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Reflections on a genocide

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 01 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:875
  1. R H James
  1. Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE1 5WW.

    EDITOR, - John Hall graphically recorded the horror of Rwanda but reflected little on its cause.1 Like most of the British press he failed to look at the global problem. He could be compared with a reporter describing the horror of the bombing of Dresden by Britain without mentioning German military expansionism or the holocaust.

    Although they comprise only 15% of the population Tutsis have ruled Rwanda and Burundi and the Hutus (85% of …

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