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Latest Rwanda Items
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."
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.
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
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.
She lost her baby daughter and her right hand to a manic killing spree. He wielded the machete that took both.