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Kagame

Kagame Author Fran�ois Soudan
ISBN-10 9781936274994
Release 2015-10-19
Pages 141
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President of Rwanda for the past thirteen years, Paul Kagame explains his role in the country’s history and its future



Bad News

Bad News Author Anjan Sundaram
ISBN-10 9780385539579
Release 2016-01-12
Pages 208
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The author of the acclaimed Stringer: A Reporter’s Journey in the Congo now moves on to Rwanda for a gripping look at a country caught still in political and social unrest, years after the genocide that shocked the world. Bad News is the story of Anjan Sundaram's time running a journalist's training program out of Kigali, the capital city of one of Africa's most densely populated countries, Rwanda. President Kagame’s regime, which seized power after the genocide that ravaged its population in 1994, is often held up as a beacon for progress and modernity in Central Africa and is the recipient of billions of dollars each year in aid from Western governments and international organizations. Lurking underneath this shining vision of a modern, orderly state, however, is the powerful climate of fear springing from the government's brutal treatment of any voice of dissent. "You can't look and write," a policeman ominously tells Sundaram, as he takes notes at a political rally. In Rwanda, the testimony of the individual—the evidence of one's own experience—is crushed by the pensée unique: the single way of thinking and speaking, proscribed by those in power. A vivid portrait of a country at an extraordinary and dangerous place in its history, Bad News is a brilliant and urgent parable on freedom of expression, and what happens when that power is seized.



Rwandan Women Rising

Rwandan Women Rising Author Swanee Hunt
ISBN-10 9780822373568
Release 2017-05-05
Pages 448
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In the spring of 1994, the tiny African nation of Rwanda was ripped apart by a genocide that left nearly a million dead. Neighbors attacked neighbors. Family members turned against their own. After the violence subsided, Rwanda's women—drawn by the necessity of protecting their families—carved out unlikely new roles for themselves as visionary pioneers creating stability and reconciliation in genocide's wake. Today, 64 percent of the seats in Rwanda's elected house of Parliament are held by women, a number unrivaled by any other nation. While news of the Rwandan genocide reached all corners of the globe, the nation's recovery and the key role of women are less well known. In Rwandan Women Rising, Swanee Hunt shares the stories of some seventy women—heralded activists and unsung heroes alike—who overcame unfathomable brutality, unrecoverable loss, and unending challenges to rebuild Rwandan society. Hunt, who has worked with women leaders in sixty countries for over two decades, points out that Rwandan women did not seek the limelight or set out to build a movement; rather, they organized around common problems such as health care, housing, and poverty to serve the greater good. Their victories were usually in groups and wide ranging, addressing issues such as rape, equality in marriage, female entrepreneurship, reproductive rights, education for girls, and mental health. These women's accomplishments provide important lessons for policy makers and activists who are working toward equality elsewhere in Africa and other postconflict societies. Their stories, told in their own words via interviews woven throughout the book, demonstrate that the best way to reduce suffering and to prevent and end conflicts is to elevate the status of women throughout the world.



In Praise of Blood

In Praise of Blood Author Judi Rever
ISBN-10 9780345812117
Release 2018-03-13
Pages 304
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A stunning work of investigative reporting by a Canadian journalist who has risked her own life to bring us a deeply disturbing history of the Rwandan genocide that takes the true measure of Rwandan head of state Paul Kagame. Through unparalleled interviews with RPF defectors, former soldiers and atrocity survivors, supported by documents leaked from a UN court, Judi Rever brings us the complete history of the Rwandan genocide. Considered by the international community to be the saviours who ended the Hutu slaughter of innocent Tutsis, Kagame and his rebel forces were also killing, in quiet and in the dark, as ruthlessly as the Hutu genocidaire were killing in daylight. The reason why the larger world community hasn't recognized this truth? Kagame and his top commanders effectively covered their tracks and, post-genocide, rallied world guilt and played the heroes in order to attract funds to rebuild Rwanda and to maintain and extend the Tutsi sphere of influence in the region. Judi Rever, who has followed the story since 1997, has marshalled irrefutable evidence to show that Kagame's own troops shot down the presidential plane on April 6, 1994--the act that put the match to the genocidal flame. And she proves, without a shadow of doubt, that as Kagame and his forces slowly advanced on the capital of Kigali, they were ethnically cleansing the country of Hutu men, women and children in order that returning Tutsi settlers, displaced since the early '60s, would have homes and land. This book is heartbreaking, chilling and necessary.



