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Comparing Rwanda and Burundi

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Title

Comparing Rwanda and Burundi

Subject

Burundi.
Rwanda.
Genocide.

Description

Oral history video clip featuring Apollinaire Ndayizeye, a survivor of the Burundi Genocide. This video was originally produced by Media Entertainment, Inc., for the 2000 documentary The Genocide Factor.

Creator

Media Entertainment, Inc.

Source

Genocide Factor Collection, Oral History Program, Tampa Library,
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Publisher

Tampa, Fla. : University of South Florida Tampa Library.

Date

1999-08-06

Contributor

Ndayizeye, Apollinaire

Relation

G36-00038
Tape number: 4049B

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Coverage

Burundi.
Rwanda.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Kennedy, Michael

Interviewee

Ndayizeye, Apollinaire

Transcription

Okay. The other reason that I should mention that would make those Hutu extremists of Burundi kill their neighbors is the situation in the neighboring Rwanda. The history of Burundi and Rwanda are linked. And back in 1959, Rwanda operated what was then called social revolution. That social revolution consisted of almost killing Tutsis, which were accused of being of feudal—feudal era. And from then was established a totally uncontrolled Hutu ruling system. From then, the neighboring Burundi has been trying—ever since, they have been trying to do the same thing as the neighboring Rwanda, which was of course ruled by only Hutus, and there have been many attempts in order to do the same thing in Burundi. Those attempts, the most attempts that I would mention, have been in 1965, 1971, 1988, 1991, and finally 1993, when they were definitely at power, but through elections, so-called democratic process. But like I told you, that democratic process was biased, as the campaign was fought on hatred basis, based on ethnicity. The other thing that I should mention maybe is that those ministers who called for a total cleansing, a total massacre of Hutus, most of them were in Rwanda. They would broadcast from the national radio of Rwanda and the RTLM, the infamous RTLM, which were used in the 1994 Rwandese genocide.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

3:05

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “Comparing Rwanda and Burundi,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed November 19, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/623.