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    Before the genocide of rwanda,the country was considered the tropical switzerland. Most of the Rwandan population belong to the Hutu ethnic group, they were traditionally crop-growers. For many centuries Rwanda attracted Tutsis, they were traditionally herdsmen from northern Africa. The Hutu and Tutsis also shared their language,culture, and nationality. There have been many intermarriages between the two. Because of their agricultural roles, Tutsis tended to be landowners and Hutus the people who

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    Survivor from a Hutu Death Camp - Rwanda, 1994: In 1994 there was a Rwandan genocide it all started from the assassination of Habyarimana which as a result ended the peace accords with Rwandan Civil war. There was an estimation between 500,000-1,000,000 killing just in 100 days! The Hutu tortured, incarcerated, starved to death, abused, and sadly many women were raped which led to HIV of the Tutsi Tribe. According to James Nachtwey, this man was a Hutu. Even though he was a Hutu he was tortured

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    Ethnic Groups In Rwanda

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    In April to July of 1994, a populous ethnic group called the Hutu slaughtered at least 800,000 people in Rwanda, Africa. Rwanda was split into three ethnic groups: The Twa, the Hutu, and the Tutsi. Majority of the people of Rwanda were Hutu, and the minority were the Tutsi. Although the Tutsi were the minority, the overall rule of the Kingdom of Rwanda were Tutsi. When Belgium received control over Rwanda, they invented an identification system to the people. The people of Rwanda were each required

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    The Hutu-Tutsi dichotomy has long been (and still remains) a major source of instability in the Great Lakes Region. More specifically, in Rwanda memories of the 1994 genocide are still visible in contemporary politics. Building on this, this paper explores the role played by ethnicity during the Rwandan genocide. Addressing this question matters if we are to understand how the current Tutsi-led regime of Paul Kagame (in power since the end of the genocide) plays upon the notion of ‘ethnic reconciliation’

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    population” term? In Rwanda, all ethnic groups have been marginalized in one or another way. For example, Hutu claimed that they have been marginalized by Tutsi for many years during the Tutsi Kingdom . By definition of the Rwandan government of “historically marginalized people”, Hutu may need emancipation. On the other hand, Tutsi claim that they have been marginalized by Hutu from 1962 during the Hutu Republics until 1994 when the country was liberated by Kagame . Thus, they also need emancipation! So

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    On the 6th of April 1994, Juvenal Habyarimana, the Hutu president who was on board his private jet, was assassinated when the jet was shot down near Kigali international Airport.1 The cause of the incident: Hutus blaming the Tutsis for killing the Hutu president, but it’s believed to be the presidents own supporters to orchestrate the attack. On April 7th, 1994, Rwanda started to report the first signs of genocide where the Hutus used radios to send out messages towards the Rwandan community.2 “Cockroaches”

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    Bloodbath In Nigeria

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    incredible incident happened in Rwanda; the plane flying both the Rwandan President, Juvénal Habyarimana, who was from the majority Hutu and his Hutu president of Burundi, Cyprien Ntaryamira was shot down as it prepared to land in Kigali, the two presidents died as well as every other person on the plane. Responsibility for the attack was disputed, with both the RPF and Hutu extremists being blamed. This assassination set off a violent reaction, resulting in the Hutus ' conducting mass killings of Tutsis

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    reports of the 7.7 million people, 90% were Hutu, 9% were Tutsi, and 1% were Twa (Longman, 2009). This is important to note, as the largest conflict was between the Hutu and the Tutsi. Most scholars

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    weren 't the only race to have suffered the Hutus fury, the Hutus also managed to kill 30% of the Pygmy Batwa. Today, the Rwandan Genocide can be categorized according to the UN Definition of Genocide, because the Hutu majority government killed

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    1994 Rwanda Genocide

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    decided punishment, as being “killers”. Thus, from a justice point of view, the reconciliation efforts are unsuccessful. This feeling of betrayal by the justice system also fosters a sense of paranoia in the Tutsi community as they will not know if the Hutu community will strike again. This ultimately affects the peace and healing process in Rwanda as victims cannot forget the crimes committed against

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    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

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    Rwandan Genocide Mistakes

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    conflict between the Tutsi and Hutu was in the first place, and finally, the war in itself. We may think that history doesn’t repeat itself but judging from the amount of Genocide’s that have happened in our time, it is clear that we have not learned from our mistakes. The Hutu, also known as the Bahutu, is one of the two tribes involved in the Rwandan Genocide. They

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    Rwanda Genocide Causes

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    The Rwandan Genocide is understood to be one of the biggest genocides of the 90s. The genocide was essentially the methodical eradication and murder of Rwanda’s Tutsi minority by its Hutu majority in 1994. Approximately up to one million civilians were systematically slaughtered, tortured, rape, and displaced (Uvin, 2001:75). For the purpose of this essay, genocide is defined as the “intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethical, racial or religious group” (Genocide Convention,). First

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    Genocide In Rwanda

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    a delineation between the Hutu and Tutsi. The Tutsi, were speculated descendants of higher-quality ancestries, including the ancient Egyptians and southern Ethiopians, along with roots from as far as Tibet. The Tutsi people’s origins have also been strangely credited to having roots that would trace back to the legendary lost city of Atlantis and even the Bible’s Garden of Eden (“Genocide in Rwanda” 237-258). Up until the 1950s, the Tutsi were considered higher than Hutu, but due to the fear of Tutsi

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    genocide. D. Habyarimana’s E.The Hutus had killed over 800,000 people during this time almost all of them were Tutsis VI. Body Paragraph#4: Who was killing? Just rebels? Everyone? A. Everyone had been participating in killing Tutsis if they were Hutu B. Military roadblocks were set up and they killed all of the Tutsis that tried to go

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    Imperialism In Rwanda

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    Years of conflict between two of Rwanda’s main ethnic groups, the Hutus and the Tutsis, resulted in The Rwandan Genocide, claiming 800,000 lives. This conflict stemmed from Rwanda’s early colonial and postcolonial history. Two ethnic groups dominated Rwanda, a Belgian colony until 1962. The upper class herdsman and landowners, the Tutsis, were chosen by the Belgians to serve as an intermediary between the government and the people. As a result, the Tutsis became a privileged group, with education

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    In 1962 when Rwanda gained independence (A), the Hutu organised a revolution to overthrow the Tutsi government. When the Hutu government, under President Gregoire Kayibanda , took over, they favoured the Hutu. In 1994 when Juvenal Habyarimana, the ruling Hutu president was killed, the Hutu believed it was the Tutsi, who were trying to get revenge (H). This sparked of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. The Rwandan Genocide took place between 7th April and 15th July in 1994. It was caused by the ongoing

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    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. A genocide is the killing of a large group of people mostly ethnic groups. This conflict was between two ethnic groups, the Tutsi and Hutu. The cause of the conflicts was political, social and economical. In

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    Post Conflict Reconstruction in Rwanda In the case of Rwanda, it began with the signing of the Arusha agreement in 1994 which did not mark the end of the conflict in Rwanda. The State still continued to face stagnating conflicts within and outside its own boarders. The conflict spread to Rwanda’s neighboring States and immediate action needed to be taken. The post crisis period left Rwanda with a lot to deal especially after the following results of the Genocide attack; 12% of the entire population

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    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

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