The economic situation worsened and the incumbent president, Juvenal Habyarimana, began losing popularity. Whoever was behind the killing its effect was both instantaneous and catastrophic.
The Churches helped Belgians a lot in colonizing Rwanda. A Hutu revolution broke out in which forced many Tutsis to flee the country. Thursday, 16 December, Along with Bagosora, former military commanders Anatole Nsegiyumva and Alloys Ntabakuze were also found guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, and given life sentences.
Trigger point to the genocide was the shooting-down of the plane carrying President Habyarimana, allegedly on the orders of the incumbent Rwanda President Paul Kagame. Although the killing in Rwanda was over, the presence of Hutu militias in DR Congo has led to years of conflict there, causing up to five million deaths.
Soldiers and police officers encouraged ordinary citizens to take part. The corporation emphatically rejected the claims. They also criticised the BBC journalists for relying on unverified witness testimony in the programme.
It had set the stage for one of the most brutal and inhumane genocides in the history of the world. It was 22 years after the genocide that they accepted their crime and also issued an apology for that.
The Belgians considered the Tutsis to be superior to the Hutus. There can never be genocide without planning," he said.
Over subsequent decades, the Tutsis were portrayed as the scapegoats for every crisis. At many places, priests of the Church remained a mute spectator to the gruesome killings of Tutsis. The war lasted for three years. President Habyarimana killed in plane explosion April - July: History of violence Ethnic tension in Rwanda is nothing new.
While all this was going on, a group of young Tutsis managed to form Rwandan Patriotic Front RPF with an aim to invade Rwanda and get back their rightful place. History of violence Ethnic tension in Rwanda is nothing new.
Within hours, recruits were dispatched all over the country to carry out a wave of slaughter. Building up to genocide This was still the case in the years before the genocide.
Bagosora and two co-defendants were found by a UN tribunal to have led a committee that plotted the massacre of ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda ICTRbased in Tanzania, rejected the defence's argument that the killing was not organised, and therefore not genocide.
Mr Kagame vehemently denies this and says it was the work of Hutu extremists, in order to provide a pretext to carry out their well-laid plans to exterminate the Tutsi community. As if this was not enough, he called Hutu militia to eliminate the survivors. And a Congolese Tutsi rebel group remains active, refusing to lay down arms, saying otherwise its community would be at risk of genocide.
MEDIA Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Radio soap operas have been used to foster peace and reconciliation and to help heal the wounds left by the genocide Newspaper readership is limited and press often exercise self-censorship.
At its peak, this group was 30,strong. Search for justice The Belgians considered the Tutsis to be superior to the Hutus. At first, a multi-ethnic government was set up, with a Hutu, Pasteur Bizimungu as president and Mr Kagame as his deputy.
Building up to genocide This was still the case in the years before the genocide. These refugees include many who have since been implicated in the massacres.
The two ethnic groups are actually very similar - they speak the same language, inhabit the same areas and follow the same traditions. The exodus turned them into an even smaller minority. In JulyBelgium also granted independence to Rwanda.
History of violence Ethnic tension in Rwanda is nothing new. It is the most important thing Mr Kagame vehemently denies this and says it was the work of Hutu extremists, in order to provide a pretext to carry out their well-laid plans to exterminate the Tutsi community.
Aboutpeople are killed. With the coming of Hutus in power, the Church began enjoying more and more power and authority. We strongly reject any suggestion that any part of this documentary constitutes genocide denial.But the death of the president was by no means the only cause of Africa's largest genocide in modern times.
History of violence Ethnic tension in Rwanda is nothing new. The report highlights the role of Mr Annan, who was head of UN peacekeeping at the time, sharply criticising his failure to act on a warning of the risk of genocide sent by the head of the UN peacekeepers in Rwanda.
In the letter from the experts, the BBC is accused of having embraced a “campaign of genocide denial” being promoted by members of Rwanda’s Hutu majority. In just days insomepeople were slaughtered in Rwanda by ethnic Hutu extremists.
They were targeting members. Kigali Genocide Memorial is dedicated to the victims of Rwandan genocide. The Rwandan genocide is also known as the genocide against the Tutsi community.
During the Rwandan genocide, members belonging to the Hutu majority community launched a genocidal mass slaughter of members belonging to the Tutsi community.
Rwanda: How the genocide happened Somepeople were killed in Rwanda's genocide in just days Between April and Junean estimatedRwandans were killed in the space of .Download