RPF even attacked the Hutu
refugee camps in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The linguistics professor, who had lived for 12 years in the US, is considered by Rwandan prosecutors as one of the key ideologists of the genocide in which Hutu
extremists killed 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus
resentment of the Tutsi bubbled to the surface in the form of a social revolution by the 1950s.
Members of the Hutu
tribe - mostly security forces and militias - backed by a Hutu
-majority government used machetes to slaughter men, women and children of the Tutsi ethnic group, sometimes torching entire buildings with Tutsis hiding inside.
Carney states that the Catholic Church in the 1950s represents the resurgence and ultimate triumph of the "church from below," formed by the first Rwandese converts who came from the ranks of Hutu
peasants and marginalized petit Tutsis.
Angelique Umugwaneza, a Hutu
, was 13 at the time it happened in 1994.
Discovering the corpses of his parents, Faustin flees from machete-wielding Hutus
with Deo, who has run from the Hutu
"interahamwe" to which he was forced to belong.
Politics of innocence; Hutu
identity, conflict, and camp life.
Cote was referring to the 1994 genocide where Hutu
extremists butchered an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus
France, Daniela Kroslak claims, continued to label the ensuing confrontation between Hutu
and Tutsi a civil war even when it was clear that the genocidal activity that followed deserved more than the insistent French demands for a cease-fire.
It is alleged that France had played an active role in training and arming the Hutu
militias and troops who led massacres of Tutsis and moderate Hutus