Essay on rwandan genocide

Submitted By Ben-Bortoli
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The Interahamwe is a Hutu paramilitary organization. The militia enjoyed the backing of the Hutu-led government leading up to, during, and after the Rwandan Genocide. The name Interahamwe can be translated as "Those who work together" or "Those who fight together".

Robert Kajuga, a Tutsi that was unusual for this group to have a Tutsi member, was the President of the Interahamwe. The Vice President of Interahamwe was Georges Rutaganda. The Interahamwe was formed by groups of young people of the MRND party. They carried out the Rwandan Genocide acts against the Tutsis in 1994.

The Interahamwe formed RTLM, the genocidal radio station that was used to broadcast where the Tutsis were fleeing.

Following the invasion of the Rwandan capital Kigali by the Tutsi Rwandese Patriotic Front, many Rwandan civilians and members of the Interahamwe fled to neighboring countries, most notably to what at the time was Zaire, now Democratic Republic of Congo, and Tanzania. Sudan welcomed former Interahamwe to Juba.

in March 1998 Colonel Tharcisse Renzaho, the former prefect of Kigali, and Colonel Ntiwiragabo, the former Rwandan Presidential Guard commander, arrived in Juba from Nairobi to organize them. It has been nearly impossible to bring the Interahamwe to justice because they did not wear uniforms or have a clearly organized group of followers. They were the neighbors, friends and co-workers of Tutsis.

Throughout the war, members of the Interahamwe moved into camps of refugees and the internally displaced. There the victims were mixed in with the enemy and to this day it cannot be proven who killed whom.

The play Macbeth is similar to the leadership present in the Rwandan genocide in the respects that Macbeth and lady Macbeth lead something similar to the mass murder that took place in Rwanda with their taking part in the murder of multiple people connected with the royal…