in: International review of the Red Cross, Volume 30, Issue S1, p. 22-22
ISSN: 1816-3831 (print), 1607-5889 (electronic)
In October, when the conflict broke out in northern Rwanda, an ICRC team reached that country within a day of the first reports of incidents, and provided about ten tonnes of supplies (mainly food) to hospitals and displaced people through the Rwandan Red Cross. Delegates began a series of visits to people arrested in connection with the events on 13 October. By the end of the year, they had visited 5,341 prisoners in 27 places of detention (18 Ministry of Justice facilities, eight gendarmerie installations and one military camp). During these visits, delegates provided about three tonnes of food, cleaning equipment, jerrycans, clothing and educational material to the prisoners. The ICRC also processed 3,550 Red Cross messages in Rwanda in 1990.
A sobering study of the troubled African nation, both pre- and post-genocide, and its uncertain future The brutal civil war between Hutu and Tutsi factions in Rwanda ended in 1994 when the Rwandan Patriotic Front came to power and embarked on an ambitious social, political, and economic project to remake the devastated central-east African nation. Susan Thomson, who witnessed the hostilities firsthand, has written a provocative modern history of the country, its rulers, and its people, covering the years prior to, during, and following the genocidal conflict. Thomson's hard-hitting analysis explores the key political events that led to the ascendance of the Rwandan Patriotic Front and its leader, President Paul Kagame. This important and controversial study examines the country's transition from war to reconciliation from the perspective of ordinary Rwandan citizens, Tutsi and Hutu alike, and raises serious questions about the stability of the current peace, the methods and motivations of the ruling regime and its troubling ties to the past, and the likelihood of a genocide-free future
Rwanda's northwest region of Ruhengeri and Gisenyi has become the theatre for sustained clashes between insurgents, organised and led by the former army, and the Rwandese Patriotic Army (RPA). Based on interviews with former military and civilian insurgents, survivors of the violence, residents of the northwest, local government officials and RPA soldiers, this book documents a cross-section of incidents and examines the aspects of the violence. It discusses the aims, strategies and identities of the insurgents, the network of internal and external allies which they have established, their source of arms and social and economic impact of the insurgency. Linked to conflicts in neighbouring countries, it is also a source of profound regional instability. (DÜI-Hff)
A story that takes the reader through a sweeping panorama of Rwanda's history, from its recent past as a near-failed state to its present as a beacon of hope and successful innovations. Rwanda's rise from ashes detailed in this book is the culmination of a visionary and laborious process of rebuilding a nation from the brink of collapse. It is also a story of reconciling a people that had been taught to see each other as enemies