Much of the world has little knowledge of Rwanda beyond the 1994 genocide that was planned to wipe out the Batutsi
, or as they are generally referred to, the Tutsi, from the face of the earth.
Le texte [de l'accord d'Arusha] s'ordonne selon les travaux des cinq commissions: [...] 2) Democratie et bonne gouvernance : principes d'une nouvelle Constitution reconnaissant les trois entites ethniques (Bahutu, Batutsi
, Batwa), Parlement subdivise en une Assemblee nationale et un Senat de deux delegues par province issus chacun de l'une des deux principales ethnies, executif dirige par un president flanque de deux vice-presidents d'ethnies et de partis differents, reforme de la justice, correction des desequilibres au sein de la fonction publique, creation d'un ombudsman, [...] avec [...] un executif chapeaute par un president et un vice-president [italiques dans l'original].
The indigenous population consists of three groups, or ubwoko--Bahutu, Batutsi
, and Batwa.
(12) The government's official website claims that "[w]hile the relationship between the king and the rest of the population was unequal, the relationship between the ordinary Bahutu, Batutsi
and Batwa (13) was one of mutual benefit mainly through the exchange of their labour.
Bahutu farmers and Batutsi
herders moved in progressively between the 10th and 15th centuries.
 Denominacion de donde se derivan batutsi
(76) The Kyaka area first hosted refugees in the 1950s following the political turmoil in Rwanda that led to the flight of thousands of Batutsi
"People think of us as a terribly divided people--because we are Bahutu, Batutsi
and Batwa--and that we have a terrible enmity here.
Protocol // contains the formulation: "Burundi shall be a sovereign independent nation, united but respecting its ethnic and religious diversity and recognizing the Bahutu, the Batutsi
and the Batwa, who make up the one nation of Burundi", Article 2.1.
For example, the Batimbo, or master drummers, of the Batutsi
family of Burundi could spend a month or more in one drumming ceremony alone.
There have been at least two major trends in the interpretation of the causes of the tragedy: on the one hand, a tendency to blame the 'secular hatred' between the Bahutu and Batutsi
; on the other a judgement against the legacy of colonial policies.
While Fossey's actions represented a huge inconvenience for the Bahutu and Batutsi
farmers, for the Batwa they proved devastating.