A Critique on the 1994 Rwanda Genocide

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Critique/ Discussion
Despite receiving considerable among of funds and international attention since the genocide in 1994 Rwanda is having a bad experience of political governance. According to a report by the World Bank, around 10 percent of the population which is more than 850,000 people was killed during the deadly conflicts and about 3 million escaped to neighboring countries. Thousands of children were left with the responsibility of caring for more than 90,000 households, which left a large number of widow and orphans (Peyntjens 2010). Also, thousands cases of extensive rape which led to HIV/AIDS and spread these daises throughout the country. Furthermore, there hundred and thousands victims suffering trauma of rape and violent acts and they were died after months of being in trauma and some even killed themselves. On the other hand, Rwanda can still feel the bad economic effects of those deadly conflicts (Panic 2010).

This paper described the seizure of power and the merging of hegemony by a particular group of Rwandans who came from abroad. Their social base was, and remains, very narrow till the end. The brutal regime used certain strategies through repression, terror, and extreme violence elimination of countervailing voices, both political and social to achieve their goals. The government used excessive military as a force and mechanism of transformation both domestically and in the region. As a result, it turned this small and poor country into a
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