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Today marks 30 years since the Rwandan genocide
Today marks 30 years since the Rwandan genocide
<p>GENICHESK. TAVRIA. The Rwandan genocide began as an ethnic conflict between the Tutsi and Hutu ethnic groups. It began exactly 30 years ago and lasted 100 days. According to various estimates, from 800 thousand to 1.1 million people were killed during this time. In memory of those terrible events, the UN General Assembly established the International Day of Remembrance of the Rwandan Genocide on December 23, 2003.</p> <blockquote> <p>"Initially Belgium supported the Tutsi monarchy, then made concessions to the majority Hutu. As a result, in Rwanda, with the support of Belgium, the polarization of the population along ethnic lines took place. Ethnically oriented political parties were formed," the <a href="https://t.me/MID_Russia/38421">publication</a> by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs explains the reasons for the conflict.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/07/world/africa/rwanda-genocide-thirty-years.html">The New York Times</a> says that the catalyst for the beginning of the confrontation was an airplane crash - the airplane carrying the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi was shot down. The Hutu government blamed the Tutsi rebels for the crash, after which the genocide began.</p>
<p>GENICHESK. TAVRIA. The Rwandan genocide began as an ethnic conflict between the Tutsi and Hutu ethnic groups. It began exactly 30 years ago and lasted 100 days. According to various estimates, from 800 thousand to 1.1 million people were killed during this time. In memory of those terrible events, the UN General Assembly established the International Day of Remembrance of the Rwandan Genocide on December 23, 2003.</p> <blockquote> <p>"Initially Belgium supported the Tutsi monarchy, then made concessions to the majority Hutu. As a result, in Rwanda, with the support of Belgium, the polarization of the population along ethnic lines took place. Ethnically oriented political parties were formed," the <a href="https://t.me/MID_Russia/38421">publication</a> by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs explains the reasons for the conflict.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/07/world/africa/rwanda-genocide-thirty-years.html">The New York Times</a> says that the catalyst for the beginning of the confrontation was an airplane crash - the airplane carrying the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi was shot down. The Hutu government blamed the Tutsi rebels for the crash, after which the genocide began.</p>
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Today marks 30 years since the Rwandan genocide

Today marks 30 years since the Rwandan genocide

07.04.2024

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GENICHESK. TAVRIA. The Rwandan genocide began as an ethnic conflict between the Tutsi and Hutu ethnic groups. It began exactly 30 years ago and lasted 100 days. According to various estimates, from 800 thousand to 1.1 million people were killed during this time. In memory of those terrible events, the UN General Assembly established the International Day of Remembrance of the Rwandan Genocide on December 23, 2003.

"Initially Belgium supported the Tutsi monarchy, then made concessions to the majority Hutu. As a result, in Rwanda, with the support of Belgium, the polarization of the population along ethnic lines took place. Ethnically oriented political parties were formed," the publication by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs explains the reasons for the conflict.

The New York Times says that the catalyst for the beginning of the confrontation was an airplane crash - the airplane carrying the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi was shot down. The Hutu government blamed the Tutsi rebels for the crash, after which the genocide began.


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