The social history of the Rwandese Republic (Rwanda)

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International Cooperation in forcing Rwandese refugees back from Tanzania
From Amnesty International News Service, 9 December 1996. The Government of Tanzania states that all Rwandese refugees can now return to their country. Concern for what this means. Comparison of situation with Rwandan refugees in Burundi and Zaire.
Rwanda: ‘The Dead Can No Longer Be Counted’
News Release Issued by the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, 19 December 1997. Unarmed men, women, young children and babies are being targeted by both sides in an intensifying conflict between the Rwandese Patriotic Army (RPA) and armed opposition groups believed to be allied to the former Rwandese armed forces.
‘Rwanda's future is its women’
ICFTU OnLine..., 23 November 1999. Women make up 70% of the Rwandan population, and 50% of households are run by women, most of them widows. Most of them are without work, no longer have homes, and many carry the physical and psychological after-effects of the violence they have suffered, but there are no structures to help them. Women in prison and child labor. Women as the hope of the future.
Child labour in demand in Rwanda
Children as young as six work 10-hour shifts in Rwanda. By Emmanuel Goujon, in Daily Main & Guardian (Johannesberg), 2 May 2000. Child labourers are much in demand in Rwanda, a country short of manpower since the genocide which claimed between half a million and 800 000 lives in 1994 left a quarter of a million orphans, although the social services now put the figure at 300 000.
Four-fifths of all deaths from AIDS
BBC News Online, 2 May 2000. More than four out of every five deaths in the country are now being caused by AIDS. Rwanda, as a poor country, is unable to cope. The US says AIDS a threat to international security (brief news report).