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victim at Murambi Genocide Memorial  
   

victim at Murambi Genocide Memorial

What's in a cow?

November 14th 2009
Life or death. It was as simple as that. In 1932, the Belgian colonial authorities confirmed the divisions they were already using to their advantage in the population of Ruanda-Urundi by differentiating the “haves” and the “have-nots”, the old “divide-and-conquer” chapter of colonial governance. The result, for each person, was irrevocably set out in his or her identity card, a ... read more
Africa » Rwanda » Ville de Kigali » Kigali

Rwandan Flag In 1959, three years before independence from Belgium, the majority ethnic group, the Hutus, overthrew the ruling Tutsi king. Over the next several years, thousands of Tutsis were killed, and some 150,000 driven into exile in neighboring countries. T... ... read more
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