God Sleeps in Rwanda

God Sleeps in Rwanda Author Joseph Sebarenzi
ISBN-10 9781416575818
Release 2009-09-08
Pages 272
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Joseph Sebarenzi’s parents, seven siblings, and countless other family members were among 800,000 Tutsi brutally murdered over the course of ninety days in 1994 by extremist Rwandan Hutu—an efficiency that exceeded even that of the Nazi Holocaust. His father sent him away to school in Congo as a teenager, telling him, “If we are killed, you will survive.” When Sebarenzi returned to Rwanda after the genocide, he was elected speaker of parliament, only to be forced into a daring escape again when he learned he was the target of an assassination plot. Poetic and deeply moving, God Sleeps in Rwanda shows us how the lessons of Rwanda can prevent future tragedies from happening all over the world. Readers will be inspired by the eloquence and wisdom of a man who has every right to be bitter and hateful but chooses instead to live a life of love, compassion, and forgiveness.



Kagame s Economic Mirage

Kagame s Economic Mirage Author David Himbara
ISBN-10 1519411219
Release 2016-06-02
Pages 284
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"In 2013, slightly past halfway through execution of his economic strategies, Kagame declared that his mission had been accomplished- he announced that he had already built an African economic lion. Then, in Februrary 2016, Kagame announced that Rwanda was a top global social and economic performer. This is a mirage. Kagame has delivered neither economic development nor democracy. His main achievement is attaining a self-made iconic status in the West by cunningly merchandizing himself as a visionary leader. Rwanda remains among the world's poorest countries, even poorer than countries considered to be failed states, such as Afghanistan and Haiti. With hardly any formal private sector to generate domestic revenue, foreign aid still finances half of Rwanda's budget. Beneath its masquerade as the "Singapore of Africa", Rwanda struggles with cronyism and grand corruption. This reality is concealed by a repressive totalitarian apparatus that controls almost all aspects of national life". -- From Main Argument, v-vi.



Paul Kagame and Rwanda

Paul Kagame and Rwanda Author Colin M. Waugh
ISBN-10 9781476613154
Release 2004-09-10
Pages 364
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In 1994, ethnic conflict turned to genocide in Rwanda. When the world finally took notice, a million people lay dead, and the small African country lay in ruins. Rwanda returned from the brink guided by rulers determined to rebuild the country on their own terms, rather than those of a previously indifferent international community. Paul Kagame, Rwanda's first democratically elected president, embodies the new Rwandan political philosophy. Young, unconventional, not without flaws and critics--Kagame is key to understanding Rwanda's transition from a country that had known only fear, division and clan-based nepotism for many years to an exceptional African state built upon traditional order and values. Paul Kagame's life--from exiled child refugee, to guerilla warrior and rebel politician, to President of Rwanda--is traced in this exploration of the influences on Rwanda's struggle for change. Analyzing the conflicts and challenges of post-genocide Rwanda in comparison to modern parallels, the work invites reassessment of Kagame's leadership and government in an African context rather than measurement against Western standards, and critiques Western involvement in Rwanda since the early 1990s. Twenty-eight photographs and three maps supplement the text, as do a history of Rwanda's Banyarwanda people and a glossary of words in Kinyarwanda, their language. The work includes a bibliography and an index.



Rwanda Inc How a Devastated Nation Became an Economic Model for the Developing World

Rwanda  Inc   How a Devastated Nation Became an Economic Model for the Developing World Author Patricia Crisafulli
ISBN-10 9781137066473
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 248
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Eighteen years after the genocide that made Rwanda international news, but left it all but abandoned by the West, the country has achieved a miraculous turnaround. Rising out of the complete devastation of a failed state, Rwanda has emerged on the world stage yet again-this time with a unique model for governance and economic development under the leadership of its strong and decisive president, Paul Kagame. Here, Patricia Crisafulli & Andrea Redmond look at Kagame's leadership, his drive for excellence and execution that draws comparisons to an American CEO and emphasizes the development of a sophisticated and competitive workforce that leverages human capital. In Rwanda, the ultimate turnaround, strong and effective leadership has made a measurable and meaningful difference. Rwanda's progress offers an example for other developing nations to lift themselves out of poverty without heavy reliance on foreign aid through decentralization, accountability, self-determination, and self-sufficiency. The authors also explore Rwanda's journey toward its goal of becoming a middle-income nation with a technology-based economy, and its progress to encourage private sector development and foster entrepreneurship, while also making gains in education, healthcare, and food security-and all with a strong underpinning of reconciliation and unification. As so many nations stand on the brink of political and economic revolution, this is a timely and fascinating look at the implications of Rwanda's success for the rest of the continent-and the world.



