The nightmare in Rwanda
- By: Ingrid Gasarasi
Rwanda was a peaceful country in the heart of Africa. It had a good climate and was known as “the ever green country.” Neighbours were friendly and interethnic marriages were on the increase. Three ethnic groups occupy the densely populated country. The Hutus greatly outnumber the Tutsis and the Twa. It was the Hutus and the Tutsis who were involved in the war that started in late 1990.
When the war started in the north east of Rwanda no one believed what was happening, and other parts of the country were not affected very much. Everybody hoped for peace, but by 1994 the war got worse and the whole country was affected.
The war destroyed many infrastructures and the main university, which includes the medical school in Butare in the south, was badly affected. It was closed for the academic year in 1990-1. Fortunately, it reopened the following year when