COMMENTARY A fragile promise-UN should learn from Rwanda

By Alexandra Tompson Posted on: | 21 April 2017
They call it the Switzerland of Africa, with its high mountains, green valleys and beautiful lakes. Rwanda is a dream destination. It turned into a nightmare 23 years ago. April 7, 1994 marked the beginning of the unprecedented slaughter. Between April and June, 800,000 were killed in less than 100 days. The systematic massacre of Tutsis and moderate Hutus spread throughout the country with astounding speed and brutality. Ordinary citizens took up machetes, spears and knives against their neighbors. Blood and tears were all over the country. Hundreds of mass graves.

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Alexandra Tompson

Legal Analyst, Veritas Scholar

Alexandra Tompson serves ADF International as legal analyst and Veritas Scholar in Vienna, Austria.

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