Rwanda Genocides

  • First Hutu Revolution

    First Hutu Revolution
    In November 1959, The revolution began with a series of riots and arson attacks on Tutsi homes following false reports of the murder of a Hutu sub-chief by Tutsi activists. During this small revolution hundreds of Tutsis were killed and hundred of thousands fled to neighboring countries as refugees. This revolution was the end of the Tutsi domination of the country.
  • RPF Invade Rwanda

    RPF Invade Rwanda
    The RPF was exiled from the country a couple yearrs before to the country of Uganda and they tried to fight their way back in. RPF's decision was taken after many years of deep contemplation and planning. Critical in this planning was the choice of the day to attack Rwanda.
  • RTLM (Radio Télévison des Milles Collines) begins broadcasting and spreading hate

    RTLM (Radio Télévison des Milles Collines) begins broadcasting and spreading hate
    The radio station played a significat role in the Rwandan Genocides. The radio station was wildly listened to by the general population and it project rasist propaganda against Tutsi people. It is widely regarded as having played a crucial role in the creation the of charged racial hostility that drove the genocide. The estimate of the study suggests that approximately 51,000 deaths were caused by the station's broadcasts.
  • Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana is killed

    Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana is killed
    A plane carrying the Rwandan President Habyarimana was shot down as it prepared to land in Kigali, Rwanda. This event ignited the Rwandan Genocide. Sources say that the plane was shot down by a Hutu extremist but was blamed on the Tutsi so the Hutu could have a "reason" to attacK the Tutsi.
  • Hutu Extremist Begin Rebellion

    Hutu Extremist Begin Rebellion
    After the plane was shot down, the Hutu militia order the followers to "Begin your work" and "Spare no one." Spreading rumors amongst the population that the RPF had killed the president, and then followed that with the command to begin killing Tutsi. The killing spread to Ruhengeri, Kibuye, Kigali, Kibungo, Gikongoro and Cyangugu provinces during 7 April, 1994.
  • Massacre at Gikondo

    Massacre at Gikondo
    The Gikondo Massacre was the mass murder of 110 Tutsis, including children that were being sheltered at the Polish Pallottine mission church in Gikondo. The Massacre was lead by the Hutu presidential guard. This Massacre was the first set of schedule killings over the 100 day course. Rwo presidential guards soldiers and two gendarmes entered the church and began checking identity cards of the people gathered in the church. The Tutsi people were gunned down, striked with machetes and clubs.
  • Massacre at the Nyarubuye Roman Catholic Church

    During the Nyarubuye Massacre estimated 1500 Tutsi were killed over a two day span at the Nyarubuye Roman Catholic Church. The victims were people who set refugee in the church. The attackers used spears, machetes, clubs, hand grenades and automatic weapons. Nuns and Priest were also victims of the Massacre.
  • The Kibuye Massacres

    The Kibuye Massacres had an estimated death toll 65.000 Tutsi. The first massacre occurred at the St. Jean Catholic Church, where thousands of Tutsis had been staying at for protection against the genocide. The second massacre happened at the Gatwaro Stadium located on the main road in Kibuye town.
  • RPF Takes Control of Presidential Palace

    RPF Takes Control of Presidential Palace
    The Rwanda Genocide ended only when the RPF took over the country. The RPF (Rwandan Patriotic Front) were a trained military group consisting of Tutsis who had been exiled a few years earlier, many of them lived in Uganda a country neighboring Rwanda. The RPF was able to enter Rwanda and slowly take over the country. Once they reached the Presidential Palace they pretty muched controlled Rwanda.
  • Rwandan Genocides Ends

    Rwandan Genocides Ends
    At the end of the genocide 800,000 Tutsi and supporters dead and 2 million people fled the country to find refugee elsewhere. At the end of the genocide hundred of thousands of corpes were laid everywhere around Rwanda and dumped in water ways. The genocide was official over when the RPF took over the country.