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Thousands Evacuate Congo's Goma After More Volcanic Activity
"Tens of thousands of people are evacuating the city of Goma in eastern Congo for fear of another volcanic corruption by mountaineering going good people fled in panic from their homes cycles well thought this walking two vehicles provided by local authorities they've been advised to carry very little and that they may be able to retire and I say say ten out of eighteen neighborhoods have been ordered to evacuate as authorities warn an eruption could occur at any time well the main city of Goma was previously spad it's now under threats with activity being reported under the open area and they keep an eruption under the lake could lead to the explosion of gas in the lake which in turn could destroy parts of go Mangus said the neighboring Rwanda I'm Karen Thomas
World Kidlines: Biden Wants to Restart Nuclear Talks With Iran
"The joe biden administration wants to restart nuclear talks with iran. What does that mean exactly. Europe and the us wants to make sure that iran has limited nuclear abilities. So it can't make a lot of nuclear weapons iran once the freedom to use nuclear power which can also be used to heat homes. Joe biden's administration wants to get iran. More feed them to develop nuclear power with the understanding that it will need to be checked by outside agencies
New York state legislature passes bill to legalize recreational marijuana
"New york's legislature has voted to allow recreational marijuana use and governor andrew. Cuomo says he'll sign the bill. As npr's brian man reports york stands to become the fifteenth state to take the step. New york's rwanda. Legalization law aims to help more people of color. Play a part. In the new legal pot industry it also funnels forty percent of marijuana tax revenues into neighborhoods. Hit hard by addiction and by high numbers of drug arrests assemblywoman crystal peoples stokes who co-authored the measure said communities of color have been crippled by marijuana. Criminalization aren't is crafted in a manner that is designed to help rebuild those lives those lives and those communities studies show black and brown new yorkers were targeted disproportionately by marijuana arrests. Tens of thousands of people are expected to have their felony drug convictions. Expunged
this African COVID success is a big wake-up call for the West
"Scenes from wuhan in china and the tesha mitchell joining you for science fiction. Welcome videos emerge on social media of authorities using increasingly drastic measures. I remember when this chilling footage i vs four corners program last february. A woman in a pink tracksuit is being dragged kicking and screaming from an apartment block by police in black suits. And what now. Six back then a bit over twelve months ago. It was hard to believe this heavy handed response to a virus. We knew almost nothing about around. China residents post scenes claiming officials a welding. The doors of apartment buildings shot so people can't get out even as infectious disease. Specialist started to sound alarm bells outside of china. Most countries were slow to act. Some seem to be in denial preferring to feed conspiracy theories about the origins of the virus. But not the country you'll hear about on science friction today and it might surprise you to hear what country that ease. Shocking news breaks that the man who would i warned. The outbreak has died of coronavirus. We've known that if a country as serious as china today that be careful. It wasn't their website the magnitude of the problem the speed of the problem and the spread of the virus so we took action because we knew that was the level of travel with having tourists coming here. We were at risk so every country should have done that as early as january last year. Rwanda stop plane. Distant for china pediatrician and global health. Later dr onions been guajillo is rwanda's former minister of health. And we start screening all the beeper entering in rhonda for covid sign and take the information in case. There were fine coveyed a positive during their stay in runner so that we can do easily contact tracing
France Has ‘Overwhelming’ Responsibility for Rwanda Genocide
"French failures, saying it was blind to the preparation of the massacres but has cleared it of complicity in the killings. Commission of experts said France poor overwhelming responsibilities in relation to the killing in 1994 off 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate who two's Monsanto. Claire is the historian who led the commission. The majority for says woman in politic it in politics. The French authorities pursued a policy that was totally disconnected from reality, a policy that bore the stigma of colonization and ultra ethicist policy that did not actually see that Rwanda could get out of it and basically accentuated the ethnic crisis aligned itself with the regime of president Habria manner. Which was a racist regime that did not succeed in extricating Habaniya manner from the extremists. United Nations says it has for the first time managed to reach to refugee camps
Nasdaq Recoups Heavy Losses as Tech Stocks Roar Back
"The NASDAQ would show rule back almost in the roaring twenties up nearly 4% yesterday, so everybody loves a little bit of growth. That is the comeback kid. If the violence of these swings dine 11% up nearly 4%. The question is, can there be some kind of co existence between growth and value? Or must one always be resplendent? NASDAQ futures don't intensive 1% this morning. By the way, Mr Gundlach is on the tape on his monthly called, he says, you could drop Like you did in the 2000 and 2003 on the NASDAQ, so wary, warning their Bitcoin made up to $55,000 and off the highest She came. Of course, there are calls that we could have another assault on the highs of 58,350. According to Pepe Stone, But Jimmy Morgan, they're filing issue notes Backed by Kryptos. Yes, so so Credibility is minding in the Bitcoin Storm. Yeah, if you bought detective, but you sure looked very smart in the last few hours, but let's see whether that sticks up US tens. On focus. 1 53 68 were coming off on the yield a little bit. Wall Street is on a one way street right now, and it is going whichever way the Treasury market takes it. According to Rwanda, they're moving. Tech stocks coincides with the rally and treasury. So many traders gonna be skeptical that this is going to hold Steven in its remarks. He told me earlier that he sees a grind towards 2% Mark. We have a closely watch sale. Off debt $38 billion of 10 year notes. And then on Thursday, you have the $24 billion off 30 year. Bonds very important lookout for Bloomberg Dollar indexed gets a lift this wider risk averse for environment that we're in this Asian session and we're getting closer than 200 day moving average in terms of the technicals, Let's get
Genocide, why won't world leaders call it what it is?
"Sounds like term from antiquity. The kind of thing that there might have been an eleventh commandment forbidding it is not the word dates from as recently as nineteen forty four when it was coined by the polish lawyer raphael lampkin to define the holocaust he survived and which dozens of his family did not genocide is also a relatively modern crime though. Humans have fought clan clan tribe on faith on faith and nation or nation for as long as they have been humans. The ambition of completely wiping out an entire bunch of people was substantially thwarted for most of history by the limits of technology. They are arguably cases to be made for rome's destruction of coffee in one hundred and forty six bc and athens conquest of mills to hundred and seventy years before that but the industrialization of extermination is in general and as raffaelle lincoln recognized name modern blights pilot. And i think that's the spirit. The unanimous bill family the biscuit behind by all allstate ratified mile parliaments at the earliest date inaudible advised acumen rights. Forgive given the protection of international law for the sake of progress and international. Lincoln's legacy is the un's nineteen forty eight convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide and the row continuing unto the present day over what genocide means who is entitled to accuse him of committing it. And what should be done about it if someone has this week. Canada became the second country to officially describe china's repressions of it's largely muslim week minority as genocide. Well after a fashion though the motion passed parliament. Two hundred and sixty six votes to zip canada's prime minister justin trudeau and most of his cabinet sat out. The motion was put forward by the conservatives. Who called on the liberals to send a united message about human rights. The vote was non-binding although it was backed by all opposition parties and some members of trudeau's own liberal party with the pragmatism or cowardice or a bit from column a and a bit from column be this abstention highlights the reason that governments are often pretty reticent about accusing anybody else of genocide. The convention on genocide does not merely oblige signatories to not commit genocide. It obliges them to act if someone else does. It's right there in article one. The contracting parties confirmed that genocide where the committed in time of peace or in time of war is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish the trouble with invoking. The g word is that it implicitly summons an assumption of accompanying action which puts into context the motivations of the first country to accused china genocide against the week as the united states in the very lost hours of president. Donald trump's term so possibly laissez noble statement of principle and more the diplomatic equivalent of sewing prunes into the curtains vixen incoming tenant although intriguingly president joe biden's administration has thus far stood by the declaration. We're going to stop the chinese from their actions. We should be gone to the un immediately and so at sanctions against them in the united nations. For what they did. We have to be firm. We don't have to go to war but we have to make it clear. This is as far as you go. China the difficulty is that stopping the genocide very often necessitates confronting the people committing it and this can be risky expensive and difficult to sell to voters whose interest in the travails of people in place. They couldn't point to on globe cannot be taken for granted. This is the conundrum that to site. One inglorious example lead to the us administration of president bill clinton wintering squeamishly about act of genocide in rwanda in nineteen ninety-four had the us formally called the acts of genocide. An actual genocide questions might have been asked about why words were not being accompanied by the eighty second airborne
"rwanda" Discussed on The Daily
"Group made up of hutu. Refugees called the national liberation forces also known as the f. lan i plead my unreserved support that national liberation versus loudest against they could in order to free one people. This group was at the time being accused by the rwandan. Government of killing innocent rwandans. Kidnapping people looting property along the southern borders of the country. I wish london's friends over wonder a happy in blissed christmas and a prosperous new year justice piece in the most old..
