Rwandans Observe 20th Anniversary of the Start of the Rwandan Genocide

KIGALI, RWANDA - APRIL 05: Dressed in traditional gowns, women line up before marching to commemorate the genocide of 1994 at the Kicukiro College of Technology football pitch April 5, 2014 in Kigali, Rwanda. On April 11, 1994, Belgian paratroopersm, who were part of the UNAMIR mission, were ordered to leave the… » 4/06/14 1:45pm 4/06/14 1:45pm

Ashley Judd Is Not Just Another Tinseltown Disaster Tourist

Newsweek » 10/31/08 12:20pm 10/31/08 12:20pm writer Christopher Dickey Ashley Judd, who visited eastern Congo about six months ago with , and witnessed the tens of thousands of refugees there. "Goma," says Judd, "is a shithole." Writes Dickey, "the description is perfectly accurate." There are no paved roads, there are giant potholes, there's rubble…

Bette Davis Gets Stamp'd • Rwanda Women Dominate The Parliament

• A 42-cent commemorative stamp » 9/17/08 5:30pm 9/17/08 5:30pm will be released tomorrow in Boston featuring a portrait of real-life and fictional , Bette Davis. Think the mail her stamps are on will have a bumpy ride? • According the preliminary election results, Rwanda will be the first country where ; females have taken 44 of the 80 seats. •…

Women Are The Economic Backbone Of The New Rwanda

Those Rwandan women who are employed making "peace baskets" for Macy's — a job that helps them to repair the fissures of the ethnic civil war that saw the deaths of some 800,000 people fourteen years ago? They are part of a wave of women helping to lift Rwanda out of the poverty caused by the Hutu/Tutsi conflict. Not… » 5/16/08 9:30am 5/16/08 9:30am

Justine Henin Retires • Basket-Weaving Brings Women Together

Justine Henin, the # 1-ranked tennis player in the world, is retiring at 25. The battling Belgian is going out on top! • In other sports news, Kashmiri girls are beginning to play soccer more and more. An under-19 tournament will be held in Kargil next month. • A new study has shown that obese adults are twice as… » 5/15/08 5:30pm 5/15/08 5:30pm

Pregnant Women In Poverty Often Die Needlessly

Reading depressing statistics can be numbing. Your eyes glaze over, you feel paralyzed with woe, and yet how else can one convey the details of a global crisis? So here goes: Worldwide, 500,000 women die in childbirth every year; more than 90 percent live in Africa or Asia, and almost all are poor, according to The… » 5/12/08 1:30pm 5/12/08 1:30pm

Paris Hilton Will Tour Rwanda To...Shoot A Reality Show, Newsweek

Where the fuck has Paris Hilton been all these Britney-crazed days? Now we know! This week's Newsweek tracks down the star in her undisclosed location and reveals she is in hiding after experiencing a crisis of conscience in jail. "When I had time to reflect, I felt empty inside," she says. So she cut her hair! And… » 10/15/07 11:00am 10/15/07 11:00am