Episode 137: Genocide, Leadership and Reconciliation
On today's episode, Steve talks about his recent trip to Rwanda. In April 1994, a terrible tragedy took place in the country. The events resulted from colonial powers dividing the nation into groups. Two of them were the Hutus and the Tutsis. These two groups not only became factions, but vied for power. Whenever either group was in power it defamed the other. When the Hutus took power they described the Tutsis as a bad group for the country. At the time there were individuals that were enemies of the state and bad for the country. These individuals were not the Tutsis. This was the kind of the lying that took place. As the narrative grew, it started classifying among the majority and launched a publicity campaign. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.