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Victims of genocide remembered at memorial service Special

Edmonton - A memorial service on July 20 remembered victims of genocide in recent history throughout the world, through speakers, songs, and prayers.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman

Rwanda genocide court upholds 30-year sentence for ex-army chief

Arusha - The UN court for Rwanda upheld a 30-year jail term for former army chief Augustin Bizimungu on Monday for his role in the 1994 genocide during which he called for the murder of minority Tutsis.
In the Media by AFP

Review: Hot Docs provides vivid reminders of the world’s darker affairs Special

High-profile subjects are generally included in Hot Docs Film Festival’s “Special Presentations” programme. We look at ‘Concerning Violence’; ‘Silenced’; and ‘Watchers of the Sky.’
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 1 comment

Outrage in France over Rwanda genocide accusations

Paris - Top-ranking former French officials on Monday angrily rejected claims of complicity in Rwanda's genocide, as ceremonies were held in Kigali to mark the 20th anniversary of the massacres.
In the Media by AFP

French ambassador barred from Rwanda genocide commemorations

Kigali - The French ambassador to Rwanda said Monday he has been barred from attending events marking the 20th anniversary of the genocide, amid a major diplomatic row surrounding France's controversial role in the events of 1994.
In the Media by AFP

France pulls out of Rwandan genocide memorial amid accusations

Paris - France has withdrawn from the 20th anniversary memorial of the Rwandan genocide in response to Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s statements about French complicity in the genocide that killed over 800,000.
In the Media by Justin King

Rwanda mourns the dead, 20 years since genocide

Kigali - Rwanda holds solemn commemorations Monday for the 20th anniversary of the genocide in which 800,000 died, a time of intense national grief, but overshadowed by renewed claims France was complicit in the killings.
In the Media by Peter Martell (AFP)

Op-Ed: Sequel to Rwandan genocide in Central African Republic

Bangui - On the eve of the 20th year of horrific Rwandan genocide, the world is once again sanctioning another blood spill in the Central African Republic.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus

Rwanda remembered: A lesson in forgiveness and reconciliation

Hvar - It is 20 years since the start of a genocide in Africa which claimed the lives of 800,000 people. Two decades later, a lesson in reconciliation.
In the Media by Paul Bradbury

France snubs Rwanda genocide commemorations after Kagame charge

Paris - France pulled out of the 20th anniversary commemorations for the Rwandan genocide after President Paul Kagame again accused Paris of "participating" in the 1994 mass killings.
In the Media by Anne le Coz (AFP)

French court sentences Rwandan over genocide

Paris - A French court sentenced a former Rwandan army captain to 25 years in prison over the 1994 genocide, in a landmark ruling just weeks ahead of the massacre's 20th anniversary.Pascal Simbikangwa, a 54-year-old former member of the Rwandan presidential gu...
In the Media by Stéphane Orjollet (AFP)

French court sentences Rwandan over genocide

Paris - A French court sentenced a former Rwandan army captain to 25 years in prison over the 1994 genocide Friday, in a landmark ruling just weeks ahead of the massacre's 20th anniversary.Pascal Simbikangwa, a 54-year-old former member of the Rwandan presiden...
In the Media by Stéphane Orjollet (AFP)

Verdict in landmark Rwanda genocide trial due in Paris

Paris - A French court is due to deliver its much-anticipated verdict in the landmark trial of a Rwandan army captain accused of complicity in genocide on Friday, just weeks ahead of the 20th anniversary of the 1994 atrocity.Prosecutors in the trial -- the fir...
In the Media by AFP

International court to hear Croatia, Serbia genocide claims

The Hague - The UN's highest International Court of Justice is to hear arguments next month in a long-running genocide case that threatens to sour relations between Croatia and Serbia.The Hague-based ICJ "will hold public hearings in the case concerning Croatia vs...
In the Media by AFP

Landmark Rwanda genocide trial opens in France

Paris - The landmark trial of a former Rwandan army captain charged with complicity in the genocide that left 800,000 dead opened Tuesday in Paris, the first of its kind in France.
In the Media by Stéphane Orjollet (AFP)

Rwandan army captain faces landmark French genocide trial

Paris - A French court on Tuesday begins hearing the landmark trial of a former Rwandan army captain charged with complicity in the 1994 genocide that left 800,000 people dead.
In the Media by Stephane Orjollet (AFP)

Rwandan politician says Dallaire never spoke of genocide plan Special

A politician at the centre of a 20-year-old controversy over warnings that Hutu extremists were conspiring to commit genocide against Tutsis in Rwanda said the United Nations peacekeeping force never informed him of such a diabolical plan.
Digital Journal Report by Judi Rever - 2 comments

Elie Wiesel: 'I expected more' on action against Syria Special

New York - Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel was part of a prestigious panel at Cooper Union in New York City on Sunday night. The idea of the strong protecting the weak was discussed, with Wiesel indicating he thinks force should've been used against Syria's Assad regime.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 3 comments

Sudan’s President, wanted for war crimes, seeks US visa

President Omar al-Bashir is seeking a US visa allowing him to enter the country to attend the next United Nations General Assembly. President al-Bashir is being sought by the International Criminal Court.
In the Media by Justin King

