Genocide and Crisis in Central Africa: Conflict Roots, Mass Violence, and Regional War

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - 410 Seiten

Scherrer examines the ethnicized conflicts, periodic war, and genocide in Rwanda and Burundi. The 1994 genocide in Rwanda may have resulted in the murder of a million Tutsi and moderate Hutu, while the mass killings in Burundi, especially in 1993 when some 200,000 Hutu and Tutsi were killed, and the current ongoing war in the Congo appear to have the potential to escalate into another round of genocide in the region. Scherrer explores the background to the conflicts in the Great Lakes Region as well as what the international community might do to break this tragic cycle of violence and despair.

Following a chapter on the history of the region before independence in 1960/61, he examines the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and the subsequent attempts to promote justice, reconstruction, human rights work, and genocide prevention. Scherrer pays particular attention to the role of the Western powers, the UN, and the aid system--and he is critical of all of these institutions. He also analyzes what is happening in neighboring Burundi and the Congo. An important research for scholars and policymakers involved with Central African affairs and ethnicized conflict.

 

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From Auschwitz to Central Africa
1
CENTRAL AFRICA HISTORY OF A TROUBLED REGION
15
On the Historical Background to Preannounced Genocide
17
Destructive Interaction between Rwanda and Burundi
37
THE GENOCIDE IN RWANDA AND ITS CONSEQUENCES
65
Preparations for the Genocide Complicity of Churches and Donors and the Failure of the United Nations
67
Analytical Summary and Regional Chronology 19901994
87
The StateOrganized Genocide in Rwanda
103
New Aid Priorities since the Genocide
197
CRISIS IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN GREAT LAKES REGION
217
Burundi Rwandas False Twin
219
Regional War in the Congo
251
United Nations and the Congo Crisis Double Standards and Lack of Will
303
Background to the Congo Crisis and Regional Chronology 19942001
327
Conclusions and Prospects
363
References and Bibliographic Sources
381

Mass Murder Mass Flight and the Role of United Nations
139
THE IMPACT OF AID
167
Donor Complicity and Failures in Rwanda
169

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Seite xviii - Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; d Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; e Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
Seite xviii - Decides that all States shall cease forthwith any provision to South Africa of arms and related materiel of all types, including the sale or transfer of weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary police equipment, and spare parts...
Seite xxiv - It is mandated to prosecute persons responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed on the territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991.

Über den Autor (2002)

CHRISTIAN P. SCHERRER is the head of the Ethnic Conflict Research Project, an independent research project founded in 1987. Dr. Scherrer conducted field research in four areas of violent intra-state conflict and worked for a number of international organizations, including the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. In this capacity he conducted genocide investigations in Rwanda's southern Butare province and elaborated a study on Justice-in-Transition and Conflict Prevention in Post-Genocide Rwanda.

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