June 18th, 2010

Rwanda’s Walking Dead


The late Alison Des Forges
Was critical of Kagame's regime

Fifteen years after the start of the Rwandan genocide, the country is still battling with its demons, author Gerard Prunier writes for BBC Focus on Africa magazine.

The ghosts still wander in the hills above the Great Lakes, both in Rwanda itself and in the neighbouring Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Like most ghosts, they are very much alive. They are the survivors of a horror they will never manage to forget - those the Rwandans call "bapfuye buhagazi" or "the walking dead".

For the full report read the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7981964.stm

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