WORLDVIEWS

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

Helping Congolese Women, One Community at a Time

League for Congolese Solidarity

Two innovative women from the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where violence against women and girls has been harsh and unrelenting through years of lawlessness and civil conflict, came to New York in early March with a message of progress and hope. They have been chipping away at the epidemic of abuse, working not … Read more

BOOKS

A Search for Truth Behind UN Motives in Africa

lumumba and congo

“How can a beret colored blue … vaccinate against the racism and paternalism of people whose only vision of Africa is lion hunting, slave markets and colonial conquest; people for whom the history of civilization is built on the possession of colonies?” The question was asked by Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese premier, who was worried … Read more

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