News & Public Affairs01/29/15 Gwyneth Dunsford
MidPoint with WMNF News Thursday Listen to this entire show:
TAMPA - On Wednesday, retired United Nations peacekeeper Romeo Dallaire spoke to University of Tampa students about the Rwandan genocide.
In 1994, the former Canadian general commanded the United Nations’ peace keeping mission in the small, east African country. That summer, Rwandans turned on their neighbors and armed militias from the Hutu tribe massacred the Tutsi minority. By the end of the conflict, up to million Rwandans were dead.
Now, Dallaire shares his reflections about Unit...Be the first to comment
02/08/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday) Listen to this entire show:
Welcome to Radioactivity. Iâm Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of the program weâll talk with Cameron Hudson who is a senior advisor to the Committee of Conscience of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Formerly he was chief of staff to the Presidentâs special envy for Sudan. Heâll be speaking This Sunday at 2PM in Sarasota at the 6th annual Take A Stand Against Genocide Conference at Incarnation Catholic Church in Sarasota. The event is sponsored by Humanit...Be the first to comment
09/14/11 SeÃ¡n Kinane
Last Call Wednesday Listen to this entire show:
We had three guests in our studio. Theyâre from the Akilah Institute for Women. Itâs a college for young women in Kigali, Rwanda.
We were joined by two students: Allen Kazirwa and Noella Abijuru, and by Akilahâs founder, Tampa native Elizabeth Dearborn Davis.
They're in Tampa as part of their Metropolitan Safari tour of the United States.
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Human rights activist Carl Wilkens honored in Sarasota for his efforts during Rwandan genocide listen01/24/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday Listen to this entire show:
Human rights activist Carl Wilkens was honored in Sarasota on January 23 at the Incarnation Catholic Church for his effort to end the genocide and help rebuild Rwanda.
When the American Embassy was evacuating people in Rwanda during the genocide, Carl Wilkens chose to stay in Kigali. His choice to stay and try to help resulted in preventing a massacre of refugees and children at the Gisimba Orphanage. It was towards the end of the 1994 genocide.
âOne day I showed up with waterâ¦ and...Be the first to comment
09/29/10 SeÃ¡n Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday Listen to this entire show:
A Tampa native is helping to educate women in war-torn Rwanda. Elizabeth Dearborn Davis, the co-founder and CEO of the Akilah Institue for Women, has brought two of her students to the United States to tell people about Akilah. Anita Umutoni is a student at the Akilah Istitute for Women.
Rwandans study French in grade school, but are learning English at the Akilah Institute for Women.
Because of her training at Akilah, Anita Umutoni is able to work as a re...Be the first to comment
10/08/09 SeÃ¡n Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday Listen to this entire show:
About a million people were killed during 1994 in the African country of Rwanda. But a woman from Tampa is trying to make life better for women in that country. Elizabeth Davis is helping to shape the Akilah Institute for Women in Rwanda.
Elizabeth Davis: "I grew up in Tampa and moved to Rwanda right after I graduated from university a couple of years ago. And we are setting up the Akilah Institute for Women to provide education and training for women in ...Be the first to comment