"rwanda" Discussed on The Daily
"In the us. He is celebrated by people. Like oprah winfrey and then in two thousand and five. Paul has insisted quote. I'm not a hero. I'm simply a man who made a decision to hold on to my family my life and my beliefs until the end president bush awards him. America's highest civilian honor the presidential medal of freedom but the world came to know the story and people everywhere can recognize heroism guy who nobody knew about before the movie at the time he was actually driving a taxi living in belgium where he and his family had fled as refugees after the genocide and now suddenly he's in the white house telling his story to president bush and being celebrated across the us. Thank you good morning. Everyone arguably becomes the most famous rwandan on the planet words can be the best or the worst weapon in human beings arsenal more famous even than the president may message is to ask you to stand up. We have to buy for so long altogether hand in. Stand up thank you. So how does rwanda's president pokka mate respond to all this will end. The beginning. Polka gami likes the movie hotel. Rwanda he welcomes. The director took galley where they host a premiere of the movie later he courts some of the stars of the movie like the actor don cheadle who he invites to his palace in rwanda but then things start to go wrong. When paul recipient geena publishes his memoir in which he sharply criticizes kagami and the way he's governed the country since taking power. And if you like. I can read you a small extract from that memoir please. So he wrote rwanda is a country that has never known democracy. The current president polka gummy has exhibited many characteristics of the classic african strongman since taking power he was reelected with ninety five percent of the vote. And there's nobody in the world that can call results like that a free election and keep a straight face. Rwanda is today. A nation governed by and for the benefit of a small group of cities. We have changed the dancers but the music remains the same. And then he does. Something even more confrontational. He writes a letter to the international criminal. Tribunal for rwanda recommending that war crime charges be brought against gummy deccan. Worthies these things that paul. We're supposed to begin a route. Were they fair. With a accurate by and large they were joined the ninety four genocide. It wasn't just the hutu. Extremists who are doing the killing there were also credible and confirmed reports that some of president mugabe soldiers. The tutsi rebels had carried out violence against civilians and after the genocide when his soldiers took over the country they also went into some of these camps that were filled with hutus and slaughtered thousands of civilians so many rwandan hutu fled across the border into neighbouring congo. Because they were afraid to come home at the same time back in rwanda. Polka gami starts to take measures to tighten his grip on power. He changes the constitution for more terms. He starts to win elections by improbable margins like ninety nine percent of to vote and some of his political opponents inside. Rwanda start to come under incredible pressure. Rwandan police as arrested down. She married louis gara a leading critic of president paul. Tagami charged with forgery. And some people who stand against him for election are prosecuted andres. Ruiz was found dead. He's head almost entirely severed from his body. Some start to disappear and even die critics. Gami abroad also start to come under attack in a statement authorities said. His body was found on the bed and there were signs. He was strangled in south africa. You have a former intelligence chief who's fan dead in his hotel room. The rwandan defense minister said in relation to that murder former intelligence chief. When you choose to be a dog you die like a dog in kenya. A former rwandan minister is found. Shot dead in his car belgium. There's a fugitive rwandan politician. Who's found floating in a canal and in london the metropolitan. Police come to a number of rwandan exiles. And warn them that..
Emerging Opportunities and Exciting Business Lessons with John-Paul Iwuoha
"Now. We are talking about africa. I wanna know john paul. Why why do we need to keep africa on our radar very interesting question. So one one thing that keeps me. Loyal to entrepreneurs on fire is the quality of stories and experiences of ultra preneurs. Who've made it that's one big reason. Why listen and. I'm also sure that's why many people listen to the show but interesting is what being on entrepreneur means that you're able to live in the now and also prepare for future so it's almost impossible to think about the future and nothing about and here's why when you look at the population of the world. Africa correctly has the youngest population of people. Right now sixty percents of people on the continent of the age of twenty five. So this is more or less looking at china. Before china became china up to date china more or less the second biggest economy in the world the factory of the world and all of that so you can imagine that people who saw china. The china became china. Actually the ones who got in on the meat of the game. So that's exactly what africa represents but more importantly there have been events in the past couple of years that have put africa in the centerpiece. The very most the most recent one which is very interesting is covid now all the time most companies have built their supply chains around china and south east asia but then when it hits it was obvious that supply chains with very vulnerable. And if you're going to diversify your supply chain. It's impossible not to look at africa if you're looking at affordable label if you look at them. The truck symmetry of the continental either north america or europe. And what are the means. Most countries on the continent either speak english or french and these are more or less global line. Which is you're going to penetrate any of the big markets and. It's really now happening. Because what the chinese are doing is the chinese. Market is starting to specialize in advanced high-tech stuff. I most of those low cost production that brought business the whole of storing from america. When are beginning to see going to places like vietnam. Bangladesh and other countries in southeast asia. But then you cannot forgo a population of one point three billion people which is what africa presents and what we're seeing is some companies setup accretions within the african continent places like rwanda at the opium ghana senegal. And what they're doing is they are preparing. These guys are digging for the future and one interesting. That's happened in the last four years in america. Is the people in africa. So in america when you think about africa the image that comes to mind is charity and philanthropy. Africa needs. Needs help and help and help. So the approach of the americans this time and even europe has been to help africa give africa aid. Give them all of that. What the chinese are doing is they're coming with more or less trade and business and things. What africa needs really because you have this population of very young people enterprising people. I mentioned that sixty percent of the world's uncle beats at arable. Land is in africa so in most parts of the world with maxed out the land space. Yes we're doing. We're using technology and other means to increase the yield on the land. But when we're talking about virgin space. Federal land arable land. Most of it is still in africa. Still cultivated and we're looking at a global population that is set to double back at least by the time we reach two hundred fifty or more according to the un and if we do not keep pace with globe with population growth would amount of food were producing then the world is going to be faced with serious threat of hunger so these are just a few examples of why africa needs to be on your rita. Yes so thinking about now. It's great but you're thinking about the future you need to remember that even before could hit five of the top. The top ten fastest growing economies in the world when africa. These are not really things. We've seen the mainstream media. Why i'm happy that chain. Is that the approach of the chinese in africa. Doo controversial is a big difference. This guy's coming here boots on the ground and they're dealing with the market. The previous relationship with africa has been to deal with africa's governments give african governments money for age and they develop africa unfulfilled years. It's never happened instead. It's helped enhance corruption. A sense of entitlement and dependency so most of the problems never get so because that's free money free money fluent in from europe money flowing in from north america so what people like us exist to do is to show that the people we should be voting. For with our money is the entrepreneur's they're the ones who have the incentive and the motivation to really solve africa's problems and guess what's global money starting to call me and i'm sure many ago minova listeners. On on on entrepreneur no stripe the big global player in in payments strike just acquired an african company. Niger company for two hundred million dollars. That's a major exit and it's stories like this that are starting to prove that africa is not a charity case. Africa is opportunity. The programs are trying to solve through eight. Actually need to be solved through entrepreneurship and the process. We create more jobs more wealth and greeted big happier world john. Let's talk