Rwanda genocide
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Insensitive headline and the risks of unrestrained poetic licence

The flame of remembrance at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda. 

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What you need to know:

  • The Daily Nation ran a story on the Rwandan genocide with the word "celebrate" in the headline.
  • Rwandans, as expected, are sensitive about the genocide; they could misconstrue the headline as trivialising a horrific period in their history.