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    • The Genocide in Rwanda
    • Big goals
      • At the end of this presentation students will be able to…
        • Identify the long-term and short-term causes of the genocide in Rwanda
        • Analyze some of the consequences of Western colonialism on African nations
        • Evaluate the efforts that were made to halt the genocide.
        • Explain the long-term implications of the Rwandan genocide.
    • Key Terms
      • Hutu and Tutsi
      • Arushu Accords
      • UNAMIR
      • General Roméo Dallaire
      • Rwanda Patriot Front
      • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
    • The Impact of the Past (1885-1964)
      • Belgian colonial policies
        • Identification of Hutu and Tutsi tribes
        • Empowerment of Tutsi minority as ruling class
        • Systemic oppression of Hutu majority
        • Lasted until 1964 when Rwanda was turned over to national rule
      • Result: Hutus assumed power and began system oppression of Tutsi minority
    • Civil war and the onset of genocide (1990-1993)
      • President Habyarimana loses popularity
      • Rwandan Patriotic Front founded by Paul Kigame (1985)
      • RPF invades Rwanda from Uganda and ignites ethnic tensions and fears
      • Period of increased violence and aggression against Tutsis
      • Civil war ensues
    • The Genocide (100 days)
      • Arusha Accords
      • Assassination of Habyarimana
      • Interahamwe militia (Hutu)
      • Attack on Belgian UN soldiers
      • Results: 800,000 dead
    • Responses
      • RPF renews offensive to halt genocide
      • Downsizing of UNMIR
      • United States-PDD 25
      • French intervention
    • Results
      • RPF takes Kigali
      • 2 million displaced
      • International Criminal Court for Rwanda
      • Reconciliation
    • Implications
      • Reconsidering human rights in post Cold-War era
      • International response to gross violations of human rights
      • Who’s at fault?
      • Darfur?