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When: April 6, 1994 – July 15, 1994Who: Hutu-led government and Hutu extremists
Theoneste Bagosora(1941-present)Chief of Staff, Ministry of DefenseEstablished Interahamwe Militia
Interahamwe Militia(1990-present)Hutu Militia Extremists
Popular Hutu-led Radio StationSlide3
Dead: 800,000 dead in 100 days (8,000 per day)Causes: Machete, and to a lesser extent, firearmsTargets: Tutsi Minority Ethnic People, Moderate HutusRefugees: 550,000 refugees and 350,000 internally displaced peopleSlide4
End of the ConflictSlide5
Summary of Genocide - Timeline
Rwandan president’s plane shot down. Official start of genocide.
April 7, 1994:
Rwandan Forces (FAR) set up roadblocks, killing moderate Hutu and ethnic Tutsi.
10 Belgian peacekeepers murdered, sparking the withdrawal of foreigners living in Rwanda.
July 15, 1994:
RPF captures the capital, 2 million Hutu civilians and government reps flee.
June 22, 1994: United Nations Security Counsel sends French forces to create safe zones.
21, 1994: United Nations Security Counsel reduces UNAMIR peacekeeping forces to 270 military personnel.
19, 1994: Human Rights Watch claims more than 100,000 people killed in Rwanda.
Oxfam counts 500,000 people dead.Slide6
What’s Happened Since?
November 8, 1994:
United Nations Security
resolution creates the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR
ICTR announces first indictments against eight suspects, charging them with genocide and crimes against humanity.
December 1, 1996:
Start of national genocide trials in the
May 4, 2012:
Courts officially close after trying more than
Watch report “Rwanda: Justice After Genocide – 20 Years On
Outreach Program on the Rwanda Genocide and the
article “Rwanda Genocide: 100 days
“Sometimes in April” film:
Sweet Dreams” film: