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Growth of the Muslim community in Rwanda

M. D. Abdullah

Ramadan 11, 14302009-09-01

Rwanda was once Africa’s most Catholic nation, until the Church was deeply implicated in the genocide of 1994. Now the Muslim population has more than doubled. M. D. ABDULLAH, a Crescent reader in Dar es-Salaam, Tanzania, sent this report.


The cultural origins of the genocide in Rwanda

Kayitana ka Ruterandongozi

Rabi' al-Awwal 13, 14282007-04-01

The genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda by the country’s Hutu majority in 1994 remains one of the most shocking events in recent history. But the actual killings were rooted in social and particularly cultural factors. KAYITANA KA RUTERANDONGOZI, a Rwandan Muslims now living in Canada, discusses the cultural roots of the Rwandan genocide.


Islam in Rwanda benefits from positive role played by Muslims during the genocide

M.A. Shaikh

Rabi' al-Awwal 11, 14252004-05-01

In the decade since the genocide in Rwanda, which resulted in the murders of more than 800,000 people in 100 days, the Muslim population of the overwhelmingly Roman Catholic West African country has more than doubled...


Exit Laurent Kabila, leaving Congo’s problems behind

Crescent International

Dhu al-Qa'dah 07, 14212001-02-01

Laurent Desire Kabila, the assassinated president of the Congo Democratic Republic, is finally buried, and his son, Joseph, is to succeed him.


Central Africa ablaze as US proxies tear each other apart

M.A. Shaikh

Jumada' al-Akhirah 10, 14191998-10-01

Whatever happened to the new breed of African rulers, hailed as harbingers of hope, peace and prosperity by the west only months ago?

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