about what you see as the most interesting opportunities that exist right now. I mean you talked about a lot of opportunities. I love how you really are hammering home. The fact that entrepreneurship is what is going to turn africa around and really bring that continents into the as we move forward into twenty twenty one and beyond but specifically what are the one or two most interesting and fascinating opportunities in the business world that you're seeing right now. The first interesting one is more or less. I talked about it earlier. In terms of africa's potential to produce food because right now we're looking for the next food basket of the world and one interesting that africa offers is the or what's we've we now know as superfoods so for example there's a grain that's grown in west africa. It's a green code for new now. This green is so rich in cultural significance for example when the tombs of ancient in jim ships are more or less opel excavated amongst other materials. Like honey. and things like that four new for new f- who is one of the greens that it that the ancient egyptians actually put in the the pyramids in the borough chambers of dead feroz. That's tell you how important it was back. Then this is like one of the longest growth one of the greens has been grown the longest in history almost five thousand years now. The reason why new is important is when you look at the american market and european market more or less developed world and you see how important health and wellness is this all about eighteen. Organic food. Gluten free food and things like that you announced that to see if like for new is actually superfood but in africa is grown by people in africa eating by people that i start to see what america has done with them a green assira like we know what which is more or less breakfast zero before quinoa became like a blockbuster serial in america it had the same profile as phone. You in south america. So what we're beginning to see. Is they celebrate to ship in. New york is named spear pm. He's now taken for neo his packaged. It's not just in its physical formats but in the narrative that used salads and last year. I think it's early this year. It got the national distribution across the united states in whole foods. You know to distribute this kind of food and new just one. I know listeners may be familiar with moringa which is another superfood. it grows in the wild in africa. We really take you for granted over yet. But then we've sent entrepreneurs coming here and repackage it into something that selling like a lot because it resonates resonates with the health and wellness movements the big trend going on in the
The fight for the Central African Republic
"Earlier. This week. Results were announced of the presidential election held in the central african republic on december twenty seventh. It was won by the incumbent. President faustin comes to our dera. Election results must still be officially validated by the constitutional court but were welcomed my supporters and even by some members of the opposition. It remains an open question. However how much of the central republic. He's really going to get to be president of the world's least imaginatively named country is also one of its most troubled examine any global index pertaining development prosperity transparency freedom and general ease of living. And you'll find the somewhere near the bottom. The c a r is also exemplar of the cruel irony that the countries which appear least worth fighting over are often the most viciously contested in the days between the presidential election and the results. Being announced rebels attacked the southern city of banga sue on the blue river which comprises the border with the democratic republic of congo. And the town of damara a bit further west by some estimations. Roughly two thirds of the country is now controlled by militias hostile to the national government and not infrequently as is the way of these things to each other ominously however several of these groups entered into a formal alliance just before the election and now prefer inquiries to be addressed to the coalition of patriots for change or pc. They don't appear to have a website yet but early days. The did announce a ceasefire ahead of the election but then unannounced it. They may also be having chain of command issues. Blame for the. Most recent uptick in rebel. Activity is being generally cast. In the direction of former central african republic president francois bazei the mana of both bozize's as coming and going illustrate the chronic problems. He seized power in a coup tar in two thousand and three and lost in two thousand thirteen when militias made it all the way to the capital bongi compelling him to skip the country further underpinning. The present intrigue is the fact that for much of aziz as time as president his prime minister walls and listeners. With a keen sense of shakespeare and psycho drama will already have guessed current president to our dera. Catch me if you can former president possibilities eight touting authorities at a campaign rally last week busey's a returned in two thousand and nineteen in the hope of getting his old job back via the ballot box but was disbarred. from standing in december's election. The constitutional court ruled the requirement that candidates be of good. Morality was tricky to square with an outstanding international arrest warrant accusing disease of crimes against humanity and incitement to genocide to say nothing of sanctions imposed by the un security council on a personally for arming and encouraging militia groups. Say it should be noted if not necessarily believed denies everything so faustin are twelve dera remains president though it would be unsurprising to discover that he keeps a bag packed. Bongi his capital is probably safe ish. Aside from the central african republic's own military it is defended by miniskirt a un peacekeeping mission of roughly eleven thousand troops. Doing one of the more difficult and dangerous jobs currently being undertaken by the blue helmeted three peacekeepers from burundi. Were killed on christmas day in fighting with militias. Nia dakota desire besides being us your brothers and sisters that we see so that our brothers and sisters can also enjoy these other than that you and mission has been joined in recent weeks by an extra deployment of troops from rwanda already a major contributor to manisco.
A crowded mountain can make silverback gorillas more violent
"Researchers looked at fifty years of data from gorillas in Rwanda found that is the number of family groups living in a habitat increased so did the number of violent clashes among them mountain gorillas spend most of their time sleeping eating and grooming each other's first behavioral ecologist who published the study in the journal science advances found encounters between groups can become violent some guerrillas especially intense parish which slowed population growth they found the frequency of family feud was not determined by the number of individuals but by the number of family groups in a region co author and primatologist Taris doing ski says everyone wants to know how many guerrillas can live inside a protected habitat area it turns out the answer depends partly on how they organize themselves socially she says they still don't understand all the factors that go into determining leadership qualities in guerrillas I'm Jennifer king
Pope names 13 new cardinals, including 1st Black US prelate
"Pope Francis's naming 13 new Cardinals. Pope Francis naming 13 new cardinals, among them. Washington D C Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first black U. S president to earn the coveted red cap, the pontiff, making the surprise announcement Sunday from his studio Window. Two faithful standing below in Vatican City is ST Peter's square. Other new cardinals include and Italian who's the longtime people preacher of the Vatican at a churchman from Rwanda ceremony. Of the new cardinals is set for November. 28th Paul Stevens, Fox News
Pope Francis appoints first Black American cardinal
"New cardinals have been named by Pope Francis, including the first black American Cardinal Pope Francis naming 13 new cardinals, among them. Washington D C Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first black U S president to earn the coveted Red cap the pontiff, making the surprise announcement Sunday from his studio Window. Two faithful standing below in Vatican City is ST Peter's Square. Other new cardinals include an Italian who's the longtime people preacher of the Vatican and a churchman from Rwanda. A ceremony for the new cardinals is set for November. 28th
Pope names 13 new cardinals, includes first Black US prelate
"Day in Italy, where more than 21,000 new Corona virus infections were reported as a way to curb the spread. An overnight curfew is in effect, cafes and restaurants will have to close by six PM and movie theatres, gyms and pools are shutting down. Also in Italy, Pope Francis names 13 new cardinals, including the first black cardinal from the U. S. Pope Francis naming 13 new cardinals, among them. Washington D C Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first black US prelate to earn the coveted red cap, the pontiff, making the surprise announcement Sunday from his studio Window. Two faithful standing below in Vatican City is ST Peter's square. Other new cardinals include an Italian who's the longtime people preacher of the Vatican and a churchman from Rwanda. A ceremony for the new cardinals is set for November. 28th. Paul Stevens.
