May 1, 2012
When the average American thinks of Rwanda, there are two thoughts that come to mind—genocide and gorillas.
During the early 1990s, Rwanda killed almost 1 million of its own people in a brazen display of ethnic cleansing. As with the Jewish Holocaust, the world stood idly by and pretended that they saw nothing!
Rwanda is also known to contain an estimated 1/3 of the world’s mountain gorillas.
This is the extent of the knowledge most Americans have about Rwanda.