Rwanda By: Haley Mattingly and Dailyn Spalding

Rwanda is a country located in the middle of Africa. It has a population of 11,689,696 and is the 150th largest nation in the world.

From April 7- July 15, 1994, the Ethnic group, the Tutsi's were a target of mass manslaughter. Members of the Hutu ethnic majority in the east-central African nation of Rwanda murdered as many as 800,000 people, mostly of the Tutsi minority.

This is a photo of Tutsi people in Africa.

The cause of the mass genocide of the Tutsi people was caused by the Hutu's feeling threatened by the Tutsi's. The Belgians thought of the Tutsi's as a superior group of people, because they were the majority population. The Hutu's thought they had most power and felt resented the Tutsi's because of this.

This is a photo of the plane crash that killed the former President of Rwanda- President Habyarimana

Response- After people of the world caught word of the Rwandan Genocide, they used the social media and technology to help spread awareness. They had radio stations, news broadcasters, and journalist cover live stories in Rwanda until they encouraged the targets to evacuate to reslove the issue.

This is a radio speaker that helped spread awareness for the Rwandan Genocide.

Rwanda is a very small country that is about the size of Maryland.

The capital of Rwanda is Kigali and is located in the center of the country.

The genocide had a time span of only 100 days.

Most of the killings of the Tutsi's was carried out by two Hutu militant groups.

Corpses that were found in the countryside were covered with banana leaves to protect them from aerial photography.

Credits:

Created with images by SEDACMaps - "Rwanda: Settlement Points" • Montgomery Cty Division of Solid Waste Services - "Monday Map: Monitoring New Development" • lucianf - "1550" • emdot - "My calendar" • cliff1066™ - "Trek of Tears: An African Journey" • cdsessums - "Banana Leaves Venice 3"

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