Rwanda's Killing Hell

The unspeakable savagery triggered by the death of Rwanda's President ((RWANDA, April 25)) has a cause even more basic than the long-simmering tribal hostility between the Tutsi and Hutu. Rwanda, with low life expectancy, education and GNP, measures high on the index of human suffering. Deprivation, environmental degradation and desperation have exacerbated tribal rivalries and exploded into mass murder. What Rwanda really needs is family-planning educators and providers, along with equal rights for Rwandan women, because when women make the reproductive decision, family size declines. The influence in Rwanda of another male-dominated hierarchy, and an anti-choice one at that, is more...

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