Juvénal Habyarimana

By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 2nd, 2014
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By Bert Ingelaere & Marijke Verpoorten April 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which hundreds of thousands of Rwandans, mostly ethnic Tutsi, were killed by the Hutu-dominated government. The Rwandan conflict cycle of the 1990s included civil war, reprisal killings ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 17th, 2014
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Rwandans have been commemorating the 20th anniversary of the mass slaughter that convulsed their nation in 1994 and left a legacy of civil strife that is only now giving way to peace and development. IDEN WETHERELL Participants in the killings now live in peace alongside each other. Headed by Preside...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 8th, 2014
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20 years ago the 1994 Rwandan genocide started. In just 100 days some 800,000 to a million people were killed. The world stood by, the international community did literally nothing. The phrase “never again” coined after the Holocaust got an empty phrase. Although, very ironically, Rwanda was on the U...
By IAfrica
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Apr 7th, 2014
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Michel Chossudovsky/ Anjan Sundaram The civil war in Rwanda was a brutal struggle for political power between the Hutu-led Habyarimana government supported by France and the Tutsi Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) backed financially and militarily by Washington. Ethnic rivalries were used deliberately in...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 5th, 2014
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On April 6, 1994, a plane carrying Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana was shot down by unidentified assailants. The next day, the killings began. Over the next three months, as the international community stood by, an estimated one million Rwandans—Tutsis and moderate Hutus—were systematically sla...
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Apr 5th, 2014
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by Rachel Strohm As the 20th anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide approaches on April 7, people who don’t usually pay much attention to African politics will be seeing two main types of commemorative stories about the country.  The first will focus on the incredible progress that Rwanda h...
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Apr 3rd, 2014
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By Omar McDoom Rwanda’s genocide, twenty years ago this month, symbolizes the zenith of ethnic violence in Africa and international indifference toward it.   How did this defining event change our world?  It is true that mass atrocity is still not a ghost of the past and international inaction in the...
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Mar 23rd, 2014
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– By Kris Berwouts In the early morning of April 7, 1994 all hell broke loose in Rwanda. A few hours earlier, President Habyarimana’s plane had been shot down and crashed in the garden of his own palace. He was returning from a regional summit in Tanzania about the implementation of the peace agreeme...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 12th, 2013
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Beginning on April 6, 1994, Hutus began slaughtering the Tutsis in the African country of Rwanda. As the brutal killings continued, the world stood idly by and just watched the slaughter. Lasting 100 days, the Rwanda genocide left approximately 800,000 Tutsis and Hutu sympathizers dead. Who Are the H...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 9th, 2013
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Why has there been no serious UN investigation into this crime? Nineteen years ago today the Falcon 50 Jet carrying two heads of state in Central Africa was shot down by a surface to air missile. Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda and Cyprian Ntaryamira of Burundi Presidents Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda ...