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A people betrayed : the role of the West in Rwanda's genocide

Author: Linda Melvern
Publisher: New York : Zed Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A People Betrayed contains a full narrative account of how the genocide unfolded. It describes its scale, speed and intensity. It is a terrible indictment, not just of the UN Security Council, but of governments and individuals who could have prevented what was happening but chose not to do so." "Drawing on a series of in-depth interviews, the author also tells the story of the unrecognized heroism of those who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Melvern
ISBN: 1856498301 9781856498302 185649831X 9781856498319
OCLC Number: 466244134
Description: 272 pages
Contents: 1 Genocide, April 1994 1 --
2 Past is Prologue: Rwanda 1894-1973 7 --
3 Involvement of France, Egypt and Uganda 24 --
4 Akazu: The Oligarchy Ruling Rwanda 39 --
5 Peace in Rwanda? The Arusha Accords 52 --
6 Preparing the Genocide 61 --
7 Hate Radio: Radio-Television Libre des Mille Collines 70 --
8 New World Order and High Hopes for a UN Success 74 --
9 Peacekeepers: the UN Arrives 82 --
10 Peacekeepers in Trouble: February-April 1994 99 --
11 UN Security Council: 5 April 1994 111 --
12 Four Days in Kigali: 6-9 April 1994 115 --
13 Genocide Exposed 137 --
14 Secret Meetings of the Security Council 152 --
15 Genocide Spreads 168 --
16 World Shuts the Door 186 --
17 For Valour 210 --
18 Starting from Zero: 18 July 1994 222 --
19 Genocide Convention 227 --
Appendix 2 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, 1948 251.
Responsibility: Linda Melvern.

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For five years, Linda Melvern has worked on the story of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. In this book, she demonstrates how the great powers ignored signs of the coming catastrophe, refused to recognize  Read more...

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