Timeline of Rwandan History and the Genocide. Murambi Genocide Memorial Site. Background Info . Rwanda is a small country in central Africa, about the size of the state of Maryland Rwanda is populated by two major ethnic groups, the Hutus and the Tutsis
Murambi Genocide Memorial Site
The Treaty of Versailles - after WWI, the treaty created Rwanda controlled by Belgium. The Belgians put the Tutsis in control of the country.
Belgians introduce ethnic identity cards for Hutus and Tutsis
Hutus rebel against Belgians and Tutsis.
Translation for the political cartoon below:"What does it say?""Someone's killed Habyaramina."Radio: We demand that our Hutu brothers do not let these crimes go unpunished. Raise yourselves, our brothers. Raise yourselves and work! Affute your tools and raise your clubs! It's time to eradiate the cancer race. Look for them everywhere..."