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Published: August 25th 2006
The spirit of Africa
You think that children walked giving hands with Rachel Weisz in "The Constant Gardener" just cause she is realy pretty?? It isn't, they do that with any muzungo (white person) passing by.
We didn’t have plans for Rwanda, but as we were there in our way back from the volcano in Congo, we decided to look around the country of the thousand hills. Fore our surprise we found out one of the most developed countries visited do far in Africa besides its dark history.
Quite recently the country was scene of one of the most impressive genocide known to mankind.
In 1994 the dominant tribe called "Hutu" decide to exterminate all the members of the "Tutsi" tribe (15% of the population).
After the call of their lieder, the Hutus started to kill their Tutsi neighbors, friends, and even family members freely in open day light.
No one could be left alive, children, women, men, all were killed by knives, axes, or wood pieces, after being tortured and raped in front of their families.
From that days, there is just some memorials and many pink-shirt prisoners doing forced work. The country seems to be safe and very welcoming.
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