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Elie Wiesel, Rwandan president discuss genocide

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Raped, plundered, ignored: central Africa state where only killers thrive

The Central African Republic is all but lawless, with just 200 police to guard 4.6m people from rebel gangs who attack women, kill men and recruit children at will. Despite repeated warnings, the international community has done little, even as arms continue to flood into the country<p>It was dusk …

Preventing South Sudan’s Inferno

After suffering so long for independence, South Sudan faces a new civil war. What the country’s leaders and the international community can do to …

The Central African Republic facing its R2P moment of truth

The world is finally starting to pay attention to the tragedy unfolding in the Central African Republic, a landlocked country of 4.6 million people …

Africa

Central African Republic: Fears of sectarian genocide

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1042000/1042492_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522246217_d89d5ce449bc3b9d197a0e5d0f6aa2ea<p><b>The UN has warned that the Central African Republic is heading toward a humanitarian disaster, as people fleeing conflict between Muslim and Christian</b> …

Africa

To understand the crisis in the CAR, beware of familiar narratives

Institutional decay<p>The CAR has been a scene of both domestic instability and international neglect. It has seen five military coups and several rebellions since gaining independence from France in 1960. In 1966, Jean-Bedel Bokassa — a self-proclaimed emperor and president for life — deposed David …

Dallaire: ” The international community did its best to ignore Rwanda."

<i>Twenty years after the Rwandan Genocide, the former Force Commander of the UN peacekeeping force in Rwanda, said that in the months leading to the</i> …

Africa

Burma military 'using rape as weapon'

<b>Burma's military has continued to use rape as a weapon of war even after a nominally civilian government was elected in 2010, a women's group says.</b><p>The Women's League of Burma said it had documented more than 100 cases, some involving children as young as eight.<p>Most rapes were carried out in areas …

Asia

Rwanda ex-spy chief tried in Paris on genocide charges

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1049000/1049967_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524615045_a837d7032476d5a8af3458c3fbf1e285<p><b>A French court has begun hearing the landmark trial of a former Rwandan intelligence chief charged with complicity in the 1994 genocide.</b><p>Pascal …

Africa

Did Gun Control Prevent Jews From Stopping The Holocaust?

(RNS) As gun control moved toward the top of the American agenda after the Dec. 14 massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, gun rights activists began to invoke a curious analogy: the Holocaust.<p>On television, radio and in letters to the editor, the argument went that Hitler's gun control laws …

Atheist Group Calls for Removal of Star of David from Ohio Holocaust Memorial | National Review

By<p>Making the click-through worthwhile: How a small act of vandalism in Alexandria, Va., suggests we’re likely to see more politically motivated …

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Polish Holocaust Hero Honored for Saving Jews

Danuta Renk-Mikulska was a girl when her family hid five Jews from the Nazis. 'There were so many Jews coming for help and we did what we could.'<p><i>By</i> …

Israel

Male Holocaust Survivors Lived Longer Than Those Who Escaped Europe

A new study shows that what doesn't kill you sometimes literally makes you stronger.<p>Genetic research has shown that exposure to profound trauma at an early age can in fact lead to a shorter life span, by permanently damaging chromosomes meant to fight off cancer and other illnesses.<p>But …

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Holocaust Memorial Day: teaching your students about genocide – in pictures

From the second world war to the Khmer Rouge, Holocaust Memorial Day is an opportunity to focus on the topic of genocide in your classroom

The Holocaust is not your metaphor to use in modern political debates

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorated annually on 27 January on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Designated by the UN General Assembly, the day honours the victims of the Nazi era.<p>In thinking about what it actually means to honour the victims, I’ve …

Forgive or forget: survivors of genocide in the Holocaust, Rwanda and Cambodia describe their experiences – video

Watch the harrowing testimonies of Freddie Knoller, Sophie Masereka and Sokphal Din, who lived through mass killings during the second world war, the Rwandan genocide and the Cambodian Killing Fields. The three work closely with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust charity to raise awareness of …

Genocide survivors speak of horrors of the Holocaust, Cambodia and Rwanda

On Holocaust Memorial Day Freddie Knoller, Sokphal Din and Sophie Masereka describe how they lived through mass killings<p>After the genocide that took from her a father, two brothers and a niece, which saw her survive malaria, a snakebite and a miraculously misfiring gun; after the genocide that …

Your dark chocolate addiction is driving up the price of chocolate

Cocoa prices are climbing fast. Cocoa futures jumped to $2,868 per ton ($3,161 per tonne) on Jan. 27, the highest price since mid-September of 2011.<p>Cocoa prices are soaring for several reasons, but one in particular is rising demand for darker chocolate, which takes more cocoa to make. The average …

Dessert

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz<p>An ongoing series of photos transforming celebrities into fantastic Disney characters by famed photographer …