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President Barack Obama recently said that the world's failure to act in Rwanda is a reason to take military action in Syria, but Rwanda in 1994 is a far more complex story than most of the world knows. KPFA spoke to Paul Rusesabagina, the author of An Ordinary Man, about what he did to try to stop the genocide in 1994, and what he would do now to bring peace to Rwanda and its neighbor, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has lost six million people to the warfare that followed the Rwandan Genocide.
|Paul Rusesabagina, author of An Ordinary Man, an|
autobiography centered around the 100 days of the
Rwanda Genocide of 1994.
|Rwandan President Paul Kagame, left, Defense Minister James|
Kabarebe, center, and Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo, right,
at the Congo peace talks in Kampala, Uganda. Rwandan exile Paul
Rusesabagina, author of An Ordinary Man, called the peace talks a sham.