Rwanda http://nhpr.org en Rwanda: Twenty Years Later http://nhpr.org/post/rwanda-twenty-years-later <p>It’s been two decades since the hundred-day mass slaughter, aimed at the country’s minority Tutsi population, and Rwanda is starting to see success in economic growth and public health. We’re talking about how far the country has come, the struggles it still faces, as well as ongoing soul-searching by Rwandans and the international community.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p><ul><li><strong><a href="http://www.anselm.edu/Academics/Majors-and-Departments/Politics/Faculty/Erik-Cleven.htm">Erik Cleven</a> – </strong>assistant professor in the politics department at Saint Anselm College. His research includes ethnic violence and conflict transformation, and he spent time in Rwanda and Burundi in 2005 as part of a project with Quaker Service Norway to promote post-conflict dialogue.</li><li><a href="http://dummy.stephenkinzer.com/"><strong>Stephen Kinzer</strong></a> - author and journalist, who has covered more than 50 countries on 5 continents. His books include "<a href="http://stephenkinzer.com/2013/09/a-thousand-hills-rwandas-rebirth-and-the-man-who-dreamed-it/">A Thousand Hills: Rwanda’s Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It</a>" in 2013.</li><li><strong>Augustin Ntabaganyimana </strong>– a refugee from Rwanda who came to New Hampshire in 2000. He was Program Manager at a refugee resettlement agency in the state, but recently moved to DC where he founded the company <a href="http://www.multilinguallinks.com/">MultiLingual Links</a>, which works in N.H. and Baltimore.</li></ul><p></p><p></p><p><strong>LINKS</strong>:</p><ul><li>Rwanda observes the <a href="http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-04-07/many-its-confronting-presence-past-rwandans-observer-20th-anniversary-genocide">20th anniversary</a> of its genocide</li><li><a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-13431486">quick BBC explainer</a> on how the genocide happened</li><li><a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/why-paul-kagame-doesnt-give-a-damn">report on an interview</a> with Rwanda's controversial president, Paul Kagame</li><li><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/11/world/europe/colonialism-bloodshed-and-blame-for-rwanda.html?ref=rwanda&amp;_r=0">colonialism &amp; the Rwandan genocide</a></li><li>an <a href="http://healingandrebuildingourcommunities.org/">organization </a>working to heal and rebuild Rwanda's communities</li></ul><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46741 at http://nhpr.org Rwanda: Twenty Years Later After Second Trial, Munyenyezi Convicted Of Lying About Genocide To Enter US http://nhpr.org/post/after-second-trial-munyenyezi-convicted-lying-about-genocide-enter-us <p>Jurors have convicted a New Hampshire woman of lying about her involvement in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda to enter the United States and to gain citizenship.</p><p>Following today’s verdict, Beatrice Munyenyezi of Manchester was stripped of her citizenship and ordered held until her sentencing in June. Defense lawyers say they will appeal the verdict.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:44:05 +0000 Brady Carlson 22416 at http://nhpr.org Jury Convicts N.H. Woman In Rwanda Genocide Case http://nhpr.org/post/jury-convicts-nh-woman-rwanda-genocide-case <p>Jurors have convicted a New Hampshire woman accused of lying to obtain U.S. citizenship by denying her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:00:39 +0000 Associated Press 22390 at http://nhpr.org Witness Says N.H. Woman Staffed Genocide Roadblock http://nhpr.org/post/witness-says-nh-woman-staffed-genocide-roadblock <p>A lifelong Rwanda resident says that a New Hampshire woman charged with lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide to obtained citizenship detained her and other Tutsis — most of who were murdered. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:56:40 +0000 Associated Press 21637 at http://nhpr.org Beatrice Munyenyezi's Retrial May Be As Complex As the First http://nhpr.org/post/beatrice-munyenyezis-retrial-may-be-complex-first <p>Manchester resident Beatrice Munyenyezi goes on trial on charges she lied about her involvement in the Rwandan genocide to come to the United States and obtain US citizenship.<br><br> If that sounds familiar, that's because Munyenyezi was on trial earlier this year on the same charges, but the jury couldn't agree on a verdict and <a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/mistrial-genocide-case">the judge declared a mistrial</a>.<br> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 21:07:24 +0000 Brady Carlson 11879 at http://nhpr.org Prosecutors, Defense Outline Strategies as Munyenyezi Trial Begins http://nhpr.org/post/prosecutors-defense-outline-strategies-munyenyezi-trial-begins <p>At the federal court in Concord, lawyers made opening statements in a case involving Beatrice Munyenyezi, a Manchester woman accused of lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide to obtain US citizenship.</p><p>NHPR&#39;s <strong>Dan Gorenstein</strong> was in court; he tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about the first day of the trial.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Brady Carlson & 2123 at http://nhpr.org