They had been unsettled issues between the Hutus and the Tutsis for several decades preceding the Rwandan genocide.
Over the generations had become shorter, stronger, and darker.
Indeed, the Hutu and Tutsi were not always opposing tribes.
Before colonization, there was only one ethnic group, the people of the Banyarwanda, sharing the same language, same religion, territory and the same customs.
President Habyarimana used the RPF invasion to rebuild the Rwandan army.
He used resourceful strategy in order to reunite the Hutus against the Tutsis.In the 1950’s, the UN (United Nations), pressured the Belgians into ending their reign in Rwanda.The Belgians placed the Hutus into secondary schools and named several into political position in an effort to establish a balance in power.You can view samples of our professional work here.Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of UK Essays.Eventually, the RPF was driven back and 13 thousand people were imprisoned. In the book, A People Betrayed: The Role of the West in Rwanda’s Genocide by Linda Melvern, she states that in 1992 the Belgian ambassador to Rwanda, Johan Swinner reported to the Belgian government that a group of Hutu powers are “planning the extermination of the Tutsi of Rwanda to resolve once and for all, in their own way, the ethnic problem and to crush the internal Hutu opposition”. This was a significant warning from the ambassador; however the Belgian government decided to ignore it.Another significant warning was established by the International Federation of Human Rights.Rwanda was once known as the Switzerland of Africa.After the country was devastated by the genocide this nickname no longer applied.According to the dictionary the word “Genocide” (n.) means “The systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group.” Over the course of the 100 days between April and July of 1994, 800 thousand Tutsi men, women, children, and Hutu moderates were ruthlessly and systematically killed by Hutu extremists.Hutus killed brutally decimating the Tutsi population of the country.