Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. Our show is special because we make it our priority to go where the silence is. We put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. If everyone who visited our website in the next week donated just $15, we would cover all of our operating costs for the year. We can't do it without you. Please donate today. It takes just a couple of minutes to do your part to make sure Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else.

Your Donation: $
Wednesday, March 25, 1998 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Clinton Meets with African Political Leaders
1998-03-25

Economic Profile of Rwanda, Latest Stop On Clinton’s Africa Trip

download:   Get CD/DVD More Formats
This is viewer supported news

President Clinton traveled to Rwanda today, the latest stop on his six-country 12-trip through sub-Saharan Africa.

In his short, three hour trip to Rwanda’s capital Kigali, President Clinton met survivors of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide and pledged US help to prevent a reoccurrence of such massacres.

The 1994 massacre led by Hutu extremists claimed an estimated one million lives. It was the worst genocide since the Nazis killed six million Jews during World War II.

President Clinton acknowledged today that the international community did not move quickly enough when evidence surfaced of the slaughter and did not prevent killers from seeking safe haven in UN refugee camps later on.

Indeed, investigations in France have revealed that French troops fought alongside Hutu extremists during the massacre and that the policy was approved by the then president Francois Mitterand.

Guests:

  • Mark Mealy, an independent economic consultant who is currently working for the Rwandan government now led by the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). He has previously worked on African development issues for the World Bank, the US Department of Agriculture, and US AID.

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

This is viewer supported news