- Rwanda Since the 1994 Genocide
Rwanda Since the 1994 Genocide


What I Know About Rwanda

By louis on January 22, 2013

My knowledge of Rwanda is limited to what I have seen in the media.
1. I am aware that there are three ethnic groups, the Hutu, Tutsi and Twa. I know that the genocide in 1994 involved the Hutu and Tutsi. The genocide lasted 100 days but many lives were lost.
2. The government had an active hand in the genocide, they attempted to control the media so that certain images would not be released. The United Nations eventually stepped in during the genocide to assist Rwandans.
3. Paul Kagame is the current president, he was viewed as a political leader before being elected president. He was previously the Vice-president and minster of defense during the genocide.

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