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Noun1.Interahamwe - a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again; "in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Ruanda, Rwanda, Rwandese Republic - a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony
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Fifi added: "If my child is not registered they might call him Interhamwe (Rwandan militias) or a rebel, a foreigner in this land.
El 18 de enero de 1997, este fotografo de la Agencia Cover, era asesinado en Ruanda junto a dos cooperantes espanoles por un grupo de guerrilleros "interhamwe", extremistas hutus, cuando trabajaba como voluntario para la ONG Medicos del Mundo.
It was later revealed that the team in question was a JCET [Joint Combined Exchange Training] unit that was sent to Rwanda to help the Rwandans to 'defeat ex-FAR (Rwandan Armed Forces) and Interhamwe units'.
Over the past 14 years, the former Rwandese armed forces and the Interhamwe militia used eastern Congo as safe haven and carried out many attacks inside Rwanda and against Congolese civilians.
Selon David Eaton, les grandes puissances (la France et les Etats-Unis) avaient beaucoup d'interets a gagner dans cette guerre [guerre congolaise] et les parties engagees beneficiaient de leur soutien et de l'appui non seulement des troupes de l'ancienne armee tchadienne, des mercenaires sud-africains et serbes, mais aussi des milices interhamwe hutu rwandais et des elements des anciennes Forces armees zairoises de Mobutu (Eaton 2006: 64).
It participated in "civic reeducation" aimed at former Interhamwe members or other demobilized soldiers by providing courses.
Political tension, civil war and interethnic conflict was exacerbated in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide in 1994, followed by the presence of ex-Rwandan Forces and Interhamwe militias in Eastern DRC.
The assertion that the Rwandan genocide seemed like a drive-by shooting is not used to describe how the Interhamwe rolled down the streets of Kigali in a tricked-out 1987 Chevy Caprice, indiscriminately killing Tutsi bystanders.
In 1994, he was 16 when a band of children from the Interhamwe Militia attacked his village and made him kill his four nephews with a hoe and throw their bodies into a ditch filled with his neighbors.
(123) Dressed in military fatigues, she and her son, Shalom, a prominent member of the Interhamwe, set up a roadblock near her residence in Butare.