Behind the Presidential Curtain

Behind the Presidential Curtain Author Noble Marara
ISBN-10 1974552411
Release 2017-08-15
Pages 302
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At age 16, in late 1991, Noble Marara joined the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) that was fighting the army of the Rwandan government. RPF was an armed rebellion movement that were composed by mostly Rwandan refugees who lived in Uganda.Throughout his time with RPF, Noble Marara worked closely with the RPF commander, who eventually became the president of Rwanda, General Paul Kagame.In this book Marara shares his experience in working in Kagame close protection team for 8 years and reveal the widely unknown or misunderstood character of the man that has been hidden behind his presidential curtain.Marara lives in exile in UK and he is currently a mental health professional.



Dead Aid

Dead Aid Author Dambisa Moyo
ISBN-10 0374139563
Release 2009-03-17
Pages 188
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Describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa that has channeled billions of dollars in aid but failed to either reduce poverty or increase growth, offering a hopeful vision of how to address the problem.



A Thousand Hills

A Thousand Hills Author Stephen Kinzer
ISBN-10 UOM:39015077604760
Release 2008-06-03
Pages 400
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A Thousand Hills: Rwanda's Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It is the story of Paul Kagame, a refugee who, after a generation of exile, found his way home. Learn about President Kagame, who strives to make Rwanda the first middle-income country in Africa, in a single generation. In this adventurous tale, learn about Kagame’s early fascination with Che Guevara and James Bond, his years as an intelligence agent, his training in Cuba and the United States, the way he built his secret rebel army, his bloody rebellion, and his outsized ambitions for Rwanda.



The A to Z Book

The A to Z Book Author Glenn G. Gauthier
ISBN-10 1887542426
Release 2006-09
Pages 32
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Humorous poems star animals and objects that begin with each letter of the alphabet, from "anteater and the artichoke" to "zebra with a zipper."



Kagame s Killing Fields

Kagame s Killing Fields Author David Himbara
ISBN-10 1546607285
Release 2017-07-11
Pages 110
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Rwandan president Paul Kagame has made a career out of appearing to be a man of peace and prosperity. His leadership has been praised by President Bill Clinton and depicted as Rwanda's saving grace. This could not be further from the truth. Kagame may appear to be a savior, but he is a devil in disguise. In this startling expos�, a former member of Kagame's staff introduces you to the man behind the mask. Instead of peace, Kagame spreads violence wherever he goes. Political leaders, religious figures, businesspersons, journalists, and average citizens are all targeted under Kagame's regime. The brutality has even spread to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Author David Himbara argues that Kagame is a dictator who doesn't simply see violence as a means to an end but openly delights in it. Since 1994, the Rwandan and Congolese populace have lived in fear of being killed or simply "disappearing" at Kagame's discretion. Whenever Kagame attracts attention for his crimes, he has a convenient villain to blame it on. Himbara encourages all readers to stop buying into this lie. The only enemy is Kagame, and he must be stopped before his violence spreads even further!



Shake Hands With the Devil

Shake Hands With the Devil Author Romeo Dallaire
ISBN-10 9780307371195
Release 2009-02-24
Pages 592
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On the tenth anniversary of the date that UN peacekeepers landed in Rwanda, Random House Canada is proud to publish the unforgettable first-hand account of the genocide by the man who led the UN mission. Digging deep into shattering memories, General Dallaire has written a powerful story of betrayal, naïveté, racism and international politics. His message is simple and undeniable: “Never again.” When Lt-Gen. Roméo Dallaire received the call to serve as force commander of the UN intervention in Rwanda in 1993, he thought he was heading off on a modest and straightforward peacekeeping mission. Thirteen months later he flew home from Africa, broken, disillusioned and suicidal, having witnessed the slaughter of 800,000 Rwandans in only a hundred days. In Shake Hands with the Devil, he takes the reader with him on a return voyage into the hell of Rwanda, vividly recreating the events the international community turned its back on. This book is an unsparing eyewitness account of the failure by humanity to stop the genocide, despite timely warnings. Woven through the story of this disastrous mission is Dallaire’s own journey from confident Cold Warrior, to devastated UN commander, to retired general engaged in a painful struggle to find a measure of peace, reconciliation and hope. This book is General Dallaire’s personal account of his conversion from a man certain of his worth and secure in his assumptions to a man conscious of his own weaknesses and failures and critical of the institutions he’d relied on. It might not sit easily with standard ideas of military leadership, but understanding what happened to General Dallaire and his mission to Rwanda is crucial to understanding the moral minefields our peacekeepers are forced to negotiate when we ask them to step into the world’s dirty wars. Excerpt from Shake Hands with the Devil My story is not a strictly military account nor a clinical, academic study of the breakdown of Rwanda. It is not a simplistic indictment of the many failures of the UN as a force for peace in the world. It is not a story of heroes and villains, although such a work could easily be written. This book is a cri de coeur for the slaughtered thousands, a tribute to the souls hacked apart by machetes because of their supposed difference from those who sought to hang on to power. . . . This book is the account of a few humans who were entrusted with the role of helping others taste the fruits of peace. Instead, we watched as the devil took control of paradise on earth and fed on the blood of the people we were supposed to protect. From the Hardcover edition.



