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Rwanda Genocide TImeline
Transcript of Rwanda Genocide TImeline
President Habyarimana announces establishment of a multiparty political system. He was actually pressured into doing this by Hutu radicals, and it will give substantial power to the Hutu's over the Tutsi's politically. (82) October:
RPF invaded North-eastern Rwanda from Uganda and declared war on Habyarimana regime with the perspective that it is corrupt and generating refugees (82) September:
General Dallaire went on national television and took responsibility for the deaths of the ten Belgian U.N. soldiers and heavily criticized the U.N's Security Council and General Assembly for its lack of effective engagement in Rwanda. (168) The Genocide Occurs: December 11, 1946: The General Assembly of the UN declared genocide a crime under international law. (149) 1947 December 9: UN adopts Resolution 260A(III) creating punishment for genocide perpetrators. (149) Late May: French launch unsuccessful Operation Turquoise from the North (155) 1993 August:
President Habyarimana signed peace treaty that ended war with RPF (99) April 6th: President Habyarimana's plane shot down,in which Tutsis were accused. Instantly caused extreme Hutu revolts and mass killings. (110-113) April 29th: RPF announced to be moving into Rwanda from the south rapidly. (132) July 1st: Rwandan Independence day; Hutus begin to flee Rwanda. (161) July 12th: Red Cross estimates that at least 1,000,000 people have been killed. (162) July 15th: U.S.A withdrew diplomatic recognition of Rwanda (162) July: RPF drives many Hutus out of Rwanda and begins the mass migration including interhamwe aid raids in zaire and involvement of NGO's helping Hutu refugees. (163 on)