Rwanda Genocide Tanner and trace

How many people were killed?

Over the course of 100 days over 800,000 people were killed.

Time period.

The conflict started in April 6th of 1994 and ended in July of 1994.

What caused the conflict?

The genocide was sparked by the death of the Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, a Hutu, when his plane was shot down above Kigali airport on 6 April 1994.

Issue of the conflict.

The battle happened because Juvenal Habyarimana's plane was shot down and some people blame the new president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, of leading the rebellion against him.

Timeline of the conflict.

April 6, 1994 Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana is killed when his plane is shot out of the sky. This is the official beginning of the Rwandan Genocide. April 7, 1994 Hutu extremists begin killing their political opponents, including the prime minister.
April 9, 1994 Massacre at Gikondo - hundreds of Tutsis are killed in the Pallottine Missionary Catholic Church. Since the killers were clearly targeting only Tutsi, the Gikondo massacre was the first clear sign that a genocide was occurring.
April 15-16, 1994 Massacre at the Nyarubuye Roman Catholic Church - thousands of Tutsi are killed, first by grenades and guns and then by machetes and clubs. April 18, 1994 The Kibuye Massacres. An estimated 12,000 Tutsis are killed after sheltering at the Gatwaro stadium in Gitesi. Another 50,000 are killed in the hills of Bisesero. More are killed in the town's hospital and church.
April 28-29 Approximately 250,000 people, mostly Tutsi, flee to neighboring Tanzania. May 23, 1994 The RPF takes control of the presidential palace. July 5, 1994 The French establish a safe zone in the southwest corner of Rwanda. July 13, 1994 Approximately one million people, mostly Hutu, begin fleeing to Zaire, now known as the Republic of Congo. Mid-July 1994 The Rwanda Genocide ends when the RPF gains control of the country.

Who was in the conflict?

The “Rwandan Genocide” refers to the 1994 mass slaughter in Rwanda of the ethnic Tutsi and politically moderate Hutu peoples.


The genocide ended after the Tutsis won the civil war by taking the capital of Kigali. Rwandan President signs a peace treaty with the RPF.


Map of where battles took place.

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