Alexandra Dent

CFR Staff

Alexandra Dent

Research Associate, Africa Policy Studies

Alexandra Dent is a research associate for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Before joining CFR, she was a Freedom in the World junior fellow for Africa at Freedom House. She holds a BA in government from Dartmouth College

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Thirty years ago, Rwanda’s government began a campaign to eradicate the country’s largest minority group. In just one hundred days in 1994, roving militias killed around eight hundred thousand people. Would-be killers were incited to violence by the radio, which encouraged extremists to take to the streets with machetes. The United Nations stood by amid the bloodshed, and many foreign governments, including the United States, declined to intervene before it was too late. What got in the way of humanitarian intervention? And as violent conflict now rages at a clip unseen since then, can the international community learn from the mistakes of its past?