Posts Tagged ‘Zaire’

By Tom Ndahiro

One of the world’s great under appreciated scandals is the role of Catholic Church officials in the Rwandan genocide of 1994, its bloody aftermath in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the continuing campaign to popularize a revisionist history of the genocide that would advance the malign agenda of those who actively believe that the ‘job is not complete.’ (more…)

By Lindsey Hilsum. London Observer Service. September 10, 1995

KIGALI, Rwanda — “I couldn’t even kill a chicken,” said Paulina Nyiramasuhuko, the minister for women and the family in Rwanda’s ousted Hutu government. (more…)

By Thomas G. Weiss

For weeks, diplomats and military advisers fumbled in Western capitals and at the United Nation’s Security Council in New York to respond to East Africa’s agony. (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…)

By Kurt Mills

Introduction

A simmering humanitarian and security crisis in Eastern Zaire came to a head in late 1996 when a civil war broke out and hundreds of thousands of refugees returned to Rwanda. (more…)

Alex de Waal of Africa Rights was asked to comment on Susanne Jaspars’ article. He wrote the following letter as a response. (more…)

By Sreeram S. Chaulia*

“The whole of eastern Zaire was an impossible mission. There were many mistakes, but I still don’t know what we should have done differently, as humanitarians or human beings”

Kilian Kleinschmidt, UNHCR Official [1] (more…)