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  • Germany colonises Rwanda

    This is an approximate date. Germany colonised Rwanda due to their strong imperialism. This contributed to the divide between the Tutsis and Hutus
  • The Belgians took control of Rwanda

    This is an approximate date. The Belgians took over control of Rwanda in 1918 and consolidated the catagories of Tutsis and Hutus people. This contributed to their spite for one another.
  • Belgians run a census

    This is an approximate date.
    Belgians run a census to officially catagorise individuals as either Tutsi, Hutu or Twa. This made it a more serious matter in Rwanda.
  • United Nation declare genocide as an international crime

    United Nation pass resolution reagarding genocide as a crime under international law.
  • Hutus rebel

    This is an approximate date.
    Hutus rebel against Tutsis and Belgians. Disputes regarded class warfare, generally because Tutsis are know to have more money and higher social class.
  • Tutsis monarchy was abolished

    The Tutsis monarchy dissolved as Hutus overthrew them
  • Rwanda gains independence

    Rwanda gains its independence, giving people great pride and freedom in their country, contributing to violence within the country.
  • Juvénal Habyarimana takes control of Rwanda

    This is an approximate date.
    Juvénal Habyarimana becomes president through non-violent means.
  • The RPF (Rwandan Patriotic Front) is established

    This is an approximate date.
    The RPF (Rwandan Patriotic Front) is established in Uganda to govern in a coalition with other parties.
  • President Juvenal Habyarimana is murdered

    Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana is murdered on a landing plane. Many believe Hutus are responsible for this.
  • The Genocide Begins

    Rwanda army and Hutu military begin mudering masses of Tutsis people, as well as those Hutus that sympathise with Tutsis.
  • The Tutsis Rwandan Patriotic Front tries to end murders

    Tutsis Rwadan Patriotic Front attempts to create peace by saving troops and stopping the killings.
  • Red Cross states that tens of thousdands have been killed

    After only four days Red Cross declares that tens of thousands of Rwadans have been killed as a result of the Genocide.
  • UN declares the killings in Rwanda as Genocide

    UN now declares that the killings may be genocide and plans to send 5,500 troops to help create peace. They cannot work out how to pay for these troops, so there is some delay
  • United Nations removes troops

    United Nations removes most of its troops from Rwandan as they are worried about the safety of their troops.
  • Refugees escape to surrounding areas

    Many Rwadans escape to other areas to avoid the violence. Some of these were Burundi and Tanzania.
  • Half a million are dead

    this is an approximate date.
    Tutsis have continued to be murdered due to no input from other countries. Red Cross reports that approximately 500,000 Rwandans have been killed.
  • RPF overthrows parts of Rwanda

    RPF continues to fight the opposers and manages to overthrow them at the airport in Kigali and some parts of north and east Rwanda.
  • Operation Turquoise begins

    The UN sends 2,500 French troops to create a safe zone in Rwanda. This plan was unsuccessful and Tutsi people continue to be killed.
  • RPF gains control of all of Kigali

    RPF gains control of Kigali and creates a new government.
  • Tutsis seek refuge in Zaire

    Tutsis travel to Zaire to find safety and peace but there is inadequete food and water supplies and people begin to go hungry and suffer.
  • The Genocide Ends

    RPF takes over Rwanda and the war ends. Pastor Bizimungu is the new president and Faustin Twagiramungu is the new prime minister.
  • UN Admits Fault

    In hindsight, the UN admits their fault in the Rwandan Genocide, having not done enough to create safety for Tutsis and prevent war.