Rwandan Genocide (1994)

Rwanda Massacre Image Ownership: Public Domain Beginning on April 7, 1994 and lasting until mid-July of the same year, the Rwandan Genocide was the government-mandated killing of Tutsis and Hutu political moderates.  Having commenced in the capital city of Kigali, the violence spread rapidly throughout … Read MoreRwandan Genocide (1994)

Bahutu Manifesto (1957)

Map of Rwanda Image Ownership: Public Domain The Bahutu Manifesto, drafted by nine Rwandan Hutu intellectuals in 1957, was a political document that called for Hutu ethnic and political solidarity, as well as the political disfranchisement of the Tutsi people.  It served as the political … Read MoreBahutu Manifesto (1957)

Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970)

Biafran Casualty in the Nigerian Civil War Image Ownership: Public Domain The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Nigerian-Biafran War, was a three-year, bloody conflict with a death toll numbering more than one million people.  Having commenced seven years after Nigeria gained independence from … Read MoreNigerian Civil War (1967-1970)

Black Loyalists Exodus to Nova Scotia (1783)

Drawing of Black Loyalists in Nova Scotia Image Courtesy of History Collection, Nova Scotia Museum The Black Loyalists were the approximately 3,000 African American supporters of the British during the American Revolution who were repatriated to British Canada at the end of the conflict.   Most … Read MoreBlack Loyalists Exodus to Nova Scotia (1783)

Mau Mau (1952-1960)

Mau Mau Suspects Image Ownership: Public Domain The Mau Mau Uprising, a revolt against colonial rule in Kenya, lasted from 1952 through 1960 and helped to hasten Kenya’s independence. Issues like the expulsion of Kikuyu tenants from settler farms, loss of land to white settlers, … Read MoreMau Mau (1952-1960)