Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Will the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Happen Again?

With the Muslim and Christian conflict in the Central African Republic dubbed as a repeat of the Rwandan Genocide of April 1994 waiting to happen, can the international community prevent a repeat of this tragedy? 

By: Ringo Bones 

Given that half of Rwanda’s population today are born after the tragic April 1994 genocide, it seems as if Rwanda can look forward to a future beyond the tragedy and a reassurance that it will never again be repeated but tragically, it could happen again in nearby Central African Republic where the Christian and Muslim conflict could trigger a genocide rivaling that of the Rwandan genocide of 20 years ago. 

With the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon vowing that such tragedy will never again burden the African continent plagued with more pressing everyday problems like getting enough to eat and clean water on a daily basis. Whatever the international community can do to help should be greeted with open arms. 

Tragically, the great physicist Albert Einstein foresaw such tragedy when asked about a war that came after World War III – i.e. “The Fourth War”. Given that more Rwandans were killed via Mainland Chinese made machetes and other primitive weapons back in April to July 1994 that via the two Atomic Bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it seems like the Rwandan Genocide of 20 years ago was foreshadowed by Einstein’s “Fourth War”.