Juvénal Habyarimana

Habyarimana with its attendance in the United States, 1980

Juvénal Habyarimana (* 8. March 1937; † 6. April 1994 with Kigali) was from 1973 to its death a president of Rwanda.

As a Secretary of Defense he fell to 5. July 1973 its cousin Grégoire Kayibanda. During its 20-year old dictatorship it favoured the ethnical group of the Hutus, to which it belonged. It supported besides the hat around honouringness in the neighbour state Burundi against the Tutsi - government. He was leader of the party Mouvement Républicain national one pour la Démocratie et le Développement. Into the early 1990er years began a rebellion against the Rwandese government, when rebels of the RPF dominated of the Tutsis crossed the border from Uganda. On the other hand radical Hutu extremists were formed against Juvénal Habyarimana.

Juvénal Habyarimana was married with Agathe Habyarimana, whose applied more influential , for Akazu (“small house”) mentioned , Klan many until 1994 than actual center of power of Rwanda.

Habyarimana was killed together with its colleague of Burundi Cyprien Ntaryamira with an aircraft crash. There were reproaches, which had let shoot later president Paul Kagame (RPF) the airplane. Immediately after Habyarimanas death Hutu a systematic genocide at the Tutsi and moderate Hutu began. In the process this, late genocide in Rwanda of genocide specified at least 800,000 humans were killed.


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