In the fourth episode of our series on genocide, Again and Again, we speak with Theogene Rudasingwa, former Chief of Staff to Rwanda President Paul Kagame (2000-2004) and former Ambassador to the United States (1996-1999). Rudasingwa, now living in exile in the United States, speaks about how propaganda was used to intensify divisions within Rwanda and eventually contribute to the Rwandan genocide in 1994. He also provides insights into the aftermath of the genocide and discusses how the suppression of speech can impede ongoing reconciliation efforts in Rwanda.
Take a look at some of our favorite books and articles that we came across while researching this topic:
- Healing a Nation: A Testimony : Waging and Winning a Peaceful Revolution to Unite and Heal a Broken Rwanda, Theogene Rudasingwa
- Paul Kagame’s life-presidency: The world abandons Rwanda again, African Arguments, Theogene Rudasingwa
- Hate Speech and Incitement to Genocide, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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