Monday, 13 August 2012

What Burundi could teach Rwanda about reconciliation

Filed under: Rwanda,Transitional Justice — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 08:33 PDT

When people think of genocide in Africa, neighbouring Rwanda usually comes to mind after the slaughter of some 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus in 100 days in 1994.

But over the years Burundi, which has a similar ethnic make-up and tensions, has also faced killings by both Tutsi and Hutus, driving a wedge into the fabric of the nation…

… Burundi is now coping with ethnicity far better than its better-known neighbour.

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