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The Rwanda crisis : history of a genocide
Prunier, Gerard.
Adult Nonfiction DT450.435.P78 1995

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ContentsPage
Foreward Map of Rwanda
1 - Rwandese Society and the Colonial Impact: The Making of a Cultural Mythology (1894-1959
The physical setting The Tutsi, the Hutu and the Abazungu Myths and realities of pre-colonial Rwandese society
Rwandese society
The dynamics of Rwandese history The colonial impact
the Germans
The Belgians
The 'Rwandese ideology'
2 - The Hutu Republic (1959-1990)
The 1959 muyaga and its consequences
The Kayibanda years (1961-1973)
The refugee problem
The question of numbers
Life in the diaspora
The Ugandan factor The Habyarimana regime
The good years
The atmosphere of the regime
The crisis
The RPF prepares for war
3 - Civil War and Foreign Intervention (October 1990-July 1991)
The RPF strike and the first days of fighting
Foreign intervention
Settling down into a war culture
The reorganisation of the RDF
The advent of multiparty politics
4 - Slouching towards Democracy (July 1991-June 1992)
The problems of democratisation
War and violence as parts of the political process
The new multiparty cabinet and the opening of peace negotiations
Hardlines, democrats and warriors in the Hutu/Tutsi context
5 - The Arusha Peace Marathon (June 1992-August 1993)
The economic situation
Peace and its enemies
Negotiations feed the rise of extremism
The February war and its aftermath
Peace through exhaustion
6 - Chronicle of a massacre foretold (4 August 1993-6 April 1994)
Waiting for UNAMIR Ndadaye's murder: the shock and its exploitation
Hanging on to the cliff's edge
7 - Genocide and renewed war (6 April-14 June 1994)
The enigma of President Habyarimana's death
The second week of April 1994
The Genocide
Who were the organisers?
Who were the killers?
Who were the victims?
Were there any bystanders?
Patterns of killing
The horrors
Complexities of the situation
Unknown heroes
How long did it last?
How many were killed?
The refugees The war From the outside looking in
8 - 'Operation Turquoise' and Gotterdammerung in Central Africa (14 June-21August 1994)
Deciding and preparing for the intervention (14-23 June)
From the intervention to the fall of Kigali (23 June-4 July)
The fall of the northwest and the refugee explosion (4-19 July)
The new government and the cholera apocalypse (19 July-1 August)
'Turquoise is going away, the problems remain' (1-21 August)
9 - Aftermath or new beginning? (22 August-31 December 1994)
The new refugee problem
Reconstruction and internal insecurity
What sort of political structure?
The attitude of the international community
Towards a provisional conclusion
Bibliography
Glossary
Abbreviations


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