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Genocide has been seen as one of the worst moral crimes in the world. The history of Rwanda, the environmental, cultural, and political and the role of the media contributed to the mass killings of the Rwandan population. Genocide is an organized crime and need many hands behinds its operation. The 1994 Rwandan massacre which happened in a span of a hundred days where about eight hundred thousand Tutsis were murdered this number adds up to approximately ten percent of the entire Rwandese population.

The ethnic rivalry that existed in Rwanda before the genocide between the majority who are the Hutus and the minority as the Tutsi was evident since the colonial times. Traditionally, the Hutus were farmers while the Tutsis were herdsmen. However, the distinction between the two tribes not very clear since they are hard to distinguish as their culture and language is the same. There has occurred intermarriages between the two ethnic tribes and this also made them hard to distinguish.

They lived side by side but invisible hand has forced for the genocide. After independence of Rwanda in nineteen sixty two, the Hutus took leadership position in which the Tutsis suffered in return. There occurred provincial factions and things were getting out of hand for Hutu. The economy deteriorated under their leadership of President Juvenal Habyarimana. This sparked negotiations and a peace treaty was signed in 1993. This did not help the situation and in nineteen ninety four, Juvenal Habyarimana's plane mysterious shooting and his eventual assassination worsened the already tensed situation into a catastrophe. Even the plane crash was also blamed on Tutsi's. killed opposition leaders initiated the killings of Tutsis As a result, mass killings occurred in Rwanda under the aid of politicians, the military and prominent people. Which had benefited the...