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The 1994 Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsis 

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In a three month period from April to July 1994, members of the Hutu ethnic majority in the east-central African nation of Rwanda murdered more than one million people, mostly of the Tutsi minority.


Started by Hutu extremists in the capital of Kigali, the killings spread throughout the country with staggering speed and brutality, as regular citizens were encouraged by local government officials, church leaders, and the Hutu-controlled government to take up arms against their neighbors.


By the time the Rwandese Patriotic Front defeated the genocidal regime and gained control of the country through a military offensive in early July, hundreds of thousands of Rwandans were dead and many more displaced from their homes.

You can learn more here from the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide, Republic of Rwanda.

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The Genocide occurred from April to July 1994.

Fact 1

More than 1 million people were murdered in a three-month period.

Fact 2

The Genocide was committed primarily against the ethnic Tutsi minority.

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Recommended Additional Readings and Resources

Commission for the Fight Against Genocide

Republic of Rwanda - National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide. You can read their "Background of the Genocide Against the Tutsi."

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Kizito's Book

Spring 2021 - Pre-Order Now

PCFR Founder, Kizito Kalima's, personal story of Genocide survival, and his incredible pathway to healing, forgiveness, and reconciliation.

PCFR Workshop/Seminar

Our founder, Kizito Kalima, leads workshops and seminars to schools, community groups, organizations, faith communities, and others on the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsis.

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