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The Genocide In Rwanda
The Genocide In Rwanda
The Genocide In Rwanda
The Genocide In Rwanda
The Genocide In Rwanda
The Genocide In Rwanda
The Genocide In Rwanda
The Genocide In Rwanda
The Genocide In Rwanda
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The Genocide In Rwanda

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  • 1. The Genocide in Rwanda
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Key Terms
    • Hutu and Tutsi
    • Arushu Accords
    • UNAMIR
    • General Roméo Dallaire
    • Rwanda Patriot Front
    • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. The Genocide (100 days)
    • Arusha Accords
    • Assassination of Habyarimana
    • Interahamwe militia (Hutu)
    • Attack on Belgian UN soldiers
    • Results: 800,000 dead
  • 7. Responses
    • RPF renews offensive to halt genocide
    • Downsizing of UNMIR
    • United States-PDD 25
    • French intervention
  • 8. Results
    • RPF takes Kigali
    • 2 million displaced
    • International Criminal Court for Rwanda
    • Reconciliation
  • 9. Implications
    • Reconsidering human rights in post Cold-War era
    • International response to gross violations of human rights
    • Who’s at fault?
    • Darfur?

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