FAREWELL MARJAN... Marjan, the one-eyed lone
lion is no longer the king of
PICTURES from the grenade attack!
RWANDA, WHAT GENOCIDE?
In Rwanda, during approx. six weeks starting May 6th 1994, Hutu estremists massacred between 800.000 and 1.240.000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus as well. Remnants of such a genocide are still evident everywhere in Rwanda. Many locations where most efferate killings took place, as it was in Ntarama church or Muranbi Technical High School, will soon become sort of Genocide Mausoleums.
50051 Ntarama church
50047 Kivu lake in Gisenij
50073 Emmanuel Mulangelengwe, lone lurvivor of the massacre in Muranbi Technical High School, where more than 20000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu lost their lives. This site will become a Genocide Memorial
50273 Clothes from exhumed corpses in Murambi
50279 Church of Ntarama, the guardian
50169 Ntarama church, where hundred of ethnic Tutsi were locked and massacred throwing in with hand-grenades
Farewell, good ol' Marjan... The lone king of Kabul zoo succumbs to his age at 48, after surviving years and years of deprivations and symbolizing to kabulis the spirit of resiliency itself Well.....that's sad news, indeed. To my eyes, Marjan symbolized hope. However, in thinking about that dear old lion's death I choose to believe that when he heard the swoosh of kites flying over Kabul, heard the roars from the football stadium, experienced the renewed sounds of music in the air and heard the click-click of chess pieces being moved around chessboards....well, the old guy knew that there was plenty of hope around and it was okay for him to let go and fly off, amid kite strings, to wherever it is the spirits of animals go.
Peace to you Marjan and peace to Afghanistan.
[Diana Smith, via the Internet]