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Ceremonies Commemorate 20 Years Since Rwanda Genocide

The ethnic slaughter killed nearly a million people. The massacre was born of years of tension between the majority Hutu and minority Tutsi.
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Where Does Rwanda Go From Here?

Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Philip Gourevitch about Rwanda 20 years after the genocide. Gouorevitch is the author of We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families.
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India's Election: Six Weeks Long, 814 Million Potential Voters

The election is a remarkable exercise in logistics with ballots that will be delivered by elephants, camels, boats, planes and trains. The vote could also end the 10-year rule of the Congress Party.
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Afghanistan Is One Step Closer To Karzai's Successor

On Saturday, voters turned out in large numbers despite threats of Taliban violence. It will take weeks to learn who will become Afghanistan's next president. Hamid Karzai can't run for a third term
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Fighting For Rwanda's Justice In France

The first Rwandan genocide trial to take place in France sent a man to prison for 25 years last month. Dafroza Gauthier and her organization helped make that conviction possible.
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How Abandonment In Rwandan Genocide Changed Peacekeepers' Role

A key moment in the butchery occurred at the Ecole Technique Officielle. Thousands of Tutsis sheltering there were left to fight for survival after the school was abandoned by Belgian peacekeepers.
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Since Genocide, Rwanda's Women Have Helped Lead The Recovery

Women made up 70 percent of Rwanda's population after the genocide in 1994. They joined politics in unprecedented numbers, helping to form a more equitable society. Still, there's much more to do.
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In Uganda, The Fastest Public Transport Is DIY

Stand on any corner in Kampala, Uganda, and you'll be swarmed by motorcycles. These are boda bodas, the country's DIY public transportation system. For $1, you can get pretty much anywhere.
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'Beer Culture' Revered As Begium's Heritage

Beer in Belgium is such serious business. The country applied to have its beer culture recognized and protected by UNESCO. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Belgian beer connoisseur Erik Verdonck.
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Both Sides Dig In Their Heels Over Crimea Crisis

Ukraine shares a long history with Russia, but the latest crisis is driving a wedge between the two countries and reinforcing a sense of national identity among many Ukrainians.

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