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The Civil Wars of Rwanda

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This page contains links to websites dealing with Rwanda's civil wars, all of which involve the ongoing ethnic conflict between the majority Hutu and the minority Tutsi. The bloody warfare between these two groups spilled over into the neighboring Congo in 1998 and helped ignite the regional war centered in that country.

More links and content to be added in the future.

Rwandan Civil Wars


A LESSON UNLEARNED: THE UNJUST REVOLUTION IN RWANDA, 1959-1961--Essay on independent Rwanda's first war.




Rwanda: Accountability for War Crimes and Genocide: A Report on a United States Institute of Peace Conference

Preventing Genocide: How the Early Use of Force Might Have Succeeded in Rwanda

1994 Civil War and Genocide

U.S. Committee on Refugees: Rwanda



Rwandan Liberation Army 

Rwanda's Orphans of War

Rwanda's Intervention in Zaire/Congo (1997)

Congo War

Congo-Ituri Conflict

Rwanda's Intervention in Zaire/Congo (1998-Present)

Africa's Seven-Nation War

Rwanda-Uganda War (2000)


Uganda and Rwanda: Friends or Enemies?--Very good background on the relationship between these two nations.

Uganda-Rwanda war; beyond ego and gold (Part III)

Please cite this source when appropriate:

Lee, R. "The History Guy: The Civil Wars of Rwanda" 

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