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The Rwandan Genocide: A Dark Stain on Human History

In the summer of 1994, one of the darkest periods in human history unfolded in Rwanda, a small East African country. The Rwandan Genocide, which lasted from April to July, resulted in the mass slaughter of an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus. The seeds of this genocide were sown in the country’s complex history, where long-standing ethnic tensions between the Tutsi minority and the Hutu majority had been simmering for years. However, it was the assassination of the Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana on April 6th, 1994, that triggered a wave of violence and set the stage for one of the most horrifying events of the 20th century.

The Rwandan Genocide: A Dark Stain on Human History