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The ignorant bystander?Britain and the Rwandan genocide of 1994$
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Dean J. White

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780719095238

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719095238.001.0001

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The bystander who did too little, too late?

The bystander who did too little, too late?

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The ignorant bystander?

Dean J. White

Manchester University Press

This chapter cover the two months July and August 1994. In this period the civil war ended when the RPF rebel army captured the capital city and a massive refugee crisis developed in the Zairean town of Goma. Also in this period the British response to the crisis changed quite markedly: the Government massively increased financial aid to the region; British troops were deployed to Rwanda; the public donated huge sums of money to a charity appeal; and British NGOs flocked to Goma. This chapter firstly demonstrates that claims that Britain did nothing in Rwanda are wrong and then goes on to explore why there was this change. In particular it explores how foreign policy is actually made within government and discussions between the MOD and the Foreign Office are covered in some detail. Like the previous chapters, the chapter looks at media coverage, Parliamentary debate, public opinion and the Government response.

Keywords:   Goma, Operation Gabriel, Douglas Hurd, Malcolm Rifkind

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