Causes Of The Rwandan Genocide

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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. Although the Hutus and Tutsis have yet to live in complete harmony, the people of Rwanda are using this time period as a backbone to change the country’s future.

The Rwandan Genocide It is extremely difficult for a small country to become recognized worldwide, but for Rwanda, an East African country about the size of Maryland, it took a three month genocide. Between the months of April and June of 1962, over eight hundred thousand Rwandans were killed. Neighbors turned against each other and women were captured and sold as sex slaves. A majority of those dead were Tutsis and a majority of those who instigated the violence were Hutus, the two major ethnic groups in Rwanda. The Rwandan Genocide occurred as a result of years of conflict between the Hutu and Tutsi peoples, ended after
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