A Hutu informant discovered a weapon cache and a premeditated plan to massacre the Tutsi people. Despite being reported to Romeo Dallaire and a fax in turn being sent to Security Council. No action was taken to prevent this tragedy.
April, 1994 - July, 1994
Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana is killed
April 6, 1994
The president's plane is shot down an unknown group of terrorists, this is the official start of the Rwanda genocide.
Hutu extremists massacre political opponents
April 7, 1994
April 9, 1994
A massacre in a church perpetuated by Hutu's mark the start of a purging.
Massacre at the Nyarubuye Roman Catholic Church
April 15, 1994
Thousands are killed in Nyarubuye Roman Catholic Church with grenades and guns
April 18, 1994
An estimated 12,000 Tutsis are killed after sheltering at the Gatwaro stadium in Gitesi. Another 50,000 are killed in the hills of Bisesero.
Paniced immigration to Tanzania
April 28, 1994
An expected 250,000 tutsi flee to Tanzania which make up an eight of the entire Tutsi population prior to the genocide
The RPF take control of the presidential palace
May 23, 1994
July 13, 1994
Approximately one million people, mostly Hutu, begin fleeing to the Democratic Republic of Congo
RPF gain control on the country
July 20, 1994
A century of hatred between two ethnic groups accumulated in bloodshed that lasted for a 100 days. It would take two decades for the country to recover however a shadow will remain until many more years pass.