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Skulls from mass graves of 1994 Rwanda genocide, former Rwanda official will stand trial before his countrymen,

A suspected mastermind of the 1994 genocides in Rwanda, former Hutu government official Bernard Munyagishari will now face a trial by his former countrymen on charges of Crimes Against Humanity. see examiner article

Rwanda, Kibeho A child looks at dead bodies through a razor wire fence in the Kibeho camp. Over 4,000 Hutus were killed on 22/04/1995 during an operation by the Tutsi Rwandan army to clear the Kibeho refugee camp. The tragedy occurred after the army opened fire on the crowd of 100,000 refugees who had been crammed into a small area in the middle of the camp. The crowd panicked and tried to run, crushing thousands in the melee. Many more were shot and macheted by the Rwandan Patriotic Army…

Rwanda, Kibeho A child looks at dead bodies through a razor wire fence in the Kibeho camp. Over Hutus were killed on during an operation by the Tutsi Rwandan army to clear the Kibeho refugee camp.

Ethnic cleansing, genocide, and the Tawergha people of Libya.

Ethnic cleansing, genocide, and the Tawergha people of Libya.

The United Nations Security Council has explicitly accepted responsibility for failing to prevent the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in which an estimated 800,000 people were killed. In the first formal response to a report critical of the UN's role, council members acknowledged its main finding that their governments lacked the political will to stop the massacres.Most of the 2,500 UN peacekeepers in Rwanda at the time were withdrawn after the deaths of 10 Belgian soldiers.

The UN Security Council accepts responsibility for failing to prevent the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Ethnic Tensions in Rwanda By the early 1990s, Rwanda had one of the highest population densities in Africa. About 85 percent of its population is Hutu; the rest is Tutsi, along with a small number of Twa (a Pygmy group who were the original inhabitants of Rwanda). Rwanda came under the League of Nations(UN) mandate of Belgium after World War I. Rwanda's colonial period, during which the ruling Belgians favored the minority Tutsis over the Hutus, creating a legacy of tensions.

The journey photojournalist Jack Picone took across a Rwanda in the grips of genocide still haunts him to this day.

Ugandan fishermen pulling bodies out of Lake Victoria that had traveled hundreds of miles by river from Rwanda (Photo by Dave Blumenkrantz, …  http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/04/14/rwanda-fifteen-years-after-the-genocide/

Rwanda: Fifteen years after the genocide

Ugandan fishermen pulling bodies out of Lake Victoria that had traveled hundreds of miles by river from Rwanda years ago)

Leah Chishugi grew up in eastern Congo and moved to Kigali, the Rwandan capital, to work as a model when she was 17. She married and had a son. Then in 1994 she was caught up in the horrific conflict, and escaped only after being left for dead under a pile of corpses.

A Long Way To paradise Heard Leah Chishugi interviewed on CBC. She has such a devastating and brave story

On April 6, 1994, a group of Hutu began slaughtering the Tutsi in the African country of Rwanda. The bloody foot prints of children attempting to escape the slaughter by climbing the walls was photographed by Annie Leibovitz.

Rwanda Massacre On April a group of Hutus began slaughtering the Tutsis in the African country of Rwanda. The genocide left dead. This photo by Annie Leibovitz shows the bloody feet of children attempting to escape slaughter by climbing the walls.

Rwanda | Eric Lafforgue Photography

Human skull at Kigali Memorial Centre, Rwanda © Eric Lafforgue

Writing and filming the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda : dismembering and remembering traumatic history / [eBook]  	Alexandre Dauge-Roth.  	(Series: After the empire)

Writing and filming the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda : dismembering and remembering traumatic history / [eBook] Alexandre Dauge-Roth. (Series: After the empire)

James Nachtwey for TIME  As the vanquished Hutus fled into Tanzania, they had to leave at the border the weapons with which they had committed the genocide, Rwanda, 1994

When the World Turned Its Back: James Nachtwey's Reflections on the Rwandan Genocide

James Nachtwey for TIME As the vanquished Hutus fled into Tanzania, they had to leave at the border the weapons with which they had committed the genocide, Rwanda, 1994

1994 – Rwanda’s Genocide  Publish Date: May 16, 1994  Cover Story: The Killing Fields of Rwanda

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1994 – Rwanda’s Genocide Publish Date: May 1994 Cover Story: The Killing Fields of Rwanda.

During the Congo Civil War (1998–2003), Pygmies were hunted down and eaten by both sides in the conflict, who regarded them as subhuman. Sinafasi Makelo, a representative of Mbuti pygmies, has asked the UN Security Council to recognize cannibalism as a crime against humanity and also as an act of genocide. According to a report by Minority Rights Group International there is evidence of mass killings, cannibalism and rape.

and my eyes no longer gaze the same on the face of the world.” ― Jean Hatzfeld, Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak