A moral imperative to REVOLT
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Tensions between the Hutu and Tutsi communities are running high, however, because of the extension of the UN peace-keeping mandate in Rwanda. Both Tutsi and Hutu were migratory Bantu groups establishing themselves in Rwanda over a half century period, 1000–1500 AD. Rwanda became a powerfully centralised and militaristic state that was also ‘characterized by an increasing socio-economic and political divide that favoured the Tutsi over the Hutu identity.’ Under the effects of colonisation, which introduced coffee plantation, Rwanda’s economy, by the time of independence in 1962, had become heavily reliant on its coffee crops that were produced by Hutu smallholders. A first evidence is just how much, from colonisation onwards, the Rwandan ecology is outside of the just and safe place for humanity. In the face of the terrible genocide of 1994 and the gross neglect of the Tutsi by outside forces, there are stories of acts of humanity in Hotel Rwanda.