Impending Humanitarian Disaster in Burundi and Rwanda

KPFA/Ann Garrison” On Aug. 26, the BBC reported that Burundian officials are investigating to determine why an estimated 40 Rwandan bodies have been found floating in Lake Rweru, on Burundi’s border with Rwanda.  Most of the bodies had been wrapped in plastic and many of the victims hands and feet were bound. Burundian officials said that the bodies must have come from Rwanda because they floated down the Akagera River into the lake.   Rwandan bodies have floated down the Kagera River into Lake Rwehu before, as cited In a situation report dated May 17, 1994, written by Mark Prutsalis of the…

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Victoire Ingabire spends her third Christmas behind bars

 Report by Ann Garrison of San Franciso Bay View Transcript: KPFA Evening News, broadcast Dec. 25, 2012 KPFA Evening News Anchor Anthony Fest: And this is KPFA, 94.1 Berkeley, KPFA, 89.3 Berkeley and KFCF, 88.1 Fresno, Pacifica Radio for Northern and Central California. This program is the Evening News. I’m Anthony Fest. KPFA’s Ann Garrison spoke to Rwandan American Charles Kambanda, a law professor at St. John’s University, about the significance of the Ingabire case not only in Rwanda but also in the country’s war ravaged neighbor, the Democratic Republic…

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