What's Your Story
"This is the Jaakko unraveling podcast episode nine with Daryl Cooper and me Jaakko, willink. So. Last time we were talking about. The stories that we tell ourselves and then how We get stories in groups in those start to expand in those start to unify people together. And it seems that we have an instinct towards. Some level of those. Stories unifying us to a point to where we start to drift into just straight tribalism. And then we actually use those stories and change those stories. As a tool to strengthen our tribes even more. And I know you had some some interesting stories, slash myths. That that that kind of represent that very well throughout history we've seen this it's it's it's tapping into. A basic. A basic way that our mind structures reality for us right I mean if you think about. How you teach. The youngest children something if you need to teach them something, you need him to tie their shoes right? How you GonNa do that through imitation you're gonNA show them do what I do. Right that's the same thing that like chimpanzees how they teach their children things. As they get a little bit older was the next way that you're going to teach them stuff probably maybe by like five six, seven years old you're GonNa Start Teaching them basic things about what a good person behaves like whatever you're GonNa do it through stories right? That's like the next level up. It's like later on down the road, you can start talking about kind of concepts right? You can start teaching them. Teaching somebody things in terms of you know instead of telling you a story about prince charming and this is how a man should treat a woman. You're going to learn through this story and internalized that maybe later on, we can say this is the essence of love and how love operates and Blah Blah Blah but stories narrative is how we how we structure reality and understand things and very, very profound way. Yeah. I've written a bunch of books. The two of the leadership books that I've written actually all three of the leadership books that have written are. Heavily based on stories stories from combat and then stories from the civilian sector. And and obviously people the feedback I get all the time and we have the principles written in there in extreme ownership in their leadership. We write the principal clearly in there. Hey, this is called covered move. This is what it means. But people never say Oh, thanks for spelling out the principal for me. They say Oh love the way you guys told the story in that I could see it. So yeah, this is not just something that we do for kids I mean the. With US sticks with US forever, and it's such a great way to to get your point across much more powerful way and for certain things, it's the only way. Right I. Mean. There's just like you're not gonNA tell somebody breakdown into philosophical concepts had a tie your shoes. You just got shown him and tell him i. do there are certain things that? You just have to use a story. That's the only thing that's really going to serve that purpose and elucidating the principles we are really doing there is saying, okay, you know all those stories this one, I just told you in the book. Yeah. But all those other ones you've always heard and there's that there's that thing that the leaders are doing something. This is what it is right and so you're drawing out that communality and those stories by stating the principles. interesting when you said. These you actually brought it up perfectly in my mind. When you said these stories, we tell ourselves can be unifying, and then that same story can become like a divisive type of tribalism right and it reminded me of this this book. call. It's book about the. Rwandan. Genocide by Philip Gourevich who also wrote a really powerful book on Abu Ghraib actually it's very, very You, know? Eric. Weinstein. Actually knows that guy believe he's married to a friend of their family and if at all possible I think it'd be a great guy for you to talk to certainly possible. Just incredibly, morally sensitive writer just a very, very interesting guy anyway, and so in this book about the Rwandan genocide, what's it called we wish to inform you that tomorrow will be killed with our families. I have that one I haven't done it yet. Man I I did Michetti season was kind of. All right. There's one there's one more maybe it's that one life life laid bare? Probably switching is by the same guy who wrote. Interviews the victims brutal. It's as brutal as you think. Yeah. and. So in this book, we wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families Goes through when it's just harrowing book as You can imagine at the end of it. He relates this story. That took place. As the genocide was winding down I believe in this girl's school in Rwanda. Some of the entire homeway militias were still running around the rebels had come back and we're pushing back against him, but this was still ongoing. And a bunch of them came into this girl school. And we're trying to figure out who are the Tuzi. So we can kill them all. And they were telling him you know who to girls on one side tootsie girls to the others and on the other side and either girl he's a grade school girls. They refuse to separate themselves out from the Tuzi girls in so that they could know who they were, and one of the girls said that there are no who Tuzi here. There are only Rwandans here. And a lot of them died they all the killed, all of them rather than kill none of them and eventually somebody came broke it up, but a lot of them died. And if you think of that like Whoa okay That's something that in a lot of context were told is a dirty word that's nationalism right I mean that's what it is. Nationalism in the United States is what got Irish people and Italian people in German people to say Oh Germany's attacking people in Europe. We gotta get together and go over there and stop them right. Very unifying thing. That same force is what got Germany to start the fight in the first place. And so identity is a very interesting thing because you go up above the blood level. And everything after the blood level is a story. That's what it is right and you need a story to keep it together. You look at a place like United States we need a story more than anybody.
Rwanda's president says 'Hotel Rwanda' hero must stand trial
"Five, the man portrayed as a hero in the film Hotel, Rwanda will stand trial for allegedly supporting rebel violence. That's according to Rwanda's president, Paul Kagami, who hasn't said how Paul Recess of Bengal. Was brought to Rwanda, where he has been held in custody for more than a week. He's credited with saving 1200 lives during Rwanda's 1994 genocide by letting people shelter in the hotel he was managing during the mass killings. Now he's accused of supporting rebel violence in Rwanda and his family says that they haven't heard from him and lawyers haven't been able to talk to him
Rwanda Arrests The Man Who Inspired The Hollywood Film 'Hotel Rwanda'
Interview with Rough Translation host Gregory Warner
"Hi and welcome to the PODCAST Brench Club podcast. My name is Adela and I'm the founder of PBC today. I'm so happy to be joined by Gregory Warner host of NPR's report translation a podcast about the things that we're talking about in the United States are being talked about in some other parts of the World Hi Gregory thank you so much for joining us today. So rough translation is a favourite among many podcast ranch club listeners, and we've actually included episode in a listening less. We did last year called looking for love but for those who aren't familiar with their show, can you just give us a little bit of an overview? Sure sure. We'll. Our tagline is. Stories from far of places that hit close to home. Our original tagline and season one folks have listened back that far was things we're talking about how they're being talked about in other places but both those ideas are. Sort of around the the idea of we're going to tell stories that. Take place in some other. Maybe, some other countries, some other culture that's but but it's GonNa feel close to home. It's GonNa. It's GonNa hit you in some way it's it's not that we're specifically telling non-american stories or it's them and us but just we're gonNA take you places but it's going to feel that it's GonNa hit you personally got it. Yeah. It feels familiar but it's a from like maybe a different perspective. Yeah. So I'm curious about your background and how the idea for the show came about. Sure. So well, let's see so. Terms of my radio background. So I went to Salt Salt Institute for Documentary. Studies that was my. First taste of radio I worked in some local worked at a local station called North country public radio. Up in very northern New York and then after that, I went to Afghanistan So which was not as much of a leap as you think because I went from one very rural area to another very rural area and the stories of actually quite similar in terms of the story of the economy as well as the story of. Loneliness and and and all that. So I spent I ended up spending about two years on and off in Afghanistan. Let's see that was from. Two thousand. Six to two thousand eight. And then I left for a number of reasons. But also because that period two dozen sixty, thousand eight was was you could do a lot of reporting then. That that you just couldn't that was a lot harder to do after two, thousand, eight kidnappings it started in a massive way and then I was based after that in in Rwanda, and also some in Kenya, an eastern Congo. So we spent some time in in Africa again as freelancer and then came back to the US started working for marketplace as a staff reporter kind of learned. Later the art of grabbing tape and making a same day story, which is when I ended up getting the job at NPR's the international correspondent in in Nairobi. Sort of it is a you have to use fast twitch muscles but. What's Nice about that job is that there was also a lot of potential for storytelling feature work. and so he was in in Nairobi actually actually in Ethiopia that I came up with the idea for this podcast country that you've lived in. And it. It came about I mean came up through a number. Probably the simplest story is that I had done a story for for radio lab on their on their episode call translation and it was it was an episode about an incident that I watched that I I was I was actually following the secretary of state then John Kerry he gave a speech and this Ethiopian reporter in the room stood up and asked the question. I remember that episode yeah and Yeah it was. It was like this very brief I mean honestly the whole incident really the question and the answer which was at the end of this conference which I mean in the story we talk about how this there were all vetted questions until this one guy got up because carry decided to be generous in this one moment anyway. So this guy asked this question but. It was it was such a mistranslation around this one word and because of this one word. Secretary Kerry seemingly. Totally. Misunderstood the question answered it. In this way that was very unsatisfying and the guy ended up taking a quite a great risk to to ask this question on Ethiopian state TV. For nothing but it was this opportunity to learn about this one word serious, which has such a different meaning in east Africa.
