October 19, 2021
General News

A Peacemaker Revolts; Gaza in Ashes; the UN Security Council Moves Back Home

In Kigali Arena, President Emmanuel Macron of France and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda attending a quarterfinals’ game in the inaugural season of the Basketball Africa League, May 27, 2021. Macron went to Rwanda to seek forgiveness for France’s role in the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

Grass-roots activists know peace-building best; Gaza reconstruction goals begin; the UN Security Council returns home.

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