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Farewell Rwanda

By on June 2, 2011 in Rwanda with No Comments

  After observing basket weaving and banana beer making yesterday and visiting the Golden Monkeys the day before, we headed back from Musanze. Before we arrived in the twelve hour purgatory of sallow lighting, seriously bad food, and two inch bugs zapping around the departure lounge (otherwise known as Kigali Airport) we visited two more genocide […]

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Village activities

By on June 1, 2011 in Rwanda with No Comments

  Today we participated in some village activities – including basket weaving and banana beer making.  It was more interesting than I thought it was going to be, and especially pleasant because there were no other tourists there.  

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Golden Monkeys

By on May 31, 2011 in Rwanda with No Comments

  Our third hike through mountains in as many days – fortunately not nearly as long as the other two.  The monkeys were all around us, but moved so quickly that they were difficult to catch on camera.        

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Bisoke Mountain: Fuck those girls are annoying [author: Ide]

By on May 30, 2011 in Rwanda with No Comments

[author: Ide] Disclaimer: if you are offended by foul language or mind me generalizing a bit about certain types of assholes, please skip to the next post. Your pal, Ide On the day after the gorilla trek we were once again at the meeting point in the park. As I poured myself a cup of […]

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Gorillas – a LOT of gorillas [author: Ide]

By on May 29, 2011 in Rwanda with No Comments

  (narrator: Ide] First let me say that I have yet to get hooked on the social media revolution, as most Facebook friends can attest. Rwanda has been an interesting trip to say the least. From the infrastructure – which stretched beyond the capital to some of the farthest provinces – to the overall cleanliness […]

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The road to Musanze

By on May 28, 2011 in Rwanda with No Comments

After an average dinner the night before (soggy pasta with ham and cheese), and a really average breakfast in the morning (soggy toast with jam), we headed off to Ruhengari, or Musanze as it is now called, in part due to the President’s desire to avoid scarring the next generation by association with genocide ravished […]

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Genocide worldwide

By on May 28, 2011 in Rwanda with No Comments

The memorial also dedicated a section towards some of the other genocides committed over the last century. The Hereros 1904 – 1905 24,000 – 100,000 Herero killed, 10,000 Nama killed Denial of the genocidal campaign has been widespread, particularly among the 25,000 Namibians of German descent, because of a fear of land claims. The German […]

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The Aftermath

By on May 28, 2011 in Rwanda with No Comments

  The war ended on July 4th, 1994 when the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) invaded from Uganda. The RPF was formed in 1987 from the descendants of the 700,000 Tutsis exiled between the first violent Hutu uprising in 1959 and those remaining in 1973. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda was established in November 1995. […]

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The world stands still

By on May 28, 2011 in Rwanda with No Comments

  Not one additional peacekeeper arrived in Rwanda before the war was over. Belgian UN peacekeepers were evacuated at the start of the genocide. General Romeo Dallaire told New York that as few as 5,000 troops were needed to instill peace.  Instead, the UN Security Council reduced assistance to 270 personal and limited its mandate. […]

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The Children

By on May 28, 2011 in Rwanda with No Comments

Francine Murengezi Ingabire   Age: 12 Favorite sport: Swimming Favorite food: Eggs and chips Favorite drink: Milk and Fanta tropical Best friend: Her older sister Claudette Cause of death: Hacked by machete   Bernadin Kambanda Age: 17 Favorite sport: Football Favorite drink: Tea Favorite food: Rice Character: Clever at school Cause of death: Killed by […]

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