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Rwanda: Sheri martin
Terms to know while covering rwanda
Terms in this set (14)
Intended to end a 3 year civil war between Rwanda's Hutu government and Tutsi led RPF rebels, the August 1993 peace agreement called a democratically elected government with a broad based transitional government leading to the elections.
The deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political or cultural group.
Main ethnic group in Rwanda, it's 85% of the population
Youth militia of the Hutu extremists trained by organizers to carry out the genocide.
International committee of the red cross
A global humanitarian aid organization, ICRC saved approximately 70,000 Rwandans without using weapons.
Rwanda armed forces
Army of the Hutu government led by President Habyarimana.
Rwandan patriotic front
Tutsi-led rebels who fought the Hutu leadership during the Rwandan civil war. They ended the genocide in 1994.
The minority ethnic tribe in Rwanda who were victims of the 1994 genocide
Ruling political body of shared Hutu and Tutsi leadership negotiated by the Arusha Accords
Someone who is willing to use violence to bring about change.
European country that held Rwanda as a colony. Put the Tutsis in charge.
EXtremists Hutu radio station used to spread propaganda during the Rwandan genocide.
April 6, 1994
The Rwandan president's plane was shot down and the systematic murder of the Tutsis begins.
There were 760 people per square mile, one of the causes of the genocide
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