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  • Genocide survivor shares story with students

     Genocide survivor shares story with students
    Orphaned during the Rwandan genocide in 1994, Emmanuel Habimana posed a question to Stevenson High School students, including Rafi Stifelmann, that chilled her to the bone. How long will it be until we actually mean it when we say, "Never again?"...
  • Richard Salem, mediator, 1930-2014

    Richard Salem graduated from Antioch College in Ohio, a school first led by public education reformer Horace Mann, whose words, "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity," are repeated each year at commencement. Mr. Salem took those...
  • City Lights: Trying to understand genocide

    City Lights: Trying to understand genocide
    If you've ever been to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, you may recall the installation that tracks the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. One of the early scenes depicts an outdoor cafe in Berlin in the early 1930s where customers talk casually...
  • U.S. military intervention, done right, could boost African stability

     U.S. military intervention, done right, could boost African stability
    For decades, one golden rule has guided America's military involvement in Africa: Stay out. Generally speaking, the reason was a sense that the strategic stakes did not justify the risk. When we deviated from this rule, we often learned lessons the hard...
  • Mother Teresa Movie in the Works with 'Hotel Rwanda' Writer

    The life of Mother Teresa may be headed for the big screen with independent producers Tony Krantz and Jamey Volk working with The Mother Teresa Center to develop an authorized "I Thirst" project. "Hotel Rwanda" screenwriter Keir Pearson has come on board...
  • Jesse's Words: 'Noturing, Helin, Love'

    Sometime before Dec. 14, 6-year-old Jesse Lewis wrote three words on a chalkboard in his family's Newtown kitchen. "Norturing, helin, love." Not long afterward, Jesse was one of 20 first-graders gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School. His...
  • Dian Fossey, defender of gorillas, gets birthday doodle

    Dian Fossey, a naturalist who chronicled her life among the gorillas of Rwanda in the book "Gorillas in the Mist," was honored Thursday with a Google Doodle.  Her work with what she called "the greatest of the great apes" helped to recast the 400-...
  • Google honors zoologist Dian Fossey with doodle

    Google honors zoologist Dian Fossey with doodle
    The latest Google Doodle honors American zoologist Dian Fossey. Fossey is known for her work and research with mountain gorillas in Africa. She died in 1985. Today would have been her 82nd birthday.  Fossey, a San Francisco native, started out as an...
  • Congo's land conflicts prolong warfare in east

    Congo's land conflicts prolong warfare in east
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — For nearly two decades, warfare in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has resulted in millions of deaths and cast the resource-rich region as the world capital of rape and crimes against humanity. One reason...
  • Rwanda's president accused in death of ex-spy chief Patrick Karegeya

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The death of a former Rwandan spy chief in South Africa has renewed opposition claims that Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, is orchestrating the killings of political dissidents – allegations denied by the Rwandan...
  • Congolese army gains in east could see defeat of M23 rebels

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Congolese troops backed by a U.N. force on Wednesday drove insurgents from the M23 group from the eastern border town of Bunagana, the rebels' headquarters and last stronghold. The action raised the possibility that the...
  • Congo troops, U.N. force drive M23 rebels from last bastion

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Congolese troops backed by a U.N. force on Wednesday drove insurgents from the M23 group from their last stronghold in eastern Congo, raising hopes that the government might defeat the rebels and begin to bring some...