The Swagger of Defeat

In exile, the Hutu army is stealing food, intimidating refugees and plotting a return to power

As a Red Cross nurse caring for injured and dying Tutsi slaughtered by Hutu fighters during Rwanda's civil war, Sara Rossi never anticipated that she might one day be forced to heal the men behind the atrocities. Yet that is what she now does in a Goma hospital: she tends to vanquished Hutu soldiers who fled across the border into Zaire. "We're saving the lives of those who did the massacres," she says. "They fell so low we couldn't turn our backs on them."

Along with the rest of their armed countrymen, these men bear responsibility for the tragedy that has...

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