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Topic - Rwanda
An event was held at Congregation Kol Ami in observance of the 20th commemoration of the genocide that occurred in 1994 against the Tutsi population in Rwanda. In 100 days, nearly 1 million Rwandan Tutsis were murdered by extremists.
Millsaps College leaders are traveling to Africa to connect with academic and cultural groups, including a charity started by a recent graduate.
In January last year, Scott Ford, an owner of Little Rock based Westrock Coffee Co., and Todd Brogdon, the company's chief executive officer, flew to Rwanda to talk with the company's top 10 coffee growers.
Describing reports of atrocities coming out of South Sudan, U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va.) called Wednesday for immediate action to prevent a potentially massive genocide in the country.
Rwanda President Paul Kagame told a U.S. audience Tuesday that the horrific slaughter of more than 800,000 people in his country two decades ago has taught people in the small East African nation that they "must ultimately be responsible for their own fate."
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people.
Boniface Hakizimana lives in a rural area of Southern Rwanda. He lives peacefully with the widow next door, Viviane N'Habimana. They help each other and support each other when difficulties arise.
A Michigan State University education professor has helped survivors of the Rwandan genocide tell their stories through poetry.
She lost her baby daughter and her right hand to a manic killing spree. He wielded the machete that took both.
Meeting with the Rwandan bishops for their ad limina visit Thursday, Pope Francis urged them to be be agents of reconciliation, commending them to the Marian apparition at Kibeho, in the country's south.
As Rwanda commemorates the 20th anniversary of the genocide of 1 million people, one priest is an icon of forgiveness and reconciliation.
President Obama on Friday chose envoy Samantha Power, a harsh critic of President Clinton's failure to stop the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, to lead a U.S. delegation to mark the 20th anniversary of the atrocities.
Dan Clay has organized a combined business trip and family reunion in an unlikely place for most people but one with special meaning for them: They're gathering in Rwanda, the African nation his wife and three children last saw while being whisked away by a military escort.
Jean Paul Turayishimye survived the genocide of Rwanda while serving in the opposition forces and escaped, ultimately to the United States.