Armed villagers attack neighbouring Batwa community in southern Rwanda

During the night of June 27, 2018, a Batwa neighborhood in the southern province of Rwanda was ambushed by a neighboring town, leaving one dead and fifteen injured. A group of armed villagers, who are reported to be ethnically majority Hutu, attacked the largely impoverished Batwa households, injuring elders and sending seven to the hospital. […]

An Off-the-Record Genocide

On April 27, 2017, a hapless cow wandered off-course during a seasonal cattle drive in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and ended up over the campfire of some Indigenous hunters. The traditional lands of these groups (Batwa and related groups) are routinely trampled by cattle, cut for old-growth timber, or grabbed for mineral resources […]

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