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Brown’s Rwanda rejection no surprise in a country far from free

Bob Brown had his visa rejected for a trip to Rwanda, where political intimidation is still worryingly frequent. Shant Fabricatorian, a journalist who spent five months in the country last year, reports.

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Bombshell UN report: ‘crimes of genocide’ against Hutus

A massive UN report, detailing war crimes in the Congo between 1993-2003, has finally been leaked to the press. The most controversial claim: that the massacres and attacks by Rwandan and Congolese troops against Hutus were an act of genocide.

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Mail & Guardian (South Africa) | LINKS|

The revolution in Rwanda

Women make up 56% of the country’s parliament. Nope, not somewhere in Scandinavia, this is in Rwanda. The rights of women have completely changed in the previously war-torn country.

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Welcome back to the Hotel Rwanda

In many ways it’s now good days at the infamous Hotel Rwanda, but, says Jon Rosen the horrific events of the Rwandan genocide still hang over the country thanks to its revisionist history government.

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New York Times | THE WORLD|

Congo: rape problem escalating

Eastern Congo is already considered by the UN to be “the rape capital of the world”. But the recent increase in men on men rape is a worrying trend.

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Politics in the Congo

What exactly is going on in the Congo? Dr David Dorward explains in the first installment of an exciting new Crikey series.

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Conflict in the Congo: a Crikey wrap

Violence, rebel armies sponsored by the Rwandan government, failing cease-fires, Guatemalan militia brought in as peace keeping troops and cholera breaks out in refugee camps… what’s going on?

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Iraq: more deaths than during the Rwandan genocide?

Some time back, the Lancet published a study that put the number of violent deaths attributable to the invasion and occupation of Iraq at 601,000. Now the American group Just Foreign Policy has produced an updated figure, suggesting that to date the war and occupation have killed nearly a million Iraqis.

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