Even more conflict occurred in Rwanda because of European boundary drawing. The Rwanda population is made up of 85% Hutus and 15% Tutsis. Beginning in 1918, Rwanda came under the control of Belgium. The Belgians preferred the Tutsi minority to the Hutu majority. Many years of oppression by the Tutsis led to serious resentment between the two groups.
RENEW: Bank of Kigali share trade on Rwanda Stock Exchange. Pierre Celestin Rwabukumba, Coordinator of the Rwanda Stock Exchange, talks to traders at the launch of the Bank of Kigali IPO at the Serena Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda. From kigaliwire.com Photographer: Graham Holliday Some Rights Reserved
While addressing a rally pre elections (date) Tapas Pal made statements instigating violence against women. He threatened rape. "If any CPM [Communist Party of India - Marxist] man is present here, listen to me. If you ever touch any Trinamool Congress worker or their families, you have to pay for this.If any rival touches any Trinamool woman, father or child, then I will ruin their generations. I will let loose my boys, they will commit rape. Yes, they will commit rape," the MP warned.
March 28, 1979 - In the British House of Commons, sitting PM James Callaghan loses a vote of no confidence by one vote, precipitating a general election. The 1979 general election held on May 3 was a smashing conservative victory and the first in a consecutive row of four. Margaret Thatcher became the UK's first female PM, leading a 44 seat majority in the House of Commons. Her leadership left no one unspoken and changed the course and position of the UK forever. #history #thatcher #uk
#Kwibuka20 Hi Excellency President Paul Kagame attributed Rwanda’s progress to a common quest for human dignity: “Human dignity and aspirations are the same for every human being. In Rwanda, we sank so low, we couldn’t go any lower. Our only choice was to move up. We look back and say we deserve better and we can do better.” (Saddleback Church, Rick Warren)