What happened to the Hutu president of Rwanda?
On the evening of 6 April 1994, the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira, both Hutu, was shot down with surface-to-air missiles as it prepared to land in Kigali, Rwanda.
Who shot Habyarimana?
president Paul Kagame
In 2006, an eight-year long investigation by the French judge Jean-Louis Bruguière concluded that current president Paul Kagame (at the time commander of the RPF) had ordered the assassination. An investigation by the Rwandan government, made public in 2010, blamed Hutu extremists in the Rwandan army.
Why was Habyarimana killed?
The following year, he was killed under mysterious circumstances when his aircraft, also carrying the President Cyprien Ntaryamira of neighbouring Burundi, was shot down by a missile near Kigali, Rwanda….
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How long did the Rwandan genocide last?
The Rwandan genocide occurred between 7 April and 15 July 1994 during the Rwandan Civil War. During this period of around 100 days, members of the Tutsi minority ethnic group, as well as some moderate Hutu and Twa, were slaughtered by armed militias.
Who supplied the weapons for the Rwandan genocide?
France has either supplied or kept operational most of the heavy guns, artillery, assault vehicles and helicopters used by Rwanda in the war. After the initial October 1990 invasion, France supplied 60mm, 81mm, and 120mm mortars, as well as 105mm LG1 light artillery guns.
Why do the Hutu and Tutsi dislike each other?
Generally, the Hutu-Tutsi strife stems from class warfare, with the Tutsis perceived to have greater wealth and social status (as well as favoring cattle ranching over what is seen as the lower-class farming of the Hutus).