The 1994 Rwanda Genocide
The 1994 Rwanda Genocide : First of all Rwanda is known as the landlocked country that is located in the East- Central Africa known as the second Africa’s Netherlands due to the endless spotting of the spectacular mountains, serene environment, breathtaking and beauty of various hills and among others that makes the country to be known as the land of the thousand hills. Rwanda borders with the number of countries including Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo. Rwanda has got the three tribes namely the Tutsi, Hutu and Twa.
Main causes of the 1994 Rwanda genocide.
Rwanda genocide took place in Rwanda during the year in 1994 when Rwandan president was killed on the plane by the unknown missile. His Excellency/King Juvenal Habyarimana died and that’s where the presidential guard from nowhere started killing the Hutus and the Tutsi in the neighboring communities after when the presidents death like an hour.
Among the main reason for killing of the president was being the president was Hutu and in that condition there was much of the segregation in the government of that time after the period when Rwanda gained her independence as the Hutu people did not want any Tutsi to work in that government. As this led into too much segregation and assassination of the president and this led to the killing of the Tutsi people where the Hutu were killing them as the way of seeking revenge, as they were identified by their national identity cards that could easily tell their tribe.
The Hutu and the Tutsi hatred was the main cause of the Rwanda genocide in 1994 this was the main cause as to why the genocide took place in Rwanda. Though there are other some causes, that is the Rwandese patriotic front started up a civil war that took the country into the huge confusion during when the presidential guards killed people, this led into the massive number of the refuges that fled into the country when the president was killed. Hutu people were forced to carry out killings to the Tutsi in the face of Rwanda by excessive murders. Again before the president was killed the Hutu Rwandan army fought the Ugandan Tutsi basing on the rebels that took place between 1990 to 1993.
Also another cause of the Rwandese genocide is that Belgian colonial rule that refused political power and education of the Hutu, as the Tutsi were labelled to superior of the Hutu people by colonialists. German and Belgian colonialists used Tutsi monarchs to control Rwanda. As there were political movement led by the Hutu against the Tutsi during the period of 1959 which led to the killings and decline of King Kigri V, as this caused to the exile of various Tutsis in the nearby countries, then the land was splitted by King Charles to the two groups where the Tutsi got the least.
During 1960’s the Hutu government has created to attack the Tutsi, that is more than 9000 Tutsi civilians were attacked during 1963, that when the Juvenal’s regime refused refugees to return to the country as they said that the country was so full and there was no present space available for them. Which caused more discrimination infact even the man in Rwandan army could not marry any Tutsi woman. The genocide started from Kigali as the search of Tusti was started by the opposition side, like blocking the roads as the Tutsi were highly attacked all over in the corners of the country.
This was spread in the entire county as the social Medias including the radios, televisions and announced as the killers were the Hutu. And they say that one of the causes of the hatred that happened to the killings between the Hutu and Tutsi. That is Tutsis king Mwami whom the Tutsi believed to be semi divine and has large herds of cattle and big land as they could pay him the taxes that were both paid by Hutu and Tutsi. This drove Rwanda into the very dark history. But at the moment Rwanda is such an organized destination known as a beautiful land of the thousand hills that are everywhere in the country hence making it has the best Rwandan safari destination to be explored by the tourists, as well the tourists do explore the destination to visit the dark spots of the Rwanda Genocide where they happen to learn more, and other diverse wildlife to discover the African’s richness.
Travel with lakeside tours and travel limited to explore Rwanda Tours where you will encounter and get to know all the attractions in the country like the wildlife including the gorillas, chimpanzees, Big five mammals, Kigali genocide memorial museum and among many more