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Rwanda : twenty years after the genocide

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The genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda started on 7 April 1994. In a mere hundred days, three-quarters of the Tutsi minority was exterminated. At the beginning of the massacres, the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) the rebel movement that invaded the country in October 1990 from Uganda and with Ugandan support launched an offensive that gave it military victory in early July. As the Hutu extremists had massively killed Tutsi "live" on television, these were the "bad guys", while those who fought them, the RPF rebels, had to be the "good guys". Few observers realised in these days that this was not a conflict between "good" and "bad" guys, but one between "bad guys".

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  • Reyntjens, Filip, 2014. "Rwanda : twenty years after the genocide," IOB Analyses & Policy Briefs 6, Universiteit Antwerpen, Institute of Development Policy (IOB).
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