Posts Tagged ‘Rwanda Genocide’

BY RICHARD MGAMBA–The Guardian 1st October 2010

Rwanda`s Chief Prosecutor, Martin Ngoga was in Dar es Salaam this week, among other things, to gather evidence on some prominent figures who have been wiring money to Hutu rebels in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (more…)

By: Llezlie L. Green

Excerpted From:  Propaganda and Sexual Violence in the Rwandan Genocide: an Argument for Intersectionality in International Law, 33 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 733-776, 733-755 (Summer 2002) (218 Footnotes) (more…)

ABC Radio National – Background Briefing: 21 February 1999

[This is the print version of story http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/bbing/stories/s19237.htm]

Program Transcript

Bronwyn Adcock: In the space of just 100 days in 1994, around 800,000 people were murdered in a systematic and vicious genocide. This crime took place in the small central African nation of Rwanda. The rivers of Rwanda clogged with mutilated bodies and churches and schools filled with thousands of corpses. (more…)

The Atlantic Monthly | September 2001
by Samantha Power

The author’s exclusive interviews with scores of the participants in the decision-making, together with her analysis of newly declassified documents, yield a chilling narrative of self-serving caution and flaccid will—and countless missed opportunities to mitigate a colossal crime. (more…)

By Ellie Levenson—The Guardian, Tuesday 31 March 2009

It is 15 years since the Rwandan genocide. Should it be part of the national curriculum? Since 1991, teaching the Holocaust has been a mandatory component of the national curriculum, taught in history to students between the age of 11 and 14. (more…)

By Tom Ndahiro

In 1968, Jon Gresley, an American, graduated from college and entered the US Peace Corps.  He says: “The year of 1968 has some particular significance to many of us living in the United States.  It names a generation.” (more…)

By Tom Ndahiro

I have been trying to understand how genocides can happen in the world. It is one thing to know about genocide, intellectually, and quite another to be in a country and with people which have been so directly and irrevocably affected.  What makes it even more powerful and disturbing for those of us who survived the pogroms in 1959, and witnessed it as it unfolded, is how recently the Rwandan genocide occurred and how, in the immediate aftermath, a vigorous campaign began to deny that a genocide took place, or to argue that it was justified. (more…)