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Rwandan Genocide Memorial: Causes, Remembrance, & Aftermath

Alliance of African Scholars
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The 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tustis was a mass massacre of the Tutsi ethnic group by the majority Hutu extremist government. It lasted for almost 100 days—from April 7th to mid July—that left 800,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Tutsis, dead and a huge displacement of Rwandans to neighboring countries in East Africa. Little is known to the world about its underlying causes, rooted in colonialism and imperialism, that led to this genocidal killings, as well as the aftermath of the genocide.

The week following Genocide Memorial Day on April 7th is designated as an official week of mourning. Come one come all to the Rwandan Genocide Memorial event on Tuesday, April 10th at 7 pm in the Black house as we remember the victims of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsis and learn about the details of the genocide.