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Rwanda: Autopsy of a genocide

With more than 800,000 people slaughtered in 100 days the Rwandan genocide stands as one of the most horrific mass murders of the past century. In the middle of the horror was a Canadian peacekeeper whose efforts to avert the tragedy were thwarted by political apathy and incalculable evil. CBC Digital Archives looks back at this sad chapter in Africa's history and how Lt.-Gen. Roméo Dallaire managed to survive to become Canada's most famous casualty of war.

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A documentary look into how early warnings of violence in Rwanda were ignored by the world.
Medium: Television
Program: The National Magazine
Broadcast Date: Nov. 29, 1994
Guest(s): Ed Broadbent, Alison Des Forges, Lucie Edwards , William Schabas
Host: Brian Stewart
Duration: 8:44

Last updated: December 4, 2012

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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