Rwanda and the Guerrilla Negotiator

Rwanda and the Guerrilla Negotiator

  • Submitted By: auranice
  • Date Submitted: 11/11/2008 6:34 AM
  • Category: English
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I decided to surf the internet in search of inspiration, and I found it on the mediate.com website. Robert Benjamin's article "Hotel Rwanda and the Guerrilla Negotiator" definitely caught my eye…particularly since I had checked the DVD out from the library last Friday but hadn't yet watched it. Benjamin's article piqued my interest enough to do some additional research on Rwanda, and passion was born.

While a colony of Belgium, Rwanda was separated into two tribal groups which many say was based on physical characteristics such as the wideness of the nose: the common Tutsi (majority), and the upper-class Hutu (minority). For many years, the Tutsis were powerful and mistreated the Hutus. In 1962, Rwanda gained its independence from Belgium, the power shifted to the Hutus, many of whom wanted to exact their revenge on the enemy Tutsis.

I decided to surf the internet in search of inspiration, and I found it on the mediate.com website. Robert Benjamin's article "Hotel Rwanda and the Guerrilla Negotiator" definitely caught my eye…particularly since I had checked the DVD out from the library last Friday but hadn't yet watched it. Benjamin's article piqued my interest enough to do some additional research on Rwanda, and passion was born.

While a colony of Belgium, Rwanda was separated into two tribal groups which many say was based on physical characteristics such as the wideness of the nose: the common Tutsi (majority), and the upper-class Hutu (minority). For many years, the Tutsis were powerful and mistreated the Hutus. In 1962, Rwanda gained its independence from Belgium, the power shifted to the Hutus, many of whom wanted to exact their revenge on the enemy Tutsis.

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