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0 Time for a new narrative on Rwanda

Analysis Woman and child tilling the fieldTom Paulson For some, Rwanda is beautiful, a story of amazing recovery and rebuilding. For others, Rwanda is creepy, a story of ongoing Western-sanctioned political repression and murder. In other words, Rwanda is complex. Incredibly complex, with some deep wounds that have not yet…

1 Genocide anniversary reignites French-Rwandan political tensions

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, center-left, light a memorial flame at a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.AP Photo/Ben Curtis “The genocide we remember today –  and the world’s failure to respond more quickly – reminds us that we always have a choice,” said…

0 Disturbing documentary exposes lasting impacts of Indonesian atrocities

Anwar Congo watches footage of his film with his two grandsons.Drafthouse Films/courtesy Everett Collection Indonesia, home to more than 238 million people living across 17,508 islands, will soon hold new presidential elections. The surprise entry of the popular governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo, launched him into the position as front-runner for the…

5 Transforming Kigali, murder mystery site and Hotel Rwanda

The first thing a seasoned traveler might notice about Rwanda’s capital city Kigali is how clean and ordered it is, as compared to many other cities in Sub-Saharan Africa (or anywhere, for that matter). Not much garbage and no plastic bags flying around. They’ve been banned here. The grass and…