Events in Rwanda

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In History
  • Hutu V.S. Tutsi

    Hutu V.S. Tutsi
    Hutu began killing Tutsi after a Tutsi attack on a Hutu sub-chief.
  • Tutsi attacks

    Tutsi attacks
    Tutsi attacks government forces throughout the 1960s.
  • RPF invades Rwanda

    RPF invades Rwanda
    The Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) is formed in Uganda by the Tutsi rebels. They invade Rwanda.
  • Genocide begins

    Genocide begins
    The 1993 peace agreement is destroyed after Habyarimana's plane is shot down. This event marks the beginning of the 100-day genocide.
  • RPF takes over the capital

    RPF takes over the capital
    The RPF fights against Hutu, led by General Paul Kagame. This marks the ending of the Genocide.
  • Rwanda sends a militia to Zaire

    Rwanda sends a militia to Zaire
    Rwanda sends a militia to Zaire to defeat troops helping the Hutu.
  • Deaths occur at unsanitary camps

    Deaths occur at unsanitary camps
    Tens of thousands die from disease at unsanitary camps. The Hutu and Tutsi also cause violence there.
  • Kagame is elected as president

    Kagame is elected as president
    After President Bizimungu resigns, the parliament elects Kagame as Rwanda's first Tutsi president.
  • Peace agreement is reached

    Peace agreement is reached
    A peace agreement is reached. By this time, the Congolese war resulted in the deaths of around three million people.
  • Rwanda’s new constitution

    Rwanda’s new constitution
    Rwandans vote to approve a new con.stitution proposed by the Kagame administration to ensure ethnic balance in government.
  • Kagame wins the election

    Kagame wins the election
    Kagame wins the first general presidential election since the genocide.
  • Kagame is reelected

    Kagame is reelected
    Paul Kagame is reelected as president.
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    Events in Rwanda