Path to a
'Final Solution'

Over 700,000 Tutsis were exiled from our country between 1959-1973 as a result of the ethnic cleansing encouraged by the Belgian colonialists. The refugees were prevented from returning, despite many peaceful efforts to do so. Some then joined the Rwandan Patriotic Front
(RPF)who,on 1 October 1990,invaded Rwanda. Civil war followed,which resulted in the internal displacement of Rwandans,many of whom were held in internal refugees camps by the government of Rwanda.

Times were tense.