World Surpasses 20 Million Coronavirus Cases
"John. With Kovar. 19 cases still rising globally, The World Health Organization announced today that the number of coronavirus cases Set the past 20 million cases worldwide. But director general Dr Ted Rose at Gabriel says the green shoots of hope are being seen in countries like the U. K Rwanda and France. In France president Macro introduced compulsory masking in busy outdoor spaces off parties in response to an increase in cases. Strong and precise measures like this, in combination with utilizing every tool at our disposal are key to preventing any resurgence in disease and allowing societies.
"rwanda" Discussed on Hidden Brain
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"rwanda" Discussed on Hidden Brain
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"rwanda" Discussed on Hidden Brain
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"rwanda" Discussed on Survival
"Up ahead head on instinct he froze in his tracks a team of inter a Ham wave coming in his direction innocent was literally moments away from ending his own life but faced with the reality of dying at his enemies hands he changed his mind he slipped back up to the hillside and rejoined his companions years later he would joke that the murderers had saved his life in reality woody as innocent new well his fellow toot sees deserved far more credit they welcomed him back never questioning where he had gone and despite despite his sadness the bereaved teacher drew strength from their companionship meanwhile L. Thirty Miles north thirty nine year old shopkeeper Marie Louise was attempting to survive in total isolation for days Sushi had been locked inside a back room of Monsieur Florian's house in the GEICO military camp she had only one garment to wear and was not allowed outside the room to wash or bathe at night when everyone else was asleep and acquaintance of Florian's would bring Marie Louise Food an obvious advantage when it came to survival for weeks the greatest threat he faced were `isolation and grief but then one one night everything changed in mid May of Nineteen ninety-four instead of receiving her usual rations. Marie Louise had an unexpected unexpected visitor miss your florian the Hutu chief was in a panic he told Marie Louise that the Tuzi lead our are pf militia was overtaking the region the camp was being evacuated in order to avoid detection she had to leave his home. Tom Immediately flory on hurried Marie Louise Outside and loaded her are into a waiting truck once again the shopkeeper was forced to hide as the vehicle sped off toward an unknown destination this time the stakes were higher than ever Marie Louise was alone she had no idea where the driver was taking her all she knew was that the man was Hutu and she had nothing left to bargain with case he decided to turn on her finally after we're about an hour and a half Marie Louise felt the truck come to a halt they they were in a forest though where exactly the disoriented shopkeeper had no clue when the driver told her to get out she started shaking uncontrollably allegedly she asked the man just as she had done with flory on weeks before to kill her as quickly and painlessly as possible to to her astonishment the driver shook his head he hadn't brought Marie Louise here to kill her he had smuggled her into the forest to save occur life the driver told Marie Louise to run straight ahead without fearing or stopping for any reason when she reached the end of the forrest she would find a barrier marking the border between Rwanda Burundi once she crossed it she would be safe weakened by her captivity Marie Louise struggled to follow the man's instructions she ran for as long as she could and when her legs failed her she crawled hold on her hands and knees finally she emerged from the forest and saw she had reached the border the last thing she remembered was hearing soldiers jurist call out to her and then Marie Louise collapsed into sleep this may seem an odd thing to do in such nerve wracking circumstances but actually it was a natural reaction in disaster situations nations the body expands huge amounts of energy doing what it must to ensure survival Marie Louise had been struggling from starvation or exposure but she had been living in a house of a killer and therefore been forced to maintain an extremely high level of vigilance once the shopkeeper percents that she was out of danger her body naturally shut down in a state of exhaustion she was transported to a nearby refugee camp where last last she would be relatively safe back in Rwanda other tooth sees where finding relief as well the RPF rebels were advancing quickly towards the capital liberating footsie's and driving out Hutus along the way on on May Twelfth Nineteen Ninety four the RPF entered Nevada Hutus who had been ravaging the district for weeks fled for their lives however instead of giving chase the rebel militia stopped their advance to search for survivors but nineteen year old old friends seeing the Technica didn't realize that the region had been liberated the morning of May fourteenth began just like every other day and the genocide as Francine T.f L. and their remaining companions hid themselves in the marsh sometime during during the day francine heard shouting she peered through the foliage and saw men dressed in camouflage fatigues at the edge of the marsh they were calling out across the water saying that it was safe to come out they had freed the region and the Hutus were gone francine gene didn't move during her four weeks in the swamp she had already experienced a variety of tricks from her attackers and despite the fact act that their uniforms distinguish them from the inter a hallway she didn't trust that these men were truly there to set her free the nineteen year awards reaction was a survival mechanism similar to that experienced by victims of domestic violence just as a home of you situation Francine's attackers wreckers were people. She had known she now had an instinctive and completely understandable mistrust of everyone but her fellow victims yet as the soldiers went on shouting francine began to wonder could they be telling the truth she decided to find out rising out of the muddy water the team began making her way toward dry land other survivors joined her an as they emerged from the Marsh Francine saw the soldiers react in a way she had never imagined coming up we'll see how the few who survived the genocide found a reason to keep living now back to the story on May Fourteenth Nineteen Ninety.
