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a member of a Bantu people living in Rwanda and Burundi

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Two million Hutus fled the country and took refuge in neighbouring Congo (called Zaire at the time) fearing revenge attacks from Tutsis.
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.
Luc Cote, the head of a new UN investigation, said that Rwandan Tutsi troops and their rebel allies targeted, chased, hacked, shot and burned Hutus in the DRC, from 1996 to 1997, after the outbreak of a cross-border Central African war.
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.
In the context of weak democratic institutions at independence, Tutsi King Mwambutsa IV established a constitutional monarchy comprising equal numbers of Hutus and Tutsis.
When he no longer felt safe living in secret and sensed enemy Hutus closing in, he took cover in bushes and banana plantations.
Eventually there was a "social revolution" in which Hutus took over the Rwandan government and ultimately gained independence from Belgian rule.
It is precisely at this time that ethnic tensions in North Kivu erupted into violence, allowing Habyarimana to intervene on behalf of the Congolese Hutus.
As Rwanda's defence boss, he then ordered Hutu soldiers to go on the 100-day massacre.
Bagosora and two codefendants were found to have plotted the massacre of ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus.
Theoneste Bagosora was convicted of distributing weapons and directing Hutu soldiers and the notorious Interahamwe militia to kill Tutsis and moderate Hutus.
The murderous Interahamwe militias that led the slaughter of more than 600,000 Tutsis in Rwanda as well as fellow Hutus who sought to defend their Tutsi neighbors enjoyed a brief moment of triumph before they were defeated by resurgent Tutsis and driven into the then Zaire.
His first book, Dans le nu de la vie (2000), concerns the Tutsi survivors; his second, Une saison de machettes (2003), is about the Hutus who massacred the Tutsis and were later imprisoned.