1959 in Ruanda-Urundi

The following lists events that happened during 1959 in Ruanda-Urundi.

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1959
in
Ruanda-Urundi

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EventsEdit

NovemberEdit

  • November 1 – Violence between the Hutu and Tutsi people was triggered by an attack upon Hutu activist Dominique Mbonyumutwa. Over the next two weeks 300 people, mostly Tutsi, were killed, in what was known as the wind of destruction.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gérard Prunier, The Rwanda Crisis: History of a Genocide (Columbia University Press, 1997), pp48–49