Genocide in Rwanda

The mysterious death of President Habyarimana of Rwanda in April 1994 was the pretext for Hutu extremists from the late president's entourage to launch a campaign of genocide against the Tutsi, a minority that made up about 15 percent of the population. The extremists also killed Hutu willing to cooperate with Tutsi in forming a more democratic government. This report describes the systematic slaughter, the propaganda campaigns, abuses by both sides in the conflict, and the response of the international community.

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