Rwandan Genocide Essay

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On April 6, 1994, Rwanda President Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundi President Cyprien Ntaryamira were killed when their plane was shot down by a missile believed to have been launched by the Hutu military rulers. The killings of the Tutsi by the Hutu began half an hour later.Within 24 hours of Habyarimana's jet being shot down, roadblocks began to appear around Kigali, Rwanda's capital. The Tutsis were separated from the Hutus and were beaten to death with machetes, or knives. Thousands were killed on the first day, and more than 800,000 were slaughtered over a period of three months. On April 8, 1994, the RPF (Rwandan Patriotic Front), which was made up of about 14,000 Tutsi refugees, ...view middle of the document...

Among the dead were three fourths of Rwanda's total Tutsi population.UN officials are accused of constantly refusing troop requests by the commanding officer of the UN peacekeeping force in Rwanda. Belgium withdrew its troops following the deaths of 10 Belgian peacekeepers on the first day of the genocide. France, a close ally of the Hutu government in Rwanda, has been accused of sending them military support both before and during the genocide. Although France did send 2,500 soldiers to Rwanda before withdrawing, which estimated saving 15,000 to 17,000 lives, the UN forces were unable to save twice as many lives before withdrawing their troops as well.Alison Des Forges, a scholar on Rwanda, stated that "The Americans were interested in saving money, the Belgians were interested in saving face, and the French were interested in saving their ally, the genocidal government."In July of 1994, the Rwandan Patriotic Front captured the capital city, Kigali. The government collapsed and a ceasefire was declared. Around two million Hutus fled the country to the Congo (then called Zaire) when it was evident that the RPF was victorious. At this time Rwanda was in complete economic and social crisis. The economy collapsed while most of the local and central government institutions were destroyed. Many casualties of the genocide were educated and skilled...

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