The Rwanda Crisis, 1954-94 (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
288
Utgivningsdatum
1995-11-01
Förlag
C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
ISBN
9781850652434

The Rwanda Crisis, 1954-94

History of a Genocide

Inbunden,  Engelska, 1995-11-01
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This text analyzes the events leading up to genocidal conflicts in Rwanda during 1994 and discusses the country's prospects in their aftermath. In tracing the political machinations that preceded the genocide, the author argues that there was a carefully orchestrated plan which set the killings in motion. For Prunier, therefore, the Hutu-Tutsi conflict was not the result of "insatiable bloodlust and ancestral hatreds", but an act of political mass murder. Accordingly, he delineates the leading political actors and explains their role in events of 1991-1994. Although the main focus is on internal politics, the role of external forces is examined as well: for example, the role of the French government during 1990-1994 and in Operation Turquoise; the establishment and development of the Rwandese Patriotic Front in the context of Ugandan politics in the 1980s; and the part played by the international community, NGOs and aid agencies. Gerard Prunier is a French historian of Africa with first-hand experience of working in both Rwanda and Uganda. He has also acted as a consultant to various French governmental and non-governmental organizations and is well placed to unravel the international involvement in Rwanda.
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Innehållsförteckning

Rwandese society and the colonial impact - the making of a cultural mythology, 1894-1959; the Hutu Republic, 1959-1990; civil war and foreign intervention, October 1990-July 1991; slouching towards democracy, July 1991-June 1992; the Arusha peace marathon, June 1992-Aug 1993; chronicle of a massacre foretold, Aug 1993-April 1994; genocide and renewed war, April 6-June 14 1994; operation Turquoise and Gotterdammerung in Africa, June 14 1994-August 21 1994; aftermath or new beginning?, August 22-December 1994.