In 1995, a Rwandan named Gad Tegeri cut down a tree in the Gishwati Forest Reserve, 30 square miles of soaring hardwoods in the hills east of Rwanda's largest lake.
He and his family, returning to Rwanda from exile in Congo, needed land to grow food. The Gishwati forest seemed more fertile ground for restarting life than United Nations refugee camps outside the city of Gisenyi
Pulitzer Center grantee Christopher Milner discusses the Beja's armed struggles in Sudan.
Peacekeeping mission undertaken by the African Union in Darfur, Sudan, is said to be ineffective. A documentary produced by Pulitzer Center's Jon Sawyer reveals what actually goes on in the region.
They have made a difference in Darfur, Sudan. But understaffed and underfunded—rarely able to halt aggressive attacks, the African Union peacekeeping force is becoming a target of violence themselves.