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

  • 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.
  • The hate campaign did its job; relief workers and refugees agree that much of the most vicious killing was done not by the army but by Hutu death squads, called the interahamwe .
  • 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 & Articles

  • 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 ...
    Feb. 23, 2014 - AFP via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Charles Murigande in BBC News
    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...
  • Theoneste Bagosora in Hirondelle
    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.
  • Paul Kagame in Independent Online
    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.

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