SOUTH AFRICA: Casting the First Stone

In an atrocity that some observers described as a minor act of genocide, the ruling Tutsi tribe in the African republic of Burundi in 1972 put down a rebellion by massacring some 75,000 members of the country's Hutu majority. That same year, Uganda's burly dictator Idi Amin ("Big Daddy") Dada forcibly expelled 26,000 of his country's Asian residents and expropriated their possessions. Last week Burundi and Uganda—along with other notably humane nations like the Soviet Union—were among the 91 members of the United Nations that voted to suspend South Africa from the...

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