Declan Walsh

Declan Walsh

@declanwalsh

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Cairo bureau chief, The New York Times. Author of The Nine Lives of Pakistan, out Sept. 3 (UK) Nov. 17 (US). PGP: https://t.co/LbHS32PWum; 919F2EBF760651EB

Cairo, Egypt
Joined on February 24, 2009
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This kind of story comes along rarely. 15 years ago, Hollywood made a movie about Paul Rusesabagina, an unflappable hotelier who saved 1,268 people in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. On Aug. 31 he dramatically resurfaced in Kigali, cuffed and facing terror charges. How? Why?

The result is a story about the unlikely trajectory of Paul Rusesabagina, but also about fear and loathing in Kagame’s Rwanda, and the bitter battle of narratives that endures a quarter century after the genocide. 

You can read it in today’s @nytimes

https://t.co/oFEPNNGWzY https://t.co/A0lWLBQmX4

The result is a story about the unlikely trajectory of Paul Rusesabagina, but also about fear and loathing in Kagame’s Rwanda, and the bitter battle of narratives that endures a quarter century after the genocide. You can read it in today’s @nytimes https://t.co/oFEPNNGWzY https://t.co/A0lWLBQmX4

We hustled, we combed through old UN reports, we turned up a secret letter from a famous Rwanda scholar. We did a lot of conference calls – from taxis in Athens, a dentist’s chair in Cairo, and the famous Hotel des Mille Collines where the whole story started.

@lattif flew to Kigali to interview Rusesabagina himself in his jail cell, as well as a triumphant Rwandan spy chief who could barely contain his glee. I chased Hollywood & Washington - director Terry George, Rusesabagina’s sons and @DonCheadle, who used a memorable expletive.

@matinastevis knocked on doors in Brussels and Athens, including Rwandan exiles and the jet company that flew Rusesabagina from Dubai. @ruthmaclean followed the murky trail of Rwandan dissidents who disappeared or died in six countries, often in murky circumstances.

@nytimes reporters in Africa, Europe and the Middle East set out to solve the mystery. The reporting took us around the globe as we re-traced his steps, trying to understand how a human rights icon once the toast of America could end up in such a predicament.

This kind of story comes along rarely. 15 years ago, Hollywood made a movie about Paul Rusesabagina, an unflappable hotelier who saved 1,268 people in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. On Aug. 31 he dramatically resurfaced in Kigali, cuffed and facing terror charges. How? Why?

Delighted with this generous 5* review of The Nine Lives of Pakistan in @telegraph by @memphisbarker, himself a former Pakistan correspondent. "Particularly good with rogues," he says. I can hardly think of a higher compliment. https://t.co/2WYt0XNg33
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Delighted with this generous 5* review of The Nine Lives of Pakistan in @telegraph by @memphisbarker, himself a former Pakistan correspondent. "Particularly good with rogues," he says. I can hardly think of a higher compliment. https://t.co/2WYt0XNg33

"I hesitate to call Pakistan a failed democracy" - my interview with @ziyaussalam about The Nine Lives of Pakistan for the forthcoming issue of @frontline_india https://t.co/a866t2IxG0

“Abroad, African music was often relegated to catch-all ‘world music’ shelves in record shops, next to Peruvian pan pipes. The only references to the continent on mainstream Western radio shows may have been ‘Africa’ by Toto, a weird if catchy song.” https://t.co/8SWfJlDlen

Quoted @RTELateLateShow

"I would regret the things that I do not say far more than I would regret anything that I do say" @DeniseChaila chats to Ryan. #LateLate https://t.co/ziP7NUFuV6

"I never want to see another friend have to abandon their groceries at Tesco because they are receiving racist abuse in the queue." Powerful interview on race in Ireland with @DeniseChaila https://t.co/MywVUbQN04

The most comprehensive report with incredible details on how Hotel Rwanda hero ended up in Kigali and charged with terrorism. A great teamwork by @Lattif @ruthmaclean @declanwalsh @MatinaStevis https://t.co/y9pi2bHXPU

Le Héros d’‘Hotel Rwanda’ Pris au Piège de L’Homme Fort du Pays https://t.co/Df7dJt4Smw

How the Hero of "Hotel Rwanda" Fell Into a Vengeful Strongman's Trap Our @nytimes investigation is packed with drama fit for (another) film. https://t.co/boNdhmf87z

How the Hotel Rwanda hero ended up in handcuffs in the country he fled involves Hollywood stars and presidents, private jets, armed groups, and cackling Rwandan officials. This riveting tale, weeks in the making, was a great piece of @nytimes teamwork. https://t.co/9StPbrRsgI

The crazy tale of how a Hollywood hero, feted by presidents and celebrities, was lured from America to stand trial in his native Rwanda by an autocratic leader who has been pursuing him for years. https://t.co/quFo2TmAGa

Oops, that was meant to a shoutout to @Raniaab on the publication of her new book on Syria, Sisters of the War.

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