Their plane was blown up over Kigali. Nobody knows who blew up the plane. There are different beliefs. Some say it was his own followers, because he signed a peace treaty with the RPF. Others say it was the Tutsi, but the day after various murders took place.
Abstract The Rwandan Genocide consisted of the slaughter of over eight hundred thousand African people from April of 1994 until June of the same year. Conflicts, primarily economic and cultural differences, between the Hutu and Tutsi peoples forced the country into genocide. An entire country was separated by ethnicity as neighbors, friends, and family turned against each other. After the capital of Kigali was captured, the government collapsed and the genocide finally came to an end. Since then President Paul Kagame continues to run the country with a strong authoritative hand, but victims and perpetrators are working and living peacefully and the economy is seeing rapid growth.
Rwanda has a history of deep rooted conflict which originates back to when it was once a colony of Germany. Once it became a colony of Belgium after world war one this conflict also came with it, The conflict that exists is thus of two ethnic tribal groups the; Hutus and the Tutsis and their strong hatred of one another. Rwandans myths seems to indicate that Hutu and Tutsi identities did exist before the colonization but the hatred of two predominate ethnic tribal groups of one another only came into existence after colonization. This conflict between them has nothing to with religion, race or language it is to do with territory and the ownership of Rwanda. It is because of the colonies exploitation and classification of the Rwandan people into“an ethnic group” that the conflict seemed to come to a head.
During this time period known as The Age of Imperialism, many European states established extensive empires throughout Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Because of the economic needs that were promoted as a result of the Industrial Revolution, these Europeans states pursued these countries through the act of imperialism. Although Britain controlled Nigeria and India using the same style of government control, they differed when it came to the ethnic group interactions and the trade success in other countries. First, The way Britain controlled Nigeria and India related through the indirect control the British had on each country during this time. Although the Nigerians were seen to rebel against foreign intervention, the British quickly defeated
Introduction On October 1st 1960 , British rule over Nigeria as a colony ended, as well as most of its official structure. Nigerian leaders were left with the task of taking up the leadership of the Nigerian people from the British with a promise of democratic rule; however within fifteen years after independence various institutions experienced great changes bringing great instability and uncertainty to the newly founded government. Northern and Southern regions of Nigeria both felt the impacts in education, politics, religion and ethnically. This causes one to wonder what the British Imperialistic government did differently, and why the difference between the Southern and Northern region became so evident in the fifteen years after independence. This essay will evaluate the question `why did the differences between Northern and Southern Nigeria become so evident in the fifteen years following independence from British rule?´.
Poverty has become a serious problem in most developing countries across the globe because of numerous factors such as natural disasters, poor leadership, war and ethnic strive. The Federal poverty chart revels that almost sixty percent of Nigeria’s population of more than one hundred and fifty million individuals are drastically poor (Osedar, 2006). According to (Nkwede, 2006) most poor people settle mainly in rural areas, which parenthetically is the basic reason for the rural-urban migration in Nigeria. Indubitably, as the youths from the rural areas move to the urban area in search of white collar jobs this has many ramifications on the administration and development of a cosmopolitan government. Such consequences for the rural-urban migration are over population of public space and an increased level of corruption.
The Rwandan Genocide took place between 7th April and 15th July in 1994. It was caused by the ongoing conflict between two ethnic groups of Rwanda, The Hutus and The Tutsis (E). It is well documented that between five-hundred thousand and one million Rwandan Tutsis along with thousands of Hutus, were murdered during this period. It was mainly the
In 1967, the attempt of Biafra (Southeastern Brazil), separate yourself from the rest of Nigeria was received with violence and a civil war that lasted three years. Somewhere between one and two million people lost their lives, many were homeless, while others were left to die of hunger after the rest of the country, cutting the supply of food for the southeast region of Nigeria (Smith, 2005). During this period, many employees educated and intellectuals who dared to challenge the government fled the country for fear of persecution. "Today, it is estimated that the United States is home to approximately 10,000 "Exiled Nigerian Academics' " (Tettey, 2003:4). The discovery of oil in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria in 1950 ushered in a new era of greater political instability.
This rivalry climaxed on April 6th when the Hutu president, Juvenal Habyarimana died in a plane crash, and the Hutus blamed the Tutsi Rebel Group (the RPF) for his death. Since Belgium held control of Rwanda, identification cards had been made, that classified each individual as either a Hutu or Tutsi,
B. The two presidents Cyprien Ntaryamira and Juvénal Habyarimana were both Hutus C. The plane has been said to be shot down by the Tutsis D. The United Nations had said this is the starting of “Acts of genocide” E. After the plane was shot down both Tutsis and Hutus almost immediately started fighting IV. Body paragraph#3: Violence, Fighting A . The fighting started in the Kigali the capital of Rwanda then spread to the rest of Rwanda. B.