Category Archives: Africa

MSF Field Staff Describes Ebola Response (or Lack Thereof)

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Letter from the Archive: The Genocide in Rwanda

Article Link April 4, 2014   Letter from the Archive: The Genocide in Rwanda   Posted by Philip Gourevitch   Monday, April 7th, will mark the twentieth anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda—a systematic, nationwide attempt to exterminate the country’s Tutsi minority in the course of about a hundred days. (In Rwanda, April 7th […] Continue reading

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

In the linked article: In 1994 TIME photographer James Nachtwey witnessed the devastating effects of the Rwandan genocide. On the 17-year anniversary, the photographer looks back on the tragedy. Humans make war, and we make peace. We make love, and we make hatred – hatred and fear. Those two are the killers. Orchestrate hatred and […] Continue reading

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South Sudan Events Update

Here is a Guardian article about the recent violence in South Sudan, which has led to deaths in the 5 figures in the past couple of months. South Sudan: Diary of a Crisis Consider this — or Syria — as potential paper topics, depending on your interests Continue reading

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Patrice Lumumba, the Most Important Assassination of the 20th Century [?]

Patrice Lumumba: the most important assassination of the 20th century Patrice Lumumba, the first legally elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was assassinated 50 years ago today, on 17 January, 1961. This heinous crime was a culmination of two inter-related assassination plots by American and Belgian governments, which used Congolese […] Continue reading

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