Hard lessons from Rwanda, 25 years on

Hard lessons from Rwanda, 25 years on

Charity is not enough: Ireland must maintain the capacity to intervene in events as terrible as the 1994 Rwandan genocide

The Irish famine killed a million people in a country of eight million; another million emigrated. The Rwandan genocide also killed almost a million people in a country of eight million; in its wake, two million fled. Both holocausts, of comparable scale, defy comprehension. But they reward study.

The genocide, which began 25 years ago next weekend, was different in key respects. Its violence was deliberate, not an accident of nature or unintended consequence of...

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