Review: World War Z — Teaching hatred and bigotry

"World War Z" is an action packed movie that inspires blowing up those who are different — even when they are no longer a threat to you. This is a movie that teaches hate and glorifies intolerance against those less fortunate.
In the Media by Ruth Hull - 18 comments

Calif. lawmaker: Replace Columbus Day with Native American Day

Sacramento - A California state lawmaker has proposed replacing Columbus Day with Native American Day and officially designating it a state holiday.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

Video: Chris Hedges on the Israeli assault on Gaza in 2009

Gaza - While this video was made in 2009, the content is still very relevant today. Chris Hedges makes a very moving speech about the attack on Gaza by the Israeli military and the implications of this attack.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

'War of the Flea' — documentary on farm murders in South Africa Special

Independent filmmaker and director, Rian van der Walt, has created a moving and shocking film showing the genocide which is being carried out against white farmers in South Africa.
Digital Journal Report by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

Canadian-Armenian youth on hunger strike in Toronto Special

Toronto - This weekend eight Armenian Youth Federation of Canada members are on a hunger strike just blocks away from the Turkish consulate on Queen's Quay in Toronto.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Rwanda's other genocide Special

Friday, October 1st, is the date of the official release of the U.N. Report on Human Rights Abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including documentation of the Rwandan Patriotic Army's massacres of Rwandan Hutu refugees and Congolese Hutus.
Digital Journal Report by Ann Garrison - 1 comment

Kagame sworn in after UN report of guilt in Congo genocide

Rwandan President Paul Kagame was sworn in to serve another seven-year term on September 6, 2010, eleven days after the explosive August 26th leak of a UN report documenting genocide committed by his army in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In the Media by Ann Garrison - 1 comment

Maesot, Thailand, on the Burmese border

Since 1949, a genocidal war has continued unabated in Burma, otherwise known as Mynamar. This long running armed conflict has somehow escaped notice by the rest of the world.
In the Media by Daniel Lick

Op-Ed: Rwandan genocide gone but never forgotten Special

Kigali - Rwanda is a beautiful country, and is home to inspirational people, but due to its sad and difficult past, traumatic memories still haunt them today.
Digital Journal Report by Natalie Peart - 6 comments

Africa told to take cue from Finnish trial, stem genocide Special

African countries should follow the lead of Finland in trying and prosecuting perpetrators of crimes against humanity in their various countries, says Amnesty International legal adviser Christopher Hall
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha - 1 comment

Genocide: Rwandan pastor gets life sentence in Finland

A Finnish court has sentenced a former Rwandan pastor, Francois Bazaramba, to life imprisonment for committing genocide against the Tutsi minority in his native country in 1994.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha
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The remains of Khmer Rouge genocide victims
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The remains of Khmer Rouge genocide victims
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
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A scene from  Watchers of the Sky
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A scene from 'Watchers of the Sky'
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton. Rev. Brian Kiely and Rev. Audrey Brooks of the Unitarian Chur...
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton. Rev. Brian Kiely and Rev. Audrey Brooks of the Unitarian Church of Edmonton.
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Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic  center   held responsible for the massacre of over 8 000 Muslim m...
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Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic, center, held responsible for the massacre of over 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995, was arrested by Serbian police.
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Yvonne Basebya  Rwandan-born Dutch citizen condemned to six years and eight months in prison in the ...
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Yvonne Basebya, Rwandan-born Dutch citizen condemned to six years and eight months in prison in the Netherlands.
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton. Seth Muhima Rubarake speaking about the genocide in 1994 agai...
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton. Seth Muhima Rubarake speaking about the genocide in 1994 against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
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Rwanda Genocide Memorial

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Rwanda Genocide Memorial In 1994, 800,000 people were killed in 100 days of systematic slaughter. Many sites around Rwanda now stand as memorials to the genocide. The remains of those killed stand as a testament to what took place.
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Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza  leader of Rwanda s FDU-Inkingi coalition of opposition politial parties.
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Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, leader of Rwanda's FDU-Inkingi coalition of opposition politial parties.
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A scene from  Watchers of the Sky
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A scene from 'Watchers of the Sky'
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Criticizing the U.S. government for its recent overtures toward negotiation with Iran  Wiesel offere...
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Criticizing the U.S. government for its recent overtures toward negotiation with Iran, Wiesel offered a firm stance. "I think America should adopt a very harsh line, a more truthful line, and say to Iran that you cannot continue like that -not with our consent. You can't."
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Rose Seed with the three men in her family, Jeff, Ryan and Liam, in their new life in America in 2014.
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An exhumed mass grave in Potocari  Bosnia and Herzegovina  where key events in the July 1995 Srebren...
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An exhumed mass grave in Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where key events in the July 1995 Srebrenica Massacre unfolded. July 2007
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Rwandan President Paul Kagame  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach  and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel took part in a ...
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Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel took part in a discussion around genocide this past Sunday at New York's Cooper Square, Great Hall.
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton. Rabbi Shimon Moch.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton. Rabbi Shimon Moch.
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Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
Genocide Memorial Service in Edmonton.
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