Obama is Time’s 2008 ‘Person Of The Year’
This won’t come as a shocker, but it’s now official that President-elect Barack Obama was chosen by Time Magazine’s editors as its “Person of the Year.” As for why, other than the obvious, the magazine writes on its Web site: “For having the confidence to sketch an ambitious future in a gloomy hour, and for showing the competence that makes Americans hopeful he might pull it off, the president-elect is Time’s Person of the Year.” (Continue Reading…)

Rwandan ‘Kingpin’ Awaits Verdict for 1994 Genocide
Former senior defence official Theoneste Bagosora has been convicted of instigating Rwanda’s 1994 genocide and sentenced to life in prison. Bagosora and two co-defendants were found by a UN tribunal to have led a committee that plotted the massacre of ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus. It is the first time the Rwanda tribunal has convicted anyone of organising the killings. More than 800,000 people were killed in Rwanda’s genocide. Along with Bagosora, former military commanders Anatole Nsegiyumva and Alloys Ntabakuze were also found guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, and given life sentences. (Continue Reading…)

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