Hutu


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a member of a Bantu people living in Rwanda and Burundi

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Within an hour of the downing of the plane, the presidential guard along with members of the Rwandan armed forces and Hutu militia groups set up roadblocks in Kigali to identify Tutsi and even moderate Hutus before brutally slaughtering them with impunity.
Hutus blamed Tutsi rebels, many of whom had come into Rwanda from neighboring Uganda.
In the late 1950s the pan-ethnic political reform movements changed into "a mission to empower the Hutu masses over and against a perceived Tutsi oligarchy" (3).
Most of those murdered were Tutsis, and what makes this book unusual and controversial for some is that Umugwaneza is a Hutu.
Unable to trust, Faustin is suspicious of Deo, but Crawford's story recognizes that not every Hutu was involved in the killings.
The 1993 assassination of Burundi's Hutu president by Tutsi military officers precipitated a Hutu massacre of Tutsi, with subsequent Tutsi reprisals.
A war-crimes prosecutor has said Hutus who fled Rwanda to neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after the 1994 genocide were butchered in a "pattern" similar to the Rwandan massacre.
France has always claimed that it could not have foreseen the genocide and that the intervention of its troops helped to save many Hutu and Tutsi lives.
Ethnic groups: Hutu (Bantu) 85%; Tutsi (Hamitic) 14%; Twa (Pygmy) 1.
It was thanks to the generosity of a Hutu friend, who offered him a room and promised never to tell where he was, that Appolinaire was able to escape the initial efforts of Hutu civilians who wanted to see every Tutsi killed.
As Rwanda's defence boss, he then ordered Hutu soldiers to go on the 100-day massacre.
They said Bagosora used his government position to direct Hutu soldiers to kill Tutsis and Hutus.
Theoneste Bagosora was convicted of distributing weapons and directing Hutu soldiers and the notorious Interahamwe militia to kill Tutsis and moderate Hutus.