Ethnicity cannot be mentioned publicly, other than speaking of the “Tutsi genocide.”
The memorial bones are Tutsi bones, yet those who look upon them are summoned to face the future as one nation.
More recently, Hutus began macheteing their Tutsi neighbors one day after the president of Rwanda was killed.
The leader of the Tutsi militia, Laurent Nkumba, was arrested in Rwanda in January 2009, so Goma was peaceful while we were there.
Pursued for being a Tutsi, she took refuge with three different families, who hid her in the capital of Kigali.
The 1994 Rwandan government attempted to eliminate en masse the Tutsi population.
They cannot mention the Tutsi atrocities in neighbouring Burundi, or the RPF invasions that contributed to civil war.
Exactly 20 years ago, the sitting government in Rwanda commenced a genocide against minority Tutsi and moderate Hutu populations.
They are not permitted to speak of that period of colonial history when they were ruled as a servile caste by a Tutsi elite.
The ethnic categories of Hutu and Tutsi that fuelled division and ultimately genocide have been banned.