Independent Actors or Silent Agents: Where To Go for Rwandan Civil Society?
Since the terrible genocide of 1994, Rwanda has attracted continual attention from the international public and media. Contrary to other cases of states torn by war and devastation which fade from the spotlight only too fast, the small, land-locked country in Central Africa has ever since taken a prominent place on the African continent for international media, multilateral institutions or high-ranking political representatives. In the last decade post-genocide Rwanda has been hailed as a model country with regards to national and economic reconstruction and reconciliation. Home-grown solutions like the neo-traditional gacaca courts that dealt with much of the minor jurisdiction for genocide have been treated as an exemplary African way of battling the aftermath of crisis and war.
KeywordsCivil Society Civil Society Organisation Voluntary Sector Policy Dialogue Civic Participation
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