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a member of a Bantu people living in Rwanda and Burundi

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It is the young who must be helped to forgive if tensions between Tutsis and Hutus are never to rise again.
Grace and two of her siblings were separated from her mother and her other siblings during another round of killings by the Hutus.
Like today the Burmese extremists are unstoppable, the Hutus were not contained then.
The army is being purged of Tutsis, and the very same language used by the Hutus in the run-up to the Rwanda genocide is now being used by Nkurunziza's Hutu backers in Burundi.
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.
"But we also reaffirm our commitment to help ensure that other countries do not face the pain and suffering Rwandans endured two decades ago." Members of the Hutu tribe - mostly security forces and militias - backed by a Hutu-majority government used machetes to slaughter men, women and children of the Tutsi ethnic group, sometimes torching entire buildings with Tutsis hiding inside.
Carney states that the Catholic Church in the 1950s represents the resurgence and ultimate triumph of the "church from below," formed by the first Rwandese converts who came from the ranks of Hutu peasants and marginalized petit Tutsis.
"Some people who have seen the Tutsis being slaughtered have not seen the killing of the Hutus."
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.
Monday's presidential election was Rwanda's second since the 1994 genocide, when at least half a million people - mostly Tutsis and moderate Hutus - were killed.
It is alleged that France had played an active role in training and arming the Hutu militias and troops who led massacres of Tutsis and moderate Hutus in 1994.
Intermarriage takes place frequently between the Hutus and Tutsis.
According to Kidder, there is little discernible difference between the Hutus and Tutsis.
They were among an estimated 800,000 Tutsi minorities killed in the space of 100 days by the Hutus, an ethnic group who make up the majority of the Rwandan population.
With the help of the story--according to which the Tutsis were the "natural-born leaders" and the Hutus were inferior--government representatives and missionaries alike committed themselves to transforming Rwanda into a modern, civilized, and efficient state.