“Rwanda Democracy Day, a holiday in Rwanda, which is called the African Switzerland; a civic day concerned with equality for all peoples in the nation.”
–Anniversaries and Holidays, by Ruth Gregory, 1983
Just over a decade later, “Rwanda” would be synonymous, not with “African Switzerland” but with the genocidal carnage that rocked the country in 1994.
In the late 19th century, Rwanda became part of German East Africa. During World War …Read more