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06/04/1994 The Rwandan Genocide begins

The Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana returned from Tanzania, he was killed when his plane was shot down outside of the country’s capital, Kigali. This accident caused, that members of the Hutu ethnic majority in the east-central African nation of Rwanda murdered over 800,000 people, mostly of the Tutsi minority.


  • Essentials 

  • Background 

  • Prelude 

  • Genocide 

  • Rwandan Patriotic Front military campaign and victory 

  • International involvement 

  • Aftermath 

  • Survivors 

  • Media and popular culture 

  • Revisionist accounts