"rwanda" Discussed on Survival
"Her last role of money hoping it would be enough to buy her safe passage to the border for a short time later the high ranking military chief returned he had struck a deal with driver Marie Louise would be put into a sack loaded into a vehicle and driven into the forest near the border with Burundi from there she would be on her own needless to say Marie Louise wasn't exactly satisfied with Monsieur Florian's plan the nation of Burundi had been taking in refugees from Rwanda since about nineteen sixty but without her neighbors help shopkeeper doubted that she could reach the border alive using the sharp bargaining skills she had developed over the years of running her shop Marie Louise proposed a deal she told Miss your floor Yang on that she owned two villas in the Rwandan capital of Kigali she would sign the deeds over to him if he agreed to accompany her to Lundie in his book SAS survival handbook the ultimate guide to surviving anywhere former British Special Forces Forces Agent John Wiseman discusses the advantages of knowing the locals he states the more detailed your knowledge of the way people live the more survival survival knowledge you will have if you come to need it after decades of running a shop next door to flurry on Marie Louise knew that he was motivated by influence influence and the promise of enrichment she shrewdly saved this knowledge until the moment she needed it most the tactic worked Florian revised lies his plan to have the shopkeeper dropped off in the forest instead he hired a driver to take Marie Louise and himself to his home in Geico Geico a military camp about thirty miles north from there they would eventually make their way to Burundi lying on the floor of the van between the driver and her who to neighbor Marie Louise had to force herself to stay quiet and perfectly still hill road blocks were set up at regular intervals requiring the driver to stop and show Identification Monsieur Florian's high rank helped speed speed them through the checkpoints but even so Marie Louise was petrified she knew that the slightest movement could catch someone's attention and because she was a Tuzi discovery meant instant death finally after what must have been the most harrowing journey of her life. Marie Louise Louise felt the van come to a halt monsieur Florian opened the door and told her to get out stiff and disoriented Marie Louise hurried after her old neighbor across the muddy plot and into a long low house this was Florian's home in the camp camp he assured the shopkeeper that she would be safe at least for now but Marie Louise wasn't so sure as she followed him into the back of the house she saw something that made her blood freeze all along the hallway in piles ready for distribution were hundreds of brand new axes and machetes the same types of weapons used to slaughter her family weeks before mm-hmm Monsieur Florian was providing a refuge from marie-luise but he was also an important part of the system that had created created this appalling tragedy she wondered how her neighbor and protector could also be responsible for wiping her people off the earth in in the years to come historians would propose many answers to this question some would say intertribal jealousy others would point to the power of dehumanizing is it propaganda such as the radio broadcasts that referred to the Tuzi people as Cockroaches as Marie Louise she would have plenty of time to come up with her own theory as she found herself locked in a back room in the house of a murderer coming up we'll see how the beleaguered few manage to survive the remaining days of the genocide and how they were saved at last asked hi it's Tim have you heard the park has limited series political scandals yet it's hosted by two fantastic Dick Storytellers Kate and Richard from the dark side of and I have to say the stories they cover are all true all wild and absolutely shocking at times guys can you tell us a little bit more yes absolutely in a world of fake news controversy feels more contemporary than ever but in politics it's trail as old as time every Tuesday leading up to the twenty twenty election political scandals countdown the fifty two most controversial events in American history each episode dives into a different rise and fall uncovering the ugly truth behind some of our most infamous elected officials. We'll dig deeper into the stories you knew thought you knew or had no idea changed the face of politics follow the limited series the political scandals Freon spotify or wherever you get your podcasts now back to the story it was may nineteen ninety four a few weeks after after the Hutu government had ordered its people to start exterminating toots as thirty nine year old shopkeeper Marie Louise had just discovered this was not just an open directive representatives of the government were stockpiling weapons and distributing them to Hutus with instructions to kill oh every they could having unknowingly taken refuge in one of these very distribution centers. Marie Louise was further than than ever from safety she had hoped to escape to Burundi only a couple of hours on foot from her old home but now she was trapped on a military base more than thirty miles north of the border in the home of a man who is handing out weapons to slaughter her people as the shopkeeper I struggled to overlook the stockpiles of machetes thirty miles south nineteen year old friends seen the tag couldn't get them out of her mind mind during the first two weeks of genocide francine had survive five to sharp blows to the head she had lived for days in mosquito infested swamp water she had no choice but to watch and listen as others including her own child were murdered all around her now as the number of survivors grew even fewer francine gene was forced to admit that she would probably be caught again although she no longer feared death she had developed a debilitating fear of machetes he's she'd heard thousands of people screaming agony as they were hacked to pieces she was terrified of meeting the same fate even so francine decided to stay in the marsh injured as she was she felt her best bet was to stay near her fiance and remaining neighbors that way although she faced the daily threat of being found and killed she still had the benefit of companionship every night consciously or not francine was employing another survival strategy by choosing her partners in the struggle survival is is John Wiseman points out in his book that in disaster scenarios a careful selection of companions can save ones life mentally and physically fit people people can help the distraught and wounded more importantly a social group prevents feelings of isolation depression both of which pose extreme threats threats to human survival sadly for many companionship wasn't enough to stave off life-threatening despair and some such just thirty two year old innocent releaser considered another way out after learning that his wife had been killed killed in the church in the Meta innocent sank into a deep depression physically exhausted suffering from hunger and dehydration he he decided that he no longer wanted to continue the fight to live like many other to tease who experienced the horrors of massacre he began making plans to commit suicide. The grieving teacher heard rumors that some titties had succeeded in drowning themselves in the Enya Berango River after a brief time of contemplation innocent decided that he would do the same the largest river in Rwanda the annual Berango passed about a mile from the eucalyptus forest where innocent was taking shelter ironically the mile long journey to its banks required considerable survival skills I he had to make his way through the forest without being seen by the Inter Holloway then he had to navigate an overgrown path that led down to the water finally upon reaching the river he had to jump in where the current ran fast enough to pull him under the day of his attempt innocent dodged killers and scrambled through the brush to make it down to the river just before he reached the water he heard a noise.
"rwanda" Discussed on Survival
"This episode features discussion of extreme violence and genocide that some people may find offensive listener discretion is advised especially for children under thirteen eighteen thirty nine year old Tuzi shopkeeper Marie Louise Lay hidden on the floor of Van and as it bounce down a Rwandan highway to her left was a higher driver to her right sat her former neighbor Mr floor a high ranking thinking who to military chief who had promised to escort her to safety to Marie Louise He's considered flurry on to be a man of his word but it's van slow to a halt at a military checkpoint she began to feel sick with fear she heard soldiers surrounding vehicle they could decide to search it at any moment if they found her they would kill her immediately soon after what felt like an eternity the soldiers told the driver to go ahead Maria Louise he's let out a breath of relief is the van rolled forward but she wasn't out of danger yet in fact she was being driven straight into it onto the Hutu run GEICO military camp not only where the Hutus a centuries old rival of people they had also just been ordered by the government to exterminate every Tuzi in the country it was may nineteen ninety four the third week of the Wanda genocide and for Marie Louise This journey into enemy territory was her last desperate hope for survival.
"rwanda" Discussed on Survival
"Meanwhile a few miles away on the hillside innocent and around two thousand other refugees watched the distant chaos in despair they had heard the explosion wins and seen smoke from the grenades now justice innocent had feared everyone in the church was being killed and he knew that probably included his wife and children innocent had little time to dwell on the regret he felt for splitting up his family because soon the attackers were upon him to the Inter homeway surrounded the forest were innocent and two thousand others were hiding they entered the ops as in rose singing and brandishing weapons and the moment they cited a tootsie the hunt was on it was immediately clear innocent that his hiding place had a serious disadvantage the forest was made up of Eucalyptus trees yes which are tall and widely spaced offering little cover in no good places to hide without weapons or refuge innocent and his companion Indians were left with a single survive attack speed in innocence words they had to do the hundred yard dash in under nine seconds in hopes of outpacing their attackers and each other well innocent was literally running for his life in the forest back in the church Francine had come to a dead stop she was facing a pile of horrifically butchered and mutilated bodies it took her a moment to realize where she was and that she herself was not dead once the young woman had her bearings it was back to the business of survival she managed sneak out the back door of the church without being noticed then she joined a band of survivors who had gathered behind the church together terrified took sees race down the hill toward a new refuge a place few have dared to enter the NEOM wease marsh coming up the Nyama tons brave a deadly marsh and life on the run and now back to the story in the spring of nineteen ninety four the Hutu government backed paramilitary force known as the Inter a hallway spread across Rwanda intent on killing every tootsie they could find tutsies everywhere abandoned their homes and possessions to go into hiding in the region of Yamagata thirty nine year old shopkeeper Marie Louise Hid in a dog house for days after the attacks began and this had given her a good deal of time to think about her next move one morning Marie Louise heard her who to neighbor stirring in the yard and she decided it was time take action Marie Louise emerged from her hiding place and greeted her neighbor a military chief name monsieur Lori on whom she had known for many years as a Hutu flurry on very well might have killed her but instead he asked Marie Louise what he could do to help the shopkeeper had one simple request she wanted her old neighbor to kill her so clearly Marie Louise had determined from things she had seen and heard that she would never survive the conflict convinced that she would be killed survival so to speak became a matter of maintaining her dignity if Marie Louise could be murdered the hand of a friend she would be saved the torture and humiliation of being cut to pieces by her enemies as it turned out monsieur Florian had other idea as a high ranking official he had a certain amount of influence that other Hutus didn't so instead of killing Marie Louise he smuggled her and the surviving child with her into a safe house run by a Hutu woman he knew Marie Louise spent the next several days there with the child that she had rescued and a handful of other refugees whenever the Inter a Hanway came to the door she would give her host some cash that she had hidden in her dress to bribe them into going away all things considered Marie Louise was one of the lucky ones other refugee he's in the region who didn't have high ranking two friends soon found themselves in far more taxing conditions and it may be fair to say that none were more difficult than those than Yom wease marsh.
