Dallaire when he warned of the impending Rwandan genocide, and hundreds of thousands were slaughtered, including 300,000 children.

And from that horrific experience, he wonders what, if anything we have learned. (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…)