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August 12, 1994 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just down the road is the border between Rwanda and Zaire. On this side are the flowers of virgin, mountain forests; on the other are raw city sewers and teeming alleys. There is no middle ground. These days, in these parts, every step leads to the extreme. This is a place where brutal tyrants have become meek, shoeless refugees, where victimizers are transformed into victims, where black Africans turn in desperation to white Europeans for the only help there is.
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August 12, 1994 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just down the road is the border between Rwanda and Zaire. On this side are the flowers of virgin, mountain forests; on the other are raw city sewers and teeming alleys. There is no middle ground. These days, in these parts, every step leads to the extreme. This is a place where brutal tyrants have become meek, shoeless refugees, where victimizers are transformed into victims, where black Africans turn in desperation to white Europeans for the only help there is.
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