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Kristalina Georgieva

‘Vaccine policy is economic policy’ – IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva

The International Monetary Fund managing director Kristalina Georgieva says the IMF spent nearly $300bn in resuscitating the global economy when ... Covid-19 struck. There are unorthodox noises being made at the top of the institution best known for austerity in public spending. What comes next as rich countries bounce back and poor countries stay on the mat? And will the IMF run out of money? An exclusive interview with the head of the IMF.

France Rwanda Genocide

Vincent Duclert: ‘In Rwanda, France dismissed reality’

27 years ago today, 7 April, the Rwandan genocide erupted following the plane crash of then President Juvenal Habyarimana. For the next 100 days, ... armed militias engaged in a killing spree against the ethnic minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus. In total, some 800,000 people died. The French, who were allies of the Hutu government under Habyarimana, had sent a special force to evacuate their citizens and set up safe zones. Although they witnessed the horror all around them, to this day, they are accused of having done very little to stop the killing.