Gerard Prunier

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Gérard Prunier "is a research fellow at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) in Paris and Director of the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He received a PhD in African History in 1981 from the University of Paris and joined the CNRS in 1984. Prunier has done extensive research on Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa, and has published over 120 articles and five books including Les Ethnies ont une histoire (ed. with Jean-Pierre Chrétien), L'Ouganda et la question indienne : 1896-1972, The Rwanda Crisis: History of a Genocide, Le Kenya contemporain, (ed. with François Grignon), Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide, From Genocide to Continental War: The "Congolese" Conflict and the Crisis of Contemporary Africa. He was a key figure in the French Ministry of Defense’s crisis unit in Rwanda, which oversaw France’s intervention in Rwanda in Operation Turquoise. He did an interview with Harper's Magazine in August 2006: "Did Somebody Say Genocide?: Gérard Prunier on Darfur", and recently wrote online about "Darfur's Sudan problem."" [1]

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