A brief overview of history of conflicts is necessary for those who are not familiar with the Rwandan crises


On 1st October, 1990 the Rwandan Tutsi exiles who had occupied high command posts in the Ugandan army, mixed with the Ugandan army troops invaded Rwanda under the name of RPF with the pretext of liberating Rwandans especially Tutsis whom they had said to be curbed to repatriate in their home country, but it was a wrong cause because Tutsis, Hutus and Twas in Rwanda were harmoniously co-existing except these RPF Tutsi extremists who were/are roots of the tyrannical Tutsi kingdom (monarchy) which took an end by the 1959 Rwandan revolution during which a republic was established and later has brought Rwanda to the independence (end of colonialism) in 1962.

We recall that the Tutsi feudal monarchy (kingdom) cruelly ruled Rwandan for over 400 years and had made Hutus slaves after invading their kingdoms and killing their kings. The extremist Tutsis and partisans of monarchy who had not welcomed that people’s revolution of 1959 fled Rwanda and constantly after, they tried to bring back their kingdom by instigating rebellion wars and terrorism in 1960s against the emerging Republic but they were defeated at each attempt. During that period, these infiltrators (rebels) had called themselves INYENZI (the name of fighters related to one of the troops of Tutsi kingdom which means locally Ingangurarugo who has committed himself to bravery. Note that this name is homonym to INYENZI which means cockroach in Kinyarwanda). When RPF invaded Rwanda in the 1990s, they were called INYENZI NKOTANYI which connote that INYENZI reflecting to the troops of the extremist elite Tutsis of monarchy who fought in the 1960s. But because of craftiness of RPF Inkotanyi and interests that led to the genocide in conquering the region hence remaking deliberately the Hutus back to slavery, this nickname (INKOTANYI) was/is used to prejudice, incriminate, humiliate and curb all Hutus that they dehumanized Tutsis recalling them cockroaches (INYENZI) in 1990s. Even though some Hutu of the then regime of President Habyalimana Juvenal used that nickname in negative way (as cockroaches) but the prejudice of all Rwandan Hutus was/is not justified, so that generalization is too absurd, wrong and definitely unacceptable.

Since the invasion, the RPF Tutsi extremists exterminated Hutus wherever they conquered which was the main goal of their invasion.

In 1993, RPF rebels (invaders) signed the peaceful agreement and power sharing with the then ruling government in Rwanda which showed up before the world community that the war led by the RPF against Rwandan people had to end. But RPF army have never ceased to exterminate The Rwandan Hutu and Twa people as well as some interior Tutsis that were accused for having refused to join RPF in the bush. As a result, they were considered by RPF as traitors and thus they had to be massacred with Hutus. The peaceful agreements and power sharing deal has become for RPF an opportunity for its infiltration into all bodies of the then government of Habyarimana, Interahamwe militia and other youth of political organizations, hence massacring more Hutus in the areas it had occupied. The then government of Rwanda accepted the transition government while waiting the democratic elections but unfortunately due to insatiable hunger for power, RPF planned the murder of the then president of Rwanda. On 6th April, 1994 Kagame Paul assassinated President Habyarimana Juvenal and his counterpart of Burundi President Ntaryamira Cyprien (double assassination) which triggered the Rwandan genocide in 1994.