Option 1: Problems in Congo

Read this Q&A from the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-11108589
Write a summary (200-300 words) that explains things like:
  • Who was Joseph Mobutu?
  • How did the Rwandan genocide create so many problems in Congo?
  • Who is Laurent Kabila?
  • What the UN is doing in Congo and what is going well/badly?

Option 2: The Gacaca (Ga-cha-cha) process (village trials of those involved in genocide)

Watch all of this 14 minute video from Journeyman Pictures http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiDea-PNoyw
Write a summary (200-300 words) that explains things like:
  • What things seem to be going well in Rwanda today? Not well?
  • What seemed to be the challenges and problems you saw in the Gacaca trial for Kassian?
  • What is the purpose of the gacaca trials?

Option 3: Women and Children in post-genocide Rwanda

Watch this 5 minute WorldFocus video from 2008 on women's role in Rwanda after the genocide:
AND Read this BBC article from 2008 on lingering hatreds in Rwandan schools
Write a summary (200-300 words) that combines examples and and ideas from the article and video to explain things like:
  • What positive things are going on in Rwanda regarding women and why? What negatives still remain for women?
  • What is the situation like in the school that is profiled?
  • These two sources seem contradictory in many ways. How is it possible that both are accurate?