interahamwe interahamwe

Definition(s):

  • (n) a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again

Usage(s):

  1. Among these fugitives were members of the ousted Rwandan army and the interahamwe death squads who had earlier carried out genocide against some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus.
  2. Among these fugitives were members of the ousted Rwandan army and the interahamwe death squads who had earlier carried out genocide against some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

News

  • Rwanda genocide victims, killers take the stage during flame tour

    Rubavu (Rwanda) (AFP) - Innocent Kabanda remembers only too well the day when the extremist Hutu Interahamwe rolled in, on April 7, 1994, when the genocide of Rwanda's Tutsis had just begun. I never saw them again," said Kabanda, now 33, speaking at a commemorative event ahead of the 20th anniversary of the genocide. The Interahamwe -- fired up on Hutu Power ideology and determined to crush the ...
    on February 23, 2014     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "These ex-Interahamwe have been looting, maiming, raping, killing the Congolese people in the hope that they will gather enough strength to come to Rwanda and finish a genocide they were unable to finish in 1994," Charles Murigande told the...
    on Aug 15, 2007 By: Charles Murigande Source: BBC News

  2. "I am not aware of such programme. I have no any information regarding the training of Interahamwe," said genocide-convict Bagosora when testifying as defence witness for former Secretary General of MRND, Joseph Nzirorera.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Theoneste Bagosora Source: Hirondelle

  3. "The main link is the presence of interahamwe in eastern Congo and beyond in that county," Kagame told reporters at a news conference in Kigali on Monday, saying that Rwanda has been "accused falsely" of involvement in the DRC.
    on Sep 10, 2007 By: Paul Kagame Source: Independent Online

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