By Theogene Rudasingwe

Rwanda is distinctive among the countries of Africa for the small size of its territory and the high density of its population (7.5 million people, 285 inhabitants per square kilometre).

It is inhabited by a people

Rwanda formally won independence from Belgium in 1962. Since then the country has been run by neo-colonial puppet governments financed and armed along divide-and-rule lines first by Belgium and, from 1975, by France. DAVID DORWARD, Director of the

Women and violence

Your cover story (GLW #153) "Violence Against Women: debate over strategy" by Kath Gelber disturbs me.

From all the reports I have heard, the situation regarding violence against women is presently a worst case scenario

June 1994 marked the 25th anniversary of the riots sparked by police raids on New York's Stonewall Inn. These demonstrations signalled the rise of a radical movement for lesbian and gay liberation. RODNEY CROOME of the Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian

ANC Environment Desk chief Tami Sokutu has slammed his party for going back on its environmental promises, saying that those in power appear to want a weak, limited and ineffective ministry and department of the environment.

"Before the

Action to save Moe hospital

By Ray Fulcher

MELBOURNE — A cavalcade of 1500 cars drove down the Princes Highway in Moe, Gippsland on July 31 to protest the government's plans to close the town's public hospital and replace it with a

Israel bans PLO from East Jerusalem

The Israeli government has introduced a new law to prevent the Palestine Liberation Organisation and the Palestinian National Authority from conducting any political activities, or creating any political or

By David McKnight

My recent book Australia's Spies and Their Secrets was written to bring to light some of the hidden history of Australia and the role of the Australian Security intelligence Organisation (ASIO).

I believe it does that. It

By Norm Dixon

JOHANNESBURG — The militant three-week strike by workers at the Pick 'n Pay supermarket chain has been settled. The outcome reflects that neither the workers, their union, the SACCAWU, nor Pick 'n Pay management were able to get

By Maurice Sibelle

BRISBANE — Two thousand five hundred people rallied in Brisbane's King George Square to protest the privatisation of public enterprises on August 4. Ian McLean, former state president of the Queensland ALP and secretary of


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