ROOTS OF GENOCIDE

WHY HUTU AND TUTSI CANNOT LIVE IN PEACE

Images of women and children with their heads split open, of babies stacked in heaps, of limp corpses sprawled in doorways have become almost routine in this part of the world in the past two years. The July 20 massacre of 330 Tutsi civilians in Burundi and subsequent Tutsi-led army coup are just the latest turns in a horrifying spiral of violence that has engulfed Rwanda, Burundi and eastern Zaire in a conflict that often seems to defy explanation. Yet, like most wars, the struggle between Hutu and Tutsi is the product of unique influences that beat in the heart of...

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