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Rwanda Genocide: Part Two

An African life seems to have much less value than any other.

Popular press has portrayed the Rwandan Genocide as a tribal war between ethnic groups. Scholarly research has rejected this view, (Des Forges; 1999, Uvin; 1998, Prunier; 1995).

Krain (1997) found that ethnic fractionalisation is uncorrelated with the onset of genocide or political mass murder.

It is known now that there a few vital factors that heavily influence the chance of genocide in conflict ridden countries;

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Rwanda Genocide: – Part One

Rwanda Genocide Remembered: Small Arms Involvement

The 7th of April 2014 was the day when France refused to take part in the commemorations ceremony for the Rwandan Genocide. Rwanda was a former French colony.  Back in the colonial days, the Germans, Belgians and  French enslaved the Rwandan people and set up international corporations, milking the country of its raw materials and natural wealth, they also had a large part to play in the genocide that followed.

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