Archivio tag: anniversary

Hutu Muslims saved Tutsis during Rwandan genocide

Rwanda has been marking the 15th anniversary of the country’s genocide when according to the government 1.2 million people were killed, the UN says 800,000 died, most of those murdered were ethnic Tutsis.

During that genocide, tens of thousands of Tutsis fled into Muslim mosques to escape from the machete-wielding Hutu mobs.

And their lives were spared because many Hutus believed Muslims were evil and were afriad to go into mosques.

Al Jazeera’s Yvonne Ndege tells the story of survivors who narrowly escaped death, and the Islamic resistance to the genocide.

Tibet’s future under Chinese rule

In the fourth part of Al Jazeera’s special series on Tibet, Al Jazeera’s Tony cheng looks at the attitudes of most Chinese towards the region and its future under Beijing’s rule.

Internet celebrates 20 years since conception

Twenty years ago today, the idea of the internet began.

A gentleman named Tim Berners Lee came up with the concept of the World Wide Web.

Today, the internet is used by more than one and a half billion people worldide. But not everywhere.

Clayton Swisher reports.