Wolfowitz offers world apology for Rwandan genocide

[JURIST] World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz [official website] visited a Rwandan genocide memorial Thursday and apologized on behalf of the international community [World Bank press review] for its failure to prevent the 1994 mass genocide [BBC backgrounder]. Wolfowitz is on his first visit to Africa since his March approval as World Bank president [JURIST report]. Reuters has more.

 

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