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Stories with subject: Rwandan Genocide
  • Rwanda's Kagame: Lessons learned from genocide 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:34 pm
  • MEDFORD, Massachusetts - 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."

  • Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:02 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The man who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 has apologized for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda mainly against the Tutsi minority - and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people according to government figures.

  • Tanzanian president warns Congo rebels to disarm 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:31 am
  • DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Tanzania's president warned armed groups operating in eastern Congo to disarm or risk being hunted down by Congolese and U.N. forces in an interview with The Associated Press.

  • Florida editorial roundup 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:46 pm
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  • Rwanda orphans school teaches unity post-genocide 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:06 pm
  • RWAMAGNA, Rwanda - Most of the kids in a school set amid the lush green, rolling hills of eastern Rwanda don't identify themselves as Hutu or Tutsi.

  • Wails, sobs: Rwanda marks 20 years since genocide 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:49 pm
  • KIGALI, Rwanda - Displaying both pride and pain, Rwandans on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of a devastating 100-day genocide that saw packed churches set on fire and machete-wielding attackers chop down whole families from a demonized minority.

  • French envoy barred from Rwanda genocide ceremony 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:50 am
  • PARIS - France's ambassador to Rwanda says he has been barred from ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the genocide after the Rwandan president said France bore some responsibility in the killings of more than 1 million Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

  • Obama pays tribute to victims of Rwanda genocide 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 6:41 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is remembering the victims of the Rwandan genocide, an event he says was "neither an accident nor unavoidable."

  • Rwanda genocide: Man and victim now friends 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 10:47 am
  • NYAMATA, Rwanda - She lost her baby daughter and her right hand to a manic killing spree. He wielded the machete that took both.

  • Rwandan stories inspire Michigan poet, professor 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 4:05 am
  • EAST LANSING, Michigan - A Michigan State University education professor has helped survivors of the Rwandan genocide tell their stories through poetry.

  • US envoy to focus on genocide prevention in Africa 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:31 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said Friday she's going to Africa not just to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide but to spotlight ethnic killings in Central African Republic and the potential for violence in Burundi.

  • 20 years: Rwanda genocide flame stirs memories 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 8:46 am
  • NYARUBUYE, Rwanda - Rows of human skulls sit in glass cases near the red brick Catholic church here. Some are cracked in half; holes are punched in others. Hundreds of arm and leg bones lie nearby. To the left is a table of tools: rusty shovels, hoes, pipes, and a machete - the weapons of genocide.