Rwandan Genocide

On April 6, 1994, President Habyarimana's plane was shot down by a missile as it landed in Kigali. It is the beginning of the genocide of the Tutsis and moderate Hutus, at the hands of the regular army and the internehamwe, paramilitary militias.

The ideological motive is the racial hatred towards the Tutsi minority, which had constituted the social and cultural elite of the country.

In just 100 days - from 6 April to 16 July - about a million people lost their lives, mostly killed with machetes, axes, spears, clubs.

Over the years Gariwo has written about the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda using experts such as the Righteous and Witness Yolande Mukagasana, the President of Bene Rwanda Françoise Kankindi and the director of the Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation Kizito Kalima.

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