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In 1994, Rwanda's population of 7 million was composed of three ethnic groups: Hutu (approximately 85%), Tutsi (14%) and Twa (1%). Between April and July 1994, at least 500,000 Tutsi were killed when a Hutu extremist-led government launched a plan to murder the country's entire Tutsi minority and any others who opposed the government's policies.

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In 1994, Rwanda's population of 7 million was composed of three ethnic groups: Hutu (approximately 85%), Tutsi (14%) and Twa (1%). Between April and July 1994, at least 500,000 Tutsi were killed when a Hutu extremist-led government launched a plan to murder the country's entire Tutsi minority and any others who opposed the government's policies.

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