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One of my favorite travel websites doesn’t have a country summary of Rwanda. So here’s my version: Intro: If you tell anyone you’re planning a trip to Rwanda, most people will think you’re absolutely mad. That goes to show the news hasn’t talked about what’s happened since the 1994 genocide. That is: it’s pulled itself […]

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Gorgeous scenery   We went on a guided tour of Kigali today. Here are some facts: 1. Rwanda is the only country in the world with fewer males than females in Parliament. 2. Many Muslims helped to hide the (Catholic) Tutsis from the (Catholic) Hutus, quoting from the Koran: “To save one life is to […]

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~From the Bradt Rwanda guide It’s a little creepy wondering how the people my age and older I see walking on the streets participated in the genocide. Were they the victims or the perpetrators? Did they betray their neighbors? Do they continue to harbor resentment? Is 17 years enough time to heal from the unthinkable? […]

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~From the Bradt Rwanda guide It’s a little creepy wondering how the people my age and older I see walking on the streets participated in the genocide. Were they the victims or the perpetrators? Did they betray their neighbors? Do they continue to harbor resentment? Is 17 years enough time to heal from the unthinkable? […]

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I had maybe the worst nightmare of my life shortly after arriving in Rwanda. I don’t remember all of the details, but I remember that … Jacob and I knew that we had to escape, now. We got in the backseat of the car. My mom was driving. An armed guard pulled us over to […]

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Most people probably think we’re crazy for going to Rwanda. Anyone who has seen the movie “Hotel Rwanda” knows why. (The assassination of its president, the absolute breakdown of government, the exit of the UN, the mass genocide of 1 million people in 3 months.) But that happened 17 years ago almost, a generation practically, […]