Degree earner overcame jail, torture

African writer, refugee who faced genocide will soon receive diploma

el_memeyi_murangwa.jpgAs he stood in an underground dungeon filled with stagnant water, the tall, thin, French-speaking captive wondered if he would ever again see daylight.

It was 1998, and El Memeyi Murangwa was being tortured for writing a newspaper article about the genocide of the Tutsi people spilling from Rwanda into the Congo, his native country. His article asked those in power to halt the massacre of innocent people. 

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