The Genocide Was Sparked By The Rwandan Civil War

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“Juvénal Habyarimana (Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, USA – 1980)” by Templeton – DefenseImagery.mil, DF-SC-83-02204. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Juv%C3%A9nal_Habyarimana_(Andrews_Air_Force_Base,_Maryland,_USA_-_1980).jpg#/media/File:Juv%C3%A9nal_Habyarimana_(Andrews_Air_Force_Base,_Maryland,_USA_-_1980).jpg

 

 

The Rwandan Civil War that occurred between 1990 and 1993. When Rwanda’s third president Juvénal Habyarimana’s plane was shot down in April 1994, the war resumed until July of that year. To this day, observers argue over who shot down the plane. Rwandan Patriotic Front, the ruling party of Rwanda today led by president Paul Kagame, was said to be behind the killing. Some say Hutu extremist shot down that plane because they didn’t want Habyarimana’s negotiating  United Nations enforced peace terms with the RPF. Burundi’s president, Cyprien Ntaryamira, was also on the plane.

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