When I followed the unfolding horrors of the events in Rwanda in the 1990s I don't remember reading much analysis in the UK press of the role of western countries in fanning the flames of the conflict. So when I read Wallis' hardback on the deep involvement of the French state in the genocide it came as a revelation. Now an updated paperback edition of his book has appeared.
Wallis is an academic and journalist who frequently visits Rwanda and keeps his finger firmly on the pulse of events there. He regularly contributes to BBC and Al Jazeera programme coverage on Rwanda, and was used as a media commentator during the April 2014 commemoration of the genocide. (If I have one criticism… Read more