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    Music Passport: Journey Through Genocide in Rwanda

    Music Passport: Journey Through Genocide in Rwanda

    Music has always played an important role in the civil, economic and social life of Rwanda. Throughout the genocide it became a tool of propaganda, through the songs of artists who were working on behalf of the government implementing the killings.  JP Samputu is a leading Rwandan artist who works hard to contribute to the positive stories of peace love and forgiveness. He himself struggled throughout the genocide, and is an amazing ambassador for forgiveness and reconciliation. Mighty Popo, also known as Jacques Murigande is hugely influential in Rwanda, and beyond. He began life as a refugee in Burundi born ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/music-specials/programmes/2014/0321/603786-music-specials-programmes-21032014-000000/?clipid=1515299
    Rwandan Genocide Trial

    Rwandan Genocide Trial

    The first trial in France over Rwanda's genocide has opened two decades after more than half a million people died over a hundred day period - what has been called the 20th century's fastest genocide. The trial of Pascal Simbikangwa, 54 began last week in Paris. Simbikangwa, a former intelligence chief, faces charges of complicity in genocide and complicity in war crimes in1994 — but not of personally killing anyone. The trial is regarded as hugely significant as unprecedented testimony could reveal the Elysée's links to the 1994 génocidaires. Sean was joined by Linda Melvern the author of “Conspiracy to ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0210/503392-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-10-february-2014/?clipid=1414404

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