Annie Ruth and Brooke Davidson
Cause of the Conflict
The President Juvénal Habyarimana of Rwanda was returning from a summit in Tanzania when a surface-to-air missile shot his plane out of the sky over Rwanda's capital city of Kigali. All on board were killed in the crash. Within 24 hours after the crash, Hutu extremists had taken over the government, blamed the Tutsis for the assassination, and begun the slaughter.
- The population was DRASTICALLY cut (killed about 70% of Rwandan population)
- Hatred of tribes against each other, especially the Hutu and the Tutsi
- A Civil War sparked, caused by the group Rwandese Patriotic Front that was created during the genocide
- New Presidetn was elected and the years of dictatorship were at an end
Lasting 100 days, the Rwanda genocide left approximately 800,000 Tutsis and Hutu sympathizers dead.
There relationships with other countries also was damaged because as the brutal killings continued, the world stood idly by and just watched the slaughter.