Inquirer photographer Eric Mencher and I spent two  weeks in 1998 in Rwanda to gauge the long-term impact of the genocide. The National Association of Black Journalists recognized the five-part series, saying it "is chacterized by clear, concise writing and is relevant, brings the issue home and involved travel into dangerous territory - in short, everything you'd want from a foreign correspondent."

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Excerpt: "Four years after one of the worst genocides of the 20th century, Rwanda has barely begun to recover. The spectacle of a half-million people wiped from the face of the earth has forever stained the lives of virtually every man, woman and child in the country. The tiny nation in the heart of a volatile continent remains crushed under the weight of the dead, its people still terrorized by ethnic murders, still dispossessed, still afraid of the future." home page   
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