Cause Of Rwanda Genocide

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THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE. Genocides which refers to the deliberate killing of a large group of people, on the basis of their ethnic group, is one of the evil practice that have been taking place in some parts of the world. In 1994, Rwanda which is a small country located in the central region of Africa, experienced genocide which killed about one million of people, others were left injured whereas others were forced to be refugees. There are many factors that contributed to genocide, and these includes ethnical or tribal hatred, failure of the ruling government and the inequality treatment of the Hutus and Tutsis. Thus, in this essay I will outline how these factors led to genocide and what efforts were made to bring about peace…show more content…
The colonial minister in Rwanda in 1925 is quoted as saying; “The Mutusi of good race has nothing of the Negro, apart from his color. He is very tall, 1.8 m at least, at least 1.9 m or more. He is very thin, a characteristic which tends to be even more noticeable as he gets older. His features are very fine: high brow, thin nose and fine lips framing beautiful shining teeth. Batutsi women are usually lighter skinned than their husbands, very slender and pretty in their youth, although they tend to thicken with age…Gifted with vicious intelligence, the Tutsi displays a refinement of feelings which is rare among primitive people. He is a natural born leader, capable of extreme self control and calculated goodwill” (p.4). This shows the extent to how the Tutsi were liked by the colonies. Thus, were given access to different opportunities like education and employment compared to…show more content…
The Rwandan people need to go for the unit than division. The Rwanda government should do all means to unite its people, by bridging the gap between the victim and the perpetrator of genocide. By making them feel that , despite their ethnic group they share oneness for being Rwanda people; thus, need to work together to bring peace and develop their country . What happened in the past or during genocide should be used a tool to bring change and reconcile; not a tool to cause another disastrous conflict. As argued by Bloomfield the “victims are encouraged to trust themselves and each other. In that it entails belief that “humanity is present in every man and woman: an acknowledgement of the humanity of others is the basis of mutual trust and opens the door for the gradual arrival of a sustainable culture of non-violence” (Bloomfield Chapter 2 p. 20). Through this the Rwanda people more especial those who were violated, injured and those who lost their people in genocide can have the “capacity to distinguish degrees of guilt among the perpetrators- to disaggregate individual and community” (p.20).This will enable them to stop thinking that all people from the group that was killing others; are all bad or
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