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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.
The Rwandan genocide that led to the death of 800, 000 Tutsi and 50,000 moderate Hutu is one of the most horrendous atrocities in human history.
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.
Unable to trust, Faustin is suspicious of Deo, but Crawford's story recognizes that not every Hutu was involved in the killings.
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.
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.
Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were butchered.
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.