Rwandan Genocide


1994-rwandan-genocide.jpgTensions between two Rwandan ethnic groups, the Tutsis and Hutus, erupted into violence following the assassination of Tutsi President Habyarimana in 1994. Following this, Hutu extremists began mass killing of Tutsis for several months. An estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed in the conflict, primarily male Tutsi militia members. Immediately following the genocide, Rwanda’s population of 5.5 million to 6 million was 60 to 70 percent female.

World Population : 170,060,000

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