Posts Tagged ‘The Independent’

From casual violence to genocide, acts of cruelty can be traced back to how the perpetrator identifies with other people, argues psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen. Is he right? (more…)

Kigali, Feb 07, 2011 (The New Times/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX)

Rwandan fugitive, Patrick Karegyeya, is reported to be raising an armed force purportedly to help the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG), with funding from the United Nations (UN). (more…)

BY MAGNUS MAZIMPAKA–FRIDAY, 01 APRIL 2011

Rwanda’s former spy chief, Patrick Karegyeya, was the chosen as the most qualified person for a United Nations (UN) consultancy job worth US$ 77,000 a month. The problem is that he lied to get it. (more…)

BY MAGNUS MAZIMPAKA–FRIDAY, 18 MARCH 2011

37 men accused of a spate of attacks across Rwanda are alleged FDLR agents (more…)

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 Report by Robert Block Sunday, 31 July 1994

THE slaughter in Rwanda may have been an expression of the bestiality of man, but what is happening in the refugee camps in Zaire today is surely the wrath of God. Epidemics of biblical proportions sweep the land. Water is poison. (more…)

Mary Braid in Gisenyi, Rwanda Sunday, 10 November 1996

At the end of the short stretch of no man’s land between Rwanda and Zaire yesterday the same hostile rebel boy soldier was standing, dwarfed by his AK-47. (more…)