Posts Tagged ‘Shame’

In the 65 years since Elie Wiesel survived the Holocaust, there has been no end to ethnic cleansing, genocide and mass murder on a global scale. (more…)

Alison L. Des Forges and Alan J. Kuperman — Published in May/June 2000 issue of the Foreign Affairs

ALAS, WE KNEW

Alan J. Kuperman plays word games when he asserts that President Clinton could not have known of the “attempted genocide” of Tutsi in Rwanda until April 20, 1994 — two weeks into the slaughter — because the press, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and the U.N. did not call it a genocide (“Rwanda in Retrospect,” January/February 2000). (more…)

By Tom Ndahiro[1]

In its history Spain will remember July 2010 as a month of fame and shame.  On July 11, for the first time, the country won the FIFA World Cup, in South Africa. Few days later, July 15, it was a shame when their Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero refused to meet President Paul Kagame. (more…)

By DAVID SCHEFFER –April 5, 2004

Ten years ago today, the Rwandan genocide — the most concentrated slaughter of human beings in our generation — began.

During 100 days in 1994, an estimated 800,000 women, children and men, mostly ethnic Tutsis, were massacred. These murders were instigated by Rwandan government, military and media leaders and carried out by thousands of machete-wielding Hutus. Resurgent massacres plagued the countryside for years thereafter. (more…)