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The Hutu Militia And The Disaster Of Rwanda

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It was early in April when the disaster of Rwanda happened. When the president of Rwanda , Juvènal Habyarimana, was assassinated. After the president was assassinated thats when the fighting and killings started. A guy who has won the Pulitzer Prize twice said the most vivid thing from his assignment was hearing all the scream. The Hutu militia was killing everyone and everything that had crossed their path. The stench of dead bodies was everoywhere and filled the air everywhere you went and because of the smell everyone would get sick and vomit everywhere. People would build crosses with twigs and set the twigs on fire because it was cold and they needed a way to get warm.
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The Tutsi led Rwandan Patriotic Front. They launched a military campaign to control the country. In july at least 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus had been brutally massacred. They included some responsible massacres. Rwanda responded by invading refugee camps dominated by Hutu militiamen. Rwanda withdrew its forces from DR Congo in 2002 after signing a peace deal with Kinshasa. Rwanda accusing the Congolese army of aiding Hutu rebels in eastern DR Congo. In 2012 the UN accused Rwanda of training rebel troops in eastern DR Congo but Rwanda angrily denied. The US, Britain, and the Netherlands withheld aid from Rwanda over the accusations. Rwanda used traditional Gacaca community courts to try those suspected of taking part in the 1994 genocide. Particularly those accused of orchestrating the slaughter.
The country is striving to rebuild its economy with coffee and tea production. its main sources of foreign exchange. Two thirds of the population live below the poverty line and thats because of the torture that they been through they had no where else to go they struggled to stay alive some couldn’t bear with what and they just...

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