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Rwanda and the new scramble for Africa : from tragedy to useful imperial fiction

Author: Robin Philpot
Publisher: Montréal : Baraka Books, 2013.
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Former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali declared to author Robin Philpot that "the Rwandan Genocide was 100 percent American responsibility." Yet a more official narrative would have it that horrible Hutu génocidaires planned and executed a satanic scheme to eliminate nearly one million Tutsis after the Rwandan presidential plane crashed in the heart of dark Africa on April 6, 1994. Where do these two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Philpot, Robin.
Rwanda and the new scramble for Africa.
(CaOONL)20139074368
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Philpot
ISBN: 9781926824949 1926824946 1771860057 9781771860055 1771860065 9781771860062 1771860073 9781771860079
OCLC Number: 856975153
Notes: Translation of: Ça ne s'est pas passé comme ça à Kigali.
Description: 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Invasion? What invasion? --
In the name of peace and democracy --
The power of a word --
Scouts at her Majesty's service --
A coup by any other name --
It shall be called a plane crash --
How is the empire? --
The heart of dark imaginations --
Power to those who have it! --
Philip Gourevitch --
The importance of being Canadian --
Carol Off --
Sunday at the cesspool --
Gil Courtemanche --
An avatar of colonial Europe --
Colette Braeckman --
International criminal justice as "battering ram" --
From his Rwandan home, banished a wand'rer came --
"Watch out for Africa!" closing in on the Congo --
Interview with Captain Amadou Deme --
"shock and awe" in Kigali, April 1994 --
Human rights watch and Alison Des Forges VS Rwandan delegation in New York, May 1994.
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