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History
by Samuel Lee
9 years ago
Tutsis Exiles in Burundi form Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF)

When a political party called Parti du Mouvement de l'Emancipation du Peuple Hutu (Party for Hutu Emancipation) was controlling the state of in affairs Rwanda. At that time, Gregoire Kayibanda was the President. In 1963, there were an estimated several hundred there were Tutsi guerrillas that entered southern...

History
by Samuel Lee
9 years ago
Early Rwandan History

Early Rwandan HistoryThis article will only explain the part of history that preceded Rwanda being colonized by Europeans. Thus, the time period is referred to as pre-colonial. SpellingWhen I started to read about Rwanda, the reading material always spelled the three main ethnic groups as Twa, Hutu, and Tutsi. Nevertheless, at rwanda.rw/article.php3?id_article=114, the web pages there spelled the three groups as Batwa, Buhutu, and Batutsi. There is no need to change the spelling to show pluralization. The same website spells the native word for king Umwami, while another one has it spelled as Mwami. The country was formerly spelled as Ruanda. Now, I have clarified the spelling of some important words in this article. Twa, Hutu, and Tutsi Historians generally disagree on the origins of Rwanda’s three prominent ethnic groups. The pygmies that are known as Twa number less than 1 percent of the pre-colonial population. Their preference is to dwell in the forests so they can live close to their way of subsistence - hunting and gathering. The Twa moved deeper into the forests when the Hutu arrived in what is present-day Burundi and Rwanda. The origin of the Hutu is unclear, and it is estimated they migrated sometime from the 5th to the 11th century. They were farmers whose social structure was based on clans. The one ruling over limited clan groups were known as Bahinza. They were treated like a king since the Hutu thought they could cause rain, protect crops from insects, and cattle getting infected from diseases. Furthermore, the Bahinza felt righteous to derive the power and status from the holy beliefs. [read the rest]

History
by Samuel Lee
9 years ago
Ruanda-Urundi is split into two countries, Rwanda and Burundi

Dominique Mbonyumutwa, a Hutu, survived an attack when political activists in Gitirama took action against him. This is was the first outbreak of violence after the Hutu Manifesto was published, which occurred in 1959. The rumor of Dominique's death spreads rapidly in Hutu circles, and it is still believed...

History
by Samuel Lee
9 years ago
Aftermath of a Plane Crash Killing Head of States for Rwanda and Burundi in 1994

After Juvenal Habyarimana and Cyprien Ntaryamira died in a plane shot down by a rocket, the Interahamwe and their proponents (large proportion of the Hutus) were told by a state radio station announcing that May 5, 1994 is the day to clear out Tutsis in...

Lifestyle
by Samuel Lee
8 years ago
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I've decided to write an article that just list all the articles separated by category. This way there's no need go to another page to see more of my writings when visiting a partial list of my articles listed on my profile page. The categories, which are...

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