BURUNDI: Double Genocide

The civil war in the tiny central African republic of Burundi ended more than a month ago; but the systematic murder of the Hutu tribesmen, who account for 85% of the country's 4,000,000 people, continues. In a sense, it is double genocide: the approximately 2,000 Hutu rebels who briefly proclaimed an independent republic a month ago had set out to murder their overlords of the Tutsi tribe. The Tutsi-dominated army quickly put down the revolt (TIME, May 22). Ever since, it has been attempting to destroy the Hutu to such an extent that they may never rise again. "The...

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