Mr. Standfast

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May 06, 2005

Rwanda & Darfur

I watched Sometimes in April the other night. My friend Jacques, who is from Rwanda, called to tell me it was on. Jacques has told me before that April is a very difficult month for Rwandans. The awful memories return with increased potency. Drug abuse and suicide rates skyrocket. Jacques says you can feel the darkness over the land in April, a kind of spiritual weather that returns on an annual cycle.

For more about Rwanda today, Jordon Cooper has put together a fine assortment of links. I highly recommend Through the Eyes of Children, and Ghosts of Rwanda. The BBC also has a very informative site called Rwandan Genocide: 10 Years On. Take a look especially at the personal testimonies there of a survivor and a participant in the killings.

Finally, we know that today history is repeating itself in Sudan. Catez at Allthing2all tells the story of The children of Darfur in words and pictures.

4 Comments:

Blogger rebecca said...

pssst.....it's Catez at Allthings2all....

3:59 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

Oops--thasnks for the psst!

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Michael said...

I also recently found those pictures. Very eye opening. I would encourage anyone who has not seen the page to go on over the the human's right sight and check it out.

Keep up the great blogging, Bob.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Catez said...

Thankyou very much for mentioning the post Bob.
Psst... and for changing my name.
(No worries!)

11:52 PM  

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