Crisis in Rwanda

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In 1994, the world stood by again as another genocide exploded in Africa. For 100 blood-soaked days, Rwanda's Hutu majority systematically slaughtered 800,000 minority Tutsis. Tutsi men, women and children were literally hacked to death with machetes and piled into the roads.

Despite worldwide intelligence about this large-scale massacre, virtually all developed nations, including the United States, failed to intervene.
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