Rwanda 1994 - Genocide in the 'Land of a Thousand Hills' - Benyamin Neuberger

Rwanda 1994 - Genocide in the 'Land of a Thousand Hills' - Benyamin Neuberger

Appendix 1: The History of Rwanda -- A Chronology

Rwanda 1994 - Genocide in the 'Land of a Thousand Hills' - Benyamin Neuberger

Benyamin Neuberger [+-]
The Open University of Israel
Professor Benyamin Neuberger is professor of political science and African studies at the Open University of Israel. He holds a BA degree in political science and economics and an MA degree in African studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a PhD degree in political science from Columbia University (New York). He was visiting professor at Oxford University, the University of Pennsylvania, Brandeis University, the University of Cape Town, and the University of Swaziland. He has taught and written extensively about African history and politics, as well as about nationalism and ethnicity.


It is now more than two decades since the world stood by idly, witnessing the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994. During the one hundred days of killing nearly one million men, women and children were murdered. In many ways, the Rwandan genocide marked the victory of evil: not only were people murdered by their own countrymen, neighbors, friends, and religious leaders, but it was a genocide that had been foreseen and that could have been prevented. This book explores the genocide’s historical background, the genocidal ideology and political context (its perpetrators and victims, and the strategy and ‘methodology’ of the killings); its international dimensions (in particular the involvement or calculated non-involvement of France, the U.S., Belgium, the UN and the other African countries); and the dire question of whether the world could have prevented the massacre. It further draws parallels between the Rwandan genocide and other genocides in the twentieth century; and relates to the policy of punishing murderers by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania, and to the traditional judicial system called gacaca. Finally, it dwells briefly on what happened in Rwanda after the genocide.

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Neuberger, Benyamin. Appendix 1: The History of Rwanda -- A Chronology. Rwanda 1994 - Genocide in the 'Land of a Thousand Hills'. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 174-176 Oct 2017. ISBN 9781781795804. Date accessed: 25 Jul 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32290. Oct 2017

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