The story begins in April 1994, at the start of the genocide of Tutsis carried out by Hutu militias called Interhamwe. As she walked down a road of recently torched houses, Mukankusi, a Hutu, met two Tutsi girls, age 15 and 17. The girls had been her neighbors before she married and moved away.
The Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday welcomed UN sanctions imposed on the M23 and FDLR, two rebel groups that Kinshasa and Kigali accuse one another of using as proxies in the country’s troubled east. “It’s a condemnation we expected… and it arrives at the right time because these groups threaten…
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Teaching African History or Politics this semester? Don’t forget to add “When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda” by Mahmood Mamdani to your suggested reading list.