The Rwanda Genocide Genocide, the mass murder of a specific group of people. Rwanda, a small country about the size of Maryland, USA, located near the equator, it shares borders with Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic Of The Congo. In April to July of 1994, Rwanda went through genocide. The killings of five hundred thousand to estimated about one million Tutsi had lasted for one hundred days. The capital of Rwanda is Kigali, Rwanda, currency is the rwandan franc, and life expectancy is forty years old.The method of human communication in Rwanda is Kinyarwanda, French, English, Kiswahili.
As weeks passed anyone questionable of having association with the Tutsis were executed. Then eventually flourished to where the Hutus would be the solitary group for Rwanda. Rwanda is composed of three main ethnic groups: Hutu, Tutsi and Twa. Nearly 85% of the population identified as Hutu, making it the majority group in Rwanda. Tutsi comprised 14% of the population and Twa made up
The legacy of colonization in the African country of Congo has been incredibly devastating. Both the people and the economy were dealt a low blow by King Leopold of Belgium’s invidious, violent regime from 1885-1908. Leopold’s soldiers committed acts so barbaric towards the Congolese that Europeans did not believe the reports of it at first. Following his rule, the actual Belgian government reluctantly took over the Congo. Congo finally gained independence in the early 1960s.
On October 24, 1945, the United Nations was created to prevent any wars from occurring again after the World Wars. The countries signed a contract to maintain peace and start the “peacekeeper” system. This made the world a safer place until the Rwanda Genocide. During the time of the genocide, the UN almost ignored the situation completely. The UN sent in their Peacekeepers to ensure the safety of American citizens who are in Rwanda and bring them to a sanctuary.
For example, the Rwanda genocide in the late 1990s thousands of thousands of individuals from the Hutu tribe fled to the DRC bringing the language of Rwanda-Rundi; as a result of the genocide Rwanda-Rundi is “the 5th most common language in the [DRC]” (“Where on earth do they”, n.d.). And since culture is learned and serves a variety of functions the language has prospered as the result of interethnic relationships and intercultural cooperation “culture is shared, transmitted from generation to generation…” (Samovar, et al., 2015). Parents teach their children the languages they speak and then the children teach the languages they were taught and as a result Rwanda-Rundi has been passed down from generation to generation to now being one of the most common languages in the DRC. History Africa “is the birthplace of mankind” (“Congo, Republic”, n.d,) and some of the oldest traditions originated from Africa like the use of make-up and stone tools. Africa was impacted by the slave
Over the years, there clearly was a build-up of misunderstandings, the extent of which may never be completely unravelled, but they culminated into a genocide (A). Notable, however, is the fact that when Rwanda was colonised by the Belgians in 1916, the colonisers created a greater divide between the two ethnic groups through their introduction of classism and favouritism of the Tutsis above the Hutu’s, which escalated ethnic tensions. Through a review of various literature sources, this paper endeavoured to explore the situation in Rwanda prior to colonialism followed by the change or impact colonialism brought to Rwanda and then it also discussed the extent to which Belgium colonialism may have contributed to the Rwandan
Following Sudan’s independence from Britain in 1956, Sudan has been the site of prolong civil war. In February of 2003, a brutal murder and mass displacement of many civilians occurred in a region quite large in Sudan, known as Darfur. Darfur, about the size of France, is the home to almost 7.5 million Africans and Arab nomadic herders. The people that inhabit the area are predominantly poor and on a very low income. The genocide in Darfur is currently standing as the first genocide to occur in the 21st century.
Rwanda gained its independence from Belgium on 1st July 1962. Prior to its this colonisation, there were two ethnicities living in Rwanda, ‘the Hutus’ and ‘the Tutsis’. The Hutus were mainly farmers made up most of the population, the Tutsis made up between 15-18% and were mainly involved with cattle rearing. During the period of European colonisation, Belgium took over Rwanda and, on doing so, succeeded in creating a massive divide among these people. The Belgians introduced a European class system of hierarchy to Rwanda – the Tutsis who were already “prominently in the royalty” (however still peasants) were favored by the Belgians (History of the Genocide in Rwanda).
The Trail of Tears was part of the Indian-removal process. The federal government drove out fifteen thousand Creeks from their land with promises of money and concessions. All across America, nearly a quarter of a million Native Americans, who eventually were stripped of their land by immigrants from Europe, lived happily in the Americas. In the early 1830’s, America was prosperous with natives. By the late 1830’s; however, barely any natives remained in the southeast of the United States.
In 1994 in Rwanda, approximately 800,000 men, women, and children were brutally massacred within 100 days. It is estimated that in four months, 1.75 million people, or a quarter of the country 's pre-war population, had either died or fled the country. In Rwanda, they were three ethnic groups formed by the Germans, the Hutu, the Tutsi, and the Twa. The Hutu made up 84 percent of the population, the Tutsi 14 percent, and the Twa only occupied 1 percent. My ethnic conflict is about the Rwanda Genocide that happened in April 1994 in Rwanda.
These Natives travelled on foot to their new lands, on what was later called the “Trail of Tears”. Thousands of them did not survive. By 1840, thousands of Native Americans had been driven from their lands in the southeastern states. These actions by the US government gave white settlers many thousands of acres of desirable