• Jun182015

    Ideologies and illusions

    In his superb but harrowing book, A time for machetes. The Rwandan genocide: the killers speak, Jean Hatzfeld records an interview…

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  • Jan102014

    Teacher resources: conflict and peace

    The personal encounters with survivors and perpetrators challenge students to think through the ideas and actions which lead to conflict – or build peace. They also hold out the possibilities for recovery, unity and hope.

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  • May172013

    Democracy in Rwanda today

    The question of democracy in Rwanda is a really difficult one. “The first reason it’s a difficult question is that…

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  • May072013

    Reconciliation in Rwanda today

    Phil Clark is Lecturer in Comparative and International Politics at the University of London. He is a political scientist specialising…

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  • Apr132013

    Survivors and perpetrators

    YESTERDAY WE SPENT SEVERAL HOURS FILMING with Ukuri Kuganze, a group of genocide perpetrators and survivors. They actively share their stories and…

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  • Apr022013

    The danger of the single story

    Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice, and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

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  • Mar312013

    “They should still be here”

    The Irish writer and journalist Fergal Keane, who travelled through Rwanda as the genocide was ending said, “this is not a subject for fine words.” Yet the memorials, selected writings and simple descriptions by Rwandans are both beautiful and intensely moving.

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  • Mar032013

    African roots guitar

    Jacques ‘Popo’ Murigande calls his music ‘world blues’. He loves playing around the intersection of the different traditional styles of Batwa, Bahutu and Batutsi music.

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