Rwanda: Tutsis passing themselves as Hutus during the genocide

Why did the Hutus overthrow the Tutsis?

Class Warfare. Generally, the Hutu-Tutsi strife stems from class warfare, with the Tutsis perceived to have greater wealth and social status (as well as favoring cattle ranching over what is seen as the lower-class farming of the Hutus).

How did Hutu Tutsi end?

Two new countries emerged in 1962 — Rwanda, dominated by the Hutus, and Burundi by the Tutsis — and the ethnic fighting flared on and off in the following decades. It exploded in 1994 with the civil war in Rwanda in which hundreds of thousands of Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed.

What influenced the Rwanda genocide?

Influenced by European ideas about race and the peopling of Africa, Rwandans came to accept a distorted version of history.

How did the Rwandan genocide affect Rwanda?

After the genocide ended in July 1994, Rwanda was a devastated country. Its basic infrastructure was destroyed, millions of people were displaced, and many surviving Tutsis had lost their families. Many women suffered the consequences of rape and sexual violence.