Ghosts of the Genocide
30 April 2023 | 2:50 pm
In Rwanda, 29 years after the genocide that cost at least 800,000 lives, the psychological toll on those who lived through the bloodshed continues to weigh heavily. Also we hear from some of the young visionaries in the Seychelles coming up with ways to keep their traditional ways of life afloat. And Kenya becomes the first country on the continent to make coding an integral part of the school curriculum.
22 Sep 2021
Opposition parties accuse Namibia's SWAPO-led government of pushing through a joint agreement reached with Germany over an apology for atrocities committed against Nama and Herero groups during colonial times.
10 Oct 2021
On tonight's show: lawmakers in Namibia are debating whether to accept a compensation deal from Germany. Berlin has offered to fund €1.1 billion worth of projects to atone for a four-year-long genocide that began in 1904. In Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni sets the Covid-19 vaccination goal at 10 percent of the population by the end of the year. Finally, films return to the big screen in Somalia as the National Theatre in Mogadishu hosts its first public screening in three decades.
14 Nov 2021
The UN's special adviser on genocide prevention, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, says the parties fighting in Ethiopia's war have few options but to negotiate.
4 Dec 2021
A a former hotel driver stands accused of driving Hutus who massacred Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994. In the late 1990s he moved to France, tried and failed to obtain asylum but became a French citizen in 2010.
28 Nov 2021
Despite being the first genocide of the 20th century, the 1904-1908 massacre of the indigenous Herero and Nama peoples by German colonial troops in Namibia remains a little-known chapter of history. It was not until May of this year that Berlin officially recognised its responsibility for the atrocities. Our regional correspondents report.
30 Jan 2022
A former Guatemalan dictator has been found guilty of genocide and sentenced to 80 years in prison. The charges stem from the bloodiest period of the country's 36-year civil war.
22 Mar 2022
Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim population is set to be formally determined as a genocide by Washington. This is expected to boost international pressure on the country's military-led government.
20 Apr 2022
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba urged France and President Emmanuel Macron to call atrocities committed by Russian forces in Ukraine a "genocide”. Macron earlier this week refused to use the term, a decision that Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky called "painful".
24 Apr 2022
Thirty years after his first film "Man Bites Dog" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1992, André Bonzel’s poignant, personal documentary "Flickering Ghosts of Loves Gone By" is released on French screens. He joins us to talk about his love of archival footage and how a surprise phone call uncovered half-forgotten family memories and sparked a cinematic journey.
24 Jul 2022
The International Court of Justice has thrown out Myanmar's objections to queries over its treatment of the Muslim Rohingya minority. This paves the way for the case to be heard in full, a process that could take years.
3 Aug 2022
Speaking to reporters while en route home from Canada, Pope Francis said he didn't use the term "genocide" during his trip because it never came to mind.
4 Sep 2022
Berlin insists on implementing a controversial deal that recognizes the colonial-era genocide in Namibia, according to responses to parliamentary questions by the socialist Left Party seen exclusively by DW.
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