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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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A People Betrayed Reprinted ed

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ISBN13: 9781856498302
ISBN: 1856498301
Published: January 2000
Publisher: Zed Books
Format: Hardback
Price: £49.95



Rwanda, 1994: around one million people die in a deliberately orchestrated campaign of murder. For five years, Linda Melvern has worked on the story of this great crime, and this book of investigate journalism is the result.;It demonstrates how the great powers ignored clear signs of the coming catastrophe, refused to recognise the genocide when it began, and ignored obligations under international law, specifically the genocide convention. Secret documents leaked from within the UN Security Council prove that the circumstances of the genocide were suppressed or ignored. The author gained access to documents in Rwanda's capital, Kigali, that include the precise details of how international funding was used to pay for the huge quantities of machetes, hoes, razors, and axes which were imported, stockpiled and distributed throughout the country before the genocide began. Not only did the major world powers fail to stop the slide towards genocide, they helped make it possible.;The book also contains a detailed account of how the genocide unfolded and tells the stories of two vital eyewitnesses, Major-General Romeo Dallaire, the Canadian Force Commander of the UN peacekeepers, and Philippe Gaillard, the Swiss Chief Delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the only agency to stay behind in Rwanda when the genocide began.

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Contents:
Genocide, April 1994; the past is prologue - Rwanda 1894-1973; the involvement of France, Egypt and Uganda; Akazu - the oligarchy ruling Rwanda; peace in Rwanda? the Arusha accords; preparing the genocide; the hate radio - Radio Television des Mille Collines; the new world order and high hopes for a UN success; peacekeepers - the UN arrives; peacekeepers in trouble - October 1993-April 1994; the UN Security Council, April 5, 1994; four days in Kigali - 6-9 April, 1994; the truth of genocide and a bodyguard of lies; the secret meetings of the security council; genocide spreads; the world shuts the door; for valour; July 1994 - starting from zero.