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  • • Definition: –the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group.
  • • Rwanda is located in central/eastern Africa. • It is made up of 3 different ethnic groups: – 84% Hutu – 15% Tutsi – 1% Twa
  • • Who? –Tutsi and moderate Hutu. –Perpetrated by Hutu majority. • When? –April 7 to July 15 in 1994. View slide
  • • Traced back to colonial period of early 20th century. • European colonists felt the Tutsi were racially superior to the Hutu. • This led the minority Tutsi population controlling the country. View slide
  • • As the 20th century progressed, the Hutus began seeking more freedom and power. • This was due to their overwhelming majority in the country.
  • • On April 6, 1994, the airplane carrying the Rwandan President and the Hutu president of Burundi was shot down killing everyone on board. Hutu extremists are believed to responsible for shooting the plane down.
  • • April 7, 1994 - the Hutu militia go house to house killing Tutsi and moderate Hutu. • 1000s die on first day. • By mid-July, an estimated 800,000 Rwandans are killed.
  • The following pictures were taken from inside memorials to the Rwandan Genocide…