Reflections on Rwandan genocide 1

201I'm not leaving4 is the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.  Over 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in three months. American development and humanitarian worker, Carl Wilkens was there.  Leslie Dewees reports.

 

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Guatemala: Calling on the International Community Reply

Guatemala has asked the United Nations twice for assistance in establishing peace and justice. Barbara Borst reports in the second of four articles on Guatemala.

At Santo Tomas, a Catholic church built atop a Maya altar in Chichicastenango, worshipers use symbols of both cultures.  Photo by Barbara Borst

At Santo Tomas, a Catholic church built atop a Maya altar in Chichicastenango, worshipers use symbols of both cultures.
Photo by Barbara Borst

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Rwanda: Lessons on Preventing Genocide 1

The general who led United Nations peacekeepers during the Rwanda genocide says early warning signs are the key to preventing atrocities. Hadley Griffin reports.

Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire led UN peacekeeping in Rwanda during the genocide. Eugenie Mukeshimana, head of Genocide Survivors Support Network, stands next to him. Photo courtesy of Africa Renewal/Bo Li

Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire led UN peacekeeping in Rwanda during the genocide. Eugenie Mukeshimana, head of Genocide Survivors Support Network, stands next to him.
Photo courtesy of Africa Renewal/Bo Li

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Zimbabwe’s Poor Restart Reply

Prominent Zimbabwean attorney and human rights activist Beatrice Mtetwa talks about the problems with her country’s new constitution and new government, as Barbara Borst reports.

Beatrice Mtetwa, left, speaking about Zimbabwe at the International Peace Institute, with Mireille Affa'a-Mindzie of IPI. Photo by Barbara Borst

Beatrice Mtetwa, left, speaking about Zimbabwe at the International Peace Institute, with Mireille Affa’a-Mindzie of IPI.
Photo by Barbara Borst

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Preventing Political Violence in Kenya Reply

A new study assesses how Kenya avoided another round of widespread ethnic violence in the March 2013 elections and what steps it still needs to take. Barbara Borst reports.

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