Archaeology and the Rwandan Genocide - media3.wood.nu.
The aftermath of the genocide followed a period of reconciliation and nation building. The United Nations Security Council embarked on an operation to protect the target group, and a subsequent move to bring harmony between the Rwandese Patriotic Front rebels, the government, and the opposition.
In-depth interview (part 2) with Philip Gourevitch who has kept going back to Rwanda for 24 years. He reflects on the meaning of commemorations and on the relentless demand for justice, even when the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda has been the most litigated in history.
In a genocide, many or all people in a group are killed because of their ethnicity, colour, religion, or political opinions.In the Rwandan genocide, members of an ethnic group called the Tutsi (abatutsi) were killed because of their ethnicity.The killers were extremist members of another ethnic group called the Hutu (abahutu).The Hutu killers also killed other Hutus whose political beliefs.
It also describes: Belton’s own encounter with the genocide as a journalist in 1994; a trip into Zaire in the same year (it would revert to its old name, Congo, three years later) to see the effects of a million Hutu refugees, many of them killers, entering the country; a return to Rwanda in 2004; and a second return in 2012-2013, during which he picks up the story with some of his main.
This book is an oral history-based study of the politics of history in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Using life history and thematic interviews, the author brings the narratives of officials, survivors, returnees, perpetrators, and others whose lives have been intimately affected by genocide into conversation with scholarly studies of the Rwandan genocide, and Rwandan history.
In spite of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in which one million people were executed, the Rwandan community rallied to form an inclusive government, promote cultural acceptance and achieve economic prosperity. As a product of colonial policy, the Rwandan government was constructed to advantage the minority (Tutsi) over the majority (Hutu) population.
In just three months, an estimated 800,000 people were massacred in the Rwandan genocide of 1994. BBC News Online examines the causes.