The UN peacekeeping mission in Rwanda seemed straightforward at first. But as the mass killings began, the UN ordered its blue helmeted troops to evacuate foreigners — but not intervene to save the Tutsis from slaughter.
ISIS fighters committed heinous crimes. Thousands are now locked up in camps and prisons across northern Syria. But the evidence against them is flimsy and the cost of justice, high. What should happen to them?
Selling America's used clothing — much of it donated to charities and the bulk of it originally made outside the United States — is a nearly $1 billion industry. Exports typically end up in poor nations. Africa is a key destination. But Rwanda wants to grow its own textile industry, and those used clothes are an obstacle.
Halloween is the candy-coated version of a longtime tradition of celebrating the inevitability of death. Photographer and author Paul Koudounaris has traveled the world to document ossuaries and charnel houses — rooms filled with, and often decorated with, human skulls and bones. Who knew death could be so beautiful?
The killing of four American special operations soldiers in Niger has highlighted the increasing role elite units are playing across Africa, where their mission is to counter the advances of a slew of jihadist movements, including al-Shabab in Somalia, ISIS affiliates in the Sahel region and Boko Haram in Nigeria.
Unlike many other post-conflict African nations, Rwanda is working to support aging women widowed by the country’s 1994 genocide. With the establishment of care homes and other initiatives, the country’s elderly widows can finally find peace.
A year-long investigation by Foreign Policy magazine reveals Israel's secret system for shuffling out African asylum-seekers, via Rwanda or Uganda, into third countries, where they are no longer anyone’s responsibility.
What happens when a president makes journalists his public enemy number one and drives them out of the country? Meet the three women who, through a secret WhatsApp network and with dogged determination, risk their lives to operate in exile.
Thousands of Rwandan women became pregnant as a result of mass rape during the Rwandan genocide. The children born of those pregnancies are now coming into adolescence -- on the margins of Rwandan society. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.
Many thousands of Rwandan women were raped during the 1994 genocide, and their cases have been languishing in Rwanda's broken court system, so now some are proposing to try these genocide rape cases in informal community courts
Rwanda is accusing France of direct complicity in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and the Rwandan government has listed 33 French officials it says should be prosecuted for their role in the carnage, as The World's Jeb Sharp reports.
Philip Gourevitch is the author of "We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda." Gourevitch says the report released today adds more detail to previous investigations.
For our Geo Quiz, we wanted the name of a small African country on the shores of Lake Kivu. The answer is Rwanda. Reporter Judy Goldberg has an update on the rare partnership between Macy's department store and an association of women weavers from Rwanda.