Posts Tagged ‘Colonial’

By Michelle–April 06, 2009

The roots of the Rwandan genocide stretch far back from that horrible day in April 1994, when Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana’s plane was shot down over Kigali and the country’s armed forces and Interahamwe militia launched a systematic campaign, driven by hateful Hutu Power propaganda, to exterminate the country’s Tutsis and anyone who dared to sympathize. (more…)

Ten years ago, nearly a million people were killed in 100 days in Rwanda. This genocide is blamed on tribal conflict but Rekha Khurana argues that its causes are rooted in Rwanda’s colonial past and its capitalist present. (more…)