A Hutu revolution broke out in which forced many Tutsis to flee the country. The day after Habyarimana's death, the RPF renewed their assault on government forces, and numerous attempts by the UN to negotiate a ceasefire came to nothing.
Two million Hutus flee to Zaire, now DR Congo The two ethnic groups are actually very similar - they speak the same language, inhabit the same areas and follow the same traditions. A Rwandan minister reacted to the report by saying Mr Annan should come to Kigali and apologise "in person".
More than 20, Tutsis were killed, and many more fled to the neighbouring countries of Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda. Mr Zigiranyirazo, a brother-in-law of former President Juvenal Habyarimana, was accused of ordering Hutus to kill 48 people in two incidents.
When Habyarimana's plane was shot down at the beginning of Aprilit was the final nail in the coffin. It also criticises Belgium for unilaterally withdrawing its peacekeepers after the murder of ten of its soldiers. The editorial complaints unit produced a detailed response to the allegations, but found the film had not breached BBC guidelines.
Archbishop Perraudin provided the biblical base for the actions of Hutu militias.
The Christian Democratic International also extended their support to the Church in its actions. When the Belgian colonists arrived inthey produced identity cards classifying people according to their ethnicity. When Belgium relinquished power and granted Rwanda independence inthe Hutus took their place.
It is occupied by Belgian forces 26 years later. To his admirers he is a visionary leader, but to his critics he is a despot who tolerates no opposition. A spokesperson for BBC News said: The economic situation worsened and the incumbent president, Juvenal Habyarimana, began losing popularity.
Later on, along with neighboring Burundi, Rwanda was colonized by Belgium. Whoever was behind the killing its effect was both instantaneous and catastrophic.
Mr Kagame vehemently denies this and says it was the work of Hutu extremists, in order to provide a pretext to carry out their well-laid plans to exterminate the Tutsi community.Rwanda: How the genocide happened Somepeople were killed in Rwanda's genocide in just days Between April and Junean estimatedRwandans were killed in the space of.
The BBC report also talks to academic experts who rarely get a hearing despite being among the most knowledgeable people on Rwanda: political scientists Christian Davenport and Allan Stam, and.
Former senior defence official Theoneste Bagosora has been convicted of instigating Rwanda's genocide and sentenced to life in prison.
Bagosora and two co-defendants were found by a UN tribunal to have led a committee that plotted the massacre of ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus. In the letter from the experts, the BBC is accused of having embraced a “campaign of genocide denial” being promoted by members of Rwanda’s Hutu majority.
In just days insomepeople were slaughtered in Rwanda by ethnic Hutu extremists. They were targeting members.
Rwanda, a small landlocked country in east-central Africa, is trying to recover from the ethnic strife that culminated in government-sponsored .Download