Rwanda War Effects

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A period of three months made the beautiful “Land of a thousand Hills” in the African continent to be worldwide known and related to the mass killings, instead of being recognized for its fauna and flora.
It is during this period, that War broke out in Rwanda, in which the world witnessed the fastest and well organised massacre and genocide of the 21st century, whereby in just a 100 days, an unimaginable human and material destruction took place. The consequences of this war are irreversible. The effects are still prevelant within the Rwandan society, in the diaspora and in the world at large. For example, in the first place, the social constructions, in many Rwandan marriages have broken up, resulting into the fragmentation of a once closely
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For this reason, there exists a high probability of a repeation of another War almost similar to the one that occured in 1994. Despite the fact that the War intiated a lot of difficult serious problems, it has been noted that within the country and in the diaspora, there exists a high discontent of the present govermental processess. Inequality prevails for instance in the wealth and power distribution. Perhaps because of the results of the victor and vanquished syndrome. It is with no doubt that the grudge is still evident. There prevails a wide separation of human relations. Such that many scholars worldwide, including the author of this paper, have tried to research and analyse on the Rwandan genocide and know what really happened to mankind at this dark moments.The difficulty of accepting the cause of the war, its outcome and the challenges associated to it are the major interests of the author of this…show more content…
The approach is basically premised upon the "Modern War Theory" by Mary Kaldor who came up with the theory of "New War." According to Kaldor, she has noted that the modern Wars have changed with time. With the help of the globalization process. She instists that the modern technology is a global wonder, which has been used to spread and advance ethnic conflicts globally, with the help of the media e.g. television, radio, newspapers and the Internet. With these communication devices, large numbers of people receive information in a short and efective way. When prejudice news against a particular group is transmitted, Kaldor warn that the results of this transmittions must never be belittled. Confering to her, she urgues that this is a deliberate strategic manner of manipulating the identity of certain people to start endless conflicts and violence (Kaldor 1999:
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