The Rwanda Crisis

The Rwanda Crisis Author Gérard Prunier
ISBN-10 023110409X
Release 1995
Pages 389
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In the spring of 1994 the tiny African nation of Rwanda exploded onto the international media stage, as internal strife reached genocidal proportions. But the horror that unfolded before our eyes had been building steadily for years before it captured the attention of the world. In The Rwanda Crisis, journalist and Africa scholar Gérard Prunier provides a historical perspective that Western readers need to understand how and why the brutal massacres of 800,000 Rwandese came to pass. Prunier shows how the events in Rwanda were part of a deadly logic, a plan that served central political and economic interests, rather than a result of ancient tribal hatreds -- a notion often invoked by the media to dramatize the fighting. The Rwanda Crisis makes great strides in dispelling the racist cultural myths surrounding the people of Rwanda, views propogated by European colonialists in the nineteenth century and carved into "history" by Western influence. Prunier demonstrates how the struggle for cultural dominance and subjugation among the Hutu and Tutsi -- the central players in the recent massacres -- was exploited by racially obsessed Europeans. He shows how Western colonialists helped to construct a Tutsi identity as a superior racial type because of their distinctly "non-Negro" features in order to facilitate greater control over the Rwandese. Expertly leading readers on a journey through the troubled history of the country and its surroundings, Prunier moves from the pre-colonial Kingdom of Rwanda, though German and Belgian colonial regimes, to the 1973 coup. The book chronicles the developing refugee crisis in Rwanda and neighboring Uganda in the 1970s and 1980s and offers the most comprehensive account available of the manipulations of popular sentiment that led to the genocide and the events that have followed. In the aftermath of this devastating tragedy, The Rwanda Crisis is the first clear-eyed analysis available to American readers. From the massacres to the subsequent cholera epidemic and emerging refugee crisis, Prunier details the horrifying events of recent years and considers propsects for the future of Rwanda.



Conspiracy to Murder

Conspiracy to Murder Author Linda Melvern
ISBN-10 1844675424
Release 2006
Pages 380
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Conspiracy to Murder is a gripping account of the Rwandan genocide, one of the most appalling events of the twentieth century. Linda Melvern's damning indictment of almost all the key figures and institutions involved amounts to a catalogue of failures that only serves to sharpen the horror of a tragedy that could have been avoided.



Land of a Thousand Hills

Land of a Thousand Hills Author Rosamond Halsey Carr
ISBN-10 9781101143513
Release 2000-09-01
Pages 256
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In 1949, Rosamond Halsey Carr, a young fashion illustrator living in New York City, accompanied her dashing hunter-explorer husband to what was then the Belgian Congo. When the marriage fell apart, she decided to stay on in neighboring Rwanda, as the manager of a flower plantation. Land of a Thousand Hills is Carr's thrilling memoir of her life in Rwanda—a love affair with a country and a people that has spanned half a century. During those years, she has experienced everything from stalking leopards to rampaging elephants, drought, the mysterious murder of her friend Dian Fossey, and near-bankruptcy. She has chugged up the Congo River on a paddle-wheel steamboat, been serenaded by pygmies, and witnessed firsthand the collapse of colonialism. Following 1994's Hutu-Tutsi genocide, Carr turned her plantation into a shelter for the lost and orphaned children-work she continues to this day, at the age of eighty-seven.