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Those placed into the Tutsi group were said to have converted to Catholicism much easier than the others. The Europeans favored them for this even though the Rwandan population were primarily all of the same race. Hutus on the left can be seen in masses as the majority population. The smaller minority of Tutsi elites enabled the Germans and Belgians to maintain control over them much more efficiently.

Those placed into the Tutsi group were said to have converted to Catholicism much easier than the others. The Europeans favored them for this even though the Rwandan population were primarily all of the same race. Hutus on the left can be seen in masses as the majority population. The smaller minority of Tutsi elites enabled the Germans and Belgians to maintain control over them much more efficiently.

King Musinga and the royal family, Rwanda Photographer unknown c. 1910, silver gelatin print

King Musinga and the royal family, Rwanda Photographer unknown c.

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Is a traditional engagement which the boy accompanied by his family brings the cow in the parents of his future bride to ask the hand the girl's parents when the accepted so he can mary her

Rwandan artist and drummer Pacifique Niyosenga is visiting

It's an existence Niyonsenga is very familiar with, because he was homeless and lived on the streets in Rwanda starting at the age of six

Rwandan Dancer

A drawing of a dancer I did in preparation for a bathroom sign in Bourbon Coffee, a Rwandan coffee shop in Washington DC.

1994 – Rwandan Genocide: Massacres of Tutsis begin in Kigali, Rwanda.  Paul Rusesabagina Prisoners of the rwandan genocide Prudence Bushnell

1994 – Rwandan Genocide: Massacres of Tutsis begin in Kigali, Rwanda. Paul Rusesabagina Prisoners of the rwandan genocide Prudence Bushnell

Chinese Scientist Proves the First Inhabitants of China Were Black For many years Black historians and Afrocentrists have said that the first inhabitants of China were black Africans. Now they been proven to be correct!

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