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 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.
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...
Laurent Desire Kabila, the assassinated president of the Congo Democratic Republic, is finally buried, and his son, Joseph, is to succeed him.
Whatever happened to the new breed of African rulers, hailed as harbingers of hope, peace and prosperity by the west only months ago?