VICTIMS OF GENOCIDE

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WAR AND WHAT COMES AFTER

Rwanda

The word genocide is clinical ... overgeneral ... bloodless ...dehumanizing. No word can describe what this does to a nation. You need to know, in this kind of war, husbands kills wives, wives kill husbands, neighbors and friends kill each other. Someone in power says, "Those over there ... they don't belong. They're not human." And people believe it. I don't want words to describe this kind of behavior. I want words to stop it. But where are the words to stop this? And how do we find the words?But I believe, truly, we have to keep trying.

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Clementine Wamariya

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RWANDA'S GENOCIDE VICTIMS, PERPETRATORS TURNED NEIGHBOURS, FRIENDS

25 years on

Twenty-five years have passed since the Rwandan genocide that claimed the lives of an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus.  As part of the long journey to reconciliation, an aid group established four model villages where genocide victims and perpetrators live side-by-side as neighbors and even friends.  Eugene Uwimana has this report from Bugesera, Rwanda.

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