April 7 1994 – The Rwandan Genocide Begins in Kigali

April 7 1994 – The Rwandan Genocide Begins in KigaliRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Since the end of the European colonial era in the middle of the 20th century, portions of the African continent have been in near-constant turmoil. In the early 1990s, the nation of Rwanda was a center of conflict, notably for 100 days following April 7, 1994, when Hutu government officials organized the killing of as many as 1 million Tutsi rivals. With as much as one-fifth of the population dead, the Rwandan genocide is regarded as arguably the worst human rights failure by the United Nations in modern history. In the late 19th century, […]