ABSTRACT

One senior official had declared as early as 1992 that Tutsis “belong in Ethiopia and we are going to find them a shortcut to get there” by throwing them in the river. “Know that the person whose throat you do not cut now will be the one who will cut yours,” declared the vice president of the ruling party. “We must act. Wipe them all out!”1 Relative to the scale of the crime, this jetsam was an insignificant number of dead. But Lake Victoria caught the noxious effluvium from this earthly River Styx, with more than 40,000 corpses poisoning the fish and washing up on sandy shores.