Brief History Of Rwanda
The republic of Rwanda is situated in African great lakes region of the east central Africa which is bordered with Burundi, Uganda, the democratic republic of Congo and Tanzania. The 3 main ethnic communities in Rwanda are Tutsi, Hutu and Twa.
In the latter 1800s the colonial powers wanted to take control over Africa and they influenced establishing of spheres. In the year 1890 a conference was held at Brussels and the spheres of Burundi and Uganda were out in the hands of Germany with the condition that Germany should not claim Uganda. In the beginning stages Uganda was weak in controlling and it totally depended on the indigenous government. They encouraged centralization and modernization.More...
History Of Genocide In Rwanda
It all started on 6 April 1994 and the next 100 days killed 800000 Tutsis by the Hutu militia by making the use of the machetes and clubs and the each day count was 10,000. Rwanda is a small country in the central Africa with a population of 7 million, and has 2 ethnic groups, namely Tutsi and Hutu.
In the early years, the Hutus were in huge populations constituting to 90 percent, but the Tutsi, who were in minorities, dominated the Hutu peasants for many decades, this was high during the colonial rule of Belgium.
After Rwanda got independence from Belgium in the year 1962, the Hutu came into power and the roles were reversed. The Hutus started discriminating the acting violently towards the Tutsis, which resulted in more than 200000 Tutsis moving into the other countries and a rebel guerrilla army was formed called the Rwandan patriotic front.More...
History Of Imperialism In Rwanda
The colonial times in Rwanda started in the year 1884 as the Ruanda-Urundi territory was handed over to Germany in the Berlin conference, which was combined with Tanganyika to become German East Africa. The first European who significantly explored this country by crossing the south west to Lake Kivu and landed at Mwami was Gustav Adolf Von Gotzen.
In the next years the country saw the arrival of German missionaries and military personnel. The Germans had not changed the social structure in the country but influenced the Mwami and the hierarchy which was in existence and they placed some advisers in the courts of local chiefs.More...