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Journalist and author Gil Courtemanche died Thursday night at 68 years of age.

He became a journalist when he was barely 20. Over the years, he built a reputation as an analyst of international politics for various media.Having worked for many years for Radio-Canada and for Le Devoir, he wrote his last column for that newspaper in June of this year, as he struggled with cancer.
 
gil-courtemanche-rwanda_8.jpgHe wrote about famine in Ethiopia, war in Lebanon and genocide in Rwanda. He wrote his first novel about the crisis in Rwanda, Un dimanche à la piscine à Kigali. The book was translated into 23 languages and inspired the 2006 movie "A Sunday in Kigali."
 
Author and broadcaster Stanley Péan was both a friend and a fan of Gil Courtemanche.
 
Listen to his interview with All in a Weekend's guest host, Loreen Pindera.
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