Friday, July 1, 2022
Rwanda and Burundi were colonized by Belgium who pitted the largest tribes (the Tutsi and Hutu) against each other to maintain control. The independence movement resulted in decolonizing both territories and separating them into two separate countries. Independence from Belgium happened in 1962. The animosity between the Tutsi and Hutu remain.
Forsaken Cries: The Story of Rwanda by the Video Project of Facing History and Ourselves