Rwanda's Issues

By Kayla Rasmussen, Blake Chiles, Juan Medina, Jacob Ruhl

Intro

Who we are: Humanitarian Organization

Why we are presenting: Convince the House Committee

of Foreign Affairs to help Rwanda

Problem: Human rights violations of ethnic groups in Rwanda

Basic Info

  • Location : Central Africa close to Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Capital : Kigali
  • Economy : major industries in cement, soap, and furniture
  • Language : French

Government

  • Leader : Kagame
  • Type : Presidential Republic - four main territories controlled by a "perfect"
  • Turned to totalitarian regime

Genocide Pictures

Genocide

  • Genocide on Tutsi to 1994
  • Tutsi overtook and began genocide on Hutu
  • Major issues between two ethnic groups

Should the United States Intervene?

  • United States should intervene
  • No return does not mean no help
  • Evidence shows violations of human rights

Plan

  • Slowly send in troupes
  • Start with stopping propaganda
  • Show truth behind governmental lies
  • Bring help to those run out of homes by providing food, water, and shelter

Animal Farm Comparison

  • Mr. Jones- represented Juvenal Habyarimana

  • Napoleon- Paul Kagame, leader to rule indefinitely

  • Squealer- Propaganda signs around Rwanda

  • Dogs - The Hutu militia before 1994

Citations

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Fredriksen, John C. “Habyarima, Juvénal.” World geography and Culture Online. Facts On File, Inc. Web.29 Apr. 2016.



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