A well-known critic of President Paul Kagame, Rusesabagina had been living outside Rwanda since 1996 and police did not say where he was apprehended.
The reaction he said he's received has been mostly “horrible,” underscoring the intolerance faced by LGBTQ people in many parts of Africa.
The New York Times, "Fresh Start for a Critical Relationship" (10 June 2013) The Montreal Protocol is a treaty that has never
By Maria Russo Now when my husband and I travel, we spend our time doing something meaningful and impactful in Rwanda. We've
Together we went to Rwanda and discovered what peace and reconciliation really means. Together we faced our fears and faced each other. Do Israelis and Palestinians have to go all the way to Rwanda to finally believe that peace is possible?
Rwanda is one of the smallest countries in Africa, but it punches above its weight in terms of things to do and see. And while it did have a troubled past, the country has long since turned around and is now one of the safest places to visit on the continent.
Today is graduation day, a day of fanfare, unfettered dreams and promise. But this is no ordinary graduation. It is The Akilah Institute for Women in Kigali, Rwanda, the only college for women in East Africa.
As we remember the Rwandan genocide of 20 years ago, my hope is that we will look next door to the Democratic Republic of Congo and the everyday emergency that is bringing a people to its knees.
They are 5,250 miles apart, one in Asia, the other in Africa. But in each, huge piles of human skulls bear mute witness to the genocidal horrors of the last quarter of the 20th century when the world should already have learned better from the enormity of the Nazi Holocaust. Once the Chao Ponhea Yat High School, Pol Pot turned it into Security Prison 21 (S-21), where of the nearly 20,000 who passed through its satanic doors only a dozen survived. It was just one of scores of such hellholes where prisoners were beaten, tortured with electric shocks, burned with searing hot metal and water-boarded among other torments.
The Rwanda genocide may seem like a black hole in history, forever beyond human understanding from which no light can ever escape. But historical events can be meaningfully explained and Rwanda is no exception.