Contextual map of Rwanda. Rwanda is located in East Central Africa, nestled between Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Where does the Word Genocide Come From?. Geno- cide. Cide- From the Latin word Cida, which means to kill.
Rwanda is located in East Central Africa, nestled between Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Cide- From the Latin word Cida, which means to kill.
Geno- from the Greek word Genos, which means birth, race of a similar kind, tribe, family
“Any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such:
The Hutu and Tutsi are two peoples who share a common past. When Rwanda was first settled, the people who lived there raised cattle. Soon, the people who owned the most cattle were called "Tutsi" and everyone else was called "Hutu." At this time, a person could easily change categories through marriage or cattle acquisition. It wasn't until Europeans came to colonize the area that the terms "Tutsi" and "Hutu" took on a racial role.
Rwandan genocidal leaders are on trial at the International Criminal
Tribunal for Rwanda, in the Rwandan National Court system, and,
most recently, through the informal Gacaca village justice program.
Rwanda today struggles to heal and rebuild, and shows signs of rapid development.
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