Rwanda: How the genocide happened

Genocide memorial site guardian Danielle Nyirabazungu next to skulls of genocide victims

Some 800,000 Rwandans were killed in three month

Between April and June 1994, an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed in the space of 100 days.

Most of the dead were Tutsis – and most of those who perpetrated the violence were Hutus.

Even for a country with such a turbulent history as Rwanda, the scale and speed of the slaughter left its people reeling.

The genocide was sparked by the death of the Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu, when his plane was shot down above Kigali airport on 6 April 1994.

Complete history here

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