Rwanda, 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago this week, the Rwandan genocide began. It’s estimated 800,000 to a million people were killed over 100 days. Most were Tutsi but tens of thousands were moderate Hutu and others caught in the slaughter.

The country today is commemorating by holding a week of mourning alongside a longer 100-day vigil.

The #Rwanda20yrs hashtag on Twitter is an at times sobering, enlightening and inspiring access point to news, resources and personal accounts of the period.

Here’s some of what we’ve been reading through:

Image: Via National Geographic, “A man tries to unlock a cell door at a hospital in Kigali, Rwanda in 1994. As the genocide spread across the country, doctors and staff of the main psychological hospital in Kigali fled or were killed leaving the patients to care for themselves.” Photo by David Guttenfelder. Revisiting the Rwandan Genocide: Origin Stories From The Associated Press. Select to embiggen.

(Reblogged from futurejournalismproject)

Newport, Rhode Island mansions “The Breakers” and “Rosecliff” (at The Breakers)

.@Karen_L_Johnson & @nwfoodette in Boston. In the nicest alley you ever saw. (at North End)

Love these adorable diner mugs (at Deluxe Town Diner)

#republiclab augmented mural going up at 6th and San Jacinto in Austin. #sxswi

#sxswi traditions with @webjournalist (at The Palm Door)

Julian Assange greeted with applause at live #sxswi skype interview today in Austin. (at Exhibit Hall 5)

The silk pavilion - basically a computer threaded silk sculpture. (I think I read that right). (at MIT Media Lab)

Radcliffe Yard, Harvard + snow. (at Radcliffe Yard)

Weekend reading has arrived.