Rwanda, what went wrong? : revisiting the 1994 genocide / by Octave Mugabowineza.
On the eve of April 6, 1994, the situation in Rwanda was clearly explosive; however, Rwandans as well as the international community did not expect the atrocities that took place a day later. This thesis reviews the Rwandan genocide from different perspectives that together elucidates the extraordinary aspects of this particular conflict. Within three months, Hutu extremists were able to implement a systematic physical elimination of anyone who did not adhere to their totalitarian ideology. This led to the targeting of Tutsi and Hutu moderates and their extermination. How were they able to successfully accomplish their gruesome goal? What were the prevailing societal conditions at that time and how did it play into the hands of the genocide planners and perpetrators? This thesis contains a thorough analysis of the facts of the genocide and answers these and other questions related to the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
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