Photo Essay

Rwanda genocide 20 years after


Beginning on April 6, 1994, Hutus began slaughtering the Tutsis in the African country of Rwanda. As the brutal killings continued, the world stood idly by and just watched the slaughter. Lasting 100 days, the Rwanda genocide left approximately more than 800,000 Tutsis and Hutu sympathizers dead.

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6 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone said (3 Apr 2014):

    Only Prayer !!!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (3 Apr 2014):

    Heartbreaking truth...Lets pray for a better future. You are doing a great job Richard!!! My vote!

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner said (3 Apr 2014):

    Almost a million people murdered to say nothing of the other brutal atrocities inflicted upon an unarmed,civilian population made up of mostly women,children and old men.

    As always the U.N.being the worthless,gutless and selfserving organaization that it is did nothing just as they did during the slaughter in the Balkans.
    It was the American military that put an end to the wholesale killings of muslims in the Balkans while as always the U.N.did nothing but pay lip service to atrocities that were unfolding in full view of the world daily.

    Unfortunatley Richard has done an excellent job bringing these horrors to us but I do believe it is necessary.
    We tend to have short memories of things we should be mindful of that have happened in the past and can and likely will happen in the future.

    There is a valid reason Africa is called "The Dark Continent" and it has nothing to with race.
    Africa is a continent rich in oil,diamonds,gold and most importantly rare earth elements.
    It's parks and game preserves with their abundant,exotic wildlife are also a major revenue.

    Unfortunatley for the citizens of most African nations the wealth is controled by just a few.
    There is also no shortage of petty warlords all throughout the continent who place little value on human life and even less value on treasure of Africa's wildlife population.

    Many species have been hunted to complee extinction by poachers and many more species are in danger of suffering the same fate.
    The worlds most amazing creatures who have survived mega floods,earthquakes,super volcanic eruptions,even asteroid impacts now face being wiped out by a bullet for the love of money by those who care for and respect nothing else.

    Poverty,disease,stravation,lack of sanitation and clean water plague much of the continent.
    Warlords,religious zealots,terror organizations,shakedown pirates have much of Africa in a stranglehold.
    Greed and corruption run all the way from the street corner thug who shakes down small neighborhood business owners all the way to national halls of power.

    A vast bonanza of wealth in the hands of a few.
    That same bonanza of pain,misery,disease,starvation murder and suffering for far to many on the Dark Continent !!

    Excellent work on a very sad,disgraceful and grim subject.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Apr 2014):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (4 Apr 2014):

    Photo journalism at its best. The photography... soulful.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (4 Apr 2014):

    A timely reminder of the horrors inflicted out of sheer greed and hunger for power. Voted!

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