Tutsi’s who were old, sick, and had families tended to hide in papyrus in the marshes.
Killers worked in the marshes from 9am-4pm. If it rained, they came later in the morning. 384 more words
On April 6th, 1994, a plane was shot down carrying Rwandan President Habyarimana and Burundi President Cyprien Ntaryamira. Tensions were already running high between the Hutus and Tutsis and the assassination of two high-ranking Hutu men only added fuel to the flame. 390 more words
The international community, led by the UN, acted as a bystander during the Rwandan genocide despite its increasing awareness of the crimes taking place. Why? In my opinion, as Barnett also describes, the lack of action by the UN was a moral factor and not one of, say, incompetence. 818 more words