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    The Hutu Tribe

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    The Hutu Tribe The culture of the Hutu and Tutsi tribes of Rwanda‚ Africa interests me for many reasons. One reason is that they are so diverse from our American way of life. Another reason is that I have heard a little bit about them in the news and by talking to people. This sparked my interest and made me want to learn more about them. I will cover a wide variety of information in my report. This will include the land where they live‚ their way of life‚ their history and ancestry‚ and what

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    Hutu and Reed Burundi

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    Present day Burundi is a country that has been occupied by Twa‚ Tutsi‚ and Hutu for the last 500 years. The Twa are believed to be indigenous to the land‚ and descendants of pygmies. The Hutu are believed to have migrated next form the west‚ and pushed the Twa peoples into the forests to live as hunter-gatherers. Eventually the Tutsi migrated from the Nile region‚ and now make up about 15% of the population; the Twa‚ 1%; the Hutu‚ 85%. Political unrest has been the norm for Burundi since the 19th

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    The Hutu have always been the majority of the population since they inhabited Africa in the first century. Even today the Hutu make up about 85% of the population in Burundi and 84% in Rwanda. (Galloway 2010) The Hutu speak Kinyarwanda‚ French and Swahili‚ particularly around the borders of Tanzania. The majority religion they worship is Christianity. The Hutu’s

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    Hutu The mention of the word “Hutu” immediately conjures up images of mass murder from the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The recent film Hotel Rwanda brought the horrible atrocities of that genocide to the public eye. However‚ it is not only in Rwanda that the Hutu have been involved in ethnic war. The country of Burundi‚ a neighbor to Rwanda‚ was the site of the first violence between the Hutu and the Tutsi. The Hutu people of Burundi have a rich culture and history that has been largely

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    what happened over the following 4 years. I shall and then take a look at how the history of Rwanda and especially the colonial rule and revolution created and ethnic divide between the Hutu and Tutsi and how this was a mayor factor of the cause of the war and genocide in the 1990’s. Thirdly I will look at the Hutu extremists use of ethnic identity as a tool to start the genocide. I shall then give my conclusion on the causes of the war and genocide in Rwanda. Summary of Events from 1990 to1994:

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    high as a million deaths‚ however‚ an official figure has never been released‚ 800‚000 is the most common figure and is the one quoted by human rights organizations. The conflict occurred as a result of long standing tensions between the 85% majority Hutu (meaning servant) population and 14% minority Tutsi (meaning rich in cattle) aristocracy as put in place by colonial Belgium. They had since been removed from power in the 1962 rebellion and since then had been seen as second class citizens. As a result

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    to figure out the role of the Hutu elites and how the colonial period impacted the politics and divide within the main tribes.Uvin argues that the most acceptable theory for the Rwandan genocide is the drive from the Hutu elites to maintain the political control. After the Rwandan independence from Belgium‚ many events have jeopardized the hutu;s right to rule from the late 1980s economic crisis‚ the

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    government (“The Rwandan Genocide”). Later a Hutu rebel group tried to‚ and did overthrow the Tutsi government (“Rwandan Genocide: 100 days of slaughter-BBC News”). This led to an estimated 300‚000 Tutsi refugees that would flee the country in fear of Hutu rule and brutality (“Rwandan Genocide: 100 days of slaughter-BBC News”). After the Tutsis fled to the neighboring countries‚ the Rwandan Patriotic Force also know as the RPF‚ was created in response to the Hutu rebel group taking control (“Rwandan Genocide:

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    Rwandan Genocide

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    Genocide began on April 6 1994 in Rwanda‚ Africa. This occurred when the political leaders of the Hutu nation blamed the Tutsi minority for the political‚ social and economic issues that Rwanda was facing. The Tutsi nation was also accused of supporting a Tutsi dominated rebel group‚ the Rwandan Patriotic Front also known as RPF. President Habyarimana‚ who was a Hutu‚ increased division between the Hutu and Tutsi nation by using propaganda. On April 6 1994 a plane carrying President Habyarimana was

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    ANTON DE KOM UNIVERSITEIT VAN SURINAME Faculteit der Maatschappijwetenschappen Public Administration Term paper Case-study: The United Nations in Crisis Situations Subject: The Failure of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in 1994 Rwandan Genocide Written by: Michelle Simson Course: International Relation II Semester: B-II Educator: R.A. Franklin Place: Paramaribo Date: 18 august 2009 Foreword This term paper is part of the course International Relations

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