A 100 day genocide that killed over 800,000 people took place in what African country between the ethnic Hutu and minority Tutsi people?
About 85% of Rwandans are Hutus but the Tutsi minority has long dominated the country. A power struggle between Hutus and Tutsis existed before the genocide. Hutu president Juvenal Habyarimana's plane was shot down and everyone was killed on board in 1994. The Hutu's blamed a minority rebel group of Tutsis in Rwanda. This ignited the genocide. The US did not intervene in this conflict after its experience in Somalia. The US and the UN were criticized for their limited involvement with this situation as a human rights crisis.
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