Factors In 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 again. To begin with the population of Rwanda is made up of three ethnic groups. One percent of the population is the ethnic group of Twa (from pigmy hunters), fourteen percent are Tutsi (from Ethiopian pastoralist), and eighty five percent are Hutu (from Bantu…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

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