At Rwanda Genocide Memorial, Hearing the Voices of the Dead

BUGESERA, Rwanda — It looks like an ordinary church: a neat brick structure with white trim; well-maintained grounds surrounded by a white iron fence. Across the street, children in uniform spill out of a Roman Catholic school in the late afternoon. Another Catholic church has been built nearby. The calm and order of Nyamata Parish … Read more

A Rerun of History in Eastern Congo Threatens Kinshasa Again

Monusco, UN peacekeepers in Congo

Less than two decades ago, this is what happened to a huge African country once known as Zaire: Rebels backed by Rwanda’s recently installed, ethnic Tutsi-led government moved out of their strongholds in the eastern flank of the country and advanced toward the Zairian national capital, Kinshasa, and overthrew the central government. To Rwandan Tutsi, … Read more


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