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Week Two Background Information for Ghost of Rwanda
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Genocide in Rwanda Rwanda consists of two ethnic groups the Hutu (85 percent of the population) and Tutsi (10 percent). Rwanda is a Belgium colony. During colonialism, Belgium used the Tutsi to rule over the majority Hutus (1916-1962). This created animosity between the ethnic groups that led to three periods of genocide in which the Hutu killed the Tutsi (1963, 1973 and 1994). In 1994, some 800,000 Rwandans
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Unformatted text preview: mainly Tutsis, were murdered in a 100-day period following the killing of the Hutu president of Rwanda. The 1994 genocide originated with a powerful but very small group of political and military elites seeking to stave off what they perceived as the disastrous consequences of a power sharing agreement with the Tutsi minority. The international community selected to frame the genocide as a civil war, which enabled the community to avoid involvement....
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This note was uploaded on 07/19/2011 for the course POLIT 1550 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Youngstown State University.

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