£1:00 Rwandan News
The Rwandan genocide started on April the 6th 1994. The horrible genocide lasted about 100 days and approximately 800,000 people were killed. When the Belgium’s ruled over Rwanda they split the country up into two groups or tribes, the Hutus and the Tutsis. When the Belgium’s ruled they put the Tutsi tribe in command. The Tutsis were very cruel and mean to the Hutu tribe, but when the Belgium’s left Rwanda they put the Hutu tribe in charge of the country. When the Hutus were in charge they built up there army and imported many supplies but they didn’t attack the Tutsis until one night. The Hutu president was on a flight on his private plane when it crashed! There was lots of talk about him being died but no one was sure until about 1 hour after the accident. The Hutu radio station came on and confirmed that there president was died and it was all the cockroaches fault (cockroaches were the nickname given to Tutsis by the Hutus). This sparked the violent genocide. The Hutu rebels went door to door murdering any Tutsis that they found. One brave man called Paul Rusesabagina managed to save over one thousand people in the hotel he managed. He gave them food water and shelter. A lot of his refugees were Tutsis including his family. He had to bribe the Hutu rebels with money and alcohol to not to kill them but there came a point where that wasn’t enough. The UN only supplied about 10 soldiers to help guard the hotel but they were not even allowed to shoot the rebels they were not peacemakers but peace keepers. One day the UN did supply the hotel with a lot of soldiers but they did not stay they were only there to transport the wealthy white people back home. Many people died but more than one million were made homeless. Even though there was filming and coverage all over the television and in the news papers no one...
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