"rwanda" Discussed on Survival
"Story it was April sixth nineteen ninety four after the assassination of Hutu dictator Juvenal Habyarimana hundred ends of thousands of footsie's all over Rwanda hurried into hiding in the region of Yomata thirty nine year old shopkeeper Marie Louise and her husband Leonare gathered their neighbors behind the wall surrounding their home as the day wore on more and more frightened to TSE's came to the House and begged for shelter Leonare told the youngest and strongest sneak away to the forest where they might be able to outrun their attackers as for the rest they hunkered down in the courtyard with nothing to do but wait and pray on the morning of April seventh after a sleepless night Marie Louise was startled by the sound of several men clan summering outside the gate realizing the attackers were upon them she immediately looked to her husband Leonare appeared to have seen this coming with almost no hesitation he took out a set of keys and walk toward the gate by now the aging shopkeeper had witnessed more violent this than he could bear he had saved himself in the past by running away this time however he was determined not to run things cnet perhaps the men would just kill him and leave the others in peace Leonare unlocked the gate by offering to sacrifice himself for the group Leonardo was acting contrary to his natural survival instinct this is known both in philosophy and science as altruism and for biologists such behavior represents conundrum according to the principles of natural selection it should be impossible for a person to act sanely and knowingly in a manner that will lead his death however Evolutionary Biologist William Donald Hamilton posited that self preservation may be super preceded by the needs of the species he devised a mathematical formula now known as Hamilton's rule that defines a point at which self sacrifice ace becomes a viable means of species survival perhaps if the were facing a mere matter of natural selection Leonardo di breath would have helped save them but as the terrified victims would soon learn the process they were facing with something else entirely immediately after the shopkeepers husband opened the gate a soldier shot him dead then literally stepping over Leonardo's dead body the Inter homeway pushed into the courtyard they grabbed children I laid them out in a line on the ground. and began hacking them to pieces with machetes this horrific act caused Marie Louise to realize once and for all the this was different from the violent attacks she'd witnessed before it was a systematic determined efforts to annihilate her entire people genocide happening right before her eyes according to Dr Gregory Stanton of the international organization Genocide Watch genocide develops in multiple stages the first stage is classification for example dividing the nation up into Hutus and to TSE's later comes humanization which occurred in Rwanda when Hutus began referring to two zero on the radio as cockroaches then comes organization polarization and preparation all of which went on throughout the Rwandan civil war and now Marie Louise was witnessing the sevens stage extermination when faced with an organized onslaught of such magnitude there's little one can do to survive other than flee That's exactly what Marie Louise did with no time to mourn her husband's or the children's death she ran with her mother-in-law around the backside the house there they found hiding place behind a pile of tires where they waited in terror and silence. for brief time it seemed that the rest of the Hor- Mike Pass them by Marie Louise could hear the men getting distracted they began looting the house perhaps if she and her mother-in-law chess waited long enough the killers forget about them and go on their way but the older woman soon tired of waiting overcome with sorrow her son's death and shattered by the violence she had witnessed Marie Louise's mother-in-law left their hiding place she walked around in front of the tires sat down on the ground and waited in exile Austin to meet her fate. This fatal decision may indicate that Marie Louise's mother-in-law was having an acute stress reaction this is severe psychological response to extreme trauma such as the women had just experienced and it may cause the afflicted to feel emotional numbness into engaged in reckless or self destructive behavior tragically for Marie Louise's mother-in-law the decision to leave her hiding place did turn out to be destructive a short time later a couple of lueders saw her sitting in front of the pile of tires without ceremony they slaughtered here with machetes unaware that her daughter-in-law was hiding a few feet away if the elderly woman had only managed to hold out a little longer she would have seen that the danger did in fact pass at least temporarily the looters left the house around nightfall giving Marie Louise and Opportunity get up and take stock of what had happened. The sight that met the thirty nine year olds is was almost indescribable every person who had taken refuge in her home the day before was dead looking ally and she was surrounded by people who would kill her the moment they saw her face still the shopkeeper did all she could to sure that she and the child would not meet that fate she hit the young tootsie nearby woodshed then she sneaked into the backyard of a Hutu neighbor's house where she hid in an empty dog house for the next three days fight the ferocity of the attack in Marie Louise's home there were still worse terrors in store for the region of Yarmulke over the next few days mobilize S. Two paramilitary soldiers continued to pour into the region they marked all houses that belonged to seize killed those they found in the streets and even murdered any Hutus known to sympathize with them the Nyamasheke extermination campaign began in full force no law anger would murder be spurred by an outburst of rage now simply part of the process the procedure began in the town of Yamagata just before noon that day nineteen year old francine the Tiga heard it start from inside the church where she was crammed with nearly two thousand other refugees she listened as outside the sanctuary a group of men coached whistling and singing she wondered were these men really coming to kill them if so why did they sound so content the young mother had little time to wonder because shortly after the men arrived the walls of the church exploded spears and clubs they swung and stabbed at their unarmed victims crushing skulls and hacking off limbs francine watched in holdover wilder meant as the men butchered her neighbors as they did they continue to sing and chant saying here we are here we are and this is how we prepare tootsie meet separated from her fiance and family in the chaos she could barely clear her mind off to figure out what to do and just like Marie Louise a few days earlier francine realized that her only hope for survival was to run for her life the church was in pandemonium thousands of people shoving trampling screaming as the loved ones were slaughtered before their eyes through the chaos francine saw that the back door of the building was relatively unguarded with no idea what he become of Teo Phil or her family francine had no choice but to make a run for it she turned preparing to traverse the Malay in hopes of reaching and the exit but before she can take a step she was struck on the back of the head the horrific sights and sounds faded as friends scene fell to the ground unconscious.
"rwanda" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"No problem. We have everything we need water speak it there and Rwanda's rainy season. It's been tentative the rains start to come and go starting. In in October November, and they're really unpredictable. It will be sunny one minute and then down for the next minute. And our lock it was obstinately whoring on our drive there, which we were grateful had let up by the time. We usually campsite but hadn't really thought that. Oh, the camp the fire. Would that would be there would no longer be in its prime condition? We're making a fire, and as we can to the campsite we look around what ways the camp the firewood. And then there are these huge huge trees full full logs of trees uncut with an accident next with not stuff like firewood. Beauty would like that. Is it warms you up twice once when you chopping it? And once when you Bernie. Absolutely. Yeah. Here we are three girls. I thought I was opting camping and acts that we can hardly lift. And entire cheese that we are supposed to fire. It takes a long time to hack away pieces. We also realize that this point that we have a lighter. But we forgot any sort of fire starters with us. And I honestly don't how we ended up chopping the firewood into viable pieces gathered some bark twigs in anything. We can find a pizza paper in the car died after about an hour. Finally, coaxed the fire to start. And of course, melted. The pasta candle on the the pot as we are cooking our dinner. But residents and vegetables poured, some wine, and we're very grateful. We had a you had the magic ingredient a bottle of wine. Yes, of course of clearance. We had the wine. If I looked at the logs, the one would have come out straight away. Well, since the ultimate goals trip to be honest. Yeah, absolutely fantastic. And you can't do anything without one or at least icon, and no KOMO unleash apparently wherever she goes. She has a gloss of one in a hand historian shy nights. But what's travel news? All the case. We have to talk about the grounding of the buying 737 MAC site and nine eight aircraft following that horrible. Second facial aicraft accident the the coals of those is yet to be determined. So as when we got to win. Now, we still don't know what you may be listening to this later on when you we've found out what it is. But the two seven three seven crashes these year means that are being five fatal aircraft crashes this year, climbing one hundred ninety lives that's compared to the five year average of in the same period of three creches and one hundred and five eighths, so it's a bit above the five year average. But it's worth keeping this in perspective in twenty. Eighteen they with thirty eight million individual flights of commercial airliners and fifteen Feitell accidents entitles that makes an accident right of one final accident put two point five million flights. So it's very unlikely but still it has happened in. That's very sad..
"rwanda" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"It's not just the keys west hollywood has also named may the twenty third as stormy daniels day supporters of us know football club will know that team has a new coach and really devoted fans would have heard about a new sponsorship deal with rwanda for next season visit rwanda tourist board logo will be blazoned on the left sleeve of all the players the move is being criticized by some human rights activists who accused the ruined in government of restricting freedoms and many potential tourists have been put off visiting the country by its dark past the echoes of the hundred ninety four genocide so will this new marketing tactic bringing visitors my colleague andrew paychecks matt phillips lonely planet's destination editor for sub saharan africa about rwanda's expanding tourism industry doing a lot of promoter actually this year in january twenty teen they've to slide visa upon arrival for all destinations try to make the process a lot easier to visit it's incredibly rich country from curzon perspective i mean i still remember my one hour with the mountain gorillas is one of the best hours of my life so it's got incredible while life one of three countries in the world with mountain gorillas but it's also now got the big five in the eastern part of the country national park they have been importing rhino and restocking it with wildlife that you stick this there to kind of rejuvenate the tourism ministry roy mountain gorillas top of the list one on you'll any top five things to rwanda.
"rwanda" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Troops which were there become aware i have to ask you numerous warnings from people on the ground in rwanda you must have received at least ten warnings for example general romeo dallaire headed the un peacekeeping mission in rwanda in november nineteen ninetythree alerted you to the possibility of what might happen and yet you got no response i of fall amir delays is a good friend in a very good officer romeo delay when he sent that message to my military advice up indicated that it is also possible that it is a trap that they could walk into a trap with this morning not only that soon after that ten belgian suggests were also killed the member states we're not ready to send in troops and in this situation when you said the un failed which you and utah marking you really because i mean in in january received a cable from general romeo dallaire who said he wanted approval to use force against what he described as crimes against humanity also jack rocher boo boo the un special envoy to rwanda also said that he was he said in view of rwanda's long and tragic history of ethnic conflict the possibility of ethnically motivated incidents is a constant threat there were these things that were coming to you.
"rwanda" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"It's not a big country quite a small country landlocked with our bardot sofa ongoal and uh beat on d and danica so that is quite a small countries who can get at on pretty quickly well and you say pretty quickly i'm assuming that while it may look a fast on my map that some of those roads are gonna take a little longer than they would for the same distance here yeah yes absolutely because the results like he said he legion most of the basis and that so it'll take a little longer by for example a bit his us a hundred kilometers leading meal do it in say about three or four us yes or anybody's we've never driven more than safe poor are set a stretch no head you've been to other subsaharan african countries before rwanda no actually this odds my po introduction to africa o'callaghan so i had all this preconceived notions of africa of it and our laura how do i am i do bear dear preconceived notions you mentioned getting often seeing it was a cleaner city aback and kill gauley what else surprised you about africa of course the usual tang's i'll fabric that is a life apart from that what i dearly loud laws the guy enough for sustainable tourism that is being dragged eased interro are now and one of the things i would like to mention here is they have this unique event i'll beach takes place every ford saturday of the month and best bet in it's the community then diet common it be bill dick up while look for the community which includes cleaning the country so everyone woke storage site and shorting that ronda is a neat and clean country.
"rwanda" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"The while kano's national bok why aboard this is not something uh generally people would do about it we wondered why expediency the lake and a cruise on that so he went for a grows and reached the national park all the play and the port and let me state that thing the crews so the league is called a limb nikolic admin in eta's brought to eliminate it options cell and promised little i know horror i've led about geology what it means is that eyeballs panic grade does beneath the lake oca which can erupt at any time but it hasn't and the league he's a very place at drake won the wonderful begnaud ramaz so we had a good it was a small houseboat kind of a crews with an upward back where you can have amazing views of the leaks that sort of you did and we enjoyed it deadlocked nail this lake is the lake as queues me if i get this wrong this is on the western border of rwanda yes and you can actually a wide you are a bruising on the lake guy the artist unsighting began see on the borders of the congo the democratic republic of congo yeah interesting when we didn't say i'm were doing a smaller itinerary in rwanda we didn't say that rwanda is but less than one hundred miles across we're not talking about a very big country so you saw not all the countries certainly but a decent amount of it in just about a week yes yes absolutely because if i look at dump map the ended up said come navigating the country almost.
"rwanda" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Gatt bags bags on a roll now they're damn red its go through real good game a vast board dow temperature traveler episode five hundred and ninety one today the amateur traveler talks about mountain gorillas and chimpanzees volcanoes and lakes and rainforests and the big five and yes genocide as we go to rwanda welcome to the amateur traveler i'm your host chris christenson not a lot of news today so let's just get right in and start talking about rwanda i like to welcome the show pj from the voyager blog at i am a voyager dot com who's come to talk to us about rwanda vj welcome to the show tanka chris it's a pleasure being with you so why rwanda what brought you to rwanda to be honest up before i landed in the rwanda high knew very little about rwanda in fact venue tank africa you normally tank of south africa tanzania uganda but not teranda but i landed up there about six months back and what i saw blew my mind off and why people should go to rwanda if you want to go to a place where nature is still restrain their incredible landscapes which vary from rain forests and grasslands steep plantations while kannik mountains and lakes then you need to get to rwanda at with that divided life committed synonymous with africa you'll find that innovative pristine environment and of course the mountain gorrillas off rwanda the prime attraction will and i should say that when vidrie pitched me the show we had done a show talking about going to see the mountain gorillas in rwanda and uganda but i think it is getting upon nine or ten years old by this point in so was a fairly easy pitch to revisit this beautiful african country so i do have to ask i know you're a travel blogger baotou usually go to places that you don't know anything about sometimes yes but not all of it.
"rwanda" Discussed on The Sheepdog Project
"Like that's the whole goal who were where we don't have to work at this for referenda lives in alert seen it where the guys i've train trained other guys now these congress here with hill on sale uh can be done to rwanda uganda and burundi and they've trained other teams of woke drillers um that now the through ten water cancun interest deke five wells and archives withdrew but if i counted up you know that were you know horrible other teams being trained burner teams i've always large coming up in the military's we always talk about train the trainer know it's not enough just to teach somebody had to do something make sure that they know how to pass that on and and you never will you don't wanna make yourself to valuable right itself you know i liked i love your philosophy work in yourself out of a job and uh providing such a basic necessity not do it you know most people look at places like that and they go oh we need to we need to give him books and schools it's a you know what if you don't have the basic necessities of life it doesn't matter if you have a if you're learning how to to write the alphabet it it it it does not so priorities people taghlibi priorities justin where where can people listening right now where can they find out more about five for the gun where can they support you in this great endeavour who are work for you aren't who earned her forgotten got work.