Genocide in rwanda

  • UN peacekeepers sent to 23 countries.

    UN peacekeepers sent to 23 countries.
    october 1992 The united peacekeeping force was established and 2,500 soldiers from 23 countries were deployed. A month before it was recommended to send the UN peacekeepers because things were starting to get stirred between the hutus and tutsis. Also because of a matter of urgency. They thought that by bringing in the UN peacekeeping force that they could scare any people who try to revolt or murder someone.
  • Rwhanda presidents were killed

    Rwhanda presidents were killed
    In april 6 1994 president habyarimana and burundian president cyprien ntaryamira were killed when their plane was shot down before they were about to land at kigali airport. The president of rwanda signed a peace treaty for the hutus and tutsis. After he signed the treaty he was killed. The tutsis were blamed for it. after people found out about the presidents deaths, fear came across many of peoples faces.
  • Rwandan armed forces killing begins

    Rwandan armed forces killing begins
    The Rwandan armed forces and the interahamwe set up roadblocks and went from house to house killing Tutsis and moderate Hutu politicians. UN forces standed by while all the killing was going on, The UN forces were forbidden to intervene or do anything to try to protect the people. They were forbidden to shoot there guns at people, they were only aloud to try to scare people with there wepons.
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  • letter sent for help

    letter sent for help
    Surviver videoSeven Adventist Tutsi Pastors who have been hiding in a church with many hundreds of tutsis sent a letter to the leader of the Seventh Adventist Church of Western Rwanda. He asked him for protection and assistence. His response was telling them to prepare for there death. He said ‘We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families. No help was sent to them.
  • U.N cuts their forces

    U.N cuts their forces
    The U.N. cut its forces from 2,500 soldiers to 250 because of the murder of ten Belgian soldiers that were assigned to guard the Hutu prime minister, Agathe Uwiliyingimana. The prime minister was killed and the Belgians were disarmed, tortured, shot, and hacked to death. They had been told not to resist violently by the U.N. force commander, as that would have breached their mandate.
  • Un agrees to send 6,800 troops to Rwanda

    The UN finally agreed to send 6,800 troops to Rwanda so they could defend civilians. The United States forbid there spokespersons to use the word “genocide.” The Deployment of the main African UN forces was delayed as the United States argued with the UN over the cost of providing the heavily armored vehicles that was promised.
  • agreement

    Six weeks into the genocide, the U.N. and U.S. finally agreed to a version of Gen. About 5,000 African U.N. forces will be sent in and the U.N. requested that the U.S. provide 50 armored personnel carriers.
    Bureaucratic paralysis continued. Few African countries offerd troops for the mission and the Pentagon and U.N. argued for two weeks over who will pay the costs of the APCs and who will pay for transporting them.
    It took a full month before the U.S. begins sending the APC's.
  • bill clinton gives a speech

    bill clinton gives a speech
    Seven weeks into the genocide, President Clinton gave a speech that said" his policy that humanitarian action anywhere in the world would have to be in America's national interest. he also said
    Whether we get involved in any of the world's ethnic conflicts in the end must depend on the cumulative weight of the American interests.
  • deployment

    Eleven weeks into the genocide, with still no sign of a U.N. deployment to Rwanda, the U.N. Security Council authorized France to intervene in southwest Rwanda.
    French forces created a safe area in territory controlled by the Rwanda Hutu government. But killings of Tutsis continue in the safe area.
  • RPF captured kigali

    RPF captured kigali
    The RPF captured Kigali. The Hutu government fled to Zaire, followed by a tide of refugees. The French end their mission and were replaced by Ethiopian U.N. troops. The RPF set up an interim government of national unity in Kigali. Different U.N. agencies had reports that RPF troops have carried out a series of killings in Rwanda. Several hundred civilians were said to have been killed.